Best of Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta Map
Koh Lanta Map

Koh Lanta is a group of over fifty small islands off the Andaman Coast in Southern Thailand, with only three of the biggest, Lanta Yai or Big Lanta Island, Lanta Noi or Small Lanta Island and Ko Ngai being inhabited.  Situated in the Krabi Province, only 70 kilometres from the main Krabi town (where the international airport is located) the archipelago is a relatively unspoiled and unique piece of paradise in the region, especially compared to the commercial Phucket island.  Many believe that Ko Lanta (along with the Phi Phi islands) is the most beautiful island of the Andaman Sea.  It is blessed with clear, cool water ideal for diving and many remarkable beaches with beautiful white sand ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta

Ko Lanta topics

  1. Koh Lanta Video
  2. An Introduction to Koh Lanta
  3. About Koh Lanta
  4. About Ko Lanta Yai
  5. Top beaches on Ko Lanta
  6. Top places on Ko Lanta
  7. Top hotels on Koh Lanta
  8. Ko Lanta Map
  9. Photographs of Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Old Town

About Ko Lanta

With its 27 kilometres coastline Ko Lanta has many places to offer from backpackers huts to five stars resorts, and even the Hollywood star Leonardo Dicaprio choose the island as one of its tropical residence.  The heart of the island is mainly covered with virgin rain forest and a series of mountains , offering a superb view of the island from the highest peak.

The islands is mostly visited by divers, older couples and family with young kids, who are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere as opposed to other more vibrant Thailand destinations (such as Krabi, Phucket or Phi Phi).  It is the perfect place for long walks on the beach or to enjoy  a beautiful sunset.

Ko Lanta Yai

Ko Lanta Yai often simply referred to as "Ko Lanta", is by far the most developed of all the Lanta islands.  Some 30 kilometres long and only 6km wide it is where most of all the resorts and other tourist attractions are located.  More than half of the 10,000 residents of the area live on this island.  The economy is primary focusing on tourism but other source of income exist such as fishing, coconut and cashew nut plantations.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Kantiang beach

From North to South is a paved road that offers easy access to all the different wonderful beaches.  The last few kilometres of the island being the headquarters of the Mu Ko Lanta National Park, blessed with amazing natural wonders, including tropical jungles and many breathtaking bays.

The west coast of the island is considered the main tourist area with a variety of accommodations and an endless choice of bars and restaurants.  It is the perfect place to enjoy the many beaches, resorts and other tourist attractions.

The east coast remain the more authentic side of the island, being far less developed and mainly consisting of mangroves.  It is famous for the Old town and the ancient Sea Gypsy Village, an indigenous community that was merely affected by civilisation.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Klong Nin beach

Top beaches

The main attractions of the island are the famous attractive beaches offering white sand, cool water and a splendid scenery.  Some of the most popular beaches in Ko Lanta include:

  1. Kor Kwang beach
  2. Klong Dao beach
  3. Phra Ae Long Beach
  4. Klong Khong Beach
  5. Klong Nin beach
  6. Klong Hin beach
  7. Kantiang beach
  8. Far Southern Beaches
Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Kor Kwang beach

Kor Kwang

The Kor Kwang beach situated on the cape of the same name is the most northern and closest beach to the main city of Ban Saladan.  With its curved shape it offers nice sand and clear aquamarine water.

Klong Dao

Klong Dao located just south of the Kor Kwang cape is the most popular destination on the island mainly due to its proximity to the ferry (only 2km ).  It offers a 3km stretch of beautiful white sand and shallow clear waters, with a variety of accommodations to choose from.  It has the perfect mix of good location close to all the amenities combined with peace and a quiet.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Long beach

Pra Ae Long Beach

The Pra Ae beach mostly known as Long Beach as it is one of the longest on the island with a 5km long stretch of crisp white sand.  Once a backpacker heaven it still offers many budget accommodation but with more and more luxury resorts being built right on the beach.  Due to its long size, you will always find a secluded spot and is ideal for long walks.

