Jogging on the beach or swimming in the sea. Each of Koh Lanta's dozen or so beaches has its own unique flavour and atmosphere. They are spread out along the west coast of the island, but you can't walk from beach to beach. The most populous beach is Klong Dao, which is just 200 m. from Resort. Kayaking is also the best way to explore caves. Most beaches have at least one shop which rents out sea kayaks in various sizes and styles by the hour.
There is one small boxing stadium on the island which hosts regular fights. The stadium is a popular place with foreigners for learning the art.
There are two places where you can ride an elephant: Nui Beach and Phra Ae Beach. Trained guides will take you along the beach and up into the hilly forested jungle to catch some great views and see sights that few other tourists will ever get to. Elephant trekking are usually arranged to take visitors to the top of the hill in Koh Lanta National Park.
We offer the chance to learn to cook up all your favourite dishes. Our chef will teach you how to cook and how to prepare the ingredients. Offer the chance to learn to cook up all their favourite dishes.
Traditional Thai massage, characterized by its holistic approach to health, is aimed at enhancing not only one's physical and emotional state but also to allow one to grow spiritually.
The small islands around Koh Lanta and Krabi offer some of the country's finest snorkeling and diving sites. For snorkeling, the best spots are around Ko Rok and the Emerald Cave, both easily reached as a daytrip by boat. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang near Ko Lanta are perhaps the best dive sites in Thailand (ranking in the world's top ten) with more than 200 hard corals and 108 reef fish catalogued in a study underway, but thousands more organisms abound. Hin Daeng has the steepest and deepest in the whole of the country with beautiful marine life. Hin Muang next door is completely underwater and it is covered with delicate violet coral. The sites also have one of the world's highest incidences of whale shark sightings.
The next best thing is to head down to the southern end of Koh Lanta and explore the national park area. Not only can you find the best swimming, snorkeling and beach lounging here but there are also walking trails through the tropical forest if you need to stretch your legs. The park is a great place to take an elephant ride or explore one of the classic Muslim Thai fishing villages.
Limestone caves or Tham Khao Mai Kaeo was only discovered a few years ago when a forest fire opened up the hillside location to humans. To get inside the cave, require hands and knees to get through them. All throughout the cave system are wonderful stalactites and stalagmites and other liquefied rock formations. When the sunlight makes a brief appearance through cracks in the ceiling, small pools of water light up like diamonds.
Lanta Old Town is a real pleasure to stroll through the sleepy town with its well-maintained stilt houses and shops which are over 100 years old. You can catch a delicious bite to eat at one of the pier-side seafood restaurants, and check out the Gypsy House, an organic driftwood creation where traditional music fills the air and local artists sell their jewelry and handicrafts.
This orchid farm can be found on Phra Ae Beach, also known as Long Beach, and is easily reached by motorbike or bicycle. The collage of colour is simply magical and worth the time to get there.
One of the truly unique aspects of life on Koh Lanta is the presence of Sea Gypsies, who lead simple lives based around fishing and the sea. Once considered pirates who roamed the Andaman Sea, they have since settled at the southern end of the island and built a village of stilted wooden houses which reach right out into the water. You can visit their village and check out a way of life that is hard to find in our modern world.