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5/5    Score based on 109 reviews

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3/5

Average

Relax Bay? Its make-over time!
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We stayed here last January and even though we were not happy with certain factors, we decided to come back again this year. Relax Bay seems to have changed over the years since it first opened. We...

5/5

Excellent

Everything I was looking for........
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I spent many hours researching where to stay on Koh Lanta and I was very very happy with my choice. My criteria was:- suitable for 2 adults and 2 teenage children, a resort that was "beachy" and...   

3/5

Average

Families Rule at Relax Bay
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We stayed at Relax Bay this past week for three nights along with our good friends. They had one of the tent cabins and we were in a more traditional bungalow. All of us had our opinions about the...

4/5

Very Good

Good relaxing on the beach bungalow experience
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Very nice location on secluded 1 km stretch of beach. The bungalows requires an upgrade and the cleanliness in the restaurant needs improvement. Cultry dirty and the food is average. The negatives...

4/5

Very Good

Bohemian Bliss
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The outdoor spaces in Relax Bay are just fabulous- stunning beach, great beach bar with loungers, day beds and chilled out music- really nice vibe. The rooms are nice, although the bathrooms could...

3/5

Average

Nice environment but overpriced and weird atmosphere
Date:
We stayed in Relax Bay for 12 nights and we felt that we didn't get value for our money. The bungalows were very small and uncomfortable. Dirty uncomfortable old beds and dark small balcony. And no...

4/5

Very Good

Lovely resort with great staff
Date:
I stayed here with two friends. We had read a good review of it and decided to give it a try as we hadn't been to Koh Lanta. On arrival, we were delighted with the beautiful, private beach at Relax...        

3/5

Average

Basic but comfortable
Date:
Overall, this was a servicable and pleasant vacation. Nothing stands out at Relax Bay, but it met our needs on our trip to Ko Lanta. Room: We stayed in a VIP bungalow for 5 nights in late April. ...

2/5

Poor

Nice resort but awful management & rude staff
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Stayed with my family for 5 nights. I expressly booked VIP superior bungalow #1 ( which is right on the beach and next to the restaurant) a full 6 months earlier and kept all the email correspondence....

3/5

Average

Great family resort
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We have 2 a/c w ceiling fan bungalows, double and twin bed in each. Rooms are clean, comfortable, bathroom adequate - water pressure and temperature variable. Resort has a nice swimming beach, and if...

4/5

Very Good

Great place, relaxing but a tad pricey!
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We stayed 4 nights in Relax Bay, and it was very nice! The location is excellent, and we were picked up by a very friendly driver right from the pier. We checked in, and had a drink at the. Beach bar...

4/5

Very Good

Paradise on Koh Lanta
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Relax Bay Resort is located 10 minutes from Long Beach, a busy and less beautiful beach area. The Relax Bay area is private and stunning, while you can quickly pop over to Long Beach to find nice...      

3/5

Average

Great service, beautiful gardens but a bit busy
Date:
I stayed at Relax Bay for 3 days in November and selected it because it seemed secluded and quiet. I stayed in a superior room with a fan. Although my stay was pleasant, I can't say it was as good as...

3/5

Average

Very overpriced
Date:
Back to Relax Bay Resort after 20 years since the last time. Lots of changes and not all for the better. PROS: 1. Bungalows are situated beautifully in between flowery bushes and palm trees. 2....

5/5

Excellent

Awesome
Date:
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in November. It was very clean, the beach was great, the food was the best we had in the the 3 weeks that we were in Thailand, and the staff were excellent. ...

2/5

Poor

Euro party hotel with palm trees
Date:
This hotel has achieved something impressive. If you normally visit Benidorm, Ibiza or Kuta for your vacation and want to book a large party with special treatment by the staff, in an Asian setting,...

1/5

Terrible

Ridiculously over priced
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I am so sad that I arrived on Koh Lanta late in the evening and thus had no other choice but to stay here. I have been in Thailand for 3 weeks now and I have never been so disappointed in...

3/5

Average

Relaxing but overpriced
Date:
Generally disappointing, for over 2200baht we were given a very small damp, bungalow with dirty bedlinen. After having spent one night in it we had decided to leave and the front desk staff did...

