This was just such an amazing place to stay. Very calm, and it only rained one or two days during our stay, and only for about 1-2 hours.
The owners are amazingly gracious and are always having wonderful events. The leisure staff, including the super fun Mr. Bee, give perfect service when on one of the trips, or just lounging by the pool.
I feel Layana was the perfect balance between having enough activities to keep my wife busy, and myself relaxed and just enjoying the sun/beach.
Also, the restaurant is really, really good. The cooking class is fun, and make sure to order the Layana special sometime.
The only downside to the place is the local town of Saladan is so-so. Most of the shops sell tourist junk and there just doesn't feel like much local culture is represented there. The Saturday Market is better.
To wrap it up, everyone was super nice, the drivers are terrifying, and the beaches/forests/nature are nirvana inducing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Layana Resort & Spa is nestled on Koh Lanta Yai Island in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The park is a marine archipelago, home to verdant tropical rainforests and undersea kingdoms of colourful coral rich in natural marine diversity. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on a 3-kilometer long white sand beach, situated about 2 hours south of Krabi International Airport. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining with contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Layana Hotel Ko Lanta
- Layana Ko Lanta