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Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 November 2009

We are extremely needy people, mind you my wife thinks I should speak for myself. We stumbled onto Lanta Castaway due to failed reference from the new Footprint Thailand.
After going to a place near by which according to the travel writer was highly recommended.
We found ourselves in a swamp. We needed somewhere to go and fortunate for us we happened onto Lanta Castaway. Darren, Nit and the staff were excellent in regard to making us feel comfortable. The accommodations are beautiful and well maintained. My wife and I highly recommend Lanta Castaway. To the degree that we spent most of our time there.. Plus the Dive shop (Dive and Relax) are extremely professional. Bianca, Paco and their instructor Fabrice (Hope we spelled it right ) made our dive a fun and an exciting experience

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2009

After 16 days at Castatway there was nothing that I could find fault about this wonderful place. Nit and Darin assisted by their team of fabulous workers provided myself and family with all that we needed. From the great breakfast through to evening sunsets we soaked up all that was on offer. The delux bungalows are immaculate. The landscaping of the gardens brings an exotic feel to this family friendly environment. This is my second stay on Koh Lanta and I will be returning to Castaway in the future. My tip for a great coffee is an americano at Faim de Loup. This little bit of France is on the opposite side of the road heading south just after the pharmacy. The guys in the pharmacy are wonderful, hopefully you will not need to have any helpe but I did witness them providing first aid assistance on a number of occasions.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2009

This is a hidden gem. We booked three nights in a sea view room with the intention of moving on to explore the island. After hiring a jeep for the day, visiting the other main beaches and viewing several accommodations, we stayed put for the whole fortnight. There are cheaper properties, but I doubt they are better value for money.

We won't repeat all the comments made in other reviews, the ratings speak for themselves - we had a great time.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2009

My partner and I spent a week at the Castaway Resort in Koh Lanta. It was absolute bliss. The location is perfect, the sunsets magnificent, the rooms superb, the food delicious; I really could not fault it in any way.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2009

Stayed here for 4 nights with my husband and 2 kids, 4 and 11. Had a wonderful time. We had 2 deluxe rooms next to each other with an adjoining door, so plenty of space for 4 as each had it's own bathroom and terrace. The rooms were cleaned very day and spotless. The resort has a really relaxing atmosphere. The staff are great and very attentive to the kids. Food is good and cocktails great.
Good snorkelling just up the beach, beautiful clean sand and wonderful sunsets.
Made use of the free kayaks, which were a very nice touch, to explore the coastline. Also did a trip to Koh Rok with 'Dive and Relax' which has an office at the resort. Although quite pricey 1700 Baht for adults, it was an amazing trip to 2 deserted beaches and the best snorkelling I have ever experienced with great Thai beach picnic and very experienced staff. Loved this place!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 April 2009

Thoroughly enjoyed the stay , a nice homely place . We personanlly do not like the sterile hotel environment so found it to be perfect in that respect .Owners Darin and Nit were extremley helpful .and friendly as were the staff members .Cannot really fault anything .We did stay in the Beach Front Bungalow , the only problem could be noise from the beach bar ,it did not bother us but if you are the type where you are looking for total quiet at night then that bungalow is not for you . The staff were all great , some of them giving outstanding customer service especailly the "Tuk Tuk "man (Aye)and our lady from the beach bar (Noy)who also gave us a wonderful farewell and Lip.We had a buffet dinner there for our daughter who was getting married at the Layana and all of her 20 guests . It was awsome , Darin and Nit provided a1st class buffet dinner with service to match . It was commented on by all of the guests who were staying in other places and comments on "why did we not find this place" .We were also driven to the wedding in the owner's car . We have travelled extensively , its not often one finds a gem of a place like the Castaway .I don't know what the other comments are about with staff staring ....never noticed it .

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2009

This is simply a great place. Nice, immaculately clean bungalows in a wonderful setting at the bottom end of Long Beach. Your spirits are lifted from the moment you arrive. The management and staff are just the best - because the resort is small, you quickly get to know everyone and they quickly get to know you. Smiles, fun and a general ambiance of well being abound. Meeting at the bar every evening around 6pm to watch the sun go down over the Phi Phi islands whilst sipping a cocktail was a magical experience. The food in the resort is varied and excellent. There are also several great places to eat within easy walking distance - Thai Cuisine, the Red Snapper, Sanctuary (right next door through the hedge) to name but a few. Koh Lanta as a destination is also to be highly recommended - not overly developed at all and very low key. Great beaches on the west coast from north to south easily visited by moped rented from the resort (300 baht per day). For diving / snorkelling, Dive & Relax is based at the resort and is a great outfit. We took a snorkeling trip to Koh Ha in their speedboat (1700 baht pp) which was just wonderful. We also took a 4 island speedboat trip to the islands south of Koh Lanta Koh Ngai, Koh Cheuk, Koh Muk and Koh Kradan) with another company (Lanta Garden Hill) - also very memorable and well worth every baht. Overall, we spent 6 wonderful days at Lanta Castaway - I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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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 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range: £27 - £99 (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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