Lanta has no longer problems with the wild stray dogs and cats thanks to Junie’s warm hearted engagement in those animals’ health. Lanta Animal Welfare is open for families that can support by donations or taking the dogs out for a daily walk.
If you want to go snorkelling you can go on a four-island-tour which include the Emerald Cave where you swim through a 40-meter S-shaped tunnel to reach the exotic lagoon inside the mountain! Best visibilty Oct-Apr. See our activity movie here.
When you get tired of sunbathing there are two caves you can explore; Mai Kaeo Caves and Tiger Cave.
Imagine riding slowly on the beach during the sunset. Another way of enjoying beach life.
There are several tourist shops that sell tickets if you want to go kayaking which is a very peaceful and beautiful way to explore the coastline and especially the Mangrove Forest.
The fine sandy beaches are stretching from north to south along the west side of Lanta. The most northern, Klong Dao Beach, is shallow and therefor very child-friendly why it’s so popular among families.
South of Klong Kong is Klong Nin Beach, which is a very beautiful and calm beach, followed by a few more smaller beaches before arriving to Kantiang Bay where the luxury resort Pimalai is located as well as Kantiang ResidenSea. Kantiang Bay is certainly worth a visit!
Snorkelling trip is arranged during high season and is heading towards Koh Rok where the French version of the reality series Robinson were shot some years ago. Best visibility Oct-Apr. See our movie about snorkling here.
Genuine local markets are found on different locations around Koh Lanta depending on what day. Bring a Thai person with you and learn more! Open all year.
South of Klong Dao you find Long Beach, Phra Ae, with simple bungalows to luxury resorts and the residential Malee Beach area. Long Beach has been ranked top-ten most beautiful beaches in the world.