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You’ll find yourself talking wax lyrical after you’ve spent time on the beaches in Koh Lanta Thailand, and with good reason. From the wide, soft sandy Klong Dao to the pristine beach of Mu Koh Lanta National Park, everyone seems to have their own favourite.

Koh Lanta is a remote archipelago made up of 52 islands in the south-west of Krabi province, with the biggest island being Koh Lanta Yai. Set yourself up in a hammock by the beach with some fresh coconut juice and a good holiday read. It’s a world away from the crowds of some other resorts. From most beaches you will witness the beautiful islets that rise out of the emerald waters into the blue skies above, framed by the white sands.

The Thai people take pride in keeping Koh Lanta beaches impeccably clean and if you rise early you will spot enthusiastic resort staff roaming the beach in pairs with conical baskets to collect any rubbish.

A dazzling island paradise on Koh Lanta holidays

When you’ve properly relaxed, rent a scooter for the day and explore the secluded coves, dense mangroves and lush jungles of the national park, which stretches out into the Andaman Sea. A short boat ride away are the twin islands of Koh Rok, where coral-white beaches and crystal clear water provide the ideal spot if you’d like an amazing snorkelling experience.

Away from the beaches, we recommend you visit the old lighthouse on the western cliff tops for the best views on the island. Then explore Koh Lanta Old Town, where you can explore the charm of the traditional Thai-Chinese shophouses, which are built of teakwood, sit on stilts and are decorated with brightly-coloured lanterns. This is an ideal place if you’re looking for a good meal away from your beach resort or fancy a spot of shopping.

In the evening, why not head to Khlong Nin Beach? This is a popular place to gather with other like-minded tranquil travellers and watch the sun go down from the beachside bars and restaurants. Lounge on a bean bag with sand between your toes and raise a glass to the infinite colours bathing the sky. You’ll feel far removed from the bustle of everyday life - this is a place where you can truly relax.

Krabi to Koh Lanta is an easy ferry ride so you have the option of combining a few different Thailand beach destinations during your holiday itinerary. Make sure you save a few days at the beginning or end of your holiday for the bright lights of Bangkok, Thailand’s fabulous capital city.

Destination Highlights

  • Go snorkelling with a day trip to the neighbouring island of Koh Rok where clear water and coral sands make it one of Asia’s best beaches.
  • Experience the charming traditional Thai-Chinese houses of Koh Lanta’s Old Town, where you can shop, eat and drink while witnessing beautiful views over the islands
  • Swim into magical Morakot - the Emerald Cave - during an island-hopping day trip to neighbouring Koh Muk
  • Help out with dog walking duties at the local Lanta Animal Welfare charity, which does amazing work with stray and injured animals

Great sample itineraries


Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for your Koh Lanta holidays. With so many options for your Koh Lanta holiday package, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.

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Bangkok And Koh Lanta Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,599 PP
Bangkok is an enthralling destination overflowing with cultural attractions, excellent shopping opportunities and mouth-watering cuisine to rival anywhere in the...
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Bangkok, Krabi and Koh Lanta Multi Centre

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £2,299 PP
Bangkok is an enthralling destination overflowing with cultural attractions, excellent shopping opportunities and mouth-watering cuisine to rival anywhere in the...
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Couples Holidays

Our favorite hotels


For your Koh Lanta holiday, whether you fancy being a stone’s throw from the beach, nestled closer to the rainforest or like the idea of your own private beach villa, we can help you find your dream accommodation to rest your head in Koh Lanta.

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Koh Lanta

Layana Resort and Spa

Set on the paradise island of Koh Lanta – where lush rainforests fringe beautiful white beaches – the adults only, award-winning...
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Guide Price £2,399
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Explore Koh Lanta

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights from the UK to Krabi followed by road and boat transfer to Koh Lanta.

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

British passport holders do not require a visa for stays under 30 days.

Language

Thai - English is widely spoken

Health Info

No compulsory vaccinations are required for Koh Lanta although we recommend checking with a health professional before travelling.

Whilst most people will head to Koh Lanta for relaxation and the chance to truly unwind, there are things to see and do in the area if you're keen to explore.

Lanta Old Town

Lanta Old Town is a charming little place with houses and shops built on stilts, perched above the sea. Teak wood-lined streets are home to a cosmopolitan mix of Thai-Buddhist, Thai Chinese, Thai Muslim and Chao-Lay (sea gypsies), giving the town a richly diverse atmosphere. Fishermen catch fresh seafood for you to eat at the numerous restaurants, and there is shopping at the many markets and small shops scattered along the main street.

Koh Lanta National Park

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Average Weather in January

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Koh Lanta
31° C
44 mm

Average Weather in February

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Koh Lanta
33° C
31 mm

Average Weather in March

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Koh Lanta
33° C
65 mm

Average Weather in April

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Koh Lanta
33° C
146 mm

Average Weather in May

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Koh Lanta
32° C
244 mm

Average Weather in June

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Koh Lanta
31° C
258 mm

Average Weather in July

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Koh Lanta
31° C
257 mm

Average Weather in August

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Koh Lanta
30° C
257 mm

Average Weather in September

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Koh Lanta
30° C
334 mm

Average Weather in October

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Koh Lanta
30° C
304 mm

Average Weather in November

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Koh Lanta
30° C
216 mm

Average Weather in December

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Koh Lanta
30° C
88 mm
Nick, Senior Destination Manager

“Koh Lanta is one of the best places in all of Thailand to do yoga. Try a calming yoga class on the beach or sign up for a multi-day yoga retreat. If you want to try something new, the calm waters here are great for stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) beginners.” 

 

Nick
Senior Destination Manager
Tejal, Destination Specialist

“The neighbouring island of Ko Lanta Yai is home to semi-nomadic sea people known as the Chao Leh or ‘sea gypsies’. Take some time to learn more about this unique culture.”

Tejal
Destination Specialist

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Koh Lanta holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

 

Laanta Lanta Festival

The Laanta Lanta Festival takes place over three days during the month of March in Lanta Old Town. The word laanta means ‘eye-dazzling’. This festival is a great opportunity for you to mingle with the locals and enjoy live traditional music, games and sports, not to mention masses of delectable southern Thai food.

 

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