Siam Lanna @ GoldenPoolVillas
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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*** Minimum Stay 5 Nights ***
Villa Siam Lanna is a Luxurious & Private, Self-Contained Pool Villa, is exquisitely detailed, and located just a stone's throw from Kantiang Bay, Koh Lanta. Fantastic views out to the Andaman Sea, views to the island of Koh Rok, and only minutes away from great restaurants, bars and markets.
Villa Siam Lanna is a four levels high Golden Pool Villa, featuring a very spacious layout and a large hardwood-floor loft, with exceptional sea views of Kantiang Bay and the surroundings. This villa consists of three bedrooms, two kitchens, three bathrooms, two dining areas, three living rooms and a library. This private villa is meticulously landscaped with a private, fenced, exotic and tropical garden and a large outdoor area with a private saltwater swimming pool.
Many amenities and features are similar to those of Villa Ayutthaya, which is our other Golden Pool Villas estate managed property, neighboring to Villa Siam Lanna. Villa Siam Lanna is a larger villa, and more spacious due to the two additional floor levels. The two extra floors add an additional library, study, living room and another balcony on the very top floor, and another bathroom, private laundry room and additional storage space on the pool access floor - which is also complimented by golden-accented twin staircases that lead back into the main villa area and adjoining sea view balconies.
A manicured courtyard and side gardens with cobblestone walkways compliment the very large tropically landscaped backyard, with twin sala gazebo seating areas that overlook the larger 7.5m kidney shaped swimming pool, with sea views to Koh Rok Island on the horizon. This villa is adorned with exotic floral gardens? and striking palm trees that sway and glisten in the Thailand sun.
All guests are welcome. From single travellers or romantic couples wishing for ultimate luxury, to one or two families vacationing together, or two or even three couples looking for a relaxing getaway and fun. The design of this villa boasts large, open and ambient living areas, with the decoration and features of the interior and the exterior reminiscent of the Northern Thailand "Lanna" styles. This villa features higher than hotel standard amenities.
Whether your looking for a holiday stay, or to long term rent a luxury villa on a paradise island, Golden Pool Villas, Kantiang Bay, Koh Lanta is an excellent and obvious choice. Your own idealistic island retreat away from home...
Only 5 mins walk to the stunning white sands of Kantiang Bay, around the corner from some of the best restaurants in Koh Lanta, and offering very ample and spacious living retreats, amenities, features and decor, Villa Siam Lanna at Golden Pool Villas Estate is ideal for a family holiday, an extended family vacation, or for a gathering or reunion of friends...
Located on what is often Voted the 'Best Beach of Koh Lanta' ...Kantiang Bay. Excellent Sea Views from the Villa. Close to many Tourist Attractions and Very Close To The Beach. Three access points to the white sands of Kantiang Bay. This is the 'upmarket' suburb of Koh Lanta, with the only 5-Star, and award winning, resort on the island located only a few hundred metres away...
There is no need to climb steep hills, walk into secluded areas, or trek into the jungle to get to Villa Siam Lanna, or to take advantage of it's Sea Views. Only a short walk to Shops, Convenience Stores, ATM's, Tour Agencies, Motorbike and Car Rental, Restaurants, Beach Bars and to the other surrounding resorts. Kayaking, Snorkeling, Jungle Tours, Waterfall and Elephant Treks, Speedboat Island Tours and Scuba Diving are all available in the immediate surroundings. The mountains around the estate are National Parks, with treks available to the protected areas and to Koh Lanta's famous Lighthouse.
Undercover Parking is available, as is Private and Public Transportation to and from the estate, to the different beaches on the island, or to the closest Piers, Airports and Cities... A very comfortable, relaxing and convenient location awaits you, in Kantiang Bay, Koh Lanta.
*The entire Private Pool Villa is available for guests, including use of the private pool, outdoor entertaining area and complete 4 floors of the house. There are no other guests or owners staying in this property at any time. Management can be contacted at rental guests own discretion, at any time, if needed.
