Koh Lanta is one of the most family friendly holiday spots in Thailand. The peaceful pace of life, big beaches, and wide choice of hotels and amenities make it fun for kids and parents alike
We’ve put together several pages of information to help families choose the beach and accommodation that suits them best on Koh Lanta, plus useful info on things to do with kids and practicalities about where to find baby items and so on.
Which Beach On Koh Lanta For Your Family?
Klong Dao and Long Beach
Choosing a beach for your family to stay on Koh Lanta is important in setting the tone of your holiday. Khlong Dao and Long Beach are the two beaches nearest to Saladan port in the north, where all visitors to Koh Lanta first arrive. As such, Khlong Dao and Long Beach are the most easily accessible beaches on Koh Lanta and so the most developed. They still have lots of open space and a lot of charm too. Khlong Dao can get busy in peak season but Long Beach is so big it always seems quite empty.
Khlong Nin Beach and Khlong Khong
Khlong Nin and Khlong Khong in central Koh Lanta have their own charm too – Khlong Khong is not so developed, whereas Khlong Nin mixes a village feel with high end private beach villas for hire as well. Klong Nin is probably the best choice for families because the beach is nice and great for swimming; there is a quiet, flat road that runs parallel to the beach and village, with easy access to restaurants, bar and shops for parents pushing strollers or walking small children; and there’s a wide choice of accommodation too. Khlong Nin has everything a family needs.
Further south there’s Kantiang Bay, which is a gorgeous crescent of sand which is still relatively undeveloped. It’s no accident that Koh Lanta’s first super-luxury resort, Pimalai, was built here – Kantiang Bay is just stunning. There’s a few resorts, shops and restaurants but in general it’s quite quiet – perfect if you like peace and solitude.
Where Can I Find Family Friendly Hotels On Koh Lanta?
There is a good range of family friendly hotels on all the major beaches on Koh Lanta – you can see our recommendations for best family hotels on Koh Lanta here. We’ve also shown family friendly hotels on each Koh Lanta beach – follow the links for family friendly hotels on Khlong Dao, Long Beach, Khlong Nin Khling Khong and Kantiang Bay.
Koh Lanta also has a great selection of private villas for rent which are ideal for families and also remarkably affordable compared to hotels on a weekly basis.
How Do I Find Koh Lanta Family Accommodation for 1,2 or 3 Kids?
Several hotels on Koh Lanta have specially designed family rooms that can sleep up to 2 adults and three kids – we’ve listed them on Koh Lanta Hotels For Families of Three, Families of Four and Families of Five. For groups of four and five, renting a villa also becomes worth considering.
Things To Do With Kids On Koh Lanta
Keeping children occupied is important during your holiday so we’ve compiled a list of free kids activities on Koh Lanta. You might also want to check out our general ideas for things to do on Lanta when it’s hot and when it’s raining too. There’s also info on Koh Lanta hotels with a kids pool and a couple of hotels with a kids club
We also have a page of information about where you can stock up on essential baby items like Pampers and powdered milk on Koh Lanta, and also information on [Koh Lanta Children’s Clinics and medical centres] in the unfortunate event that your kids might feel unwell.
How To Get to Koh Lanta With A Family?
There are several options for transferring to Koh Lanta with a family, including Express Speedboat Transfer, Private Minivan Transfer and ferries from Krabi and Phuket. Please follow the link for more information, pricing and booking.
Have Questions? Please Contact Us
If you have further questions about your family holiday on Koh Lanta, please contact us using the contact form to the left or below and we will do our best to help.