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Top tips to get the most out of a visit to Koh Lanta

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1. Posted by Deblaw (Inactive 1 posts) 32w

Deblaw has indicated that this thread is about Krabi Province

Heading to Koh Lanta in March, accommodation sorted but would love some tips on how to get the best out of our visit, we are looking for good yoga, great food and laid back ambience, trips to other islands, snorkelling (one of us, me is a beginner and the other can dive), what or where to avoid . Thank you !! :)

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 31w

"..what or where to avoid..."

Sample Google search, scams to avoid Koh Lanta and Phuket:

http://tastythailand.com/how-to-avoid-tourist-scams-if-visiting-phuket-koh-samui-and-koh-samet-thailand/
http://www.travelfish.org/orientation_detail/thailand/southern_thailand/phuket/phuket/159

Etc.

A few more will show with your Google search.

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Know how to handle your money when in Thailand. If you plan on using credit cards remember to notify your bank that you will be out of the country before leaving on the trip. (When ATM withdrawals start coming from Thailand you don't need them to suspect fraud!) There is a fee to use Thai ATMs.

You will get the best rate of exchange for your currency if you change it in Thailand and not back home. Rates are not fixed and change daily.

http://daytodaydata.net/

  • Being almost an old fart, I would have included Bangkok in this adventure. Bangkok is much cheaper than the Phuket beach areas too.

Good luck.

There used to be a map and trip outline for this trip here, but it has been removed.