Too much curry on your holiday? Don’t let your routine fall by the waist side – a beach jog or walk is the perfect way to have your curry and eat it too! Continue reading
Juicy tropical fruits blended with a little ice and maybe some creamy coconut milk or yogurt is the perfect way to cool off on a hot afternoon in Thailand. Continue reading
What is spicy, sweet, sour and a little fishy all at the same time? The famous thai green papaya salad known as som tum.
Bamboo Shop – newly opened this season – a souvenir and gift shop run by P’Liew.
Located in the heart of the Walking Street area in Kantiang Bay Village, sits Bamboo Shop, a quaint and eclectic shop full of beautiful ornaments, souvenirs, accessories and a great range of natural skincare products.
All items in the Bamboo Shop have been hand-selected by Liew, the lovely lady who runs the shop. You’re sure to find many interesting and unusual items to buy as memories of your time in Thailand or to take home as gifts for your family and friends. Continue reading
From The Sunday Times October 11, 2009
The world’s 10 best tropical beaches
You want Bounty-ad beaches, see-through seas and palm trees? And you want it all for a bargain price?
Ba Kan Tiang Beach in Ko Lanta, Thailand was voted Top Beach in Thailand & No. 9 in the World in the Travel section of the The Sunday Times on October 11th, 2009.
Voted #9: Ba Kan Tiang, Thailand
As tourism marches on, the Thai idyll is getting harder to find.
Step forward Kan Tiang, the last gasp on the Ko Lanta coast road as it dwindles away into Mu Ko Lanta National Park. There’s just one resort, Pimalai, a good dive shop that offers daily snorkelling jaunts and a collection of beach-shack bars, not so much built as washed up like flotsam on the tide. Our favourite for food is Same Same but Different, but the Aqua Bar’s seafood barbie is great, too.
Trailfinders (0845 050 5871, trailfinders.com) has a week at Pimalai Resort for £899pp, B&B, a saving of £400pp. The best of the beachside guesthouses is Baan Laanta (00 66-75 665091, baanlaanta.com), which has doubles from £66, B&B. Scubafish Diving – PADI 5 Star IDC Centre (0066 75 665 095, scubafish.com).
Castaways should try La Laanta (75 665066, lalaanta.com), on remote Bamboo Beach; from £53 a night for two.
To read the full article and see the other Top 10 votes – please visit Times Online.
Pimalai Resort & Spa – 5-Star luxury, boutique tropical resort in Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta, southern Thailand. Located directly on Kantiang Beach, Pimalai Resort & Spa is renowned as one of the top boutique resorts in Thailand.
Luxury, elegance, natural surroundings and genuine friendly service in one of Thailand’s top hotels.
The Houben is a modern, private, villa-style hotel comprising 15 seafront rooms graciously perched on a cliff overlooking a striking panoramic view of the Andaman Sea.
Room choices include 2 Private Suites set at the front of the property with unparalleled views. Within the main building there are Deluxe or Superior Rooms which can be booked as either Twin, Double or Single occupancy.
Phra Nang Lanta Resort is a chic little resort located directly on the beach in Kantiang Bay offering amazing views of the Andaman sea, combined with a peaceful and romantic atmosphere.
With 15 uniquely decorated rooms with large private balconies, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Kantiang Beach has to offer.
Baan Laanta Resort and Spa is a beach-chic, boutique resort offering 15 stylish, traditional Thai-style villa bungalows. Located directly on the beach in Kantiang Bay, Baan Laanta Resort and Spa offers simple luxury with an elegant touch.
The villas are grouped around the pool area and boast either a garden or sea view. Each air-conditioned villa is equipped with modern amenities, en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda. Wake up to a refreshing sea breeze and the lush beauty of a tropical beach.
Kantiang Bay View Resort is an inexpensive, family-friendly, backpacker-style resort situated in a prime location, directly on the beach in Kantiang Bay. All rooms are en-suite and most bungalows are situated on, or just a few steps from, the beach.
The resort provides 16 large, air-conditioned rooms with hot water showers and 10 small and simple, bamboo fan rooms with cold showers. There’s also a few cheaper air-con or fan rooms in the main building.