Perfect. Adults only. Beach soft and wide. Sea warm.
One is collected from Krabi airport by the luxury hotel mini bus, driven for an hour or so to the ferry point where the hotel launch awaits to spirit you around to the hotel. One alights onto the soft beach and up to the hotel, for welcome drinks and a chat with the staff before being shown to one's room. I really cannot fault our first floor suite, overlooking the lawn (the beach rooms are a bit crowded and not worth paying extra for) huge terrace, lovely bathroom, very good beds, they have duvets! So we asked for just a sheet to cover. Air con cools but is just a bit noisy for the sensitive ears of one's husband! Tea, coffee, milk all supplied and unlimited bottled water. This is not a huge resort but it is nicely spaced and very laid back.
The spa is reasonably priced too - most unusual - book the moment you get there or before by e-mail. Friday is 2 for 1.
I really cannot fault the accommodation, my only comment to the extremely efficient, German, Swiss trained hotel general manager was that towel rails might be better than hooks, to save the damage hooks can do.
The restaurant facing the sea has seats in or out side. At night we did find the lighting, candles just a bit too dim if outside. Plenty of choice on the menu. Breakfast brilliant. Dinner good, fish always available.
Laundry service is fairly priced and amazing.
Pool has plenty of sun beds and more on the beach. The odd snack and towels are offered and water is constantly topped up.
I really cannot find fault with anything, if only all hotels were so good.
We would return if planes would go faster, isn't it amazing in 35 years it still takes 11+ hours to fly from UK to the East!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Layana Resort & Spa is nestled on Koh Lanta Yai Island in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The park is a marine archipelago, home to verdant tropical rainforests and undersea kingdoms of colourful coral rich in natural marine diversity. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on a 3-kilometer long white sand beach, situated about 2 hours south of Krabi International Airport. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining with contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Layana Hotel Ko Lanta
- Layana Ko Lanta