Chose to stay at Coco after personally visiting 2 or 3 other places on the island in the same price range. Coco was the newest, cutest and cleanest of all places in the price range and by far had the best staff/service. Probably the best on the island and by far the best service we received in all of Thailand!
The bungalow's are cozy (there isn't room to spare but they don't feel cramped) with spacious, clean bathrooms and a separated shower. At the time of our stay, each bungalow had a TV, fridge, AC and little, private porch and sitting hammock out front. All are a few second walk from the beach. Coco has a good restaurant and bar (with all kinds of fun drinks) that stays open all day and reasonably late at night. Vibe is chill - making all feel welcome. We enjoyed the infinity pool beside the beach.
Only downside is resort is located on a "rock" beach. There is still sand to sit/lay on if you desire but the waters are too rocky for swimming except at the highest of tides. (The pool was a fine alternative for that though).
Coco is located about mid-island - 1/2 way between the over-crowded northern beaches and the tropical southern tip. It's a quick moto ride from the popular north and right across the street from an excellent Thai restaurant called Qwans. There is a convenience shop on the corner of the driveway that can solve any snack craving and a travel agent right next door for those needing boat tickets or tour assistance.
If you don't want to deal with tour company's, you can book things through Coco too. The Coco staff is also very knowledgeable about your options and prices and, unlike pretty much any other guest house I've delt with my in SE Asia travels, if you can get something cheaper outside of Coco, the staff will tell you (we were informed we could buy a boat ticket to Phi Phi to Coco for 400 BHT, but if we went to a travel agent, we could get it for 350).
If that's not impressive enough, one of the owners, Att, was so wonderful that she gave us rides in her own car when we needed a lift from the boat pier and then again when we had dropped off our moto at a place that was many, many kilometers from Coco.
We loved coco so much we stayed there not once but twice during our time in S. Thailand, totaling 4 nights. (We left Coco to visit Phi Phi. Coco stored our bags for us while gone and even moved them to our new room and turned on the AC for us about 30 mins before our return!)
Owned by a brother, sister duo, Coco was just built in 2012 and had opened in Nov. 2012. (the new places are always the way to go!) They were working on some new bungalows when we were there (for families looking for a place to stay).
If ever back in Koh Lanta, we will def. stay here again. I recommend it to EVERYONE.
A huge thanks to Att and all at Coco for making our stay on Koh Lanta so wonderful!!
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