Klong Khong Beach

Klong Khong Beach, situated in the middle of the west coast,  is the most budget traveller friendly beach on the island.  This fisherman beach  offers many bungalow type accommodation and is ideal for sunbathing and long walks along its lengthy coast but could be difficult to swim due to its rocky waters.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Klong Nin beach

Klong Nin and Klong Hin Beach

Klong Nin is a lovely southern beach filled with numerous coconut pine trees and tropical rain forest.  It offers beautiful soft white sand with tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. The northern part of the beach is more suited for swimming as it have less rocky parts then its southern part.  Ideal for  youngster with many affordable accommodations, restaurant and some nightlife open until late.

Klong Hin beach is the southern sister of Klong Nin Beach.

Kantiang Beach

Kantiang is one of the smaller beaches but perhaps one of the most beautiful on Koh Lanta island as well.  It is known for its clear waters and corals reefs ideal for snorkelling.  It has many upscale resorts to choose from.

Far Southern Beaches

The far Southern part of the island offers some quality beaches, some only a few hundred meters long. They are often very isolated and peaceful.  It includes Ao Nui (Nui Bay), Ao Klong Jaak and other more remote beaches in the Ko Lanta National Park.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Monkey School

Top places

Some of the top places (not including beaches) on the island include:

  1. Lanta Old Town
  2. Ban Saladan
  3. Khao Mai Kaew Caves
  4. Viewpoint hill
  5. Sea-Gypsy Village

Lanta Old Town

Lanta Old Town is the mostly known village on the east coast of the island.  It is mostly popular  for its port, being a good starting point for other islands, but also for its culturally diverse community including Chinese merchants, original Thai fishing families and an ancient Sea Gypsy community.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Ban Saladan

Ban Saladan

Ban Saladan, located on the northern part of the island is the biggest and most important town on Koh Lanta and home to the ferry port.  It has all the facilities one may need including banks, pharmacies, tourist agencies and a variety of other shops.  It is often the starting point when visiting Koh Lanta.

Khao Mai Kaew Caves

The Khao Mai Kaew Caves located in the heart of the island, not far from the main east west road offers an amazing wonder of rocks and caverns and houses spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Viewpoint Hill

Viewpoint hill

The Viewpoint hill also located in the heart of the island.  It is the highest point on Koh Lanta and offers breathtaking views of the east coast of the archipelago.

Sea-Gypsy Village

The Sea-Gypsy Village also known as Chao-Le is located on the southern tip of the east coast.  This fishing community have occupied this area for hundreds of years and is not preoccupied with the latest technology.

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Sea Gypsy Village

Orchid nursery farm

Orchid nursery farm located on the Long Beach (Pra Ae beach) is an amazing flower farm.

Top hotels on Koh Lanta

There are many good value hotels in Koh Lanta.  Below are some of the best one as voted by the users.  Please click here to view the full list.

  1. Andalay Boutique Resort  (3 Stars)
  2. Pilanta Spa Resort  (5 stars)
  3. Crown Lanta Resort & Spa (4 Stars)   
  4. Anda Lanta Resort (3 Stars)
Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts
Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts

Andalay Boutique Resor

The Andalay Resort is a Boutique hotel on the west side of the island offering 12 beachfront rooms.  With its amazing views, perfect beach and especially with its very personalized approach, it will not only be the perfect stay on Koh Lanta but a totally amazing experience.

Click here to book now.

Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts
Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts

Pilanta Spa Resort

The Pilanta Spa Resort is featuring at the top of the 5 Stars hotels in Koh Lanta.  This resort is the perfect place if you are looking to have the perfect beach holiday packed with activities. Indeed they offer a vast variety of classes and sports, from Yoga and cooking classes to diving lessons.

Click here to book now.

Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts
Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts

Crown Lanta Resort & Spa

The Crown Lanta Resort & Spa offering both a choice of villas and suite rooms is perfectly located on the west coast of Koh Lanta.  It is and ideal place for both a romantic gateway for couples or for an activity packed holiday for families.  Its free flowing swimming pool is perhaps the hotel main design characteristics, perfect for water lover.  It’s on location massage and spa services are one of the best on the island and will guarantee you a stress free vacation.

Click here to book now.

Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts
Best Koh Lanta hotels and resorts

Anda Lanta Resort

The Anda Lanta Resort situated in the beautidul Ba Kan Tiang Bay is one of the top touristic places on the islands.  Ideally set next to its own private beach with beatiful sand and an azure water, the hotel also offers a swimming pool to refresh yourself and many lounges to relax.  All  the different rooms are fitted with all the facilities you will need, making your stay at the Anda Lanta Resort worth remembering.

Click here to book now.

Ko Lanta Map

Koh Lanta Map
Koh Lanta Map

Photographs of Ko Lanta

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Ban Saladan

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Ban Saladan

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Kor Kwang beach

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Long beach

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Long beach

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Long beach

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Long beach

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Monkey School

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Monkey School

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Monkey School

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Monkey School

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Old Town

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Sea Gypsy Village

Koh Lanta, South Thailand
Best of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Sea Gypsy Village

World’s best Cities 2010

Vienna, Top Cities 2010
Vienna, Top Cities 2010

So many people and businesses are interested in the world’s best cities, therefore by the end of every year worldbestplaces.com mission will be the compilation of the world’s best cities to live in, to travel or just to be young and have fun.  We will deliver the definite guide to the top destinations based on all the lists available.  As it is not possible to reveal the perfect place, as it always depends on what variable your data will be based on, we will proposed different categories.  Here are the world’s best cities of 2010.


World’s best cities 2010 topics

Auckland, Top Cities 2010
Auckland, Top Cities 2010
  1. Introduction
  2. The 2010 winners
  3. What are the different lists available
  4. Mercer World’s Best cities
  5. Mercer World’s Top Greenest cities
  6. The Economist’s World’s Best cities
  7. Monocle World’s Best cities
  8. Ask Man World’s Best cities
  9. Travel and leisure World’s Best cities
  10. World’s best cities 2010 maps
  11. Mercer Quality of Life Full lists

The winners

This year global city winner is Vienna which obtained the highest score on the Mercer World’s Best cities index, closely followed by Zurich and Geneva.  Honolulu and San Francisco were chosen to be the best US cities to live in.

Munich, Top Cities 2010
Munich, Top Cities 2010
  1. Top Global: Vienna, Vancouver, Munich
  2. Top US: Honolulu
  3. Top Canada: Vancouver
  4. Top Asia: Singapore
  5. Top Greenest: Calgary
  6. Top UK: London
  7. Top Value: Bangkok
  8. Top Man: New York City

What are the different lists available

Singapore, Top Cities 2010
Singapore, Top Cities 2010

In term of the best cities to live in, perhaps the most famous list is the Mercer Quality of Living and its sister compilation of the Greenest cities. The second most known which is also based on the Mercer data is the Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities.  They both use the same data, but the way they are calculating the scores differs therefore producing two separate lists each year.  What is important, is not only the list but the whole analysis and different trends that can be concluded. Monocle World’s Best cities also produces a yearly list based on the quality of life index.
Another interesting list include the Ask Man World’s Best cities, which is more focus on the ideal place form a male perspective, regardless of the quality of life index.  Finally Travel and leisure produce a short list of the World’s Best cities generated by the users.

Mercer World’s Best cities

World's best Cities 2010 Map
Mercer World's best Cities 2010 Map

The Mercer list is a yearly list developed by the Mercer Consulting firm which analysis some 221 cities around the world.  The grades are based on a point-scoring index with New York as the base city and with a index score of 100.  This year,  the highest city was Vienna which scored 108.6 and the lowest, Baghdad with only 14.7.

Some of the conclusions of the Mercer list 2010

The German-speaking cities occupy the top places on the list with 6 being part of the top 10 list. It includes Vienna toping up the list for a second year in a row, followed by the Swiss based city of Zurich and Geneva.  Other top players are located in Canada (Vancouver), Australia and New Zealand(Auckland).
Many of the list remained unchanged with Melbourne keeping its prestigious 3rd position, as for Copenhagen (11th) and Amsterdam (13th)  they remain the same.  This year’s new arrivals on the top 50 list included Canberra and Stuttgart.  As for the city of Ottawa and Hamburg they moved up the list.  The majority of the top 50 list was dominated by European cities, and only London made it from UK’s candidates (Birmingham 55th, Glasgow 57th).  The best from the US was Honolulu (31st) followed by San Francisco (32th).  The best from Asia is by far Singapore (28) followed by Tokyo at 40.

