Hat Khlong Khong

Ko Lanta

This is thatched-roof, Rasta-bar bliss, with beach volleyball, moon parties and the occasional well-advertised mushroom shake. Still, it’s all pretty low-key and suits all ages. The thinning yet ample stretch of beach goes on forever in either direction, lapped by turquoise shallows.

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1. Hat Khlong Tob

1.41 MILES

This rocky beach isn't suitable for swimming and is mainly used as a harbour by local fishing boats. It's about 12km south of Ban Sala Dan on Ko Lanta's…

2. Hat Khlong Nin

2.22 MILES

Lovely white-sand Hat Khlong Nin has lots of small, flashpacker-type guesthouses at its northern end. It’s easy to get dropped off here, then shop around…

3. Hat Phra Ae

2.69 MILES

A large travellers’ village, with restaurants oriented to Western tastes, beach bars and tour offices, has grown up along sandy Hat Phra Ae. The beach has…

4. Tham Khao Maikaeo

3.16 MILES

Monsoon rains pounding away at limestone crevices for millions of years have created this complex of caverns and tunnels. There are cathedral-size…

5. Tham Seua


Reached via a signposted track heading east off the national park headquarters road, 2km south of Hat Khlong Nin, Tham Seua has interesting tunnels to…

6. Ban Si Raya

4.65 MILES

Located halfway down Lanta's eastern coast, Ban Si Raya was the island's original port and commercial centre, providing a safe harbour for Arab and…

7. Hat Khlong Dao

4.79 MILES

Hat Khlong Dao was once an outstanding 2km stretch of white sand perfect for swimming, but the erosion has become so bad that at high tide there's no…

8. Ao Kantiang

5.61 MILES

This superb southwestern sweep of sand backed by mountains is also its own self-contained village with minimarts, internet cafes, motorbike rental and…