Top Choice Village in Ko Lanta

Ban Si Raya

Halfway down Lanta's eastern coast, Ban Si Raya was the island's original port and commercial centre, providing a safe harbour for Arabic and Chinese trading vessels sailing between Phuket, Penang and Singapore. It …
National Park in Ko Lanta

Mu Ko Lanta National Park

Established in 1990, this marine national park protects 16 islands in the Ko Lanta group, including the southern tip of Ko Lanta Yai. The park is increasingly threatened by the runaway development on west-coast Ko L…
Landmark in Ko Lanta

Laem Tanod

The wild, jungled mountainous southern tip of the island has sheer drops and massive views for intrepid motorbikers. The road to the marine national park headquarters fords the klorng (canal; also spelt khlong), whi…
Cave in Ko Lanta

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 explore via guided one-to-two-hour tours (with individual headla…
Cave in Ko Lanta

Tham Khao Maikaeo

Monsoon rains pounding away at limestone crevices for millions of years have created this complex of caverns and tunnels. There are cathedral-size chambers, dripping with stalactites and stalagmites, tiny passages y…
Dive Site in Ko Lanta

Hin Daeng

The undersea pinnacle of Hin Daeng is commonly considered to be Thailand’s second-best dive site after Richelieu Rock (near the Myanmar border). This lone red coral outcrop in the middle of the sea acts as an import…
Dive Site in Ko Lanta

Hin Muang

This lone coral outcrop in the middle of the sea, at a depth of about 19m to 24m, acts as an important feeding station for large pelagic fish; you might spot a few leopard sharks, groupers, barracudas, moray eels, t…
Island in Ko Lanta

Ko Rok Nai

Part of the Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Ko Rok Nai is very beautiful, with a crescent-shaped bay backed by cliffs, fine coral reefs and a sparkling white-sand beach. It's off-limits to visitors from 16 May to …
Dive Site in Ko Lanta

Ko Haa

The sites around Ko Haa have consistently good visibility, with depths of 18m to 34m, plenty of marine life (including turtles) and a three-chamber cave known as ‘the Cathedral’.
Island in Ko Lanta

Ko Rok Nok

Ko Rok Nok has fine coral reefs and you can camp here with permission from the national park headquarters. The island is off-limits to visitors from 16 May to 31 October.