Koh Lanta Information
Travel and Local Information Guide
Koh Lanta Yai's unique cultural ambiance derives from the resident ethnic groups - a mosaic of Muslim, Chinese and Sea Gypsies (Chao Ley) who retain their traditional customs but still live in harmony side by side. While some locals earn their living from the tourism industry, the livelihood of many is still based on shrimp farming, fishing or working on rubber plantations.
This unpretentious tropical island is steadily developing, which means that you don't have to survive without ATM machines, banks, mini-marts and quality international restaurants – these can all be found in the main resort areas and there is now a post office in Baan Saladan as well as in Lanta Old Town. Because it isn't yet a frenzied tourist hub, Lanta is very family-friendly – a great destination for people who want to share quality time with loved ones – of any age!Read More