Ko Lanta Yai Holidays

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The perfect romantic Thai island getaway

Picture yourself on the perfect romantic Thai island getaway in Ko Lanta Yai - then choose The Co-operative Travel to make your dream reality.

Divers were among the first holidaymakers to discover the region, and their affinity remains strong. Ko Lanta Yai is an unashamedly 'grown-up' resort, where the prime holiday activities are taking a stroll along the beach and watching the sun set rather than going in search of the party hotspots.

The best time of year to take a package holiday or all inclusive holiday is between November and April when the temperatures are more hospitable and this avoids nearly all of the long rainy season.

The best time of year to take a package holiday or all inclusive holiday is between November and April when the temperatures are more hospitable and this avoids nearly all of the long rainy season.

All the island's beaches are largely unspoiled and west-facing, which means they offer a truly fabulous view of some spectacular sunsets.

Half or full-day excursions are offered to other islands in the archipelago, including elephant treks, and you can even try your hand at a Thai cookery workshop.

Most accommodation is in resort hotels or bungalows, with a wide range of price scales to suit most pockets.

Eating out in Ko Lanta Yai

English is widely spoken in Ko Lanta Yai among a population which is a melting pot of Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Muslims and even sea gypsies. There are also several English and Irish bars and restaurants to visit, and the cuisine focuses mainly on Thai staples and seafood dishes.

Your best choice for eating out is among the restaurants which line the seafront. Many of these will have their 'catch of the day' displayed on ice platters outside, and this could be any kind of fish, including juicy crabs and langoustines, shellfish, such as giant oysters, squid and lobsters. Stir-fried spotted Babylon, caught in nearby mangrove forests and served with chilies and basil is also a famous local speciality.

If you hanker after a break which takes you right away from it all and where nature is firmly in charge, then choose a Ko Lanta Yai holiday from The Co-operative Travel. Look out for last minute holidays and late deals which can make your getaway to Ko Lanta Yai even better value!