Staying in Kantiang Bay is a perfect base for exploring the islands around Ko Lanta.
You can do this either by joining a snorkelling trip to one of the nearby islands or using Ko Lanta as a starting point for travelling to some of the lesser known islands further south.
If its just a day trip you’re after then the Four Island Tour is a perfect way to spend a few hours hopping from island to island. The Four Island Tour will take you by traditional Thai longtail boat through the stunning karst landscape in the islands to the south of Ko Lanta. Stop off at a few quiet and nearly deserted beaches along the way and discover some amazing scenery. This tour is well received among visitors and makes a stop at the must-see Emerald Cave on Ko Muk.
From Kantiang Bay you can also easily visit Ko Rok – two breathtakingly beautiful islands that are part of the Lanta National Marine Park. Here you will discover pristine beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Since there is no development on the island apart from some picnic tables it delivers a tropical castaway beach feel.
If you’re curious about visiting Ko Phi Phi but don’t have time to actually stay there than its possible to book a day trip to these famous islands. Most tours will go by speedboat and make an obligatory stop at Maya Bay.
If you’re finished with your stay on Ko Lanta and interested in carrying around the islands then you can book a longtail or speedboat to sail you to your next destination. Ko Lipe is a popular choice further south from Ko Lanta but for the true island hopping experience, stop off at the quiet islands of Ko Ngai or Ko Muk (or both!) on your way south. These islands offer basic resort accommodation with quiet beaches to spend a lazy afternoon.