Low Season on Koh Lanta has a very chilled and relaxed vibe to it. With less tourism on the island from May to October, some tours and activities are subject to availability and some are also dependent on the weather. However there are still plenty of things to do on Koh Lanta in low season if you just go with the flow.
Snorkeling Tours By Longtail Boat
You can visit some of Koh Lanta’s picturesque surrounding islands by long tail boat on a one day tour. You can easily book longtail boat tours online that take you to visit the famous Four Islands or to Koh Rok for snorkelling.
Have A Spa Day
If the weather is not suitable and you can’t enjoy a beach day then it’s time to be pampered! There are many spas and massage shops on Koh Lanta where you can try Thai massage to help sort out any aches and pains as well as standard manicure, pedicure and waxing treatments too.
Love Dogs? Visit The Lanta Animal Welfare Project
If you start to miss your own pets like cats and dogs, you can visit Lanta Animal Welfare . They are a non-profit organisation relying on donations, that was established to help the animals on Koh Lanta whether they are stray, sick, neglected or injured.
If you go between 10:00 and 17:00 you can walk dogs to the beach or stroke the lovely cats. Everyone is welcome! For those who stay longer they also have adoption programs available and if you really get attached to one they can also help you adopt to another country.
Koh Lanta Cooking Classes
Thailand is famous for its extraordinary variety of healthy and natural food. No vacation to Koh Lanta then would be complete without trying one of the top Thai cooking schools Koh Lanta has to offer. All the schools are set in different environments and locations but all share the same passion of making cooking Thai food easy to understand and fun. Also in the low season with less people on the Island you will find this a more personal experience.
Koh Lanta has some of the best dive sites in Thailand. Going to see Nemo, having a Turtle swimming by or just simply checking out the beautiful colorful reefs and fish will give you a fantastic memory for life which they will be talking about it for a very long time. These trips are weather permitting some days trips get cancelled and when the weather is not good many trip only get confirmed the day before. If you would like to go diving please be patient trips try to depart every day. Scuba diving is great for kids and an amazing way to make them more confident in the water – scuba is suitable for children 10 years old and over
For those who cannot dive, you can still join in the fun! Kids over the age of 10 ( and all the family ) can participate in a one day Scuba Diving experience called Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) with a little briefing you will be able to experience the underwater world with your own diving nstructor who will stay with you, ensuring your safety and enjoyment.
If your children are under 10 then you can still join the boats when you go diving your children can go snorkeling.
If you have a little more time and want to continue after the DSD then why not try an Open Water Course which will give you a full certification in scuba diving. The course takes 3 to 4 days and includes four dives.
Koh Lanta Butterfly Farm
Lanta Butterfly Garden is a landscaped tropical garden showing living butterflies from all over Thailand.The have many photos complimenting the garden which explains the butterfly life cycle from egg through the process to stunning butterfly. It also has a hatching area where you can see some of the bizarre caterpillars eating the leaves of the different food plants. The Lanta butterfly garden is found by following the connecting road Long Beach to Old Town and the Butterfly farm is opposite the Elephant trekking )
Walk To A Waterfall
Lanta is full of virgin rain forests and if you travel to the South of the Island to Klong Jark you can walk through the tropical forests along a stream until you find a hidden gem, the Koh Lanta Waterfall. This is especially good to visit in the low season as the rain makes the fall larger. In the pool you can find small fish and shrimps and whilst walking there is an amazing small cave with bats inside. A guide is recommended but not necessary as the route is pretty easy to follow
Koh Lanta National Park
Koh Lanta is famed for its natural beauty. Furthest South on the Island is a stunning National park, with a lighthouse and two beach areas one with large pebbles and one with very nice sand and breathtaking views of the natural rainforests and other surrounding Islands. This are is also famed for allowing you to see wild monkeys, but note they are hungry and will jump on any bag you carry. I put my drink down for a second and a monkey swooped down for a refreshing Pepsi, when it finished the drink it simply tossed the plastic bottle down from the tree much to our amazement.
Golf Driving Range
Keep your swing in or enjoy some practice with Koh Lantas only golf driving range which is located in Klong Dao. Shoot the balls forward with a forest backdrop. Open daily from 09:00 18:00 a tray of 40 balls cost 60 baht. After 18:00 when the lights come on 40 balls cost 80 baht per tray.
Koh Lanta Google Map
This is our comprehensive Google Map of 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.