Top things to do

Top Choice Dive Site in Ko Lanta

Hin Daeng

The undersea pinnacle of Hin Daeng is considered to be Thailand’s second-best dive site after Richelieu Rock (near the Myanmar border) and has the deepest drop-off of anywhere in the country. It's an important feedi…
Top Choice 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…
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 Arab and Chinese trading vessels sailing between Phuket, Penang and Singapore. Known…
Top Choice International in Ko Lanta

Drunken Sailors

This super-relaxed place features beanbags, hammocks and low-lying tables spilling out onto a terrace. The global, want-to-eat-it-all menu employs quality ingredients and roams from handmade pasta, baguettes and bur…
Top Choice Seafood in Ko Lanta

Kung Restaurant

Highly rated by both visiting Thais and locals, this Thai-Chinese place offers a delectable range of fresh fish (pay by the weight) in a simple setting close to the pier in Sala Dan. The sea bass, snapper and barrac…
Top Choice Bar in Ko Lanta

Why Not Bar

Tap into Ao Kantiang's laid-back scene at this driftwood-clad beachfront hang-out. It keeps things simple but fun with a killer mix of fire twirlers, sturdy cocktails, bubbly bar-staff and fantastic nightly live mus…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Ko Lanta

Malee Malee

A bohemian wonderland of quirky homemade goods, from silk-screened and hand-painted T-shirts and silk scarves to journals, toys, baby clothes, paintings, jewellery and handbags. Prices are low, it's super fun to bro…
Top Choice Homewares in Ko Lanta

Hammock House

For unique, quality, colour-bursting hammocks, crafted by rural villagers and threatened Mlabri tribespeople in northern Thailand, don't miss Hammock House. They sometimes close for part of low season (May to Octobe…
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…
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…