We are travelling with our 30 month old child to Koh Lanta. Just wondering if anyone has used or know of a good babysitting/nanny service for a few hours a day?
Hi we are a family of 7 trying to get from ko lanta to ko samui could anyone help please we need to do the journey as quickly as possible travelling from lanta on the. 28th December. thank you
Hi all, I'm planning to stay on Phra Ae for a few days in Dec with my boyfriend. Can you please advise as to whether the beach here is still clean and scenic? I've read that it's become more developed and touristy over the years. I'd love to stay in Kantiang Bay, but due to time constraints I think somewhere closer to Saladan would be better.
Would we be able to take a scooter all the way down to the southern beaches? And if so, is it safe? We've ridden scooters several times before but I don't know what the roads are like here.
Lastly, we'd love to explore the island and perhaps hike to some waterfalls. If anyone has recommendations on beautiful views or must-sees/must-dos (including any day trips elsewhere) I'd very much appreciate the input!
Understand that there are minibus/van services from the Krabi airport to Ko Lanta, is this correct?
Has anyone tried the services before?
What's the timetable and the price for the service? I'll arrive in Krabi airport at 2pm.
How long will the journey takes?
Do I still need to arrange the boat service separately if I travel by minibus/van?
I'm planning to go & stay in Phra Ee Beach first before explore to other places in Lanta.
Many thanks in advance for your reply.
Is this the worst beach to stay near?
I've read reviews that there are parties at the bars, broken glass from the parties on the beach, rocky beaches, and very poor beach bungalows...all making it the worst place to stay on the island.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Would Kantiang Bay be a good place to stay for 1-2 months? I know it's very far from the main strip but we are looking for the most scenic and peaceful & idyllic location to stay in. We'll have a rental car with us.
I was wondering if a $1000 USD per month budget would be sufficient to get a modern, somewhat luxurious 1 or 2 bedroom villa in Koh Lanta with a sea view and high-speed Internet access? Any recommendations would be great.
Additionally, what would be the best area to stay in that's peaceful, quiet, and family-friendly but still within reasonable distance of some nicer restaurants and the Thai boxing gym?
Has anyone had any experiences with tattoos in lanta? I'm there first week of October for some diving and would like a tat before I leave.
I am probably heading over to Koh Lanta for for about 5 days at the end of April/ beginning of May and wondering if it might be too much time or to little. I'm also wondering about the nightlife or if it's it a good place to meet up with other travellers, etc.
Has anyone else been there or is anyone else going?
I'm going in March, any suggestions?
I wish to go [also] to Hin Daeng & Hin Muang.
Hi guys , anyone know of a bungalow on the beach close to the action on Ko Lanta ?
I would like to join the earth bar.
would you have an email address to contact me please?
thank you in advance!
I will be flying to Phuket in a few days - transfering to Ko Phi Phi Don (northern end of the island) for 2 days and then moving on to Ko Lanta on our way to Krabi.
We'd like to spend 2-4 days on Ko Lanta to discover the island and make trips to nearby snorkeling places such as Ko Rok and Kradang.
So I have the following questions:
1. What's overall the nicest place on Ko Lanta - in terms of beaches and scenery? Presence of bars/nightife etc is not important. I heard it gets better the more south you go?
2. Right now we are considering either Pra Ae (better than the other northern beaches and quite close to the pier) or further down near Bamboo Bay, Waterfall Beach and the national park (nicer but far from the pier). How far would it be to travel to the pier at Saladan? Is it worth going so deep south? And what accomodation would you recommend?
3. I heard the Saladan pier is the only one from where you can go to Ko Rok and Kradang, is that correct? Or could we depart in the south of Ko Lanta as well?
4. Ko Rok and Kradang are supposed to be the nicest islands around, would you recommend them?
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
I went to Ko Lanta about 6 years ago and the main road around the island was dusty, pot-holed road and quite unpleasant to travel on. Has it been repaved yet? The reason I ask is because the state of the road will play a part in where we'll choose to stay - if it's still bad, we'd rather stay up on Klong Dao Beach but if it's better than it was, we might head further south.
thanks to anyone who's been there recently who can help.
I just booked a room in Lanta resort and spa for my honeymoon. Has anyone stayed there? Is it a good resort? The hotel website says they do airport pickups. I'm flying to Phuket international airport and wanted to know if they will pick us up from there. Also, just out of curiosity how do you get to the resort from Phuket international airport without depending on the hotel shuttle to come pick us up?
My girlfriend and I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks at the end of July and first week of August. We are strongly considering Ko Lanta for about 8 or 9 days which has been recommended by friends but are concerned that with the low season we won't be able to do things like visit Ko Rok and the 4 islands and Pi Pi, do some hiking into the waterfalls and perhaps an elephant trek. Day trip up to Krabi proper.
