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Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 February 2009

You might not find this gem easilly, (it didn't feature in my lonley planet guide) but when you do, you won't look back. What an awesome place to spend a week relaxing!

I stayed in a cool little garden bugnalow, which had everything it needed and also spent a night or two in a deluxe room which to be honest is simply luxurious... Whatever your budget or preference you've got options to suit.

I'm sure you can read other reveiws below telling you how friendly and helpful the staff were, that should always go without saying but I'd like to illustrate... Wilst staying there a friend of ours was unfortunatley involved in a moped accident badly injuring herself. The Lanta Castaway staff were amazing, you could not find a more accomadating, helpfull and understanding group of people. Each one of them went above an beyond to make sure they did what they could to help out, including driving us to the hospital for checkups and helping us change travel plans. Trust me, you're in safe hands here should the worst happen.

Also a great place to base yourself if you want to learn to dive / go on dives. Their onsite dive centre, Dive and Relax, can't be beaten. The Instructor was so friendly and patient, (fun too) and made us feel like pro divers the minute we got kitted up.

From the lodging to the food, to the drinks, to the atmosphere expectations are well and trully exceeded. It was the perfect place to unwind and relax. I'm definitely going back if i get the chance!

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Reviewed 16 February 2009

Lanta Castaway is a great place and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in Lanta Island. Its situated about a 15 minute car ride from the port in Saladan where the Island Ferry arrives. We were met by a driver who collected us at the port and delivered us to the resort.

I booked a Deluxe bungalow for two, but we were part of a group of 10 all staying in various rooms in the resort. It was the perfect spot for our holiday as the lay-out of the bungalows ensured a communal feeling while ensuring individual privacy.

The rooms are spacious, immaculately clean, have good facilities (i.e. safe, TV, mini bar and air conditioning) and are decorated tastefully with Thai furnishings.

The resort itself has a great atmosphere - calm and relaxing with a beautiful view of the ocean from the bar area. The bar staff are friendly and entertaining and make great cocktails and fruit shakes!! One thing we really loved was that there were a pile of games at the bar - ranging from Jenga to Connect four. Its was really enjoyable to sit and have a great conversation with friends or other patrons while playing a game and drinking a fruit shake, and the bar staff were more than willing to play if you were there alone as well!!

The food was great and reasonably priced (as were the drinks). The menu featured a great range of options including Tex Mex, Thai, burgers and fried chicken and BBQ. We found across the board all the options were very good. so much so that we were there for 6 nights and chose to eat there for 5 of those nights (and were bitterly disappointed the night we didn't eat there). Also, breakfast was included in the room tariff and was also very good and quite varied (including pancakes, eggs and bacon, French toast, fresh fruit and good coffee).

The reception staff also organised a variety of local activities for us - (including Thai Cooking classes that were worth every penny!!) and were happy to arrange things like lifts into Saladan and access to laundry services (also very reasonable priced). Dive and Relax (situated onsite) provided access to first class diving and snorkelling trips that made the trip truly memorable.

Lanta Castaway was exceptional. The setting was idyllic and the staff friendly and accommodating and I would stay there time and again.

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Reviewed 13 February 2009

We were very disappointed when we saw the place. The website shows spacious rooms with a very authentic Thai feeling. The only description we had for the deluxe room we had was 'Best Western'.

The room and the whole resort has absolutely no atmosphere, staff wasn't friendly at all and I kept on having the feeling that they were talking and laughing about us while we were having breakfast.

Food in the restaurant wasn't very tasteful, and very overpriced!

The good thing about the place: the huge lounge-cushions on which you can lay in the sun and the fruit-shakes.

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Reviewed 11 February 2009

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Reviewed 1 February 2009

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Reviewed 27 January 2009

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Reviewed 8 January 2009

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £28 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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