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The restaurant and swimming pool along the beach of Twin Lotus on Koh Lanta (1 of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
The restaurant and swimming pool along the beach of Twin Lotus on Koh Lanta (1 of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)

BEST LUXURY RESORTS ON KOH LANTA

Koh Lanta is a large island situated on the west coast of Thailand. It is a perfect island to relax during your well-deserved vacation, and that is why we have created a list with only the very best luxury resorts of Koh Lanta. Enjoy!

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Twin Lotus Resort & Spa (Klong Dao Beach) TIP
Avani+ Koh Lanta (Klong Dao Beach)

Lanta Casa Blanca (Relax Bay Beach) TIP
Pimalai Resort & Spa (Kantiang Bay)
Baan Puteri Lanta (Kantiang Bay)
Layana Resort & Spa (Long Beach)

What else is there to do on Koh Lanta?

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A super nice resort where it’s nice and quiet! Twin Lotus is an adults only resort meaning that no children under the age of 18 are able to stay there. The resort has several swimming pools, a good restaurant and numerous options when it comes to rooms and bungalows. How about a bungalow overlooking the sea and Klong Dao Beach? Nice for waking up, right? The bathrooms are amazingly beautiful and the bed is very comfortable. Highly recommended if you are looking for luxury and tranquility on Koh Lanta for a few days! For more information read our own experience in the review about Twin Lotus.

Aerial views of Twin Lotus Resort & Spa, one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta
The swimming pool on the beach of Twin Lotus Resort & Spa, one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lantarts on Koh Lanta)
Bungalow overlooking the beach of Twin Lotus Resort & Spa, one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta
Bungalow overlooking the beach of Twin Lotus Resort & Spa, one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta

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The Avani hospitality brand is not an unknown name in Thailand! They manage several resorts and all of them are very well rated on the various online booking sites. It’s therefore not strange that they have taken over the Crown Lanta Resort because of the good reviews this resort already had! The resort is not far from Saladan Village and pier where you arrive when visiting Koh Lanta. The beach of Klong Dao is within walking distance. There are rooms directly at the pool (with or without pool access) but also rooms overlooking the ocean. Do you really want to stay super deluxe then you can choose from the Ocean View Pool Villa or even better the Grand Panorama Pool Villa! A crown on the work of Avani + Koh Lanta, WOW what a view this pool villa has to offer!

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By the way, we had one of the best massages ever in Thailand. A couples massage that we are still talking about, so good it was! The resort also has some great restaurants including the Reggae Bar (also possible to eat here while you’re not sleeping at this fabulous resort). The location of the restaurant is great! Tasty tapas and cocktails with sublime sea views!

The Avani plus Koh Lanta resort seen from the air (one of the best luxury resorts on koh lanta)
Sea views from a room of the Avani plus Koh Lanta resort (one of the best luxury resorts on koh lanta)
The pool and surrounding rooms of the Avani plus Koh Lanta resort (one of the best luxury resorts on koh lanta)

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Lanta Casa Blanca is sandwiched between the small beach of Relax Beach and the main road of the island. The resort has a super fine and large swimming pool of 321 m2 including sea view! There are five different type of bungalows where you can also choose from a pool villa. The standard bungalow is already very spacious and you will certainly not come short of anything! The bungalow also has its own terrace where you can relax after a day exploring Koh Lanta! Are you looking for a nice place to sleep with a good location on Koh Lanta consider a stay at Lanta Casa Blanca! Read our review of Lanta Casa Blanca here.

Lanta Casa Blanca seen from the air with the pool in the foreground (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
Lanta Casa Blanca seen from the air with the bungalows in the foreground (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
The spacious room of Lanta Casa Blanca (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
The pool villa of Lanta Casa Blanca (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)

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The Pimalai Resort & Spa is located near Kantiang Bay on Koh Lanta. An incredibly beautiful and spacious resort. It’s not unexpectedly also the most expensive resort in our list of best luxury hotels on Koh Lanta. You can choose from several rooms and villas where the cheapest option is the Deluxe Room, which is already beautiful! The room is 48 m2 and has a private balcony. Of course there are also pool villas to book at the Pimalai Resort! The resort has several good restaurants such as RAK Talay and a fabulous spa department. There are also two large swimming pools (30 meters and 50 meters long), the largest of which has a spectacular view over the bay of Kantiang.

