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“Out of the way cliff top retreat with quiet beach and coral outcrops”

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Lanta Top View Resort
Ranked #114 of 212 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
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“Out of the way cliff top retreat with quiet beach and coral outcrops”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Plenty of frogs accompany you at the top of this cliff. Lush palm groves and tropical trees overhang hill side pathways, skirting Kan Tiang Bay. This is the highest viewpoint over KanTiang Bay and also has the added bonus of a spectacular view from the cliff top towards the '5 Fingers' rock formation out to sea. Hamocks under bamboo structures to relax, eat and drink were the ideal way to take in the tranquility. Our first room was a bamboo shack under the vegetation set back from the hill side. A number of creepy crawlies kept us company, with the welcome absence of Mosquitoes. There was a cooling sea breeze which I guess drove them off. The night we arrived, a huge sword fish was brought out and laid on ice to be filleted for the BBQ. Although it was caught locally and stored well, it wasnt looking particularly fresh, cloudy eyes and discoloured flesh. We opted for smaller whole fish which had been brought up the hill by the young boy fisherman that afternoon. We moved rooms after the first night to a concrete self contained room with onsuite, balcony and large bedroom. Tiled throughout it was clean and cool. Cheap too. We hired a moped and toured the island, exploring other resorts, laneways and dirt tracks. I spent one day snorkelling with a spear gun that the hostel owner lent to me. Didnt catch a thing apart from a wicked sun burn. Next time i'll wear a tshirt. Beautiful snorkelling along the bottom of the cliff. Lots of lovely colorful fish. Although we didnt spend much time there, the hostel was good. Nothing spectacular but a welcoming vibe, nice bar, friendly crowd, cheap rooms, and best of all the views! Worth a stay just to see these.

Room Tip: Rent a moped to see the island. Borrow the speargun and catch your lunch.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

A small, family owned hotel in relatively quiet Kantiang Bay. Like other reviewers say, it has a great view, and is very reasonably priced, but for me, the best part was that the family who owns it is really wonderful. The rooms are basic, but you have everything you need, and there is a great restaurant and a bar right there (it doesn't really ever get noisy in the rooms, though). I ended up staying here for three weeks, and could definitely imagine staying long term. The rooms are very clean when you get there, but as I found with other guesthouses in Thailand, you have to look after your own room during your stay. There is WIFI in the restaurant but not in the rooms. They'll arrange pick up from anywhere on the island.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We ended up staying here for 5 nights whilst on Ko Lanta and we are so glad that we did. The bamboo huts (300 Thb) are basic but have everything you need - bed, fan, mosquito net, private bathroom.

The restaurant serves good Thai classics and looks overlooks the water, perfect for sunset views, and there is a chilled out bar as well.

The staff were all very helpful and friendly and made our stay extremely pleasant.

If you are in Kantiang (one of the nicer beaches on Ko Lanta) its definitely worth looking up.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

There are several concrete bungalows with large verandah overlooking the Kantiang Bay. Some bungalows have better views than others as there are trees sometimes obstructing it. One can choose to have either fan or aircon in them. We were able to negotiate the fan price for 700 TB per night which is a steal; the air conditioning would have been 1000TB/night. For those on budget there are few bamboo bungalows not overlooking the bay for only 300 TB/night.

Inside the concrete bungalow is large bathroom with hot water and a bedroom without any furniture but there are several hooks for hanging the cloth and a ledge to lay out things. Large windows provide lots of natural light.
This was our little heaven for several days while staying on Lanta, in the morning one opens the eyes and can enjoy the peaceful view of the sun rising above the Kantiang Bay and when it rains, one can still sit on the verrandah and enjoy the surroundings.

Run by nice Muslim family who also operates Top view restaurant and was able to serve early morning breakfast for us as we were catching the 8am boat to Ko Haa.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lanta Top View Resort
Address: 253, Ba Kan Tiang Bay | Koh Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
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Ranked #114 of 212 Speciality Lodging in Ko Lanta
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Number of rooms: 16

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