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Thai Smile Bungalows

"Highly recommend any and all of Lek’s cooking, it really is the best."

Rachael - February 19, 2019
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Thai Smile Bungalows

Baan Klong Khong, Koh Lanta, Thailand - See map
Entire bungalow
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Lanta Animal Welfare 1.6 km
Khlong Khong Beach 3.5 km
Long Beach, Koh Lanta 3.9 km
Lanta Klong Nin Beach 5.0 km
Khao Mai Kaew Cave 6.2 km
Klong Dao Beach 6.9 km
Kantiang Bay 7.5 km
Lanta Old Town 8.2 km
Khlong Chak Waterfall 13.7 km
Mu Ko Lanta National Park 13.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Koi Store 240 m
jook minimart fruit veg 240 m
Klong Khong Beach 360 m
LMC Lanta Medical Clinic 660 m
Fruits 670 m
Kam‘s Pharmacy 730 m
Lanta Animal Welfare 1.6 km
Relax Bay Beach 1.8 km
Lanta Sport Complex 1.9 km
Fins Swimmers 1.9 km

9.1

Exceptional

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310 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
ParkingFREE
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
  • Airport transfer

  • 310 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Koh Lanta

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 86% of all properties in Koh Lanta in the last 24 hoursCompared to 555 Koh Lanta properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.6
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
Distance to airport58.3 km

Rooms available at Thai Smile Bungalows

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Room comfort & quality
9.8
Garden View Bungalow
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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  • 1 king bed
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Standard - King Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Partial sea view
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Standard - 1 Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
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Standard - King Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Nature view
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Thai Smile Bungalows?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The bungalow offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Thai Smile Bungalows?

    Thai Smile Bungalows is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 2500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the bungalow know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Thai Smile Bungalows has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the bungalow. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Lanta with private transportation, the bungalow can arrange both taxis or car rental.

    Is breakfast offered at Thai Smile Bungalows?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Thai Smile Bungalows.

    What are my dining options at Thai Smile Bungalows?

    Thai Smile Bungalows features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Thai Smile Bungalows?

    Thai Smile Bungalows does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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    What people love about Thai Smile Bungalows

    • 10.0

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Honestly this is the best location in the entire island."

      Christopher

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      January 6, 2020

    • 10.0

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Bungalows are very clean and have all the amenities."

      Sandra

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      February 12, 2020

    • 10.0

      Exceptional

      "Highly recommended this wonderful and simple place!"

      Kevin

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      October 29, 2019

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    Overall rating:

    9.6

    Exceptional
    299 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.8
    Facilities
    9.4
    Location
    9.1
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    My favorite was the Panang curry and the muesli for breakfas...
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    More about Thai Smile Bungalows

    Well-placed in the beaches, restaurants, romance area of Koh Lanta city, Thai Smile Bungalows provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 90 km away, this 2.5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    At Thai Smile Bungalows, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, shrine, daily housekeeping, postal service, taxi service.

    Thai Smile Bungalows is home to 6 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, free welcome drink, linens, mirror. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, massage, horse riding. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Koh Lanta, make Thai Smile Bungalows your home away from home.

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    34 mentions

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    12 mentions

    Beach

    8 mentions

    Breakfast

    2 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0

    Exceptional

    "Half of the guests were repeat customers during my stay."

    Christopher

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    January 6, 2020

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    Reviews of Thai Smile Bungalows from real guests

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    Cleanliness9.8
    Facilities9.4
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality9.8
    Service9.9
    Value for money9.6
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Craig from Canada
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Quite honestly the nicest, most laid back, easy going hosts we've met”

    If you've ever arrived home to a loving family after a long time apart, you'll understand what it's like to meet Dave and Lek for the first time. And yet it doesn't come off as such in a sickly sweet way. Their approach feels totally unobtrusive and most importantly 100% genuine when you meet them, a rarity in the hospitality industry. Dave is originally from the U.K. and Lek is a Thai woman who trained and worked as a chef in a five star resort. Together they have created this incredibly charming garden oasis on Koh Lanta that exudes relaxation and a no worries, care-free attitude. What differentiates them from so many other options on Koh Lanta is their honest, genuine desire to make sure you have the most relaxing and enjoyable stay possible. Thai Smile is what they do. They aren't tour guides or operators and they don't have other side businesses. This is it, so they live and breathe Thai Smile, making sure you enjoy your time on beautiful laid back Koh Lanta. I said they weren't tour guides or agents working for commissions but they still seemlessly arranged and provided the following for us during our stay: - massages with people who truly know what they're doing (some don't) - motorbikes / mopeds for rent to tour the island - a package trip to Koh Rong island with zero commission - onward transportation options and booking to our next destination (Krabi) - freshly made delicious breakfasts each morning and incredible dinners in the evenings when decided to "eat in". - honest advice and recommendations on what to see and do on and off the island, and just as importantly if not more so, what things to avoid doing - great conversation and insights about their life on Koh Lanta and how much they truly enjoy what they're doing at Thai Smile. We had so many great conversations with Dave. He's just a great guy to talk to. If you're looking to stay on the beach, this isn't the place for you. It's about a seven or eight minute stroll to Khlong Kong bea

