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The accommodation on spectacular Haad Khlong Nin leans towards the flashpacker and midrange traveller, though backpackers will find a few options as well. If you prefer a smaller beach with more of a secluded feel, check out neighbouring Khlong Tob and Khlong Hin.
Khlong Nin's accommodation leans towards the flashpacker seeking something stylish and intimate. You'll also find simple bungalows for under 500 baht towards the centre of the beach, where a bunch of small resorts are clustered close together.
Every now and then, we come across a place that makes us feel like sticking around for a few days or months. Horizon is one such place that strikes an ideal balance of style, liveliness and tranquility -- and makes us sad to leave. Rooms come in two different styles to suit both backpackers and flashpackers. The budget rooms are on the upper floor of a small two-storey wooden guesthouse set just... Read our full review of Horizon Bungalows.
Situated on an excellent stretch of central Khlong Nin beach, this small and stylish resort has a collection of polished concrete villas fronted by shaded terraces that sit beside a water lily pond. The small but perfectly formed beachfront infinity pool is worth mentioning, though we were distracted by the gargoyle-esque statues that stand amid the abundant flowers. Rooms are sumptuous beyond... Read our full review of Andalay Boutique Resort.
If you're seeking a private seaside villa with far more attention to detail than you'll find at the big midrange resorts, the intimate La Paloma is worth considering. The spacious rooms are thoughtfully done with tasteful patterned tile floors and Thai touches like silk bed spreads and Lanna-inspired drapes. A full range of furnishings include desks, sitting areas and kitchen tables. Beds are... Read our full review of La Paloma Lanta.
European-owned Nik's is one of several quality small resorts clustered between the centre of the beach and the road. It consists of a few detached concrete villas facing the sea and a few more rooms in an attached single-floor building set around a garden. With an orange theme and cool tile floors, the rooms are set up more for function and comfort than style, though we do like how beds are set... Read our full review of Nik's Garden.
We had trouble deciding which we liked better between the Sri Lanta and Andalay, as both offer an elegant and soothing midrange experience. Located at the quiet southern end of the beach, Sri Lanta immediately stands out thanks to huge silk white lotuses that protrude from the sand and stand taller than a Travelfish researcher. From the dark-blue tile swimming pool that fronts the beach, to the... Read our full review of Sri Lanta.
Another intimate and tastefully done resort at the centre of Khlong Nin, Baan Pakgasri has just nine rooms set close together on a fine section of beach. Rooms make up for being jammed into two tightly packed rows with an elegant teak wood design. This could be your life… at least for a week or two. Perhaps because there’s so few of them, a lot of detail has gone into the bungalows. Each is... Read our full review of Baan Pakgasri Hideaway.
Fevrier is a small and pleasant resort with a handful of wood and concrete rooms set around a tropical garden on the inland side of the road. The most interesting rooms are done in a traditional Thai design with dark hardwood and high-pointed roofs, while light yellow concrete rooms in an attached building are less inspiring but more spacious and comfy. There's also one small fan cottage with an... Read our full review of Fevrier Resort.
Once known simply as Miami Bungalows, the fact that Miami is now a resort highlights its transformation from a few basic huts to what is now strictly a flashpacker to midrange spot. Replacing the old huts are large and inviting light wood and concrete villas with high vaulted ceilings, tile floors, comfortable beds, wide terraces, modern bathrooms, air-con, fridges and TVs. Similarly equipped but... Read our full review of Lanta Miami Resort.
The long-running Nature Beach is a fine choice for travellers seeking a straightforward resort that's run by a local family who have no use for the boutique-y atmosphere that others try so hard to achieve. Along with the standard air-con rooms, which are bigger and newer than their lime-green garden view counterparts, white concrete fan bungalows are located on the inland side of the road and are... Read our full review of Lanta Nature Beach Resort.
Named after the two-storey round cottage that sits next to the road, this tiny beachside resort also has a cluster of woven bamboo bungalows painted dark crimson and set behind an intimate beachside restaurant area. The vibe here is quiet and relaxed, making it a good alternative to nearby Horizon if you don't feel like being part of the evening gatherings there. Along with a few thoughtful... Read our full review of Lanta Roundhouse.
Run by an ultra-laid-back Thai couple and their lazy cats, The Hut feels like it was transported from Khlong Khong or the backpacker village on the northern part of Haad Phra Ae. A small collection of bamboo bungalows are set close together off the inland side of the road under the shade of several trees. We found them to be of a slightly higher standard than the more expensive huts found across... Read our full review of The Hut.
Khlong Tob beach is just north of Khlong Nin over a cluster of rocks. It's small, rocky and has a secluded feel.
This classy resort is actually located just north of Khlong Tob beach in a secluded location that adds to its romantic allure. The elegant villas are either nestled beside a mangrove-lined estuary, into a forested hillside or fronting a small but inviting swimming pool, restaurant and rocky private beach. Villas have a natural theme that relies on hardwood, rattan, bamboo, thatch and cotton... Read our full review of Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort.
Set just north of the rocks that divide Khlong Nin and Khlong Tob beaches, Riversand has one of the more interesting locations in this area. The restaurant is built on a platform atop boulders connected by roped wooden walkways that lead to phenomenal views over both of the beaches and out towards Ko Haa. The resort itself looks something like a Polynesian village at first glance, with tall... Read our full review of Lanta River Sand Resort.
Located a couple of km south of Khlong Nin on the way to Ao Kantiang, Khlong Hin is another small, rocky stretch of beach with only a handful of secluded places to stay. There's very little in the way of restaurants around here, so you'll need to rent a scooter or hire a taxi if wanting a change of pace.
This friendly, family-run resort has a relaxed atmosphere that extends to a smattering of bungalows set in a spacious area filled with coconut trees within sight of the sea. Rooms are basic but well taken care of and reasonably priced, with air-con or fan available in the concrete or bamboo structures. They all come with sea-view porches, soft beds with mosquito nets, a few windows, tables, basic... Read our full review of Lanta Coral Beach Resort.