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Koh Lanta

Where to Stay in Koh Lanta – Thailand

Koh Lanta is one of Thailand’s beautiful island destinations, just off the coast of Krabi. Technically, there are 52 islands that makeup Koh Lanta, with the main destination island for visitors being Koh Lanta Yai. Koh Lanta was once best known amongst the backpacking community, but now it has several exclusive resorts attracting all kinds of tourists. The island is only 27km long, but surprisingly there are a few diverse areas to choose from when visiting Koh Lanta. We’ve compiled a list of all the areas to help you decide where to stay in Koh Lanta, whether you are a backpacker, family traveller or someone who loves a bit of luxury there is are Koh Lanta hotels for everyone.

Getting to Koh Lanta is fairly easy. The nearest airport to Koh Lanta is Krabi International Airport, from Krabi you can take a ferry or shared minibus (350 baht) to Koh Lanta. Both take around 2-3 hours or you can invest in a private taxi (approx 2500 baht). If you are travelling from Phuket then you can take a 2-hour ferry from Phuket to Koh Lanta (1500 baht) that stops at Phi Phi Island on the way.

We will cover off all types of Koh Lanta accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Koh Lanta hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Koh Lanta, the best Koh Lanta hotels, best places in Koh Lanta to visit, the best places to stay in Koh Lanta, hotels near Koh Lanta attractions, Koh Lanta neighborhood guide and many more.

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beach and fishing boat, koh Lanta, Thailand

Saladan Village – Where to Stay in Koh Lanta for shopping

Located at the northern end of the island is Saladan Village  (also known as Baan Saladan) which it is the largest village on Koh Lanta. This is where most visitors arrive, via ferry from Krabi, Phuket and other islands. Regardless of where you stay on Koh Lanta, this is likely where you’ll do your shopping as there are plenty of markets and souvenir shops here. Saladan has a lively night market on Wednesday evenings, which is a great place to try out various Thai street foods on a stick!

Where to Stay in Saladan Village

Cheapest Hostels in Saladan Village
Aule Guest House and Bar
Lanta Chaolay
Baan Mook Anda Hostel

Budget Hotels in Saladan Village
Saladan Beach Resort
Maneelanta Home
i-Style Lanta Boutique House

Mid-Range Hotels in Saladan Village:
Lanta Pura Beach Resort
Lanta Residence & Spa
Cocotero Resort The Hidden Village

Family Friendly Hotels in Saladan Village:
Cha-Da Beach Resort & Spa
Lanta Harmony House
Laguna Beach Club

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Saladan Village:
Costa Lanta
Twin Lotus Resort & Spa
Royal Lanta Resort and Spa
Crown Lanta Resort & Spa

Fishermen boat with long oars in Long Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand.

Khlong Dao – Where to Stay in Koh Lanta for Families

Located just 1km from the pier in Saladan is Klong Dao Beach which is the closest beach area to Saladan, for those wanting additional dining and shopping options outside of the resort area.

Khlong Dao beach is also Koh Lanta’s most popular beach for families, as it has the most resorts and hotels. Here you’ll find white sandy beaches, warm water and gentle waves.

Where to Stay in Khlong Dao

Cheapest Hostels in Khlong Dao:
Hey Beach Hostel
SabaiDee Lanta Hostel
Let it Bee Econo Hostel

Budget Hotels in Khlong Dao:
Lanta Summer House
Sunanta Bungalow
Anyaman Lanta House
Lanta Garden Home

Mid-Range Hotels in Khlong Dao:
D.R. Lanta Bay Resort
Golden Bay Cottages
Southern Lanta Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Khlong Dao:
Lanta Villa Resort
Cha-Ba Bungalows & Art Gallery
Lanta Island Resort

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Khlong Dao:
Layana Resort and Spa

Fishermen boat with long oars in Long Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand.

Phra Ae Beach – Where to stay in Koh Lanta Backpackers

South of Klong Dao is Phra Ae Beach, also known as Long Beach. It’s part of Koh Lanta’s busy northwest coast but has a more relaxed atmosphere and tamer party scene than Klong Dao. The beautiful white sand beach stretches over 3km and has a wide range of options for hotels and resorts, from budget bungalows to 4-star resorts.

Where to Stay in Phra Ae Beach:

Cheapest Hostels in Phra Ae Beach:
Loro Loco 2
Lanta Long Beach Hostel
Funky Fish Hostel

Budget Hotels in Phra Ae Beach:
Lanta Garden Hill Resort
Ok Chawkoh Bungalow

Mid-Range Hotels in Phra Ae Beach:
Good Days Lanta Beach Resort
Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
Soontreeya Lanta

Family Friendly Hotels in Phra Ae Beach:
Lanta Manda Resort
Lanta Sunny House
Nautilus Resort

Summer seascape on tropical koh Lanta island in Thailand. Landscape taken in koh Lanta Yai National Park.

