Koh Lanta is famous for its fantastic array of beautiful, unspoilt beaches. Those beaches located to the north of the island are more developed as they are near the port of Ban Saladan – the further south you go, the more remote and peaceful the beaches become, but also with less amenities.
The nearest beach to the port of Saladan, where everyone enters Koh Lanta, Klong Dao is also the most developed but still beautiful
Some of Koh Lanta’s best villas are located near to the small beach of Klong Khong, which is a more laid back, less developed beach
Widely regarded as one of Thailand’s best beaches, Kantiang Bay is an stunning crescent of sand, with a quiet, upmarket vibe
Other Koh Lanta Beaches
There are numerous other smaller beaches on Koh Lanta which are less developed and so get less visitors – perfect if you are looking for peace and quiet
Just north of Klong Dao, Kawkwang Beach is a small, largely undeveloped strip of sand, overlooked by the luxury Avani Plus Koh Lanta Krabi Resort (formerly Crown Lanta Resort)
One of the Koh Lanta’s southernmost beaches, Klong Jark is a remote, quiet beach with just one major resort located on it
While not a beach, Lanta Old Town has a charm all of its own and plenty of traditional Thai wooden houses overlooking the sea for hire
See the location of each beach on Koh Lanta and the distance from Krabi Airport on the Koh Lanta map below.
A tiny beach in Lanta's far south with a handful of resorts.
Klong Jark Beach
One of southern Lanta's hidden gems, Klong Jark is perfect if you want solitude
Kantiang Bay Beach
Koh Lanta's most upmarket area, with luxury hotels surrounding a beautiful crescent of a beach
Lanta Old Town
The atmospheric wooden buildings of Lanta Old Town makes for a memorable visit.
Klong Nin Beach
A great beach with a lively village steps away from the sand, with accommodation ranging from backpacker hostels to luxury beachfront villas
Klong Khong Beach
A quiet beach centrally located that has some great choices both for accommodation and eating. Several villas for hire are located in Klong Khong too.
A tiny beach with just one resort, Relax Bay is great if you're looking for peace and quiet. You'll need to travel if you want other dining options.
Over 3 km of beautiful sand means that while Long Beach is quite developed, it never feels crowded, and there's a huge choice of beach bars, places to eat and accommodation.
Klong Dao Beach
Koh Lanta's most developed beach as it's near to Saladan, Klong Dao still has its own great atmosphere and some excellent dining and accommodation choices.
Koh Lanta Car Ferry No.2
This is the second car ferry crossing for a taxi transfer between Krabi Airport and Koh Lanta. Total journey time is 2.5 to 3.5 hours between Krabi airport and your Koh Lanta hotel, depending on how long you have to wait for the car ferry.
Koh Lanta's main shopping area, Saladan is the port where you'll arrive and leave the island. It's got some useful accommodation options and great places to eat built over the water.
An add-on to Klong Dao beach, Kawkwang has very few resorts and places to eat of its own. Good if you want to just stay at your resort and relax, or if you like walking down to Klong Dao
Lanta Ferry Port
Passenger ferries from Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Ao Nang and Krabi all arrive at Saladan Village. Journey time is around 3 hours from Phuket and Ao Nang, 1 hour from Phi Phi
Express Transfer Speedboat
The fastest way to Koh Lanta, the Express Transfer is a minivan from Krabi Airport to the speedboat pier, a 15 minute speedboat ride to Saladan on Koh Lanta, and then a transfer from Saladan to your Koh Lanta hotel.
Koh Lanta Car Ferry No. 1
This is the first car ferry crossing for a taxi transfer between Krabi Airport and Koh Lanta. Total journey time is 2.5 to 3.5 hours from Krabi airport to your Koh Lanta hotel, depending on how long you have to wait for the car ferry.
To Krabi Airport
See our comprehensive guide on getting to and from Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta, and flights to and from Krabi Airport.