    Reviewed May 06, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Cole from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    Koh Lanta’s Hidden Gem ”

    After reading all of the amazing reviews I was really looking forward to my stay here. The reviews are 100% accurate and I was not disappointed. This was by far the best place I stayed during my 2 week trip to Thailand. Dave and his wife Lek are wonderful people and made me feel right at home. Dave is a great conversationalist and possesses a wealth of information regarding the island and Thai culture, in general. I often found myself hanging out with Dave discussing all that the island has to offer, Thai culture and lifestyle and just chatting with a good friend. His wife Lek truly is a 5 star chef and the meals I had at their restaurant (I ate there every day, sometimes multiple times per day) were the best I had during my entire stay in Thailand. She is also a total sweetheart. The rooms are spotless, hot water, cold A/C and tastefully decorated. The resort is beautifully maintained with a wide range of flowers, koi ponds, etc, that make you feel like you are in a tropical oasis. I felt totally comfortable my entire stay and really hated to leave. The bungalows are located about 500 meters from the beach and there are plenty of bars and restaurants available without feeling touristy or overly crowded/commercialized. I made my way down to Ooh’s Cigare Bar my first day, based on Dave’s recommendation, and fell in love. They had great live music and/or DJ’s every night and the staff was super friendly and accommodating. I ended up hanging at the Cigare Bar every day the 6 days I was in Lanta, while visiting a few others on occasion. This place is paradise... it has a great mix of everything... Very relaxing and cozy yet plenty of great food, music and beaches to enjoy. I will definitely be back and will most likely book my entire trip in Koh Lanta based on my stay at Thai Smile Bungalows. Book this place now, it is worth every penny and I PROMISE you will not be disappointed. I am a member of a Thailand Travel advice group on Facebook and am constantly re

    Reviewed November 17, 2019

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Ashley from United States
    Couple
    Superior Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

    Lovely Thai-style garden bungalows w/ sweet owners”

    Clean bungalows, garden setting, helpful hosts

    Thai Smile Bungalows is an absolutely lovely place. The bungalows are beautifully designed and decorated with careful attention to detail. It is evident that the owners (a British man and his Thai wife who is a chef) put a lot of love into their bungalows wanting to make everything comfortable and serene for their guests. The bed is super comfortable, the hot shower is great, and I can't believe how clean they made the room each day, seriously. We were lucky to have the jungle room with two balconies, which was nice as the terrace in the back has more privacy (but still very nice to sit out front too). However if you stay here, it is probably best to rent a motorbike to explore other beaches which you can easily do right from the guesthouse since the beach that it is near is quite rocky - but renting a motorbike is part of the fun of Koh Lanta anyway. Dave picked us up from our other hotel in Koh Lanta and was always down for a chat. It is clear that making their guests happy is a top priority and I have no doubt they will continue to do well with their bungalows! Great to have some genuine hospitality that seems hard to come by these days. Thank you for a beautiful stay!

    Reviewed December 22, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Michael from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Fantastic Thai Food and high standard accommodation ”

    As this was the best place I stayed at in Thailand so far I prolonged my stay at Thai Smile Bungalows to eight nights. Being run by the Brit Dave and his Thai wife Lek the small place with six clean Bungalows provides a western standard with quiet AC, huge beds and big bathrooms with warm/hot water. Notwithstanding the high standard of the accommodation the most remarkable things about Thai Smile Bungalows are the warm and friendly hospitality of the owners as well as Lek's cooking skills which I luckily made use of every evening (at a very fair price, too). Scooters can be rented and the laundry is bring done properly as well. I personally did not miss anything and can therefore fully recommend to choose Thai Smile Bungalows on Koh Lanta.