Klong Khong Beach –Where to Stay in Koh Lanta nightlife

About 2km past Phra Ae Beach, you’ll find Klong Khong Beach. This is one of Koh Lanta’s rockiest beaches, with only a small swimming area. Budget travellers will enjoy this low-key, lesser-known beach area with some of Koh Lanta’s best rental villas. Along with a nice mix of bars and restaurants, Klong Khong beach has a wide variety of overnight accommodations, as it has the third highest density concentration of resorts and beachfront bungalows. This is also a great place to catch one of Thailand’s famous fire shows!

Where to Stay in Klong Khong Beach

Cheapest Hostels in Klong Khong Beach:
Chang Hostel
Lanta Hostel
Jinda Hostel

Budget Hotels in Klong Khong Beach: 
Lanta Local Hut
Lanta Dareen Resort
Klong Khong Garden

Mid-Range Hotels in Klong Khong Beach:
Lanta Wild Beach Resort
Lanta Corner Resort
Lanta A&J Klong Khong Beach
Nice ‘N Easy House

Family Friendly Hotels in Klong Khong Beach:
Baan Thai Lanta Resort
Hana Lanta Resort
Isara Lanta Resort
Lanta Family Resort

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Klong Khong Beach:
Alanta Villa
Rawi Warin Resort & Spa

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Klong Nin Beach – Where to Stay in Koh Lanta for foodies

A few kilometres south of Klong Khong is Klong Nin Beach and the sub-area Klong Tob. Klong Nin has a lot of options for travellers seeking a laid-back vibe. Most of the bungalows, villas and resorts are located right on the beach, and prices are mostly in the low to medium range. There are also a lot of easily accessible beach bars and restaurants to hang out at.

Where to Stay in Klong Nin Beach:

Cheapest Hostels in Klong Nin Beach:
Rx Hostel
Jinda Hostel

Budget Hotels in Klong Nin Beach: 
Oscar Apartment
Lanta Mansion
The Wings Boutique Hotels
Veranda Lanta Resort

Mid-Range Hotels in Klong Nin Beach:
Baan Rabieng
Lanta Seafront Resort
Clean Beach Resort
Lanta Infinity Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Klong Nin Beach:
Lanta Sabai Hotel & Bungalows
Lanta Palace Resort & Beach Club
Siam Lanta Resort

Summer seascape on tropical koh Lanta island in Thailand. Landscape taken on Ba Kantiang Bay with blue sky

Kantiang Bay – Where to Stay in Koh Lanta for couples

Towards the south end of the island on Koh Lanta’s west coast, a 45-minute drive from Saladan village is Kantiang Bay, a picture-perfect white sand beach surrounded by turquoise water backed by tropical forest. Kantiang is regularly cited as one of the best beaches in Thailand or even all of Asia! You will find budget bungalows to five-star resorts here at Kantiang Bay.

Where to Stay in Kantiang Bay

Cheapest Hostels in Kantiang Bay:
Lanta Chaolay
Aule Guest House and Bar
Peacock Hostel
Seahorse Hostel

Budget Hotels in Kantiang Bay:
Lanta House
Hula Hula House
N.D. Place Lanta

Mid-Range Hotels in Kantiang Bay:
The Peace Tara House
Lanta Pura Beach Resort
Lanta Residence & Spa
Cocotero Resort The Hidden Village

Family Friendly Hotels in Kantiang Bay:
Saladan Beach Resort
i-Style Lanta Boutique House
Southern Lanta Resort

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Kantiang Bay:
Pimalai Resort and Spa

Summer seascape on tropical koh Lanta island in Thailand. Landscape taken in Old Town.

Lanta Old Town – Where to Stay in Koh Lanta for day trippers

Lanta Old Town is a well-preserved village on the east side of the island. It is the original town centre and has much history. Most houses are built on stilts over the ocean and while there are fewer choices in where to stay, there are plenty of places to eat in Lanta Old Town. During the first full moon in March, Lanta Old Town hosts the Laanta-Lanta festival, featuring local food cooked by some of the island’s best chefs and live music performances.

If you’re planning to do some day trips from Koh Lanta to explore the eastern islands like Koh Nui, Koh Por, Koh Talabeng, Koh Kam or Koh Bubu, Old Town is the best place to be based as you can take an organised tour or a private longtail boat from the pier.

Where to Stay in Lanta Old Town

Cheapest Hostels in Lanta Old Town:
Hidden Cliff Hostel

Budget Hotels in Lanta Old Town: 
The Old Times
I Talay Lanta
Chomlay Resort

Mid-Range Hotels in Lanta Old Town:
Dream Team Beach Resort
Narima Bungalow Resort
Alama Sea Village Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Lanta Old Town:
Lanta Maikeaw Bungalows
Sea Sun Bungalow

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Lanta Old Town:
The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only )

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Where to stay in Koh Lanta

Where to stay in Koh Lanta

Where to stay in Koh Lanta




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