4/5

Very Good

Wish we could have stayed longer
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We had a lovely stay at this resort. Everything is geared towards creating a relaxing, positive vibe. Accommodation is good, there are daily rides to Ban Sala Dan, and excellent diving facilities....

5/5

Excellent

another great stay at Relax Bay
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4 years after our first visit we have just come back from another fantastic two week stay at Relax Bay. Once again it was a wonderful break for us in a truly gorgeous place. The staff are wonderful...

4/5

Very Good

Nice peaceful resort
Date:
Very nice, clean rooms and pool, excellent restaurant.. Quiet area, good if you want a quiet break, bad if you want to meet people or go clubbing. Restaurant is nice, but there's on where near... 

4/5

Very Good

The name says it all
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We stayed at Relax Bay in early September for 4 nights and absolutely loved it. It's on a gorgeous and very isolated property that gives it a private island kind of feel. The bungalows are simple and...       

3/5

Average

Overrated
Date:
I planned on staying there for 6 nights but quit after 3 due to lack of a mosquito net in the room. Even after my everyday inquiry the staff weren´t´able to give me one, but said: "If you close the...  

5/5

Excellent

This place is great
Date:
Best value and nicest location we have found in Koh Lanta. The rest of this island is pretty dirty but this beach/resort is magic. Get a shaded fan room with beach view, quiet, great buffet breakfast... 

4/5

Very Good

Just unique spot in lanta
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Third times for us to have been there and as usual it's the best place in Kho Lanta, even if we think that the prices are a bit high it's just the best value for the price you pay and almost full of...

3/5

Average

Love the small cottages
Date:
My boyfriend and I, stayed on Relax for 5 nights. We paid for one of the Beach cottages, they are small and the bathroom is not the Best, but its intimate. Remember to ask the staff to put up a...

3/5

Average

Nice setting - Grumpy staff
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Our first impression of this accommodation was tainted by not being picked up at the ferry when we arrived, contrary to what was promised upon reservation, while all other resorts had their vehicles...  

4/5

Very Good

Worth it!!
Date:
I loved my recent stay there!! I was traveling alone and spent 3 nights there. The bungalows are basic and are expensive compared to others elsewhere but what you are getting as well is hotel like...

5/5

Excellent

Perfect tropical boutique resort located on a private beach
Date:
First of all, i must say that i do not agree with some previous reviews saying it is over priced. Walk-in customers will always have a higher price compared to bookings through agencies. This is not...      

4/5

Very Good

Peaceful
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I like the idea that the resort is secluded on top of the hill. Nice decor with the restaurant overlooking the beach. There is no other resort so it is very private. The cabanas are also neat, each...

3/5

Average

completly over priced, thanks to trip advisor
Date:
We got there without a reservation and ask to see the rooms. 60usd the cheapest one, really basic, with fan. too expensive for that. I got it from trip advisor, and it happend with lots of places I...

4/5

Very Good

fantastic resort for a really relaxing holiday
Date:
I found all the Staff and management very friendly,cheerful and helpful. The restaurant had a wide variety of yummy foods for breakfast ,We ate in the restaurant and also tried neigh-bouring... 

5/5

Excellent

Beautiful !
Date:
Had a great few days at relax bay. Great break from the city. Fab location on the beach, good food, nice staff, very very relaxing and free wifi. Especially enjoyed chilling on my balcony. Can...

4/5

Very Good

Most relaxing holiday
Date:
Our holiday was very relaxing and enjoyable We stepped out from the premium bungalow onto the patio which overlooked the beach. You could either chill out in the lounging areas on the beach...

2/5

Poor

Be Careful!
Date:
We stayed here in 2010 and it was not a nice experience. We were put in a cabin "at the back" of the resort. Firstly the room smelled of mold.., it was dirty, there was a weights machine and dumbells...

5/5

Excellent

Fabulous location!
Date:
My boyfriend and I have been traveling in Thailand for 6 weeks. We are nearly at the end of our trip and looking back we have to say Relax Bay was the most relaxing place we've been to. We extended...

5/5

Excellent

Paradise!
Date:
Had the most amazing five days in Relax Bay which offers excellent value for money. The standard garden bungalows are basic but each equipped with a hammock and bathroom with hot water. The resort... 

3/5

Average

Basic bungalows
Date:
Just stayed for 5 nights at Relax Bay. It is in a beautiful spot and the sunbathing, restaurant and bar areas are superb. I do, however, agree with earlier reviews the Air Con bungalows are small,...

5/5

Excellent

A splendid spot!
Date:
Just spent 3 nights here. Our bungalow was very clean and with a jungle view. A very nice restaurant on the beach and a lavish breakfast buffet is included in the price. A very nice, sandy beach....

4/5

Very Good

A wonderful time - but smaller cabins need sprucing up
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Relax Bay is the perfect name for this spot. It was serene, peaceful and beautiful. Mostly a French/European crowd, which was fine with me. Initially, I stayed in a premium bungalow with my two...

5/5

Excellent

A Relaxing Christmas at Relax
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A clean and spacious bungalow in a fabulous setting. A few steps to the private beach where you can laze until the sun sets. We enjoyed watching the sun go down with a half priced cocktail or two...

1/5

Terrible

tent experience , no relaxation bay
Date:
i stayed at relax bay for 3 nights .. i had booked the tent experience as i really wanted peace and quiet , and the idea of being in the tent up in the trees ,over the sea sounded perfect. I had...

3/5

Average

Very disapointing resort
Date:
I am traveling in thailand with familly and lots of people told us about relax bay , so I decided to stay with them while we were in Koh lanta. But unfortunately I was very dispointed, when I checked...

3/5

Average

Relax Bay - relaxing but could be improved
Date:
We stayed for New Year and the hotel put on a wonderful buffet, free chinese lanterns and a great evening. The bungalow (premier fan bungalow) was fine, kept clean etc but although there was a rail...

5/5

Excellent

Everything you need
Date:
We returned to Relax Bay and enjoyed it even more this time. We would never look for anything else in Koh Lanta. Charming, wonderful friendliness, extraordinary great kitchen (thai / french), small...

5/5

Excellent

New Year in Relax Bay
Date:
We spent 4 nights in Relax bay arriving on the 31st for the New Year's party with family and friends. Top quality service at all levels : the hotel is small-scale and cosy with lovely clean bungalows,...

3/5

Average

Relax Bay - Relaxing but overpriced for what you get
Date:
We had 4 nights at Relax Bay recently. It was very pleasant, but compared to what else you can get on Ko Lanta for the same price, it was a little disappointing. We booked one type of room but when we...

5/5

Excellent

Very relaxing!
Date:
This is an ideal place to relax: on a lovely quiet beach, with bungalows set in tranquil gardens. The restaurant has a beautiful setting right next to the sea and the quality of the Thai food there is...

4/5

Very Good

Nice place!!
Date:
We stayed at Relax Bay resort recently for 8 days. It was a very nice place, the premier fan bungalow room we had was very big, cosy and very clean. The balcony had a hammock and from it we could just...

5/5

Excellent

Happy to be here
Date:
I'm in Koh Lanta at the moment...using their free wifi which is a nice service as I'm surprised on this trip some hotels charge you for internet. V happy with this choice of hotel it is a nice...   

5/5

Excellent

Perfect place to chill out and Relax
Date:
We been traveling in south east Thailand and we found this cozy place on Ko Lanta. Friendless staff, delicious food, awesome view and the bay... Just like in a movie. Everybody was very helpful,...

4/5

Very Good

A nice superise!
Date:
We ended up at Relax Bay totally by suprise. The driver of our mini-van refused to bring us to the tip of the island so after seeing a few other places (all family of the driver ;-) ) we choose for...

4/5

Very Good

Nice resort
Date:
Relax bay was a nice resort to stay at for the week. Swimming was not great as there were quite a number of rocks in the ocean in front of the resort but the beach was beautiful and scenic. The resort...

5/5

Excellent

Great Place
Date:
We hadn't planned to go to Koh Lanta but had to change our plans due to bad weather in the north of Thailand. We didn't know anything about Relax Bay and picked it quite randomly. How lucky we were....

