Beautiful beaches, resorts for many budgets and a lot of nature: Koh Lanta เกาะลันตา

Friday, February 1, 2013

Discover Koh Lanta:
Ban Saladan ศาลาด่าน

See the locations on Koh Lanta Ban Saladan Google Map

Picture by marhas1

Ban Saladan is the main village on Koh Lanta, where you arrive by ferries from Phi Phi, Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lipe. But the town consists of only two streets. You find here food and souvenir shops, wooden seafood restaurants on stilts, banks, travel agents, dive centres and pharmacies.

Picture by gkamin
Houses on stilts near Saladan Pier

Hotels and Guesthouses in Ban Saladan:

Aloha Lanta: Nice seaview, good reviews on

Harmony House: Only one review on Near the pier, but rooms not with seaview.

Lanta All Seasons: From 2400 Bath. A good hotel with pool, but guests complain about bad smells coming from a stream full of rubbish on the side of the hotel (towards Lanta Pura) according to

Lanta Pura: Mixed reviews on

Lanta Residence: From 1440 Bath. A few walking minutes away from beaches, pool on the roof. Mostly good reviews on

Leaf Boat: From 800 Bath. Just three bungalows with a private beach. Good review on

Sincere Guesthouse: From 500 Bath. Quite good according to reviews on See picture on

The Heart Inn: From 800 Bath. Good value for small price according to reviews on


The Frog: For dining and wine. Good reviews on "The above average price is very well compensated by the excellent food", adds Fly me to Thailand.

Thai Language School Pasa Lanta: For example: 20 hours for Thai beginners. And more possabilities.

Shopping in Ban Saladan:

Picture by hojusaram
Every Sunday there is a market.

Catfish: Secondhand bookshop.

Saladan Market:
Small shops with shorts, T-shirts, sunglasses and jewellery.

Discover Koh Lanta (places and beaches from North to South):

Ban Saladan ศาลาด่าน
Kawkwang Beach คอกวาง บีช
Khlong Dao Beach หาดคลองดาว
Long Beach (Phra Ae) หาดยาวหาด (พระแอ๊ะ)
Relax Bay
Baan Phu Klom Beach and Khlong Khong Beach
Khlong Toab
Khlong Nin Beach หาดคลองนิน
Ba Kantiang Bay อ่าวบากันเตียง
Nui Beach อ่าวนุ้ย
Khlong Jak Beach (Waterfall beach)หาดคลองจากหรืออ่าวคลองจาก
Bamboo Bay (Ao Mai Phai) อ่าวไม้ไผ
Mu Ko Lanta National Park อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะลันตา

And some Hidden Treasures on Koh Lanta):
Lanta Old Town: Where Thais, Muslims, Chinese and Sea Gypsies formed the community
Tung Yee Peng Mangrove Forest: Listen to the Nature
Diving around Koh Lanta

Back to overview:
Koh Lanta เกาะลันตา: What Guests discover here

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