Thursday, 24 December 2015

Happy Christmas!

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The sun is shining, and it is only 7am, and Santa has visited every guest already.

At lunchtime we will be celebrating with the staff and sharing our Secret Santa presents.

We hope you all have a wonderful day.

The Mook Lanta Team

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Well Done Team

Big Congratulations to all our wonderful staff who have been mentioned in recent TripAdvisors.

Neng & Gin (both mentioned twice), Kai 1 & 2, Ya and Pi Deng.
Gin, The Boss
Kai our Cleaner
Kai our Cleaner
Neng, our Waiter, Cook and Barman
Ya our Gardener and Handyman
Pi Deng the Cook

Only Sao waiting for a mention, so if you appeciate our Housekeeper, please let us know. She works very hard and keeps the Kai's in order!
Sao, our Housekeeper

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Gin's Kitchen

Gin, our hotel manager, has started a new restaurant on the island. Her restaurant does a fantastic Thai table BBQ. As you sit down they will bring you a small BBQ that sits on your table and some broth.

You and your family and friends need to then go to the limitless supply of vegetables, meats, fish and spices. add the broth, vegetables and spices to the bottom of the BBQ and cook the meat and fish on the top of the BBQ. Let the broth develop overtime with the fish and meat juices into a delicious dish to share with your friends.

An incredibly cheap way to dine (under 200 baht per person) and guaranteed to fill you up.

A really sociable way to eat with friends and family.

Good luck to Gin and her family on their new venture.

Mellisa & Nick

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Long live the King!

Today is the king of Thailand 's birthday,  so it is a public holiday and as he is considered the father to all Thai's,  it is also Father's Day.

The king is the longest serving monarch in the world as is 88 years old. He is also well loved by his country.

In celebration, we are Mook Lanta Eco resort are wearing special t-shirts designed for this day to honour him.

Happy birthday your highness, happy father's day to all the dads and

Long live the King!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Happy Loy Krathong

Today there is a full moon and in Thailand we celebrate Loy Krathong  (floating crown).

Loy Krathong is a chance to wash away the bad in your life and ask for good luck. Traditionally,  thai people make a Krathong  (crown) from flowers and leaves and maybe add some of their own hair and/or nail cuttings and release it into the sea or river, releasing the bad spirits.

Gin has been busy making Krathong and has made us a beautiful one.

We have organised a taxi to take our guests to the festival tonight in Old Town,  where there will food, drink, music and celebrations. Nick and I will be walking to the end of the pier to release our Krathong and ask for some good luck for the future. 

Happy Loy Krathong to all our family,  friends and guests.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Warning over Krabi Airport Minibus Service

We have had a number of guests arrive at Krabi Airport at 14:00 and it has taken them until nearly 21:00 to get to the resort.

When you buy the minibus ticket at Krabi Airport they are now taking you into Krabi Town (the opposite direction) making you wait there for 2 hours, before bring you back (via the airport) to the island.

We strongly recommend you contact us regarding travelling to the island, so that we can make it as painless for you as possible.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Tasters & Teasers

Located within Phra Ae (Long Beach) village means we are able to walk to many great restaurants; Traditional Thai, French, Pizzeria,  Bakeries, Swedish, BBQ,  Seafood, British and German. But for us, having Red Snapper Restaurant as our neighbours is a real bonus.

Ed and Joyce are fantastic chefs, with many years of experience, cooking fine dining for discerning guests. When they opened Red Snapper they spent a long time sourcing excellent ingredients in order to design dishes that were affordable yet delicious.

Every now and again, they like to challenge themselves and their guests with new and experimental dishes. Friday, the 13th, was another mission for them, changing a traditionally unlucky day, when some hide indoors, into a fun culinary experience.

For one night only, they offered a 7 course menu, designed to tease your taste buds. We were not disappointed. Some guests had joined us for this wonderfully delicious night and everyone really enjoyed the experience.

For me, the dish of the day was the Black Cod, I have never had fish that literally melted in the mouth and was wonderfully complimented with a spinach dumpling and a tasty Chorizo bleurre blanc.

Gnocchi with Mushroom and Truffle jam
Black Cod with a spinach dumpling and a Chorizo Beurre Blanc

For Nick, he could not decide between the succulent Lamb Chop, with a Bacon Larb (spicy and meaty Thai salad), or the Duck Prosciutto salad (which he liked so much he took some home!).
Duck Prosciutto Salad

They had also taken the time to build a wine collection that complimented each dish, so of course I needed to try as many as possible!

