I visited in early June with my partner, his daughter and her boyfriend. We stayed for 3 nights and had a lovely time. Initially we had looked at hotels nearer to Saladan (where we had arrived on the mini bus from Krabi) but couldn't find anywhere affordable that was nice. We phoned Relax Bay who sent a van to collect us. That phone call was a good decision. Relax Bay is in a idyllic spot. The beach was clean and the hotel provided some platforms and hammocks on the beach (unlike other parts of the island where the beaches seemed neglected and with some litter - maybe because it is low season). The bungalows were lovely. Very spacious and airy with a hammock on the terrace. There weren't many people staying and it was very peaceful. It was a joy to lie in bed at night listening to the sea outside. It's not too far to walk up to the main road where there are other restaurants and shops - about 10 minutes. Suggestions for improvement for the hotel. They could have provided some games and playing cards which I don't think they had. The drinks were a bit pricey. Maybe they could have a happy hour or 2 to get customers into the bar. The staff were friendly and helpful. I could happily have spent a couple more weeks here.
- 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