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Dan says this was his favorite part of Koh Lanta, he really loves driving at home and he used to have a motorbike so this was right up his street. Many articles you read about other places in Thailand will advise you to avoid riding a moped at all costs due to the sheer number of accidents that happen to tourists every year. Koh Lanta was the only island we chose to hire one, simply because every forum and blog we read mentioned how safe and easy it was using them. We hired ours through our hotel and it was ridiculously cheap at less than £6 a day! The freedom the bike gives you is wonderful and there is honestly nothing better than driving with the sun beaming on your face taking in all the sights around you. Some safety tips from Dan (as I don’t drive)
If hiring a moped isn’t your thing I would still recommend renting a tuk tuk driver for the day to take you around the island, a lot of Koh Lanta is on a hill which of course allows for some pretty spectacular views. There are lots of restaurants and places to grab something to eat which over look the view above not a bad way to enjoy you lunch aye? We stopped off at the first one along the way and I for the life me can’t remember the name, yes I know worst blogger ever but I think I was just taking the view in too much to care about the name.
If you are looking for white sandy beaches and blue blue sea then Koh Lanta might not be the place for you, that said I personally loved the beach regardless of this. The islands beaches are still super gorgeous and they have smashing sunsets the sand on some of the beaches is more yellow than white but still soft and pretty, The whole islands is just so chilled and you get that vibe from each of the different beaches. The first picture above is Klong Dao beach the place where we stayed and we loved getting up in the morning for a nice walk along the beach, so peaceful and tranquil. The second picture is of Long beach or Phrae Ae, this was slightly more busy than Klong Dao with a lot more children but it had better options for food in my opinion with a number of street food stalls before you hit the beach. There are also a number of beaches to explore around the islands and you can find lots of information at Amazing Lanta.com.
We were pretty unlucky in that we had terrible weather for nearly all the time we were in Koh Lanta and due to this we missed out on doing lots of things that I already had planned. There a number of great boat trips to go on around the surrounding islands as well as lots of water based activities such as Kayaking and paddle boarding. I found lots of great ideas by searching the Koh Lanta hash tag on Instagram as well as scoping other blogs. If you have any questions about Koh Lanta do let me know in the comments below and I of course will try to help.