The Khao Mai Kaew Caves are considered to be some of the best caves in Thailand and are a popular tourist attraction. The caves are located in the heart of Ko Lanta, lower of two cross-island roads, and will require a hike though forests and rubber plantations. Entering the cave will need to be done by squeezing through a small cave opening, followed by ladder climbing and walking across bamboo bridges later on. It is highly recommended that you take a bottle of water along with you and that you wear suitable footwear since the hike will involve walking down steep slippery rocks. The cave itself features plenty of picturesque stalagmites and stalactites and a few parts of the cave is home to colonies of bats who will be hanging on the cave walls. A visit to the cave is recommended for adventurous travellers and those who love an adrenaline rush.
Around 2-3 hours
Adults, Young Adults
The stalagmites and stalactites
For Muslim travellers in need of prayer facilities, several mosques are available in Ko Lanta. The locals - who are mostly Muslim - will be able to direct you to the nearest mosque. Plenty of private space will also be available around the cave areas to make use of during prayer times.
Finding Halal food in Ko Lanta will not be too difficult due to the resident Muslim population living in the area. The locals will be able to recommend and direct you to some of the closest Halal restaurants in the area, but it is recommended that you enquire with restaurant owners about the availability of Halal food prior to dining. Plenty of vegetarian options and seafood will also be available.