Koh Lanta – Thailand

Koh Lanta is a family oriented island on the west coast of Thailand. It has a relaxed feeling and plenty of things to keep kids happy.

Things To Do:

After a hectic few weeks we really loved sitting back and enjoying island life. We spent most of our time on Klong Dao Beach, it wasn’t ever too busy and you always had space to yourself. The sea was calm and perfect for kids playing on inflatable toys.

Sunset was amazing every single night, we spent every evening on our balcony and thinking about how lucky we were to be here.

The was a Golf Driving Range just a few minutes from our hotel, we were the only people there. Club hire and 60 balls cost 160B.

Where To Eat:

There is a small night market in front of the main pier, technically a walking street but nobody seems to pay attention to that. There is one stall set out like a buffet, you pay 50B and put whatever you want on your plate, if you want a seconds then it’s an extra 50B. Hands down the best street food we had in all of Thailand. If your in Koh Lanta, do not miss this.

Sole Mare Pizzeria make real Italian pizzas, if your in need of home comforts then this is the place to go.

Getting There:

From Krabi Pier the ferry takes 2 hours 30 minutes, there’s no need to pre-book but if you do book in advance you get free hotel pick up. Tickets cost 300B and ferries leave twice per day. Check at the ticket office for the latest schedule.

From Koh Phi Phi the express ferry takes just over 1 hour and departs a few times per day. Tickets cost 350B and you’ll need to walk to the pier. Check at the pier for the latest schedules.

Where To Stay:

The Lanta Garden Home is beautiful, right on the sea front with an infinity pool looking at the ocean. It’s about 30 minutes walk from the pier and the night market.

We booked a fan only room on hotels.com for £22 per night, although in hindsight we wished we booked the A/C room for a little bit extra.

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