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Confused about which hotels!

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Confused about which hotels!

Hi there

Me and my partner are looking to stay on ko lanta island for 6 nights in December this year. We wanted a 5 star for the 6 nights but after researching we found that we couldnt afford to!


So...we are planning on staying at the Pimalai for 3 nights then somewhere cheaper for the other 3...can anyone recommend a nice place to stay thats quite close?

Also, I dont know anything about ko lanta, is the Pimalai close to long beach or is it in a different part completely? Is there much to do in the area near Pimalai?

Thanks so much for your help in advance!!

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1. Re: Confused about which hotels!

I believe Pimalai is down in the south of the island, Long Beach towards the north end.

It might be an idea to find someplace cheaper for the whole 6 nights, it will save the little irritation of packing and unpacking.

Download http://lantapocketguide.com/ is probably the best guide to the island

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2. Re: Confused about which hotels!

I must admit I am with JamieWHk not sure I would bother packing up and moving during a stay of only 6 days. Have you considered Rawi Warin Resort & Spa which is 5* but about half the price of th Pimalaie so you could possibly do all 6 nights there.

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3. Re: Confused about which hotels!

Pimilai is in the middle of Kantiang Bay near the south of the island about 15kms from the south end of Long Beach.

When I lived on the island there were only two 5* hotels on the island, Pimilai and Layana, presumably Rawi Warin must have been updated if it is now marketed as a 5*, personally I always felt it's location was a bit out on a limb

Alex, you might find this map of the island and this beach by beach map useful



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4. Re: Confused about which hotels!

Pimilai is indeed in the middle of Kantiang Bay. You can find out all you need to know about that area at http://kantiang-bay.com.

Other quality resorts near to Pimilai are the Phra Nang Lanta, Ancient Realm and The Houben. There's plenty of info about each right here on TA to help you make your mind up.

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