Located on a peaceful island not far from Krabi (Koh Lanta) is a resort named Crown Lanta. The resort showcases stunning panoramic views of both the steep mountains and the sparkling ocean. Crown Lanta is far less populated with tourists than most islands and this creates the ultimate tropical getaway.
We were welcomed to Crown Lanta with a chilled, traditional drink and cold towels before being escorted to our room. Modern, slick and spacious it consisted of all the essentials for a relaxing holiday: a comfortable bed, bathroom, couch, outdoor dining and outdoor lounges. Sliding glass doors opened up to reveal a huge shared lap pool which when followed lead you to a bar and lots of sunbeds.
On our first night we relaxed at the resorts’ reggae bar where we sipped on cocktails and had a bite to eat. The reggae bar had a great vibe not to mention we were able to sit in cosy, cushioned rooms or tree houses overlooking the most stunning sunsets.
Numerous facilities, free of charge equipment (bikes, kayaks and snorkelling gear) and a travel desk all contributed towards ensuring our days were jam-packed with lots of exciting activities. The facilities at Crown Lanta consisted of 2 restaurants, 1 cafe, the reggae bar, a gym, 2 swimming pools and the infinity spa. The Peak restaurant was where we ate our delicious breakfast buffets each morning whilst taking in the panoramic view of both the mountains and the ocean. On our final night at Crown Lanta we made a reservation at the cliff restaurant where we indulged in a seafood BBQ buffet. It was a beautifully arranged buffet with twinkling fairy lights scaling the trees and soft acoustic music blending into the background. There were tables and tables filled with freshly prepared meals and ingredients and whilst this buffet was labelled "seafood BBQ" it was not solely seafood. The foods ranged from Thai cuisine to Mexican and everything else in between. The resorts' chefs were all on show and using ingredients we selected they would whip up a delicious dish - so quick and fascinating to see.
Our experience at Crown Lanta was filled with the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. We explored beaches, markets and tourist attractions as well as lounged around by the pool soaking up the sunshine, not to mention we ate some fantastic food!