Lanta Castaway Beach Resort

299 Moo 2 Saladan Lanta Krabi, Pra Ae Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand, 81150 - See map
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Lanta Castaway Beach Resort

"Location is good, directly at the beach and close to the main road with restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarkets etc."

Dennis - April 8, 2019
Double Room with Garden View Lanta Castaway Beach Resort
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Popular landmarks
Medical Siam International Clinic 90 m
Phra Ae Beach 140 m
Fit On Lanta 430 m
Lanta Sport Complex 460 m
Fins Swimmers 460 m
The Irish Embassy 550 m
Pra Ae Public Health Park 560 m
Noteko Thai Spa 630 m
Phra Ae Beach Park 650 m
Eco Art Village 730 m
Nearby landmarks
Lanta Animal Welfare 840 m
Khlong Khong Beach 1.05 km
Long Beach, Koh Lanta 1.58 km
Klong Dao Beach 4.56 km
Kantiang Bay 5.12 km
Lanta Klong Nin Beach 7.3 km
Khao Mai Kaew Cave 8.15 km
Lanta Old Town 9.78 km
Khlong Chak Waterfall 15.73 km
Mu Ko Lanta National Park 15.8 km
9.0

Exceptional

Location rating score

320 meters to the beach
  • Airport transfer

  • 320 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.7
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
Distance to airport55.9 km

Rooms available at Lanta Castaway Beach Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.7
Bungalow with Sea View
Bungalow with Sea View
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Double Room with Garden View
Double Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Bungalow with Garden View
Bungalow with Garden View
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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One-Bedroom Bungalow
One-Bedroom Bungalow
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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    Bungalow (No Window,Area:28)
    Bungalow (No Window,Area:28)
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      Bungalow (Sea breeze) (No Window,Area:36)
      Bungalow (Sea breeze) (No Window,Area:36)
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        Basic Room
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              What people love about Lanta Castaway Beach Resort

              • 8.8
                Excellent

                "Had dinner here for the last two nights, which was good and spicy."

                Reinier

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                July 17, 2017

              • 9.6
                Exceptional

                "Food and drinks are really good at the hotel restaurant."

                Jimmy

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                March 28, 2017

              • 9.6
                Exceptional
                Cleanliness

                "Castaway is a very clean and nice place to stay."

                Jimmy

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                March 28, 2017

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              Overall rating:
              9.0
              Exceptional
              237 reviews
              Cleanliness
              9.3
              Facilities
              8.4
              Location
              9.0
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              What travelers say they love:
              The hotel restaurant sits directly at the beach and most dis...
              Dennis from China
              Couple
              More about Lanta Castaway Beach Resort

              More about Lanta Castaway Beach Resort

              Located in directly on the southern end of Ko Lanta's Pra Ae Beach, Lanta Castaway Beach Resort features a garden and comfortable sun lounging areas by the beach. Free WiFi and parking are available. All rooms and bungalows are fitted with air conditioning, a fan and cable TV. There is a kettle, a mini-bar and a patio. Included in the private bathroom are a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. It is a 4.3 mi drive from Saladan Pier. Lanta Castaway Beach Resort has a tour desk where guests can make arrangements for excursions and dove trips. Meals can be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant.

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              Most talked about facilities

              Beach
              11 mentions
              Housekeeping
              4 mentions
              Breakfast
              2 mentions
              Swimming Pool
              2 mentions

              What they offer

              9.6
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "The staff is very friendly, helpful and speaks as good engli..."

