Layana Resort and Spa
Travel Blogs from Ko Lanta
after two wonderful days of five star wonderfullness with the softest sheets known to mankind, we have finally made our way south!
we woke up early and stumbled our way downstairs to our waiting airport transfer car, to be greeted with two goodie bags. i could so get used to this. we had panama hats, fans, a beach bag and i got a sarong/ …
First full day on the island. Spent the morning on the beach and we have both just had a Thai massage - very relaxing. Might pop into the town now. I think it might have rained again when we were in the spa, no problem. I think we're going to have a very happy week or so here. Now, where's that tut tut? Second full day here.... Day on beach …
Ok, so now a bit tired. We left Chaing Mai at 11 this morning and got here at 7pm tonight. Tim thinks we traveled about 700 miles. (You can check that fact out). We had no idea that it would take 3 hours to drive from Phucket to Krabi and then they had not booked our transfer, so the poor tour guides had then got to take us by two ferries to get …
... knew this would blow her socks off. This place was amazing. there was a huge infinity pool over looking the ocean, a restaurant on the beach, and a bar in the corner where you lie in a hammock or lie on a Thai bed whilst sipping cocktails. Pure heaven!
While waited for Lou we had a swim in the ocean, walked on the beach, swam in the pool, drank cocktails, and napped around the bar! She arrived late afternoon and was equally as excited and ...
... I mean activities such as having a fish pedicure (small fish eat the dead skin off of your feet), and lighting fireworks off of the sand with a bottle of champagne, and visiting the local clubs and bars including Soi Tiger (sorry Tyler, Mark and Ravi).
Phuket Day 2: I made a mistake this morning. I told everyone to be in the lobby for our shuttle at 8:30, but it turns out I was a couple hours too early with my timing. It did give us a chance ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Layana Resort and Spa Ko Lanta
A fabulous resort!
We recently stayed here for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. This place is paradise and the friendly staff and owners are there to make your stay perfect. We stayed in a Garden Pavillion which was very spacious and comfortable and could see the sea from our balcony. The Linger Longer spa is heaven and all facilities are wonderful...i want to go back!!
We just spend over 1 week at Layana we had really a wunderful time. Layana is an exellent new boutique resort in Thailand. As we travel a lot to Thailand and we can compare the resort, we can recommend Layana to everyone.
Spent 12 days at Layana over New Year's and left feeling somwhat ambivalent. The hotel is a little over a year old, and as my partner and I stayed at Pimalai a couple years back, we wanted to come back to Koh Lanta but wanted to try out a new experience. Layana did have some nice touches - free internet access and DVD rental, bottled water readily available, great diving school and nice tour options to explore the surrounding islands. What lacked though was the true feeling of luxury. The spa looked a bit shabby, the pool was shallow and was not quite what we had in mind for an infinity pool, and the service is something that still has some kinks to be ironed out (owners are quite aware of this deficiency and alluded to it during one of the hotel's sunset cruises). Rooms themselves are just alright - sheets aren't changed as often as they should, and little touches like offering bath salts for the sunken tub would have been nice. Hotel also only has one dining option but the nice thing is that the beach on which it is situated (Phra Ae or Long Beach) has some better, more affordable options.
Bob and his team have done a fantastic job creating this paradise resort. The pool is great, right next to the beach, restaurant is good (fab steak), minibar items a little overpriced but hey it is a 5 star place!
Great Spa, loved the ''shock shower''. Could'nt recommend it highly enough.
We spent Christmas week at this absolutely beautiful resort. The nice stretch of beach it's on has clear waters and is lined with low-key cheap eateries, no big discos or shopping malls here. It's all about peace, relaxation and pampering. Spend a little extra to arrive by motorboat from Krabi and you arrive in style right up to the beach in front of the resort. The free internet access and dvds for your room viewing are extra pluses. Every care and attention is given to its guests, including ice water and cold towels brought to your beach chairs. One of the best resorts I've stayed in.
We stayed at the Layana Resort for a week, from Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve. This was our first trip to Koh Lanta, which is a wonderful place if you are looking for lovely, quiet beaches that not even the beach vendors have "discovered" yet.
We arrived at the Layana after 8 nights in Singapore and Bangkok and from the moment of our arrival we were treated to a fantastic experience.
The world really does revolve around you
This was our first visit to Layana Resort and Spa and it certainly won't be our last. It truly is a haven. The location is beautiful, the accommodations first rate, and I can't even begin to say enough good things about the wonderful staff. Everyone was friendly and gracious and extremely accommodating to our every request. Be sure to take advantage of the spa services--the massages are out of this world.
Our stay at Layana Resort & Spa was not the first and certainly we will pop in whenever we happen to be around Thailand. Then our experience was overwhelming and most pleasant. Layana is the newest Resort on Koh Lanta Ya Island. It was opened just in November 2004 and it is well located on a 3-km stretch of beach called "Long Beach".
I took a look at the room before checking in & lifted the bath sheet (which was pillowy soft & weighed in at a hefty (virutally) 5 lbs!) in the (mostly) granite bathroom suite. At this point, in the height of luxury, I said aloud "I just love this place! " The egyptian cotton robes were the icing on the 'amentity cake.' Stuff like this is telltale. It's akin to a person's business acumen being linked to their shoes - you understand. Few 5 star resorts, really 'get' the luxury thing! Linens aren't negotiable in my world - only first class! The dining & the design of the whole place was consistent with the ammenities. Christmas dinner consisted of a romantic beachside table complete with impeccable service (paying attention to every detail) and a gift for all guests. This place is for those who really want luxury. This place is completely first class and operated with this in mind, down to every detail. I definitely recommend this resort.