Lanta Mermaid Boutique House
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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 …
So, this time with 7 people in our van, we reloaded the luggage and took off. Hooray! We left the parking lot, drove quickly for 200m and then stopped beside a shed. The Driver turned off the engine and got out of the van. I'm sure all of us passengers had the same sinking feeling - what now?! There was another van in front of us and the Drivers chatted casually and smoked a cigarette like nothing was wrong. We all waited patiently for some news and ...
The noise of monkeys on the roof awoke us, a lovely morning it was, still a looking burnt we doused ourselves in after sun and sun cream and was set ready for the day. Breakfast was an omelette breakfast and toast Mmm and smoothies. A nice little place. We dawdled down to the beach a different site to our eyes than the fire eaters the previous night the beeches were lovely so we pitched up and straight into the sea it was! The day continued in an out of the water reading ...
... arrived at a small crack in the side of a rock fall. No wider than an open car door, our group took turns to lower themselves down into the darkness. Inside the space was much larger and using our provided headlamps, we were able to admire our surroundings. We then began our journey through this wonderfully unspoilt cave.
Dropping down via more bamboo ladders, across bamboo bridges over deep holes, slipping on wet mud and even crawling on our hands and ...
... if we wanted. We'd arrived close to closing so we didn't have much time that day, so decided to come back the next day for a cheeky walk. So the next day, after another morning lazing on the beach, trying to deal with the humidity again, we waited until the afternoon for dog walking. Once at the centre, and after a chat with Chris, we took out 2 dogs, Pumpkin and Denver.
They were the sweetest dogs, we walked them along the beach and they would ...
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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.