              Jimmy

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              March 28, 2017

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              Nearest essentials

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              Food and dining

              Restaurants on site

              Beachcomber
              Cuisine:American, Local, Thai
              Menu:Buffet

              What's nearby

              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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              Reviews of Lanta Castaway Beach Resort from real guests

              Overall rating
              9.0
              Exceptional
              From 237 reviews
              9.4Cleanliness
              9.2Service
              9.1Location
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              Cleanliness9.3
              Facilities8.4
              Location9.0
              Room comfort and quality8.7
              Service9.0
              Value for money8.7
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              David from Ireland
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              Probably the most relaxing place we've ever been”

              staff, location, beachfront, food, drink, relaxation,

              well! we rocked up here at Lanta Castaway resort, just looking for a bed after a 15 hour journey from Langkawi in Malaysia. Not what you'd want to be doing on your 30th birthday! but boy was it worth it all! we had booked for 2 nights initially, and I think we stayed 6, and if I had spent all my three weeks holiday here, I'd have been more than happy. Having persuaded my girlfriend that the journey(3 ferries, taxi, bus, bus, bus,etc....)would be worth it(i didn't know if it would, just heard good things about Lanta), I have to say the look on her face made the holiday when she seen what Lanta Castaway had to offer. Check in was a dream with the friendly smile and a welcome fresh fruit juice, and after a quick shower we went down to the bar for a much needed drink and what we found was way beyond what we could have hoped for. A bar, right on the beach with the sound of the waves and the sun going down, with the nicest staff (Bang and Dodo), and also the owners Nit and Darron. the food was amazing every night. we had breakfast lunch and dinner there most days and we were not disapointed once. Any information we needed was at hand, and it was simple to rent mopeds and hop around the island as we did. As my girlfriend would describe Lanta Castaway: It's such a homely place and you got the feeling that if Nit/Darron seen that you hadn't returned or felt something was wrong, they'd come looking for you! Just a great place for relaxation and chilling, and we will be back for sure, no doubt about that.

              Reviewed November 08, 2012
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Andrew from New Zealand
              Couple
              Stayed 5 nights in July 2013

              Gorgeous bungalows on the beach!”

              Cheap, beautiful, and relaxing

              We had a garden bungalow for five nights, it was absolutely gorgeous and we couldn't have been happier with Lanta Castaway. Our bungalow was so affordable and just a 20 second walk through beautifully kept gardens to the beach. The beach itself isn't ideal for swimming as it's quite shallow with a few rocks (although still lovely for a quick dip) but it is a stunning place to lay on the loungers and drink coconut shakes. Lanta itself was incredibly quiet as we visited in the middle of low season, so our dining/drinking choices were limited, but in high season I believe there are a few beach bars and restaurants on the same beach which you can wander down to. As it was we got a scooter very cheaply and rode around the entire island to find more beaches and lovely places to eat. Overall we were so happy with Castaway, we recommend the tempura seafood and the pineapple fried rice which they serve in a whole pineapple... Yum!

              Reviewed July 18, 2013
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Jana from South Africa
              Group
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

              Great location, food & diving!”

              Everything you want is right there!

              I really enjoyed my stay at Lanta Castaway. Everything we wanted was right there! The rooms are clean and very spacious. Restaurant serves great food at affordable prices and the cocktail bar on the beach is fantastic with happy hour every night at sunset. The hotel has it's own diving center with extremely professional service. Dives were 1st class and instructors go out with small groups and a private boat. There is no swimming pool, which did not bother us because we were in the ocean the whole time. Another plus for us was that there weren't any families with children at this resort, definately more of a divers retreat which we loved. The Thai staff at the restaurant did not speak much English, but it was not the biggest problem. Menu's are printed in English, so make sure you point out exactly what you want if you don't want to be served a surprise meal ;-) Will definately recommend this resort!

              Reviewed November 25, 2012
              10.0
              Exceptional
              John from New Zealand
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

              Great stay in perfect location”

              Right by the beach, clean rooms and great food

              I had a great stay at Lanta Castaway - I was in one of the air-conditioned Garden Bungalows and my family were in one of the smaller rooms with just a fan, but both were very clean and well-maintained. The food was excellent - a little more expensive than many Thai restaurants but they had a great international menu that included delicious Mexican food, a rare find in Thailand. The staff were also very attentive, booking us a bus trip back to Phuket that was far cheaper than what we'd paid to get there. Also, I left my engagement ring in my room and didn't realise until my return to Phuket - when I rang Lanta Castaway, they endeavored to find my ring and post it express to my hotel in Phuket. I was very impressed with the service.

