Koh Lanta is a lovely little island. It truly is a Thai beach paradise. The diving here is meant to be some of the best in the world, and if I become a diving instructor I may well come back here and spend a few months diving. The laid back, friendly atmosphere has been a real change from the more commercialised, tourist resort type places I’ve seen in Thailand.
I’ve never had to take a taxi if I didn’t want to, I’ve always been able to hitch a lift, at any time of the night or day. People are genuinely helpful and hospitable. It’s been a great week and I look forward to coming back here.
To anyone looking for a peaceful island to relax on, I’d thoroughly recommend Koh Lanta. There is some nightlife, it’s not Bangkok or Koh Pah-Ngan, but there are some good parties. There are pharamacies, internet cafes and so on. There’s no hospital here though, so don’t go renting a motorbike and get yourself in a mess!
So goodbye Koh Lanta, hello the next phase of my travels.