Bamboo Bay is the furthest beach away from Saladan around a 40 minute taxi ride away. Bamboo Bay has crystal clear waters and a fine white sandy beach with only a handful of simple resorts scattered along the bay. It’s surrounded by mountains covered with rain forests. Due to its location you will find a quite unspoilt paradise.
Bamboo Bay is the definition of a secluded beautiful beach. Until recently there wasn’t even a tarmac road leading to Bamboo Bay, and even though one has now been built, this is still the quietest and most peaceful area on Koh Lanta. If you’re looking for what Thailand looked like 20 years ago, Bamboo Bay is it. You’ll have to be prepared for a lack of amenities though as there are just a few resorts and little else here.
How To Get To Bamboo Bay
The quickest way to get to Bamboo Bay is by Express Transfer, which combines a minivan and speedboat to get you door to door from Krabi Airport to your Koh Lanta hotel. You can also get a Private Minivan Transfer which is perfect for families and groups of friends.
Bamboo Bay Map on Google Maps
This is our comprehensive Google Map of Bamboo Bay on Koh Lanta. We recommend you open the map in a new window to see it properly.
Each type of landmark has a different colour marker on the map:
- BLUE: Accommodation on Koh Lanta
- GREEN: Food and Drink on Koh Lanta/li>
- BRIGHT RED: Things To Do on Koh Lanta
- ORANGE: Shopping on Koh Lanta
- DARK RED: Koh Lanta Practicalities
- PURPLE: Koh Lanta Landmarks
Click on a marker and it will give you the name of the landmark, with a brief description and links for more information and directions. You can pan, scroll, and zoom around the map, or use the + or – buttons in the bottom left of the map to zoom in and out.
Click on the icon in the top left corner for an index of every location, sorted by category. Scroll down or use the map search (the magnifying glass icon) to find the place you want. Click the name of the place in the list. Its location pin will be highlighted on the map.
Each category is on a different layer, which can be switched on and off. So you can just see the Hotel or Restaurant pins, for example.
If you are using the map on your phone, open the Koh Lanta Thailand Map and then search for the name of the place. The map will then zoom in on its location.
Due to its location, development hasn’t arrived as quickly to Bamboo Bay as many other beach areas. Which is great for people who want to get away from it all.