Photo: Get out there and paddle.

Watersports, yoga and other activities

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Tired of all those beaches and islands? Well, we weren’t either, but Ko Lanta has plenty of other activities if you must leave your hammock. Below we dig into watersports, yoga, meditation, muay Thai, cooking classes and more.

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Watersports Kayak and SUP board rental is available for 300 to 500 baht per day on all major beaches, and Lanta does not disappoint those with a passion for paddling. Prime spots to get out on the water include the Thung Yee Pheng mangrove forest on the east coast; around Laem Koh Kwang to the northwest; Relax Bay south of Haad Phra Ae; and the far southern trio of bays starting with Ao Ba Kantiang. But there’s really no bad place to kayak because jetskiis are banned and other motorised traffic minimal given the length of Lanta’s coast. Rainy season does bring a few surfers out to the typically mild breaks off Ao Koh Kwang and Haad Khlong Dao.

Yoga and meditation One reputable spot is Oasis Yoga on Haad Khlong Dao, offering classes in flow, ashtanga, sunset stretch and yin along with a health bar and stylish midrange bungalows. The five-night retreats are quite popular.

Not relaxed enough? Try yoga. Photo taken in or around Watersports, yoga and other activities, Ko Lanta, Thailand by David Luekens.

Not relaxed enough? Try yoga. Photo: David Luekens

Other options include intermediate ashtanga with Thip at Yoga Home Ko Lanta, pregnancy yoga at Lanta Yoga, and daily yoga classes at these and several resorts including Sanctuary, Relax Bay, Sri Lanta and Nakara. Walk-in classes cost around 300 to 500 baht, with weekly and monthly rates available.

Ko Lanta’s International Buddhist Meditation Centre is signposted off the main west-coast road near Khlong Hin beach. No one was around when we went up there, but the breezy meditation room, set high up near a forest with a sea view, looked like a great place to sit. When in residence, an English-speaking Thai monk provides instruction in vipassana meditation, we were told. This is a functioning Buddhist temple—please wear ... Travelfish members only (Around 900 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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