Booked 8 nights here after a friend went on her honeymoon and recommended it, and also because it had such glowing reviews on Tripadvisor. We travel to lots of lovely places and have pretty high standards, but luckily Layana lived up to them. Can only reiterate what everyone else has already said really - exceptional staff who can't do enough for you, fantastic food and cocktails (esp for just 2.50 each during happy hour!), gorgeous pool, excellent location right on beach, perfectly kept grounds, clean and quiet. We used to walk along the beach and go to the restaurants there for lunch and dinner as well as the hotel restaurant - all the beach restaurants had very good food at very good prices - Thai Cat, Funky Fish and Mr Wee's all recommended. Also hired a scooter one day (the hotel arranged for us and it arrived in less than 10 mins) and rode around the island - it's not big so can easily be done in a day - have a beer at View Point, take in the charismatic Old Lanta Town, have lunch along the coast, then finish with a glass of wine at Le Frogg in Saladan. We also went to Lanta Seafood in Saladan for dinner one night but we weren't impressed - the beach restaurants were much cheaper and offered much nicer food. Also took advantage of the 'buy one get one free' massage in the Linger Longer Spa - very nice. We rode past the Pimalai resort and whilst it looked nice, it's too far from the beach and from bars, restaurants, etc, and I've heard it's more expensive yet not as impressive as Layana anyway. So stay here instead!
- 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