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Ko Lanta
About Ko Lanta

If you love diving into the underwater world, Koh Lanta will not disappoint you.  Even you cannot dive, there are diving courses provided you.

Koh Lanta is an island and a district in Krabi province comprising of Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi with an island in the middle of the two islands.  Koh Lanta Noi is a place where the District Office of Lanta is located while most tourist attractions, accommodations, diving shops, banks, Internet cafes, rental motorcycles and souvenir shops are gathered in Koh Lanta Yai.  The national park office is also located in Koh Lanta Yai where visitors can walk through a nature trail of the green rain forests.  The white lighthouse is the outstanding building like a signature of Koh Lanta.

There are many interesting places to explore such as Aow Nui, Tanod Cape Viewpoint, Hat Kor Kwang, Hat Khlong Dawn, Hat Phra Ae, Tanod Cape, Baan Sriraya, Sea Gypsy House (Baan Sangka U)

Because of being remote from the mainland, Koh Lanta still keeps its beauty and richness of beaches, clear water, and amazing underwater world.  The beautiful diving points where you can see colorful coral reefs and fish are Hin Muang-Hin Daeang, Koh Rok, Koh Ha Yai.  Moreover, visitors can have a diving trip to four islands of Trang province that are Koh Ngai, Koh Chaek, Koh Kradan and Koh Muk.

How to go

One can take a bus from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal to both Krabi and Trang, the two closest locations for arranging transfer to Koh Lanta.

From Krabi there are a number of private tour companies that can arrange for mini-bus or boat travel to Koh Lanta that include fees for ferries and other transfers to your hotel on Koh Lanta. The journey takes between 1 and 2 hours.

From Trang, daily mini-buses depart at noon for Koh Lanta, a trip that takes approximately 2 ½ hours including a short vehicle ferry crossing.

From Phuket one must first take a bus from Phuket Town to Krabi Town, where mini-bus or boat transfer can either be pre-arranged or booked upon arrival.

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There is no airport in Koh Lanta, so those wishing to fly to Koh Lanta must fly to Krabi Airport and then take a car or mini-bus 70 km south to the island, including travel upon two short car ferries. There are numerous flights to Krabi from Bankok and various other airports around Thailand. Ground transport from Krabi airport to Koh Lanta is well established and timed to leave following air arrivals.

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