Koh Lanta is a district made of five islands in Krabi Province: Mu Koh Lanta, Mu Koh Rok, Mu Koh Ngai, Mu Koh Klang and the smaller Mu Koh Haa. Koh Lanta Yai is the main and most populated island of the Mu Koh Lanta National Park and is simply referred as Koh Lanta. Going there is like travelling back to the past as the island, despite much improvement in its ... More>infrastructures (new asphalt roads for instance), still seems to be stuck in another era. The only way to reach Koh Lanta is by boat. The most developed part of the island is its west coast where you will find nine splendid beaches. Baan Saladan is the island’s capital. Located at the northern end of the island, it is a small town where most of the island’s shopping and banking amenities are located. Lanta Old Town used to be the main port of the island, and is nowadays a genuine Thai-Muslim, Chinese, and Chao Ley (sea gypsies) melting pot offering a real step back in time due to its wooden architecture and quaint lifestyle. Scuba diving and snorkelling are the two main activities around Koh Lanta as some outstanding spots are located within the national park. Inland, you can go hiking, elephant trekking, learning Thai cooking or enjoying a massage in one of the many spas available. West-coast Lanta resorts are especially attractive.