Koh Lanta

Located between Krabi and Phuket, Koh Lanta is Thailand’s third largest island and home to some of the country’s best beaches and diving. Soak up the care-free, tranquil atmosphere of Koh Lanta, where long white stretches of sandy beach are fringed by dense rainforest, and rugged tree-covered hills lead to thick mangrove forests. And be sure to not forget the vibrant underwater world just below the surface, this is one of the best diving locations in Thailand, if not the world. For a day of exploring, take a trip to the Old Town and wanderer amidst the teak-stilted houses that make up the village. Laem Tanod, around 30 minutes away, is the gateway to Koh Lanta National Park where you can explore the many trails winding through the mangrove trees, and hike up the lighthouse where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views.

Popular Tailor-made Koh Lanta Holidays

Promising the best diving in Thailand, a visit to Koh Lanta should be on your list for your next Thailand holiday. To help you visit, our Experts have created holidays that include a visit to Koh Lanta as part of a wider Thailand itinerary. These holidays are also just examples of what we can create for you, as our Experts can tailor make a bespoke trip just for you.

Popular Koh Lanta Resort Holidays

Looking to relax and unwind on Koh Lanta at a blissful resort for a week? Our Escape holidays are here to help you make it happen. These holidays include 4 to 5-star resorts that have been tried and tested by our Experts, as well as flights and transfers to make your holiday a seamless experienced.

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  • Widest choice of airfares in the UK
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More About Koh Lanta

Population: 30,500

Currency: Thai baht

Language: Thai and English

Vaccinations: Vaccinations for tetanus and typhoid are recommended when visiting Thailand

Getting There

Flight time: The London to Koh Lanta flight time is just under 15 hours and will include a stopover

Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa if staying for under 30 days.

Getting Around Koh Lanta

The most popular way to get around Koh Lanta is to hire a scooter. If you’re not confident with your bike skills, you can also hail a tuk tuk which are cheap but be sure to get a fair deal. Registered tuk tuk drivers will wear a numbered vest and also have a price sheet displaying the correct fares.  

When to Go to Koh Lanta

The most popular time to visit Koh Lanta is from November to April when the island experiences warm yet dry weather. The months from December to February are particular ideal and as such, this is also when Koh Lanta is at it’s busiest. By the end of April much of the island’s resorts and restaurants shut down as the island begins to experience it’s green season, when rain is common throughout May and June, and slightly eases during July to September. Following this, showers often build up again in October which is typically Koh Lanta’s wettest month.

Top 3 Things to Do in Koh Lanta

  • Go snorkelling at Koh Rok
  • Explore Koh Lanta National Park
  • Visit the Emerald Cave by boat on Koh Muk

Why Book Your Koh Lanta Holiday with Flight Centre

We know Koh Lanta: As one of our most popular holiday destinations, many of our Experts have visited Koh Lanta and can recommend the island’s best hotels, flight options and seamless transfers.

Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we have staff on the ground in Koh Lanta who will be on hand to welcome you at the airport, drive you to your hotel and operate select tours during your stay. So from the UK to Koh Lanta, we’re with you at every step to offer you up to date local information and peace of mind.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a Koh Lanta holiday from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.