Ok, I’m gonna put it out there, Koh Lanta is my favourite place in the whole of Thailand. Granted I haven’t been to every island, beach or town in this amazing country, but what I do know is that I absolutely fell in love with the island and would go back in a heartbeat. For those not in the know Koh Lanta is an island (or rather a collection of islands in southern Thailand, in the Andaman Sea. I got there via Krabi (Ao Nang port) but it can also be reached by all the neighbouring islands such as : Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao Yai, Ko Lipe & Phuket. It’s super easy to get to!

So we know I love the place, so let me show you why. here are 18 Photos that will make you fall in love with Koh Lanta too.


Koh Lanta beach

It has miles and miles of beautiful, beaches with soft sand and crystal clear water. Head away from the main villages and it’s easy to get a whole bay to yourself!

Koh Lanta bamboo beach

literally, not a soul around. is this paradise??

fall in love with Koh Lanta

yes, yes it is…

Explore other islands

Lanta islands

and once you’ve explored all the beaches of the main island you can hop on a long tail boat and see the smaller Lanta islands

longtail boat
snorkelling in Thailand

Go snorkelling in the numerous coral reefs with all the cute tropical fishies

snorkelling koh Lanta
Emerald cave Koh Lanta

swim through a pitch black cave into this gorgeous beach AKA Emerald Cave (yes, this is a pretty popular spot!)

fall in love with Koh Lanta


Once you’ve explored the outer bits of the island, there is so much to see in the interior of the island with acres of jungle and jungle trails.

koh Lanta jungle
Koh Lanta jungle trails

with so much luscious beauty

Koh Lanta waterfall

and gorgeous waterfalls to cool you off after the hike through the trees.

monkey on Koh Lanta


and these cute little guys are literally EVERYWHERE.


awwwwww, just look at it

Elephant Koh Lanta

plus there are these majestic creatures

Lizard Koh Lanta

and this weird thing. I spotted a snake too, but wasn’t fast enough with the camera 🙁


sunset Thailand

but best of all, these stunning sunsets…

Koh Lanta sunset

just look at it….



and if that hasn’t convinced you to get on a plane and visit Koh Lanta, I don’t know what will. Forget Samui, Phuket, Phi Phi etc, Lanta has traditional Thai charm and beauty unspoiled by mass tourism (so far)