The amenities and staff made this a great place to stay for 4 nights. For 1000 baht, we stayed in a garden bungalow, outfitted with a double bed with mosquito netting, clean private bathroom, and small patio with deck chairs. It quickly became our favourite accommodation in Thailand.
The location is a 2 minute walk off the main road, just far enough that you don’t hear any of the hundreds of tourist ridden scooters racing along the coast. The quality of service and hospitality is a reflection on the emphasis ownership has on providing a positive experience. Tours and transportation to and from the ferry are arranged by the helpful staff. Whether in the restaurant or hotel, staff are extremely friendly and hospitable. Wifi is available in the front desk area, and there are 2 PC’s for use by guests.
The Beachcomber Restaurant serves both Western and better value Thai fare. Unless you are really Jonesing for a cheeseburger, make sure you try the Pad Thai, Som Tham or Chew Chi Paa. This fish preparation was my favourite meal in all of Thailand. Also be sure to frequent the beach bar for Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm.
In the main lobby, Dive and Relax arranges daily snorkelling trips (www.diveandrelax.com ). For 1,900 baht, snorkelers are afforded two separate dive sites in a day. Groups are kept small, and when we went, were dominated by divers, resulting in only 4 snorkelers per leader.
As a result of the amenities, location and staff, this was our favourite accommodation in Thailand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lanta Castaway Resort is a boutique beach resort located on the southern end of Long Beach in Koh Lanta, Thailand. We have 19 modern air-con bungalows and 3 small traditional fan bungalows. Our Beachcomber Restaurant features awesome Tex-Mex dishes, as well as, a selection of excellent Thai, Western, and Seafood BBQ. Our Mad Bull Beach Bar offers a terrific atmosphere with awesome views and delicious cocktails. Other services include: beach-side massage, free WiFi, motorbike rentals, and transfer & tour coordination. We also have an onsite dive shop operated by Dive and Relax. We do not have a swimming pool on the property. However, during high season, the beach is excellent for swimming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lanta Castaway Beach Hotel Ko Lanta