“What’s your favorite place?”
I asked get that question at least once a day and often several times. It’s not an easy question to answer, as most travelers can attest. Our lists are long and we can’t pick one place above all.
…or can we?
Yes, it’s true — I actually have a favorite place in the world now. It’s a little place called Koh Lanta, Thailand.
Koh Lanta Overview
I first visited Koh Lanta just a few weeks into my long-term travels in 2010. I fell immediately in love.
Koh Lanta hits the development spot perfectly. Much of the island has a rustic feel, characterized by jungle huts and a few mountains. Prices are lower than the more popular neighboring islands. The people are incredibly friendly. And the sunsets? THE BEST ANYWHERE.
You don’t come to Koh Lanta for posh resorts (go to Phuket for that). You don’t come here to party your face off (Koh Phi Phi is a better bet).
You come here to relax and enjoy yourself.
Our Thirty-Something Girls’ Getaway
For this trip, I’d have a companion. Brenna of This Battered Suitcase (which you should definitely read, it’s one of the best travel blogs out there) and I were going to be in Thailand at the same time, so we decided to plan a trip to Koh Lanta together.