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Narima Bungalow Resort
Ranked #21 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 23, 2009

My boyfriend and I spent a few days here during an island hopping trip from Langkawi to Phuket. I wish we'd spent more time here. The bungalows are beautiful and spacious, and we spent a lot of our time chilling out, playing games and reading on the cool balcony.

You are quite isolated here, but there's a restaurant which served the best food we had during our trip, and a really cute bar on the beach from which we watched the sunset each night (great milkshakes!). Through the travel office we went on an amazing snorkelling trip to Ko Rok and on a cookery course. The beach is beautiful to watch the sunset over, but was a bit too rocky for swimming. This didn't really affect us though due to all the other activities available on Koh Lanta.

I'd highly recommend this place to anyone seeking a bit of relaxation amongst natural beauty. It's also very suitable for families with young children having a nice pool and friendly staff. I'd love to go back to Koh Lanta again just to stay at Narima.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2009

This place is amazing. We stayed in a B row bungalow, but still had a great view of the beach. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. One night we were sitting at the bar and we completely lost track of time. One of the staff members came and reminded us that the kitchen closes at ten, so we didn't miss dinner!

The beach is not really good for swimming, but the infinity pool is really nice. We also got massages, which is totally worth it.

There were a lot of families staying there while we were there, which the staff said was unusual, but it meant that the pool was full all day, but the bar was empty all night! The few nights we stayed here we were the only two people at the bar. Overall it was pretty quiet and relaxed.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2009

My wife, our two children and I stayed at 3 resorts on Ko Lanta and while they were all lovely this was our favourite. It is set in a wooded area which is lovely in the heat. The beach is rocky but we actually liked this - it makes the beach appear more interesting. You do have to be a bit careful when getting in to the water (and I can imagine it being a problem if the sea was a bit rough) but we went in the sea every day it was fantastic. The staff are lovely, the bungalows are gorgeous (although personally I wouldn't bother paying the extra for an A or B row as most of them don't have much of a view and we were in a C row which was lovely), but probably the best thing is the beach area and the bar at the beach. There are loads of easy chairs, rugs, cushions, etc. to relax on and there is a lovely bar by the beach and the best thing in the world is sitting down by the bar, having a cold drink and watching the sun go down - bliss! The pool is a bit of a disappointment, not as nice as the other 2 resorts we stayed at (Kaw Kwang and Anda Lanta), but fine for the kids to play in and to cool off in. The resort itself is a bit out in the middle of nowhere so it is not for those who want to walk to lots of places. However, there is a village just down the road (10 min in a taxi) that has some great restaurants (Blue Moon is especially good) and a few shops. Fantastic place - highly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 2, 2009

The bungalows at Narima are set about 50 feet up on a cliff in a forested area with a nice view. Your bungalow does not have direct access to a beach. The small "private beach" is down by the reception and is filled with rocks and coral. I cut my leg badly after about 10 mins of attempting to chill in the water, probably should have gotten stitches but didn't.

Narima is south of the main beaches and villages of Lanta so you need a scooter to do anything. They rent them at about $10 USD / day (typical).

The A-row bungalows were pricey for Koh Lanta at 3000 baht per night. The rooms are typical bungalow with a slow shower and no TV. Not a good place to be if you happen to get sick (which happened to my wife and another couple we met). My wife likens it to a step above camping.

We moved to a proper hotel with a swimmable and relaxing beach after only one night here (out of 4 total on Lanta) for about 1000 baht per night cheaper. To get a proper hotel room at a nice resort for cheaper says something about Narmina's prices.

The last thing I need to say is there were a lot of small children staying here. Apparently this particular resort is very popular with the Scandinavians and they all seem to have 2-3 small blond children. It didn't bother me because we didn't spend much time here (nothing to do at the resort) but it some one else might be interested in that fact.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2009

We just got back from six wonderful nights at Narima. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind in a beautiful natural setting then this is the place for you. The resort has wonderfully lush gardens, its own little beach (that yes, is a bit rocky), a large refreshing pool and a large open air restuarant. We had a C cabin which was just fine - charming with its hammock and open air bathroom, clean and air conditioned - an A would've been lovely but we used the extra money to go snorkling, cooking and scootering around the island! There's a lovely little bar down by the beach which we ended up dining at most nights rather than up in the restaurant. Also, I really recommend having at least one dinner down the island at the restaurant 'Same same but different' - it's georgeous!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2009

We love almost everything about this place. We stayed our first three nights in Koh Lanta in Castaway, but didn't like the Best-western feeling of that place.
Narima is great: nice spacious bungalows, with beautiful wooden floors and high ceilings. Very private terrace with some lazy chairs and a hammock. Sitting there really gives you a jungle-feeling cause you're surrounded with trees, plants and flowers. The beds are not as hard as we're used to here in Thailand, so finally waking up without a sore back!
Nice pool, great place for kids. The beach is pretty rocky but still pretty safe to swim in the ocean.

Food is nice, breakfast from the menu, which is okay, but we prefer buffet breaky. Staff is friendly enough although they don't seem very happy...

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2009

Narima is almost at the end of Koh Lanta which is very out of the way and we thought that was perfect. Quiet and tranquil - a real escape. The staff was very helpful in arranging transportation and snorkling tours. Food is good and reasonably priced. We stayed in an oceanview bungalow and thought it was worth the extra price. I recommend staying away from the main building as the pool could be noisy. We were in A07 and it was great.

Tours to Ko Rok and Koh PhiPhi are worth doing. Opal Tours was the best.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 98 Moo 5 Klong Nin, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range: $35 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Narima Bungalow Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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