Ko Lanta consists of two adjacent islands:
Ko Lanta Yai and Ko Lanta Noi. Ko Lanta Yai is full of tourist facilities while Ko Lanta Noi is the location of the district office. Most of the beaches on Ko Lanta Yai lie in the west and offer a wide range of accommodation.
These beaches include Kho Kwang, Khlong Dao, Phra Ae, Khlong Khong, Khlong Nin and Ba Kan Tiang, all can be reached by road. Sala Dan Pier in the north is where tour operators, shops and banks are situated. At the south end of the island is the headquarters of Mu Ko Lanta National Park of which has a camp ground and beautiful views.
Travelling to the east of the island, visitors can see an old community of Ko Lanta and a sea gypsy village. Some guesthouses are available. Motorbikes can be rented at Sala Dan to explore the island. The peak season lasts from November to April.
Getting to Ko Lanta, visitors can take air-conditioned vans from Krabi Town. The van boards a motor-raft at Ban Hua Hin and then another raft at Ko Lanta Noi. The trip takes 2 hours. To return, the vans depart from Sala Dan (on Ko Lanta Yai) at 7 a.m. and 12 noon.
For more information, contact Krabi Lanta Tour
Tel. (66) 7562-2792.
Visitors can also take the boats from Chao Fa Pier (available from November to May). The trip takes 2 hours. Tel. 0 7563 0470-2 Royal Fern Co.,Ltd. operates boat services to Krabi via Ko Cham (or Ko Jum) and to Ko Ngai, Ko Rok and Ko Kradan. Tel. 0 7568 4163, 0 1719 4811
Mu Ko Lanta National Park
The park has an office at the south end of Ko Lanta Yai. The park covers an area of 152 sq. km. and occupies many islands including parts of Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta Noi, Ko Ta Leng Beng, Ko Ha, Ko Rok, and Ko Ngai. Camping is allowed near the park office with advance notice. Ko Rok also provides tents for tourists.
Please contact Mu Ko Lanta National Park, No.5, Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Krabi 81150,
Tel. (66) 7562-9018 to 9.
Ko Talabeng is a limestone island, similar to Ko Phi Phi Le, and blessed with small lovely beaches. During low tide, the cave is clearly visible. Swallows can be seen on the island.
Ko Rok comprises two islands: Ko Rok Nai and Ko Rok Nok. Ko Rok Nai is an island consisting of steep cliffs, superb beaches and unspoiled coral reefs.
Ko Rok Nok has similar features, while Hat Thalu and Ao Man Sai are situated at the end of the island. Tourists can contact tour operators, resorts and bungalows on Ko Lanta Yai for an excursion to Ko Rok by speedboat. The trip by long-tail boat is not recommended.
Ko Ngai or Ko Hai is a small island that has a long sandy beach in the east and unspoiled coral reefs in shallow water at the beachfront. The island is accessible by taking a ferry and a chartered boat from Pak Meng Pier, Trang province.
Hin Daeng is a rock that poses a hazard to ships on the outer edge of the Andaman Sea. With a dazzling array of coral reefs, it is a great diving spot.
Ko Ha is an archipelago of five islands. Ko Ha Yai is where coral reefs are found in shallow water.