This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Koh Lanta. To help you make friends with Koh Lanta before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
If you ever have the luxury of visiting Thailand for an extended period of time, it would surely be in your best interest to pay a visit to the breathtaking island district of Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand. Located just south of Krabi province and designated as an island district of Krabi, Ko Lanta is well known by tourists and locals alike for its magnificent beaches, incredible diving and snorkeling, rainforests, and so much more.
The island has maintained a steady rise in popularity over the past couple decades; this shows no signs of slowing down and understandably so. While this news may deter some backpackers, the island still caters to visitors of all tastes and budgets and has been able to preserve much of its natural allure. The easiest way to reach the island is by boat; however, if you have the funds and desire, you may also go by air.
Those who do plan on visiting the island should have no problem finding a safe and fun Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand hostel, as this area features a good selection from which to choose. Depending on what type of Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand hostel you like to stay at, it would be a good idea to read the reviews beforehand --
all the hostels on Ko Lanta are very safe, but some maintain a relaxed, quiet vibe while other Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand hostels can be more focused on the party scene. On the subject of parties, the nightlife in Ko Lanta has no shortage of pubs, bars and clubs for you to experience no matter the day of the week. In addition to this, Ko Lanta has a fabulous selection of restaurants and cafes to enjoy a meal or coffee at as well, which range drastically in price depending on what you're looking for.
As mentioned briefly above, Ko Lanta offers visitors a number of nice activities to partake outside of visiting the beach. The island is renowned for its world-class snorkeling and diving, which is a must-do for any aspiring diver or dive enthusiast. The Ko Lanta National Park is a must-see, as it spans across the islands and boasts some of the best scenery in all of Thailand. The island also has a number of caves and waterfalls that are very popular spots for tourists to visit, and with a motorbike you can travel around the island easily at your own discretion.
Written by local enthusiast for Koh Lanta hostelsbigmac