Layana Resort & Spa is an exclusive beach property with just 57 spacious and modern rooms, built around two infinity pools and set in manicured tropical gardens.
Offering classic, modern luxury to adults only, the resort is relaxed, refined and luxurious without being over the top. There are great facilities and the spa is a particular highlight.
Another highlight of the resort is its location along a stretch of golden-sand beach while still offering plenty of options for dining out.
The spacious and smart rooms have a light, contemporary decor and are fully equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay including air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV and DVD, safe and tea/coffee facilities.
Set on the northwest coast of Koh Lanta, Layana Resort has a great beachfront location on Long Beach, a wide and (as its name suggests) long stretch of golden sand.
There are other resorts along the beach as well as a good choice of local restaurants making the hotel a great choice for those who like to get out and about. Saladan Town on the north coast is only about ten minutes’ drive away offering a choice of restaurants, bars and shops.
Food and Drink
Sea Sky serves an à la carte selection of international dishes as well as traditional Thai fare and seafood specialities. The restaurant is perched on the very edge of the beach overlooking the sea, open to the cooling sea breezes. Guests have the choice of a cool interior venue, or an al fresco beachside setting on the deck in front of the restaurant.
The restaurant is quite formal with a dress code in the evening of ‘resort casual’: for gentlemen, this means sport slacks, khakis, jeans (no cut-offs), dress shorts (long), and a collared polo or sport shirt. Ladies can wear casual dresses, casual skirts or trousers and blouses, Capri pants, dress shorts, or jeans (no cut-offs). Gym shorts, beach flip-flops, bathing suit attire, cut-off jeans and sleeveless shirts for men are not permitted.
The Sundowners Bar, facing the beach, is an ideal location for refreshing fruit shakes, cool drinks and evening cocktails.
Layana Resort only accepts guests 18 years and over.
Facilities and Activities
Two large saltwater pools form the showpiece of the resort, with the wellness pool near reception and the main pool and Jacuzzi at the beachfront.
Hobie-Cat sailing is available from November to April and the hotel also offers kayaks. On land there's a fitness room with a variety of equipment and the hotel also has mountain bikes.
The hotel arranges complimentary wine tasting weekly as well as Thai cooking lessons and Thai boxing (November to April). Layana can also arrange boat trips for snorkeling in the surrounding waters.
Diving is possible from about November to April; outside this time the weather conditions are not suitable for diving.
There's a PADI school at the hotel where guests can arrange diving in nearby Phi Phi Marine National Park or Mu Koh Lanta Marina National Park. In the latter, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are renowned as some of the best diving in Thailand, aside from the Similan Islands. Their coral plays host to a wide variety of marine life including reef fish, barracuda, reef sharks, manta rays and even occasionally whale sharks (February to April).
There are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore, both on land and water. Layana arranges boat trips to the islands of Phang Nga Bay, fishing trips and sunset cruises as well as mangrove kayaking. On land mountain bike tours can be arranged as well as trips exploring Koh Lanta.
Please note sea-based trips are only available from about November to April due to sea conditions.
This adults-only resort is set on a beach with access to a choice of restaurants along a stretch of golden sand. This is a great value resort offering relaxed and refined luxury. The dining here is excellent, as is the spa, and both are great value compared to many other luxury resorts in Thailand.
- No Children
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