Top 10 Mercer’s City Ranking Tables

  1. Vienna, Austria (108.6)
  2. Zurich, Switzerland (108)
  3. Geneva, Switzerland (107.9)
  4. Vancouver, Canada (107.4)
  5. Auckland, New Zealand (107.4)
  6. Düsseldorf, Germany (107.2)
  7. Frankfurt, Germany (107)
  8. Munich, Germany (107)
  9. Bern, Switzerland (106.5)
  10. Sydney, Australia (106.3)

Mercer World’s Top Greenest cities

Alternatively to the mentioned list comes along the eco-friendly list (also from Mercer) based on such criteria as water availability and drinkability, waste removal, quality of sewage systems, air pollution and traffic congestion.  Four Canadian cities tops the list including Calgary as number one, Ottawa third and Montreal and Vancouver on equal 13th position.  Many of US cities also made it on the top 50 list, with Honolulu in second place followed by Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, and St-Louis.
In Europe the Nordic European cities are the greenest, with Finland, Sweden and Denmark candidates on top positions. On the other side of the world, New Zealand cities are by far the favourites.   Only Japanese cities and Singapore make the list in Asia and only South Africa on the African continents.

The Economist’s World’s Best cities

World's best Cities 2010 Map
The Economist's World's best Cities 2010 Map

The second most known top city list is the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability chart which also uses data from the Mercer consulting group. In their case the west coast Canadian city hits the top position, then followed by Vienna.  Other Canadian (Toronto, Calgary), Australian (Melbourne, Sydney), Austrian and New Zealand are also favourites mainly because of their reliable infrastructure and overall safety.  As for the United States, the city of Pittsburgh tops the charts.

Vancouver, Top Cities 2010
Vancouver, Top Cities 2010

Top 10 Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities 2010

  1. Vancouver, Canada (98.0)
  2. Vienna, Austria, (97.9)
  3. Melbourne, Australia (97.5)
  4. Toronto, Canada (97.2)
  5. Calgary,  Canada (96.6)
  6. Helsinki, Finland (96.2)
  7. Sydney, Australia (96.1)
  8. Perth, Australia (95.9)
  9. Adelaide, Australia (95.9)
  10. Auckland, New Zealand (95.7)

Monocle World’s Best cities

World's best Cities 2010 Map
Monocle World's best Cities 2010 Map

There is a third major player in the yearly top cities charts, the lifestyle magazine Monocle which  publishes its own raking since 2007.  It is an index of the top 25 cities based on quality of life.  It is  a non-scientific survey which such element as safety/crime, international connectivity, climate/sunshine, quality of architecture, public transportation, tolerance, environmental issues, access to nature, urban design, business conditions, pro active policy developments and medical care all being considered.
On this ranking the German city of Munich gets the highest scores followed by Copenhagen and Zürich.  On their top 10 list only the cities of Tokyo and Melbourne are candidates outside Europe.

Top 10 Monocle’s Most Liveable Cities Index 2010

Stockholm, Top Cities 2010
Stockholm, Top Cities 2010
  1. Munich,  Germany
  2. Copenhagen,  Denmark
  3. Zürich,  Switzerland
  4. Tokyo,  Japan
  5. Helsinki,  Finland
  6. Stockholm,  Sweden
  7. Paris,  France
  8. Vienna,  Austria
  9. Melbourne,  Australia
  10. Madrid, Spain

Travel and leisure World’s Best cities

World's best Cities 2010 Map
Travel and leisure World's best Cities 2010 Map

Each year the Travel and leisure site compiles a chart of the World’s Best cities based on the votes from the readers.  The top position is obtained by Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, closely followed by Chiang Mai,  mainly because those cities still offers very good value for money. Other top position are taken by the less known city of San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca in the eastern and southern part of Mexico.  Once again those places offers good prices and overall good quality of life.

