Things to do on Koh Lanta
Not diving today? There are plenty of things to do and see on Lanta!
You can find entertainment to suit any mood here. The beaches of the islands south are some of the most fantastic. Klong Nin beach has plentiful restaurants and bars all accessible from the sandy beach. Kantiang Bay is a peaceful retreat with palm trees spilling onto its white sand and has a selection of resort bars and restaurants also accessible to the passer by. All of Koh Lanta's many beaches have their own personal charm.
Further south you find small peaceful Bays, first Nui Bay, followed by Klong Jarks ‘Waterfall Bay’, and then the National Park beaches and old lighthouse - untouched and beautiful, the perfect place to spend the day relaxing. If you fancy a short adventure to the waterfall, head to Klong Jark. Under cover of the trees, a 45 minute opportunity to spot the jungles wildlife and small bat caves then cool off in the fresh water. Alternatively you can choose to head there via an elephant, a great experience either way.
Heading East to Lanta’s Old Town, you find shops and restaurants with a truly traditional feel. This is an old fishing village so if you enjoy extremely fresh seafood this is the place to be. For those who are a bit more daring you can always try Muay Thai Boxing! Lessons are available at Lanta Gym MuayThai, owned and managed by William (Decha Rodraksa) a former world champion, or if you’d rather just watch the sport at its authentic best head to Klong Dao stadium for the evenings action!
If yoga may be more suited to your mood, sign up at Oasis Yoga. Situated 30 metres from the beach, relaxing classes taught by very experienced staff, are enjoyed in the atmospheric wooden Sala, which enjoys a refreshing sea breeze. Thailand is famous for its spicy delicious food and Thai social events are centred round it. Why not take a cooking class at Time for Lime, a true foodie cooking school. All profits from the school go to Lanta Animal Welfare, a fantastic and dedicated charity that works to rescue and treat the islands animals. It is a great place to spend an afternoon and cuddle the cats or take a dog for a walk on the beach and you will be very welcomed.
After dark the parties start! Lanta has a huge choice of bars and parties so, look for signs and if you see candles leading to the beach then you are surely hot on the scent of a chance to dance the night away. With its beautiful combination of rich green jungle, sandy beaches and friendly locals, Koh Lanta can provide a great holiday experience for all.