We had been pretty busy in and around Krabi Town, from completing the Tiger Temple’s 1237 mountainous steps, to the Kaewkorawaram Temple, and in my quest to find the cheapest large Singha in town, had probably navigated every street in Krabi Town. We were due a rest, as we had put in the miles to feast at numerous food and hawker stalls all over Town.
It was time to chill and give our legs a breather, and Koh Lanta had been bouncing around as an idea for a while, and having already sleuthed around the touts for a rough price (around 300 Baht each way to the island), headed for the Kong Ka Pier along the river-front. We talked with an agent in the agency at the pier who immediately wanted 400 each way (he had no chance), and all in, with return boat transfers, taxis to and from Lanta Pier to our resort, a 1 night stay at the Blue Andaman beach hotel based at Klong Khong beach, came in at £38 for the two of us, which I was happy with for a chill out splurge.
We had a pool-side air-con bungalow, and could easily have stayed a
year week or two to explore all over, as Koh Lanta has a relaxed charm about it, and from what we could see in the short time of our mini adventure, will definitely be on the “possible long term destination” list, and a worth while return journey for the future.
Remember to have some small denomination baht for your arrival at Koh Lanta, as there is a small donation required on entry at the pier of 10 Baht.