Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Koh Lanta Island Thailand, West Coast and Islands
The Moonlight Exotic Bay is a hotel located on the south west coast of Koh Lanta. Set in two parts, with the lead in, ‘River’ rooms located along the river, the ‘Forest’ and ‘Seaview’ and ‘Beach front’ rooms are over the bridge, on the sea side, dotted around by the beach.
The cool, modern design and generous space of the ‘Sea view’ and ‘Forest’ rooms makes them an excellent choice. These rooms have a glass front which allows them to take full advantage of natural light and have views out over the Andaman Sea. The ‘Beach front’ rooms are the pick of the bunch, with large terraces outside looking out to sea and featuring Jacuzzi baths. The ‘River’ view rooms are much more basic and this is reflected in their cost.
The good sized pool and relaxing restaurant are in a lovely location by the sea and the sunset bar is everything you’d want for a tropical evening watching the sun go down. The service is friendly and laid back, but reasonably attentive for such a laid back island.
The beach in front of the hotel is not ideal for swimming and though it is possible to snorkel and kayak off the coast, the rocks make a casual dip difficult. The hotel offers a free shuttle to a beach a couple of minutes drive along the coast. The owner has a plan to build a pontoon out to the clear water a little way out, but this has yet to materialise.
For the money Moonlight is one of the best hotels on Koh Lanta and one that offers real quality in a unique yet very Thai way.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
- Beach Bar
- Free Internet
- Spectacular Views
- Swimming Pool
- Television in the rooms
- Varied Local Excursions
Every guide, every driver, every tour, every pick-up etc was brilliant... We always felt we were in harmony with local community, not a voyeur looking in... Jake in Chang Mai was amazing. But everyone was first class.