Visas: Most nationalities can receive a 30-day visa exemption on arrival at international airports or a 15-day at land borders; a 60-day tourist visa is available through Thai consulates.
If you need to extend for just a few more days on the beach on Koh Lanta, its quick and easy to go to Krabi immigration office. You’ll need passport sized photos to hand in with your application (no photo facilities nearby, so take them with you). Get there by bus from Koh Lanta to Krabi Town, then take a taxi to immigration, or rent a bike and drive there yourself. The office is about 4km from the town centre.
Local transportation: Renting a motorcycle (around 200 baht a day) is the easiest way to get around town. There are also motorcycle taxis and pickup trucks available.
Where to buy a SIM card: You can pick up your SIM cards from the airport at DTAC or TRUE booths. You can also buy a SIM card from 7 Eleven or at any phone shop.
Popular areas: Ban Saladan, Klong Dao, Khao Mai Kaew Caves, Lanta Old Town
Popular food: Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles), Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad), Mango Sticky Rice (Khao Naew), Khao Pad (Fried Rice), Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
Things not to do: Criticize the Thai monarchy. Treat objects depicting the king (like money) with respect. Women should never touch a monk or a monk's belongings; give way to a monk on footpaths and don't sit next to a monk on public transport. Avoid pointing the bottom of your feet at Buddha images in temples by sitting with your feet tucked behind you.
Long stretches of sunset beaches combined with the laid back hospitality of the locals are a few reasons why Ko Lanta is a popular destination for digital nomads. Unlike nearby Koh Phangan, Ko Lanta has a more relaxed vibe to it. Foodies will love the food options around Klong Nin beach.
Ko Lanta has become popular with digital nomads ever since the introduction of KoHub, Ko Lanta's first coworking space. Ko Lanta is also situated in a great location, just two hours by road and two ferries from Krabi, a four hour drive from Phuket or a ferry ride from Phi Phi.
Women digital nomads are unlikely to run into problems in Ko Lanta.
The driest and busiest months on Koh Lanta are between November and April. December, January, and February are peak months with ideal weather. Expect showers in May and June, however, the rain typically lessens in July and August slightly, then returns in September and October (the wettest month).
Coworking Spaces in Ko Lanta
Cafes with wifi
Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.
Discover the four Islands of Koh Lanta on board of the big tour boat 'Hello Andaman' with two convenient decks and plenty of space. Stop at Koh Kradan, Koh Chuek and Koh Ngai for snorkeling, and take a swim into the Emerald Cave or 'Tham Morakot' on Koh Mook which is the highlight of this one-day tour. Choose the kayak option and marvel at the wonders along the coastline of the islands. Check reviews, dates and prices, etc.
Join this diving tour in Koh Haa, a beautiful archipelago located 2-hours away from inhabited island. Koh Haa offer beautiful scuba diving and snorkeling with spectacular visibility of marine life such as manta rays, pelagic and whale sharks. During this tour, you will enjoy 2 dives with our professional instructors and multi-lingual guides. We’re offering small group up to maximum 10 people, and no more than 4 divers per instructor. Check reviews, dates and prices, etc.
Book and join this snorkeling day tour lead by our professional team that help you spend a perfect time with your family and friends. You will explore a beautiful local site, Koh Haa and Koh Bida. Our professional instructor will lead you to the richest shallow reef where you will meet a huge plethora of life and colorful corals. Check reviews, dates and prices, etc.