Hi, just wanted to let everyone know how our second trip to Koh Lanta is going.
We're staying at Clean Beach resort on Klong Nin beach. The staff are very helpful and friendly, the resort is well maintained and clean as is the pool. Wifi is excellent. The food in the restaurant is very good compared into other resorts and reasonable too. We are staying in the new bungalows- I think we might be one of the first staying in them. they're really built to a very high standard- huge comfy bed, new linen, new everything. The shower is amazing and always hot water when you need it. Flat screen tv with sattelite channels. Once the bathroom door is shut you don't hear a thing from outside- surprising considering we're quite close to the road. The beach is just across the road and they have loungers for guests with umbrellas. breakfast is good- although the eggs are always cold!
The weather in koh lanta was bad on Christmas eve but was super sunny from Christmas eve until today. I understand the weather had been bad in the run up to when we arrived in 23 dec. this morning, we woke up to rain and, although it stopped lunchtime, been grey since. We leave 3 January so let's hope it picks up! We stayed for three weeks two years ago and it only rained once- this is very unusual.
We went on the day trip snorkelling on Koh Rok yesterday. We were picked up at 8.45 by speedboat and saw dolphins on the way to Koh Rok. There were about 25 of us on the boat- mainly families. Snorkelled on three sites and spent two hours on beach at Koh Rok- we had lunch there. The snorkelling was very good with high visibility and lots of fish, coral etc. The guys in the boat were also very helpful and informative. Had a fruit snack on the way back in and arrived at 3.15pm outside hotel. 1.500 baht each. Well worth the money.
We really love Koh Lanta and especially Klong Nin beach- in my opinion the best on the island as it is chilled out, plenty of nice bars/restaurants, very clean and family oriented.
Will update on our last few days here soon.