Destination Guide

Destination Guide to Khlong Dao, Koh Lanta

Khlong Dao is the main tourist hub on the island because it’s the most developed and most convenient to Saladan, the entry point to the island. The beach here beautiful and very popular with all types of travellers.

Khlong Dao Beach Guide

  • Lovely soft sandy beach
  • The closest beach to the port of Saladan

Looking at Khlong Dao beach from the northern point

Where to eat & drink in Khlong Dao

  • Greek Taverna: If you’re after a break from the standard Thai & Western menus, do yourself a favour and go to the Greek Taverna. Dishes are mid range (around ฿200-300 per dish) and I highly recommend the Moussaka and kebabs! Great service too, the food came out fast and at the same time (which is very rare in Thailand!)
  • V.R. Minimart: Next to the Khlong Dao Beach Resort is this expat favourite with great food & cheap beers
  • Indian Bar: The owner Caz has been running this quaint beachside bar for 9+ years and performs a nightly fire show

The Indian restaurant on the Khlong Dao beachfront

Accomodation in Khlong Dao

  • Hey Beach Hostel ($): Cheap, clean and sociable hostel right by the beach. Shared rooms from฿350/night
  • Lanta Mermaid Boutique House ($$): Basic, budget accomodation on the main road and only a few minutes stroll to the beach
  • Lanta Sea House ($$$): In the heart of the Khlong Dao beach, Lanta Sea House is the perfect place to relax on a sun bed at a seaside pool. This resort has private rooms and Thai Style bungalows from ฿2000/night
  • Maya Koh Lanta Resort ($$$$): If you want to splash out a bit more this gorgeous resort also has an outdoor pool right on the beachfront. Spacious rooms are available from ฿3800/night
  • Crown Lanta ($$$$$): For the ultimate luxurious experience, this boutique resort at the northern point of Khlong Dao is the place to be. They have a range of private rooms to pool villas starting from ฿5000/night

What to do in Khlong Dao

  • Cooking Class: Take an afternoon cooking class at Lanta’s original and most popular cooking school, Time For Lime, The founder also started Lanta Animal Welfare so any profits from the cooking school go to the island’s stray, sick and abused dogs and cats. So not only will you learn new skills, but you’ll be helping out the community too. ฿2,000/pp
  • Yoga: Oasis Yoga offer multiple classes throughout the day at their open-air, tree house style studio. Mats and water are provided, and the classes cater to all levels. It’s very popular so reservations are recommended, especially during high season. ฿400 per class or packages available for multiple classes

Outside the Oasis Yoga studio in Khlong Dao

By Amy, March 30, 2017 I was born in New Zealand and moved to Melbourne, Australia in my early 20s. There I met my partner Steve. 10 years later, we decided to change our lifestyle and move to Southeast Asia, so here we are!

Amy

I was born in New Zealand and moved to Melbourne, Australia in my early 20s. There I met my partner Steve. 10 years later, we decided to change our lifestyle and move to Southeast Asia, so here we are!

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