It's been almost a year since we were here,and I'm writing this review because I truly wish we were there now.
When we first arrived I was quite disappointed. I imagined a short walk from our cabin down to a stunning beach,but could only see a rocky clifftop. When booking in we asked how far it was to the beach & local restaurants and were told a half hour taxi ride. Horror! As it turned out it is 5 mins walk to Kantiang Bay which is lovely,& the restaurants are great,particularly the marine park view.
Initial worries that there was nothing to do proved erroneous; we took a guided taxi tour of the island,saw the old town, long beach, klong khong & the southern tip at Sanga-u. Dinner at the viewpoint restaurant was worth it just for the stunning view.
We dived with Scubafish. Although expensive they were extremely professional;the dives at hin duang & hin muang on the speedboat were amazing!
So,back to Eyes Lanta. The cabin was basic,no room for hanging clothes,but sitting on the balcony watching the monkeys was fabulous. Don't leave anything out or they'll take it. They rifled through the cleaning basket whilst the maid was in our room!
The view from the pool is out of this world.180 degree vista across the Andaman sea to Ko Haa (5 islands).
We had a 'compulsary' new years eve gala dinner. They wanted to charge 2500 THB each (over £50) for the meal and some dancers & fire dancer, but we complained. The French chef Paul was very nice, and he persuaded the owner to halve the price plus throw in some champagne. It was a great meal and a memorable holiday.
One thing though, the web site shows a gorgeous spa, which is in Bangkok! They were in the process of building one at Eyes. Pretty misleading!
I would love to go back some day, they may have even finished building the Spa by now, although I would recommend walking down to the bay as the massages are much cheaper.
- Also Known As:
- Eyes Lanta Hotel Krabi Town
- Eyes Lanta Resort Krabi, Thailand