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There are also villas with ocean views, a private pool, 2 bedrooms including breakfast from € 562,-. Transportation to Krabi airport is included in the price for the whole group.

The Pimalai Resort & Spa seen from the air (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
The Pimalai Resort & Spa seen from the air (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)

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At 100 meters walking distance from the beach of Kantiang Bay you will find Baan Puteri Lanta. A perfect location for the family if you want to spend the night near the beautiful bay of Kantiang. The bungalows are clean and the staff is very friendly and attentive. There are 13 villas so it never seems overcrowded on site. The neat villas are spacious and fully equipped and super clean. The resort has larger villas especially for families, which makes families feel at home here as well. A nice place to sleep with good value for money!

The large swimming pool of Baan Puteri Lanta (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
A room at Baan Puteri Lanta (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)

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Layana Resort & Spa is located on the longest beach on Koh Lanta, aptly named Long Beach! The resort is time and again well rated by thousands of visitors – that says it all! Everything here is fantastic, especially the excellent service, and it is nice and peaceful because there are no children under the age of 18 years.

The rooms are modern and leave nothing to be desired. Different styles of rooms include the superb Garden Pavilion of 49 m2 with a spacious balcony. Or if you want to kick it up a notch you can book the secluded privacy of La Maison, where you can easily stay with four people as the pavilion is no less than 265 m2! This villa comes complete with living room, kitchen, 2 spacious bedrooms and its own private pool! WOW!

The Layana Resort & Spa on Koh Lanta seen from the ocean (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
Private pool villa in the Layana Resort & Spa on Koh Lanta (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)
One bedroom of the Layana Resort & Spa on Koh Lanta (one of the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta)

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The accommodations selected by us are well regarded, yet it is of course possible that due to new management or poor maintenance, for example, the quality of the location deteriorates. We would love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite place to sleep in Koh Phi Phi please let us know via email, Instagram– or our Facebook page.

Fun things to do on Koh Lanta

Besides the best luxury resorts on Koh Lanta, there are many fun things to do and visit on the island! We have picked a number of nice locations for you. Like well-appreciated restaurants, bars and places of interest that are more than worth a visit. Via the InfoBox below you can learn more about Koh Lanta:

 

Sleeping on Koh Lanta

On Koh Lanta you may spend the night as cheap or expensive as you want. The range of accommodations is very diverse. From superb luxury (this article) to back to basic in a nice small bungalow, the choice is yours! In general, the price-quality ratio on Koh Lanta is better than on the surrounding islands.

These are two more selections of the best places to sleep on Koh Lanta:

The best mid-range hotels on Koh Lanta
The best budget accommodations on Koh Lanta

Also read our reviews of:

Twin Lotus Resort & Spa
Lanta Casa Blanca

Good dining at Koh Lanta

  • Yang Garden TIP
    This is without a doubt our favourite restaurant on the island! Everything’s right here! Of course the food is great but also the location and staff get a big 10/10 from us! Do it!
  • Drunken Sailors
    Near one of the most beautiful beaches of Koh Lanta (Kantiang) lies this gem! You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here. Already eaten? The cocktails are also great here, just ask those swaying sailors who walk out the door…
  • The Reggae Bar TIP
    All the way to the north of Koh Lanta and not far from the village of Saladan you can enjoy great dishes and powerful cocktails in your own private (tree) hut on a rocky beach! This special location belongs to the beautiful Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort.
  • Rareview Coffee & Restaurant TIP
    Not only the dishes and drinks are here to savour, also the view is very appetizing! The team at this restaurant in Koh Lanta’s Old Town is super friendly and will do everything to make sure you have a great time!
  • Global Local – Home of the serious burger
    They take the hamburger seriously here, very seriously! Taste it yourself!
  • Pad Thai Rock n Roll
    Dance for joy as you taste the toad thai or other dishes here! Located just before Kantiang Bay in the south of Koh Lanta.
  • Di Farina Pizza
    The best pizza of Koh Lanta can be found in Old Town, unfortunately closed in low season but if you are here in the months November to May then you know where to go!

