Layana Resort & Spa
An adult-only resort on the get-away-from-it-all island of Koh Lanta, Layana Resort & Spa is reached by boat across Phang Nga Bay, known for its emerald waters and towering limestone pinnacles.
The resort is truly a place to lose yourself in, where wonderfully appointed rooms in classic Thai style stretch along golden sands and around large tropical gardens. Whether staying in a Garden Pavilion, an Ocean Deluxe Villa on two levels or in a Beach Villa just steps from the shore, there is plenty of space to kick back and relax here, and the famous Thai service is as good here as anywhere.
Book a table at SeaSky, perched by the shoreline overlooking the sea, for modern Thai and Mediterranean cuisine, where you can dine indoors or alfresco by the beach. Or head to Sundowners Bar & Lounge for cocktails, craft beers and magical Layana sunsets.
Koh Lanta is a water-lover’s paradise, with pristine bays ideal for exploring by paddleboard or kayak, and wonderful reefs for snorkelling and diving. A sundowner cruise among the mangroves spotting wildlife in a stylish wooden boat is another must-do. As are yoga classes at the spa, which take place on the lawn to a soundtrack of bird song and gently lapping waves.