Many people come to Koh Lanta for the beaches, but stay for the people. At 25km long Koh Lanta is quite a large island that has so far escaped the mass tourism and over development seen on other popular nearby islands.
Koh Lanta has a relaxed, chilled vibe to it with quiet, often deserted beaches with excellent bars and restaurants all over the island.
During March-May the island has significantly less tourists but still has fantastic dry, hot sunny weather – perfect for those beach days, exploring the island on a motorbike or private car, or use Koh Lanta as a base to explore the many nearby islands accessible via traditional longtail or speedboat.
If you are a scuba diver (or want to try for the first time) Koh Lanta has superb scuba diving at nearby islands and the many dive schools scattered all over the island run daily trips – this has been the year of the whaleshark, with regular sightings at Koh Haa, a popular dive site off the west coast of Koh Lanta.
Getting to Koh Lanta is easy, there are daily ferry’s from Phuket, Krabi and Phi-Phi, or further afield from Langkawi and Koh Lipe. The closest airport is Krabi, approximately a 90 minute journey in a taxi.
Tonmai Suites is located in historic Old Town, on the Eastern side of Koh Lanta Yai around 10 minutes drive from some of the best beaches on Koh Lanta. We have a small number of luxury suites overlooking the mountains and sea. You will be staying in the heart of this quaint little village, with all the storefronts, bars, and restaurants start less than a minute walk away.
Visiting Old Town has a unique feel to it, it’s very much a Thai community with a growing number of western residents. Come spend some time visiting Tonmai Suites and experience a laid back Thai way of life, Lanta style!