After being in Chiang Mai for a while with no escape to running water, Bowen and I needed a beach getaway! So, we pack our bags and booked a spontaneous trip to the south of Thailand to the infamous Ao Nang Beach, Krabi. We had the best start to our little getaway, since we got to spend the first two nights in the incredible 'The L Resort'. It was located right in the most amazing location and was directly across the road from the beach. Our stay there was truly unique and we absolutely enjoyed every moment. If you've been to this popular tourist destination before, then you would know that there are endless amounts of resorts, however, if you are looking for a modern, unique, affordable and well located resort, then The L Resort is for you!
On arrival we were welcomed by the friendly staff and the Manager, Michel. Our room wasn’t ready but we got to wait in the beautiful, open air lobby with soft day beds and couches. We were also welcomed with a delicious welcome drink of Rosella tea, which is one of my favourites in Thailand! We already knew that our stay was going to be a spectacular one.
We stayed in the ‘Lite Room’ which was a very spacious, modern style room with a king sized bed, a big flatscreen TV, WIFI, air con, a desk (perfect if you need to get some work done), a mini bar, iPod docking station, deluxe bathroom amenities, a balcony that overlooked the garden and pool area and let’s not forget one of my favourite touches - a coffee machine! My favourite touch to the resort was that the theme colour was purple, such as purple pillows and towels. It gave it that homely and welcoming touch to make you feel at home.
After we checked in and had a little nap, we went straight to the pool to cool down and soak up some sunshine. There are two pools in the resort, one that is shared with people who have the rooms with pool access (this one has a waterfall!), and the other one is much larger with a Jacuzzi, extra little wading pools and a bridge (no, you can’t jump off the bridge, but it’s a nice touch!). There are sunbeams there where you can relax, and theres also a pool bar where you can enjoy a fresh drink or some light snacks.
If you know me then you would know that breakfast is one of my favourite meals of the day especially if it is a buffet breakfast! Since I’ve been travelling as a vegan now for over a year, I’ve come to the conclusion that buffet breakfasts are a vegan’s best friend, especially if the buffet provides many vegan options, which is exactly what The L Resort did! There was a coffee machine, a cereal bar (which were all vegan), fresh juice, fresh fruit and salads, and extensive variety of freshly baked breads and endless spreads of jams and peanut butter!
So, this was probably one of my favourite things about the hotel! Each room is provided with a personal iPad which provides guests with all services right at their fingertips, from room service, wake up calls and things to do and where to eat in Krabi! It was like having your own personal guide!
Ao Nang Beach is literally a stone's throw from the L Resort. All you need to do is walk out the front, cross the road, walk down the stairs and you’ve reached the soft sand! It makes beach days a lot easier knowing that you don’t have to venture far from your hotel.
I think what truly made our stay at The L Resort memorable was the amazing and friendly staff. The service was just absolutely incredible and made us feel very welcome. If you are looking for a romantic getaway with a lover, or a holiday with your friends or even with your family and kids, then The L Resort has you covered in all area and can cater your needs. To make a booking head to their webpage here and be sure to check them out on their Facebook page, too. Thank you so much for having us, it was an honour to stay at your resort. We look forward to staying again on our return.
Love and Light,
Mary Christine x