Very few destinations in Thailand stand clear of the grandiose parties and fancy retreats, and Koh Lanta, is its prized jewel. A traveller may take a deserted road South from Krabi to the West, leading to the beautiful postcard beaches of Railay and Ao Nang, and reach Koh Lanta venturing through a long-haul flight, a short-haul flight, taxis, car ferries, more taxis and a speed boat ride. This adventure is definitely worth the mellow, culturally rich beach side hamlets that await its visitors.
Koh Lanta’s untouched Thai lifestyle and resistance to corporate takeovers makes it the absolute sell-out in comparison to the rest of the country. It’s warm climate through the vast expanse of rubber plantations and care free mood of its inhabitants give Koh Lanta a calm, rustic vibe.