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If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxed island then Koh Lanta is the right place. Here you can still find secluded beaches and bays where you end up being the only person there. Koh Lanta is easy to reach, however it doesn’t get visited by so many tourists making it the ultimate hideaway.
Situated on Long Beach you can find the Layana Resort & Spa, an adults-only luxury resort. The perfect place if you are looking for the perfect holiday experience and want peace and tranquility.
A taxi brought us from the pier to the resort and as we left the busy street and entered the property it already felt like that kind of oasis where you never want to leave again.
Checking in at Layana Resort & Spa
From the lobby we got taken by a golf cart directly to their beach bar where the check-in was completed. While we refreshed ourselves with a cold towel and a drink, one of the staff took our passports and handled the checking in process for us.
Some of the staff members came by to introduce themselves and to give us some information about the hotel, dining options and activities provided. Staff was discreet, friendly and very attentive throughout our entire stay.
From the bar we then got taken to our room where our luggage was already waiting for us.
Layana Resort & Spa only has 57 rooms. Each one of them is luxurious and offers all the comforts you could wish for. They have 44 Garden Pavilion rooms, 4 Grand Garden Pavilion rooms, 2 Terrace Suites, 3 Beach Suites, 3 Ocean Deluxe Suites and one La Maison, which is a 2 bedroom pool villa with 24/7 butler service.
For two nights we were staying in one of the Garden Pavilion rooms. The room is bright and spacious offering 49 square meters living space and also has a balcony from where you can overlook the lush garden and the pool.
The bathroom is fitted with separate shower and bath tub.
We had a fruit basket waiting for us on our arrival and coffee, tea and water is complimentary.
After we settled in our room we went out to explore more of the amazing property of Layana Resort & Spa. The entire property is very green and well taken care of.
There is a dive base, library from where guests can borrow books, magazines and DVDs and a fitness room with a number of weights and training aids.
Then you have the choice between two large swimming pools plus a jacuzzi.
One salt water infinity pool in the garden where you can order healthy juices and smoothies from their health bar and another infinity pool overlooking the beach and the ocean where we decided to relax. After some pool time we practiced the art of relaxation on the sun beds with a delicious mango smoothie and stayed until the sun set over the Andaman Sea.
Great food is an important part of any vacations. At Layana Resort & Spa foodies won’t be disappointed.
Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail and some snacks at the beach bar ‚Sundowners’. Every evening from 5 pm to 7 pm is happy hour and you will be able to receive a special discount on drinks.
Then afterwards head to their restaurant ‚Tides‘ serving international cuisine and Thai food. It is situated on the beach overlooking the ocean and guests have the choice of a cool interior venue or an al fresco beachside setting on the deck in front of the restaurant.
There are changing theme nights like tapas night with live music or a BBQ on the beach.
On our first evening they organized a private dinner for us on the beach. The setting was absolutely stunning and the food we had, an authentic Thai menu, was spot on.
Breakfast was my highlight every morning. Guests can choose from a changing daily à-la-carte breakfast menu as well as from the buffet.
At the buffet you can literally find everything: Asian or Western favorites- they will have it. There is a great selection of cut meat, cheeses, fruit, pastries, juices even champagne.
What a perfect start of the day!
The Linger Longer Spa has won many awards already and is nominated as one of the finalist of ‘2016 World Luxury Spa Awards’. All sorts of different treatments like oil massage, thai massage etc. are offered and they even have a salt room, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
We were very curious to try out the spa and booked the Layana Signature Massage promising 90 minutes of pure relaxation. When we arrived we got welcomed with a cold tea to prepare our bodies for the massage. We were able to chose a massage oil and spoke to the therapist about our personal needs. I could really relax and unwind during the massage.
Afterwards we had some fruit and tea waiting for us in the relaxing room.
Layana Resort & Spa is situated on Koh Lanta in the south of Thailand. Koh Lanta can easily be reached by ferry or minibus from Krabi, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Trang. In fact Koh Lanta is nice all year round and is still accessible in low season and so worth the journey.
The resort is situated on Long Beach, the island’s biggest and most popular beach where golden sand streches for over 5 km.
Layana Resort & Spa offers island discovery tours but you can also rent a car or scooter at the resort and discover beautiful Koh Lanta on your own.
Find out more: http://layanaresort.com
Many thanks to Layana Resort & Spa for this unforgettable stay.