              Reviewed August 21, 2013
              9.7
              Exceptional
              david from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

              Fantastic location”

              location staff rooms

              Had a wonderful time at the Lanta Castaway Resort,from the minute we arrived till we checked out.The rooms are lovely and bright with a nice balcony to sit and relax on.The hotel is on a lovely stretch of beach with plenty of sunloungers,there is no pool but who cares there is a lovely warm sea.Breakfast is fairly good as you pick from the menu.

              Reviewed August 05, 2013
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Jimmy from Sweden
              Couple
              Double Room with Garden View
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

              Probably the nicest place on Long Beach”

              Castaway is a very clean and nice place to stay. Compared to other places at Koh Lanta. The staff is very friendly, helpful and speaks as good english as thais normally does. There are also american staff on site. The beach is very good and clean. Food and drinks are really good at the hotel restaurant. Thai and american texmex.

              Reviewed March 28, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Philip from United States
              Couple
              Double Room with Garden View
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

              Amazing stay! ”

              We LOVED our time at Lanta Castaway. The staff works so hard and are always available to help with booking travel, renting motorbikes, food/drinks, etc. we wish we had stayed longer. The room has great A/C and was the comfiest bed I've had in Thailand. The staff cleans up the beach each afternoon, which isn't the case at all the hotels in the low season. We highly recommend staying here and will be back!

              Reviewed July 15, 2017
              8.7
              Excellent
              graeme from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 10 nights in August 2013

              small beach resort”

              lovely choice at breakfast, lovely beach bar and not busy

              I really enjoyed my time here was really nice to wach the sunset everynight at the bar with a cocktail. food was excellent, but so was everywere we ate in koh lanta. You really need a motorbike to fully enjoy koh lanta, get a motorbike from down the road though as it much cheaper than the hotel charge. i would recomend staying here but maybe in the better season when the beach has less rubish on. Im told the beach is nicer in high season too but i still enjoyed it during green season and it only rained a couple of times

              Reviewed September 02, 2013
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Daniel from Sweden
              Couple
              Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

              Fantastic fresh bungalow hotell with great Bar”

              Nice staff, great bar, fantastic sunsets

              We had a great time here, a very clean resort with a relaxing atmosphere. To have a cold Singha in the Bar watching the sunset was priceless. I would definately return here if I go back to Thailand. The rooms were very clean. A great place to start excursions from, easy accessibility to entire Koh Lanta by motorbike. There is a nice place to rent motorbikes from if you head 100 m to the left when you get up to the street.

              Reviewed December 26, 2012
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Hannah from United Kingdom
              Group
              Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

              Lovely resort with great staff”

              Cleanliness, friendly staff, gardens, food

              I stayed at Lanta Castaway for 4 nights. The staff were helpful and friendly. Rooms were cleaned to a very high standard. Food was great and not expensive and the gardens were a real treat.I think this would be a great place to stay and is excellent value for money.

              Reviewed March 05, 2013
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Danny from United States
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 5 nights in October 2012

              Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beach”

              Friendly Staff, Great Food, Small, Not crowed

              I Had a wonderful time at lanta cast away. Just what i was looking for after some time on Phuket. Small relaxed , with space on the beach. Stayed in the garden bungalow, basic but nice and a affordable. The staff was very friendly. Some of the best food i had in Thailand. The massage staff was also excellent. No complaints would highly recommend.

              Reviewed October 28, 2012
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Dalia from United Kingdom
              Group
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              Well maintained lovely oasis. Service with a smile”

              Very clean. Great restaurant. Absolute beachfront

              the tropical dayz room was more like a semi detached bungalow. one room next door which had a connecting door so a family could be together. the room was spacious, clean and well equipped. the cleaning staff were fabulous and went out of their way to help. the kitchena and reception staff were very smiley and friendly. really enjoyed staying here. although the resort does not have a swimming pool, we went next door and paid 50 baht to swim in an empty lovely big pool. the beach is unfortunately strewn with rubbish however to their best efforts, the staff attempted to clean daily. it made swimming in the sea not entirely pleasant. on day three, the beach was significantly cleaner and we did swim in the sea. found the resort to be really well maintained and managed. would definately stay here again.

