I managed to dodge the high season of Koh Lanta by 5 days. Hostels were cheaper, beach was relatively empty, very chilled out vibes in the off season.
I rented a scooter for the day, and drove around the whole day. it’s only meant to take couple of hours by scooter, but took me the whole day to get around – getting lost, swimming in deserted beach, and waiting around for the sunset.
Some people didn’t like how empty it was, but I loved being able to get around on my scooter without having to worry about some maniac taxi driver trying to overtake me.
Sadly seeing washed up rubbish is a common sight in most of the beaches I went to so far. Some worse than others..