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Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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Lyon
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“Nothing is too little to bother and only the best is good enough”
Reviewed December 4, 2009

My family and I have recently stayed in Lanta Castaway Resort. A lot has been said about this lovely place and I do not really know what to add to all these positive comments. With their comfortable and clean rooms, their beach bar with spectacular views over longbeach and their tasty Mexican food (+ Kabobs) it truly is a slice of paradise. We would like to say a special thanks to the owners Darin and Nit, Noi and Lip at the beach bar, Ad in the restaurant and all the others we have forgotten for making us feel at home away from home. We have spend an unforgettable time in this place where nothing is too little to bother and only the best is good enough. We wish you all the best and truly hope to come back one day for another Margarita while watching the sunset.
Matteo and his family

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 17, 2009

I just returned from a two week holiday with friends in various locations in Thailand and spent four of those days at the fabulous Lanta Castaway. We booked our stay over the internet which was really simple, and it was great to have an English speaker on the other end of the emails. We stayed at the very end of low season, the last three nights in October and ended up staying an extra night into November which they kindly charged us the same price for.
There were 4 of us and we stayed in a deluxe family bungalow, which was great and had interconnecting doors which you could choose to keep open or closed. The accommodation was very clean, spacious, great air con, with the option of a fan too, with a fridge and safe.
The place is in a great location, right on the beach and there are loungers you can use on the deck and just dip into the gorgeous warm blue sea when needed. There are also various restaurants and shops nearby if you fancy a change, or Ban Saladan where there is some fabulous seafood, is just a tuk tuk ride away!
We generally had breakfast (which is included and great!) and lunch at Castaway then went out for dinner, but all the food we ate was good, and there is a great variation of Thai and Western dishes.
Anyway I would highly recommend Castaway if you're looking for somewhere to stay on Ko Lanta. Its beautiful, peaceful, clean, the staff are friendly and helpful, oh and the massages are heaven!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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tamworth
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Reviewed November 16, 2009

Just back from 10 nights at this smallish but fully equipped resort. The staff were very professional and friendly. The bar staff in particular were warm and welcoming every evening.
We stayed in the sea view villa’s which were very big and well equipped. Villa S2 actually a limited sea view. The only negative, which is a minor point, would be the bath towels. They are slightly grey and perhaps need replacing, but changed every day The beach towels were excellent. Rooms were cleaned each day to a high standard.
We dived with Dive and Relax. Great service as you don't waste time been transferred to and from jetty, they go by speed boat right off the beach. We got up at 8am, breakfast and then on boat at 8.50! The diving was amazing, and so were the guides. Really would recommend this company.
This is really a hotel that cares about the client and makes you feel welcome and wants to make your stay a pleasure.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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vancouver
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Reviewed November 12, 2009

We are extremely needy people, mind you my wife thinks I should speak for myself. We stumbled onto Lanta Castaway due to failed reference from the new Footprint Thailand.
After going to a place near by which according to the travel writer was highly recommended.
We found ourselves in a swamp. We needed somewhere to go and fortunate for us we happened onto Lanta Castaway. Darren, Nit and the staff were excellent in regard to making us feel comfortable. The accommodations are beautiful and well maintained. My wife and I highly recommend Lanta Castaway. To the degree that we spent most of our time there.. Plus the Dive shop (Dive and Relax) are extremely professional. Bianca, Paco and their instructor Fabrice (Hope we spelled it right ) made our dive a fun and an exciting experience

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

After 16 days at Castatway there was nothing that I could find fault about this wonderful place. Nit and Darin assisted by their team of fabulous workers provided myself and family with all that we needed. From the great breakfast through to evening sunsets we soaked up all that was on offer. The delux bungalows are immaculate. The landscaping of the gardens brings an exotic feel to this family friendly environment. This is my second stay on Koh Lanta and I will be returning to Castaway in the future. My tip for a great coffee is an americano at Faim de Loup. This little bit of France is on the opposite side of the road heading south just after the pharmacy. The guys in the pharmacy are wonderful, hopefully you will not need to have any helpe but I did witness them providing first aid assistance on a number of occasions.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Reading, England
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

This is a hidden gem. We booked three nights in a sea view room with the intention of moving on to explore the island. After hiring a jeep for the day, visiting the other main beaches and viewing several accommodations, we stayed put for the whole fortnight. There are cheaper properties, but I doubt they are better value for money.

We won't repeat all the comments made in other reviews, the ratings speak for themselves - we had a great time.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 25, 2009

My partner and I spent a week at the Castaway Resort in Koh Lanta. It was absolute bliss. The location is perfect, the sunsets magnificent, the rooms superb, the food delicious; I really could not fault it in any way.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
Address: 299 Moo 2 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lanta Castaway Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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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