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
The 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…more details and booking
Lanta Palm Beach Resort: 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…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…more details and booking
Golden Bay Cottage: 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…more details and booking
Twin Lotus Resort & Spa by The Unique Collection: 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…more details and booking
Lanta Sand Resort & 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…more details and booking
Freedom Estate Serviced Apartments: 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…more details and booking