Today, they are back to their normal tasty menu, but you won't be disappointed, with the quality or the price. Try it tonight!

Friday, 13 November 2015

There is always a rainbow to cheer you up after some rain.....

Yesterday we had some rain for a couple of hours, I enjoyed it because it really cooled the air, but I knew our customers would be wishing it to end.

Suddenly it stopped and almost as suddenly all our customers came out and seemed to be taking photos of the clouds! More and more were coming out and taking photos, so I had to go and take a look and see what all the fuss was about.

A beautiful rainbow had appeared and unfortunately my photo does not do it justice, but it was almost a complete half circle stretching from the beach to the mountain.

It obviously captured a lot of imagination on the island, as several other people nearby started posting photos of it too on Facebook.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Making friends. ...

Pi Deng, Neng and Kaiser have not just been serving great breakfasts in the restaurant,  they have been making friends and stealing beautiful babies from our guests.

Add Lanta Museum to your to do list.

Whilst you are here on Lanta, be sure to add Lanta Old Town and Lanta Museum on your 'To Do' List.

Old Town is the original main town of the island and is located in the South East of the island. A beautiful town, with most buildings constructed from wood, it has a number of distinctive restaurants and shops selling beautifully hand made products. Hammock House is a must.

But Khun Thom has also lovingly created Lanta Museum, based in the heart of the town, to preserve the heritage of this beautiful island. Learn about the Sea Gypsies, the original settlers and the traditional way of life in Lanta.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Beautiful Above and Below.........

Sunset Yesterday on Klong Nin Beach
Scubafish Dive Centre cannot see enough of these!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Well Done Mr Fixit!!

Congratulations to Ya, for receiving his first ever mention in a TripAdvisor. Although the rest of the staff did not celebrate his success!

Ya fixed up some extra Mosquito netting, at a moment's notice and fixed a blown fuse in a room at 10.30pm, well past his knocking off time!

Ya impressed the customers with his happy demeanor and quick action.

If our staff impress you, please take the time to:

- Tell us
- Mention them on TripAdvisor
- Tip them!

They really appreciate the feedback and work very hard to make our resort a great place to stay.

Well done Ya.

The Mook Lanta Team!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Contact us direct!

I know that for many people, they prefer to book with an Online Booking company, but please bear in mind that when you do, we are not necessarily given all your details.

Currently we are experiencing a number of questions and requests from customers, primarily who book with Agoda, that we know you need an urgent response to. Agoda, do not provide us with your email address and do not have a facility where we can communicate directly with you.

So please do not think we are rude if we do not reply, we do want to!

Remember email us at: for quick and fast responses! Alternatively find us on Facebook: Mook Lanta Eco Resort

Mellisa & Nick

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Whaleshark on first dive of the Season at Hin Daeng & Hin Muang

During the Green Season, two of our local dive sites (Koh Haa and Hin Daeng/Muang) were closed, by the Marine Park, to enable them to recover and to preserve the wonderful coral and wildlife there. On 15th October 2015, the dive sites were reopened and yesterday (21st October 2015) they made their first trip to Hin Daeng & Hin Muang.

Hin Daeng and Hin Muang (Red Rock and Purple Rock) are named after the coral that covers them and are to the South of Koh Lanta. They are both deep sites and only suitable for experienced divers but are very beautiful and, if you are lucky, are visited by Whalesharks and Manta Rays.

So Scubafish Dive Centre staff were very excited to be on the first dive there and they were not disappointed, they saw a Whaleshark!

What a great start to the season, I hope the Whaleshark sticks around for a little bit longer!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Very Proud to be part of a Wonderful Event

Today we received 2 lovely letters, from Costa Lanta (the organisers) and Lanta Animal Welfare (the supported charity) for our donations of gifts to the Lanta Oktoberfest held this month.

The event was superbly organised by Kasira Kantavanich and Alison Stevenson and wonderfully supported by local businesses. The event raised over 300,000 baht which will be used to buy necessary veterinary equipment for Lanta Animal Welfare.

We are very happy and pleased that we were able to make a small contribution to a wonderful event and a cause close to our hearts. Please do not hesitate to ask us again next year!