Koh Lanta Travel Guides
Travel Guides for Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta is located in the southernmost district of Krabi Province, approximately 70 kilometers from Krabi Town. It stretches for 27 kilometers in the north to south direction along the western coastline of the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand. The geography of the island is typically mangroves; coral rimmed beaches; and rugged tree covered hills.
Your journey to Koh Lanta can seem a little complicated at first especially when you're not familiar with the route and the options available. It gets even more confusing when your also trying to haggle at the airport or pier with local operators. But with hotelATM's online transfer system from Phi Phi Island, Krabi or Phuket getting to and from Koh Lanta couldn't be easier.
Apart from basking and lolling in the midst of serene beaches, there are other activities on Koh Lanta that will work your energy out and give you the dynamic feeling.
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Koh Lanta consists of 52 islands of which 15 are under control of the Koh Lanta National Marine Park. The two major islands are Lanta Yai and Lanta Noi.
Koh Lanta nightlife is generally low key. Eat, drink, meet people at the local bars, sing at the karaoke bar, see a local Thai boxing match. Koh Lanta nightlife is not as naughty as on neighboring Phuket with its beer bars and bargirls but you can have fun.
The Island of Lanta was known long ago as Pulau Satak, a name of Malayan origin meaning Long Beach Island. Today’s name is most probably a corrupted form of the Javanese word lantas, that means a fish grill, which is built of wood with a square grill on top where the fishes are set in a circle. This finally gave the island the name Koh Lantas. In 1917, the name was changed to today's Koh Lanta and the two main islands together with 51 smaller isles became a district of Krabi Province.
Koh Lanta is a divers paradise for beginners and the experienced. There are very few places on the planet where divers can enjoy an underwater world so rich and diverse and Koh Lanta is a good base for divers that want to spend quality time visiting Southern Thailand's best dive sites.