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Things to see and do

The beaches of Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta’s beaches include miles-long sandy expanses and smaller bays of jaw-dropping beauty, including a few with little or no development. Read on for the full rundown on 17 of these soft khaki stretches. ... Read more about The beaches of Ko Lanta .

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Mu Ko Lanta National Park
Southern tip of Ko Lanta.

The headquarters of Mu Ko Lanta National Park overlook Laem Tanod, a peninsular cliff of white rock topped by a lighthouse watching over one of the prettiest beaches on Ko Lanta. We think this popular day trip destination ranks among the most memorable viewpoints in Southern Thailand. ... Read more about Mu Ko Lanta National Park .

Other islands and boat trips

Boat trips from Ko Lanta go in four directions: southwest to Ko Haa and Ko Rok; south to Ko Muk and Ko Ngai; northwest to the Phi Phi islands; or east to a clutch of lesser-known islands closer to the mainland. ... Read more about Other islands and boat trips .

Watersports, yoga and other activities

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 ... Read more about Watersports, yoga and other activities .

Lanta Old Town
Southeast coast of Ko Lanta

Known as Baan Ko Lanta or Amphoe Gao among the Thais, most travellers refer to the island’s historic east-coast village simply as the Old Town. If you seek a taste of culture and heritage to go with fresh seafood and lovely views, a day trip or extended stay on Lanta’s sleepy east coast is a good ... Read more about Lanta Old Town .


Ko Lanta’s reputation as one of the leading scuba diving bases in Thailand’s Andaman Sea is built on two factors: easy access to a few of the region’s finest dive sites, and a strong selection of local dive ... Read more about Diving .

Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest
10 km north of the Old Town and eight km south of Saladan

The glossy green leaves and sinister-looking roots of mangrove trees line a maze of tranquil streams, rivers and inlets on Ko Lanta Yai’s northeast coast, not far from Ko Lanta Noi. Whether you stop in for a stroll, spend a few hours in a boat or settle into a floating homestay, the Thung Yee Pheng mangrove forest provides a worthwhile break from the beaches. ... Read more about Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest .

Caves and waterfalls on Ko Lanta

The south of Ko Lanta has a couple of caves and one small waterfall to check out if you feel like getting dirty. ... Read more about Caves and waterfalls on Ko Lanta .

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Where to next?

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

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