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Formerly known as Siam, the Kingdom of Thailand has well over a thousand islands and with its beautiful beaches, its tropical climate, spicy foods and top rated golf courses, it is visited by heaps of tourists throughout the year. The beauty of travelling in Thailand, Koh Lanta is that all tourists are well catered for. The Thai’s are friendly, hospitable people and they go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome in their beautiful country. You can take your pick from very affordable backpacker bungalows to super luxury 5 star hotels. You can reach the island by plane, with the closest airports being Krabi and Phuket with road and boat connections to take you to Koh Lanta.

A Picturesque Paradise

Koh Lanta is one of the larger islands in the Andaman Sea archipelago and is roughly 27 km long and 12 km wide of amazing scenery; a blend of exquisitely white beaches and dark green forests. Tourists who relish the idea of escaping the maddening crowds particularly love Koh Lanta as the island attracts those who aren’t looking for a pulsating nightlife but rather a closer encounter with nature. The driest months on Koh Lanta are from November to April when temperatures are pleasant at about 80ºF.

Relax in Peaceful Surroundings

You can take your pick from different holiday resorts on the island which offer tourists all the peace and quiet they are longing for, and if the lazy days aren’t enough to completely relax you, the beauty and tranquility of their health spas will. You can enjoy tantalizing body massages, facials or have your nails seen to. Pimalai Resort is one such resort and nestles in a rain forest and overlooking the Andaman Sea. It is not surprising that many couples make this resort their wedding and honeymoon destination.

The resort is close to the Lanta Marine National Park, and if its nature that you are after in Thailand, Koh Lanta National Marine Park is a must. Make sure you have your camera ready because the park, on Lanta’s southern tip, has a lovely lighthouse, and there are plenty of fascinating animals and birds to be seen in their natural environment. To make the most of your trip, there is a walk, lasting about an hour, that will keep you enthralled with the exquisite scenery. There are two wonderful scenic beaches, Had Tanod and Had Hin Ngam as well as attractive picnic areas in the park.

A Getaway Guaranteed to Breathe New Life Into You

Thailand, Koh Lanta has got it all and if you want to organize a scuba diving trip or even join a PADI diving course, you can. If an island-hopping tour is what appeals to you or you want a camping holiday or 5 star pampering, this or you want to book into an all-encompassing resort, there are professional travel agents who will tailor a getaway to Koh Lanta, one of Mother Nature’s proudest spots and you will enjoy the added pleasure of a comfortable, people-pleasing place as well.