After a week in Thailand wandering between Bangkok and Krabi province, we were looking for a “wild” island and less frequented by mass tourism than the ones we had experienced so far. Our dream, a “bit utopian” was to find a “bungalow on the edge of a heavenly beach”. Some internet research and discussions with travellers we met along the way led us to the “Lanta Family Resort” located on Klong Khong Beach in the centre of the west coast of Koh Lanta Island.
After a 2-hour ferry ride from Aonang Beach and 25 minutes by tuk-tuk, we arrived at the “Lanta Family Resort”. Uraï, the director of the place, welcomes us with an overwhelming kindness. From its counter, the turquoise water beach is just a stone’s throw away, the colourful bungalows are behind us, a straw hut as a restaurant, a hammock, deckchairs in the sand, a massage area on stilts… It’s paradise, we can’t contain our excitement.
The Lanta Family Resort is a family history, it was created about 20 years before the Tsunami by Uraï’s parents. Today, at the age of 30, she is the one who has taken over the company and manages about ten people, all members of her family. Lanta Family Resort offers a park of 25 bungalows divided into two categories: bungalows with air conditioning and hot water ($32 / night) and others slightly more basic with fan and cold water ($22 / night). We opted for the second option, corresponding to the comfort we were looking for. The fan cools you sufficiently at night and I guarantee you that hot water is not necessary to shower. At Lanta Family Resort, you will find a restaurant offering all the traditional Thai dishes “without pork” and aperitifs “with or without alcohol” (the island is mainly Muslim), a massage area, a relaxation area with terrace on stilts and hammocks, a postcard beach, a laundry service, scooter rental and last but not least a very attractive “tourism” agency. Uraï, helps you in the organization of everything you want to do (transport, excursions, activities…)
We had an incredible stay in this paradise, our two days turned into five! We thank Uraï and her family for their kindness and the quality of their services. We wish them a very nice continuation, the construction of a swimming pool and full of happiness with her family and with their customers from all over the world.
We recommend this place to any traveller passing through the island of Koh Lanta.