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Attactions Recommended: Koh Lanta
Although less scenic than some other areas in the province, Lanta Island is perhaps the most idyllic area available in Krabi. While lacking the towering karsts, Koh Lanta offers travelers something that is growing increasingly difficult to find on Phi Phi or Pranang: peace and quiet. With over 19 pristine, tree-lined beaches, remarkably friendly residents, and inexpensive accommodation, Lanta is the perfect place to go for a serene, relaxing vacation.


Just across Phangnga Bay, in the shadow of Phuket Island, lies another southern Thai jewel, the peacful and relatively unspoilt paradise of Krabi. Known as the "Emerald of the Andaman," for its brilliant white beaches, myriad small islands dotted along its coast, and the fabled Phi Phi island group. A mecca for sun worshippers and divers.

Yao Beach, Phi Phi Don


This beach, also known as Long Beach, is one of the most famous on the island. Not only does it offer a broad, sweeping beach and unbelievable scenery, it also is home to some of the best coral reefs in the area.

Snorkeling and Scuba diving top the long list of things to do here, and accommodation is plentiful. The only complaint might be a little too much development. Hat Yao can be reached on foot or by longtail boat from the pier at Ton Sai.

Lanti Beach: Phi Phi Don


This beach is in close proximity to Hat Yao, and is equal to it in nearly all respects. Once underdeveloped, Hat Lanti has only recently given way to commercialism, and remains quite beautiful. Offshore coral reefs provide for some great snorkeling, and accommodation is cheap and decent.

Hat Lanti is accessible on foot via the viewpoint trail. Boats to Hat Lanti are difficult to find, because bungalow owners refuse to pay commissions, but boats can be arranged from Hat Lanti quite easily.

Hin Khom Beach, Phi Phi Don


This beach is one of the more unremarkable on Phi Phi Don, and has recently fallen prey to over-development and lack of maintenance.

Hin Khao Beach, Phi Phi Don


This is one of the more isolated beaches on Phi Phi Don, accessible only on foot. This beach offers good views, and peace and quiet.

Ao Ton Sai, Phi Phi Don


This is the oldest developed beach area on Phi Phi Don, and the most congested. Still, Ton Sai offers some rather good views of the surrounding territory, and although lacking beauty, it is the most accessible and convenient place on the island.

Railay Beach


As for sandy beaches, East Hat Railay has relatively little to offer, but is within walking distance of both West Hat Railay, and Hat Tham Phranang, which offer some of the best beaches anywhere. Both East and West Hat Railay can be reached by boat from Krabi's Chao Fah Bridge. These boats cost 50 baht per person, and typically take about 45 minutes.

However, outside of the months between November and April, these boats usually do not go all the way around to West Hat Railay, because of unfavorable sea conditions. During this period, you must get off the boat at East Hat Railay, and then walk to your final destination.

Klong Jark, Lanta Island


This is the southernmost beach on Lanta, and although rather average by most standards, the proximity to completely deserted Mai Phai beach, and the national park make this a good place to stay. Also, there is a small waterfall and a lagoon nearby.

Pranang Beach


Hat Pranang is a long, beautiful stretch of beach, located just south of Hat Noppharat Thara. This stretch of beach is rapidly developing, however, it still remains quite stunning. In addition to the broad, white-sand beach, Hat Pranang has clean, clear water and a backdrop of striking limestone islands and cliffs. There are a total of 83 small islands in the bay, and they can be explored by boat trips arranged by many of the guesthouses. Unlike Hat Noppharat Thara, Hat Pranang is a full service beach offering a wide variety of recreational water sports. This entire area offers excellent Scuba diving, with both reefs and a wide variety of marine wildlife.

Laem Tong, Phi Phi Don


This is one of the nicest beaches on Phi Phi Don, offering spectacular views and a nice stretch of marvelous beach. Hat Laem Tong has its own pier, and therefore is accessible. However, it is targeted at the high-budget tourist.

Klong Dao, Lanta Island


This beach is the most populous of those offered on Lanta, with several bungalows at very reasonable prices.

Located 2 km from the Saladan pier, this beach offers visitors clean, sparkling sand, tepid, translucent waters, and excellent views of the surrounding areas.

Recreational activities are limited, but there is plenty of sand and sun to go around, making this a wonderfully relaxing and stress-free vacation spot.

Phra Ae, Lanta Island


At the northern end of Lanta, this beach is known for its fine sand and quickly shelving coastline.

Where to stay: Accommodation at Phra Ae are extremely affordable, and the food is sumptious. Like most of the beaches on Lanta Island, recreational activities are few and far between.

Tham Pranang Beach


This secluded beach is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in Thailand. Accessible only by boat, this sweeping beach offers fine-grained white sand and crystalline waters, as well as magnificent jagged karsts. Although visitors flock to this beach year-round, it is still extremely pristine, and considered to be the most attractive in the area.

The Inner and Outer Pranang Caves, and Pranang Lagoon are close by, and offer some truly spectacular views. Accommodation is available over a wide price range, and the food is excellent. Despite the fact that it is reachable only by boat, this area offers plenty of recreational activities.

Klong Nin, Lanta Island


Like nearly all the beaches on Lanta, Klong Nin is isolated and quiet. Fine, sandy beaches are essentially all one will encounter here, and the accommodations are adequate.

Again, this is not the place to go if you want to go jet-skiing or para-sailing, but perfect if you want to read a book on a beautiful beach.

Kantiang, Lanta Island


Towards the southern tip of the island, Kantiang beach is one of the most beautiful on Koh Lanta.

Although accommodations are only average, the sparkling sands and iridescent aquamarine waters more than compensate.

There is also excellent snorkeling available in the surrounding area.

Klong Kaong, Lanta Island


This beach, 2 km south of Phra Ae, is extremely peaceful, and has excellent accommodation at bargain prices.

Although the food is not quite as good as at Phra Ae, the beaches are isolated, tranquil and serene.

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