Koh Lanta Yai: Vicinity to Silence in Thailand

Boat Pier at Koh Lanta Yai.
Boat Pier at Koh Lanta Yai. | Source

Short Brief

Koh Lanta Yai, which also part of Krabi Province, has attractive beaches for tourists who adore perfect retreat and solitude environment. The island is slim, where the coastline reaches out to 11 – 13 miles, with Ban Saladan as a center activity.

Lanta Yai is a place of origin for the ancient of Sea Gypsy Community, who lives in balance with sea, while Islamic dominates in here. In this manner, there are far more mosques than temples on the island. Buddhist and the other faith add the colors of life in Lanta Yai. Farm, fishing, palm tree growing, coconut or cashew plantations, are the major income sources for local in the area.

Located at the east side of Phang Nga Bay and southwestern coast of Krabi, Lanta Yai exists as the pure tropical island in Andaman Sea, where varieties of accommodation run on this island. Layana Resort & Spa is a great choice for honeymoon and total leisure. Ancient Realm Resort & Spa, Banana Garden Home and Lanta Mermaid Boutique House, are great options for visitors who choose reasonably price. To those who fancy privacy and exclusive time with family, they can consider some vacation rentals such like Mango House One Bedroom Villas, Secret Garden B3, and Pool Villa in Long Beach (Phra Ae) as a second residence.

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Klong Nin Beach in Koh Lanta YaiLow tide at Kaw Kwang Beach.Kan Tiang Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.Boat couple on Phra Ae Beach.Sunset goes onto Koh Lanta Yai.Coastal vegetation on Klong Kong Beach.Klong Jark Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.Klong Dao Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.
Klong Nin Beach in Koh Lanta Yai
Klong Nin Beach in Koh Lanta Yai | Source
Low tide at Kaw Kwang Beach.
Low tide at Kaw Kwang Beach.
Kan Tiang Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.
Kan Tiang Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.
Boat couple on Phra Ae Beach.
Boat couple on Phra Ae Beach. | Source
Sunset goes onto Koh Lanta Yai.
Sunset goes onto Koh Lanta Yai. | Source
Coastal vegetation on Klong Kong Beach.
Coastal vegetation on Klong Kong Beach. | Source
Klong Jark Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.
Klong Jark Beach in Koh Lanta Yai. | Source
Klong Dao Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.
Klong Dao Beach in Koh Lanta Yai. | Source

Tourist Attractions in Lanta Yai

This island is the most extraordinary among the other in Lanta Group, where characteristic beaches are visibly in Lanta Yai. Furthermore, there are attractive beaches in Lanta Yai, which branches to eight areas; they are Klong Dao, Klong Kong, Klong Nin, Klong Jark, Kaw Kwang, Ba Kan Tieng, Phra Ae, and Bamboo Bay (Last Beach).

  • Klong Dao

Klong Dao is the most developed area in Lanta Yai since 2006. The coastline covers one until two miles, where many resort types spread in here. Firm as safe swimming area, Klong Dao Beach has become the leading family beach in Lanta Yai. If visitors move to northern part of the area, they can find Kaw Kwang Beach, which recognized “Deer Neck” on it appearances.

  • Klong Kong

On south of the island, Klong Kong Beach displays golden sands and shady palms. The beach strains around one until two miles on the ground, where numerous accommodations run as family business in here.

  • Klong Nin

Klong Nin Beach waits tourists on the right off the road to National Park. The combination between white sands and emerald green waters, make this two miles beach is a perfect place to sit back, order a drink and relax. Visitors who have bright eyes, they can find sheltered site at south of the beach that known as Klong Hin Beach.

  • Klong Jark

Not far from national park, there is a Klong Jark Beach, which is a private area in Lanta Yai. In local, Klong Jark means waterfall, where the trip takes two miles from the beach to waterfall. Besides, some activities such like elephant trekking and bird watching are the interests for visitors who have a desire into wild living things.

  • Kaw Kwang

Kaw Kwang or "Deer Neck" has its own appearance, where the beach line looks like a deer's neck. There is a chance for visitors to walk to the islet at the end of the point when the tide goes low.

  • Ba Kan Tieng

Ba Kan Tieng, as also known Ka Tieng Bay, is a small beach in Lanta Yai. The beach provides enjoyable swimming area along with high mountains of national park at background. A few accommodations such like; The Houben Hotel, Anda Lanta Resort, and Phra Nang Lanta Hotel are eagerly to welcoming tourists in here.

  • Phra Ae (Long Beach)

Located at south of Klong Dao, Phara Ae Beach is a second favorite beach in Lanta Yai. Phra Ae Beach or Long Beach extends until two miles along with tropical trees on the seashore. Snorkeling spot stands around south of beach, where the distance covers few minutes from north area. To those who are budgets oriented, the area is better than Klong Dao area.

  • Bamboo Bay (Last Beach)

Rested at the east side before national park, Bamboo Bay stretches to 500 - 700 meters length. In any case, Bamboo Bay is the ultimate end for people who want to cast away against the outside world. Further, swimming at this area is possible when the tide is not too deep.

Wave at Phra Ae Beach in Koh Lanta Yai.
Wave at Phra Ae Beach in Koh Lanta Yai. | Source

Getting to Lanta Yai

Although the atmosphere affords beautiful vibes, visiting Lanta Yai bit hard. On different angle, this is a noble state of affair for visitors, who quest adventure and solitary area around Andaman Sea.

Either Krabi Town or Ao Nang is the best ground to the island. Phuket, which takes longer in journey, is another alternative spot. Consequently, try to skip Phuket if does not necessarily. Ferry, boat, and car ferries are the transportation to Koh Lanta Yai. Overall, Ferry is the best.

The island deals with tropical weather every year, which means there are only hot season from November to March and rainy season from April to October. In hot season, the climate fewer hot, especially from November to January. Compared with the other parts of Thailand, the circumstance breeds massive rain in Lanta Yai, particularly from May to October. Tourists who visit Koh Lanta in rainy season, they still have a chance to achieve beautiful experience, even some rainfall, and clarity of the sea may not be as fair as at hot season.

Maybe Koh Lanta Yai is not famous as Koh Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Koh Samui, and Patong. However, never belittle Lanta Yai, which offers extraordinary experience to vagabonds, who prefer silence sense in Thailand.

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