Koh Lanta has been one of my favorite island in Thailand as it is relatively near to Malaysia, only an easy 3.5 hours drive from the border. The island is still relative untouched, and for me, its a perfect island if you are looking for pure relaxation.
Over the past two years, I have traveled to the island quite a few times, and one my recent trip, I stayed at this family friendly resort on the northern tip of Koh Lanta Yai called Coco Cape Resort Lanta.
Its a beautiful island-style villa resort perched up on a small hill overlooking the Andaman Sea. Check in is simple as they were waiting for my group to arrive, we only had 3D2N to hangout here in the island before heading out to Krabi.
Since we arrived in a group, we took up a couple of different room types here – just to experience the differences – We had the best suite in the house ~ the Honeymoon Seaview Suite with Jacuzzi as well as one Deluxe Triple Room.
The deluxe rooms are in individual villas up on the hill (so need to walk slightly up hill). Our villas are with balcony and has a full sea view.
The villas are spacious about 35 sq meters in size, similar for both the honeymoon suite and the deluxe triple.
Bathroom is nicely designed and had a divided showering stall to keep the bathroom dry and tidy.
For those who have difficulty climbing up a slight slope, I would suggest maybe going for the standard rooms / bungalows are they are located flat adjacent to the parking lot but you sacrifice out the seaview.
The resort comes with good amenities – they have a nice size infinity pool and a lounge pool overlooking the sea, a full serve all-day restaurant for breakfast and Thai ala-carte for lunch and dinner, a bar with band during the high season, an open-air massage center and kind of a private rocky beach access.
They also build up nice little hangout huts by the beach as well as some swings for their guest to enjoy their day at the resort.
Sunsets are amazing here, and pretty much everywhere that I travel in Thailand and Coco Cape Lanta Resort has one very nice vantage point to enjoy your sunset.
Breakfast at the resort was ala-carte maybe because we were there at a low-season but it was adequate and nice.
We also had one dinner at the resort to try out the food and it menu was extensive and the food is good tasting.
Overall, I would say I am very happy to spend my 3D2N in Coco Cape Resort Lanta, probably could be a little longer though.
Koh Lanta is a small quiet island with nothing much to do, except maybe a visit to Old Town Lanta for lunch or a hike to the lighthouse for sunset. The tiny stretch shops at Ban Saladan about 3-minutes drive away is a good place for some fresh and affordable seafood as well as some souvenir shopping. We had a lunch there at Barracuda Restaurant where you get good food with a nice view, but that would be another story coming up.
Coco Cape Lanta Resort
Amphoe Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand
Tel: + 66 94 4294249