Koh Lanta has a wide variety of restaurants,
the kind that most visitors travel to Thailand for: beach-front
locations serving delicious and inexpensive Thai and seafood
dishes. Eateries line the beaches in front of the bungalows
and no visitor
to Lanta will starve from lack of variety or interesting places
Sunset Restaurant is a very
small restaurant on Klong Dao beach close to D.R. Lanta Resort
beside Mooks bar. The Thai food is the best on Klong Dao beach
and cheap too. Real Thai style eating with the tables directly
on the sand and no decorations at all but a nice view and
cool breeze from the sea.
Abdul's Pancakes is a crêpe
stall run from a motorcycle sidecar. You can most often find
him in Moo 1, Saladan, opposite Lanta Diver when the boat
divers come back (around 15:00). His chocolate and banana
crêpe and his chicken crêpe are especially recommended.
Cook Kai is just across the
street from Klong Nin Beach. Wholly built of wood and lovely
decorated, it offers a spacious open dining area and bar.
Run by the cook and his brothers and sisters, their Thai food,
which has a bit of an extraordinary note, is probably the
best you can get in the area and beyond. Go for the daily
specials announced on the board at the entrance! Cook Kai
also offers thai cooking classes.