Kantiang Bay - Koh Lanta
Often cited as Koh Lanta’s most beautiful beach, Kantiang Bay has clear water and white sand, fringed by thick jungle. Traditionally popular with backpackers and divers, exclusive resorts are bringing a little luxury to this secluded place.
Near the island’s southern point, Kantiang Bay is the last village before the National Marine Park. The quiet beach is around 1km long, with white powdery sand and crystal clear water great for swimming. A popular place for divers, you can arrange a diving or snorkelling trip to the spectacular reefs nearby, or snorkel right off shore. Lose some hours in a hammock along the tree lined coast, or take in the atmosphere at a bar. Like much of Koh Lanta, sunsets from this beach are to die for.
Nightlife in Kantiang Bay is relaxed. Listen to live music, watch a movie or a fire-show on the beach. Restaurants cater to western and local tastes.
The small village has good shopping for souvenirs and the 7/11 provides most shopping needs.
There are a small number of simple, family-run bungalows, right through to five star luxury and private villas.