Keep it in mind for the quiet life
With rows of modest bungalows draped in greenery beside Khlong Hin beach on the way down to the far southern beaches, Coral Beach Resort has always struck us as a solid budget choice for seclusion seekers.
Rooms come in four flavours, starting with fan-cooled, cold-water bamboo huts topped by thatch roofs. Next come the older tile-floored concrete bungalows available with fan or air-con, and the addition of hot water in the bathrooms. All of the older bungalows are well worn but also cleaned regularly. The newest air-con rooms come in utilitarian concrete duplexes with fridges and TVs.
None of the rooms are too memorable and some could use an upgrade, but we like the shady grounds and the old Lanta style that extends into a cute dining terrace perched above the beach. Staffers live up to the “resort” label by offering massage, motorbike/kayak rental and tour/transport bookings.
Khlong Hin’s namesake rocks make Coral Resort’s beachfront feel private, but head south down this deceptively long beach to find out what privacy really feels like. Those not hiring a vehicle might get bored, as it’s two km from here to the closest clutch of restaurants in Khlong Nin.
Address: Haad Khlong Hin, Ko Lanta
T: (075) 662 535 ; (088) 761 2428;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º3'26.08" E, 7º31'15.85" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom|
Up to 900 baht
|300 baht||500 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
Up to 1,400 baht
|500 baht||1,100 baht|
|Superior double room||900 baht||1,300 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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