|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 which offer a camping 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.
|How to Get to Ko Lanta
1. Take air-conditioned vans which
leave Krabi Town at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The fare is 120 baht
per person. The van boards a motor-raft at Ban Hua Hin and then
another raft at Ko Lanta Noi. The trip takes 2 hours. On return,
the vans departs from Sala Dan (on Ko Lanta Yai) at 7 a.m. and 12
noon. For more information, call Krabi Lanta Tour at Tel: 0-7562-2792
|2. Boats from Chao
Fa Pier (available from November to May) leave at 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. The trip takes 2 hours. Call Chao Fa Pier, Tel: 0-7563-0470-2.
Travel agents on Ko Lanta sell tickets to many destinations
such as Krabi, Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Ko Rok. Departure
times and fares are as follows:
|Lanta - Phi Phi
Lanta - Krabi
Lanta - Phi Phi
Lanta - Phi Phi - Krabi
|8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
9 a.m. and
9 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.
|Royal Fern Co.,Ltd. operates boat services to Krabi via Ko Cham
(or Ko Jum) and to Ko Ngai, Ko Rok and Ko Kradan. For more information,
call 0-7568-4163 or 0-1719-4811.
||Mu Ko Lanta National Park
The park has an office at the south end of Lanta Yai Island.
The park covers an area of 152 square kilometres 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. 0-7562-9018-9.
Ko Talabeng is a limestone
island that is similar to Ko Phi Phi Le. It consists of small lovely
beaches. During low tide, the cave is clearly visible. Some 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
that is mostly steep cliffs. It offers a superb beach and unspoiled
coral reefs among rocks. Ko Rok Nok is full of soft white sandy
beaches and coral reefs in shallow water in the southeast and the
south. 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 is a hazard to ships. It is on the outer edge of the Andaman
Sea. It offers various kinds of coral reefs, so it is a superb diving
|Ko Ha is an archipelago of five
islands. Ko Ha Yai is where coral reefs are found in shallow water.