Patrick at Lalaanta where we are considering staying didn't seem to imply that it would be easy to organise. Any thoughts or suggestions?
The alternative is we go somewhere else entire like Chang Mai...
My fiance and I are getting married in Phuket in November, then looking to honeymoon on Koh Lanta and Krabi
Looking to spend some time on a lonely little beach, away from crowds, little bungalow on the beach.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
also, thinking of Crown Lanta for somewhere bit more flash for a bit of the time.
Hi were going to koh lanta in 2 weeks found this hotel "lanta sands" , wondering if anyone has stayed there?? if you can let me know would be great
Have a busy trip planned and want a few days on a beach with my girlfriend, preferably bungalow, with out being hassled too much by hawkers, and tourist (though I am of them). I guess I'm looking for a quiet paradise with some conveniences. Does anyone know of a good place on these islands that fits this? Or if you have any opinions on which island you prefer please let me know.
Not to be rude but please don't include alternative third option, I'm having enough trouble as is. As always thanks, you guys have bee a huge help.
I'm Planning a honeymoon in Thailand for July. I've done a lot of research and Ko Lanta seems like a first choice. However, I don't know if "July Ko Lanta" is going to offer what I'm looking for. I understand that it is significantly more quiet in July, that doesn't bother me. I do want to be able to enjoy some of the activities that I know are available during the peak season. I also had a few questions with some of the issues regarding the monsoons.
safe to swim (rip tide)?
If anyone could help I would be really thankful.
I'm heading to Koh Lanta in March and have booked an executive bungalow at the Royal Lanta Resort & Spa. Does anyone have any experience of the resort?
Also, Mosqiutos are a nightmare for me (they eat me alive). is Koh Lanta mosquito heaven?
looking to make a deal for a full month, expect it to be sub 10,000 baht, quiet, and with a fridge.
anyone got any ideas
I'm going to stay in Lanta Resort on Long Beach next February. I'm trying to find out something about this resort but I can't find any info about it, it's quite a new resort, i guess from 2007 but still no reviews. I wonder if it even exist. Anybody heard about it?
Who know the new resturant name Or-Egg Food Drik?
(On the street near Villa Resort Klong Dao Beach.)
How about fod and price. Thank you.
hi i am goin to ko lanta on holiday in february 2010 and was wondering if it was alright to go metal detecting there any advice greatly apreciated thanks
I had a few questions about travelling to Phuket, Koh Lanta and Phi Phi Islands in September. I understand this is low season but I just wanted to know if people had any advice regarding:
1) Is the weather going to be mostly rain? I know its rainy season, but I have been to Boracay in the Philippines in September and it rained sporadically but was still very hot and sunny, so I thought that it would be similar weather. People who have been to Thailand in September told me that the weather is not as bad as what people make it out to be, so I just wanted to find out what the real deal was.
2) We are starting our trip off in Phuket, but I wanted to find out the best way to get to Koh Lanta and Phi Phi Islands during September/October months. Also, is it better to go to Koh Lanta from Phuket then Koh Lanta to Phi Phi Islands?
3) Any suggestions on accommodation? We would like something that is relatively comfortable but affordable.
If anyone can give advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
Am turning 50 next year and were planning on going to thailand with adult family and two toddlers. Last time we went to phuket and this time I wanted something a bit different.
do you think Ko Lanta will be too quiet for 7 adults who like a bit of nightlife and also is there any shopping to be had here and would it be suitable for two tots aged 1 and 3?
I'm looking for general advice or specific recommendations for travelling to and from Lanta. I will be arriving at Krabi airport and need to get to Lanta, how is the best way to do this, how would I arrange this? By the way I'm talking about December here.
Also, after staying on Lanta I'm heading to Koh Jum. How would I arrange a long tail boat to take me there?
Going to Ko Lanta in desember. Anybody know if it is possible to take kite boarding lessons there. Or elsewhere in the region???
the Mrs. and I are planning a trip to Ko Lanta (and probably the surrounding islands) for two weeks - 2nd and 3rd week of december.
we're looking for a safe, quiet and cheap place as the base to go dive and snorkel and wander around from. my own research tells me that Prae Ae (Long Beach) is the way to go. is this correct?
will somebody please give us some tips on where to stay (names of accommodation place); and probably even other islands that we can jump off to after a couple of days at Lanta, and probably the ones after that too.
we're quiet people who loves the sea way too much than we can afford - both in terms of time and budget- therefore indications on the amount to be spent is highly anticipated and very much appreciated.