Koh Lanta (Island) :Ten year ago, Koh Lanta was unknown on the map of traveling Krabi. It starts from the over flow of tourist from Phi Phi island and Phuket, kick start to let people mention more about this hidden island.
Lanta island is just start to creep on it fours – full power supply happened last five years, follows by telephone line in next few years. These made the number of resorts increase to be about 80 by today. This is not considering dense after dotting on 9 different beaches of 35 kilometers long from north to south.
There is accommodation to suit every taste and budget from backpacker bungalows to boutique resorts, as well as a luxury five-star hotel. All are located right on the beach which there is no road in between and keep enough distance each others make the beach feel dessert even through in peak season.
Koh Lanta count as biggest island of Krabi with 35 kms long and 6 kms wide. Half of this long thin island is the national park made it is unspoiled, lush and wild feel. Along the east coast is flat with nine sandy beaches and the west coast is highland with lush rainforest and fresh mangrove.
Last year the road network on the island is renovated and rebuild, mostly concrete paved surface except last few kilometers to the south end of national park where the light house located, the road unpaved, dirt and slippery in rain season. Rental a jeep or bike touring around the island on your own is one of recommended Koh Lanta's activities.
Koh Lanta's night life is limit; you will never see monster discothèque or pub or even just one Go Go on the island. Mostly bars located on the beach and just a few minute walk from your place will find one. All open air, chill out atmosphere and simple building with thatched roof with individual style of their decoration.
Conclusion, Koh Lanta is suite for traveler need total relaxation and away from mass tourism with fair convenient of amenity and facilities of each resort provided.