    Reviewed November 15, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Catherine from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 9 nights in February 2019

    Still Smiling 😎😎”

    Our return visit to Thai Smile Bungalows was everything we expected and more. It is the perfect place for relaxation- the bungalows are beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The gardens create a wonderful ambiance and a little oasis - so close to the local amenities and beaches but also so peaceful. Dave and Lek are excellent hosts and will help in any way they can to ensure your stay is just what you want! FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD! Couldn’t think of eating anywhere else while staying here. The food is amazing and cooked freshly by Lek. We tried so many of the dishes on the menu & daily specials - every bite eaten was delicious. Breakfast is also available at any time of the day - also delicious. Koh Lanta is full of lovely beaches and many are within walking distance of Thai Smile - otherwise, easily reached - for us - by tuk tuk. If you are visiting Koh Lanta this is definitely the place to stay for relaxation and excellent food. Thanks to Dave, Lek, Koy & Dolla, a great team!

    Reviewed March 14, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lukasz from Poland
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2015

    Excellent place on Koh Lanta”

    Super clean, good location and delicious food

    Our stay in Koh Lanta couldn't be better. We found a perfect place for staying a week on our way from the north to the south of Thailand. And after travelling for 2 months through the country and staying in so many places, I can truly say that Thai Smile Bungalows is number one on our accommodation list. As some people already mentioned, the bungalows are modern and new, designed with Thai soul and greatest care for the comfort, style and even small details. Cleaned every day and kept in perfect condition. Very comfortable mattress. The central location on the island allows to reach all interesting places within a short motorbike ride (you can rent a scooter in the hotel if you want). You will also find many dining opportunities in the area, but probably you won't go there too often once you taste Lek's cooking. Everything we tried was delicious and in good price. It is also an atmosphere of a place that matters. You can count on interesting chat and exchange of ideas and experiences with Dave and other travellers at the bar. Or, if you prefer to have some time just for yourself, you can hide away on the terrace or bamboo hut and watch the monkeys in the jungle. Thank you Lek and Dave for the unforgettable stay at your place!

    Reviewed December 03, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Charlotte from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    A wonderful stay and the best food on the island! ”

    If you're visiting Koh Lanta you must stay at Thai Smile Bungalows! The accommodation, the food, the service, the location and the tranquility make it the perfect place to stay. Ideal for couples. Lek and Dave are very helpful, and really go the extra mile to ensure a comfortable and happy stay. What's more, Lek serves up the best food. And when we say the best we mean THE BEST that you will have on the entire island! We were planning on eating out most nights, but after sampling the food on offer we ate here every single day morning and evening. We'd heard some horror stories about hiring motorcycles out in Thailand, so it was good piece of mind that we could hire one from Dave at Thai Smile. For very little money we were able to explore the island - recommend anyone to hire one out for the day to get around Koh Lanta. It's a small place so make sure you book beforehand! It is also sure to keep gaining in popularity. Top marks to Thai Smile!

    Reviewed April 04, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Michael from China
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

    Excellent, Wonderful, Magical... Stay here.”

    Undoubtedly, there are lots of good choices on this amazing island, and it would probably be hard not to enjoy your stay. But all the wonderful things people say about this place are true--it really is as great as everyone says. The owner is a very friendly, laid back guy who's happy to chat and also is great for advice or helping you make arrangements for anything you want to do. The food really is superb, and the dining area is a great place to hang out either as a couple or to make friends with the other guests. The whole place has a wonderful ambiance. The bungalows encircle a garden teeming with such a wide variety of beautiful flowers that my girlfriend and I felt like we saw something new each day. Our bungalow was extremely clean and comfortable, as well as being nicely furnished and decorated. This place is about as close to magical as you can get. The one and only downside is that you're not directly on the beach, so you can't walk out of your bungalow onto the beach. But, really, it's a short walk (less than two minutes) so it's hard to complain, and it's a really nice beach. You're also close to a well-stocked convenience store and several bars and restaurants. One more thing about the food: I recommend getting most of your meals at Thai Smile Bungalows (even if you stay somewhere else!) because the food really is that good, not to mention being very reasonably priced--cheaper than several of the other places nearby. If you want, they'll keep a tab running for you during your stay; my girlfriend and I ate well, more than I usually eat at home, and the bill at checkout still ended up being less than I expected. By the way, this is just next door to Pinky Bungalows. By mistake, I'd somehow mixed up the dates and booked the first night of my reservation one day later than I'd planned to at Thai Smile Bungalows. Unfortunately, they were full that first night, but fortunately Pinky did have a room available. Pinky was very nice too, and they d

    Reviewed September 14, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amy from United States
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

    The best place on Koh Lanta!”

