Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Hat Noppharat Thara

Krua Thara

This cavernous, tin-roofed delight is one of the best restaurants in southern Andaman and one of the finest seafood kitchens in southern Thailand. There's no pretension here, just the freshest fish, crab, clams, oys…
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 Buddhist Temple in Krabi Town

Wat Tham Seua

This sprawling hill and cave temple complex 9km northwest of Krabi Town is an easy, worthwhile day trip. At the park entrance you'll come to a gruellingly steep 1260-step staircase leading to a 600m karst peak. Afte…
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 Viewpoint in Ko Phi-Phi

Phi-Phi Viewpoint

The strenuous Phi-Phi viewpoint climb is a steep, rewarding 20- to 30-minute hike up hundreds of steps and narrow twisting paths. Follow the signs on the road heading northeast from Ton Sai Village; most people will…
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 Turkish in Ko Phi-Phi

Efe

This Mediterranean newcomer has swiftly become the restaurant of choice for discerning travellers and expats, thanks to its super selection of kebabs served on sizzling plates, salads and wraps. Also does fine burge…
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 Thai in Ko Phi-Phi

Esan Ganeang

On an alley jammed with hole-in-the-wall places favoured by the locals, family-run Esan Ganeang has fantastic and authentic dishes from the Isan region in northeast Thailand. Come here for fiery salads and soups, as…