We’re currently in Koh Lanta and we really love it…so much so that we decided to add an extra 2 nights, so that we’re here for 7 in total, the longest we’ve stayed anywhere (and will stay!) on the trip.
We got here from Phuket by boat, with a short stopover at Phi Phi (which was a bit too expensive for us this time) and arrived at a very hectic Lanta port. We had to pay 10 Baht each to enter the island (about 25p) before we found a tuk tuk to take us to Khong Klong beach. The tuk tuk was so much fun (despite feeling like I may have died at any point) and our guy (chosen for his Liverpool shirt) picked up enough speed that my bum definitely left the seat a couple of times over bumps!
Our guesthouse (Lanta Just come) is lovely, our room is huge and the bed is so comfy that we never actually want to get out in the morning. Despite this comfy bed we’ve been setting our alarms for 8am, and actually getting to the beach for between 8:30 and 9am…this means that we have 3 or so hours on the beach before the sun gets hot. And when I say hot, I mean HOT! The beach gets fairly quiet and only those people who actually turn mahogany stay on the beach. As you all know, I am NOT one of those people…I happen to think that my skin is as brown as it will go for the rest of the trip…and I’m still white. Unfortunate I know, but people are genuinely going to have a hard time believing that I’ve actually been in SE Asia for 3 months!
So our 7 days has (and will for the remainder of our time here) consisted of an early morning beach jaunt, a relax for a few hours out of the sun, another beach jaunt for the sunset and an amazing evening meal at the little Thai place, which has a total bill of £4 yet neither of us could eat another thing! Hard life huh?!
It’s just so relaxed here that it would be rude to do anything more energetic! We have enough of that to come!
Phuket was completely different; much busier and much more touristy. I don’t know if I’d go back, but I enjoyed it – definitely glad that we were on the ‘quiet’ beach though, and not the crazy one. We picked up our lovely beach towels from there though – with elephants on!
So our plan for the next couple of days is pretty much the same, except we’re gonna find ourselves another tuk tuk so that we can visit Saladan (town 6 km away). To be honest, I’m just excited about the tuk tuk!