Koh Lanta, Thailand
Koh Lanta is an island off the Andaman Coast in Krabi Province of Southern Thailand. It is known for its diving and long white beaches. Ko Lanta consists of several islands, the two largest are Ko Lanta Noi and Ko Lanta Yai.
Ko Lanta Noi has 9 attractive white sandy beaches, splendid scenery; coastlines have more than 70 small islands and plenty with forest, coral reefs and under water life. The geography of the island is typically mangroves; coral rimmed beaches; and rugged tree covered hills.
Things to See & Do
* Diving & snorkeling
* Lanta Old Town
* Khao Mai Kaew Caves
* Sea-Gypsy Village
* Ko Lanta National Park
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Baht (THB)
Language - Thai
Population - 30,000 approx
Land Area - 339.843 km2
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +66
Port Location - The main pier is Klongdao pier on Koh Lanta.
Travel Links - The nearest airports are at Krabi, Trang and Phuket. All three airports have diect road and boat connections. Krabi Airport, the most popular one for travel to Ko Lanta, is approximately 10 km from the provincial town and operates international flights to several foreign destinations. Destination Air runs a private charted seaplane to the island.
There are regular daily ferry boats operating between Ko Lanta and Krabi, Phuket and Ko Phi Phi. Ferry Boat of Phetpaily daily departs from Klongdao pier of Koh Lanta to Koh Ngai and Koh Mook.