Thursday, 14 September 2017

Mook Lanta Eco Resort and Lanta Animal Welfare are famous in Germany



Today, Nils and Juliana told us we are on a very famous blog by Modern Gypsy.

A lovely couple visited us in 2016, made a video of us, the island and Lanta Animal Welfare and never told us.

But now we have this wonderful video and would like to share it with you.

Thank you Modern Gypsy, Nils and Juliana!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

New this season....

There is a lot going on, on the island right now, we have been busy with guests, the road down the island is being upgraded, Andaman Dive Adventures are building a brand new dive shop and today on our way to Old Town for lunch we discovered Lanta Haven.
Easy to find on the road to Old Town 

When I say discover, we could not have missed it, a lovely restaurant overlooking a big waterpark. We had to stop and investigate.
Loads of inflatables in shallow water 

The kids were having a great time 

We met the owner, Sep, who told us he only opened this week and had more things to complete but kids were already queuing up to play.
Staff always supervising the kids
Safety rules and life jackets available 

Nick and I were tempted to have a go ourselves, it looked great fun and the kids were all being supervised by staff. Safety did appear to be a priority, well that and fun!
9 hole mini golf 

They are also just finishing 9 hole mini hole golf course at the front. But we weren't the only ones to find it today.....
The kids were loving the water the mums the shade


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Best and Cheapest!

It is a phrase we hate to hear, 'Where is the best and cheapest food on the island?' Normally we try to delicately put that if it is the best it is very unlikely to be the cheapest.


Last night, however, we were proved wrong....

Kandi Lounge is known for it's enormous dinners and yesterday's Sunday Roast topped it all. For only 195 baht, I had the largest Sunday roast I have ever had. Lashings of vegetables, potatoes, yorkshire puddings and of course gravy and chicken. There was so much, there was barely room for the gravy to be added!

It was so large that I only ate a small proportion of it, but luckily for me, Mark put the rest in a take away box and I shall be eating the rest today (and maybe tomorrow).

If you are hungry, there is only one place to go.... Kandi Lounge.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Thank you!

Last week, we held a bring and buy sale for the animals of Koh Lanta.

We were given, many clothes, sheets and items that people no longer wanted but felt someone else could find use for.


We also donated 15% of the bar takings that night for Lanta Animal Welfare, everyone did love 'drinking for a good cause!'

We raised in total 6,240 baht, 4,640 baht to directly help a dog suffering from Diabetes and the rest to go to Lanta Animal Welfare to keep up their great work.

All the goods left at the end of the sale, were donated to Lanta Animal Welfare for pet bedding.

We would like to thank everyone who came and donated.

Mellisa & Nick

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A new addition to Lanta


Isn't it annoying when all your favourite places shut on the same night! What are we meant to do then? Go home and talk to the husband!!


Luckily a friend recommended that we try a new bar, called Joker Bar, that is handily located right next to the wonderful May's Kitchen.

Owned by the charming Chad, the bar has that lovely Thai beach bar feel, with great music and a delicious mojitos. Chad proudly told us how the bar had been decorated and built from rubbish from the beach.

Chad originally had a bar in Phi Phi but was attracted to Lanta because of the more relaxed vibe.

I love his tagline, 'I open when I wake up, and close when you can drink no more!'

We wish him every success for the future.

Check it out, next time you are here.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Thank you!

I just love people who don't just want the world to change, they want to change it themselves.

I am sure you all know about the amount of plastic in the oceans, and every year in the Green Season we see the problem ourselves.

As the wind and waves change with the change of seasons, rubbish from all over the world is dumped on our beaches. At the end of the season, much of the rubbish will wash back into the sea, but obviously we would all rather is was taken out of the sea altogether.

Well we are lucky enough to have TrashHero on the island and every Sunday they host a beach clean up, and everyone is welcome.

But 2 of our lovely guests could not wait to Sunday and asked us for some bags and went to the beach and picked it up themselves. They bought it back to the staff, so that they could recycle what they could.
Thank you Laura Hughes and William Hatfield, both from the USA.

Mellisa & Nick

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Chemical Free Mosquito Repellants

Every year we try to come up with a new eco project. Last year it was up-cycling and this was not only a great way to reuse our waste from the resort, but also fun to do and provided some useful new things around the resort:
New Screens for the Cozy Bamboo Bungalows
- Tables on the balconies for the air con and family bungalows
- Shelves for the bathrooms
- Roof for the bike shed
- Walls for the recycling area
- Fence for the Standard Fan Area
- Screens for the Cozy Fan Bamboo Bungalows.
New Bike Shed
All these things were made up from broken or outdated items that could have just ended up in the trash.
New Tables for the Air Conditioned Balconies
This year we have been investigating providing chemical free mosquito repellents for the rooms. Did you know that there are many plants that Mosquitoes do not like and just adding a little garden pot to each balcony can reduce them (well that is the theory).
New Plants for the Balconies
So 2 days ago, we started to grow, from seed, some of the plants we are looking to incorporate into plant pots on, firstly the Standard Fan Bamboo Bungalows, and if it is successful, all around the resort. We are currently growing, Coriander, Basil and Marigolds. But I am still trying to find Citronella, Lavender and Rosemary. We think that not only will it repel the mosquitoes, but it will look pretty and smell wonderful.