Im just winding down to the end of a 6 month trip. At the moment im staying on a muay thai camp, training every day. Im thinking about where to spend a week fterwards, before my flight.
I havent been to koh lanta before, so was thinking about that. I want something chilled, but still with at least something to do at night, somewhere to meet other backpackers etc.
Is koh lanta like that? Or is there absolutely no nightlife, and just full of families, like some people here have suggested?
Also, id like somewhere cheap!
#1 joe_leviente has been a member since 10/6/2011. Posts: 12
Koh Lanta sounds ideal. Its got everything you want. Plus you can get to the likes of Phi Phi for a day trip if you wish. the four Islands snorkel trip is amazing. some of the most beautiful islands i have seen in Thailand
I have been to Koh Lanta and I think it fits what you want. The places that tend to have more families are the resorts with private beaches towards the south of the island. The beaches nearer Ban Saladan have a good nightlife and the island is easy to navigate. You should be able to find a beach to have to yourself if you want some solitude. Have a great week!
We stayed at Top View Resort on Kantiang Bay, the nicest beach on the island. It was very reasonably priced, with several cheap (for an island) restaurants around. The nightlife is mostly limited to beach bars. If you're looking for something a bit wilder, you might want to head up to Saladan. The beach isn't as nice, and was littered with rubbish when we were there. I'm sure by now the resorts have swept the beach, but it still wouldn't compare to some of the beaches further south. It's not only for families, we went this past October and saw quite a mixed crowd. Enjoy!
#4 whardy has been a member since 14/11/2011. Posts: 66