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124/264 Moo 3, Lamai T: (077) 424 550 F: (077) 424 218

Lamai Wanta

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Overlooking an excellent stretch of beach, long-running Lamai Wanta remains one of our favourites for central Lamai, with smart hotel-style rooms towards the rear of the resort and excellent value family chalets scattered through the garden.

The resort has a rectangular infinity pool right at the beachfront that looks out over the sand and the ocean – it's a bit small for a property with this many rooms, but it is quite attractive and there is plenty of ocean out front. It is backed by a few rows of deckchairs and umbrellas, after which the gardens and chalets start. The resort's large beachside restaurant sits by the northern side of the pool and delivers on both beach and pool views.

Bunnies on the bed.

Bunnies on the bed. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The most appealing of Lamai Wanta's rooms are the large family-styled chalets which are scattered through the grounds haphazardly. Almost none of them have even a limited sea view, so if gazing out to see from your deck is a must, this is not the right resort for you.

Inside, each spacious bungalow has two bedrooms, the master room with a double bed (towels contorted into bunny rabbits) and the smaller room off to the side with two twin beds. While the decor is minimal, this is a great deal for central Lamai. Facilities include air-con, hot-water bathroom, WiFi, bedside tables and lamps. The small deck out front has a recliner and a couple of chairs.

Family chalet.

Family chalet. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The cheaper rooms are at the rear of the resort in a couple of two-storey blocks facing one another through large frangipani trees. As with the chalets, they're well maintained and very clean, though lack the recliner on the deck. We'd lean towards an upstairs room for a bit more privacy. Staff are friendly and professional.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
1,800 baht
3,000 baht
Family room
2,800 baht
4,100 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,800 baht, high season 3,000 baht. Notes:
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Where is Lamai Wanta

Lamai Wanta
124/264 Moo 3, Lamai
T: (077) 424 550 F: (077) 424 218
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º2'40" E, 9º27'46.61" N
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

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