Lanta Yai Island (Ko Lanta Yai), Thailand
Ko Lanta Yai Island is one of several of the Ko Lanta Islands. Known as â€œBig Lanta Islandâ€, it is popular with tourists seeking a more peaceful holiday than nearby Ko Phi Phi. Visitors to Ko Lanta will enjoy nine beautiful white sandy beaches, attractive scenery, coral reefs and abundant under water life.
Attractions on Ko Lanta include its tourist center Ban Saladan, where visitors will find transport, diving trips and shopping opportunities. The Khao Mai Kaew Caves are a popular alternative to the beach. The caves are located at the centre of the island and boast spectacular rocks and caverns, housing spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Lanta Old Town is also worth a visit. There are many restaurants, interesting shopping and an art gallery.
Things to See & Do
* Snorkeling & diving
* Ban Saladan - tourist centre of Ko Lanta
* Khao Mai Kaew Caves
* Lanta Old Town
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Baht (THB)
Language - Thai
Population - 30,000 approx
Land Area - 180 kmÂ²
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 - Visitors to Ko Lanta Yai Island will arrive at Saladan Pier.
Travel Links - The nearest airports are Krabi, Trang and Phuket. Krabi and Trang have direct road and boat connections to Ko Lanta.
Ferry services run from Krabi, Ao Nang and from Phuket via Ko Phi Phi to Ko Lanta Yai's Saladan pier.
The nearest train station to Ko Lanta is in Trang province just south of Krabi. From there, there are trains to and from Bangkok.