    Thai Smile Bungalows was a perfect place for us during our 4 night stay on Koh Lanta. Dave and Lek, the owners and hosts, took care of us in every way. Dave is the most incredibly kind and helpful person, and set us up with tips, maps and motor bikes for our whole stay. Lek, the brilliant woman who cooked for us, is a culinary genius and 5 star chef. We ordered “Lek’s Daily Specials” every night for dinner. She would pick up fresh seafood from the market each day and surprise us with the most amazing creations each night. Seriously, it’s the best food on the island and some of the best food we had in Thailand! The property is quaint, quiet, peaceful, and set in a beautiful garden. The rooms were spic and span clean, tidied up daily, and very modern and comfortable. We LOVED our stay at Thai Smile Bungalows, and are still raving about it to our friends. It’s a 5 minute walk to beautiful Khlong Kong Beach with perfect swimming at high tide and great bars. Don’t wait — book this place!

    Reviewed January 06, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Egidio from Canada
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2017

    great stay in Koh Lanta”

    The Thai Smile Bungalows is a wonderful place to stay on busy Ko Lanta. Dave and Lek are gracious hosts and will do their best to help you in any way, whether it be tourist info, help in arranging tours, rental of motor bikes etc..  Lek is a very good cook and although you might like to visit some other places for local colour I am betting you will end up back at the Thai Smile Bungalows for most of your meals. The menu is simple and delicious with daily specials most days. The Bungalows are located in a quiet neighborhood about a 5 minute walk from the beach. It is a peaceful oasis in a beautiful garden setting. The bungalows themselves are a good size, clean and new. The beds are very comfortable if you are looking for a little respite from hard Thai mattresses. We spent 5 nights at the Thai Bungalows and it was a very comfortable and relaxing stay.  

    Reviewed March 08, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from United States
    Solo traveler
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 8 nights in March 2016

    Exceeded my Expectations”

    Dave and Lek are simply amazing! Not only hospitable hosts but they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and special in their home. They have created a nice, welcoming, and small community within Thai Smile Bungalows. Superb cooking offered by Lek, great recommendations on what to do around the island by Dave, and they have an amazing team that supports them. Great location, access to scooters, and what I consider one of the most magical islands that I've seen in any of my travels. Highly recommend Koh Lanta and stay at Thai Smile Bungalows!

    Reviewed April 02, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erin from Canada
    Couple
    Superior Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    A wonderful little spot”

    I almost don't want to give my honest opinion, for fear of everyone discovering this little gem in Koh Lanta! But I can't lie, Thai Smile Bungalows was the highlight of our trip! Dave and Lek were both wonderful - Dave had lots of great tips on where to go and what to do on the island, and was always around to have a chat. Lek's cooking was AMAZING - the best we had throughout our travels through Thailand. The room was comfortable, casual - almost felt like you were staying in someone's home. And a soft mattress! Not rock hard like everywhere else we stayed. About a 5 min walk from the beach, and you can rent scooters from Dave. The room and food were both affordable - we will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed May 24, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katrin from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

    Felt like home ”

    Thai Smile Bungalows have been a great choice for my stay in Koh Lanta. The hosts are super friendly and gave me good advice how to explore the island. You can rent a scooter there easily. The place is quiet and a little hidden, but walking distance to good restaurants and some bars. Dave, the host, suggested to go to I AM Massage and ask for Tida, which I did twice. Tida really knows the body and gave me a fantastic shoulder-/back massage (quite hard though). The rooms are large and beautiful designed. I liked it a lot and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed April 26, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christopher from United States
    Solo traveler
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

    If you want paradise, stay here!!!”

    I cannot say enough good things about my stay at Thai smile bungalows. Dave, the manager/owner and Lek, the chef/owner, Put together an amazing experience for any guest from around the world. Honestly this is the best location in the entire island. You’re away from most of the busy tourist parts. You can walk over to the beach which has a wonderful night scene (bars - not parties). David takes care of everything. Motorbikes, tours, snorkeling, you name it he’ll make sure that you have a great time on the island. Super convenient. And the bungalows are exactly what you need. They are cozy and welcoming. And there are only six. You are not going to deal with tons of people like you would at some of the other places on the island. Oh and Lek’s cooking! Oh my god. It’s incredible. If you need a reason to stay here, here it is. Half of the guests were repeat customers during my stay. Some coming year over year. This is the best place on all of Lanta.

    Reviewed January 06, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lisa from United States
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2019

    Everything was wonderful!”

    Absolutely everything about our stay at Thai Smile Bungalows was wonderful - not a single complaint! Dave, Lek, and their staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Super nice people! The property is small, and the bungalows are quite near to each other, but the way that they've landscaped with beautiful flowers and trees make each unit feel secluded and private. The on-site restaurant is phenomenal and it's incredibly convenient to walk 10 steps to order food and drink rather than venturing off-property. As other reviews have mentioned, the food is first-class! The units are clean, modern, and well-appointed. The grounds are quiet and peaceful, but close enough to walk to a number of nearby facilities (dining, ATMs, laundry, health clinic, corner store, etc.) in <2 minutes. It's about a 5 minute walk to the beach, which is home to a stretch of laid-back beach bars. You're able to rent scooters right there at the property. I highly recommend Thai Smile!