              Reviewed August 10, 2012
              7.7
              Very good
              Celia from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

              Clean and functional, great beach location”

              Location, clean, laid back

              We had a fun time at Castaway. Beach access was excellent and we enjoyed renting a motorbike to explore the island. Staff are friendly and very relaxed. The groundskeepers keep the gardens looking very beautiful and maintained, and always smiled as we walked by. Breakfast was pretty disappointing: small servings priced very high compared to more inspired and delicious food available at surrounding restaurants. We also found better massages at a place just up the road called Ann Massage. Overall I think Castaway is clean and reliable with friendly staff and a great location.

              Reviewed November 15, 2013
              8.0
              Excellent
              Dennis from China
              Couple
              Double Room with Garden View
              Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

              Very good”

              Location is good, directly at the beach and close to the main road with restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarkets etc. Name is misleading though, this is not really a resort. It's more like a hotel with private bungalows, for a resort some amenities are missing. But still very nice! The staff is super friendly and helpful, and the dive shop on the premises is professional and well managed. The hotel restaurant sits directly at the beach and most dishes that we tried were delicious. Compared to restaurants in the main street it is quite expensive, but this comes with the location and atmosphere. Come here for some quiet days on the beach!

              Reviewed April 08, 2019
              8.7
              Excellent
              Frances from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

              Wonderful resort, photos don't do it justice”

              Proximity to beach

              The room was clean, tidy and spacious. Mini bar was well stocked. The room was quiet and fully air conditioned. The resort was a small number of pretty bungalows situated right on the beach. The restaurant and bar served lovely food and drinks, particularly cocktails. Our stay was fantastic. We also utilised Dive and Relax who were so professional and made our diving fun.

              Reviewed January 28, 2013
              7.0
              Very good
              colm from Ireland
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in August 2012

              Nice hotel with good atmosphere”

              Value

              We stayed in the garden bungalow in August 2012. This hotel is well situated on the south end of Phra Ae Beach. We got a good deal on the garden bungalow room which a cosy, rustic bungalow style accommodation with basic facilities. The staff and owners are friendly and more than willing to help where possible. Perfect for a backpacking couple looking for good value accommodation. Restaurant is decent with good variety. Beach bar is cool with direct access to the beach.

              Reviewed September 06, 2012
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Foo from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              A reasonable price resort with 5 star service.”

              The resort provided a clean and comfortable room.

              The beach is easily accessible. The resort provide a clean and comfortable. Not forgetting the great breakfast in morning before your start of the day. You are paying a small of money for a resort that provide 5 star service.

              Reviewed October 30, 2012
              8.8
              Excellent
              Reinier from Netherlands
              Family with teens
              Double Room with Garden View
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

              Goede plek om op koh lanta te verblijven”

              Nice place, lovely bungalow, very clean. Very friendly and nice staff. Should stay here for two nights, booked two more. Had dinner here for the last two nights, which was good and spicy. Normal prices for food and drinks. Staff cleaned the beach as a lot of rubish was washed ashore. Nice sea.

              Reviewed July 17, 2017
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Gautier from France
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

              Really good place”

              Friendly staff, nice rooms,

              Really good place, right next to the beach. This a hotel for couples or families not for solo travellers. I can't say anything wrong about the hotel but I just want to warn you that the isalnd is not so interesting. If you don't have too much time in Thailand pick an other island.

              Reviewed August 12, 2013
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Kyle from Canada
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

              affordable, clean, beautiful”

              affordability, beauty of area, staff performance

              I stayed in the cheaper bungalows, which were at least as good as anything else of the same standard for a very nice price. The room was very much an unsealed bungalow, buy with the mosquito net it was fine. The resort is fantastic, and i really have nothing bad to say about it.

              Reviewed July 29, 2013
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