Travel Guide Koh Lanta
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Like much of Thailand, the weather here is of the tropical variety, meaning hot and humid conditions year-round. Temperatures hover around 32 °C during the day and 25 °C at night, with just a few degrees difference between the warmest and coolest months. Humidity is mostly around 80% or more, so be sure to drink enough fluids! November to February in general is the driest time of the year, with just some regular showers (later afternoon) and a mix of clouds and sun. Rain increases from March onwards, reaching a peak in August and September before preparing again for the somewhat drier and cooler season.
Krabi Airport (KBV) has regular connections with Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore. Tiger Airways, a budget airline, handles the Singapore - Krabi traffic. Bangkok Airways also flies to Bangkok and Koh Samui. Air Asia flies to Kuala Lumpur. There are even seasonal flights directly to Krabi from Helsinki, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Goa, Oslo and Gothenburg.
The airport near Phuket is further away but has more choice.
|Aloha Lanta Resort||253/3 Moo 1 Saladan Koh Lanta Krabi||Hotel||-|
|Amantra Resort & Spa||296 M.6, T.Koh Lanta||hotel||-|
|Chaw-Ka-Cher Tropicana Lanta Resort||352 Moo2 Saladan Lanta Yai Krabi||Hotel||87|
|Escape-Cabins||438 Moo 3 Saladan Long Beach||Hotel||87|
|Freedom Estate||157 Moo 2, Phra-Ae Beach Tambon Saladan||Hostel||-|
|I-Yarade Beachfront Villa||271- 271/1 Saladan Koh Lanta Krabi , 81150||guesthouse||-|
|I-Yarade Suite Residence||305/19 Saladan Rd||hotel||-|
|Lanta Garden Home||18 Moo 3, Klong Dao Beach Saladan||Hostel||80|
|Lanta Gym||245 Moo 2 Saladan Lanta, Krabi||hotel||-|
|Lanta House||197/7 M1 Saladan, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand 81150||GUESTHOUSE||81|
|Lanta Klong Nin Beach Resort||324 Moo 6 Koh Lanta Yai, Koh Lanta, Krabi||Hotel||89|
|Lanta Palace Resort & Beach Club||29 Moo 8 Koh Lanta yai , Koh Lanta||hotel||-|
|Lanta Pavilion Resort||120 Moo2,Saladan Koh Lanta, Krabi||Hotel||80|
|Lanta Thip House||Klong Khong||Guesthouse||85|
|Ocean View Resort||193 Moo 3 Klong Dao Beach Koh Lanta||hotel||-|
|Pilanta Spa Resort||399 Moo 1 Tambol Saladan Amphur Koh Lanta||hotel||-|
|Sayang Beach Bungalows||72 Moo 3 Saladan Koh Lanta, Krabi||Hotel||-|
|Twin Lotus Resort & Spa||199 Moo 1, Klong Dao Beach Saladan, Koh Lanta,||hotel||-|
|Dreamteam Resort||38 Moo 5 Koh Lanta Yai||HOTEL||-|
|Lanta Riviera Resort||90/4 Moo 2 Saladan,||HOTEL||73|
|Relax Bay Resort||111 Mo2, Ao Phra - Ae||Hotel||-|
|Lanta Pearl Beach Resort||233 Moo 3 Saladan||Hotel||-|
|Lanta New Beach Bungalow||122 Moo 2 Saladan ,Koh Lanta Krabi||HOTEL||-|
|Sincere Guest House & Restaurant||150 Moo. 1, Saladan Koh Lanta Krabi||Guesthouse||91|
|Lanta Palm Beach Resort||47 Moo3 Saladan, Koh Lanta||HOTEL||-|
|Lanta Lantern Guesthouse||158 Moo.1 Saladan Krabi||Guesthouse||-|
|Amantra Resort and Spa||296 M.6 T.Koh Lanta Yai E.Koh Lanta Krabi||Hotel||-|
|Alif Apartment||483 Moo.3 Saladan||Apartment||-|
|Non La Mer Hostel||305/4-5 Long Beach||HOSTEL||-|
There are countless internet bars across the country in big and small towns. Internet cafés are widespread and most are inexpensive. Prices as low as 15 baht/hour are commonplace, and speed of connection is generally reasonable, but many cafes close at midnight. Higher prices prevail in major package-tourist destinations (60 baht/hour is typical, 120 baht/hour is not unusual). Keyloggers are all too often installed on the computers in cheap cafes, so be on your guard if using online banking, stock broking or even PayPal. Remember that in the smaller towns and more traditional areas the owners and staff of internet bars prefer if customers take off their shoes at the entrance and leave them outside. This might seem strange although this gesture goes a far way to make friends and give a positive image of foreigners to Thai people.
Outside the most competitive tourist areas, free Wi-Fi is not as common as in neighbouring countries in many budget hotels and guesthouses and they may charge small fee for Internet by LAN or Wi-Fi even if you bring your own laptop. Wi-Fi is commonly available in cafes and restaurants serving Westerners.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The international code for Thailand is 66. 999 connects to all emergency services. Standard GSM emergency number 112 is supported in mobile networks. 911 for Tourist Police Department, English available.
For mobile phone users, Thailand has three GSM mobile service providers - AIS, DTAC and Truemove - which may be useful if you have a mobile phone that will work on either one or both of the GSM 900 or 1800 frequency bands (consult your phone's technical specifications). If you have one, you can buy a prepaid SIM card for any of the Thai carriers in any convenience store for as little as 50-200 baht and charge it up as you go. Using your own mobile phone while on holiday with a Thai pre-paid SIM card can save a lot of money and lets you give your number to family back home, so they can have an emergency contact number.
Thailand Post is the Thai postal service that deals with all local and international mail in Thailand. The business is operated from local post offices. Post offices are easy to recognise with their red white and blue motifs and the words 'Thailand Post' in English and Thai above the entrance. They are open from Monday to Saturday, usually 8:30am to 4:30pm (main ones until around 8:00pm), though keeping shorter hours on Saturdays (usually until 1:00pm). They are generally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Each post office offers a comprehensive service which includes an Express Mail Service (EMS) and parcel post. They also have a price calculator for letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. They also have a track and trace system and money transfer services. If you want to send packages, it might be a good idea to check with private courier companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are fast, reliable and generally quite competitively priced.
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