All beaches of Koh Lanta and the best beaches of the island - a description from personal experience

Lanta beaches are a continuation of review articles on the beaches of Thailand’s main resorts. The site also has reviews of beaches. Phuket. Samui. Phangan. Pattaya. Koh Chang. Krabi. Phi Phi. Koh Lanta and Hua Hin. Already traditional for the series, all the beaches of the resortdivided into major and minor, and they are listed starting from the main pier of the island in the north of Lanta Yai, up to its southern point. For a clearer understanding of what and where is located, you can scroll down the post to the bottom and see the map of the beaches of Koh Lanta. Each beach marker has a link to the post description, so click and go to the beach page with photos.

Koh Lanta is a small island that cancross from north to south in about one hour, and if you leave early in the morning and without traffic jams, then over forty minutes. The geographical feature of the island affected the characteristics of the seabed around it, and thanks to them, all the tourist beaches were on the west coast. Lanta Yai has several mountain ranges along the entire length of the island. Smaller and lower mountains (up to 250 meters) are located in the northern half, and more serious massifs with heights of up to 600 meters - in the southern half, some of which are generally reserved for the reserve.

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List of the best beaches of Koh Lanta

In my personal, subjective opinion, with beacheson Koh Lanta things are somehow not very good. For myself, I saw only three options out of fourteen, which I undoubtedly defined as “the best beaches of Koh Lanta”, the rest are either wild, either for an amateur, or shallow, or generally completely unsuitable. The three best beaches of Koh Lanta are:

All other beaches of Koh Lanta are either very specific or require a compromise.

In the case of Koh Lanta, no matter how long you aredrive in: two weeks vacation or wintering from three months. Unless wintering men will have a little more space to choose from - they need to be tied not to a specific beach, but to infrastructure, which is able to meet the needs of the wintermaster in everyday life without much time.

If you look at the scale of the whole island, thenThe most advanced in this respect is the north-west. There is a large hypermarket Tesco Lotus and its express version, large hospitals, authorities and transport hubs Kanty. That is, the winterer can choose any beach, starting from the Saladan Pier and the beach Ao Koh Kwangand ending with the beach Klong Hin in the northwest and the area of ​​the Old City in the southeast. And it is important for the tourist to relax on the initially good beach with a developed infrastructure, so his choice is reduced to the very three beaches: Klong Dao. Long beach and Klong Ning.

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Main beaches

Klong Dao Beach

Crescent Bay, with strongly roundedflank the beach. It looks very beautiful, but only the central and left parts of Klong Dao are suitable for a full bath. The right edge is popular with both tourists and locals as a place for walks and picnics. The sea is quite shallow, you can not swim. But it looks very nice at high tide and serves as an excellent background for a relaxing family event on land. At Klong Dao, a well-developed infrastructure and a decent choice of housing at various levels. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Klong Dao Beach on Lanta is a great family beach!

Klong Dao Beach, Koh Lanta

Klong Dao Beach, Koh Lanta

Long Beach (Long Beach)

Long beach (translated from English long beach)Indeed it is the longest beach of the island of Lanta Yai, and in most Internet reviews it is called the best beach of Koh Lanta, with which I personally agree. The Thai name is Phra Ae Beach. A good entrance to the water, a lot of natural shade, well-developed infrastructure, proximity to the main important points of the island (hypermarket, hospital, market) make it a universal beach for all kinds of recreation: Long Beach is loved by both vacationers and longsters. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Long Beach (Long Beach) - the best beach on Koh Lanta.

Long Beach Beach, Koh Lanta

Long Beach Beach, Koh Lanta

Klong Khong Beach

The third largest beach after Klong Dao and Long Beach. Despite the popularity of tourists, I did not understand this beach. Or rather, I did not understand how he attracts people. Besides the more or less developed infrastructure and proximity to Saladan, I did not see any advantages in it. Khlong Khong is long, but shallow, and the entrance to the sea here is complicated by rock sediments, if it is properly called. At low tide, it is impossible to look at Klong Khong without tears, and I don’t quite understand why the beach was given such a colorful nickname - Bali Beach. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Klong Khong beach - fabulous Bali on Lanta type.

Klong Khong Beach, Koh Lanta

Klong Khong Beach, Koh Lanta

Klong Nin Beach

But with Klong Ning the opposite situation: the beach is not considered popular with most of the tourists who visited it, but in my opinion it is one of the three best beaches of Koh Lanta. A comfortable beach-infrastructure ratio, a good location in the center of the west coast, between the civilization of northern Koh Lanta and the reserved southern part. And a few people, a good choice of accommodation and a splash beach for children - all that is necessary for a full-fledged family holiday. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Klong Nin Beach on Lanta - I'd live here!

