I always like when you arrive to a new country and they open the plane door for the first time. The warm air rushes in and everybody looks at each other thinking its Hot!
Well Thailand is no exception. Its not just the burning sun what wears you down but its also the humidity. On Koh Lanta its always hot and from February you feel it getting hotter and stickier every day until around April when it starts to cool a little but still remains hot.
So what can we do on Koh Lanta When Its Hot Hot Hot?
What a great way of keeping cool being in the water. Koh Lanta boasts some of Thailand’s most spectacular Marine Life and Corals. It has warm clear waters and is ideal for learning to dive, with plenty to interest experienced divers too. One of the best trip is a Diving Liveaboard from Koh Lanta where you get to stay on the boat.
Koh Lanta has some nice beaches to swim and cool of. Try and go to Long Beach ( Phra-Ae ) or Khlong Nin. One of my favourite beaches is Nui Beach where you are nealry always alone with the whole beach to yourself. Or simply laze in your resort Pool.
Speed Boat Tours.
Koh Lanta is part of an archipelago which is made up of over fifty small islands and a great way to see these Islands and keep cool is by a one day speeboat tour. Choose from Koh Rok with its pritine beaches and corals,
4 Island tour with a visit to Emerald Cave or Koh Phi Phi with is amazing scenery and swim in Maya Bay famous for the movie The Beach.
Have a Sun Burn Treatment Massage
When it is really hot most people don’t use the sun scream as they should and will get burnt very nicely. A brilliant way of soothing this is by having an Aloe Vera Massage also known as sunburn treatment. At Serentiy Massage and Spa a 60 minute massage costs 500 Thai Baht. Well worth it.
Go to 7 Eleven shop.
If you only have a fan in your resort a good way of keeping cool is going in to a 7 Eleven shop. These shops are always cold with the air-con. Its quite funny when you see a Thai with a jumper, fleece and gloves on working in the shop. Take your time look around and before you know it you to will be asking where you can buy some gloves.
Chill in a hammock:
Sometimes its just to hot so you need to find a little shade and chill in your hammock. If you haven’t got a hammock a great place to buy one is in The Old Town from Hammock House. They specialise in hand made hammocks with some unique styles and patterns.
Drink A Beer:
Its got to be said there is nothing better than an Ice Cold Beer on a hot day. So remember when your in the 7 Eleven shop keeping cool you can buy some beers!
Watch the Sunset
All the best beaches are situated on the west coast of Koh Lanta. You have the most amazing view with Koh Phi Phi in the distance and the sun setting in to the sea. When the sky also changes colour you will witness something special.
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.