    Reviewed March 05, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    mary from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Hidden gem of beauty and hospitality and grace”

    Dave and Lek have created a tiny piece of paradise amidst the hustle and bustle of tuk Tuks and tours on Koh Lanta Amidst a gorgeous garden created by lek you can sit in the shade outside your room and relax in the peace and quiet. Dave is a wealth of information that he tirelessly provides while also taking orders for food that lek cheerfully and skillfully prepares with ingredients fresh from the market each day. The dining area is perfectly situated in the shade of the garden and provides a pleasant opportunity to meet fellow travellers and share rave reviews of lek’s creations Stay here you won’t regret it. You can’t ask for a better combo than Dave a former guide and diver from Great Britain and lek a professionally trained Thai born chef Rooms are immaculate and modern and well kept Kudos to everyone at Thai smile They definitely give that extra something that makes your vacation special

    Reviewed February 07, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ali from United States
    Couple
    Superior Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Amazing spot and amazing owners”

    bed, cleanliless, staff

    Thai Smile was by far the best spot that we stayed in all of Thailand. The rooms are so nice and clean and have a nice modern touch. The bed is absolutely the most comfortable you will come across in Thailand! The owners, Dave and his wife Lek, really went above and beyond to make sure that their guests feel at home and are comfortable throughout their entire stay. Also, Lek makes some of the best Thai food on the island! She also cooks a mean banana pancake!! I would highly recommend anyone coming to Koh Lanta to stay here! They only have 5 bungalows so they do fill up quickly, but it is so worth it! Dave and Lek just really know how to do hospitality right and without a question, if/when we make it back to Thailand, that will be the first place we book.

    Reviewed January 05, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Claudia
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 16 nights in December 2019

    Best Place in Koh Lanta! ”

    We found Thai Smile Bungalows merely by accident, but couldn't be happier with our stay! Dave and Lek are really nice and easy going and the food was awesome! The Bungalows are spacious and very clean as is the small, but lovely little garden. Thai Smile is located just two minutes from the main road, so there's plenty of night life, but it's not as noisy and crowded. If we ever come back to Koh Lanta, we'll definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed January 04, 2020

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Georgia from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Favourite place in Thailand!”

    Food, Comfort, Advice

    These bungalows were just perfect! We booked Koh Lanta on a friends advice and we are so happy that we did, the most beautiful place we have ever been and I wish we would have stayed longer. We initially booked two nights and were planning one night in Phi Phi but decided to cancel this and stay an extra night as we fell in love with the place. Lek's food is amazing!! As this was our first trip to Thailand and our first stop we thought we best try some of the other food on the island and we wish we didn't, nothing compared to Lek's food at all. The best food we had our whole trip and we will definitely be looking to come back just for that. Being a vegan it can be really difficult to eat sometimes but Lek made me a special dish and it was amazing :) Dave helped us so much and we can not say how grateful we are! He recommended and organised everything for us, and you can really tell they just want their guests to have the best time possible, nothing was too much effort and he helped us with car rentals, booked our minivan transfer and picked us up and drove us to form the ferry. We would have been lost without all his help so thank you so much! The rooms are beautiful and the beds are so comfy, the AC is really good and the rooms are kept so clean. The place is set back from the road so there is no noise at night. The area felt completely safe to walk around with some small shops and bars along the beach close by. We would recommend you hire a car and drive round the island to find the beaches, we ended up at one right before the park called 'last beach' and it was so beautiful, almost completely untouched, so quiet and relaxing. We really fell in love with Koh Lanta and we can see why Dave and Lek love it so much, we will be back!

    Reviewed January 31, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeremy from United States
    Couple
    Garden View Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Amazing Stay!”

    Dave and Lek were absolutely amazing hosts! Dave is super friendly and is always down to just chat in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings. His wife, Lek, is an AMAZING cook. We ate at Thai Smile 5 times in the 3 nights we stayed there. Both my girlfriend and I agreed that the food there was the best we had during our entire Thailand trip (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Koh Lanta). The place isn't steps to the beach, though it's not terribly far either, definitely walkable (though it helps to have a scooter or a car rental on the island). Despite that, the hospitality and the food made this one of the most memorable places I've stayed at while on vacation. I would highly recommend Thai Smile and I would surely come back!

    Reviewed January 24, 2017

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