It's hard to list every single reason why Fisherman's Cottage is such a great place to stay. (I've stayed at Fisherman's every year for 7-8years and just got back from a 2wk visit. Needless to say I love staying there, it is without doubt my favourite place in Thailand.) But if you stay there, the first one you will notice is the staff. Kun, the owner, O and Lap the barstaff, and A and Lam the two chefs are the most welcoming and friendly people I have ever come across. They really care about making everyone that stays there feel at home and seeing their guests happy makes them happy.
The sunset is absolutely amazing and probably the best I've seen in the word. The bungalows are all really charismatic and there are only 11 so it never feels overcrowded. The food is excellent (I recommend: masman curry, chicken no name, baked glass noodles with prawns, and the whole bbq fish which you have to order in advance). There's a small intimate bar so it's really easy to be social if you feel like it. You can get any advice you need and book tours there (I recommend going to Ko Rok).
The only drawback is that you can't swim at low tide. But as in previous review you can easily hire a motorbike and drive in either direction for a swim anytime during the day or you can walk about 10-15min up the beach. Low tide changes each day by about an hour, so depending on when you stay there you will be able to swim at different times. On the positive side though, the water caught in the rocks at low tide make for a pretty amazing sunset.
If you care about any of the following: all bungalows have fans but not aircon, they all have good mosquito nets (i.e. no holes) and western toilets, they only have cold showers (but who wants a hot shower after being in the sun all day + the water isn't ever that cold), and, unlike many other places in Thailand, they wash and change the sheets after each guest. They also have a computer there with free internet, or if you have your own notebook they have free WiFi.
If you're in the area I definitely recommending staying at Fisherman's. In the time that I've stayed there I have never seen a disappointed guest and most people that go there for a couple of nights end up staying for longer because they love it so much.
- 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