Koh Lanta & Nearby Islands
Fancy an island getaway? How about five? Koh Lanta is an archipelago and is made up of more than 50 small islands within the area. These tiny slices of paradise don’t have many beaches, and with building and forestry forbidden, the islands have been preserved in all its lush, full beauty. If you’re as excited about this island-hopping getaway as we are, Trip Guru can’t wait to introduce you to Koh Lanta and the nearby islands.
With the rise of technology, travelling to the islands is very convenient—you can rent a private speed boat and visit the islands at your leisure. Once you’re on Ko Lanta, Ko Rok is a popular spot for first-time visitors. There, the twin limestone islands named Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Nai, seated on the edge of Thailand’s national boundary line. Ko Rok has beautiful tropical rain forests and a full square mile of fabulous coral reefs. Afterwards, you can also travel to Ko Phi Phi, often visited because it was featured in the movie ‘The Beach,’ and upon landing on the island, you can see why. Ko Phi Phi is divided into Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley. Resorts are plentiful and the horseshoe-shaped beaches are charming.
But if you’re not fond of living with the tourists, you can go exploring in one of the best dive sites in Thailand, the island of Hin Daeng. Dive down and witness the stunning world of soft coral, leopard sharks, whale sharks and the occasional manta ray. After witnessing beautiful walls of coral, hop on over to Ko Ngai for the secluded, romantic beaches. With only five resorts, this is an island that exudes privacy and luxury, and the flat island of Ko Kradan has been hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. No matter where you go, you will surely enjoy all that the islands have to offer.
Koh Lanta is accessible from the mainland by passenger ferry fromNovember – April, which is the most popular time to visit. If you visit during their off season and coming in from the airport, you can take a taxi to either Krabi Town or Ao Nang and stay for a night and then take a passenger ferry in the morning. Make sure to visit during the daytime to fully explore the islands.
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