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How to Travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Bulon and Vice Versa

How to Travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Bulon and Vice Versa
3 June 2020

Koh Lanta and Koh Bulon are two exotic islands that are known for their sandy beaches and balmy weather. Nevertheless, their remote location grants them tranquil features and alluring vibes far away from the hustle and bustle of the other Thai islands. So if a relaxing enjoyable time is what you are after; hopping between these islands is exactly what you need.


How to travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Bulon

The distance between Koh Lanta and Koh Bulon is around 107 kilometers, while ferries and speedboats are the only way to roam in between.

Ferries are running daily between the Andaman Sea islands; the Northern stops would be Koh Kradan, Koh Muk, Koh Ngai, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, and Phuket. And the southern stop is Koh Lipe, where you could also get a connecting ferry to Langkawi.

You can also get a direct ferry to the mainland from Koh Bulon to Pakbara Pier.


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From Koh Lanta to Koh Bulon via Phuketferry

We offer a daily direct ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Bulon that takes about two hours. The ferry departs from Yacht Master, Koh Lanta at 10:30 and reaches Koh Bulon by 12:30.

Once you are at Koh Bulon, the boat will stop at a platform just off the beach, then a long tail boat will take you all the way to the main northeast coast beach near Bulone and Pansand resorts.

Note that the fare price doesn’t include the 50 Baht long tail boat ticket, which you should pay directly to the long tail boat driver.

We also offer free pick up services from some of Koh Lanta hotels. You can check your hotel availability on step 2 of the booking process.



From Koh Bulon to Koh Lanta via Phuketferry

A daily direct ferry is also available from Koh Bulon to Koh Lanta.

The ferry leaves Koh Bulon at 10:00 and reaches Lanta by 12:00. With a total duration of two hours.

The ferry from Koh Bulon to Koh Lanta may stop between the islands, and once you reach Koh Lanta, the boat will also stop at a platform just off the beach, then a long tail boat will take you all the way.

Note that the fare price doesn’t include the 50 Baht long tail boat ticket, which you should pay directly to the long tail boat driver.




The Meeting Points

Koh Bulon

There is no specific pier in Koh Bulon; and travelers must take a local long tail boat which costs 50 THB paid in cash to the driver.

There are two different check in points by two boat operators; the first one is located in front of Bulone Resort, and the other is placed in front of Pansand Resort, Pansand Beach.

Make sure to arrive at the check-in point at least 30 minutes earlier with your printed e-ticket on hand. The fast boat staff will be nearby to guide you through.


Koh Lanta

Yacht Master
The meeting point in Koh Lanta is at Yacht Master located on Saladan sub-district.

Also make sure to arrive at the check-in point at least 30 minutes earlier with your printed e-ticket on hand. The fast boat staff will be nearby to guide you through.

Book your ferry between Koh Lanta and Koh Bulon here and get an instant discount!

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The Best Time to Visit Koh Lanta

There are mainly two seasons in Koh Lanta. And the temperature is between an average of 25 °C-32 °C while water temperature is about 29 °C all year long.

The wet season

During this period the island is showered with plenty of rainfall and everything is pretty much closed except for a couple of resorts, hotels, and diving sites. The wet season runs from May to December and from June to October.

The dry season

Runs from January to April and considered the best time to visit Lanta due to the perfect weather conditions and calm refreshing waters.


The Best Time to Visit Koh Bulon

The temperature in Bulon remains fairly constant throughout the year with a chance of rain, and an average temperature between 30-32 degrees.
The best time to visit is not for granted, yet, it’s generally from January until October and December, when the weather is warm and rainfall is quite few.
The hottest month would be February with the highest temperature of 32°C. The lowest is 30°C in January.


The Best of Koh Lanta

Landing your steps in Thailand “The Land of Smiles”, which is how the locals call it, you got many fascinating possibilities no matter what your personality is and what you love to do. there is always a pretty good opportunity waving at you, 70 Kilometers away from Krabi Town, in the southern zone of Krabi Province, lies 30 kilometers-long island, Koh Lanta the “Long Beach Island”. This majestic destination holds 52 islands. An exotic yet dazzling experience is waiting for you. Adrenaline boosting adventures, crystal white sands, warm turquoise seawater, breathtaking water sports, stunning unspoiled nature, misty mountaintops, perfect viewpoints, vivid tropical forests, and laid-back chilling out spots. All these eggs are in one basket. A wonder wheel for all tastes. All of these favors together makes Koh Lanta Yai a mysterious yet marvelous retreat.


Four Island Tour to the Emerald Cave

One of the outstanding things you can do in Koh Lanta is the four island tour; Koh Ngai, Koh Mook, Koh Kardan, Koh Chuak. These significant islands’ beauty is exceptional. You will explore a whole lot of swimming and snorkeling; you might uncover the treasures of Emerald Cave on Koh Mook. You will have an exciting journey swimming through a pitch dark pathway with your waterproof torch. When you end up on the other side, you will witness a secret lagoon embraced with amazing limestone cliffs. This extraordinary experience would be a lifetime experience.


Mu Koh Lanta National Park

After boosting your adrenaline in roaming the four islands and exploring the Emerald Cave, you can relish a different type of adventure. Mu Koh Lanta National Park will be an amusing experience. This park stretches into the Andaman Sea, holding many nearby islands involving Ko Haa. The moment you enter this park, you will follow a two-kilometer path through the vivid jungle. You may find a bunch of monkeys that are trying to steal a yummy meal from you. Be aware of them and keep your things safe. After this entertaining walk, you will end up facing the park’s twin beach on both sides of the cliff. Top up your sense of adventure and start hiking up the cliff. Keep going the point you will reach will be a payoff. In the end, you will reach an old lighthouse, at this moment you will be witnessing admirable viewpoints for the breathtaking nature out there.


