Past glowing reviews describe the Banana Garden very well. We really enjoyed staying in somewhere a little different and the bungalow was a unique way to end of our 2-week trip travelling around Thailand. Annie was a great host and arranged a scooter for us to explore the island, aswell as a speed boat trip to Koh Phi Phi which were both great fun.
The bungalows are very clean, homely and comfortable with air conditioning and mosquito nets (we were only bitten a few times which is good compared to past holidays in midge prone areas!) As another reviewer has already commented, it's probably worth mentioning, we did also notice the sulphurous smelling water when the shower was first turned on, but this soon cleared once the water got running through and overall the shower was warm/hot and the pressure good.
The onsite restaurant offers a variety wonderful dishes and desserts, and the service is very attentive. It meant for 4 of our 5 nights stay, we ate here! The fresh fish (bought from a local market) and inspired recipes made for a different experience each night. The starters and desserts are also worthy of a mention - good portions, not too large and they tasted great! Sitting on the beach by candlelight for dinner was very romantic and memorable.
Annie suggested for safety she lock our valuables, passports and purse, in the office safe. Upon checking out we omitted to ask for the items back. Unfortunately, we only remembered on the shared minibus back to Krabi. An initial drama was soon extinguished when our driver called Annie and she arranged for the passports to be taxied to our next hotel. We really appreciated Annie's quick thinking and help. We usually carry our passport and valuables on us, and will in future, but these things happen and we are grateful to Annie that she reunited us with our valuables in the quickest possible time!
A perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and friendly faces along Klong Dao beach. An absolute must if you're visiting Koh Lanta.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banana Garden Home is positioned just two kilometers from Ban Saladan business and tourist center. The resort is set on the beach front at the middle of the legendary Klong Dao Beach set in a beautiful lush garden. Klong Dao Beach is the most popular beach on Lanta Island. Banana Garden Home offers 20 rooms all with balcony, air conditioning, refrigerators and hot showers. The resort design is simple but comfortable and matching with the surrounding environment. ROOM FACILITIES: Air conditioning, hot shower, refrigerator, cable TV and in-room wireless internet (wifi) also coming soon. OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE: tour excursion, ticket and booking service center, Thai massage, Internet & overseas call services, beach bar and restaurant serving classical Thai & European foods on the beach with the most beautiful sunset everyday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Banana Garden Home Hotel Ko Lanta