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*How do I get to ASALANTA?
We are located in the local village of Klong Nin, the middle of the island. Crossing the island from West to East there's a little road leading to the Mai Keaw Cave, you can follow our red and white signs leading you through pretty palm and rubber plantations. Don't be surprised if you run into goats, chickens, or geese. Thai people know us as "Baan Din" which means earthen house. You can see the map on our contact page. The best way to reach Asalanta is by motorbike. If you require a taxi, we can help you arrange one.
*What should I bring when I come stay at Asalanta?
*Is there a minimum stay?
Yes, we have a minimum 2-night stay.
*How can I book?
*What's it like at Asalanta?
Asalanta is surrounded by local agriculture - dominantly rubber and palm plantations. We are situated on the border of unspoiled jungle. Small wildlife including a wide variety of insects, turtles, monitor lizards, squirrels, and monkeys live on the land. If you staying at Aslanata, our eco lodgings have open-air designs to provide natural cooling and relief from humidity. The overall experience is similar to camping.
There is adventure everywhere. Take the opprotunity to explore Koh Lanta to your fullest. Klong Nin Beach is only a short 30-minute walk or 7-minute drive away. The local coast line is a pristine long beach with clear water and shallow shores. Ideal for lounging and swimming. The closest village is a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive away. Find anything you need to enjoy your stay.
*Do you have an internet connection?
Yes! We do have wifi in our main house. The signal is strong surrounding our home and earthen village.
*How can I get local cellphone service?
You can buy a Thai sim card at a mobile phone shop. You will need your passport to register. We recommend "D-tac" or "one-2-call" providers since they have the best reception and service at Asalanta.
*Can I cook my own food at Asalanta?
Yes, every lodging has an open air picnic area that is equipped with a traditional Thai stove and kitchen. Getting your own fire started and cooking up a fresh meal amidst the towering bamboo trees is definitely an adventure you'll enjoy!
*How do I get around once I am staying at Asalanta?
Walking is a nice way to get around if you want to get to the nearest village and beach. For anyone who wants to explore more of the island, renting a motorbike is the way to go. Ask us, we know reliable rentals that will deliver your vehicle to Asalanta on request.
For people that are intimidated by the dangers of the Thai roads, there are numbers for taxi and tuk-tuk services. We can help you call a driver when you need one.
*What else is there to do on Koh Lanta?
Lots! Chill out on the beach or get a motorbike to explore. The National Park and Old Town are definitely worth a visit. Go on a trip in a traditional long-tail boat, explore Mai Kaew Cave, go kayaking, or visit the Lanta Animal Welfare Center.
Some of the best adventures at Koh Lanta are snorkeling and diving trips around the desserted islands surrounding Koh Lanta. True paradise with turquoise water and powder white beaches.
Koh Lanta is rated in the top 10 best diving sites in the world!
Tell us about your trips or travel plans and the prices you found, we are happy to check for you and search for cheaper or more suitable solutions where we can. Including your motorbike rental, taxi or transfer, we are glad to hook you up with businesses we trust.
*Can I have visitors during my stay?
Visitors are welcome but not overnight. Asalanta is situated in a local village where people usually wake before dawn. We like to respect their lifestyle and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm. Please be mindful of your noise when passing through surrounding villages.
*Do I need a visa for Thailand?
Most countries are "visa exempt" for 30 days as long as you have an aireline arrival and departure ticket. If you are entering Thailand via land from neighboring countries, you are alloted 14 days visa exempt. If you plan on staying longer we advise you to contact your local Thai embassy. You can obtain a single or a multiple entry tourist visa, each entry gives you 2 months when you cross the border into the kingdom and can be extended with a 3rd month at any immigration office within the country. Beware- the embassies in Asia mostly only issue single entry visas. Rules and regulations change frequently, find up to date information on www.thaivisa.com.