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We are coming to an end of our stay here on a jungle island off of southern Thailand called Ko Lanta. We have stayed in a resort full of individual straw covered bungalows, surrounded by families of monkeys. Out our windows we can see many of the monkeys scavenging around and tearing apart and eating coconuts. They have also terrified the boys and …
I'd seen signs for a bar in the area called the Mong bar (aptly named I might add). We rounded a corner and found it, but it looked it was closed, as we drew nearer you could hear the reggae music and see a bonfire. Once you got almost upon it we noticed hundreds of laser lights facing out from the bar and they were projected onto the cliffs opposite. It was truly surreal. One of the most surreal places I've ever been too. They had comfy ...
So we are now on Koh Phi-Phi and this is our most favourite island, its small and its beautiful. There are no cars or motor bikes here, you can only get around by push bike or walking. Its cute & quaint we really loved it.
We only spent 3 nights here and one of those night Hayley decided to try a local bucket: a small bucket with local vodka and sprite all for about 3 pounds and that got her ...
... Clownfish (Finding Nemo), Moray Eels and Lionfish for example were in abundance. I also saw my first shark a Leopard Shark, which was very cool and happened not long after we hit the water. It was close enough and did a few loops above our heads before swimming into the blue. We also spent time checking out a 'bait ball'. Thousands of tiny fish acting in a hive mind being picked off by bigger fish. It is really really cool. The third ...
... said to Terry that I wished I could 'bottle the moment' to take it home with me to take out whenever we felt stressed. We decided to return to L.Maladee for supper as we knew where it was and that the food would be good. I had a Chicken Green Curry this time and Terry had a Pad Thai; we both had ice cream for dessert but it really was too much to have late at night. Six weeks into the adventure - would we ever ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Narima Bungalow Resort Ko Lanta
We stayed at the Narima, the bungalows are nicely situated amongst the gardens. The gardens are not particularly well maintained. Upon arrival, we were told for some reason that there were no seaview bungalows as booked but we would be given a bungalow belonging to someone who hadn't turned up. There was no need to say this as we wouldn't have known the difference. After registration, (which took a long time due to being educated on various fruits "this is a papaya" "yes I know" "oh, you've seen one before?" "yes-I've been abroad before" "really", whereas after a long hot journey all we wanted was to be shown our room quickly and a shower), we were taken to the bungalow and we were subjected to information such as "this is the light switch-this is the door, the water supply comes from the mountains and is more pure than all the water in the US" etc etc and this went on until we had lost the will to live, I guess they imagine most guests haven't travelled very much.
Home Away From Home
Excellent place to use as your base while traveling the islands/beaches. The two owners are incredible and treat you like family - which was such a welcome after travelling for weeks. They helped me with all my travel plans and even gave me a ride to my cooking course - all complementary! In addition, they took me around and introduced me to all the The food is also incredible! The bungalows are eco-friendly (no TV's however) and I would definately recommend staying in one of the A or B categories. I was surprised at how many return guests were there.
Get yourself to Ko Lanta and stay at Narima
We stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon. It was the best place we stayed at during our holiday in Thailand. Everything about it was just perfect. The room with a sea view, the small private beach, the staff.....and the food - YUM! Ko Lanta as an island is also just great. Very beautiful and peaceful. Loved every minute of the time we spent here and it was made all the more special because we stayed at Narima.
You can believe every word you read on here about this place
We stayed here for the first week of Feb. I booked on the basis of the reviews I read here and the look of their website. We were not disappointed in any way. Yodchai and Nopawan, whose place it is, are the most delightful couple, so friendly, warm and helpful it feels that their only mission in life is to ensure that their guests have a great time. The food is fantastic, we had a beachfront bungalow which was fabulous, the staff are great. The only worry I have in writing this review is that too many people will read it and I won't be able to get in when I try and book to go back there. But it is so good I feel that I have to share it. There's no point in posting photos, their website is completely truthful.
Have just returned from a fantastic holiday travelling around the east coast of Thailand. We went to Narima Bungalows based on previous tripadvisor reviews and can only say that every postive word should be believed. This place was heavenly. If you want to get away from package holiday-land, this is your place. The rooms are basic but charming - traditionally (and environmentally sensitive) built stilted huts each with veranda set in tropical gardens. The place has a really warm family feel, it has heart and soul. The couple running it really do care that you have a good time. Whilst there we took a snorkel trip 1hour off-shore (stunning) and an elephant trek. We could go back again and again - it's a real treasure. There's an on-site diving school, not sure how you'd organise a course though.
It was a RELIEF to us when we found this wonderul, caring, and immaculately clean bungalow in Koh Lanta! My fiance and I spent two nights at the Narima and enjoyed every second.
My wife and me have just returned from our dream trip to Thailand. We decided to go to Koh Lanta because we wanted something quiet, calm, far from the crowds.
Stayed here for a week about a month after the tsunami, which did virtually no damage at all to the resort. Lanta has quite a few resorts which look good, the Sri Lanta and Pimlai for example, but I don't think anything has the same atmosphere as the Narima. We had a seafront bungalow which could not have been better situated, all the accommodation faces west so watching the sunset from the balcony is a must. All the bungalows are built to a very high standard and are surprisingly large. The restaurant is excellent, serving a greater variety of Thai food than most places plus the usual european dishes. The Narima is the perfect base for a variety of activities, elephant trekking, diving etc. We took a boat trip to Koh Rok and snorkelled over a spectacular coral reef (also virtually untouched by the tsunami), which has to be seen to be believed. We could not have been made to feel more welcome by the staff and owners, who really went out of their way to take care of us. I know I sound like I work there or something, but it really was that good.
The very best hotel we stayed in
We loved everything about this hotel- nicest owners and staff, tastiest restuarant, great views & sunsets- and again the owners are the nicest people you will meet- hey meade us feel so at home! - Thank You
Excellent place for R and R
We came back from two weeks in Thailand and have to tell everyone about this great place on Ko Lanta, near Krabi in Thailand. It is a great little place on one of the quietest beaches in Thailand, if that is still possible. It is on an island that you have to take a ferry, Ko lanta. It is call Narima and it a a place of basic bungalows. They have indoor plumbing and hot water but the place is really special. The host own the place and are both doctors. They have a great little beach and pool. The restaurant is great as well. The night we stayed, we had one of the best cottages, dinner and breakfast for under 80 USD. We ended up here after going to Phuket and hating it.