Keeping the kids occupied while on holiday is important – but it can also get expensive. Here’s some suggestions for free kids activities on Koh Lanta to keep your children – and your wallet – happy.
You will find being on Koh Lanta beaches is very relaxing, building sand castles, playing football and frizby with the kids is great. If you have a kite bring it with you as Lanta can be blustery and flying a kite on the beach is great fun. You don’t have to stay on the same beach, you can explore all nine of Koh Lanta’s beaches, all offering a different setting, delicious food and drinks. To find out more about each of Koh Lanta’s beaches, read our Koh Lanta beach guide.
If your resort has a pool some days it nice to chill and relax by it. Kids can swim and play and you can sip a cocktail or beer whilst reading a book. That’s what Lanta’s all about – relaxing. Check Koh Lanta Hotels With A Kids Pool for detailed info on which hotels have children’s pools.
Koh Lanta National Park
Head to the National Park in the South of Koh Lanta. Due to it being a National Park there may be a ranger collecting 100 baht for each of you (OK, it’s not entirely free, but it’s well worth the visit). This stunning location has wonderful rainforest, wild monkeys roaming around and a nice beach to play with shallow waters. The view from the beach is also breathtaking. The National Park has a lighthouse which you will see on many Koh Lanta postcards. You can walk to the lighthouse but if you decide to go further you have to be careful on the rocks.
Khlong Jark Waterfall
In the south of Lanta near Khlong Jark beach ( the beach just after Kantiang Bay going south to the national park ) there is a waterfall. It’s not Niagara Falls that’s for sure, but if you go with kids it makes a really pleasant walk thru tracks thru the fauna amazed at how many different species of trees there are and walk along a stream going to the water fall. When you arrive at the water fall a small pool has formed on the ground which enjoys small fish and shrimps scurrying about and nice place to paddle and get cool.
If you hire a local guide they will also take you to a cave on the way where you can view small bats. The cave is not large but very impressive with the roots of tropical trees snaking down and grasping the floor below.