After a few days of buckets and beach bars in Phi Phi, it was time for some super lazing – kicking back with a book by the pool, Thai style. We headed to Koh Lanta, one of the larger but more peaceful islands on the South West coast.
My go to suncream. This stuff is the bomb – it stays on all day, even if you’re getting in and out of water. It is expensive (£15-20 a bottle) but as you only need to apply it once a day it is more than worth the money.
Our tummies began to rumble so we wandered down the beach in vague hope of finding somewhere open to feed us!
Luckily we found somewhere just up the beach. Yum.
The next day we hired a car and drove around the island. Our first stop was Lanta Old Town – surprisingly enough, the oldest town in Lanta.
We found this little lady asleep in one of the hammocks. It’s a hard life in Lanta, I tell ya.
Looking stylish Franny!
We then drove off in search of a beach. It just so happened that we stumbled across this deserted one…
In the background is the uber posh Pimalai Hotel. One day, one day…
That evening we decided to treat ourselves to a slap up dinner. We’d heard mutterings that the place to go in Lanta was called…
This place was beautiful – maybe the coolest restaurant I’ve ever been to. The entire restaurant and fittings are made of driftwood and shells. Unfortunately it didn’t photograph too well!
The food was amazing. We went for a load of seafood dishes and sides to share, including the spiciest prawn green curry either of us had ever encountered… my mouth hurts just thinking about it now!
Afterwards we headed to ‘Why Not’ Bar for some interesting covers, cocktails and obligatory fire show.
We stopped for petrol on the way home – unfortunately we used a moped petrol pump. Half an hour later we were still pumping… ah the memories!
Coconut milkshakes and amazing view ahoy.
You can take the girls out of England…
See you again Lanta, you relaxing place you.