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KOH LANTA - Long Beach Accommodation High Season

Posted by adammont on 4/12/2013 at 06:11

Hi,

I am trying to find accommodation on Koh Lanta in January. We (me and partner) are interested in staying on Long Beach.

We would be happy with a simple (clean) bungalow on or near the beach. (Swimming pool would be a bonus)

Is it advisable to book somewhere in advance or would we be ok just turning up at the pier and trying to find somewhere?? Bit worried as it is high season.

If you have any suggestions on where to stay for around 1000 - 1500 THB per night that would be brilliant.

Many thanks

Adam

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 4/12/2013 at 10:00

Long Beach is way overdeveloped. I would recommend the more southern beaches.

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Posted by thescenicroute on 11/12/2013 at 05:13

Hi adammont,

My fiancée and I will be staying at the Relax Bay Resort on Lanta in early January. It's about 1/3 down the West coast of the island a little South of Long Beach. We would in fact have preferred to be even further South like LeonardCohen suggested, but we had a hard time finding vacancies for the first week of January within our budget. So I would definitely suggest recommend booking your stay in advance since January is still considered high season.

This is the link to the resort:
http://www.relaxbay.com

A really good resource for Thai islands and beaches:
http://tezza-thailandbeachesandislands.blogspot.com

Hope this helps!
Julian

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 11/12/2013 at 05:17

Relax bay has a small private beach. Location fairly handy for food. Bungalows only avg though.

Better than long beach.

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Posted by tyler on 11/12/2013 at 17:46

Agreed - book ahead.

Koh Lanta will be busy in January.

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Posted by altmtl on 11/12/2013 at 18:23

I'm on Koh Lanta right now, I don't find Long Beach overdeveloped compared to other touristic islands in Thailand - besides it has a nice beach for swimming - no rocks.

The other places more south are very quiet - dead at night, so you need a scooter if you want to go out... I rented a room in a private house 3500 baht - 3-4 k south of Long Beach and a scooter for 3000 a month until Jan. 11th. - will extend, maybe elsewhere for a few weeks.

When I was here last Jan. you were still able to find rooms by just showing up - starting at 350 baht.

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Posted by altmtl on 11/12/2013 at 18:30

oops, sorry - double post.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 11/12/2013 at 18:39

A scooter is must there. Boring island if u dont have one. The muay thai gym there is good. Interesting that its still quiet in dec. If u go june its really dead. Lucky to see more than 20 tourists on the whole island then.

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Posted by adammont on 19/12/2013 at 06:51

thanks for the advice guys, we will look at booking somewhere before we head fo a few nights and maybe explore the island in the first couple of days and try and get a room where we enjoy the most!

Thanks again! :)

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