We stayed at Relax Bay this past week for three nights along with our good friends. They had one of the tent cabins and we were in a more traditional bungalow. All of us had our opinions about the resort but a common theme that we all shared was the number of people who came with kids. It was not a place that lived up to the name of the resort---that is relaxing. The location of Relax Bay was fine and the beach was above average. A couple of other observations we made were centered around how shabby and rundown the place was. In my opinion, the ownership should invest some time and resources to maintenance and repair. For example, our bungalow smelled like a sewer; water did not drain in the shower properly; and the floor rocked and rolled. We also noted that finding a clean plate, cup, or saucer in the mess hall was unlikely. Let me close and say that we did get a good feel from the staff. They were courteous and helpful. However, after three days we needed to move along and find another place to stay for our remaining days on Ko Lanta.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax bay is not your average hotel. If you look for a traditional hotel with AC, concrete walls and all amenities you can find in any deluxe hotel anywhere in the world. Well, we are not the place to be. Our rooms are Huts, spaced between 5 and 10 m from each other and set in a as Jungle-ish possible setting. There is almost no concrete and we constructed our bungalows under the trees. This means they are in the shade. Furthermore the grass-type roofs are overhanging and give protection against the sun and around the bungalows we planted flowers and plants to block out the sun. Shade means coolness but also darkness. Bamboo, a living natural product also soaks up the moisture in the air. We air the rooms, but they always smell a bit Bamboo-ish. They do not smell damp and not well kept, they smell natural.Our roofs are made from grass, so they disintegrate after a time. They are not as waterproof as concrete, or tar roofs. However they are much cooler. and they look much better. Prices on the net should be the same everywhere , but you are best served by making a direct reservation at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relax Bay Hotel Ko Lanta
- Relax Bay Ko Lanta