Koh Lanta… I fell in love with this island a year ago, when I came here for the first time with my boyfriend. It was my first time in Thailand and it was literally love at first sight! So we decided that this would have been a good spot where to stop for a while. We stayed on the island for 3 months, and now I’m back (by myself), ready to stay here for other 6 months.
But why I love it so much?
It’s just so relaxing
I love diving and here it’s so nice. You have a wreck, caves and wonderful variety of underwater fauna (my highlight was the leopard shark, but I hope to be lucky enough to see a whale shark or a manta next time).
The best way to start the day? with a fresh coconut of course.. And the best part is that at the bar I go to, when the coconuts are finish they climb the tree to get you one. You can’t have it more fresh than this.
Thai food is wonderful, but staying long time in Thailand I do get fed up with it sometimes. This is way I love the fact that here you can find any type of food. From Italian to Greek, from Mexican to Japanese.
The beach bars
It’s so nice to have an iced cold beer with your feet in the sand
I love markets. They are so authentic. Many different smells, food that gets cooked in front of you, not many tourists. I love them.
From Lanta Lanta festival to Loy Kratong (in picture) the atmosphere during the festivals is just magic.
Getting around the island you’ll encounter chickens, cows, cats and dogs. Going south you might even see monkeys, huge lizards and elephants (unfortunately they are not roaming freely, but they are chained).
Go now and enjoy this beautiful island while you still can, before it gets overcrowded.