Lo Lana Beach on Phi Phi is a single resort beach of bungalow houses. Rather, what is left of the once pretty resort, but now these are just abandoned houses overgrown with greenery. I assume that it was damaged during the tsunami and the owners probably decided not to restore it..
And in general, I crept into the assumption that once upon a time Lana Bay looked much prettier and more well-groomed. And now it is a completely abandoned place with heaps of rubbish in the bushes. Garbage is periodically cleaned up - there are black bags for it on the shore, but what frequency of cleaning is difficult to say. In low season, during the monsoons, I think there is a dump-dump. I had a chance to look at the photos taken in the fall, and so - on the beach it's just hard.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
Terrible shallow water, you can sunbathe, swim - not very much. Lo Lana Bay is a flat sandy square of 460x460 meters, cut off from the sea by tall cliffs to the right and left. Behind the beach, a small plain begins, which after 250 meters turns into a lowland flooded with sea water, overgrown with mangrove trees.
The beach is not crowded, despite the fact that people are often brought here. Apparently rumors spread quickly and tourists are in no hurry to look at the local rubbish and stones..
The sand on the beach is medium scabby, yellow, soft. Near the shore with grass, it is almost clean, and closer to the sea it becomes larger and with a mass of impurities in the form of stones, corals and marine debris.
Entering the water, depth and waves
Despite the seeming shallowness, the water on Lana Beach does not go 200 meters from the coast, to the edge of the reef, but simply becomes very shallow. On Lana, the ebb and flow are not so pronounced. I think that when the water is high, you can even swim here. Compared to the neighboring Lo Ba Kao, when some intermediate stage begins between ebb and flow, then on Lo Ba Kao you still need to wait for high water, and on Lana you can already safely splash in the sea.
By the way, at high tide the beach looks much nicer, you just need to move away from the place where the boats are parked. To summarize - at high tide everything is not so bad, and if you do not attach importance to garbage and do not cycle on the spot, then the beach is quite swimable.
Sun beds and shade
Due to the fact that the beach is de facto wild, you won't even find sun beds here broken. I have not seen a rental, and all tourists who come here on their own usually use their bamboo rugs.
There is a lot of shadow on the beach, except for the right edge, where the territory is shaved for building and there is not a single tree there for hundreds of meters. But all the other meters of Lana Beach are dense vegetation and good shade..
Plus, this beach itself is facing north, and during the day there is always a place to hide from the sun. The cliffs at the edges of the beach are far from the water and do not provide any shade, you can not count on them.
Once there was the infrastructure of the resort, but now there is nothing but a line of concrete posts that mark its territory. The houses themselves are almost invisible from the beach, there are no buildings such as a bar or restaurant on the shore..
There is a small shelter for boaters who feel free here and park along the entire coast without restrictions, lay out their goods and cans of fuel. Next to Lo Lana beach there is a small Nui beach - a kind of attraction, which, in theory, can be reached through the jungle.
And east of Lo Lan there is a fairly large beach with hotel infrastructure - Lo Ba Kao. The network sometimes comes across recommendations to snorkel from the shore near Lo Lan, they say - a quality snorkel. But I have not personally tested it, so I will be glad to see your comments..
Houses and hotels on the beach
Above, I have already outlined the situation with housing on Lo Lana Bay beach. It is possible that better times will come for this place, but so far this is not the most interesting beach, without infrastructure and hotels. In principle, if you really like such places, a wild beach with an abandoned place - that is, there is a very real opportunity to settle in the neighborhood on Lo Ba Khao.
Using the link below, you will be taken to a general list of hotels around Phi Phi Don, but you click on the icon with a map and there you will already decide on accommodation options on Lo Lana Beach. The island is so small that Roomguru doesn't even try to divide hotels by beaches..
Hotels near Phi Phi>
Be sure to check for discounts or specials on the excellent Roomguru service. He will quickly and easily show you discounts in all existing booking systems. In Asia, for example, there are a lot of offers on Agoda.com, which are much more profitable than in the same hotels in the Booking.com system..
How to find the beach
Hiking across the entire tropical island is not recommended unless you are a trekking fan. But fans do not need additional tips, but for an inexperienced person, I recommend contacting the boatmen.
A taxi boat on Phi Phi Don is the best way of delivery to any beach on the island, you just need to show the map and point your finger at the desired beach. Price from Phi Phi Town to Lo Lana Beach - about 400 baht.
Map of the beaches of Lo Ba Khao, Lo Lana and Nui Beach
Map of the beaches of Lo Ba Khao, Lo Lana and Nui Beach: