Koh Lanta is a large island.it takes almost an hour to drive from north to south and while it’s great fun to explore this island, it’s worth thinking about which beach you want to be on.
Everyone arrives at Koh Lanta through Saladan Village and then is taken to their chosen beach.the closest beaches to Saladan are Klong Dao, Long Beach and Klong Khong.
15 Best hotels in Koh Lanta
1.Alama Sea Village Resort Koh Lanta ⭐⭐
Located in a forest, this resort offers wooden bungalows (called «suites») on a hill, so access often involves numerous steps and steep paths. Most bungalows are on four levels, with an entrance; bathroom, with toilet and shower only separated by curtains; bedroom, which would be heated during the day; and room-sized balcony with hammock.All the suites have numerous windows, but not all have the spectacular views promised; the ones above offer the best views, but are not for the unfittest.some are in a less attractive row but at ground level, avoiding the mountainous climbs.a few are poolside, and several others have two bedrooms.The pool is long, narrow and high, with great views of the bay, while the lobby is along the main road in the lively village of Kantiang, with some shops and restaurants.another 200m further on, Kantiang Bay is sandy, scenic and pleasantly undeveloped.
2.Anda Lanta Resort, Koh Lanta ⭐ ⭐
Probably the most exceptional beach environment on the island, therefore remote.One of the most southern resorts on Koh Lanta faces a private cove with pristine snow-white sand, calm turquoise waters and angled palm trees. Most of the modern style villas are separate and scattered along the garden path, while those further up the hill offer more seclusion and serenity, and possibly better views, but are located in small blocks.Some villas are almost on the sand, barely 20 meters from the sea, and others overlook the lush gardens.all are elegant, spacious and cheerful, with beautiful contemporary Thai décor, relaxing tiles and an antique sofa.those with two bedrooms are popular with families, who also enjoy the bright blue and shady beachfront pool.However, it’s secluded, with no shops or cafes within walking distance, but none of the guests seem to mind.
3.Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta ⭐⭐⭐
Elegance without extravagance, secluded, and a little isolated.Dominating the northwest corner, Crown Lanta is set among vast, rolling gardens of ponds, streams, cliffs and lawns, but it doesn’t have a real beachfront.However, a strip of crusoe style sand can be accessed within walking distance of one of the pools, while Klong Dao with its beachside cafes is just a few steps away. Many of the rooms and villas are similar, with only the location and views differing. Some on the ground floor have direct access to the pool, while others have impeccable sea views.’, ‘All accommodation is compact, but not spacious, with elegant furniture, a modern décor with incongruous works of art and a large balcony. The most luxurious are the villas with a separate living room, direct sea views and a private swimming pool with edges that seem to melt into the horizon. The hotel offers free use of kayaks, bicycles and snorkeling equipment, but the facilities for families are modest.And it feels secluded, just a 20 minute walk from Saladan, which houses the harbour and seafood restaurants.
4.The Houben Koh Lanta.adults only.⭐⭐⭐
Elegant and cliff-like, close to the beach and the village.with a magnificent position overlooking an inaccessible rocky cove, most rooms are in two grey but elegant blocks.All rooms are elegant, spacious and spacious, are sprinkled with Thai and Indonesian art and have a sofa bed and spa overlooking the garden, but lack colour among the tiled, glass and metal furniture.the floor-to-ceiling window leads to a veranda/balcony of chairs and beans overlooking the pool, while those on the upper floors enjoy beautiful sea views.The self-described «signature group» is strangely unattractive, with red tiles and gray borders, and nothing blue. Although it is at the southern end, the location is excellent: only 200 m from the vibrant village of Kantiang, with a dozen shops and restaurants, and another 200 m to a pleasantly underdeveloped sand bay.
5.Lanta Castaway Beach Resort Koh Lanta ⭐ ⭐
Affable, affordable, charming and quiet, but without a swimming pool.at the southern end of popular Long Beach, the grounds extend from the lobby, about 50 metres from the road, to the beach, which is rocky in places and virtually private.the bungalows are detached or paired and dotted along a garden path, while two offering direct sea views have a corner sofa.All are lovingly decorated with traditional Thai craftsmanship and feature a balcony surrounded by plants, allowing for some privacy.all are spacious enough for a single bed or a sofa that converts into one, while some bungalows have two bedrooms and/or connected doors.Therefore, it is popular with groups and families who are budget conscious. A little remote, with few facilities along the main road, there may be surprisingly no swimming pool, but the beach is lovely and the outdoor cafe-lounge is charming.
6.Lanta Pearl Beach Resort, Koh Lanta ⭐⭐⭐
Quiet, convenient and family friendly, but no pool (yet).This simple family-run hotel is about 150m from the main road (muffling traffic noise but close to cafes and shops) and even closer to a pleasant stretch of Long Beach. Distributed around the gardens and trees, the bungalows are identical in colour, with a wooden balcony with attractive benches and a cozy hammock.’, ‘All are spacious and bright, although the bathroom is a little dark.a few older, more basic and smaller bungalows are scattered around in a quiet, shady area, but are comfortable.all the bungalows are separate, but sometimes grouped together a little too closely, but inside they are extraordinarily soundproof.many have an extra single bed and a second child can be accommodated without problems.The owners plan to add a swimming pool in 2019, spoiling the lawn with palm trees.
7.Koh Lanta Pura Beach Resort ⭐⭐⭐
Ocean views, serenity, and extremely convenient.as the only resort in Saladan (home to the port and a line of seafood restaurants), it faces a windy beach that is virtually private.With lawns that extend to the sand and only a few palm trees, uninterrupted ocean views are guaranteed from most rooms, as well as from the pool and gardens.Most at ground level have direct access to the pool, while some face gardens and an empty lot.the rooms are compact, functional and simple, with attractive wood furnishings and a large balcony that maximizes the views.in the corner of the blocks, the huge Deluxe rooms have a separate living room and extensive views from a long L-shaped balcony. With an empty beach and proximity to Saladan, as well as connected rooms, a children’s pool and a small playground, it is reasonably well suited for families.
8.Layana Resort & Spa Koh Lanta – Adults only ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Great design, wonderful location, but not for families.With substantial gardens, Layana is not over-built, allowing for plenty of space, privacy and seclusion. The overall design is thoughtful, contemporary and unpretentious, and the setting is perfect: facing the immaculate sweep of sand in Long Beach, with numerous cafes along the road and beach.The villas (called «pavilions») are large enough for two double beds and feature a large closet, a marble-style desk, a balcony with a second sofa overlooking the pools or gardens and a large bathroom with garden views.The luxury version is distributed on two levels, while the pool villas are surrounded by very high walls, providing total isolation.other facilities include two saltwater pools, a library, a dive centre and a lovely beachside bar with wooden terraces.but note: children are apparently not welcome.