My sister and i visited Layana for our sister trip on 18 to 21 Sep last year. I decided to write this review because i have yet to encounter another resort that is as good as this!
The staffs were extremely friendly and greeted us whenever we go. They got the timing right for making up our room. The environment of the resort sent you to full tranquility away from the busy city-life. There is a library which they have a public computer, free to use whenever you want. Plus free DVD rental as well! I love their complimentary daily fruit basket too.
We went during the monsoon season and most of the adventure activity couldn't be carried out. But we manage to join the elephant ride tour, which made us regret. The trip was disappointing since the engaged company's elephant was not cooperative during the ride we only took a 5min ride instead of the 40mins stated and paid a full B$900+ each. It was sad to see how the trainers are treating the elephants for tourist entertainment. However it's not Layana fault at all.
Since it has been raining throughout our stay, we were really please to hear from them that during monsoon season, a complimentary voucher would be issued if it rained for 6Hrs continuously. You can use the vouchers for dining or spas treatment! But we didn't manage to get the vouchers since it didn't rain long enough.
Since this is a spa resort don't worry about going out of the premise for spa treatment! Well, we did tried their massage for 2 days since it has been raining daily. The first day we had Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. The following day we tried hot stone massage and herbal massage each. Ambience is good, relaxing and with sufficient privacy.
We had all our meals in their restaurant daily, breakfast is the same daily with the wide selection of western food. Dinner we chose their thai food set meal with reasonable price for 2.
If there's a chance we would definitely visit again during a non-monsoon season and join in their other outdoor activities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Layana Resort & Spa is nestled on Koh Lanta Yai Island in Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The park is a marine archipelago, home to verdant tropical rainforests and undersea kingdoms of colourful coral rich in natural marine diversity. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on a 3-kilometer long white sand beach, situated about 2 hours south of Krabi International Airport. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining with contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Layana Hotel Ko Lanta
- Layana Ko Lanta