Well there's not much more I can say about this hotel that hasn't already been said. It is truly amazing. My wife and I have been to many places all over the world but have never stayed anywhere that offers the kind of service and surroundings as Layana.
Upon our arrival at Koh Lanta via ferry from Phi Phi we were greeted by the hotel minibus and taken to the resort. When we arrived at the resort we were made to instantly feel like movie stars. The manager, Stefan, greeted us and introduced us to his staff who throughout the stay were, polite, friendly, courteous and helpful. Everyone from Stefan to the gardener and security guard were superb. We were taken to our beach side bugalow (which we were told on Tripadvisor was worth the upgrade) and we were amazed. Large room, spotless, lots of storage space, outside shower and sunken bath. We were brought complimentary drinks to our patio and sat and looked out across the sea, perfect.
As mentioned by people before we had drinks at happy hour and watched the sunset, the coco loco was lovely.
Our first night we went for a stroll down the beach (turn right) where there are lots of bars and restaurants at very reasonable prices and the food is of a good standard. The second night we ate in the hotel. Wow, the steak was to die for, not a bad price either as it was the special for the evening. We ate in the hotel restaurant again on our fourth night and again it didn't disappoint. My wife is quite a fussy eater but even she found the food amazing. Stefan was there both evenings making sure we were enjoying our stay and that everything was up to standard, which it was.
The breakfasts in the morning were fantastic. Lots of choice with a different styles of how you want your eggs each day from benedict to royale which were brought to your table once ordered, no standing around waiting.
The pool area is beautiful, again looking out across the sea. We spent most of our days on the beach as we literally came out of our bungalow and stepped on it. We didn't even have to put our towels on the loungers. As soon as the attendants saw us they would come over, place our towels on the loungers we wanted and put up the parasol. We literally didn't need to lift a finger to do anything. All day complimentary fresh ice cold water would be brought to us on the beach along with cold flannels and frozen pineapple on a stick, this was the life. The beach in front of the hotel is kept clean by the hotel staff which is good as the rest of the beach is quite dirty, and if there were any bad points about our stay in Koh Lanta this would be it. This, of course, has no reflection on the hotel as that was superb, but if your looking for an absolutely stunning beach then it wasn't the best.
Overall our stay at Layana was faultless. We were so disappointed to leave (via the hotel speedboat I may add) and really wish we had stayed longer than four nights. I generally don't like to return to the same place as the world is such a big place and there is so much of it to see but I would definately, definately return to Layana.
A big thank you to Stefan and his team for making us feel like royalty. XX
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Layana Resort & Spa is nestled on Koh Lanta Yai Island in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The park is a marine archipelago, home to verdant tropical rainforests and undersea kingdoms of colourful coral rich in natural marine diversity. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on a 3-kilometer long white sand beach, situated about 2 hours south of Krabi International Airport. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining with contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Layana Hotel Ko Lanta
- Layana Ko Lanta