On Koh Lanta you will find many great day trips and activities to enjoy in the day and some great restaurants and bars to kick back and relax in the night.
Sometimes tho traveling around you don’t have as much time as you would like to get the most out of the place you are visiting so below is a quick guide to Koh Lanta in a day! 24 hours to have fun in the sun with friends, family or on your own.
Paradise can be found on Long Beach, Koh Lanta
One day trips by speedboat
For those a little more adventourous Speedboat tours are a good way to see the beauty and shape of the Island whilst letting you also explore a neighbouring Island. For those who want to walk along pristine beaches and snorkel in clear waters Koh Rok Snorkeling Day Trip is best for you. If you have ever watched the movie the Beach and just wanted to be on the same beach with the breath taking views then you need to head to Maya Bay which is part of the Koh Phi Phi Speedboat Tour.Koh Mook (Emerald Cave) is part of the 4 Island Tour and enjoys the reputation as being of one of Thailand’s most breathtaking sights. The cave is reached by swimming single-file through an 80 meter long cave.The emerald cave has a small, pure white sand beach surrounded by high cliffs and many rare species of plants.
One day scuba diving trips
Koh Lanta has some of the best dive sites in Thailand with clear warm waters and a variety of marine life and corals to amaze every level of diver. One day trips can be taken by big boat where you have time to relax going to the dive sites or by speedboat. Trips to Koh Ha and Koh Bida are favourites where you may see a turtle, ghostpipefish, cuttlefish and leopard shark but for the more experienced divers trips to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are possible where maybe you get to see the Manta Rays playing.
Manta Rays can be found at Hin Daeng and Hin Muang
Short Video of diving around Koh Ha
If you can not dive then why not try the Discover Scuba Diving ( DSD ) this includes some tuition about the basics of diving, practising some skills which will make the experience safe and also 2 dives on some fantastic reefs. The Instructor stays with you all the time to ensure safety and fun.
One day Sailing Trips
You can enjoy a full day on board Lanta Sailing’s 32 foot yacht exploring the beautiful islands around Koh Lanta dropping anchor at the best spots so you can go snorkelling, swimming, or simply laze on the boat and enjoy the view.
One day trips by car
If you would like to discover Koh Lanta why not take a safe car tour of the Island. Koh Lanta Scenic Tour visits the far south of the Island to the national park and the famous lighthouse. Koh Lanta Sightseeing Tour includes Kayaking along the mangroves on the east coast. Both tours include elephant trekking in the morning and are great fun for everyone.
One day trips from Koh Lanta normally depart around 8:am and return around 4:pm depnding on the excursion please see the itenary on each page.
Time to relax
Serentiy Massage and Spa found in Saladan is the perfect choice to unwind after any day trip. With a wide selection of massage and beauty treatments to choose from at affordable prices. After any treatment you will be able to relax outside on the private pier enjoying the amazing views.
Serenity Massage and Spa found in Saladan
Watch an amazing sunset
Koh Lanta is built mainly on the west coast of the Island. This gives you the perfect viewing for some spectacular sunsets from your resort, beach bar, hammock or whilst joining in a friendly game of beach football or volleyball.
One of Koh Lantas great sunsets.
Have a drink
Although Koh Lanta is mostly Muslim they do seem pretty relaxed about drinking with a few popular bars on the island. You will find a lot of beach bars and some of the best are the Koala Bar found on Khlong Dao Beach in the Ocean View Resort. Enjoy a cocktail at the Layana Resort which is just beautiful or head down to Khlong Nin Beach to the Blue Moon Bar. On the main road the Irish Embassy is a favourite run by Darren and Jay and the Barracuda which is Saladan’s only bar.
You have got to Eat!
Lanta has loads of great restaurants. From simple cheap and great tasting Thai food restaurants to International restaurants which serve Tapas, Pizza, Pasta, Steaks and Burgers. Not forgetting the amazing a ray of Seafood restaurants serving fresh fish, shrimps, lobster and crabs which can be found in Saladan or the along the beaches.
The Tavern – for the biggest portions you will ever see in Thailand, be carefull when ordering the ribs. Always fantastic food here with a good choice on the menu of International favorites.
Catfish – this restaurant is positioned behind the Catfish bookstore found in Saladan. It is built on stilts above the sea and has got the best burgers in town.
Mr.Wee – they have 3 successful restaurants on Koh Lanta serving all Thai dishes but they are famed for there Pizza. I find the one on Long Beach is the best location and vibe.
Red Snapper – is found on the main road in Phra-Ae and is set in Lush tropical gardens. They have a great selection of Tapas but I always enjoy the Salmon here.
Time For Lime – you can enjoy learning to cook here with 2 classes a day but I really like to visit the small restaurant with breath taking views over Khlong Dao Beach and the ever changing menu with soem of the finest food on Lanta.
This Isan restaurant serving great Thai Food is found on Khlong Dao
Where is the party?
Unlike a lot of other Thailand’s destinations Koh Lanta’s party life is pretty chilled. The few clubs on the island have there own nights where you can dance till early morning or sometimes until the sun comes up. Check out the Ozone on a Thursday for some great beats where on a good night everyone is dancing on the bar and on the beach. The Opium bar normally has a party on a Sunday with the occasional free bbq. Whilst you are on Lanta you will find many flyers suggesting where the party is at.
Map of Koh Lanta
Here is AmazingLanta.com’s interactive map of Koh Lanta – click on the knife and fork icons to see information on Koh Lanta restaurants and the beds about hotels and the suns to read about the beaches.
Use the + and – buttons on the map’s top left to zoom in and out of the map. You can also drag the map area by clicking on it with your mouse and holding down the mouse button as you drag.
View AmazingLanta.com Koh Lanta Map in a larger map
Obviously you will by know realising to enjoy Koh Lanta you can not do everything in a day. So why not change your plans a little and find time to enjoy more of paradise!
Khlong Khong Beach Bar, Koh Lanta.
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