Only the highest of praise for Duane and Yu at Mango House, they were friendly and helpful in every respect! We have spent the last two Christmas seasons at Mango House and enjoyed the tranquil, warm and inviting atmosphere of Lanta Old Town . This year we will have Christmas at home in Melbourne but will be back this year during the low season.
I travelled with my 22 year old daughter who was equally captured by the breathtaking sea view from our large personal deck A hearty hot breakfast was served to our room each morning, delicious bacon and eggs and mango pancakes cooked up by Yu's mum. As we sat on the deck and planned our day we observed the visual acuity of the sea hawks hunting for their breakfast and discussed the rhythms of the tides and changing positions of the colourful fisherman's boats moored nearby. In front of us is a vast expanse of calm blue water and neighbouring islands in the distance. Our sea villa was very spacious, clean and elegantly restored.
I appreciated the good hot shower. We did not give up any comforts from home, everything we needed was provided.. Extra treats were brewed coffee at hand and being able to select DVD's from Duane's vast collection when we wanted a night in. Internet access was available in the front bar and dining area along with some good company from the local residents , daily tourists and other guests.
Yu organised a rental Jeep at a reasonable price so we were able to explore the Island, we went to Klong Nin for a swim and Kan tiang Bay and admired the views. Even though it was High Season the roads were quiet and we felt comfortable driving around. Instead of looking out for traffic we watched out for chickens, goats and elephants by the road side. It was approximately a 20 minutes drive to Saladan where we managed a little shopping at the local market..Yu organised a day at sea, a visit to the Emerald Caves and nearby islands, it was great to go out with an expert local fisherman. We enjoyed Mango House as It has its own unique charm,and because it is away from the main tourist areas. It provides an ambience that is relaxing,peaceful and friendly even the bird at the store next to the jetty that likes to say hello or greet you wolf whistle. There are some lovely Thai restaurants within walking distance, you get a good feel for the local way of life. We stayed for 5 nights on our last trip and hope to stay longer on our next visit so we can relax to the sounds and motions of rolling waves beneath us once again!
Judi and Meg
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Mango Houses – a collection of authentic, Chinese-style wooden pole houses that have been converted into stylish, over-the-sea villas and suites. Each of these vacation home rentals is located directly on the ocean in an old Chinese fishing village named Lanta Old Town on Ko Lanta Island in Krabi, Thailand.Lanta Old Town is located on the nature-rich, southeast coast of Koh Lanta, only 15 minutes away from the beaches and tourist areas on the west coast — yet far enough to allow the village to retain its traditional culture and charm. Mango House is also famous for its quality, western-style food, coffees and wines. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mango Guesthouse + Villas Hotel Ko Lanta