**We are an Australian and Hong Kong couple living in Thailand. We are very experienced in the rental and holiday property business on Koh Lanta. Golden Pool Villas is now our third development/establishment in Koh Lanta. We have previously designed, built and managed the Ancient Realm Resort & Spa for seven years at Klong Dao Beach and also designed and built the new Ancient Realm Resort at Kantiang Bay for the new partners. We bring reliability, safety and peace of mind, with construction, maintenance and management experience.
***We can also offer high standards of service and guest satisfaction to all those that wish to stay in any of the properties that we manage. We will not be intrusive at all, and respect that holidaymakers like their privacy. We are in our office in Koh Lanta, during guest stays, and can be contacted at any time, day or night, if guests wish. All of our properties are fully furnished beyond normal standards, and decorated and designed uniquely. We are proud to say that we can offer a one of a kind stay in Lanta, and our property will tick all the right boxes...
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Very close to the white sandy beach, Kantiang Bay 200 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Krabi & Phuket Airports, Nearest railway: Trang Train Station|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The South Thailand region
Krabi, a coastal province, abounds with countless natural attractions that never fail to impress tourists. Such attractions include white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, fascinating coral reefs, caves and waterfalls, as well as numerous islands.
The distinguishing feature of both Krabi and neighboring Phang Nga is the massive limestone karsts, rising vertiginously out of the flat rice paddies on land and as islands from the sea. Add in some gorgeous beaches and excellent scuba diving and rock climbing, and it's little wonder that tourism in the area has been booming.
While less commercialized than neighboring Phuket, Krabi Province cannot be described as undiscovered: it receives two million visitors a year, and the major tourist areas cater extensively for foreigners.
From archaeological discoveries, it is believed that Krabi was one of the oldest communities in Thailand dating back to the prehistoric period. It is believed that this town may have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which means sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city's founding.
The best time to visit Krabi is between the months November to April when the area's climate is less hot than usual. During this period the island gets a lot of dry North Easterly winds, so giving dry blue skies and starry nights. Then, down on the beaches one can enjoy nice sea breezes. The sea stays at a warm 29°C all year round.
Bordering the Andaman Sea, Krabi Province is located 814 kilometers south of Bangkok and covers an area of 4,708 square kilometers. Its mountainous physical geography is broken by highlands and plains, covering more than 130 large and small islands, and abounding with mangrove forests. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometers through the town and into the Andaman Sea at Tambon Pak Nam. There are also klongs (canals) such as Klong Pakasai, Klong Krabi Yai, and Klong Krabi Noi, which all originate from Krabi's highest mountain Mount Phanom Bencha.
You can get around on English alone in the more touristic areas, although a few words of Thai will come in handy off the beaten track and will be much appreciated anywhere. A number of other European languages are also spoken in dive shops, restaurants, selected shops and beach resorts.
Koh Lanta Island
Ko Lanta is an island off the Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand. Like many other destinations in Krabi Province, it is known for its diving and long white beaches. Ko Lanta consists of several islands, the two largest of which are Ko Lanta Noi ("Small Lanta Island") and Ko Lanta Yai ("Big Lanta Island").
Ko Lanta is popular with tourists seeking a holiday away from the parties. It's popular with a significantly older crowd than nearby Ko Phi Phi: more walking on the beach and watching the sunset than drinking and dancing. However, there are plenty of bars and the longer term stayers are friendly and know how to party! It is also popular with families with young children, and of course, with divers. Ko Lanta can provide a party if you know where to look.
Ko Lanta is a little less well-known than Ko Phi Phi, which has become more commercialized and corporate, but it is hardly undiscovered: the several beaches on the west coast of Ko Lanta Yai are each strung with a line of resorts and bungalows, although the farther down the island you venture, the less this is true. And even when the island is at it fullest, there will be a quiet place for you to relax - the beaches are never full.
The main island is 6 km wide and over 30 km long, located approximately 70 km from Krabi Town. The island has 9 attractive white sandy beaches, splendid scenery; coastlines have more than 70 small islands and plenty with forest, coral reefs and under water life. The geography of the island is typically mangroves; coral rimmed beaches; and rugged tree covered hills.
