Why Koh Lanta in Thailand should be on your bucket list

Vaibhavi Mane

October 29, 2021 | 399 Views |

This article will briefly take you through the reasons why the stunning Koh Lanta in Thailand is a must-be on your list of travel destinations.

Laced with gorgeous white sand beaches and lush hills, Koh Lanta is the perfect paradise if you are looking to spend some time in seclusion and away from places thronged by crowds. Koh Lanta is a cluster of 52 small islands and falls in the Krabi province of Thailand. Untouched by commercialization, it manages to let the travelers explore it at their leisure and gives them an authentic island experience. Located in the Andaman sea, it is nestled between the Phi Phi islands and the west coast of Thailand. The major port city is Ban Saladan which connects it to Phuket, Krabi, and Phi Phi via sea route.

Even though Koh Lanta isn’t commercialized, it has a load of fun activities for you to do and interesting places that you can visit. The beaches in Koh Lanta are something you have to see. There are four major beaches – Klong Dao, Long Beach, Kantiang Bay, and Klong Khong Beach, all four of which provide a laid-back vibe and are perfect for lazing in the afternoon. You can find budget as well as luxury hotels or even rent villas if you want to stay at the beachside. You can try out water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking to enliven your beach experience.

The most exquisite way to reach all of the smaller islands of Koh Lanta is by a speed boat or a longtail boat, which will take you around the four major islands. It is the most opted thing to do in Koh Lanta, and you also get to soak in the beauty of the oceans en route. If you are looking for adventure, Koh Lanta will not disappoint you. You can either take a hike at the Mu Koh Lanta National Park or a dip in the Khlong Chak Waterfall or explore the Lanta caves or do all of it, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time.

Koh Lanta also has breathtaking flora and fauna that will have you develop a new love for nature. With its verdant rainforests, coral reefs, and mangroves, it's a perfect retreat for a vacation amidst nature. One of the more fun ways to explore Koh Lanta from within is to rent a scooter and go around the town. Some cool places you can visit are the Koh Lanta Butterfly farm, Koh Lanta Animal Welfare Centre, and the Lanta Old Town, where you can experience the culture and heritage of Koh Lanta. Don’t forget to check out the restaurants, Thai spas, and shopping markets as well.

Koh Lanta is the perfect mixture of serene and spicy. It offers a plethora of exhilarating, adventurous activities to keep you on your toes throughout the vacation, but at the same time lets you relax and find tranquillity by taking you closer to nature than you can ever be. Koh Lanta’s culture and heritage, its sparkling clear waters and golden sandy beaches, its lush green forests, and pleasant weather will give you memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

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Vaibhavi Mane
Vaibhavi Mane
A 23-year-old with a pen in her hand and dreams in her subconscious, learning to be a better writer one day at a time.