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!
Lanta Old Town, or Ban Koh Lanta, is situated 30 min ride towards the southeast coast. Several cozy restaurants are located towards the sea and here you find small shops with beautiful hand crafts. The village of Ban Sangkha-U on Lanta Yais southern tip is a genuine Muslim fishing village.
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.
From the pier you can rent a long-tail boat and get to Koh Bubu and other small islands nearby.
Relax Bay which is a small beach located just south of Long Beach. Continue further south, to Klong Kong Beach with an even more “relaxed” atmosphere. This beach is rockier of its character.
Ban Saladan is the tourist hub and has a passenger pier, shops, cozy restaurants, small food stalls, dive shops, Police station, a health center and a few banks with exchange service.