My husband and I stayed for 8 nights at the incredible Lalaanta Hideaway resort in March for our honeymoon. It was an absolutely perfect stay - I went in with high standards after getting told good things by a close friend, but all expectations were exceeded!
As a honeymooners treat they gave us the beachfront room - and beautiful cocktails at the bar when we arrived.
Room - the room was perfect - it looked beautiful (traditional thai bed), had a comfy bed and a lovely en suite with bath and shower. Our room had a balcony that literally opened onto the sand, and we had a view of the beach all to ourselves. There were comfy chairs on the balcony where we could enjoy our cocktails looking out over the water.
Resort - The resort itself was full of charm, it was very well kept, and it had a sense of intimacy. There are only around 25 rooms in the resort, meaning the pool was always quiet - you could always get a lounge, a good seat at the bar and breakfast was calm and tranquil. The restaurant made beautiful food at a great price, and we found it hard to force ourselves to venture out at all!
Breakfast - the breakfast was open air and most tables look over the water. There was cereal and fresh fruit, as well as hot options including bacon and eggs, pancakes, toast and a salad bar. There were also sweet treats such a doughnuts or muffins for extra indulgence. There was tea and coffee and a selection of juices.
Services - reception was able to organise day trips such as elephant riding and cooking classes (Time for Lime is highly recommended) as well as hiring scooters for a reasonable price.
Staff - I could not say better things about the staff - from the lovely people who ran the bar and restaurant, to the admin I contacted form Australia. Everyone went the extra mile. While we were there the staff organised a special dinner for my husband and I out on the beach for our honeymoon (Thanks Tik!). They lit lanterns and had a table carried out to the beach - and proceeded to bring us all our food and drink there while the sun set. Beautiful! They again went above and beyond after we had left and paid our bill - a true indication of the values of the resort. I left an expensive scarf and sunglasses (probably worth around $350) in the resorts transport on the way to the airport. When I realised a few days later I emailed and asked if they had seen the items. Not only did they find the items, AND post them back to me in Australia, but they refused to let me foot the postage bill!
Location - The beach was very quiet - next to a National Park and only had 2 other resorts (a good distance away). We went for a walk every morning and rarely saw another soul! I am sure it would be too quiet for some, but for those wanting a quiet romantic holiday you could not ask for a better spot.
Thank you Lalaata for a truly incredible honeymoon, we will definitely be back!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Artistically inspired living on the most private beach for that castaway experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lalaanta Hideaway Hotel Ko Lanta
- Lalaanta Hideaway Ko Lanta