Saladan Pier is located in the north of Koh Lanta in a small, authentic harbour town that's filled with quaint cafes and local souvenir shops. It's well worth a visit to one of the two wooden-stilted seafood restaurants that sit over the water facing Lanta Noi (little Lanta Island). Accommodation is good with some guesthouses and a couple of hotels nearby.
All of the passenger ferries dock here, arriving from and departing to the awesome surrounding islands. At the pier, often the ferries dock alongside each other so you may need to cross a boat to board your own. Never mind though, it's relatively easy and most of the time there's ferry boat staff to assist you with bags if you need.