Youthful flashpacker vibe
Haad Khlong Khong, Ko Lanta T: (075) 667 175, (087) 473 3443
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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 very good-quality mountain bikes, but the rooms come with air-con units, fridges, TVs and hot water heaters that aren't solar- or wind-powered as far as we know. In any case, the detached villas with polished concrete floors, soft beds on raised platforms, stained blue, green and yellow glass panes and glass doors opening onto terraces are comfortable, even if they're rather small. Fronted by two hefty brick pillars, the villas are spread around a wide but rather sparse lawn, with a decent-size infinity swimming pool overlooking a stylish restaurant/bar and the beach. A handful of cramped rooms are also found in a "guesthouse" building out back, but these are not the best value. We were offered a 200 baht discount without asking.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.