We stayed at Sri Lanta Feb 2008.
I am writing this review quite late, however, the reason why I've decided to write it now, is cause we have booked a second trip to Thailand and we are going back to what we loved, Sri Lanta!! This place deserves some good credit.
It was a nightmare getting here from the airport. It took us 4.5 hours!! We took the van through the country side, picking up and dropping off newpapers etc to various places along our route. If you can, please take the ferry direct to Ban Saladan.
After our horrible journey to Sri Lanta Resort, we got out and thought, wow, we are here and were welcomed with open arms. We were given a hot towel to clean our sweaty faces and and a fresh glass of fruit juice. They were happy to help us to our room and always had smiles on their faces. We were taken a bit back by the slight trek to our cottage bungalow, but, it was well worth it. The staff brought up my backpack for me.
The cottage was lovely. Very clean, and spacious. We did have a bit of an adjustment to the outdoor washroom, but we knew when we booked it and there were really no problems. Just watch out for the creepy crawly's, and in all honesty, we didn't really see any at all!! The frogs hopping along the path way, I am sure were keeping the bugs at bay :-) There was a mini bar and places to put your things. There was a bug net over your bed incase you forgot to close the door. The rooms were serviced everyday and always had fresh towels.
There was yoga every morning if you were so inclined to wake up early. The breakfast was another story! AMAZING! You could have what ever you tummy desired! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, fresh fruit, cereal. It was a good way to start your day!
The pool area was really nice. They had loungers and unbrellas. The same was for the beach. Just don't put any food on the floor, or in your bags, cause the ants will find it and they will come in the dozens.
We didnt really eat at the hotel, other than breakfast, as it was a bit pricy. The beach was full of places to eat and always a new place every night. Recommend Same Same but Different.
There were cats about the hotel and they were very friendly. The children that were there were always cuddling them.
The staff were always very kind. I made an effort to speak a little Thai, and they appreciated you trying.
There was a corner store down the road, where you could buy beer for 35baht.
Overall, the experience was very enjoyable and was very sad to leave. I am very happy to return back there and enjoy 9 days of pure relaxation! Give it a try!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SriLanta Resort - Oriental in style, this resort has been created fully in tune with its tranquil island surroundings. The resort's approach is one of subtle simplicity, offering an atmosphere to relax, nourish and revitalize. The resort is ideally located as a base for diving and snorkeling excursions to the neighboring islands of Koh Rok, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Ngai, Koh Mook and Koh Kradan. Accommodation - Each of the "island style" rustic villas are spread over the hillside (across a quiet road) that opens up behind SriLanta among lush tropical vegetation and temple flower trees. SriLanta offers guests 65 stand-alone villas, 17 deluxe rooms, 2 Beach House rooms and 2 Mandara House rooms. Minimalist in style with thoughtfully designed natural furnishings and equipped with essential amenities. This is as close to nature as you can get. Enjoy the privacy and tranquility of our resort with a beautiful white sand beach at your front door, and the natural bushland at your back. We offer the best of both worlds at Sri Lanta. See you soon! (*Villas are located up a quiet hillside while the resorts pool, beach chairs, restaurants and bar are located on the beach front). ... more less
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