A paved road runs along the beaches from the northern part of the island almost all the way to the southern tip. The last 8 kilometers leading to the headquarters of the Mu Ko Lanta National Park in the south are quite hilly. The landscape is dominated by a series of mountains covered with virgin rainforest.
Weather in the region is tropical - there are only two seasons: the hot season from January to April, and the green season from May to December. Temperatures during the year average 25ºC to 32ºC (77ºF to 89.6ºF) and the yearly rainfall averages 2569 mm. Unlike in say Europe, the rain in this region comes down heavily and quickly over short periods.
Weatherwise, the best time to visit Ko Lanta is between the months November to April when the area's climate is less hot than usual. During this period the island gets a lot of dry northeasterly winds, so giving dry blue skies and starry nights. The sea stays at a warm 29°C all year round.
Krabi and Ko Lanta are a melting pot of Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Muslims, and even sea gypsies. The majority of the population in the rural areas is Muslim. The area however, does not suffer from any religious tension and the folk live in peace and harmony. Most of the folk speak with a thick Southern dialect which is difficult for even other Thais to understand. With this kind of mixture, Krabi is always celebrating something be it part of Thai Buddhist, Thai-Chinese, or Thai-Islamic tradition. The unique lifestyle of the Chao-Le (sea-gypsy) in Ko Lanta particularly is well-worth a look, a life-style that has been almost completely unaffected by the booming tourism on the island.
Kantiang Bay A kilometre-long beach on a gently curving shoreline, Kantiang Bay is home to a limited number of hotels and resorts, leaving the pristine beach with an uncrowded feeling even during the busy holidays. There are excellent corals for snorkelling as well. Lying 18 km south of Baan Saladan, Kantiang Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and was voted one of the "Top Ten Tropical Beaches in The World" by the Sunday Times of London.
There are no scuba diving sites on the island itself, all require a boat trip. However Lanta is the closest island to the famous Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Koh Haa sites, so it is very popular with divers.
Hin Daeng and Hin Muang near Ko Lanta are perhaps the best dive sites in Thailand (frequently ranking in the world's top ten) with more than 200 hard corals and 108 reef fish catalogued in a study underway, but thousands more organisms abound. Hin Daeng has the steepest and deepest in the whole of the country with fantastic marine life. Hin Muang next door is completely underwater and it is covered with delicate violet coral. The sites also have one of the world's highest incidences of whale shark sightings.
For details refer to Diving in Thailand and Diving in Ko Lanta
Koh Haa - this is the best site in Thailand for mixed groups of snorkellers and divers. For divers only, it offers amazing swim-throughs. In recent years Koh Haa has seen a large increase in the number of fish present at the reefs, due to committed conservation policies.
Koh Rok (As seen on the horizon from the balcony of Villa Ayutthaya) - some of Thailand's finest snorkeling spots are located off Lanta's coast. Koh Rok, 47 km south of Lanta, is considered by most to be the pick of the bunch. tKoh Rok actually consists of two islands, Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok, both graced with powdery white sand beaches and with an extensive bed of coral in between. This sheltered and shallow channel is an ideal habitat for reef fish, and the place swarms with innumerable shoals of them. Visibility is very good, and many interesting species of reef fish can be found in these waters. Many snorkellers are most amazed by the sheer numbers of fish here, which swirl and swarm around the swimmers.
Koh Mook's amazing Emerald Cave is the highlight of the famous 4-Island trip. The cave is a window into a lagoon through which safety-vest-clad swimmers are towed by local guides. The swim into the lagoon is fully eighty metres in length and a real adventure.
Elephant rides can be arranged to take visitors to the top of the hill in Ko Lanta National Park.
The east side of Ko Lanta with its rich mangrove forests and caves is a great option for off-the-beaten-path kayaking. Kayaking can also be done on Ko Talabaeng, the limestone cliff near Ko Lanta.
Wannabe fishers can catch the likes of marlin, sailfish, barracuda, red snapper, and tuna. Three different kinds of fishing trip are offered by private longtail boat: half-day, full-day, and night fishing.
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