Bangkok, Top Cities 2010
Bangkok, Top Cities 2010
  1. Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  3. Florence, Italy
  4. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  5. Rome, Italy
  6. Sydney, Australia
  7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  8. Oaxaca, Mexico
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. New York City, USA

Ask Men Top Cities To live in

World's best Cities 2010 Map
Ask Man World's best Cities 2010 Map

The highly popular men’s magazine has also been creating a world’s Best cities list since 2009.  It is however a bit different then the Mercer one.  In their case, the mission was to find out the best city to live based on a strictly men’s perspective.  They took into consideration factors such as dating and nightlife opportunities, work, and even the beach factors.  This list is somehow a bit controversial, as from the different comments that can be read on their site, not everyone agrees on the different cities and their respective places.

Top 10 Ask Men Best Cities To live in

New York, Top Cities 2010
New York, Top Cities 2010
  1. New York City, USA
  2. Melbourne, Australia
  3. Tokyo,  Japan
  4. Madrid, Spain
  5. London, UK
  6. Cape Town, South Africa
  7. Miami, USA
  8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  9. Sydney, Australia
  10. San Francisco, USA

World’s best cities 2010 maps

Please click on the following Wordls’ Best Places maps to open it in its original size in a lightbox.

World's best Cities 2010 Map
World's best Cities 2010 Map

World's best Cities 2010 Map
Mercer World's best Cities 2010 Map
World's best Cities 2010 Map
The Economist's World's best Cities 2010 Map
World's best Cities 2010 Map
Monocle World's best Cities 2010 Map
World's best Cities 2010 Map
Travel and leisure World's best Cities 2010 Map
World's best Cities 2010 Map
Ask Man World's best Cities 2010 Map

Mercer Quality of living Full list

  1. Vienna, Austria (108.6)
  2. Zurich, Switzerland, 108)
  3. Geneva, Switzerland (107.9)
  4. Vancouver, Canada (107.4)
  5. Auckland, New Zealand (107.4)
  6. Dusseldorf, Germany (107.2)
  7. Frankfurt, Germany (107)
  8. Munich, Germany (107)
  9. Bern, Switzerland (106.5)
  10. Sydney, Australia (106.3)
  11. Copenhagen, Denmark (106.2)
  12. Wellington, New Zealand (105.9)
  13. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 105.7)
  14. Ottawa, Canada (105.5)
  15. Brussels, Belgium (105.4)
  16. Toronto, Canada (105.3)
  17. Berlin, Germany (105)
  18. Melbourne, Australia (104.8)
  19. Luxembourg, Luxembourg (104.6)
  20. Stockholm, Sweden (104.5)
  21. Perth (Australia, 104.2)
  22. Montreal (Canada, 104.2)
  23. Hamburg, Germany (104.1)
  24. Nurnburg, Germany (103.9)
  25. Oslo, Norway (103.9)
  26. Canberra, Australia (103.6)
  27. Dublin, Ireland (103.6)
  28. Calgary, Canada (103.5)
  29. Singapore, Singapore (103.5)
  30. Stuttgart, Germany (103.3)
  31. Honolulu, United States (103.1)
  32. Adelaide, Australia (103)
  33. San Francisco, United States (103)
  34. Paris, France (102.9)
  35. Helsinki, Finland (102.6)
  36. Brisbane, Australia (102.4)
  37. Boston, United States (102.2)
  38. Lyon, France (101.9)
  39. London, United Kingdom (101.6)
  40. Tokyo, Japan (101.4)
  41. Milan, Italy (100.8)
  42. Kobe, Japan (100.8)
  43. Yokohama, Japan (100.8)
  44. Barcelona, Spain (100.6)
  45. Lisbon, Portugal (100.3)
  46. Chicago, United States (100.3)
  47. Washington, United States (100.3)
  48. Madrid, Spain (100.2)
  49. New York City, United States (100)
  50. Seattle, United States (99.8)

Best Hotels in Koh Lanta

This is the list of the best hotels on Koh Lanta islands in Southern Thailand as voted by the users based on multiple criteria’s including the location, the hotel condition and cleanliness, the room comfort and standard, the availability and quality of the food and dining, the staff performance and finally the overall value for money.


