Thai House Beach Resort
A hotch potch of rooms
Haad Phra Ae (road entrance behind 7-eleven), Ko Lanta T: (075) 684 289
Run by a sincere woman who has a dedicated following of guests who return every year, this small resort has an array of different rooms to suit most tastes.
The namesake Thai houses come with dark hardwood floors and walls, high ceilings, large windows and Thai wood carvings. These and the more straightforward but similarly comfy standard and beachfront rooms are equipped with TVs, fridges, hot-water bathrooms, ceiling fans and air-con. The Thai houses also have good raised porches, but the beachfront offerings come only with small patios that are more like doorsteps. Further back from the beach are a mix of budget bungalows, some made of wood and others bamboo, and some with one bed while others have two or three. The cheap room that we checked out was rather dark and had a warped wooden floor, but it was adequate for a night's sleep close to the beach. The cheaper rooms come with cold water, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and porches. Prices jump by 300 to 500 baht during peak season.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: 700 baht, high season 1,500 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 900 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,400 baht, high season 2,600 baht. Notes: