February 11, 2012 Leave a Comment
After Koh Lipe we spent a week on Koh Lanta, a three hour boat ride away. It was longer than we had planned but Scott and I both came down with some food poisoning and had to extend our stay. Our days were full of swimming pools, banana shakes, walks on the beach and massages. Compared to Lipe, Lanta is very developed with a little town, a major road down the center, and many beach resort areas. We spent the first night in a little hut that wasn’t technically open for the season, and moved to a hotel with a swimming pool for me and air conditioning for Scott. One of Scott’s friends came from Canada to join us on Koh Lanta, and while Scott was sick we got massages, went snorkelling and to an underwater cave and while I was sick he enjoyed drinking fancy coffees with Scott. My absolutely favourite part about Lanta was the wonderful cooking course I took on my birthday.
Although I won’t be rushing back to Lanta, whose beaches are not as beautiful or uncrowded as many other thai islands, and whose size made it difficult to get around with renting a scooter, it was really a lovely and cheap place to relax!