Topics

  1. Koh Lanta hotel map
  2. Top 20 hotels on Koh Lanta
  3. Top 5 stars hotels on Koh Lanta
  4. Top 4 stars hotels on Koh Lanta
  5. Top 3 stars hotels on Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta hotel map

Koh Lanta Map
Koh Lanta Map

Top 20 hotels

The following are the complete list of Koh Lanta best rated hotels

  1. Andalay Boutique Resort  (3 Stars)
  2. Pilanta Spa Resort  (5 stars)
  3. Crown Lanta Resort & Spa (4 Stars) 
  4. Anda Lanta Resort (3 Stars)
  5. Srilanta Resort (3 Stars)
  6. Amantra Resort & Spa (3 Stars)
  7. Maya Koh Lanta Hotel (3 Stars)
  8. Twinbay Resort & Spa (3 Stars)
  9. Baan Laanta Resort & Spa (4 Stars)
  10. Royal Lanta Resort (3 Stars)
  11. Chaw-Ka-Cher Tropicana Lanta Resort (3 Stars)
  12. Lanta Pavilion Resort (3 Stars)          
  13. Nakara Longbeach Resort (3 Stars)
  14. Pimalai Resort & Spa (5 Stars)
  15. Ananda Lanta Resort  (3 Stars)
  16. Lanta Sand Resort & Spa (4 Stars)
  17. Lanta Casuarina Hotel (3 Stars)
  18. Moonwalk Lanta Resort (3 Stars)
  19. Andaman Lanta Resort (3 Stars)
  20. Baan Pakgasri Hideaway (3 Stars)

5 stars hotels on Koh Lanta

Pilanta Spa Resort

The Pilanta Spa Resort is featuring at the top of the 5 Stars hotels in Koh Lanta.  This resort is the perfect place if you are looking to have the perfect beach holiday packed with activities. Indeed they offer a vast variety of classes and sports, from Yoga and cooking classes to diving lessons.

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Pimalai Resort & Spa

The Pimalai Resort & Spa is one of Thailand’s top 5 Stars Resorts,  winner of various accommodation awards in the last couple of years. This amazing resort is located in the heart of a tropical forest next to one of the best beach of the island.  Indeed it has a beautiful white sand beach and a pristine clear water. It’s restaurant also offers an excellent cuisine and its wine bar a great selection of international wines.  The Pimalai resort which is also part of the World’s Top small Luxury Hotels is definitely worth a visit if you are looking to emerge yourself in a tropical paradise and get away from it all.

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4stars hotels on on Koh Lanta

Crown Lanta Resort & Spa

The Crown Lanta Resort & Spa offering both a choice of villas and suite rooms is perfectly located on the west coast of Koh Lanta.  It is and ideal place for both a romantic gateway for couples or for an activity packed holiday for families.  Its free flowing swimming pool is perhaps the hotel main design characteristics, perfect for water lover.  It’s on location massage and spa services are one of the best on the island and will guarantee you a stress free vacation.

Click here to book now.

Baan Laanta Resort & Spa (4 Stars)

The Baan Laanta Resort & Spa is another of the Island top 4 stars hotels, offering 15 fully equipped rooms.  It is the perfect place for your base on Koh Lanta and close to all the key attractions.  The hotels has a multitude of services on offer for their guess from the usual food, laundry service and safe deposit box to the more unique doctor on call service.

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Lanta Sand Resort & Spa 

The Lanta Sand Resort & Spa is the last but not least 4 Stars hotel on our list, situated in the heart of a coconut garden, in one of the islands most remote location. It is indeed the perfect place to get away from a fast pace lifestyle and enjoy a couple days or weeks of peace and calm.  With two different pools, a pool bar, the beautiful beach, a lovely restaurant and the spa, the Lanta Sand Resort has everything to make you smile and we can guarantee you it will be the highlight of your stay on the island.

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Top 3stars hotels on on Koh Lanta

Andalay Boutique Resor

The Andalay Resort is a Boutique hotel on the west side of the island offering 12 beachfront rooms.  With its amazing views, perfect beach and especially with its very personalized approach, it will not only be the perfect stay on Koh Lanta but a totally amazing experience.

Click here to book now.

Anda Lanta Resort

The Anda Lanta Resort situated in the beautidul Ba Kan Tiang Bay is one of the top touristic places on the islands.  Ideally set next to its own private beach with beatiful sand and an azure water, the hotel also offers a swimming pool to refresh yourself and many lounges to relax.  All  the different rooms are fitted with all the facilities you will need, making your stay at the Anda Lanta Resort worth remembering.

