Lanta Islands (Koh Lanta)
Lanta (Koh Lanta) – Archipelago off the coast of the Andaman Sea in the south of Thailand. Consists of several islands, the largest of which Lanta Noya (Ko Lanta Noi) and Lanta Yai (Ko Lanta Yai).
The main advantages of the archipelago – beaches with small white sand, mountains covered with dense forests and mangrove thickets. The Water of the Andaman Sea off the coast of Lanta is announced by the maritime reserve, and coral reefs surrounding island – Paradise for underwater lovers.
Only the island of Lanta-Yai is populated, here and there is the entire tourist infrastructure of the archipelago. There are no multi-storey hotels on the island: Local Law prohibits building buildings that would be higher coconut palm trees.
On the island of Lanta-Yai worth a visit Orchida farm, Cave-Mai-Caeo Labyrinth with all sorts of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as Village In the south of the eastern coast of the island, consisting of small houses on piles, the inhabitants of which are still engaged in fishing.
Also interesting National Park on the southern coast of Lanta Yai. On its territory is located «Tiger cave», as well as the symbol of the island – Lighthouse, which opens a beautiful panorama.
Nearest Major Airports to Lanta are located on Phuket, Krabi and Trange.
Krabi and Trang are connected expensive and ferry message with Lanta. From Phuket to Lanta can be reached by boat or ferry. Time in the way from the first two points together with ferry crossing will take about 2 hours, and from Phuket – about 3-4 hours.
From Lanta, you can reach the islands of Phi Phi-Don and Phi Phi Lech. Boats go there, as soon as a sufficient number of passengers are recruited. As a rule, it is 8 am and 13 hours, back – at 11:30 and at 15 o’clock. On the way of 1.5 hours, the fare of 350 THB.
Phuket Airport (Phuket Airport) – Numerous charter and regular flights of Russian airlines are performed in the tourist season.
Aeroflot Airlines, I-Fly, Transaerot (time on about 9 o’clock) fly from Moscow to Phuket.
From St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg – Transaero airline flies.
From Bangkok to Phuket, you can fly by using Bangkok Airways airlines, Nok Air, Orient Thai Airlines, Thai Airasia, Thai Airways (travel time – about 1 hour and 20 minutes).
There is a ferry crossing between Phuket and Lanta: leaving Phuket at 08.30 in the morning, you will find yourself on Lanta at 12.30 days. Back: From Lanta Steam departs in 08.00 in the morning, to the pier Phuket mooring at 11.thirty. The morning ferry is not the only one, there is both one that is sent after dinner, but arrives at Phuket or Lanta by the end of the Thai light day – in 16.thirty.
Krabi Airport Airport – Thai Airasia and Thai Airways are flying here from Bangkok.
Trang Airport (Trang Airport) – Airlines Nok Air and Orient Thai Airlines fly from Bangkok here.
Climate in the area of Lanta Islands – Tropical, with two pronounced seasons: hot season from January to April, and the rainy season from May to December.
Air temperature during the year on average +25…+32 °WITH.
Sea temperature in the sea +29 ° С all year round.
The best time to visit Lanta – from November to April, when it’s not so hot here.
Klong Dao Beach (Klong Dao) – Popular Threekilometer Beach, located in the northern part of the island. It is especially good for rest with children.
Long Beach Beach (Long Beach) – four-kilometer beach, perfectly suitable for amateur active water sports.
Klong Khong Beach (Klong Khong) – In the central part of the island, ideal for fans of snorkelling and diving.
Clong Nin Beach (Klong Nin) – with a wide sandy stripe, tropical gardens and the quiet waters of the Andaman Sea. Suitable for lovers of a secluded rest.
South of Lanta-Yai are the islands KOH NGAI (KOH NGAI), Koh Muk (Koh Muk), Ko-Koh Kradan with good secluded beaches.
Getting to any of Lanta-Yai beaches is very simple: the island surrounds a 50-kilometer ring road laid along the coast. Minibuses and Moto Taxi are constantly running on major roads, you can also rent a car or moped.