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Welcome to the Crown Experience!

Whether you’re a Crown Lanta loyalist or a newbie to our boutique island resort, our goal with this webpage is to make the island of Lanta your Prince Charming. We’ll surprise and delight you with travel ideas, recipes, expert tips, and the latest Crown news, written both by us as well as outside Crown “Royals”.

This isn’t about toeing our own company line, singing our own praises, or simply rehashing blogger’s reviews. The goal of The Crown Experience is to engage, inspire and celebrate life on the island.

So dive right in and sea for yourself!




What to do in Ko Lanta?

by, March 27, 2017 | Tene Sommer

Since we only stayed three nights at Crown Lanta Resort in Koh Lanta, we only took one day to discover the island. It’s quite small, but it has roads for the cars that run 22km from north to south (not like tiny Koh Lipe which was our next destination).

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Private Beach Day+Lunch & Dinner at Crown Lanta Resort

by, March 27, 2017 | Tene Sommer

Since the resort has a beautiful restaurant called The Cliff that is open both for lunch and for dinner, we decided to try out the food there and then head down to the beach for a few hours.

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Reggae Bar at Crown Lanta Resort

by, March 24, 2017 | Tene Sommer

Altogether we stayed at Crown Lanta Resort for three relaxing nights. But you could easily stay there for two weeks, because of the different facilities the hotels offers such as a spa, private beaches, Reggae Bar,

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Bangkok to Crown Lanta Resort in Koh Lanta

by, March 23, 2017 | Tene Sommer

The hotel had arranged a transport for us, but the resort is very near-just 3km away from Koh Lanta Saladan pier. Koh Lanta is very laid-back and perfect for couples as well as families and I think the resort we stayed is one of the most romantic hotel in Koh Lanta.

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LOVE THIS HOTEL: CROWN LANTA RESORT & SPA

By, February 2017

On my recent visit to Koh Lanta, Thailand my friends and I really hit the nail on the head with our choice of accommodation.

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TOP 5 BEST ROMANTIC RESORTS FOR COUPLES IN THAILAND

By, JANUARY 2017

Thailand offers white sand beaches, clear blue sea and dramatic tropical landscapes. My top 5 best romantic hotels and resorts for couples in Thailand picks out the perfect hotels to spend your honeymoon, valentines or just a week in paradise beside the beach or your own private pool.

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CROWN LANTA RESORT AND SPA | KOH LANTA, THAILAND

By, January 2017

A luxurious 5 star gem on the island of Koh Lanta! With it’s own stunning private beach, incredibly beautiful hotel grounds and Reggae bar with ocean views, tree houses and delicious drinks, lies this amazing place! The grounds are immaculate and very large making the hotel shuttles a welcome surprise to get around easily.

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TOP 5 BEST HOTELS & RESORTS ON KOH LANTA

By, November 2016

In this review I look at the top 5 best hotels and resorts on Koh Lanta, a peaceful and culturally rich island that is just a stones throw Phi-Phi in Thailand.

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KOH LANTA: Crown Lanta X Bikinifox

By, November 2016

Located on a peaceful island not far from Krabi (Koh Lanta) is a resort named Crown Lanta. The resort showcases stunning panoramic views of both the steep mountains and the sparkling ocean.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Offseason Travel.

By, November 2016

Offseason travel – this post has been in the making for a long time. In fact, ever since I realized how nice it is to swim in a deserted pool during a rainstorm in Sri Lank

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Koh Lanta should be called Koh WOW!!

By, November 2016

Koh Lanta should be called Koh WOW!! So you have huddled in Hua Hin and played in Pattaya so now you should get laid back in Lanta!

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A LUXURIOUS STAY AT CROWN LANTA RESORT AND SPA

By Munnawar Hashim, October 2016

Koh Lanta has been mostly out of radar for tourists who only choose to visit popular islands like Phuket or Koh Phiphi. Nowadays, it had become a choice destination for families, honeymooners, backpackers and anyone looking for a thriving yoga scene.

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10 THINGS TO DO ON KOH LANTA, THAILAND

By Jackson Groves, October 2016

Koh Lanta is a small island in Thailand, which has beautiful uncrowded beaches, historic towns, waterfalls and jungles. Despite it's beauty Koh Lanta is known for being relatively quiet compared to hotspots like Koh Samui and Phi Phi...

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Review: Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta (Thailand)

By Luxury Travel Expert, October 2016

The ideal choice for a relaxing beach holiday, Koh Lanta in Thailand is a picture perfect tropical paradise.

