Ko Lanta Activity
Ko Lanta is very diversity of nature. The archipelago comprised of over 70 small islands. Most of them are in the national park area which guarantee truly unspoiled. Many islands nearby are very rich of underwater life on a square mile of coral reef. Some have magnificent beaches which worthy to visit.
Many people come to Ko Lanta for some of the world's best scuba diving in the surrounding Andaman Sea . However, the island offers many other great activities and tours suitable for all members of the family including snorkeling, hiking and caving, boat tours, fishing, kayaking or rent a Jeep and sightseeing around this diversity island is worth.
Ko Lanta Diving, Andaman sea was named as the best area for diving in southern part of Thailand. But one of the best part is southern of Andaman sea which the greatest site “Hin Daeng & Hin Muang” - world top ten rated by international dive magazine located. Any divers who need to spend a quality time of diving in Thailand should base themselves in Koh Lanta. Where easy to access to many popular dive site as Koh Ha - underwater carvern dive and all others as Shark Point, King Cruiser Wreck, Anemone Reef, Hin Bida and Koh Bida.
Most of the scuba-diving shops are situated in Baan Saladan, at the north end of Ko Lanta, so if your primary objective in visiting the island is diving, we offer you to made consider to dive with Lanta-Diver, they are Thai Professional Operator and is a Padi Dive Centre located in Baan Saladan. Prices vary little; equipment, meals, and shuttle service to and from Lanta Emerald Bungalow are usually inclusive.
If scuba diving is not familiar with you, down here also have many snorkeling sites offer.
Snorkeling, one of the best is Ko Rok , 30 km south of Ko Lanta, the twin islands with magnificent beaches covered by green tropical forest. Offshore is a square mile of coral reef with colorful sea life. The water is transparency clear with over 30 meters sighting. For the one can't swim is also can enjoy and see underwater life from the boat. On the island are also have a thousand year the Banyan tree jungle, folk of big size monitor lizards and a troop of shell crabs.
On Ko Lanta have one day tour named "Four Island Trip" . This will lead you to Ko Cheuk and Ko Waen , snorkeling among colorful soft coral with a hundred of Nemo. The trip also let you visit Ko Nga i or Ko Kradan , one of the magnificent beaches with coral reef off shore. The highlight is at Koh Mook, the small island with hidden beach at the heart call " Emerald Cave " . You need to swim through the darkness passageway. It is gently wider and more illumination, awaiting the tip will understand what the emerald cave is. Out side the cave is tiny beach at the middle of chimney of limestone cliff at the heart of the island.
Elephant Trekking, Half of this long island is the national park area which covered by fresh tropical rainforest, living of many small creature and flora fauna. Jungle walk is available at the most south of the island near national park head office. The paved walk way cut a few kilometers deep in to the heart of the jungle and gently up hill, the end at view point of two horse shoe curve beaches where the light hous e located.
For more adventure, another jungle walk is at the middle of the island head to Mai Kaew Cave ; with 3 kilometers walk along the small cannel up to the high hill. Smooth walk along the cannel will lead to tiny waterfall half way, further is another one kilometer up hill head to hidden cave on the top.
Canoeing or Kayaking, Along 30 kilometers East Coast of Ko lanta are very rich of Mangrove Forest ; here is the natural underwater life sanctuary under the conserve of Ko Lanta's National Park.
The small straits in between Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta Noi and mainland; where the sea is clam which perfectly for canoeing. There are a dozen of small islands here named "Talabeng" with many sizes and shapes, offer the picturesque view of high limestone cliffs vertical with blue sea. Some have a hidden cave which can reach by canoe only.
There are a few canoe operators offer full day trip around this area. Contact our tour desk for better choice and more information.