If you want to know more about the above restaurants read our article about the best restaurants on Koh Lanta.

Going out on Koh Lanta

There are a number of not-to-be-missed bars on Koh Lanta where you can socialize and have a drink. Do you only want the best of the best? Then read our article about the nicest bars on Koh Lanta.

  • Majestic Bar Koh Lanta
    There are a number of not-to-be-missed bars on Koh Lanta where you can socialize and have a drink. Do you only want the best of the best? Then read our article about the nicest bars on Koh Lanta.
  • Why Not Bar
    A popular bar at perhaps the most beautiful beach in Koh Lanta. In the bay of Kantiang you come to relax and enjoy the fire shows that are held here!
  • The Reggae Bar
    Not far from Saladan Village and situated on the grounds of a beautiful luxury resort you can drink special cocktails in an equally special setting…
  • Rasta Baby Bar
    On Klong Nin Beach there is relaxed reggae and jungle playing all evening. The friendly family at this bar will make sure you have a great night, yah man!
  • Big Bang Bar
    Attention beer lovers! On the beach of Klong Nin you can enjoy countless different craft beers.Let yourself be seduced by names like Coconut Cream and imagine yourself on a tropical island while taking your first sip…wait, you’re already on a tropical island! Cheers!
  • Freedom Bar
    A beautiful beach, good music, nice people and nice drinks. Feel happy and free because here on Klong Khong Beach it is wonderful to stay!
  • Funky Monkey
    Singing talent wanted! At the Funky Monkey near Long Beach you can grab prizes if you make the most of your singing talent. Who knows, you might get a record deal and become a famous pop star in Thailand, but of course you can also go for the free drinks!
  • Pangea Beach Bar
    If the Funky Monkey (tip above) is a place for nightingales, then this bar is the ultimate place for night owls! From Techno to Deep House you’ll find it at Long Beach.
  • Cheeky Monkey Bar
    If the Funky Monkey (tip above) is a place for nightingales, then this bar is the ultimate place for night owls! From Techno to Deep House you’ll find it at Long Beach.

Koh Lanta is a lovely island to explore by scooter or car. You bypass the high taxi prices and you can visit nice places at your leisure. We have a very good experience with Lanta Sky. You can rent a scooter or car from them that they bring and pick up again when it suits you best. If you want to rent a car you have to leave your passport, that is Koh Lanta everywhere. Renting a scooter without your passport is often possible when you pay a few thousand baht deposit. Are you going to Mu Koh Lanta National Park? Then ask for a powerful scooter, especially if you want to go with two people on a scooter. The roads to the National Park go up a lot and that calls for some extra power.

Wat is er nog meer te ontdekken op Koh Lanta

  • Dorpje Saladan & Pier 
    Almost everyone arrives at the pier in the village of Saladan. The small village has everything a traveler needs.
  • Klong Dao Beach
    Klong Dao Beach is a nice long and wide beach near the village of Saladan where beautiful resorts such as Twin Lotus are located.
  • Long Beach
    Long Beach is the most popular beach of Koh Lanta, you have plenty of choice of nice bars and good restaurants.
  • Klong Khong Beach
    Klong Khong Beach, also known as Relax Bay has a hippie vibe, you will find nice bars and budget accommodations at the beach.
  • Kantiang Bay
    According to many visitors of Koh Lanta, Kantiang Bay is the most beautiful beach on the island.
  • Bamboo Bay
    Small paradise beach with not much more than a white beach and a blue sea.
  • Ao Nui Beach
    Lovely small beach with a few nice beach bars for a cool drink
  • Mu Koh Lanta National Park
    Mu Koh Lanta National Park is a beautiful area all the way south of Koh Lanta. Just the ride on the scooter there is already worth it!
  • Old Town
    Old Town has beautiful authentic houses, souvenir shops and nice restaurants with the famous Instagram swings by the sea.
  • Time for Lime
    You can find the best and most enjoyable cooking course at Time for Lime! And the great thing is that a large part of the proceeds are donated to Lanta Animal Welfare!
  • Lanta Animal Welfare
    Straight dogs and cats get a better future thanks to Lanta Animal Welfare! A must visit if you are on Koh Lanta.

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