On arrival in Krabi, we shortly recovered our baggage. We had been met by English-speaking ‘Midday’, one of many lodge drivers from the Twin Lotus Resort and we transferred by way of highway to the lodge, a journey of roughly 1.5 hours, together with a cease at a service space.
The automobile was a clear 4×4, and Midday was glorious. The journey was made extra attention-grabbing with the brief 10-minute ferry crossing from the mainland onto the island.
As soon as we disembarked from the automobile ferry at Koh Lanta Noi, we headed for Koh Lanta Yai (Noi means small, Yai means massive). We drove 20 minutes to the resort, crossing the bridge that hyperlinks the small island to the bigger. The bigger island, Koh Lanta Yai, is known as simply Koh Lanta, because it’s the district’s main vacationer vacation spot and is residence to the most important inhabitants.
Koh Lanta is exclusive as a result of it combines southern Thai hospitality with the utopian island environment typical of Asia. Koh Lanta additionally has a wealthy tradition resulting from receiving many immigrants, such because the Chinese language, Muslims and even sea gypsies.
As Koh Lanta is well accessible, exploring is nice enjoyable; we loved discovering new locations, abandoned seashores, scrumptious meals, truthful costs and genuine rustic locations. There may be a lot to see, and the island covers 340 km² (sq km) of land.
The 76-room Twin Lotus Resort & Spa is an adult-only property, a 4.5-star resort. Our villa was a brief step from the seaside.
The resort sits in a pleasant bay on the island’s northern facet. We had been met by the lodge common supervisor Khun Biggs along with his broad smile and pleasant persona. We had been shortly introduced with a welcoming chilly towel and a refreshing cool Thai natural drink by the front-of-house staff. We had been then escorted to our beachfront villa in one of many lodge’s quite a few golf carts.
The property with its personal driveway is a quiet, snug retreat. Effectively manicured and maintained, the resort is a haven of tranquillity and calm. Nature is throughout, and the air is clear and pure—an awesome respite from metropolis life.
Simply 10-minutes away is the Sala Dan Pier, a busy port space and a magnet for nightlife. That is the place the high-speed ferries arrive and depart. Ferries from Phi Phi, Koh Lipe, or non-public boat will come into Sala Dan Pier. We visited in the course of the daytime, so it was fairly quiet. Usually it’s a hive of exercise; nonetheless, post-Covid, it was nonetheless somewhat quiet. With many massive boats moored for excursions and transfers, the realm is a mini Fisherman’s Wharf. A contemporary jetty with seafood eating places, bars and eateries, in addition to quite a lot of small outlets for souvenirs and trinkets.
Rooms on the Twin Lotus Resort & Spa are tastefully furnished with luxurious interiors. Every room has a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and a protected. An electrical kettle and a hairdryer are offered. All rooms are en suite, with air-conditioning and free WiFi. Rooms have non-public balconies.
The beach-side infinity pool is superb, and the resort additionally has a health centre and a tour desk the place friends can ebook sightseeing journeys.
You can too strive a calming therapeutic massage and a variety of therapies on the spa or simply lounge by the swimming pool.
We cherished the meals on the resort. We ate all our meals right here, on the beachside restaurant and bar. The views are excellent, and the service staff is completed and world-class.
The restaurant specialises in Thai delicacies, the freshest seafood and a good selection of scrumptious western favourites. The chef was very accommodating, and he or she was fairly merely excellent!