Accommodation in Kantiang Bay ranges from simple, inexpensive, family-run guesthouses and bungalows to resorts and private villas, right up to the luxury, boutique 5-star hotel-service of Pimalai Resort & Spa.
With a truly wide range of accommodation styles to choose from, there is something here to suit to every budget and taste. It’s not unusual for people to stay at two or three different resorts during their stay, to take advantage of the different views, vibes and atmospheres of the various accommodation options on offer.
There are eleven resorts and guesthouses to choose from, of which, four are located with direct beach access. There are three private villa accommodations and further south you can find a good selection of resorts and guesthouses to suit most budgets, if you’re looking for something more remote and secluded.
All the resorts, hotels, bungalows, guesthouses and private villas in Kantiang Bay are situated within easy walking distance of the beach and local amenities in the village, so, unlike other areas of Lanta island, you don’t need your own transport – this gives the bay a relaxed and cosy feel.
You’re never more than a few minutes walk from the beach wherever you choose to stay. With only four resorts directly overlooking the beach, much of the beach itself is still undeveloped meaning you can easily find a secluded spot just for you!
Internet facilities are very widely available in Ko Lanta. Most resorts have internet access either via an internet cafe, paid internet access in your room or common areas in the resorts. Some have free WIFI available. There’s also plenty of internet cafes in Kantiang Bay if you do not have a laptop with you.
Ko Lanta has electricity available 24 hours per day, although power cuts are not uncommon. You can expect 3 or 4 very minor power cuts a week (lasting a few minutes) and about once a month the power may go out for 20 mins to a few hours. Quite a few resorts have back-up generators and can supply limited power during a power cut.
Honeymoon / Weddings / Something Special:
On the Beach:
A Room with a View:
Resorts with a Pool:
• Pimalai Resort & Spa
• Baan Laanta Resort & Spa
• Phra Nang Lanta Resort
• Eyes Lanta Resort
• The Houben
• La Laanta Hideaway Resort
• Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort
• Lanta ResidenSea Villas
• Temple House
Traveling on a Budget:
How to Book:
Each resort page has an enquiry form at the bottom – please fill this out if you would like us to check rates and availability for you, for your proposed dates. Alternatively, you can contact us and we would be happy to make some recommendations for you.
We specialise in helping people plan tailor-made holidays. With over 10 years experience of helping people find accommodation in Ko Lanta that best suits their needs, we look forward to liaising with you to create your ideal holiday package. We work with many different resorts all over the islands and are able to pass discounted rates onto you when you book your accommodation through us.
We can help you find accommodation from 400 THB per night (for a basic bamboo bungalow/hut with fan) right up to 22,000+ THB per night (for luxury 5 Star accommodation). If you let us know the type of accommodation you’re interested in – we’d be very happy put together a dive & stay package for you. If you book your diving and accommodation together with Scubafish you can make savings. We offer great package rates with discounts on both your diving and accommodation.
We are also happy to arrange transfers and book activities or day trips for you.
Most of the larger resorts also take bookings over the internet or by telephone – you can often contact them directly via their own website. You’ll find resort contact information on each resort page.
Scubafish offer reduced-price Dive & Stay packages to divers looking to save money when booking their diving and accommodation together as a package.
Please contact us for a tailor-made quotation at the resort or accommodation of your choice.
Overview of Resorts in Kantiang Bay:
Pimalai Resort & Spa is Kantiang Bay’s most exclusive beach resort, combining subtle five star comforts, natural beauty and lots of space. Villas are situated on the beach and hillside at the south end of the bay providing stunning views across Kantiang, the perfect place for watching Ko Lanta’s spectacular sunsets.
Phra Nang Lanta Resort offers luxury rooms with a peaceful and romantic atmosphere and amazing views overlooking the bay. Their 15 uniquely decorated rooms have large private balconies, beautiful bathrooms and are equipped with satellite TV, DVD player and wireless internet connection free of charge. The resort has a pool, small restaurant and bar.
Baan Laanta Resort & Spa is situated just on the beach with Deluxe Pool View and Sea View Villas. The 15 stylish and elegant, traditional thai-style villa bungalows are quite spacious, have a large balcony, satellite TV, fridge, hot shower and offer great value in a beautiful setting. The resort also has its own spa ‘Baan Spa‘, offering treatments from Thai massage to complete body scrubs.
Eyes Lanta Resort is situated a few minutes walk from the beach on top of the cliffs overlooking the coastline. Each spacious room has a lounge area, ensuite bathroom, fabulous view and a private balcony with plunge pool.
The Houben is a modern, Belgian villa-style hotel with 15 seafront rooms perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea with beautiful views of Ko Haa and breathtaking sunsets every night.
Lanta Marine Park View Resort sits firmly in-between, budget and mid-range accommodation. Set on the hillside at the north end of Kantiang Bay, the resort offers a wide range of accommodation from basic bamboo huts to stylish sea-view bungalows – all in a rustic, driftwood style. Access to the beach is via a steep flight of uneven steps. All 26 bungalows have en-suite bathrooms with toilet and hot shower. Most rooms are equipped with Air-Con, but a few of the bamboo rooms are fan-only. The front-row bungalows are built on high stilts over the cliff-edge and offer truly amazing views out across Kantiang Bay.
Kantiang Bay View Resort is an inexpensive, family-friendly, backpacker-style resort situated in a prime location, directly on the beach in Kantiang Bay. The resort provides 16 large, air-conditioned rooms and 10 small and simple, fan bamboo rooms. There’s also a few cheaper air-con or fan rooms in the main building. All rooms are en-suite and most bungalows are situated on, or just a few steps from, the beach. Even the better rooms are rather functional and basic, but they do the job, and hey, in this location and for these prices, what more do you expect!
Overview of Guesthouses and Bungalows in Kantiang Bay:
Cashewnut Tree Bungalows are a group of eight inexpensive bungalows located not far from the beach in Kantiang Bay. Each large bungalow is simply furnished with a fan, double bed, en-suite bathroom with cold water shower and a small terrace outside. They are suited to long-stay visitors or backpackers on a budget.
Top View Resort provides budget fan and air-con accommodation on the cliff top, with fabulous panoramic views across the bay and beyond. Even if you don’t stay here, it’s worth the hike up to the top of the cliff to catch the sunset and amazing panoramic views around the bay.
Sammy’s Residence is a great alternative to staying in a resort. With relatively spacious rooms, a terrace with views out over the bay, a fridge in your room if you require, and a 4-poster bed, Sammy’s offers an affordable, mid-priced room, just a few minutes walk from the beach. Great for long-stay.
Simply Life Bungalows are a small, family run guesthouse with cheap, very basic, bamboo and concrete bungalows set in a quiet shady area of the main village. All rooms are fan-only, with no-frills en-suite bathroom and cold-water shower. They also have a small coffee bar, restaurant, internet cafe and tour office where you can rent motorbikes.
Overview of Private Villas in Kantiang Bay:
Baan Kantiang See Villa Resort is a collection of eight luxury villas, with breathtaking sea views and a large, shared swimming pool, located high on the hill, just a few minutes walk from Kantiang Village. Each villa has two air-conditioned bedrooms with queen size beds, two bathrooms with outdoor showers, a fully-fitted kitchen, large living room with TV, free cabled & wireless internet, and a 75 m2 terrace set within beautiful landscaped gardens. There’s an extra bed in each bedroom – suitable for kids and youngsters and another can be set up if needed. Baby cots are also available.
Puteri Baan Kantiang Villas is a collection of four detached villas, set just off the main road, a few minutes walk from Kantiang Village. Each villa has two air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a small kitchen area, living room with TV, and free wireless internet. The villas are extremely reasonably priced and offer great alternative accommodation to a more expensive resort setting. They can be rented daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.
Temple House is a large and spacious, detached 3 storey private villa that’s available to rent, only a short walk from the beach. Temple House sleeps up to eleven people and has a private pool and terraces with fabulous views out over the Andaman Sea.
Overview of Accommodation located Further South:
La Laanta Hideaway Resort is located on Bamboo Beach (Ao Mai Pai) and is the very last resort on Ko Lanta, just before the National Park. It offers unrivalled privacy on the most quiet and private beach on the island. The 20 tastefully decorated villas are equipped with modern amenities and most have a beach view. The resort has an infinity pool, beach-side pool and a great bar and restaurant.
Anda Lanta Resort is located in Waterfall Ball in Klong Jark – the next bay south from Kantiang Bay. It’s the only resort on this beach, giving it a very private atmosphere. The rooms are made from local materials and surrounded by tropical rainforest gardens. They have a good range of different accommodations with 7 Beachfront Villas, 12 Deluxe Seaview Rooms, 12 Garden Cottages, 8 Deluxe Rooms and 8 Superior Rooms.
Bamboo Bay Resort lies in a hillside setting overlooking Ao Mai Pai (Bamboo Bay) in the deep south of the island. The 21 fan bungalows with hot-water showers each face the beach with their own private terrace. Each bungalow is a little different to conform to the hillside and they are randomly situated where nature allows. They are joined by a network of pathways and steps through the plants and trees they have worked hard to preserve. The bungalows vary in size to sleep 2 to 6 people. Sea View Bungalows are fitted with double or twin beds and can take one extra bed, while Family Bungalows have two rooms, one with double bed, the other with twin beds and one bathroom. They can take one extra bed in each bedroom.
Baan Phu Lae Resort is a small and friendly beach resort offering traditional-style, beach-front bungalows, with breathtaking sea views out over Bamboo Bay beach. You can choose a double or twin room with fan or air-conditioning. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with toilet and shower. They have a great little open-air restaurant.
Klong Jark Huts provide 30 low-budget, bungalow/beach huts on Klong Jark beach. Each hut has been constructed using local materials and they certainly have a rustic feel to them! Each fan hut has as a simple en-suite bathroom with cold-water shower.
Variety is the spice of life
Baan Laanta’s Bay Front Restaurant has the best seafood BBQ on the island. For a romantic dinner with a great view Lanta Marine Park View’s Bay View Restaurant is the perfect setting. Same Same but Different offers fabulous sunsets whilst dining on the beach and Secret Restaurant at Eyes Lanta Resort has some of the most stunning sea views around.