Koh Lanta is ideally situated in the growing southern Thailand province of Krabi; Koh Lanta has converted from an 80’s backpacker haunt into a new hot spot in South East Asia. And while budget travelers still find ample space to cool their heels, Lanta has gone up-market in the past few years with new four and five star resorts dotting its picturesque 40 kilometers of Andaman Sea coastline.
Beach on Koh Lanta
The island’s proximity to Phuket, Phi Phi, Krabi and even Bangkok, makes it a great holiday alternative to other crowded and commercial tropical island destinations. Koh Lanta is actually made of two islands; Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai. Koh Lanta Noi is the smaller of the two islands and doesn’t have tourist facilities. Visitors traveling by road from the mainland travel across the smaller island on the way to the resorts on Koh Lanta Yai.