Ba Kantian Bay is one of the largest (by the standards of Koh Lanta) beaches, located at the southern end of the island. Not so many tourists get here as on Klong Dao or Long Beach, and mostly people come for one day, on their own in cars or on bikes. After Kantian Bay, there are several very small bays on the coast, so this particular beach is the last stronghold of civilization in the south of Ko Lanta. There is a good selection of hotels, there is even some kind of tourist infrastructure, and further beyond Kantian there is a wilderness and a protected area. The length of the beach is about one kilometer.
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
Kantian Bay is a curved bay bounded on both sides by rocky hills. Due to this location at the foot, the surrounding mountains are visible along the entire perimeter of the beach, and it looks much more picturesque than Long Beach or Klong Dao.
These two beaches are almost perfectly straight and flat. And here the very, that neither is, an island tropical atmosphere is created. Yes, another big plus is that there are not too many people on the beach, and it turns out that the main movement takes place only on the right side of the beach..
Kantiang Bay is covered with fine yellow, in places - grayish sand, the width of the beach is from 5 to 50 meters, depending on the ebb and flow. A great place for those who like a secluded vacation away from people, even if this is to the detriment of the comfort and swimability of the beach.
Entering the water, depth and waves
On the right side of the pontoon pier there are stones under the water, and the left half of the beach is cleaner in this regard. The width of the beach at low tide becomes simply unrealistic, and Kantiang Bay itself turns more into a football field or a walking beach - it is convenient to run or walk.
At high tide, the beach looks pretty and swimable. It is necessary to walk 5-10 meters to the depth. Pitfalls in high water are almost invisible, they can only be seen at low tide, and there are really a lot of them..
In the right half of the beach in the morning, many boats come to boarding tourists, so at 10-11 o'clock it becomes not swimable here due to the amphibious assault.
Sun beds and shade
On the left side of Kantian Bay there is a rock that can give shade, but only in the morning. I will clarify - right at all in the early hours, when the shadow is not particularly needed. There is a natural shade from trees that grow along the entire coast, but some very small deciduous trees grow in the center of the beach, which give little shade.
And in principle, if you look at the entire beach as a whole, there are no tall trees with large crowns. And the beach is located on the west coast of Koh Lanta, which means guaranteed hell after 12 noon. There are no sun loungers for rent, and those that are available on the beach belong to first line hotels.
On the right side of Kantian Bay, in the place on the coast where the forest has not yet begun, there are several cafes. In the center of the beach there is a pontoon dock made of plastic cans, and there are surprisingly many catamarans and longtails, which is unusual for Ko Lanta. Both large boats and passenger boats - just enough.
The main infrastructure is concentrated on the right side of the beach, next to the 7-Eleven minimarket. There are also several hotels, resorts, some services - in general, I cannot say that the area is saturated with infrastructure, but nevertheless it is here.
Further, the road moves away from the coast quite far and returns only at the end of the beach. On this site of wasteland, a forest is simply growing, dense deciduous and with shrubs. Well, there are also a couple of expensive resorts..
Houses and hotels on the beach
The main choice of accommodation falls on the beginning of Ba Kantiang beach, and only two of them can boast of direct access to the sea: Phra Nang Lanta by Vacation Village and Baan Puteri Lanta. And in the center of the beach, far from competitors, the territory of a large resort Pimalai Resort & Spa is widespread .
Hotels on Lanta>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
How to find the beach
Taxi drivers know the way, but if you are going to go on your own, then go from Saladan without turning anywhere for about 30 minutes along the main road along the coast and look at the blue signs, and even better - at the navigator in your smartphone.
The beach has no bright landmarks, it begins and ends suddenly. The road to the beach itself will be good, concrete, so there are all conditions for an independent trip. Access to the beach - anywhere in Ba Kantianga, where you will see paths to the right, with rare exceptions, the passage is free everywhere.
Ba Kantian Bay Beach Map
Ba Kantieng Bay Beach Map: