My first impression as we walked in with our family, was "oh man, what have I done". We were greeted by a few people who were shirtless, tattooed and were what i would call, "land pirates". First impressions can be very wrong. While i started off a little tense that something bad might happen, it was a very short while before i let my daughter go play with the cook in the kitchen where I couldn't see her.
My wife and I brought our daughters (1.5 and 3.5 years old) here in March 2013. Our place was the furthest from the beach, but the biggest one, the whale room. By furthest from the beach, I mean a 40 second walk to the water, closest to the road, which is nice for those who crave ice cream as there is a 7/11 just at the end of the driveway, but you cant hear it or see it, you feel like you are at the beach, you are much closer to the water than the road, don't let me steer you wrong. The mosquito nets were different than the ones in the photos, and they didn't have any holes, so they must change them as needed. After 3 weeks backpacking with the kids, this is the place that I remember as being the most relaxing. it sounds a little funny that the place built out of concrete with the open ceilings, and mosquito nets would be so relaxing, but it was. When I was there, I ate every meal i could at fishermans cottage, and now that i am home, I still wish i could eat every meal there. I loved it, i would love to go back, and I would, if it wasn't in Ko Lanta. The island itself is very sleepy. Having come just from Phi Phi and stayed on the beach watching fire shows, Lanta was a little slow for me. This is where people who are travelling for a year come when they want the relaxing part of their holiday. we like adventure. Maybe that is why fishermans cottage was the best part of ko lanta for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on an idyllic palm fringed beach, 'fisherman's cottage' is a contemporary spin on a traditional theme. The spacious land is home to 11 beautifully unique bungalows. Each has an en-suite bathroom, with shower and toilet, 24hr electric supply and fan as well as a gorgeous sea view and has been designed with your comfort in mind. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fisherman`s Cottage Hotel Ko Lanta