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TRAVEL DIARY KOH LANTA

By Les Belles Choses, September 2016

Einige Zeit ist es nun schon her, aber trotzdem erinner ich mich immer wieder gerne an meine Thailand-Rundreise zurück. Koh Lanta war eines unserer ersten Ziele und nach dem wir auf Koh Phi Phi so gute Erfahrungen gemacht haben zwecks Strände, Partys und Co, waren wir mega gespannt.

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Koh Lanta

by Our Travel Dreams, September 2016

Koh Lanta is a beautiful island where you can get away from the big crowds. It is actually made up of several little islands, of which Ko Lanta Yai is the most visited. It has nature reserves and beaches where you won’t see another human being.

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Koh Lanta

by Travel Tom Tom, August 2016

In June 2016 after visiting Thailnd for more than 10 times I finally made it to Koh Lanta. I was invited to come and review Crown Lanta Resort & Spa and give my opinion about their resort

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Lovely Style (Blog): Crown Lanta Resort & Spa Review

(July 2016)

I found it like the perfect place to disconnect and relax..." Continue Reading about Raquel's stay with us.

Adventure In You (Blog): A Relaxing Haven in Koh Lanta

(July 2016)

Upon arrival in Koh Lanta, we got in a tuk tuk and politely asked the driver to take us to Crown Lanta Resort. As if on cue, the driver smiled and started to talk with enthusiasm as he told us that Crown Lanta was THE best hotel on the island....

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Adventure In You (Blog): Top Adventurous Activities in Koh Lanta

(July 2016)

Although Koh Lanta is slowly becoming more and more developed, there are still loads of amazing secluded beaches which you can find. So, apart from lying down and staring at the crystal clear waters, what else is there to do in this island?

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Journey Wonders (Blog): 6 Unimssable Travel Experiences in South Thailand

by Journey Wonders, June 2016

After a pleasant week in Krabi, I headed out to Koh Lanta, a smallish island located a few hours south of Krabi. This island is mostly known for its peaceful beaches, great scuba diving opportunities and for its beautiful Old Town where youc an find floating Chinese-style wooden houses...

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CROWN LANTA RESORT AND SPA: KOH LANTA.

By Marathon Travelers, June 2016

Over the last two months as Gillian and I have traveled through south east Asia, we began to believe more and more that customer service wasn't a very big priority.

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Travel 3Sixty Magazine (AirAsia Inflight Magazine): Beach Hideaways

by AirAsia 3Sixty, June 2016

As the fiery orb of the sun dipped into the sparkling Andaman Sea, I streched out lazily on my matress (complete with a triangular Thai-style cushion) at The Reggae Bar, taking in the soothing sounds of Bob Marley crooning about freedom, and sipped my Sangsom (Thai rum) on the rocks....

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Touring Magazine (French Edition): Traveling with Children in Thailand

(May/June 2016)

The island of Koh Lanta, along with Crown Lanta Resort and Spa, is featured on page 33 of this edition of Touring Magazine.

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Look East Magazine (Travel Magazine): 2 Must-Stay Hotels in Krabi

by Lookeast (December Post), July 2016

Krabi is home ot many famous beaches and islands. We recently made an escape to one of Krabi's less touristic islands, Koh Lanta, before returning to the wilder side at Aonanag Beach.

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Little Spark of Wanderlust (Blog): A Crown Lanta Review

(May 2016)

Ko Lanta; the sleepy Thai island has a little gem on its shore called Crown Lanta. We were only able to stay one night, but had an amazing time.....

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Nomadasaurus (Blog): The Best Luxury Hotel in Koh Lanta

by Nomadasaurus, May 2016

Two years ago we showed up on the quiet island paraidse that is Koh Lanta, and lost ourselves for a week. Our days were filled with hammocks, swimming in the sea, drinking beers, sampling happy shakes and soaking up the sun. The place quickly became our favourite island in Thailand. While we were shoestring backpackers the first time, our return saw us coming as different travellers, and we would be staying at one of the best luxury hotesl in Koh Lanta.

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Travels of a Beauty Addict (Blog): Crown Lanta Revisited

by Travels of a Beauty Addict, May 2016

We had stayed at the Crown Lanta on Koh Lanta back in February 2015 with some friends (you can read about that here) and had a really great time so when I was perusing hotels for somewhere to stay with my folks in April, this hotel was one of the first I checked out for good deals. It had some great prices as April is going into the low season here in Thailand. They had rooms starting from around £35 but we plumped for pool access rooms for just £50 a night – bargain.