Click here to book now.

Srilanta Resort

The Srilanta is an amazing Resort complex offering 49 villas and an amazing beach, ideal to relax and enjoy the amazing weather of the island.  For those with a bigger family and who the budget permits the resort also offers large two-storied beach house.  This minimalist styled resort is ideal for relaxation with a variety of spa treatments and yoga session, or for a more active vacation with numerous water sports or jungle trekking on offer.

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Amantra Resort & Spa

The Amantra Resort & Spa is another popular choice on Koh Lanta, situated in the heart of the Klong Nin Beach.  This resort is ideal for water sports enthusiasts, with activities such as snorkelling and diving.  The resort offers a perfect beach front location and is a very good choice if you are looking to relax with an amazing view.

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Maya Koh Lanta Hotel

Maya Koh Lanta Hotel is a magnificent boutique hotel  said to be the first of its kind on Koh Lanta (by the Best Western International group).  It has all the facilities one would need, including an outdoor pool, nightly entertainment and a massage service.  The hotel also offers numerous boat trip to nearby islands, of for other water activities such as fishing or diving excursions.

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Twinbay Resort & Spa

The Twinbay Resort & Spa is another of Koh Lanta’s favorite offering 41 Thai style villas each with a private balcony and many with amazing view on the tropical gardens. It is a very peaceful resort, offering a renown restaurant serving mouth-watering Thai and Western cuisine.  Don’t miss out the delicious fresh grilled seafood served directly on the beach.  It is the perfect romantic retreat for couples.

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Royal Lanta Resort

The Royal Lanta Resort is located on the northern part of Koh Lanta, close enough to the action but far enough to get some tranquillity if needed.  It is an ideal place for a family vacation offering spacious accommodations and two outdoor swimming pools.  The hotel offers breathtaking views on both the beach and the mountains.

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Chaw-Ka-Cher Tropicana Lanta Resort

The Chaw-Ka-Cher Tropicana Lanta is another wonderful 3 stars Resort  on the island , mostly famous for its easy  going atmosphere.  The resort, situated on one of the most known Pra Ae Beach offers a variety of Thai-style houses designed by a world class architect to make you feel at home.  The hotels has a wide array of available facilities such as a swimming pool for kids, a Jacuzzi and massage services for grownups.

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Lanta Pavilion Resort

The Lanta Pavilion Resort situated in the heart of the island, is surrounded with a tropical jungle.  The hotel offers a full range of different amenities with a friendly and caring staff.

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Nakara Longbeach Resort 

The Nakara Longbeach Resort is a newly renovated hotel situated on the northern part of the island.  It offers a variety of bungalow  to choose from each designed with natural materials.  The hotel offers many different activities and is also ideal as the starting point to the other smaller islands.

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Ananda Lanta Resort

The Ananda Lanta Resort is a popular destination on the most famous Pra Ae or long beach offering 48 guestrooms, each with its own balcony.  It offers many first-rate facilities with a high standard service making it a good place to stay.

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Lanta Casuarina Hotel

The Lanta Casuarina Hotel offers 60 beautifully Thai designed rooms and villas, with amazing views on the white sandy beach.  It is a magical place to stay, surrounded with tropical gardens  where you can easily find peace and calm.

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Moonwalk Lanta Resort

The Moonwalk Lanta is a 2010 build Resort situated on Klong Khong Beach in the central west side of the island.  The hotel offers 15 fully furnished bungalows within a contemporary Thai styling setting.  Very peaceful and comfortable but also ideal for more active guest, with many water sports to choose from.

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Andaman Lanta Resort

The Andaman Lanta Resort is a 3/4 Stars hotel situated on the most popular beach in Lanta, Klong Dao Beach.  It is a very seclusive destination surrounded with lush forest mountains on one side.  The numerous hotels facilities include a restaurant, a swimming pool, a children’s pool, and a cocktail lounge.

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Baan Pakgasri Hideaway

The Baan Pakgasri Hideaway is another 2010 new arrival situated on the Klong Nin Beach in the central west coast of the island.  With its own private beach it offers only 9 bungalows but with a big array of services.  The resort is famous for its spa offering only natural products for treatments.

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