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Things to do in Koh Lanta

Scuba diving and snorkeling is big in the Andaman Sea and besides the many other things to do in Koh Lanta it is certainly also one of the main attractions for many visitors to this island. Below suggest a few popular attractions and activities. Excursions and sightseeing trips can be arranged by most resorts, especially with our list of luxury hotels in in Koh Lanta.


  • Scuba Diving

    Clear visibility, often up to 30 meters, and the abundant coral and other marine life attracts many divers to this marine paradise every year. Dive operators on the island run trips to several dive locations daily. PADI dive courses are also available for beginners for as little as 12 500 THB. Many operators organize snorkel trips to Ko Rok Nok, Phi Phi and several other nearby locations in this national marine park.
  • Liveaboad Excursions

    Liveaboad scuba excursions, offering the opportunity to travel by boat to many popular diving sites, including the protected waters around the Similan and Surin Islands are popular here. This will allow you the opportunity to stay on a very well equipped boat for anything from three to seven days and all facilities including meals are provided. Ample time to explore the Andaman underwater wonders including night dives.
  • Surrounding Islands

    Ko Ha Lagoon with its group of 5 islands close to Koh Lanta is popular with scuba divers and snorkelers and offer at least 8 unique dives. The highlight of diving here is Koh Ha Yai where two enormous caverns are found with their entrance at 5-14m deep. The lagoon is also a great place to start for beginners.
  • Hiking & Kayaking

    What better way of exploring the exotic shores around Koh Lanta. Paddle through caves and past towering cliffs and get in touch with nature. You can go hiking through unspoilt jungle early morning, swim under waterfalls or soak in the crystal clear pools.
  • Sea Gypsy Village

    Visiting the gypsy village at Ban Songkha-Au is one of those cultural things you have to do. The villagers live from what the sea provide and still practice their age old customs and culture.
  • Sightseeing

    Visit the caves situated in the middle of the island and swim in the crystal clear pools inside the caves. See the stalagmites and stalactites which have developed over many, many years.
  • Orchid Nursery Farm

    If you are a flower lover, you will love this place. The Orchid Nursery Farm is located on Long Beach (Pra Ae Beach) and has a 30 THB admission fee.
  • Horse Riding

    Horse riding has become a favorite enjoyment for families and friends. On Koh Lanta it is available at Khlong Dao Beach and Lanta Long Beach and it is suitable for the beginner right through to the more advanced rider.
  • Dining & Shopping

    Dining and shopping spots are fairly simple and basic but enjoyable to the shopaholics. All resorts on the island will have their own restaurant and there are a number of other places serving Thai and international cuisine, particularly along the road that runs parallel to the beaches.
  • Boat Trips

    Jump on a boat and cruise around the marine park and view the other islands in the archipelago. Most hotels and resorts on the island will even offer their own yachts for scenic cruises. Spend some time on a secluded beach on an island you did not know exist. It is all possible when you visit this Eden.
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