THAILAND | Soontreeya Lanta Boutique Resort at Koh Lanta

Friday, August 05, 2016

Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta Pool

Every morning, we’d tell ourselves we’d swim at Soontreeya Lanta Boutique Resort’s pool. But minutes tick by and hours pass and we’d still be dry as bones, sitting comfortably at their al fresco restaurant, sipping ice cold fruit drinks and whipping away paragraphs after paragraphs of stories of the past days on our laptop.

Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta
SOONTREEYA BOUTIQUE RESORT IN KOH LANTA

Koh Lanta was our third destination in Thailand for our Beach Hop Asia 2016 tour. After experiencing the rush of Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party and an island hopping tour of Krabi, it was finally time to chill and slow down. As the rest of the TeamRH went back to the Philippines, we transferred by van and ferry to the island of Lanta right after our brief stay in Ao Nang.

Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta
SUNDOWN AT THE GARDEN
Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta
DUPLEX BUNGALOWS AT SOONTREEYA

Our home for five days on the island is the Soontreeya Boutique Resort. Located near the rocky end of Koh Lanta’s Long Beach, Soontreeya is a quiet resort set with sixteen elevated bungalow-style rooms, each with its own private veranda facing a verdant central garden. On its northern side, lies its pool and open-air restaurant.

Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta
EACH BUNGALOW HAS ITS OWN PERSONAL VERANDA

We were booked on their newer rooms. It has a cleaner, more western style compared to the more tropical-looking original ones on the resort. We entered the room via the veranda, which unfortunately gets really hot during the afternoons even with its parasols.

Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta Rooms
OUR SPACIOUS ROOM, GOOD ENOUGH FOR THREE
Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta Rooms
FUNKY EN SUITE TOILET AND BATH

Inside, the room is modernly contemporary; its light wood-plank floors and clean white walls offset by dark wooden furniture and a shockingly red easy chair. It has a flatscreen television (which we used on most nights watching the latest episodes of Game of Thrones and classic travel movies like The Beach—with Chang beers on the sides, of course), a closet, air-conditioning, safe, and superfast Internet Wi-Fi.

Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta Breakfast
TYPICAL FREE BREAKFAST AT SOONTREEYA

Soontreeya’s rooms are surprisingly inexpensive [CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY], yet it still comes with complimentary breakfast. Granted, it isn’t a buffet, but their selection of International-style breakfast isn’t too bad either.

Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta Restaurant
SATAY CHICKEN ~ THB150.00
Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta Restaurant
CHICKEN COCONUT SOUP ~ THB130.00
Soontreeya Boutique Resort Koh Lanta Restaurant
BAKED RICE WITH PINEAPPLE ~ THB230.00

Their regular offerings of European and Thai food are superb though. We were able to try out their crisply fried chicken wings, succulent satay chicken, delectable chicken coconut soup and their baked rice with pineapple. We were especially blown away by the pineapple rice from its presentation up to our first spoonful!

Relax Bay Koh Lanta
THE NEARBY RELAX BAY AT KOH LANTA
Relax Bay Koh Lanta
A BEACH SWING THAT DOESN’T QUITE SWING AT RELAX BAY

The resort is walking distance away from two of Koh Lanta’s many beaches, particularly Long Beach and Relax Bay. The latter, as its name suggests, is a very relaxed beach with hardly any tourists. We went here one afternoon and simply lay on the many huts fronting its beach, singing along with the waves as C’s phone spewed out lonely tunes from Up Dharma Down.

Long Beach Koh Lanta
BARS ALONG KOH LANTA’S LONG BEACH
Long Beach Koh Lanta Trash Hero
SOONTREEYA SUPPORTS THAILAND’S TRASH HERO EFFORTS

But we favor Koh Lanta’s Long Beach more. We usually spend the afternoons here, simply walking along its unending cream-colored sand and eating street food along its pine-laden park, watching the locals and a few tourists by the beach, and waiting for the sun to set on the horizon.

~ OUR STAY WAS HOSTED BY OUR FRIENDS FROM SOONTREEYA LANTA. ALL VIEWS & OPINIONS ARE MINE.


Soontreeya Lanta Boutique Resort
Address: 111/2, M2, Long Beach, Saladan, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand
Contact Number: (075) 684-932
Email: info@soontreeyalanta.com
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GPS Coordinates Map: 7.596062, 99.033678


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2 comments

  1. Amazing! Could you tell me their website?

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    1. The link for their website is right by the end of the article :)

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