Ko Lanta Island has been an extremely popular tourist destination during the last few years. There are not so many attractions for small children, but the older ones would have a great time here. If animation programs, kids rooms, and attractions are your top priority, than you have to look for a prestigious hotel that could provide you with it. Most of Thais believe that children are just little grown-ups, so that’s why you can see completely calm kids driving scooters with their parents even for a long distance; they also help their parents in fishing and trading.
Ko Lanta Yai is a pretty small island. Here you can buy not only souvenirs but many essential goods as well. Nevertheless, if you’re determined to go shopping and buy various clothes, … Open
If your child’s keen on material arts, then you can go to Williams Stadium near Long Beach together. You can come here to see local Muay Thai sportsmen participating in matches on Sundays. Your child definitely won’t get bored as the matches are really spectacular and dynamic. If your kid does this kind of sports his-/herself, then you just have to visit the Lanta Muay Thai Gym where children can take classes with a professional coach. Children who are already five years old can attend training.
Perhaps your kid is found of animal? Come and visit the Lanta Animal Welfare! It’s a local shelter for homeless dogs and cats; there is also a vet clinic right near the shelter. You can, for instance, not only see how all those animals live there but also take a dog for a walk or to stroke a cat. Local pets love people and enjoy weasel, so they would gladly spend time with children. And it’s for free! But remember, children must know how to behave with animals before visiting such places. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lanta archipelago is a part of Krabi province. The region consists of two islands. All accommodation places and resort areas are located on Ko Lanta Yai. Lanta Noi island is uninhabited, its … Open
Maybe cats and dogs are just an ordinary thing for your child, but an elephant camp is something actually peculiar; you can find one near Long Beach (the central beach of the island). There you can see how elephants live in the camp and then have a ride on these animals. There is a butterfly park right near the camp and it would be a perfect place for nature lovers. You learn there all the development stages of the local tropical butterflies in the recreated conditions just like in their natural habit. Young entomologists would really like it. In case you kid likes everything connected with flowers, then you can visit the Orchid Garden.
One more extremely interesting destination is marvelous Khao Mai Kaew Caves. And if a child doesn’t mind a long walk, go to the National Mu Koh Lanta National Marine Park. There is a pathway starting from the park’s administration building, you can walk right down it and enjoy all the beauty of the park. You can see martens, lemurs, monitor lizards, pitons, wild boars, and deer. There are various walking routes on Ko Lanta Island of different complicity: from the ones for very small kids to the ones ideal for strong physically shaped teenagers.
Most travelers who come to Ko Lanta Island expect something really exotic concerning the local cuisine. It’s believed that people on this remote and mysterious island eat fried … Open
If your kid knows how to ride a bike, then you can do bike-trip to see the most fascinating landscapes of the island. For example, you can ride to the magnificent snow-white lighthouse and enjoy the gorgeous view on the other islands from there. Mountain bikes are perfect for trips to villages of sea gypsies whose mode of life and morals has hardly changed since the last century. So, children would really like to see how their peers live in completely different conditions. Besides, you can see how the locals live visiting the ASALANTA or the Eco Art Village together as well. There your child and you will have a great opportunity to learn more about local crafts.
If your kid is already eight years old, then he or she can try to learn diving right in the sea. There is a great diversity of the local flora and fauna even at the shallow depth, so diving here just can’t be boring. Children can also do surfing, water skiing, or sea kayak here on Long Beach (the largest and the most popular beach about a kilometer long). There is a gentle descent while going deeper into the water and lifesavers are always on duty. Kids over 3 years old can try snorkeling. Those who’d like to swim in a tranquil bay – the Diamond Cliff beach is the perfect option. But if your child really likes nature, then you should go to Kantiang Bay.
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