Ko Lanta is an island district in Krabi Province on Thailand’s Andaman coast. Koh Lanta is a peaceful and beautiful island located by the Andaman Sea 70 kilometers, south of Krabi. Koh Lanta is partly a marine national park surrounded by over 50 smaller islands with beautiful nature scenery and tropical rainforests as well as magnificent beaches, long coral reefs, limestone cliffs and mangrove forests can be found here. A true paradise for Thailand holiday, where the temperature average is 30 degree Celsius and sunny weather all year round. There are many small isles around Koh Lanta perfect for snorkeling. Koh Rok is one of the best with a square mile of soft and hard coral plus pure white beaches. Koh Chuek, Koh Ngai and Koh Kradan are also well known of soft coral reefs with colorful fish and sea life.
Koh Lanta is located in between three major cities; Phuket, Krabi and Trang. There are ways of transportation at sea as well as major roads between the provinces around Koh Lanta island. Lanta itself is a long and thin island about 6 km wide wide and 35 km long. There is one main road which run around the island. The west coast holds the beautiful beaches and the east coast, facing the mainland, is rich of mangroves and tropical rain forests.
The choices are many when you want to explore Koh Lanta. You can rent a jeep or a motorbike and make your own sightseeing of this 30 km. long island in less than a day. Interesting sight are for example:
- Lanta Old Town
- Lanta National park
- the villages of the sea gypsies.
- Also you can join a sightseeing tour where a professional guide