A good way to explore the beaches of Koh Lanta is to rent a scooter and just drive around. It’s far the best way to get around since it’s both cheap and convenient. At Koh Lanta, you can rent a scooter for the price around 150-200 bath per day, which is a catch if you ask me!
When you rent a scooter in Koh Lanta, you’ll get the freedom and opportunity to explore the island at your own pace. It’s a great and fun way to get to all the beautiful beaches that lie along the coastline. On your way to your unknown destinations, you’ll drive by tourist resorts and local villages that are selling everything from food and drinks to souvenirs and gasoline for your scooter.
Here are my best tips for scooter rentals & beaches in Koh Lanta:
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This beach is one of my favorite beaches in Koh Lanta. Long Beach is a clean beach that has several shady spots and turquoise calm water to swim in. Along with this beautiful beach, you’ll find some cafés, hotels, and bars that offer refreshing fruit shakes, ice coffee drinks, and snacks. Along Long Beach, there are many palm- and pine trees where you can hang your hammock!
Kantiang Bay is my personal favorite beach among all my other favorite beaches in Koh Lanta. Kantiang Bay is so beautiful with its white sand and turquoise water. The beach is surrounded by lush green nature and black cliffs in the sea.
If you are like me and appreciate a beautiful view, then you have to visit the restaurant where I snapped this picture below. The restaurant was very simple, but the food that they served was delicious, and so was their iced coffee that tasted like a mix of coffee and chocolate! From Kantiang Bay, you can see this little wooden restaurant up above the cliffs.
Klong Jark Beach
Klong Jark Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with its clear water, white sand, and wavy water. Many tourists don’t visit this beach, so if you’re looking for a more privet getaway spot, then this is the beach for you. Along Klong Jark Beach, there are one or two hotels and an excellent beach bar that serves cold drinks and snacks.
Klong Khong Beach
This beach is very rocky during low tide and beautiful during high tide. During low tide, it’s fun to explore and walk around on the rocks to see the marine life and beautiful shells that lay in the sand. If you enjoy going for a seashell hunt, then you’re going to like this beach!
Green palm trees surround Klong Khong Beach, and it’s full of restaurants, cafés, and beach bars. If you have been out traveling for a while and are pretty tired of the Thai food, then you just have to stop by the Greek Taverna to eat a delicious and HUGE portion of souvlaki that only costs 150 bath!
Nui Beach is a very cozy and calm beach that isn’t that popular among tourists. There aren’t any facilities on the beach except a beach bar, so don’t expect any sun beds or beach parasols. A great getaway if you want to relax by the sound of the waves a whole day!
Good to know before renting a scooter in Koh Lanta
- Inspect the scooter before you use it. A good advice is to take pictures or take notes in the contract if there are any scratches or damages to it.
- You drive on the left side of the road.
- You should never drive in the middle of the road.
- When you’re going to cross the road, it’s always a good idea to stop at the sideway and wait for a gap.
- You should always wear a helmet. This is both for your protection and for your wallet sake if the police stop you.
- It’s a good idea to bring an international drivers license + your own, in case a police officer would stop you and, once again try to squeeze you out of money.
- If a car is getting close, try to go as far to the side as possible – because some Thai people does this on purpose to get you to pay for their car damages.
- Drive safe.
I followed these “rules” and it turned out fine for me. So, if you have bad luck the day you rent a scooter, at least you know what to do!