Saturday, 23 March 2019

How can you support Earth Hour whilst on Holiday?

Next Saturday is Earth Hour and even though you might be on holiday in Thailand, there is no reason whilst you cannot participate and help support this fantastic Worldwide event.

Thailand has significant energy, waste and water issues and tourism makes issues even more problematic. Sometimes the demand just outstrips supply, but there are some small things you can do to help:
Solar Lights, light up our walkways
Switch off lights
Turn off the lights you are not using, not just for Earth Hour, but every time you leave your room. We use Solar lights for our walkways to reduce our electricity needs.

Air Conditioning
Obviously turn off your air conditioning if you are not in the room, but also shut windows and doors to ensure it is able to run efficiently when you have it on. A well-serviced air con unit will cool a room in minutes. Have it run a couple of degrees higher than you would normally set it. this will also help you acclimatize.
Water is a precious commodity in Thailand and we often do face periods of drought (many hotels use their own wells as do we), so use water conservatively. Have showers not baths. Turn taps off. Ask your hotel if they give free water if you have your own water bottles (rather than buy more plastic water bottles), we only give our guests 1 water bottle each, but we offer endless refills.
Our guests leave their sunscreen etc for others to use

Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Recycle
Dispose of your rubbish in recycling bins if possible, refuse plastic bags and reuse water bottles if you can.

We recycle all our plastics, glass, cans and cardboard at our resort. Our guests don't throw away their sunscreen, shampoos, mosquito sprays and beach toys, they leave them for other guests to use. Ask your resort if they do the same.

Our guests clean the beach for Earth Hour, and we recycled it for them
Beach Clean Ups
Join an organised beach clean up,  we sponsor Trash Hero's on Lanta who do every Sunday on Lanta, or just pick up a bit of rubbish whilst you are on the beach.

A small change in your habits will help us all in the long run.

Friday, 15 March 2019


Please do not use Agoda to book our resort. There is a BIG problem with the information held on the App and you may well be misled about what you are booking. If you book with Agoda we cannot guarantee that the information you have been given is accurate and if you are unhappy you will need to speak to Agoda, we cannot resolve this as they are not a partner of ours.

The best way to book is direct with me. Email me at If you must use an agent, please only use Expedia or, which we have a direct partnership with.

This is not just a problem for Mook Lanta Eco Resort, but with many hotels around the world.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Organising a Special Occasion?

Special breakfast organised for a couple's Wedding Anniversary
There is nothing we love more at Mook Lanta, than organising a special event for our guests.
Today I got a email from a mother who wanted to surprise her son and his girlfriend. I asked Jo for more information to help me advise better and it turns our that the lovely couple has not seen each other for 6 months and she wanted to do something romantic for them, maybe a restaurant, but her son was also a vegetarian.

So that made my job easy, Red Snapper Restaurant in Phra Ae (Long Beach) is only a short walk from us, perfect for a romantic date and fully caters for both vegans and vegetarians (as well as doing a mean stake!).
Bed decorated to add to the surprise
So when they come back from the 4 island trip today, they have a lovely surprise awaiting them in their room!

If you need help or just advice on what you can do on Koh Lanta to celebrate a special day, talk to me directly. We have helped organise weddings, birthday surprises, cakes,flowers, dinner reservations, private tours and much much more!

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Lanta Laanta Festival

Are you on Koh Lanta this week? The annual Lanta Laanta Festival is being held in Old Town from the 7th to 9th March 2019.
Lantt Laanta Festival
This is a great event, when Old Town becomes the 'go to' place on Lanta. There will be parades, all types of music (most live), plenty to party to, great street food and stalls to shop at.
Cheap taxi ride to Old Town
Getting there has just got a lot simpler too, because one taxi driver is offering to take you there for just 100 baht per person! He is picking up at the 7/Elevens around Lanta throughout the late afternoon/evening.

Nick and I will be there on the 8th March, to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Hope to see you there!