7 Most Beautiful Beaches of Koh Lanta, Thailand 7 Most Beautiful Beaches of Koh Lanta, Thailand

7 Most Beautiful Beaches of Koh Lanta, Thailand

Koh Lanta is an island that belongs that the Krabi region and easy to reach from Krabi town. The Koh Lanta beaches and hotels will give you the laid back time you’re looking for. Just to give you an idea of how easy it is to travel around: It will take 45 minutes to get from the top to the bottom of Koh Lanta. There are a lot of things to do on Koh Lanta.

Koh Lanta Beaches

It’s time to get some Salt in our Hair! The western part of Koh Lanta is full of beaches. Koh Lanta has a lot of beaches, and we wrote down our 7 favorites.

koh lanta map beaches

Don’t expect Koh Phi Phi style beaches or snorkeling, but they are definitely worth it and a lot quieter than the average beach in Thailand.

1. Kawkwang Beach

It’s a small but very relaxed beach and located a little bit remote, which makes it an ideal place for people who like a not-too-crowded beach. Kawkwang Beach is next to Khlong Dao Beach, where you will find many restaurants and beach bars. Kwakwang is also a nice place to watch the sunset.

2. Klong Dao Beach

White sand, clear water and rock free. The 3-kilometer-long Klong Dao Beach is a walking distance from the main road. It’s the most developed bay on Koh Lanta and can get busy in the high season. Like most of the Koh Lanta beaches, there’s a great selection of places to stay for all kinds of budgets.

3. Long Beach, Koh Lanta

With its 4 kilometers, it’s the longest Koh Lanta beach. Never to crowded and you can always find a complete lonely spot in there. We didn’t find really good places to snorkel but the beach is a great one to do an evening walk while the sun sets in. There are plenty of hostels and hotels near this beach where you can stay.

5. Klong Nin Beach

Klong Nin Beach had a lot more rocks in the water, which made it hard to swim. Although they really have some really great bars. We spend two of our nights here watching the sunset! Klong Nin is a bit out of the busy part of Koh Lanta, which made it more affordable to stay. The beach places are from 5-star hotels to backpacker-style bungalows.

6. Bamboo Beach

On your way to Koh Lanta’s National Park, you’ll see Bamboo Beach. Make sure to at least stop to enjoy this view.

7. Mu Koh Lanta National Park

Koh Lanta’s national park is located at the southern tip. The 200 baht entrance fee is worth the double. Enjoy the national park, go see the lighthouse and take a refreshing dip at the beach. You do have to watch your stuff because the monkeys aren’t that shy!

Koh Lanta Hotels

Many hotels on Koh Lanta are located at the beach. You’ll find 5-star hotels to backpacker beach bungalows which makes it perfect for every budget.

How to get to Koh Lanta

Flying To Koh Lanta

Take a flight from Bangkok to Krabi Airport. There are two airports in Bangkok, so make sure you’re taking your flight from the right one. From Krabi, you can take the minivan or boat to Koh Lanta.

First get to Bangkok or directly change your destination to Krabi.

Find flights to Koh Lanta ✈️

If you are arriving in Bangkok on an international flight before changing planes to fly from Bangkok to Krabi, make sure you know at which airport you will arrive. Transferring between airports can take up to 3 hours due to Bangkok’s bad traffic and so is not recommended.

Boat to Koh Lanta

You can also take a speedboat or ferry to Koh Lanta from Krabi in around 1.5-2 hours. Although the speedboat is faster, if you want a smoother journey, we recommend taking the ferry.

Minivan to Koh Lanta

Hop in the minivan that starts in Krabi. You can’t take the public bus to Koh Lanta since there is no bridge to the mainland. The ferry will take you and the minivan to the pier of Krabi.

22/06/2023 https://www.saltinourhair.com/thailand/koh-lanta-beaches-hotels/
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  • Rachel

    On which beach is the swing photo on? Thank you guys! Great website1

    • saltinourhair

      Hi Rachel, this is in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. Enjoy!

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