Here I am, at Koh Lanta (Lanta island) with my friends. You must be wondering where Koh Lanta is.
It is located off Thailand’s south western coastal town of Krabi, on the east side of Phang Nga Bay. It’s an unspoiled tropical island and a lot of foreigners here are from UK. With clear, cool waters and superb white sand beaches stretching along a 27 kilometer coastline, its paradisiacal appeal remains unmarred by mass tourism. The Lanta island, which reaches a height of almost 500 meters at its extreme end, also boasts a mountain range covered with rain forest.
In order to get to Koh Lanta, you will take a flight to Krabi International Airport. Then, get a minivan or a cab to South Online Pier which takes about 30-40 minutes. The island is accessible from the mainland by car or passenger ferry. The passenger ferry at South Online Pier operates only from November to April.
The speedboat (ferry) ride took us about 40 minutes from the pier to Koh Lanta. In fact, many foreigners prefer this route as compared to driving all the way to the island.
The resort that we stayed at had a very rocky beach. Personally, I would prefer a white sandy beach.
On another note, I am questioning myself on the knowledge of beautiful tropical islands around South East Asia. This is because I am really surprised that there are more Caucasians than Asians in this island. One foreigner (from London) told me that it was her third time visiting this tropical island. She would take two weeks off work and enjoy Koh Lanta with her friends each year.
Relaxation is a key element when it comes to beach getaways. Relax, chill, and enjoy – embrace every moment away from the daily mundane and the hustle-bustle of the city (workplace).
Dining in Thailand has always been an exotic experience. I must say I enjoy Thai cuisine very much that I could eat double the amount of my usual portions.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for the next post on the beautiful Koh Rok Islands we visited today.