Khlong Chak Waterfall

If you don’t want to spend all your time on a relaxing hammock in front of peaceful scenery, then you might consider discovering Khlong Chak Waterfall. You will hike up the authentic jungle for 2 kilometers exploring the real wildlife of the jungle, discover real-life bat caves, see elephants seeking the waterfalls with people on their backs, passing by plenty of lovely birds and naughty animals, until you reach Khlong Chak Waterfall. You will feel the serenity at this amazing attraction, watching the water flowing through the waterfall with the tropical nature surrounding you. If you will visit this waterfall in the dry season which occurs from December to April will not find it that charming as the water stream is not so powerful at this time of the year, yet, it will be an astonishing experience anyhow.


Lanta Old Town

The Old Town of Lanta is a journey back in time with a strong sense of character. The town is sited inside a perfect little natural harbor where you will come across genuine wooden shop houses selling plenty of fascinating items and souvenirs.

This tiny port used to be Koh Lanta's main trading harbor and it still maintains that unique marina quality. On top of that, you can find some interesting tours and trips departing from the town, including snorkeling, fishing trips, mangrove tours, scuba diving, and island hops.





The Best of Koh Bulon

If you are after a real hidden gem, searching for an undiscovered treasure, you might take advantage of a little tip. Thailand’s tiniest secret island, Koh Bulon Leh or how the locals and the backpackers call this divine creation “The Paradise Island”. Perhaps Koh Bulon is a small island; you may cross the island to its edges in less than half an hour, however, the eye-popping heavenly nature of this island, will leave you wondering. Away from the hustling and bustling across most of the islands in Thailand, you will be delighted by the charming nature, lush green jungles, wonderful beaches, desktop background sceneries, tranquil aquamarine seawater, unexplored spots beneath the Andaman Sea. Kuh Bulon is an absolute state of mind. There is not so much do right there, but this is what it is all about. It is a perfect destination for couples and families.


Stroll around

A walk around this enchanting island is more than just a walk; as you will be captured by the amazing secluded nature, the marvelous beaches, the thick jungles where terrestrial spirits are said to whisper in the sea breeze.


Contemplate the nature

Koh Bulon hosts a group of interesting creatures and nature findings including rubber trees, butterflies, white-bellied eagles and ocean treasures.


Go Kayaking

Bored of the hammock? What about going for a kayaking trip and dig in further into the nature? You can rent a Kayak in Bulon at 200 baht/hour. They can be found at Pansand and Panka Bay resorts, Bulone and others.


Snorkeling

Snorkeling equipment can also be rented at Pansand and Panka Bay resorts, Bulone with 200 TBH/Day. However, the best underwater scenery are found west off Mango Bay rocks that are shaping the Bay’s eastern rim due to the fair visibility of the water and the variety of reefs. More stunning underwater experience can be found near Pansand Resort, south of School Beach which is located directly off the island, off Panka Yai Bay western end, as well as off Laem Son, a rock shelf amid Panka Noi Bay and Bulone Resort.


Long tail Boat Tours

For 1,500 baht, you can take a 4 hour long tail boat tour with a driver of course; including the sites we previously mentioned, you may even ask him to take you to the Nose Cave located off Bulon’s northwest coast. Afterwards, you’ll probably pass by some unpopulated rocky islets such as Koh Bulon Don, White Rock, and Koh Bulon Mai Pai.

For 4,000 THB you can rent longer boat tours (for up to a full day) to take you to the natural stone arch and magnificent beaches of Ko Khai to the south, or the spectacular twin islands of Ko Lao Liang.




Where to eat in Koh Lanta

If you are getting hungry already and not after something really special, you got many options along the Long Beach; where you will find plenty of restaurants that serve pretty much the same food. However, if you are after a luscious meal, there are still a bunch of choices that you won’t regret. You may try Kindee Restaurant that serves amazing western Thai dishes.

If you are a vegan, you might enjoy “Happy Veggie” restaurant eating superb yummy meals and having a nice glimpse of the nature from the outdoor area. Up for a dessert? Then “Shanti Shanti Bakery” will leave you delighted with homemade tasty sweet dishes and great coffee in that sweet cozy restaurant. If you don’t want to waste any time far away from the charming nature in this island, actually you have to go to “Patty’s Secret Garden” and have an exceptional breakfast in the middle of the lush green part of the jungle and comfy feeling of that place.

Whatever your taste is, eventually you will get yourself satisfied. Bon appétit.


Where to eat in Koh Bulon Leh

After spending a long laid-back day on a hammock, having satisfying eyesight or even rushing your adrenaline with adventurous activities, eventually you can go to the beachfront and pick a tasty meal somewhere. You can try local mouthwatering seafood at Chaoley Homestay restaurant at Phangka or Mrs. Sulaida’s restaurant. Maybe you can ascend to a hilltop in the halfway between the South and North of Koh Bulon Island. Up there you will get a breeze of nice air floating from inside the lush forest and the wooden cozy “Coconut Bar”, at this place you can stop and take a break while having a cold refreshing drink and admiring Mother Nature.

If you are not into local kinds of foods, you may try the adorable little restaurant “Panka Noi Pizzeria” which serves nice international cuisine.

Don’t forget to have enough cash all the time, as you probably will not find ATMs in Koh Bulon Island.

A messy kind of person? Don’t forget to take a look at our before, after, and on the day of your trip tips!

Your perfect trip is waiting for you right here.