5/5

Excellent

the place to chill !
Date:
I have been travelling around Thailand now for over a month. I think I found the gem. Relax Bay is stunning. Excellent location, great swimming beach and top chill out area around the beach bar. I...

5/5

Excellent

As great as ever
Date:
This is my 4th trip to Thailand and my 4th time to relax bay. The place is still as beautiful as ever, it's my first time in low season here and the atmosphere is so friendly, the food is...

5/5

Excellent

Amazing Spot
Date:
We were recommended Relax Bay from some friends who just raved about it. I have got to say its just great. We went there in low season.....August but it was still quite busy and we met some lovely...

5/5

Excellent

Magical - will definately return next year
Date:
This is my first review on trip advisor but I had such a lovely time I thought I would make the effort and write. Relax Bay was recommended to me by a friend who has been back 3 times. Now I know...

2/5

Poor

Beautiful place but a lot to improve in many aspects ....
Date:
Our experience in Relax Bay Resort was just ok ! The structure of the hotel and location with a mostly private beach is just perfect. Even so, the details make the difference and i would like to...

3/5

Average

Amazing location...would go back if there was a better communication with owners and employees
Date:
Relax Bay Resort is in such a wonderful location, has an amazing sunset...but the experience could be just perfect if there was any kind of communication with the employees and the...

4/5

Very Good

Unique Spot!
Date:
I had to be on Lanta for Business and stayed a couples of days in Relax-Bay Resort. I was again overwelmed by the beauty of this spot. You really come to rest, certainly after hectic days in BKK....

5/5

Excellent

wonderful
Date:
We had a great experience at Relax Bay from start to finish of our holiday. Our bungalow had a sea view and the resort is located on practically a private beach which added romance to our holiday. The...

2/5

Poor

Dont go to this place!!!
Date:
-relax bay has RUDE too- tuff french staff shouting around and the rooms are expensive and small. -its FAR to another restaurant so you have to eat there, and its expensive and not very good food....

4/5

Very Good

Great place
Date:
We went there at the end of high season / beginning of low season and as we liked it we decided to stay 6 days instead of the initial 3. We managed to get a good deal on the room rate as we were...

3/5

Average

Pleasant, but over-rated
Date:
Booked 4 nights before we arrived in Thailand based on strength of previous reviews. Basically, Relax Bay has an excellent beach location and a wonderfully secluded feeling upon arrival, but it just... 

1/5

Terrible

Dont bother. Over priced and poor standards
Date:
The main areas such as the bar are very basic but OK, the rooms however are damp, we had mould growing on the ceiling and walls, the bed linen and towels are stained and never ever looked clean, the...

4/5

Very Good

Fantastic Tent Experience.
Date:
We wanted to do something special here, so booked the new Tent Experience. It was amazing. The views from the tent were awesome. The bathroom had a hot water shower and flush toilet. The tent was...   

5/5

Excellent

Lovely Place - Dream Vacation
Date:
We have just returend from our 10 days stay at Relax Bay - which we hoped wouldn't end.. the resort is located in a calm, pictures bay, with one of the best beaches on the island. we did two...     

3/5

Average

Lovely beach but....
Date:
This is my second time at Relax Bay. First time 2009. That stay was fantastic. The beach was quiet and nice and the restaurant was just great. The year much had happend on the beach. New resorts and...

5/5

Excellent

Heaven
Date:
Wonderful beach. Nice people. Great Massage! Great bar! The perfect place to relax!!!

2/5

Poor

Beautiful place...but genuinely disappointed and not recommended
Date:
We stayed here on honeymoon, after finding the resort on the internet and reading the mixed reviews with an open mind. The resort is very well maintained, the staff do an excellent job keeping...

5/5

Excellent

Charming, friendly, highlight of our holiday
Date:
Great resort with lots of charm. We had a lovely bungalow surrounded by an amazing garden. It was so nice to see that the management are still planting flowers and trees where other places seem to be...

5/5

Excellent

My little paradise on earth at Relax Bay Koh Lanta : )
Date:
We just came back from Relax Bay Resort Koh Lanta two days ago. My boyfriend and I heard about this resort for long time and finally we spent the lovely great time there for 6 days. We love the ideas...     