Klong Nin Beach, Koh Lanta

Klong Nin Beach, Koh Lanta

Other beaches

Kaw Kwang Beach

The very first beach, which starts immediately frompier of Saladan. True, Ao Koh Kwang usually stays aside from the tourist routes - everyone rushes to Long Beach, and further south. And the beach of Ko Kwang is hiding on the outskirts of a village near Saladan, remaining something unpopular and unknown. But people do not lose much of this: the beach is dull, terribly shallow and almost not suitable for swimming. Mostly here it is pleasant to spend time for a walk or sitting in a coastal cafe. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Ao Ko Kwang (Ao Kaw Kwang) - walking beach with a promenade.

Ao Koh Kwang, Koh Lanta

Ao Koh Kwang, Koh Lanta

Relax (Relax Beach)

Most likely the Relax beach is just lostA corner of Long Beach, but not the essence. The place is pleasant in all respects, but it is interesting to come here for one or two days, maximum. And it certainly should not be considered as a permanent stop on Koh Lanta. Nice, authentic, slightly out of the way, but nevertheless popular among the people, the beach. Due to its conventional wildness, Relax Beach is often dirty. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Relax Beach (Relax Beach) - where to relax on Koh Lanta.

Relax Beach, Koh Lanta

Relax Beach, Koh Lanta

Lanta Secret Beach

Secret this beach remained untilthe gates with the road leading to it through a private section were not open to anyone. The coast was badly damaged at the hands of a man, almost the entire stretch of shore was deprived of plantings, but the first line was reinforced with a special planting of palm trees. The beach is beautiful, steep, not yet very popular and there are very few people here. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Secret Beach (Lanta Secret Beach) - yet wild beach on Lanta.

Secret Beach (Lanta Secret Beach)

Secret Beach (Lanta Secret Beach)

Klong Toab Beach

Klong Toab Beach is a catchy place, soI looked only half the beach, and not the best. So, at the moment I do not have an objective assessment of the entire location as a whole, but there is a detailed post describing that half of Klong Toaba, which is considered passable, unprofitable and in general there the tourists just stop to take specific pictures, and on certain days the mobile Thai market . A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Klong Toab beach on Lanta - mixed emotions, incomplete overview.

Klong Toab beach on Lanta

Klong Toab beach on Lanta

Nui (Nui Beach)

Of the two beaches of Nui on Koh Lanta, I looked so faronly this one. Not a bad place in a pretty bay. Not the most beachable beach, almost no natural shade, infrastructure - one restaurant on the rocks. True, he is also a modest resort, so Nui Beach can be classified as “hotels with its own beach” on Koh Lanta. With the help of the workers of the resort, bamboo canopies were built on the sun, so the beach rest is comfortable here, but I would not want to hang around here for more than a day. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Nui Beach (Nui Beach) - decent wild beach on Lanta.

Nui Beach, Koh Lanta

Nui Beach, Koh Lanta

Klong Hin Beach

Not the most built-up and not very populated areaKoh Lanta Islands. Its name is consonant with Klong Nin, and therefore they are often confused, although Nin is a beach of honey, compared to Hin. Klong Khin corresponds to the area: wild, dingy, rocky. There is a place where a couple of resorts are built with bungalows, but as for me - this is a great amateur place. The bottom is studded with stones and you won't get to the sea immediately. At low tide, you can observe the lunar landscapes or Mordor - who is closer. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Klong Hin on Lanta - a beach for survivors.

Klong Hin on Lanta

Klong Hin on Lanta

Kantiag Bay

Last big beach on the west coastLanta. There is a good choice of housing, relatively well-developed infrastructure and a surprisingly good beach with fine sand. Due to its remoteness from the main tourist get-togethers, Kantiang Bay seemed to me a moderate, calm place for people seeking silence, away from the hustle and bustle. Moreover, you have a protected zone with an array of jungles and walking paths here - there is a place to hide from the world. A detailed description of the beach, with photos - see the article Ba Kan Tiang Bay beach - a place for a quiet holiday on Lanta.

Ba Kan Tiang Bay Beach

Ba Kan Tiang Bay Beach

Map of beaches of Koh Lanta

Map of beaches of Koh Lanta

Map of beaches of Koh Lanta:

Map of beaches of Koh Lanta

Map of beaches of Koh Lanta

P.S. Likes and reposts are welcome. :)

P.P.S. I will also be very happy to express your opinions on various beaches on Koh Lanta, where you rested. What and what you liked.

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