Koh Lanta Road Trip
Dates: 7 Feb
After finishing up in Malaysia I travelled up to the border over to Thailand, going through Padang Besar & Hat Yai, all the way to Koh Lanta. I learnt to dive here and was ill for a few days so while I was here for a while I only did one day of taking photos, when we hired a car and went for a road trip around the Koh Lanta islands.
During the road trip we visited Tiger Cave, the Sea Gypsy Village, Old Town, and the end of Koh Lanta Noi where we stopped off for a bit in a half built house before heading back.
Tiger Cave was great, there is a nice walk through the jungle up the river where there are several spots with shoals of doctor fish (free foot spa anyone?) before you reach the cave. We decided to skip the guide and have a look at doing it ourselves which was a bit of a mistake in hindsight, as we barely went in the cave – to go deep into the cave properly I’d advise paying the guide as I wouldn’t dare go in alone.
The Sea Gypsy village is on the east cost, keep following the main road south from the Old Town and follow the road to the left when it slopes down. This is a lovely little place to stroll about and take pictures, especially if you love buildings with lots of character like I do.
Koh Lanta Noi was a nice drive, there are viewpoints along the way which would probably be better to visit for the future but when we saw there was a wooden shack looking out to the sea we couldn’t resist climbing up and chilling there for half an hour.
All in all I would definitely recommend doing a road trip around Koh Lanta if you’re there. It’s easy to drive around with very little traffic and small enough that you can cover pretty much everywhere with ease.
I stayed at Hub of Joys Hostel for my time in Koh Lanta, highly recommended. Rooms were great, staff were really friendly and the breakfast was great – eggs, sausage, bacon, toast & fruit.
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