3/5

Average

This place is just okay.
Date:
Relax Bay is made up of decent little individual huts which is cute, but the walls are thin, so you can hear the bar up the beach pumping beats when you are trying to get to sleep. The staff are...

3/5

Average

Beautiful location...but you'll find better value and service els
Date:
I stayed at relax bay in November, mainly for the yoga. The resort itself is set on a beautiful beach - it's absolutely gorgeous! Yoga with Mona was fantastic. She's absolutely lovely and manages to...

2/5

Poor

Quiet & Overpriced
Date:
I stayed in this Hotel a week or so back for a few nights. I travelled with my Partner and it was the final leg of my tour around Thailand. Overall the Hotel is alright, although I would say the...

2/5

Poor

Breakfast gave me food poisoning!
Date:
As the title says, Breakfast at this hotel gave me food poisoning. I'm certain this is the case as for the 2 days leading up to being unwell my girlfriend and I had eaten the same foods - sharing...

4/5

Very Good

A fantastic place to chill out in Ko Lanta
Date:
Relax Bay does exactly what it says on the tin. A gorgeous bay, beach approx 1km long and 30 beach bungalows dotted amongst beautiful, lush gardens, a fabulous swimming pool, lovely beach bar,...

5/5

Excellent

Absolutely Perfect
Date:
We arrived from the US and met family arriving from the uk here...Relax Bay was perfect and we were greeted with a lovely drink upon arrival.! Was hard to leave! We were slightly worried when we...

4/5

Very Good

Relaxing @ a beautiful place
Date:
If you want to relax and enjoy the beautiful island of Koh Lanta; Relax Bay is the place to be. The restaurant offers very good food en the place is very quiet and peaceful. The owner (Alain - a guy...

5/5

Excellent

Have you been in Paradise ?
Date:
We arrived in Ko Lanta on 1st May 2010. On arrival, you will received a fresh Coconut while you are fill in the paper work for the check in. I was already surprised by the kind attention of the...

5/5

Excellent

Relaxing in Paradise
Date:
Hi there, We just spent 2 weeks in Thailand with my partner Steve, a few days in Bangkok and we flew down to Krabi and made our way Ko Lanta. We had nothing booked but Relax Bay had been...

4/5

Very Good

Great atmosphere. Great beach bar with superfriendly staff. Good
Date:
We returned after 8 years and found Relax Bay had got even better. The restaurant and bar are great, serving quality/ fairly priced (not the cheapest, but not overly-expensive) food and drinks. And...

4/5

Very Good

Great atmosphere. Great beach bar with superfriendly staff. Good
Date:
We returned after 8 years and found Relax Bay had got even better. The restaurant and bar are great, serving quality/ fairly priced (not the cheapest, but not overly-expensive) food and drinks. And...

3/5

Average

Relax Bay... averageness DOES come at a rip-off price!
Date:
We booked Relax Bay as a supposedly luxury cap on the end of our 3 months in Asia, based on other reviews and the superb website. As the most expensive place we've stayed in Thailand by far (at...

4/5

Very Good

Great place
Date:
On my backpacking trip around the Krabi and Phuket area with my son (age 7) we have now come to Koh Lanta and Relax bay. We were both impressed by the place already upon arrival: friendly staff,...

5/5

Excellent

Simply paradise
Date:
We travelled with three young kids (4, 2 and 1) for a week and had a fantastic time. The beach is kid friendly- the water is not very deep and there are lots of shells to collect. Plus there are...

4/5

Very Good

Private beach and fab food
Date:
The big draw card Relax Bay has over its neighbours is the fact that it sits on its own little beach. Although the resort was full during our stay, I don’t think we ever saw more than 20 people on the...   

1/5

Terrible

overpriced; Over run (with children); Overrated
Date:
If you are genuinely looking to relax in a peaceful environment I would think twice about Relax Bay. If you are a family, then you have come to the right place. We booked the VIP aircon room for 3800...

5/5

Excellent

Chicken Pox Outbreak - not a secret at all !
Date:
I am one of the mum's whose baby had chicken pox - yes - it was a bit annoying that the original family didn't let anyone know - but not the end of the world - If you are traveling to Thailand with a...

