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Relax bay resort and some questions about Lanta

Vantaa, Finland
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Relax bay resort and some questions about Lanta

Hey

We are booking straight from the hotel room after christmas.

Is it normal that they ask us to fill deposit form and pay 50 % of the stay already now?

Hotel is called Relax bay resort?

Has anyone been there? Did you like it? Is it too far from Saladan and how much is taxi or tuk tuk to Saladan from resort? Is there any nice restaurants and bars near the resort? And do we have to go to sleep around 23 o'clock or is there any night life in Lanta?

Is it possible to get ferry from Ao Nang Krabi or do we have to to Krabi? If we can get from Ao Nang to Lanta, how long it will take?

Afte Lanta we are going to Khao Lak. We were thinking about going to Phuket pier and take a taxi from there to Khao Lak? Is that the best way? We don't mind being in the ferry and sunpathing, but how long does it take to go to Phuket from Lanta? And what are the costs?

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1. Re: Relax bay resort and some questions about Lanta

I stayed there years ago. Private beach which was ok. Bungalows were nothing special but maybe better now. Location is fairly central.

I prefer to use booking.com to book resorts. No money up front.

Not sure if Relax Bay is on their site.

Imo Kantiang Bay is the best part of the island.

Yes easy to catch ferry to Lanta from Ao Nang. Doesnt take long.

amazinglanta.com/how-to-travel-from-koh-lant…

Edited: 4:45 am, August 27, 2014
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2. Re: Relax bay resort and some questions about Lanta

www.lanta-islands.com/getting-to-lanta.php

More info here. Relax Bay is the small patch of sand just south of long beach

Ao Nang, Thailand
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3. Re: Relax bay resort and some questions about Lanta

During the past years these ferries have been notoriously overloaded during the high season, sometimes up to 200 % and there was not much room for sunbathing. Whereas you can get serious sunburns. I don't know how it will be in the coming season. The military regime is cracking down on illegal beach encroachment and is expected to control ferry operators that they do not overload their boats anymore. This will certainly result that many passengers get stranded, although it is for their own safety. Only good luck prevented major accidents with these overloaded boats.

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4. Re: Relax bay resort and some questions about Lanta

Sad to hear that, but I guess they sell tickets upfront, so we could buy the tickets a month before leaving Koh Lanta?

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