Koh Lanta – Stay, See, Do, Eat


  1. Loved visiting Crete and REALLY miss the food. El Greco sounds like another excuse to finally visit Koh Lanta 🙂

  2. Wayne Seto says:

    Thanks for the honest review. I’m currently staying in Chiang Mai and was considering to checking out some of the islands I’ve yet to see in Thailand. The info here helps 🙂

    • Alana Morgan says:

      They’re definitely worth seeing, I find it’s just good to keep your expectations in check. (Plus, I just love the north so I’m a bit biased…)

  3. Rachel says:

    Thanks for this! I’m heading to Koh Lanta in a few days. It’s great to know the good and the bad. And you managed to answer one of my burning questions about the roads in Lanta. I will definitely try one of the island boat trips now too – yay 🙂

  4. Wow- you make it look so picturesque!! I’m adding Koh Lanta to the top my ‘to-see’ list. That water looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Dan says:

    I am heading to Koh Lanta in about 7 weeks. Can anyone provide a solid beach/hut accommodation? I am not interested in staying at a hotel or resort.

  6. Will Morgan says:

    Hey Alana, we’re planning on Koh Lanta in a few days, and wondering if you think booking in advance on Agoda is worth it, or if we should just show up and barter a room? Seems like we’ve gotten good deals in Bangkok booking in advance, but when we arrive the places are pretty empty, and I wonder if it is better to just show up and barter for the same room, particularly in low season? Thanks for all the awesome recommendations thus far!

    • Alana Morgan says:

      I think you’re fine either way – you certainly won’t be stuck without a room if you just show up (and might be able to barter a slightly cheaper price) but just depends if you want to know where you’re going right when you get to the island or don’t mind wandering around.

  7. Monika says:

    Hi Alana, I like your articles. they are really helpfull.
    We are travelling there in february and we can not decide whether to go to Koh Lanta or Koh Chang. What did you like more and why?
    Is the water not so beautiful in Koh chang as in Koh Lanta? Is is stillworth it?
    Thank you 🙂

    • Alana Morgan says:

      I liked both Koh Lanta and Koh Chang and felt like they had similar vibes. The water of the Andaman Sea around Koh Lanta is more striking then the Gulf of Thailand around Koh Chang, but it doesn’t make or break your experience! If you’re torn between the two, perhaps look at which island would be most convenient to get to within your itinerary and if there are any places you’d particularly like to stay on either place.

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