CHADA Beach Resort & Spa, This island forms the most southern district of Krabi province. It was known long ago by its name in the Malay language, Pulao Satak, which means Long Beach Island. Later, many Thais, both Buddhist and Muslim, came to live on the island making the island known as the island of “a million eyes”, which is the literal translation of Lanta in Thai. Others hold that the name is derived from Javanese "lan-tas", and means a fish grill (which is built of wood with a square grill on top where the fish are set in a circle). Several islands, including Lanta Yai, are considered to be in the National Park.
...The island geography is mountainous and rugged, especially near the southern tip; some beaches are gravelly, while the others have fine white sands. A clan of Chao Ley, or “Sea Gypsies” is resident on Koh Yao Yai and they preserve many of their ancient customs and ceremonies; e.g. the setting of ceremonial boats adrift to bring good luck and prosperity on the full moon nights of the sixth and eleventh month. This and other features of their lives are opened to view.
...Almost all the attractions are located in the west shores of Lanta island. There are various activities for your favorite choices, for example, trekking, diving, sea canoeing, swimming, sight-seeing the old town and the lighthouse at the southernmost side of the island.
...Lanta Islands is geographically regarded as the gateway to the dive sites of the southern Andaman Sea. It is surrounded by many islands well-known for dive sites.
...Hin Muang and Hin Daeng are considered ones of the best places in Thailand to spot the gentle giants of the ocean, Whale Sharks. However, please do not disregard Ko Lanta's other top of the line dive sites including, Ko Ha with its great wall dives and exciting caves offers unforgettable memories.
...For some reason it almost always offers amazing dive conditions, with underwater-visibility on average exceeding 20 meters. Ngai Island A fine sandy beach and coral reefs rundown the east side of this island. It is wonderful for diving. Ko Rok This island has some of the prettiest beaches in Thailand and is completely devoid of inhabitants. The diving here is relatively shallow, with the best corals and fish life living above 18 meters.