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Getting There & Information

Ban Sala Dan has two boat piers, one for passengers and one for vehicles. Tigerline Ferry (www.tigerlinetravel.com) runs in high season between Phuket and Ko Lanta (1,500B; 2 hrs.). Ferries from Koh Phi Phi run all year and take 90 minutes for a price of 300B; speedboats make the trip in an hour for 700B. Two additional passenger boats leave Krabi in the morning during high season for 400B at a travel time of 2 hours. The popular 12go.asia is a top resource for managing and booking travel to Ko Lanta. The website presents all travel options (boat, car, flight, train) and gives pricing, so it’s easy to make a decision based on your time and budget. Another perk: Paying online with a credit card!

There are two police stations (one on Phra Ae beach and the other at Ban Sala Dan). Ko Lanta Hospital (tel. 07569-7017) can help with basic injuries like sunburns, cuts, jellyfish stings, and more. ATMs are all along the island and everywhere along the west coast.

To book a diving lesson or excursion contact the good folks at Scubafish (www.scubafish.com; tel 07566-5095). A one-day intro course is 5,200B and they have a class on underwater photography.

For all things Ko Lanta, check out: www.lantapocketguide.com. It’s a helpful resource for up-to-date travel info and what’s happening around the island.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.