Spent a week at the River Sand in a bungalow on the 3rd row.
Large room, bathroom with cold water and wc, mosquito net and fan, hammok (150 bath for the duration of your stay) on the terras and a view on the "private" beach".
The beds are a bit hard (but then again all beds I have had in Thailand were the same).
I called fm BGKK airport at noon to check if they had room and because my plane was arriving too late for a regular transfer, the owner arranged for a pick up (all right bit expensive, but I was picked up at Krabi airport and did not need to spend a night there): within 10 minutes all was OK!
Not more than 5 bungalows were occupied during my stay: probably because the rain is staying a bit longer than usual: it made the place so nice and quite: I could really relax.
As the resort is a bit off the road, you have no traffic noises, there is a generous space between the huts, not like most resorts in the northern part of the island.
Breakast was fine, not exceptional, but good quality.
Staff was very friendly and helpful and I felt welcome at every moments.
the resort has motorbikes for rent and they are willing to help you for other arrangements or tours.
The location in the middle of the islands makes it great: set up on a quite beach, you can reach the party bars and other southern beaches within 10 minutes scooter.
The "natural bamboo" huts is the best way to stay in thailand: it blends in the scenery, you benefit of the natural ventilation and you really feel you are away (not in a random aircon bungalow anywhere on earth)
Mind you the resort is in it's last season and open until may. After that it will be bulldozered and replaced with a concrete bungalow park..... The current owners/ managers of the resort are moving the concept to another island: the land owner finds it is time for more modern facilities...
For those travelling to Lanta in the coming 6 months, I would definitely recommend staying at the River Sand.
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