If you only have 3 days to explore Koh Lanta then planning ahead is your best option. That way you won’t miss out on any excursions giving you more time to relax and enjoy Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta Itinerary – Day 1:
After traveling to Koh Lanta from elsewhere in Thailand, it’s time to chill out. Why not use the first day to relax and go exploring the many Koh Lanta beaches. Hiring a motorbike is the best and cheapest way to get around but please be careful, the roads and Thai drivers are not so good. A restaurant for lunch with great views on to the many Islands on the East coast and delicious food is ViewPoint Restaurant. If youre not confident on a motorbike or your with your family then you can enjoy a leisurely day excursion by car taking in Koh Lanta’s stunning scenery as you travel.
After a hard day in the sun why not relax and rejuvenate your skin with an Aloe Vera Massage at Serenity Massage and Spa which can be found in Saladan village. Then head back down to one of the beaches where you can watch amazing sunsets and eat and drink in one of the beach bars.
Koh Lanta Itinerary – Day 2:
After youre fully chilled out and relaxed now its time to have some more fun. Koh Lanta offers some exciting one day tours by speedboat.
Koh Rok is a favorite snorkeling trip due to its emerald green water which normally exceeds 30 meters visibility. Just of the shore you will find beautiful soft corals and numerous different species of tropical fish. With a buffet lunch on one of the unspoilt and pristine beaches it creates an unforgettable memory.
Two of the most stunning and beautiful Islands in the Andaman Sea are the famous islands of Koh Phi Phi, which you can visit on an exhilarating one day Koh Phi Phi speedboat tour from Koh Lanta. Maya Bay is a special place where they filmed the movie The Beach. Enjoy a buffet lunch on the soft sands at Lolana Bay. Then after head to Koh Phi Phi Don where you have time for a little shopping.
With the 4 Island Speedboat tour you can enjoy snorkeling at Koh Cherk and Koh Ngai with pristine clear waters, shallow colorful reefs and various aquatic life. Have lunch on the white powdery beach at Koh Kraden. The highlight of the day is entering Emerald Cave at Koh Mook and enjoying the breathtaking scenery.
Video showing the beautifull Koh Rok Tour
Many people come to Koh Lanta just for the great scuba diving. With calm seas, warm crystal clear waters and an amazing array of marine life you will have the experience of a life time. If you have been on a snorkeling trip and thought wow! then scuba could definitely be for you.
If you have never tried before then doing a one day Discover Scuba Diving, also known as a DSD, is the best way. Here you will be given tuition and be shown some skills to make the day safe for you. Then you will be allowed to do 2 dives. How ever this day is not a certification.
For those who can already dive then a one day dive trip is a great day out. You can choose from Koh Ha where you may experience the caves, Koh Bida to view the Leopard and Black Tip sharks or Hin Daeng and Hin Muang where if your lucky you may get the chance to swim with manta rays. All the site are dived in rotation. If your really into diving then you can enjoy a three day dive package heading to all the best sites which also saves you money.
Leopard sharks, Seahorse,Turtles and Whale Sharks can be found around Koh Bida
How about using your three days on Koh Lanta to learn to be an Open Water Scuba Diver. A lot of people dream about diving and Koh Lanta is an amazing place to learn. With a nice relaxed pace to the course and some incredible dive sites you will be pretty amazed. To learn to dive normally takes 3 days.
Where To Stay On Koh Lanta
For those who are traveling on a shoestring budget check out Kaw Kwang Beach Resort, Clean Beach Resort and Ocean View Resort. For a more detailed list of hotels and resorts check out Koh Lanta Hotels.
If you’re heading to Koh Lanta from krabi airport, Ao Nang, Phuket beaches or Phuket airport the best way to give you more time to enjoy is by using the express transfer service. They can specialise in transferring large groups of guests, especially weddings.
When you travel to Koh Lanta have a safe trip and I hope you enjoy all the best Koh Lanta has to offer. When you arrive the one thing you will realise is three days on Lanta is not enough!