Koh Lanta hotels and resorts guide

Most budgets are catered for

Whether it’s a top end resort or a simple bungalow on the beach, Koh Lanta has accommodation to suit every budget. Some of Thailand’s best and most exclusive resorts are in Koh Lanta and you can expect to pay anything up to 29,000 baht per night for the privilege.

Midrange resorts are also plentiful and offer luxury at much more affordable rates of 1,500 baht upwards. At the bottom of the scale are beachside bungalows, with the most basic ones starting at 300 baht. Rates can be 50% cheaper May-October.

The key attraction about Lanta is that most of the resorts have a beachfront location. It’s far less developed in that a single road runs along the coast servicing dozens of resorts that line the waterfront, without the usual overcrowding associated with nearby Phi Phi or Phuket.

Guesthouses and beach bungalows in Koh Lanta

Note: room rates are low season (May-Oct).

Narima: situated on its own private beach, all bungalows are individually designed and have sea views. The huts have been specifically angled to offer complete privacy and are scattered throughout lush, leafy trees, a stone’s through from the water’s edge. Rates from US$40; Khlong Nin Beach ...more details and booking

Lanta Palm Beach Bungalows: this is a place for people who want to meet others and socialise. Situated on the infamous white sands of Palm Beach, the location couldn’t be better. They offer everything from bamboo huts to comfortable air-conditioned cottages. Huts from US$20; 47 Moo 3 …more details and booking

Baan Phu Lae: this place offers bags of character and great value for money. Situated in the very south of the island and sandwiched between white sands and jungle, there are 13 bungalows and a further four air conditioned huts. Rooms from US$20; Mai Pai Bay …more details and booking

Golden Bay Cottages: you wouldn’t say that these cottages are fancy or authentically Thai, but the friendly staff, spotlessly clean rooms and great value for money make this a nice place to stay. The beachfront restaurant is excellent. Rates from US$40; Khlong Dao Beach ...more details and booking

Twin Lotus Resort and Spa: this resort seems to rise out of the water as if it had been here for hundreds of years. The Twin Lotus has 78 magnificent rooms, including suites and villas right on the beach and all within 12 acres of gardens. It is luxury defined and has a price tag to match. Rooms from US$130; Klong Dao Beach...more details and booking

Lanta Sand Resort and Spa: lying at the north end of Long Beach, this resort offers upmarket villas and bungalows set in a tranquil tropical garden. Suitable for couples and families alike, Lanta Sand Resort is Balinese-inspired luxury with that all important Thai hospitality. Rooms from US$60; Long Beach ...more details and booking

Freedom Estate, Koh Lanta: offer a slightly different experience, with their private lodges that are more like a holiday home than a resort. Six fully-outfitted units with nice views near Phra Ae Beach are offered as self-catering apartments by the Thai-Swiss owners. Rooms from 950 to 1,950 baht; 157 Moo 2, Phra-Ae Beach, tel: 089 866 3036, email: info@lanta-servicedapartments.com.

Note! To secure a guaranteed room and find the best rates, we suggest you look online at Agoda.com. They seem to be the most competitively priced of the hotels sites.

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