Photo: The main road through town.

Ko Lanta is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Ko Lanta as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Ko Lanta’s different areas.

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If you don't mind being away from the beach, Lanta's old town has some interesting homestay-style accommodation. Down on the southeast coast in Sang Kha-U, you'll find one of Thailand's quirkier resorts.

Lanta Old Town

The Old Town boasts a few great-value guesthouses set in wooden heritage houses overlooking the sea.

Mango House Villas & Suites
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
45 Sriraya Rd, Old Town, Ko Lanta
T: (095) 014 0658

Blending seamlessly into the Old Town atmosphere, Mango House has a handful of very spacious seaside apartments with hammocks strung to huge roofed wooden decks overlooking the sea. At night the ocean gushes directly beneath the teakwood floors, which some find romantic but light sleepers might not be too keen on. Tastefully decorated with plants in ceramic vases, soft lanterns, axe pillows,... Read our full review of Mango House Villas & Suites.

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Backpacker - Under 600B
77 Moo 2, Sriraya Rd, Old Town, Ko Lanta

Set in another century-old teakwood house that stands on stilts over the sea, Sriraya hasn't been as lovingly decorated as The Old Times or Mango House but is nonetheless a charming spot. Our only complaint is that no staff were present when we stopped by, which also seemed to annoy two young guests who obligingly showed us the room they were staying in. It was simple but pleasantly cool, with... Read our full review of Sriraya Guest House.

The Old Times B&B
Backpacker - Under 600B
73 Moo 2, Sriraya Rd, Old Town, Ko Lanta
T: (092) 878 3718

Occupying two gorgeous century-old teakwood houses that sit on either side of the road in the heart of the village, The Old Times B&B masterfully captures the village's antiquarian charm while providing excellent service and accommodation to suit several budgets. Spacious, immaculate and very tastefully decorated, the most expensive air-con rooms are perched over the bay and have loads of... Read our full review of The Old Times B&B.

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Sang Kha-U

One of the quirkiest resorts we've ever seen is found just passed the Urak Lawoi village at the very southern end of the east-coast road and some four kilometres from the Old Town.

Lanta Sang Kha Ao Nature Resort & Spa
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
86 Moo 7, Sang Kha-U
T: (081) 443 3232

When you notice the blow-up zebra next to the swimming pool's neo-classical statues, you know you're in a strange place. This resort bills itself as the end of the road, as it's at Ko Lanta's southeastern-most point. It's also the end of the line for any sense of style. Sleeping arrangements go from Tarzan-style treehouses, to old boats that have been named after international cities and made... Read our full review of Lanta Sang Kha Ao Nature Resort & Spa.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Old Town? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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