Travel Budget for Koh Lanta

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How much does it cost to travel to Koh Lanta?

How much money will you need for your trip to Koh Lanta? You should plan to spend around ฿1,394 ($45) per day on your vacation in Koh Lanta, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿316 ($10) on meals for one day and ฿166 ($5.34) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Koh Lanta for a couple is ฿1,415 ($46). So, a trip to Koh Lanta for two people for one week costs on average ฿19,512 ($628). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Koh Lanta for one week usually costs around ฿9,756 for one person. So, a trip to Koh Lanta for two people costs around ฿19,512 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿39,024 in Koh Lanta. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Koh Lanta can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Koh Lanta?

How much does a trip to Koh Lanta cost? Is Koh Lanta expensive? The average Koh Lanta trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Koh Lanta prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Koh Lanta can vary, the average cost of food in Koh Lanta is ฿316 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Koh Lanta should cost around ฿127 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Koh Lanta is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Koh Lanta is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ฿166 per person, per day, on local transportation in Koh Lanta.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
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How much money do I need for Koh Lanta?

Typical travel prices in Koh Lanta are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Koh Lanta. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Koh Lanta can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Thai Massage
  • Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta
  • Casual Breakfast
  • Casual Lunch
  • Casual Dinner
  • Fruit Shake
  • Two Coffees
  • Fancy Dinner (for Two)
  • Emerald Cave Tour
  • Yoga Session (1 Hour)
  • Soap
Typical tour prices for Koh Lanta

How much do tours to Koh Lanta cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
Flights to Koh Lanta

How much does it cost to go to Koh Lanta? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

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Koh Lanta Koh Lanta, Thailand
Located on the southern coast of Thailand is a place populated by long beaches and diving hotspots. Consisting of several islands, Koh Lanta is a large island with nine beaches along the coast. The beautiful scenery makes this a quiet and relaxing spot for tourists. The crowds on this island tend to be older than the party-seekers on Ko Phi Phi so you'll find more activities like serene walks on the beach or travelers catching a sunset.

The weather in this region is very tropical with two monsoon seasons. From November to April there is the dry monsoon. Northeastern winds blow through and bring on very dry air. With months of no rain, the island becomes very dusty. During the months of May to October, the island experiences the wet monsoon season. This is when the southwestern winds bring rain from the Indian Ocean. During this season change in April the increase in rain creates a very lush and tropical atmosphere.
One of the most magnificent sights on the island are Khao Mai Kaew Caves. Located at the center of the island, the caves are made of rocks and caverns with the most stunning stalactites and stalagmites. In order to tour the caves, you will definitely need a guide. One unique option is to take an elephant ride around the caves. Be sure to bring good shoes, as the ground can be rather slippery.

For a look into the unique makeup of Koh Lanta, take a trip down to Lanta Old Town. This small village on the east side of island is home to Chinese merchants, Thai fishing families and an ancient sea gypsy community. This area was once the part and commercial center for the island as trading ships from Phuket, Penang and Singapore sailed through here. Today, it's a very endearing area with great restaurants and shopping.

And of course, who goes to an island and doesn't take in the gorgeous beach scenery? Kor Kwang is a shallow and stunning beach, while Pra Ae is a crescent shaped coast with a stunning silence.

Klong Dao is the most popular beach on Koh Lanta. It's white sand and clear waters are attractive to any visitor, but because it is so long, it never feels overly crowded.

If you need more than white sand and crashing waves, Klong Nin is also covered with coconut and pine trees with a gorgeous rain forest as your backdrop. Like every beach on Koh Lanta, this beach is perfect for a quiet day of reflection and relaxation.

If you're looking for the best spot to watch the sunsets of Koh Lanta, head to Relax Beach. There aren't many options for restaurants along this beach, but all you really need is a cocktail to enjoy the sun setting on another beautiful day of your vacation.
Ko Lanta two largest islands are Ko Lanta Noi meaning "small Lanta island," and Ko Lanta Yai meaning "big Lanta island." Most of the tourist attractions are located on Ko Lanta Yai.

Koh Lanta is a great spot for people who love exploring the life just under the sea. There is sea kayaking, fishing, and, of course, snorkeling. Koh Haa is the best snorkel site in all of Thailand. Lately, Koh Haa saw its fish population significantly grow due to new, strict conservation policies.

Just a short boat ride away from Koh Lanta are some of the most impressive dive sites in the world. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are have more than two hundred corals over one hundred reef fish to explore. Keep your eyes wide for whale sharks.
Food and Dining
Look out for the spices of southern Thai food (which has an Indian influence). If you're not used to it, it can come as quite a surprise. That doesn't mean you should pass up some specialty dishes of the area like indian-style Muslim curry, rice noodles in fish curry sauce or chicken birayani.

The main roads on the island are paved, and many resorts and dive shops offer transportation to their guests. Many locals will ride motorbikes, and subsequently many are available to rent. It's also possible to hire a motorbike with a sidecar as a taxi – just be sure to negotiate the price beforehand.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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