Koh Lanta is one of several gorgeous islands off the coast of Krabi. Offering a laid-back vibe, sandy beaches, and cultural sites, here are some of the best places to stay when visiting the beautiful island in the Andaman Sea.
Lanta Corner Resort is located right on the beach and close to Koh Lanta’s main pier at Saladan. The resort has private villas and bungalows, each with three walls of glass, letting plenty of light in and giving you fabulous views from the moment you wake up. Don’t worry though, there are curtains to protect your modesty! All rooms are en suite and bathrooms have deep tubs, rainfall showers, free toiletries and a hair dryer. The modern rooms also have a TV, free WiFi, a phone, a fridge, and a safe. Built in 2017, the beautiful resort has its own restaurant and lounge bar, an inviting outdoor pool, and a sunbathing terrace.
Lanta Lapaya Resort has an enviable position close to one of Koh Lanta’s best beaches. The family-friendly resort boasts a large outdoor swimming pool and a children’s pool, stunning gardens, and a restaurant. Breakfast is included in the nightly rates and room service is available throughout the day and evening. Explore the area by rented bicycle or book an island tour to maximise your time. You can arrange varied activities too, including massages, Muay Thai sessions, yoga classes, and cooking lessons. All villas have their own balcony and bathroom and each comes with a TV, free WiFi, safe, and refrigerator. Daily housekeeping services keep everywhere clean and tidy.
Malee Sirin Old Town Resort is a great hotel for those who want to stay close to Koh Lanta’s atmospheric Old Town. The Old Town’s pier and local temples are just a short walk away and you can admire the views of Koh Por from the coast. The standard double rooms sleep two guests and each has a private bathroom, balcony, fridge, free WiFi, and satellite TV. There are plenty of eateries in the vicinity, and the hotel also has its own coffee shop if you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up. Other facilities and services include luggage storage, bicycle rentals, tours, and laundry.
Andaman Lanta Resort sits close to the silky sands of popular Khlong Dao Beach. You can be on the beach within a couple of minutes of waking up, but there are also plenty of things to keep you busy within the resort itself. Cool down in the sparkling pool and sunbathe around the edges, stroll through the lush gardens, and enjoy tasty Thai fare from the on-site restaurant. Alternatively, book a range of tours to explore farther afield. There’s a business centre and the resort has free WiFi if you need to stay connected. Looking for a great wedding destination? This resort can help! There’s a choice of standard and deluxe rooms and bungalows, some of which offer pool views. All accommodations are en suite and have a balcony, mini fridge, safe, television, and phone.
The Houben Hotel is a four-star, adults-only hotel near the beautiful Kantiang Bay. The location in the southern part of the island also provides convenient access to Koh Lanta’s lighthouse, secluded bays, and the local Sea Gypsy communities. Set in gorgeous gardens, The Houben Hotel offers spa and massage services to help you unwind. The swimming pool has rather unusual red tiles, making it really pop against the lush greenery of the gardens. There’s also a restaurant and fitness centre for you to enjoy. As an added bonus, guests receive free breakfast each morning and discounts off meals in the popular restaurant. The spacious en suite rooms have a sofa, patio, jet bath, hair dryer, desk, phone, and TV, and all rooms are individually decorated and furnished.
Crown Lanta Resort and Spa is a stunning beachfront hotel in Koh Lanta. Located in the north of the island, it sits on a small outcrop that is surrounded by sea on three sides and has nice views of the nearby small island of Koh Raeng. Not only does the hotel have two beautiful swimming pools where you can cool down, soak up the sun, and enjoy the swim-up bar, but the hotel’s beach is private too for optimum luxury. You can also enjoy some pampering and TLC in the high-class spa; the menu includes a range of massages, facials, beauty therapies, and other treatments. Alternatively, get active in the fitness centre. When it comes to mealtimes, the resort has two excellent restaurants. On-site activities include fishing and kayaking, and you can book tours and rent bikes for even more fun. There are several room choices; all can sleep up to three guests and each is en suite with a balcony and separate seating area.
Phutara Lanta Resort is another luxurious hotel in the north of the island. It sits almost halfway between Khlong Khong Beach and Lanta Secret Beach. If you’re feeling active you can walk to Long Beach in around half an hour, but free beach shuttles are ideal for beating the heat. All rooms are individually decorated and furnished for more of a personal touch, and each comes with a private bathroom, a hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, cable TV, and a safe. Families may benefit from the interconnecting rooms. Communal areas include a sunny terrace and leafy garden, a pool with a bar, and a restaurant.
Chomview Resort is located close to Phra Ae Beach, also known as Long Beach. Rooms sleep two, though connecting rooms are available, and there are also villas for two people. All are en suite. WiFi is free and room facilities include a TV, mini bar, and safe. You can inhale the fresh sea air and enjoy the sunshine from your private balcony. Tuck into a buffet breakfast (additional charges apply) and order delicious meals from the restaurant. The hotel has a pool, with a separate area for younger guests, and there’s plenty of space for little ones to run and play in the gardens. Trip and ticket booking services are offered and laundry facilities are available.
The three-star Lanta Intanin Resort can be found close to the sands of Klong Nin Beach, an area known for its excellent beach bars and restaurants. You won’t have to walk far to enjoy one of Koh Lanta’s beautiful sunsets. The peaceful resort has just 16 rooms, all of which have a private bathroom and balcony. Cribs and roll-away beds are handy for families, and everyone can enjoy watching satellite TV or surfing the free WiFi before bed. Don’t worry about getting sandy when out and about as the hotel has laundry facilities. There’s also lots of on-site parking.
Laguna Beach Club Resort is a fancy Koh Lanta hotel with great facilities. Within easy reach of nearby beaches the hotel also has its own large outdoor swimming pool where you can enjoy some watery fun. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and well-maintained and there’s a choice of deluxe en suite rooms for two and the luxurious family penthouse. All rooms have a balcony as well as a television and mini fridge. Other convenient features include tour booking services, luggage storage, and laundry services.