Moonlight Bay Resort

An unusual and secluded resort, with a private beach, ideal for couples and honeymooners.

Moonlight Bay Resort - balcony of Beach front bungalow

Moonlight Bay is the only resort in Koh Lanta on an effectively private beach. Though Thai law forbids any beach from actually being private property, the location means that the only access is from the sea or through the resort. Lying at the far end of Klong Tob, an otherwise deserted stretch of coast, Moonlight Bay is further separated from the rest of the beach and the road by a river running through the property.

This makes it an ideal 'getaway' location for honeymooners - though the very steep stairs to reach most of the hillside rooms would prevent infirm or unfit couples from enjoying their romantic break. The natural topography - steep cliffs, river, and large rocks scattered over the small bay - gives the place plenty of character (sometimes lacking in the majority of Koh Lanta's flat, wide stretches of sand) and the sympathetically designed bungalows, high on stilts and with a rustic finish blend in well with their environment.

There are 5 categories of room, as follows:
River view: Available in double or twin, these are located nearest the road, and their balconies overlook the mangrove-lined river. It is a 200m walk to the beach. The most basic of the rooms, they have teakwood floors, wooden beds and are all air conditioned, with a fridge, TV and hot water kettle. They would be suitable for nature lovers as there is plenty of opprtunity to spot birds and even monkeys from the balcony.
Forest view: The first in the hillside rooms, these are located closest to the swimming pool area, on high stilts. They have a bamboo exterior and light wood floors with a big outdoor sun terrace. The bathroom is semi open-air, with shower only. They are air-conditioned and offer the same amenities as the River view rooms, as well as a telephone.
Sea view: The 5 sea view bungalows are on the second row behind the Beach front rooms, so the view is partial (impeded slightly by roofs and trees). They are similar in style and facilities to the Forest view bungalows (see above).
Beach front: Again accessed via steep stairs, the beach front rooms are on the first row overlooking the beach and have a truly breathtaking, unimpeded view of the ocean from on high - far better than the "seaview" rooms in most resorts. The bungalows have a wooden exterior, with teakwood floors, a large bathroom with shower, and an outdoor jacuzzi on the balcony. In-room facilities are the same as the Forest view rooms.
Honeymoon suite: These rooms are secluded from the rest of the resort, along a short path over the clifftop. They are also beachfront, with panoramic sea views, and a large, wrap-around terrace. The double jacuzzi and sun loungers on the balcony are protected by a private screen. The interior of the room has a high vaulted ceiling and is nicely decorated with bamboo panelling and silk furnishings. There is also a small table and chair set for in-room dining - one complimentary dinner is offered to all guests staying in this room. In addition to the usual facilities (see above), the Honeymoon suite offers a TV with DVD player, hairdryer and a daybed. The bathroom is large, with seaview, and has a wardrobe and small dressing area.

All the rooms are served by pure mountain water pumped in from a source further up the hill. The water is also used in the NaLanta Spa, which is located near the beachfront restaurant, bar and average sized swimming pool. The restaurant itself serves good Thai food, a blessing as there are not really any other options nearby (on foot). Most guests tend to eat in the resort. There is a tour service for daytrips in and around the island. For information about wedding packages, please contact us directly with details about your group.

The beach in front of the resort is small, with large boulders dotted around; both sand and water are very clean, though the sea is only swimmable at high tide.

Pictures of Moonlight Bay Resort

Photographs of the rooms and general atmosphere

Moonlight Bay Resort - the 'private' beach Moonlight Bay Resort - swimming pool and restaurant Moonlight Bay Resort - walkway through the resort Moonlight Bay Resort - River view bungalow Moonlight Bay Resort - Forest view bungalow Moonlight Bay Resort - Sea view bungalow Moonlight Bay Resort - Beach front bungalow Moonlight Bay Resort - balcony of Beach front bungalow Moonlight Bay Resort - Honeymoon suite Moonlight Bay Resort - Honeymoon suite bathroom Moonlight Bay Resort - restaurant Moonlight Bay Resort - as seen from the beach

Moonlight Bay Resort: Rates and Reservation Policy

Please read the reservation policy on the right carefully

For this year (2009):

Room type May 1 - Oct 31 Nov 1 - Dec 20 Dec 21 - 31
River view 1500 2000 3000
Forest view 1950 3000 4000
Sea view 2900 3800 5200
Beach front 3750 5150 6500
Honeymoon suite 5000 6250 7500
Extra bed 650 650 650


For next year (2010):

Room type Jan 1 - 15 Jan 16 - Apr 30 May 1 - Oct 31
River view 3000 2000 1500
Forest view 4000 3000 1950
Sea view 5200 3800 2900
Beach front 6500 5150 3750
Honeymoon suite 7500 6250 5000
Extra bed 650 650 650

Reservation Policy
Prices are given in Thai baht (THB) and are per room per night based on 2 sharing and include VAT, service charge and breakfast. One child over 3 but less than 12 years of age can be accommodated in parentsí room with existing bedding free of charge, with compulsory breakfast at 120 THB per night. Infants 2 years and younger stay free of charge.

Compulsory Gala Dinner charge on 24 Dec and 31 Dec: 1300 THB / adult and 650 THB / child.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or amendments received in writing before the cut-off date specified hereunder will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee.
- For bookings between 1 May - 31 Oct: 7 days prior to arrival
- For bookings between 1 Nov - 30 Apr (not including 21 Dec - 10 Jan): 14 days prior to arrival
- For bookings between 21 Dec - 10 Jan: 21 days prior to arrival
Failure to notify before the cut-off dates above will result in a further charge of one night's stay. Early check out and no-show will also be subject to a further one night charge.