I’m not usually one for luxury travel.
However, when my parents flew out to Thailand to see me for a couple of weeks over Christmas, I definitely wasn’t complaining when they checked us into the lavish 4-star Twin Lotus Resort on Koh Lanta Island.
An oasis located on Klong Dao Beach in the North of the island, Twin Lotus Resort was the perfect place to rejuvenate and escape the festive turkey-cooking stress (for Mum).
Housing two infinity swimming pools – one overlooking the beach and the other in its own tranquil gardens, a beach bar and restaurant serving up a great menu of quality food and cocktails and a serene spa offering everything from traditional Thai massages to mani pedis, the Twin Lotus was definitely not short on facilities to ensure we had a fabulous holiday.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis in a garden view room (Lizzie and I in one, Mum and Dad in the other).
The rooms were divine.
Situated amongst colourful manicured gardens and a trickling lake, the garden view rooms had a wonderful, tranquil feel to them before we’d even set foot inside.
The rooms were set in a two-storey villa-esque building – one room upstairs, one room downstairs – all of which were in a circular position overlooking the pretty gardens.
Once inside the room, a huge squishy double bed stood in the centre with a flat screen TV and mahusive balcony as its view. The fridge was stocked with reasonably priced goodies and free water, the bathroom had an exotic, Mediterranean feel and the towel art was on point…
The breakfast included was just as impressive as the rooms and facilities. Fresh fruit, pastries, cereal, yoghurt, an egg station, curry, noodles, make-your-own smoothies – it had it all and was served up by the friendliest and smiliest staff members (especially Meow).
Despite the outstanding grounds, views and facilities, the thing, which really set this hotel apart from the rest was the attentive staff and added extras.
Each morning after breakfast, as we settled down into our crazy comfortable beanbags by the pool, a member of staff would cycle around the complex and hand out skewers of fresh fruit – the perfect refreshing, juicy snack in the sunshine.
Whilst at night-time, just after sunset, ‘the flower man’ would pop into every room and place a beautiful scented flower on each bed.
The hotel also treated us to a free Thai massage, which was the best massage I’ve ever had, a free yoga class overlooking the lapping ocean and, even ordered us in a barrel of Leo beer at our request.
Our stay at Twin Lotus Resort and Spa was everything we could have wished for and more and I’m sure will be cherished in the family memory book for years and years to come.
Thank you Twin Lotus!