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Baan Phu Lae

Stylish resort in paradise

Photo of Baan Phu Lae, 109 Moo 5, Ao Mai Pai, Ko Lanta. , Far Southern Ko Lanta

What we say: 4 stars

For a long time, Baan Phu Lae was the only place to stay on Ao Mai Pai, and it remains a favourite despite the formidable competition that has moved in nearby. The first thing you notice is the idyllic beachfront setting, followed by the helpful young staff who often rock dark shades, and finally the high standard of accommodation. Settle into a yellow concrete bungalow just back from the beach, or save some cash by taking one further up the hill with great views from the front porches. Though lacking energy-consuming extras like fridges and hot-water heaters, the bungalows are tastefully decorated with silk throws, wooden furnishings, polished concrete floors, paintings of Thai boats, safes, soft beds and several windows. The restaurant serves excellent and authentic Thai food to go with creative smoothies and cocktails. The staff "get" the whole chilled-out beach traveller thing, striking an agreeable balance between laid back and service minded.

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    109 Moo 5, Ao Mai Pai, Ko Lanta.  T: (085) 474 0265 F: (075) 665 100  
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    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Bungalow fan private b'room 700 baht 1,000 baht 1,300 for second row, 1,700 for beachfront
    Bungalow air-con private b'room 1,500 baht 2,500 baht

    Added to Travelfish on: 8th November, 2004
    Last visited or updated on: 9th June, 2014

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    Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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    Baan Phu Lae
    109 Moo 5, Ao Mai Pai, Ko Lanta. 
    T: (085) 474 0265 F: (075) 665 100

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