Homely beachside hideaway
Friendly Ko Lanta native Mr Pong owns a half-dozen spacious and well-equipped rooms at Baan Rim Lay opening direct to Khlong Nin beach via semi-private terraces, where he delivers breakfast to guests in the mornings.
Though the place doesn’t look like much from the road, the concrete-and-tile bungalows bag you a comfy bed, desk, fridge, TV, coffee/tea facilities, sitting areas inside and out, and wide windows for enjoying sea views from under the sheets. Large hot-water bathrooms are divided into three segments. Foldout sofas help to make these digs a top pick for families.
The small, easy-to-miss property sits near the northern end of Haad Khlong Nin, a good location within a short walk to the street food in Baan Khlong Tob along with several good beach bars.
Nearby La Paloma Lanta is a similarly well-equipped bed and breakfast type of place with rooms that fetch a bit more cash. It has a thick concrete wall along the beach, and we prefer how Baan Rim Lay’s rooms open directly to the sand.
Address: Haad Khlong Nin, Ko Lanta
T: (093) 581 6925 ; (085) 130 4452;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º2'48.85" E, 7º32'36.74" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
Up to 3,500 baht
|1,000 baht||2,400 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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