Lanta Mermaid Boutique House
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Our journey to Koh Lanta was relatively simple after the previous two trips we'd made as a foursome. Leaving Railay beach behind us we waded out to an awaiting longtail boat for the short trip out into deeper waters so we could board our direct ferry to Koh Lanta. Fortunately some burly boat men were on hand to help lift the girls suitcases aboard …
From Phuket, we traveled by ferry to Ko Lanta. Ko Lanta is a little ways from Phuket, but is notoriously less crowded and more remote than other beaches like Krabi and Ko Phi Phi. We spent most of the day taking the ferry, first to Phi Phi, and then transferring to Ko Lanta. When we got there, the weather was absolutely perfect, and we ate at a …
... take us to the immigration office and back. I wish we were more successful at the immigration office. In the end we had to admit that going there was just a miserable waste of time and money. I was told that I could pay for the extension that would allow me to stay 7 more days and in case I needed to stay longer I would have to leave the country and come back again (so called "visa run"). I immediately refused to pay for the extension because it was bloody expensive (BHT 1,900) and ...
We spent a little over a week in Tonsai and climbed at least one route each day. Tonsai is a beautiful collection of limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and turquoise water. The sunsets were amazing as the cliffs turned from white to yellow and orange. Simply stunning.
Before arriving in Tonsai or trying to climb we were under the impression that we would not be good enough climbers since the routes were modestly graded. After our first route which ...
... is pretty good, but not a beach hut, maybe 4 min walk... The beach isn't Lipe, bit stoney, but apparently 10 min walk further along its good, gonna check it out tomorrow.
Had dinner at a little local joint, 'Danny's', funnily enough owned and run by Danny, a really friendly old Thai guy, the red curry was spot on and its cheap! his fruit shakes are half the usual price at 45 baht, and a big Chang tally bottle for just 60, trust me that's not bad...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLanta Mermaid Boutique House Ko Lanta
I spent a few days with a few friends in Ko Lanta and stayed at the Lanta Mermaid Boutique House. It was perfectly located and offered excellent service to their guests.
When we got there, we were welcomed and the staff was more than wiling to provide assistance with anything we needed during our entire stay. They made the reservations for the group I was with for our snorkeling trip, and were able to explain the best island to snorkel on (Ko Rok, not Phi Phi).
Additionally, the place was perfectly located. It was a walk across the street from a pathway that led straight to the beach. It was centrally located between the town and Long Beach (both areas had more restaurants and places to go at night).
I would highly recommend the Lanta Mermaid Boutique House for your next visit to Ko Lanta!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.