I've just spent another two weeks at Fisherman's Cottage, having stayed there a few times before (see previous review: "This is the best place to stay in Thailand, not just Ko Lanta") and I am happy to report that a move 50m down the beach to a slightly smaller property has not changed anything about Fishermans' at all.
True to his style, Kun has reduced the number of bungalows from 11 to 9 on this new site to make sure everyone has there own space, which is increasingly rare as some of Thailand's beaches become more and more crammed with bungalows. One of the nicest additions to the new bungalows is that each now has a small garden in the bathroom, so you can have a 'garden shower', which is a truly unique experience.
The food is still amazing (and still lovingly prepared by the always smiling chefs A and Lam). The sunsets are just as beautiful. And, most importantly, the the staff are just as welcoming and friendly .
I highly recommend staying at Fisherman's.
PS - At least a couple of times on the way to Fisherman's I have been told that it has closed by other tour agencies hoping to trick me into staying with them instead of at Fisherman's ...luckily I had just emailed Kun and knew that they were open the first time this happened to me and did not fall prey to this scam, but I hate to think of how many other people have...so, watch out for this and if you're in doubt, call ahead.
- 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