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Love and Road {Blog}: Best Hotels for your Thailand Honeymoon

(April 2016)

For a perfect Thailand honeymoon in Koh Lanta you must stay at Crown Lanta Resort & Spa! The hotel is located on the top of a hill at Koh Lanta Peninsula, what gives you stunning views and privacy.

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Luxury Travel Guide Recognizes Crown Lanta with, "Luxury Private Resort of the Year"

(April 2016)

The Luxury Travel Guide (LTG) Awards recognize and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. Each year LTG's team of experts scour the globe and travel extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most reputable transfer service companies.

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Blissy Life (Blog): Getaway and Focus, Surrounded by Breathtaking Vistas

by BlissyLife, April 2016

We traveled to Koh Lanta with the intention of having a sort of creative sabbatical… exciting, I know! We wanted a beautiful, paradise-y beach location, that was a bit secluded so we could think and focus. We certainly found this at Crown Lanta Resort & Spa!

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Journalist On The Run {Blog}: 10 Reasons to Love Koh Lanta, Thailand

(March 9, 2016)

Before coming to Koh Lanta last week, I really didn't know a whole lot about the island. I heard it was a lot quieter than the likes of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao on the side of Thailand and that it was also nothing like the rowdiness of Phuket, which anyone how has read this post, will know my dislike for that island...Here are 10 Reasons I love Koh Lanta...

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Crown Lanta Resort & Spa {Blog}: Where to Eat Like a Local (sort of).

February 2016

One of the joys of experiencing a new culture is the food. And here in Thailand there's no shortage of food cards, sidewalk cafes, or restaurants. Deciding on which one to dine at is wherein the challenge lies. Crown Lre so much more than just brick and mortar, a physical structure...

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Tieland to Thailand {Blog}: Crown Lanta: A Picture Perfect Crown Lanta Resort

by Tieland to Thailand, January 2016

When we first traveled around Thailand, we were starstruck by hotels with rockbottom price tags. But now, we're more often in the market for something more elegant and comfortable for a higher (yet still reasonable) price tag. On our recent trip Thailand's southern region, the Koh Lanta resort called Crown Lanta didn't disappoint!

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Crown Lanta Resort & Spa {Blog}: You've Got a Friend…

by Crown Lanta, January 2016

You've got a friend…in me. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. All you have to do is call. And we'll be there for you! Crown Lanta is excited to begin contributing posts to The Crown Experience webpage. We feel we are so much more than just brick and mortar, a physical structure...

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FIT Travels {Blog}: Hotel Review

by FIT Travels, January 2016

Our time at the Crown Lanta Resort was short, but very sweet. This was our second visit to the Thai island, Koh Lanta so we took the opportunity to lap up everything that the Crown Lanta Resort had to offer and relax!

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Tieland to Thailand {Blog}: Unforgettable Things to Do in Koh Lanta

by Tieland to Thailand, January 2016

Even though we've taken many trips to Krabi Province, it took us nearly three years to finally visit Koh Lanta. Big names in that area of the Andaman Sea include Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, but we ended up gravitating towards the island that's not on travelers' radars as often. As it turned out, there are a great mix of things to do in Koh Lanta without the overcrowding usually experienced on the more popular islands. Count us in!

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Look East {Magazine}: Holiday Retreats

by LookEast, December 2015

Nothing screams a relaxing winter getaway like a spa retreat in a private secluded location – and here are several new ones awaiting your visit during the holidays.

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Luxury Travel Diary: Crown Lanta Resort & Spa Review

by Travel Diary, October 2015

The Crown Lanta Resort & Spa is only an hour and a half from Krabi International airport and is reached by a van and speedboat (or ferry) transfer over to the magical island of Lanta...

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22 Places {Blog}: Crown Lanta Resort & Spa – Ein Erfahrungsbericht

by 22 Places, October 2015

Auf Koh Lanta kann man eigentlich ewig verweilen. Die Insel hat tolle Strände und ist sehr viel relaxter, als viele der touristischen Hochburgen in Thailand...

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Why Waste Annual Leave {Blog}: The Crown Lanta Resort & Spa–A Luxury Hotel in Koh Lanta

by Why Waste Annual Leave, January 2015

Nearly a decade separates my two trips to Thailand. The first was in the thick of my student years, where…

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