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It may not be the greatest beach on Lanta, but Khlong Khong is the place to be if you're looking to party. Those wanting to get to sleep before 2:00 in the morning will probably be best served by by one of the flashpacker to midrange spots to the south, such as New O-Zone or Fisherman's Cottage.
In keeping with its low-key approach, Sonya doesn't reach out and grab you from its location behind some trees along the main road. The guesthouse's main building occupies an old wooden house that's attractive enough to photograph for its own sake. Chilled out jazz and beats set the mood in the open-air lounge on the ground floor, where travellers play cards or kick back with a book in one of the... Read our full review of Sonya Guesthouse.
Bee Bee nails the laid-back, artistic atmosphere that so many backpackers are after. We felt a little guilty rousing the owner from her peaceful sleep, but she perked up immediately and gave us one of the best welcomes we had on Lanta. Bamboo bungalows are placed back from the beach behind a cosy restaurant/lounge with a couple of hammocks (that's where you'll find the owner). Though they're all... Read our full review of Bee Bee Bungalows.
Located towards the southern part of the beach away from the party zone, New Ozone surprised us with its classy wooden villas that we felt were the best flashpacker options on Khlong Khong. The standard room we checked out was spacious and very comfy, with shiny hardwood floors, LCD TV, soft bed with quality linens, large glass windows, fridge, desk, partially open-air bathroom and front porch... Read our full review of New Ozone Resort & Spa.
Together with the popular Feeling Bar that's run by the same chilled-out crew, Where Else is like an art gallery, junkyard, theme park and antique shop all rolled into one. The entrance is marked by a grounded longtail boat with bird cages, old buoys, flags, sea-shell collages and bamboo gateways scattered every which way. The bar is one of Khlong Khong's most lively; look no further if you're... Read our full review of Where Else!.
Getting towards the quieter northern part of the beach, Coco Resort is run by an energetic and exceptionally helpful team of youthful Thais. The places bills itself as an eco resort, though the eco concept seems to be applied more as a descriptive term meaning a touch of nature (the resort's slogan) in the design rather than any unusually eco-friendly operational methods. They do rent out some... Read our full review of Coco Lanta Resort.
Given the name, we were expecting some kind of rustic wooden house at Fisherman's Cottage, but instead we found an intimate and stylish boutique resort with 10 polished concrete bungalows set just back from the beach. Each named after sea creatures like Whale, Red Snapper and Sea Horse, the detached villas are creatively designed with colourful sheets covering firm but comfortable beds on raised... Read our full review of Fisherman's Cottage.
A relaxed atmosphere permeates Pavilion despite its location at the centre of the beach, making it a fine choice for anyone who prefers cheap resort to bungalow joint. It's a long-running spot with two rows of light yellow concrete villas (or pavilions are they?) stretching back along a well-manicured garden from the beachside restaurant and swimming pool. It's a fair walk to the rooms all the... Read our full review of Lanta Pavillion Resort.
The New Coconut is a tightly packed little resort that always seems to be bustling with activity. Rooms are stacked close together beyond the pool, which itself is just back from the beach. The bamboo fan bungalows with cold-water bathrooms come with hardwood floors and porches but are rather small and have minimal windows, so we would imagine they get hot at night. Air-con editions come in... Read our full review of New Coconut Bungalow.
We have a soft spot for guesthouses with names that sound like Flintstones characters, but the Zam Zam fully deserves a positive review based on the accommodation and service alone. It has only a handful of simple but spacious and immaculate rooms in a two-floor concrete building just off the main road and a three-minute walk to the beach. With powder-blue walls, shiny tile floors, screened... Read our full review of Zam Zam House.