I loved it here and will stay here as often as I can! The hotel is on a very private beach which had no more than 12 people on it for the most part. No loungers or commercial beach life here, converted old longtail boats with palm leaf shelters and wooden beds were dotted around for beach lounging, other than that its just you and the sand!
Snorkelling was fabulous here as there are large rocky area's with very little current which gave us an array of beautiful marine life to watch including sting ray & barracuda.
The hotel basic rooms are perfect, a rustic beach resort with a simple bed and bathroom set up(and the all important mosquito nets).
We also stayed in one of their tent rooms which are brilliant! They are set up high above the rocks overlooking the ocean! There are only two tents too so it a very private experience with an outdoor toilet and shower for anyone who is squeamish about bug, lizards, bats or frogs. I loved it though. Lots of nature without it in your bed!
I loved this place so much it will always have a place in my heart, so much so I didn't want to share it with the world. Its uncommercial island life is what makes this place different and very chilled out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax bay is not your average hotel. If you look for a traditional hotel with AC, concrete walls and all amenities you can find in any deluxe hotel anywhere in the world. Well, we are not the place to be. Our rooms are Huts, spaced between 5 and 10 m from each other and set in a as Jungle-ish possible setting. There is almost no concrete and we constructed our bungalows under the trees. This means they are in the shade. Furthermore the grass-type roofs are overhanging and give protection against the sun and around the bungalows we planted flowers and plants to block out the sun. Shade means coolness but also darkness. Bamboo, a living natural product also soaks up the moisture in the air. We air the rooms, but they always smell a bit Bamboo-ish. They do not smell damp and not well kept, they smell natural.Our roofs are made from grass, so they disintegrate after a time. They are not as waterproof as concrete, or tar roofs. However they are much cooler. and they look much better. Prices on the net should be the same everywhere , but you are best served by making a direct reservation at the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relax Bay Hotel Ko Lanta
- Relax Bay Ko Lanta