I have found the ideal place where you can shut away from the world and perfect the art of doing nothing. Koh Lanta is that island on the southern part of Thailand that reminds me of my childhood days; eat, sleep, play and complain of boredom. But the adult in me ain’t complaining on getting bored. Sometimes, we need to have a week or so of shutting out every little thing that keeps us sane; retreating to a laidback tropical island that is.
We were on our fourth week of our Beach Hop Asia 2016 summer backpacking trip in Thailand and after the crazy full moon party in Koh Pangan with some of our friends and the fun island hopping trip in Krabi, we headed towards Koh Lanta for four days of, well, nothing but whatever comes to our mind.
|Imagine yourself lounging all day, like all throughout the day|
After scoring a good deal on the van transfer (which they call mini bus) from Krabi to Koh Lanta (THB275|US$7.87 each), we were collected at Holiday Inn Resort Krabi at around noon. We were then brought to Krabi town with a dozen or so other travelers and hopped on to another van. The van itself parked on the car ferry which transferred a number of vehicles to Koh Lanta. We were then dropped off to our lovely home on the island, Soontreeya Lanta Resort.
|Krabi to Koh Lanta via Car Ferry|
|What to do in Koh Lanta? |
You can mimic a yoga pose at sunset.
The next day, we got the services of Rainbow Lanta Tours for a sea excursion at Koh Rok which was so great. We got back to our homebase and decided to walk along the long stretch of Long Beach.
Our 4-day jaunt in Koh Lanta was one of our most chill moments during the trip. We may not have explored the entirety of the island but we got to visit one of the most amazing snorkeling sites in Thailand, Koh Rok. It was great to find some time to just stay still and enjoy each moment. Halfway on our backpacking trip or not, Koh Lanta was the perfect setting for a retreat.
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