Thai House Beach Resort is located at the southern tip of Long Beach, one of the most popular beaches on Koh Lanta.
We are ideally situated on Long Beach, behind the 7/11 store, putting us right at the heart of the local village. With many restaurants close by offering a wide range of both Thai and Western dishes, you will never go hungry.
There are also bakeries, souvenir shops, local grocery stores offering fresh fruit and vegetables and many other amenities, all within walking distance.
Our resort is Western owned, so you can be sure you will receive first class personal service, while also benefitting from the world famous Thai hospitality from our welcoming Thai staff. Welcome to the Land of Smiles!
Free wifi is available in most of our rooms and also at reception, which offers a comfortable seating area.
We have a selection of rooms available, including our unique air conditioned Traditional Thai Wooden Houses. We also have a selection of twin, double, triple and family rooms, available with either fan or air conditioning.
Located in our beautiful tropical garden are our fan Bamboo Bungalows, ideal for those travelling on a budget.
A number of the larger air conditioned rooms can also accommodate an additional bed – price available upon request.
Please note: breakfast is not included in the room rate
There are a number of restaurants and cafes close by that cater for breakfast. The Fat Turtle restaurant at the beach front is open for breakfast from 08:30 until 14:00, there are various options for you to chose from, Thai House guests please present your breakfast token at the restaurant to receive a 10% discount on your breakfast meals and coffee refills.
About Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta provides the tropical island getaway you always imagined. Picture perfect sunsets, miles of beaches and a truly relaxed atmosphere make this island the perfect destination.
The majority of resorts, restaurants and bars are located along the west coast of the island, nestled among the many beaches. The main village of Saladan is situated at the north of the island and is home to some fantastic restaurants, and those all important souvenir shops! The passenger and car ferries arrive and depart from here. You can also find banks, a supermarket and a travel exchange office, although there are ATM’s and smaller mini marts located all over the island.
The east coast is far less developed, although it still offers a fascinating insight into the life of the local population. Facing the sunrise over the mainland, the coastline consists mainly of mangroves with some small beaches down in the southern tip. At the southern end of the east coast is Lanta Old Town, formerly the main village on the island. It is a picturesque village with some beautiful temples and old Chinese buildings. It is also the location of the island hospital.
A great way to experience the island is to hire a motorbike and explore at your own pace. Discover little known beaches, meet our local monkey population or just chill with a beer and watch the sunset.
Koh Lanta is part of the Koh Lanta National Park which covers a total of 152 square kilometers. The main office for the national park is located in the far south of island and has walking trails, some beautiful unspoiled beaches, a lighthouse and a general windswept feel to it. There are no restaurants or shops there so bring a picnic and drinks. And watch out for monkeys!
Koh (or Ko) Lanta is actually two islands, situated near Krabi on the west coast of Thailand. When people talk about Koh Lanta, they are actually referring to Koh Lanta Yai, the larger of the two islands. Koh Lanta Noi is the smaller of the islands and is located just 100m north of its larger neighbour. Koh Lanta Noi is completely untouched by tourism and inhabited solely by Thais. It provides the stepping stone to the mainland and anyone traveling by minibus to Koh Lanta will visit Koh Lanta Noi for the 10 minute drive between the two car ferries.
The temperature on Koh Lanta varies between about 26 – 38 degrees Celsius throughout the whole year with the sea temperature averaging 30 degrees Celsius. The high season runs from October through to April and the green season from May to September. You can expect some rain at the beginning and end of the high season, and potentially during the green season, although normally in the late afternoon or at night. It’s this rain that provides Koh Lanta with its lush tropical greenery and is often a welcome relief after the heat of the day.
The local population on Koh Lanta is a combination of Muslim and Buddhist Thai’s, Chao Ley (Sea gypsies) and a growing number of ex-pats from around the world. The real beauty of Koh Lanta is the way all these different religions and cultures come together and live in harmony with each other, with each contributing to the uniqueness of the island.
Getting to Koh Lanta
There are three airports close to Koh Lanta, located at Krabi, Trang and Phuket.
Krabi airport is the closest airport, with transfer times to Koh Lanta of 2-3 hours. This can be arranged via private transfer, public minibus or passenger ferry from Krabi town. The airport has two terminals and accepts both domestic and international flights, with a number of airlines serving it.
Trang airport accepts domestic flights only. It has a similar travelling time to Koh Lanta. Transfers to Koh Lanta are either via private transfer or public minibus.
Phuket airport is located in the north of Phuket island and accepts both domestic and international flights. Transfers to Koh Lanta are either via passenger ferry or private transfer.
Please note that passenger ferry schedules can be reduced or even halted altogether in the green season. Please check your arrangements prior to travel.
Minibuses can be booked between Lanta and most destinations in Thailand and neighbouring countries. There are regularly public minibuses that run from Krabi Town and Trang, and then connect onward to many other destinations. These buses are often the cheapest way to travel around Thailand.
Passenger ferries and speedboats operate during the high season from Krabi, Ao Nang, Phuket, Phi Phi and a number of the smaller neighbouring islands. These services are reduced or halted altogether during the green season, so please check your travel arrangements prior to travel.
There is a regular train service that operates between Bangkok and Singapore. The nearest train station is located in Trang. Please remember to check the train times carefully, as they are sometimes given for Malaysia, which is one hour ahead of Thailand.
If you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us through this web site or if you are already on Koh Lanta, just ask at reception.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you open all year round?
Yes, Thai House Beach Resort is open all year round. The high season is a great time to visit us, but the green season is also ideal for those wanting a truly relaxing holiday.
Did the tsunami in 2004 have an effect on Koh Lanta?
Koh Lanta was very lucky to suffer only minimal damage in the tsunami, mainly due to the direction of the wave and the long, thin shape of the island. There was, however, tragically some loss of life with twenty recorded deaths. There is now a Tsunami Evacuation early warning system in place.
Can I hire a motorbike and what are the rules regarding crash helmets?
You can rent motorbikes from our resort or from a number of tour operators. Please be aware that some lenders insist that you provide your passport as security. As you have already provided us with a copy of your passport upon check in, we do not adopt this practice. The driver of a motorbike is legally required to wear a helmet.
Do I need a reservation?
No, you do not always need a reservation. However, if you wish to guarantee a room, reservations are recommended, particularly during the busy Christmas and New Year period.
Do I need a visa to enter Thailand?
You should always check the current visa regulations that apply to your country of origin. At the moment, most visitors will receive 30 Day Visa on Arrival if you arrive by air, and 15 day Visa on Arrival if you arrive by a land border. If you anticipate that you will require longer than this, then you can obtain a 60 day Tourist Visa from a Thai Consulate either in your home country or where you are visiting. Fees are payable. Thai visa regulations are subject to change without notice.
Things to do on Koh Lanta
There are many different things that you can do during your stay on Koh Lanta.
You can: swim in the sea, explore the caves, kayak on the ocean or through the mangroves, trek to the waterfall or caves, nature watch, snorkel or dive, go elephant trekking, take an island tour, enjoy a longtail boat trip, explore the jungle, chill in a hammock, get a bamboo tattoo, and most importantly, have fun!
There is so much to do here. What are you waiting for?!