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Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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London, Canada
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

This resort on beach, great value for money. Spotless, clean rooms, great beds, good breakfast included. Spend a little more and stay in this resort. For only 200 bhat more we had a fabulous room compared to previous resort, just down the beach. You can take yoga next door at sanctuary. Would recommend.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I guess the location and size of the resort and the great staff really makes this place.
The place is not too big, located on the beach, and a staff not bigger than you get to know them all during a few days. It seems the staff were always smiling and joking.
The food in the restaurant was good, the service good. The beach bar makes mango shakes to kill for.
The free WiFi is fast and stable. The garden around the bungalows is well kept, and the rooms were kept clean.
The rooms contained air condition, a roof fan, minibar, free drinking water, safe and beach towels.
By the beach was also a massage parlour. I had a Thai massage almost every day of our stay.
In the reception area there is a dive shop offering dive courses and diving- and snorkelling trips. We joined a snorkelling trip to Ko Haa. Lots of fish to see, but almost no corals.

The sand on the beach is lovely and good to walk barefoot in. There are rocks or long-dead corals along the beach where small colourful fish feed and this makes for good snorkeling.
Just outside the resort there are restaurants, shops, chemist, ATM, bars and tuk-tuk taxis waiting for passengers. The trip to Saladan with more shops and restaurants will take you 15 minutes by tuk-tuk.

Some places, and especilly just outside our bungalow, there was an unpleasant odor of sewer gas. The resort do not have a swimming pool.
Our bathroom faced West and became very hot in the evening. There was a small open window up on the wall with mosquito net probably ment for ventilation.
I believe there should have been a electric fan ventilating hot and humid air out from the bathroom. The bathroom was also slightly worn.

Lanta Castaway is a quiet and easygoing place, we really enjoyed our week there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Whilst I knew that the beach is not being too busy by Thailand standards it would be slightly more busy than we would ideally like I booked because of the reviews of this resort. It lived up to expectations on all levels.
The staff are great, the gardens kept so well, they can book all your needs for tours and even have no hassle hire scooters which we took advantage of.
The rooms have everything you need including mosquito coils and burner for when you sit out of an evening.
We spent some time at the resort but we also went out on the scooter and found some almost deserted beaches not too far away. Our favorite was at the end of the next beach down and had a really hippy feel about it. It is called Krits friendly bar. It has little elevated sun shacks as well as some deck chairs under home made canopy, in fact everything seemed to be home made out of driftwood. This place was certainly not luxury, the toilets very basic. We ate here three times with no problems and Krit makes extremely good cocktails. The coffee is rubbish and he does not have diet coke (so we took our own and paid corkage)
Do not all go at once as it would spoil it but it can be found here 7.561461,99.037584

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

The resort has a fantastic location on a beautiful beach and a amazing staff who really make this place ! We stayed for 3 weeks, celebrating Christmas Eve and New Year. This is a relaxing place, clean and nice whith plants / flowers and where everyting seems to work perfectly. The bungalow was nice, nothing to miss, and it was always cleaned when we got back from day-trips. The staff in the restaurant and reception were always smiling, super service-minded and helpful. We loved the food, and vi loved the crew at the Mad Bull Beach Bar, Do-Do, Bank and Nong. The resort,s free hi speed wifi was also highly appreciated..! We really hope to return here one day..!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Lancashire
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We stayed here with friends over New Year and had a superb time. For the prices they charge, Lanta Castaway is an extremely well run operation. Immaculate gardens, rooms that are clean, tidy and spacious, a very good bar and restaurant, all located right on the beach at the southern end of Long Beach. We were a party of 10 in total but were really well looked after by the staff - and Nong in particular - who ensured we could always get a table in the restaurant as we required. Reception were always extremely helpful and good at arranging transport. We didn't use the dive school because unfortunately it was fully booked (it was peak season) so if you definitely want to dive then it might be worth emailing in advance. Would certainly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Doubtless there are cheaper places within 500 m of this place. But if you're not sweating the dosh too much,this place is fabulous. Super fast wifi. Cocktailitious cocktails. Great beach. Perfect staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

The staff and location make this place. A Beautiful beach on your doorstep, we were there during peak season and the beach still wasn't mobbed like other Thai beaches. Simple rooms but they're spacious and great value in my opinion and they were always cleaned when we got back from our day trips. Loved the mad bull beach bar and the BBQ seafood on the weekends. Relaxing place and we will stay here again if we come back to lanta

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
Address: 299 Moo 2 | Saladan, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Ko Lanta
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lanta Castaway Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lanta Castaway Resort is a boutique beach resort located on the southern end of Long Beach in Koh Lanta, Thailand. We have 19 modern air-con bungalows and 3 small traditional fan bungalows. Our Beachcomber Restaurant features awesome Tex-Mex dishes, as well as, a selection of excellent Thai, Western, and Seafood BBQ. Our Mad Bull Beach Bar offers a terrific atmosphere with awesome views and delicious cocktails. Other services include: beach-side massage, free WiFi, motorbike rentals, and transfer & tour coordination. We also have an onsite dive shop operated by Dive and Relax. We do not have a swimming pool on the property. However, during high season, the beach is excellent for swimming. ... more   less 
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