5/5

Excellent

So good
Date:
Relax Bay is an incredible place with everything you need to chill out and spend fantastic vacation. Our bungalow was clean and charming with that slight touch of style making it different from what...   

5/5

Excellent

We have found Paridise on Earth...
Date:
It's been almost a month since we came back from Koh Lanta, Thailand and Relax Bay Resort. I had spent over 2 months searching like crazy for the best resort that would accommodate me and my...

1/5

Terrible

Chicken Pox Outbreak kept secret
Date:
When I arrived at Relax Bay, I saw a little boy with many spots. We figured he had been eaten alive by mosquitos. However, after a couple of days passed, I realized there were no mosquitos and then...

4/5

Very Good

Beautiful surroundings and relaxed atmosphere
Date:
A great resort with a very laid back and relaxed atmosphere. Cabins are mingled amongst plants and vegetation. Hammocks at every cabin and a couple around the resort. Location - approximately a 15...  

1/5

Terrible

Overpriced resort, unfriendly manager....avoid Relax Bay
Date:
On arriving into Lanta i was full of great expectation and high hopes of my 16nights booked at Relax Bay. To reach the resort it was a drive up a dark dusty dirt track, manouvering down steep unlit...

4/5

Very Good

Relax Bay
Date:
Relax bay is a very appropriate name. Nice bungalows in a great garden. Both the restaurant and the bar are good. They have a Thai as well as a French cook. Great food. The beach is great the water is...

4/5

Very Good

Very nice place to stay
Date:
spent three night there, very nice place to have some rest because on lanta there is nothing to do except relaxing on the beach in your hotel. The hotel is quitef far from the small town but a free...

5/5

Excellent

Fantastic chill out
Date:
Relax Bay is a wonderful place to chill out at for a few days - or longer. The rooms are large, clean and have a private balcony with a hammock, which is great for relaxing in when it's too hot to be...

4/5

Very Good

Perfect, the name says it all - except one small niggle
Date:
We love Relax Bay. This is the second time we have been there. It slows your life right down and having a busy full time job and 3 teenage boys, I very much need that! Relax Bay is set in a beautiful...

5/5

Excellent

very good and nice place
Date:
I booked my stay at the Relax Bay with a dive package from Lanta divers. I could not be happier with my stay at the RB. The room was beautiful and clean, with a nice bathroom. The restaurant was a...

1/5

Terrible

Just Don't Do It!
Date:
We were incredibly excited about our stay at Relax Bay - so excited that we booked 8 months in advance to ensure a room after reading all the great reviews. When we were picked up from the jetty by...

5/5

Excellent

Very relaxed bay resort
Date:
We spent a great week at Relax Bay and enjoyed it very much. We had the two bedroom non AC bungalow next to the pool. The bungalow was simple style but spotless clean with everything working. No AC...

5/5

Excellent

Exceptionnal
Date:
So many places that could be call paradise, this one is different. So charming, so exactly what you need at the right moment, calm, sweet, good, romantic, beautiful... I loved it!

5/5

Excellent

sunset "apero"
Date:
The resort is amazingly manage by French guys (!!!!) and guess what? It's quiet good! Great seafood, for sure, but easy going afternoon and brilliant sunset at the beach bar with good music for...

5/5

Excellent

What a thrill
Date:
exciting place with marvelous fresh seafood, a very calm bay without cars and incredible sunset. We had a great time and we will come back for the high season, no doubt. If in Lanta, don't miss it!

4/5

Very Good

mixed feelings
Date:
We spent five nights last january.Beautiful location and grounds beach, average for ko lanta.The first thing we noticed was everyone was swedish and had young children.Like everyone!We didn't spend...    

5/5

Excellent

a lovely place
Date:
Just like in the paradise dream you sometimes get. Lovely people, charming resort with nice restaurant and a beautiful beach.

5/5

Excellent

really lucky
Date:
Still in Thailand when I write those lines. We went to this place recommended by chaps in bkk. Well, you better not miss it if you're in the region 'cause it's really something!

5/5

Excellent

A nice place to stay
Date:
We really had a wonderful time in this pretty resort. Good food, charming accomodation for a very decent price, Yoga, scuba diving and massage are fun. we will go back!