We returned for the first time since we were here during the 2004 tsunami. It hasnt really changed and ko Lanta is not too developed as we had feared it might be. Lots more Swedish tourists and restaurants/bars but Klong Dao is still fairly peaceful and very clean.
Golden Bay is a friendly, peaceful place with good amenities and a nice spot on the beach. The staff are genuinely attentive and helpful and the food is very good.
It is a no frills place but with a good pool and the villas are nice. The only negatives are:
1. The beds are very hard and uncomfortable, combined with very noisy air con, this prevents a good night's sleep. Update these and I would stay for a month, Dont update and I doubt I would return for more than one or two nights.
2. Breakfast: Very ordinary. Poor choice, limited, cheap and cheerful even for backpacker level. Get some fresh juice and muesli at least! And please change the choice from one week to the next.
Ther above 2 things were a big let down but are easily remedied. If they were I would recommend Golden Bay as the friendliest, nicest and friendliest resort on Koh Lanta and well worth the price. I am considering spending 1-3 months here in off season (July on for Aussies) in the future so will check futire reviews with interest.
Thanks to Kun Chop, Wandee, Zaw and Sabaiprae and everyone else that made us wish we were here longer instead of moving to Southern Lanta, which I will review later.
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