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Lanta River Sand Bungalow
Ranked #91 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We did not stay at this place, but at the Rawi Warin resort 300 m to the North. However, we had lunch 3 times at River Sands and all three times were great. Fantastic location, not crowded, great good (& fantastic lemon shakes), and very nice and friendly staff speaking great English.
Definitely worth a visit!

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed at lanta riversand for christmas and we enjoyed our stay. The resort could be a paradise if it would be kept better. Our boungalow was nice although it was one of the last ones without renovation. But the area around was a mess and kind of a dumping ground for old construction material. The beach is nice but during our stay there was a lot of loud music from resorts around. You should be okay with spiders, frogs and other insects in your room. We had no fridge but warm water. If you do not want All together: if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday close to nature, you are right at lanta ricersand.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vule1506
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We loved riversand. The bungalows were quaint and lovely to stay in. The patio restaurant overlooking the ocean brought guests from other accommodations. The staff were funny and engaging they do speak fluent English contrary to a previous comment. The atmosphere was relaxing and the beach is wonderful. You are staying in thatched huts with bamboo floors so you have to know what to expect. The only animals we saw in our rooms were geckos and frogs. For us that was exactly what we were looking for. If you want tiled floors, garish bars and hideous sea walls there are plenty of other options further south down the beach at similar prices. If we are ever back in Koh Lanta this would be the place we'd stay. I cannot say enough about this place.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank LittleThing11
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

The huts look nice on first sight - and the beach is very nice and calm. Sadly, the houses are designed to be very open - that means you might have rats, mice and even snakes in your room. Your bed is secured by a mosquito net, so if you dont mind those animals in your room and bathroom then the mosquito net will provide some protection. For me it was reason to leave the place the next morning immidiately!
The owners and workers seem ok but didnt come off as too friendly - maybe because of the language barrier as their English is not the best. The food (at least the non thai food) is not recommended - way too overpriced and not tasty. Better to go somewhere else down the street or beach. So yea if you do not mind to spend your money on houses with a nice beach area but wild animals in your dark room, bad restaurant, and okayish service this plce might be right for you. For anybody else - not!

Oh yeah the pickup service from the ferry pier worked great. At least something...

And the rooms are also open enough to send a child or small person through the windows. No safe around. The owner can take your valuables and put them into his room which is just as open...

  • Stayed: December 2012
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3  Thank Supaanovaa
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stayed there 2 nights and we enjoyed so much.
Very simple accomodation but clean and comfortable.
We felt like Robinson Crusoe in those bamboo huts.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chinoiseries
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Reviewed 18 December 2010

Spent a week at the River Sand in a bungalow on the 3rd row.
Large room, bathroom with cold water and wc, mosquito net and fan, hammok (150 bath for the duration of your stay) on the terras and a view on the "private" beach".
The beds are a bit hard (but then again all beds I have had in Thailand were the same).

I called fm BGKK airport at noon to check if they had room and because my plane was arriving too late for a regular transfer, the owner arranged for a pick up (all right bit expensive, but I was picked up at Krabi airport and did not need to spend a night there): within 10 minutes all was OK!

Not more than 5 bungalows were occupied during my stay: probably because the rain is staying a bit longer than usual: it made the place so nice and quite: I could really relax.
As the resort is a bit off the road, you have no traffic noises, there is a generous space between the huts, not like most resorts in the northern part of the island.
Breakast was fine, not exceptional, but good quality.
Staff was very friendly and helpful and I felt welcome at every moments.

the resort has motorbikes for rent and they are willing to help you for other arrangements or tours.
The location in the middle of the islands makes it great: set up on a quite beach, you can reach the party bars and other southern beaches within 10 minutes scooter.

The "natural bamboo" huts is the best way to stay in thailand: it blends in the scenery, you benefit of the natural ventilation and you really feel you are away (not in a random aircon bungalow anywhere on earth)

Mind you the resort is in it's last season and open until may. After that it will be bulldozered and replaced with a concrete bungalow park..... The current owners/ managers of the resort are moving the concept to another island: the land owner finds it is time for more modern facilities...
For those travelling to Lanta in the coming 6 months, I would definitely recommend staying at the River Sand.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Thank Charlottje
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

Having loved our visit in 2009 we were really looking forward to returning to Lanta River Sand bungalows on Koh Lanta. Despite emailing Nita the owner on four occasions and telephoning prior to our arrival as requested we were meet with blank looks when we arrived. We were horrified to find out they had not kept as promised a seafront room for 5 nights for us and eventually said they had one near the back we could use. Nita also said we were lying when we questioned the price as it was different from the one she quoted in the email. It was highly embarrassing to be made to feel like cheating liars and if we had somewhere else to go we would have left immediately. By showing her our emails we were able to prove it was her in the wrong.
We could not believe the dramatic change in nature of Nita and her sister Piu from the previous year when they had been friendly and helpful. The resort is now very busy and pre-arranged bookings take second place, people once in a bungalow can stay as long as they want so if you book a bungalow beware when you arrive it may be full! The bungalows design is great but as the resort is now so busy it can be noisy. The design also means people can see into the rooms (including bathrooms) quite easily if you have the lights on!
It was such a shame to return and see how success had changed the place for the worse. The experience ruined our first few days of our holiday, be careful if you do decide to book to go here as you may not be welcome when you arrive!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank EdinburghHenster
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Address: Klong Tob Beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #91 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
Price Range: £28 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lanta River Sand Bungalow 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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