With attractive dark crimson and ochre bamboo villas nestled into a forested hillside overlooking the beach's quiet northern corner, Relax Bay blends into the natural environment.
Spanning the area close to the beach all the way up to the hilltop, villas are spaced far apart and accessed by walkways that meander through trees and flower bushes. The rooms have an Asian-tropical flare, with woven bamboo walls, thatched roofs, hardwood floors and dark maroon silk pillows with Chinese characters embroidered on them. They make up for a lack of extras with wide glass doors, spacious decks with hammocks and stylish hot-water bathrooms. Air-con rooms have TVs and are solid value, though fan editions are a bit overpriced for what you get. Also overpriced but certainly interesting are the fully furnished tents located in a secluded spot. The resort offers an atmospheric seaside restaurant to go with beach loungers, massage salas, on-site yoga classes, bicycle rental and a small swimming pool that's hidden in the jungle. Prices jump by 500 baht from mid December through January.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 1,050 baht, high season 1,550 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,550 baht, high season 2,450 baht. Notes:
Room: Tent, low season: closed or n/a, high season 2,750 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 2,200 baht, high season 4,050 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 2,250 baht, high season 4,150 baht. Notes:
111 Moo 2, Haad Baan Phruklom, Ko Lanta
T: (075) 684 194
(075) 684 430
F: (075) 684 196
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B