Golden Bay Cottages

A small, family oriented resort right on the golden sand of Klong Dao beach

Golden Bay Cottages - deluxe room exterior

Golden Bay Cottages is a small, 31 room resort with plenty of open space and a wide beachfront area. Because of this, the bungalows are well-spaced so you do not feel you are living on top of your neighbour. As with most resorts in Ko Lanta, gradual evolution and upgrading means there are several room categories available, ranging from the oldest bungalows (standard) to the newest (deluxe).

The 9 deluxe cottages, 2 of which have a bathtub, are located closest to the beach and most have at least a partial sea view from the terrace. Inside, they are nicely decoarted with a vaulted ceiling, light wood furniture and quite a modern, clean feel. There is a daybed / sofa in these rooms that could serve as an extra bed for a third adult or child. Those rooms that do not have a bathtub include a small dressing area with wardrobe in the bathroom - leaving more space in the main room; the shower is also separated so water does not go all over the bathroom floor. The 2 deluxe suites are the pair of deluxe cottages closest to the beach (within a few metres of the sand). Both have a bathtub.

6 superior cottages are located, strangely, at the back of the resort, around 70m from the beach, though they are all facing the sea. They are in the second category because they are were built relatively recently, though in the standard local fashion: tiled floors, basic furniture, bathroom with toilet and no enclosure around the shower. They have a fan as well as an air conditioning unit, TV and fridge.

The 14 standard cottages are the oldest in the resort, though they are still clean and reasonably well maintained. The bathroom is small, with no separate shower enclosure, though the sink is outside in the bedroom. These rooms do not have a fridge, though they have a TV.

Golden Bay also offers the usual beachfront restaurant, where breakfast is served, as well as meals and snacks throughout the day; a tour and internet counter; and a bar. There are also nice shady trees under which to relax and read a book in the heat of the afternoon. The resort has recently added a swimming pool (2010).

Pictures of Golden Bay Cottages

Photographs of the rooms and general atmosphere

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Golden Bay Cottages: Rates and Reservation Policy

Please read the reservation policy on the right carefully

For this year (2010):

Room type May 1 - Oct 31 Nov 1 - Dec 15 Dec 16 - 31
Standard 900 1700 2000
Superior 1600 2450 2800
Deluxe 2000 3500 3800
Deluxe Suite 2600 3900 4300
Extra bed 600 600 600


For next year (2011):

Room type Jan 1 - Jan 15 Jan 16 - Apr 30 May 1 - Oct 31
Standard 1950 1700 1200
Superior 2800 2450 1600
Deluxe 3800 3500 2000
Deluxe Suite 4300 3900 2800
Extra bed 600 600 600

Reservation Policy
Prices are given in Thai Baht and are per room per night, based on 2 people sharing. A maximum of 2 children under 11 years of age may stay free of charge when sharing parents' bedding (no extra bed), but must pay a supplement of 175 baht per child per day for breakfast. Children under 4 years of age stay free. One extra bed can be added to any room. All room and extra bed prices are inclusive of service charge and tax, and American breakfast. All rooms have hot water shower, satellite TV, and daily cleaning service.

A compulsory surcharge will be levied on all guests in house on 24 and 31 December for a Gala Dinner: Christmas Eve - 1600 THB / person and New Year - 1900 THB / person (children under 11 years half price).

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations will be subject to a 10% charge. During 1 Nov - 15 Dec and 16 Jan - 30 Apr, there will be a further charge of one night's stay for any cancellation notified less than 15 days prior to arrival. During 16 Dec - 15 Jan, there will be a further charge of one night's stay for any cancellation notified less than 25 days prior to arrival. No-shows and early check out will be refunded (if at all) at the discretion of the hotel.