Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hat Yai Golden Crown Hotel, Hat Yai

Hat Yai Golden Crown Hotel, Hat Yai

Memories come back of making visa runs and trips and they always included a nights lay over in Hat Yai.

Nowadays the visa runs are done within a day from Samui, leaving at silly o'clock in the morning and arriving late in the evening back on the island. Not my style at all. I preferred to take the local bus to Hat Yai, from there take a mini bus to the border and than back to Hat Yai or Song Kla with a taxi. Piece of cake and you had a night rest in Hat Yai. This was in the days when there were no shopping malls on Koh Samui! Hat Yai was a nice break.

Had Yai is also known as one of the few cities besides Phuket where the Vegetarian festival is celebrated. A very interesting experience indeed.

My visa run days were way before I started my blogs so unfortunately not too many posts about those trips but nonetheless, let's get back the matter at hand and that's a hotel in Had Yai.

The Had Yai Golden Crown is a typical hotel for the city, cheap, conveniently located near the city and it's shopping. Nothing more, nothing less. For under a 1.000,-THB you get a room, what else do you need just for the night?

Enjoy Had Yai and I still dream of a Chinese restaurant near the rail way station, it was that good!

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined

Standard Room

Guest room

Guest room


Monday, August 9, 2010

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta

This luxurious resort is nestled in a tropical forest facing a pristine white sand beach which is one of Koh Lanta’s finest. Pimalai (a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World) is set on 100 acres of lush greenery and directly on a stretch of unspoiled beach.

This exclusive beach resort combines all the right ingredients - subtle five star comforts, natural beauty, environmental friendliness and lots of space.

There are 121 accommodation units to choose from, 3 restaurants, 2 swimming pools and a fantastic beach to top it all off. It's located in the Southern part of Koh Lanta at Ba Kan Biang Bay and beach. A small village is within a 10 minute walk and gives some alternatives in case you get bored of the excellent food in the hotel!

If you want a quiet beach, luxury and great food and accommodation, without a doubt this must be your call on Koh Lanta. Room rates aren't cheap but worth every Baht!

Bookings by Agoda

Bookings by Hotels Combined

Deluxe room

Pavilion suite living room

Beach Villa 2 bed rooms, living room area

Bay front deluxe room

The Horizon Swimming pool