About 90 kms away from Krabi, Koh Lanta is the only island that can be reached by road (Bus+ferry to be precise). It is definitely the biggest island around Krabi and also more quiet as compared to the likes of Phuket and Phi Phi. The island’s eastern rocky side inhabits the local thai muslims while the western beach side was first discovered by a team of Swedish backpackers. As of today Koh Lanta has the name of an island visited by peace lovers though there are the odd parties on some beaches. We quite naturally decided to skip Phi Phi for its crowd and parties and instead spent 5 days in the peaceful Koh Lanta island during the end of November 2017.
Getting to Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta is accessible through boat (400 baht) and through bus (300 baht) from Krabi (Ao Nang & Krabi town). The minibus would ideally pick you up at your hotel/hostel in Krabi and drop you at your destination in Koh Lanta if it’s along the main road from Saladan pier to Klong nin beach to the south. The journey is about 3 hours end to end with some variation depending on traffic at the pier for the ferry.