Ko Lanta’s most accessible beach, Klong Dao is popular with families with a wide range of resorts and restaurants
A large crescent of sand that curves round into neighbouring Kawkwang Beach, Klong Dao is the easiest beach to get to on Ko Lanta. That’s because it’s only a 5 to 10 minute drive from Saladan Village, the main port of entry onto Ko Lanta.
As such, Klong Dao is quite developed, although the beach remains untouched: all the hotels and restaurants are built where the jungle and beach meet. All the buildings are surrounded by graceful palm trees and the beach is largely free of deckchairs and other clutter.
Most of the hotels are located in Klong Dao’s central area with the south more spread out. Southern Klong Dao is home to one of Ko Lanta’s most famous attractions – the Time For Lime restaurant and cooking school, whose profits fund a dog sanctuary.
Klong Dao Beach Places To Eat – Our Top 10 Picks
There are plenty of places to eat on Klong Dao – here’s our recommendations of some of the best restaurants and cafes, with links to TripAdvisor.com to read customer reviews of each place.
- Time for Lime – famous restaurant and cooking classes
- The Kitchen – good local food
- Banana – excellent food and staff
- Pumpui Restaurant – nice family restaurant
- Ling Uan (Fat Monkey) – Thai food, burgers pasta and salads
- Koala Bar – rib night and pizza night
- The Sisters – always busy
- The Table – pre-bookings only!
- Rann Restaurant – food and hospitality
- Krua Dan Tai Restaurant – cheap and good Thai food
Klong Dao Beach Places To Stay – Our Top 10 Picks
There are also plenty of choices to stay on Klong Dao – here are our recommendations for every budget level. You can browse all Klong Dao hotels on Booking.com
Where Is Klong Dao Beach Located On Ko Lanta?
Klong Dao beach is the nearest to the port of entry, Saladan Village. As such, it’s the most convenient beach on Ko Lanta to visit, and therefore the busiest too.
View the full size version of our Ko Lanta map with more information about each of Ko Lanta’s beaches and towns.