Sitting pretty on its own private peninsula is the impressive Crown Lanta Resort & Spa. Boasting it’s own private beach enclave, three different restaurants, 22 hectares of nature and unspoiled views of the ocean from its restaurants and villas, the Crown Lanta Resort & Spa is not to be missed.
A perfect place to begin your holiday, the Crown Lanta is close to the Saladan pier and the islands bridge, which connects Koh Lanta to the rest of Krabi via a small car ferry. Being so close to the the islands entrance means that you can be in the pool or on the beach a lot faster, and Koh Lanta’s spacious beaches are ready and waiting for visitors! The Crown Lanta not only has its own little white sand beach for guests to relax in total privacy, but it also has direct access to the popular 3 kilometre long Klong Dao beach. Add to this two different resort pools, a spa and villas with their own private swimming pools and breathtaking views of Andaman sea, and it’s likely you will never want to leave the resort!
There are five different room types at the Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, catering for everything from families with kids (go for the deluxe with direct pool access so children can wake up and throw themselves out of the door and into the pool), to the romantic pool villas with a comfortable bedroom, spacious bathroom, lounge and infinity edged pool overlooking the sea.
The pool view deluxe offers comfort and style for guests looking to explore the island more and spend time doing activities outdoors, while the ‘crown jewel’ of this resort is the Grand Panorama Pool Villa – a two bedroom, two bathroom villa with its own kitchenette, outdoor deck and swimming pool. Sitting at the top of the property the Grand Panorama Pool Villa has floor to ceiling windows that showcase the stunning views justifying its name.
For people who can’t sit still, the Crown Lanta can arrange day excursions to national parks or other islands, Thai cooking or massage classes, bicycles and kayaks for exploring or guests can burn off some steam in the fitness centre. The resort itself is built onto a raised peninsula, and from the 24 hour reception, comfortable buggies drive you up the steep windy roads lined with vegetation. Guests never have to walk up the peninsula, unless they wish to, as friendly drivers appear out of nowhere whenever you need them. If you can drag yourself out of your private pool (or off the beach), then the west side of the Crown Lanta has perfect sunset views. There is a viewing deck that leads to the Reggae Bar, which is a great place for a sunset cocktail and to cheers to another day in paradise. Non guests can also visit the Crown Lanta’s Reggae Bar, or any of their restaurants. The bar has an extensive cocktail menu, food and tapas, and a great place to relax into an evening of easy going vibes.
There is also the Infinity Spa on site with a range of traditional massages (such as the Royal Thai, Aroma Bliss or the Thai Herbal Compress Massage), and 90/120 minutes spa packages, as well as two incredible four hour hour delights – the Ultimate Retreat (including a Full Body Scrub, Wrap, Swedish Massage, facial, manicure and pedicure) and the Infinite Paradise (Jacuzzi bath or Herbal Sauna, Foot Reflexology, Manicure & Pedicure followed up with the Shirodhara Indian Head Massage). For honeymooners there is the 3 hour Romance & Relaxation package, or the Infinite Bliss, both including the option of Jacuzzi Milk Bath or Herbal Sauna and an Aromatherapy Massage. For longer stay guests, the Infinity Spa offers the 3-Day Reboot Package, 5-Day Relaxation Package and the 7-Day Restoration Package, depending on how long you stay and what your mind and body needs.
The whole Crown Lanta Resort & Spa has been designed with a modern Thai architecture style, and the resort, combined with the renowned Thai hospitality from the staff, gives guests a chance to really experience Thailand. They offer a range of packages for honeymooners, families, those wanting to stay longer, and even Thai residents looking to escape the Burning season in Chiang Mai. They can even arrange unforgettable wedding packages and candlelit romantic dinners on the beach.
The friendly smiles from staff, nature sitting side by side with luxury, and the ease with which transition from Krabi to island paradise are the base for the hospitality found at the Crown Lanta Resort & Spa. You might arrive stressed, but you are guaranteed to leave peaceful.
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