Consider going for an elephant ride while on Lanta
4. Dive, dive and dive!
As mentioned, Koh Lanta is part of an archipelago that belongs to a protected marine national park. Each major town on the island has a couple of scuba diving centers and shops that offer equipment rental, diving courses and day trips. All you have to do is make up your mind and join a dive group to explore the wonderful sea world underneath the waters surrounding Koh Lanta. Some of the popular dive sites to look forward to include Hin Daeng, a huge underwater rock; King Cruser Wreck; and Koh Ha Yai, a small cluster of five islands just 25 kilometers west of Lanta.
5. Learn how to cook like a Thai
Phad Thai, green curry soup, papaya salad (Som Tum), Tom Yum soup — these are just some of the yummy Thai dishes that have captured the hearts and taste buds of not only tourists but food lovers everywhere. Thai cuisine is internationally recognized; and by joining one of the cooking classes on Koh Lanta, you will have the chance to learn how to prepare these iconic dishes; and take a piece of Thailand home with you! Thai cooking classes are so popular on the island that every town has a sign or banner up egging tourists to try out a hands on approach to cooking Thai cuisine. Because of the number of cooking schools, take advantage of the luxury of choosing the right school based on package quality, price and reputation.