Lanta Gardenhill is a travel operator based in the popular tourist destination of Koh Lanta and is connected to the speedboat service and resort of the same name also based on the island.
Routes served by Lanta Gardenhill
Lanta Gardenhill offers a private transfer service where passengers can hire an entire minivan which is ideal for those travelling in larger groups. The service between Koh Lanta and Krabi Airport takes less than three hours and the vehicle can be hired for THB2,600, less than THB300 per person if there are nine passengers in the group.
Koh Lanta–Phuket & Trang
The operator also offers private minivan connections between Koh Lanta and Phuket Airport and Trang. The three hour trip to Trang is priced at THB3,500 and the four hour journey to Phuket Airport costs THB4,500 for the vehicle.
Around Koh Lanta
Once you are staying on Koh Lanta, Lanta Gardenhill can also help with trips around the local area. There are daily trips from Koh Lanta visiting four popular local islands (Ko Ngai, Ko Mook, Ko Kradan and Koh Chuck). Tickets for the boat visiting all of these islands are priced at THB1,700 for adults and THB850 for children under 11 years of age. Other trips offered by the operator include visits to Koh Rok (THB1,800 for adults and THB1,000 for children) and Koh Phi Phi (THB1,700 and THB850 for adults and children respectively).
Large groups might be interested in private charters to some of these destinations from Koh Lanta. For example, passengers can visit the four islands as well as Koh Phi Phi as part of a package where the cost depends on the total number of passengers (for a maximum of 15 passengers the charter costs THB20,000 whereas for trips with 25-35 passengers the hire costs THB35,000). Lanta Gardenhill also offers similar charters for larger groups to Koh Rok as well as Phuket.
Once you have arrived n Koh Lanta, there are a wide range of tours offered by Lanta Gardenhill that will appeal to tourists. Passengers can visit some of the surrounding islands to discover more of the natural beauty around the area as well as enjoy some of the country’s best diving spots around Koh Phi Phi.
One of the other main advantages of opting for Lanta Greenhill is the flexible departures offered by the operator. Although the tours depart at a scheduled time, if you are chartering a transfer from Krabi or Phuket airports then you can arrange a pick-up time that suits you. This is even more convenient when travelling in the opposite direction as you can schedule your departure to avoid a lengthy wait in the airport ahead of your flight.
Unfortunately, there are limited options for those choosing Lanta Gardenhill to travel between the island and the mainland. Lanta Gardenhill only offers transfers to Krabi on Trang on the mainland so any visitors looking to go further afield, including those wanting to travel to Bangkok, will have to arrange separate transport from Krabi or Trang. This can be inconvenient and can extend your trip as well as increase the overall cost of travelling between Koh Lanta and other destinations across Thailand.
Keep in mind
The resort of the same name can be found just a few minutes from Phra Ae Beach, one of the most popular on the island.
Lanta Gardenhill is a popular choice for those visiting the island from the airports at Krabi and Phuket as the flexible departure times are convenient for travellers. Especially for those travelling in larger groups, the ticket prices are also competitively priced. However, the limited range of services from Koh Lanta to the mainland can be frustrating as it isn’t possible to head directly to Bangkok which can sometimes put off visitors from choosing Lanta Gardenhill.