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“quiet halfmoon beach for a stay in tranquillity”
Review of Kantiang Bay

Kantiang Bay
Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Ko Lanta
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Kantiang Bay can be found towards the south of the island on Ko Lanta's west coast. The Bay is a little-known, beach-lovers haven where you can truly relax and soak up the sunshine and beach-life of an island paradise.There's plenty of things to do; live a castaway dream, paddle in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea, learn to scuba dive, or just make Kantiang Bay your sun-kissed home for a while.
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“quiet halfmoon beach for a stay in tranquillity”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

kantiang bay is a little bit more in the south of the island and so life is also a little bit slowlier and more simple than in the north of the island. the small and sleepy village near kantiang bay has some shops, a seven eleven, atm and some restaurants, but if someone is interessted in nightlife it is better to chance place up to the north to khlong khong or long beach. the prices on the beach and in the village are higher than in the north of the island. kantiang beach itself is very nice, the water is clear and it was a pleasure to swim there. if money plays a second role kantiang beach is a perfect place to have a quiet holiday...there is realy not so much things to do and mostly the guests stay in their resorts, which makes the holiday so expensive. for normal and low budget torists kantiang beach is nice for a afternoon...swimming...maybe one or two drinks and thats it.

Visited December 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were so glad that we made Kantiang Bay our home base while on Koh Lanta (we stayed at Ancient Realm). The beach was lovely with smooth sand and very little garbage. Even at peak season, between Christmas and New Years, it wasn't crowded and the beach didn't feel overdeveloped. Close proximity to other stunning beaches just south, as well (easy scooter ride to beaches as well as the national park). We spent New Year's Eve here, wandering between Baan Lanta and the Why Not Bar. Couldn't think of a better place to ring in the new year. Good music, fireworks and lanterns lighting up the sky. A party scene, but not too wild that we felt uncomfortable with our children.

Visited December 2013
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Wiltshire, UK
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“Gorgeous beach”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

I read somewhere that this was ranked Top 10 by The times, and I can see why. A kilometer stretch of stunning beach, backed by towering hills. best thing is that the vast majority of the beach is undeveloped - I hope it stays that way. Drive south all the way through the Kantiang town and look for the beach entrance just 20-30 metres past the Same Same But Different bar.

Visited December 2013
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UK
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“Well worth the drive”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Because it's one of the furthest beaches from Long Beach you can almost have it to yourself. Big open sweeping bay and very quiet. Some great bars also at the start of the beach.

Visited December 2013
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Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
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“The best beach on Koh Lanta”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Do not miss to have lunch at the restaurant "Same Same but different" while you enjoy a day on this fantastic beach.

Visited February 2013
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