Long Beach (known in Thai as Phra Ae) is very long area and is separated in two parts. It’s one of Lanta’s most popular beaches and so there is a wide variety of places to eat here. Here’s our pick of the best Long Beach restaurants and bars.
Northern Long Beach Places To Eat
In the North right on the beachfront enjoying beautiful views direct out over the ocean you will find Suza Hut which is one of the best decorated beach restaurants (and also has good real coffee). There’s also Thai Cat offering a full range of Thai food with warm and friendly staff, Mr Wees Pizza serving legendary Pizzas and next door Funky Fish. They’re all great places to kick back and have a leisurely meal or snacks with some cold drinks. A long time favourite is Somewhere Else, a big round building set back from the beach that has a huge, cheap menu of lots of different Thai food and flavors.
Most of the eating action for Long Beach is back up on the road. On the road side of northern Long Beach there is a small cluster of restaurants with Mr Greens (open very late), Thai Orchid Restaurant and my favorite Krua Kritsana all offering cheap Thai food.
Southern Long Beach Places To Eat
Further south along the road after the Lanta Casuarina Resort there is a strip of restaurants and bars. Like Saladan it is the most populated area Lanta has to offer. The Irish Embassy with two great owners will make any night a fun night. Then there is May’s Kitchen offering good Thai Food and small bar.
Further along you will find the The Living Room Cafe and Restaurant which is a beautiful building sitting back in its own garden area offering a mix of Thai food ,pasta, steaks, breakfasts good coffee and mouth watering Gelato ice cream. Then its the Your Style Fashion and Drinks which is open early for breakfast and late for drinks, a great place to hang out anytime of the day where you can also follow on to The Galaxy Restaurant and Bar which enjoys a weekly party and open late at night.
Blue Cafe, Soi 14 offer Thai and Western. If you’re looking for simple Thai Food try restaurants like Sweet and Sour, Papaya Restaurant, Baan Country Lao which is an Isan place offering spicy Som Tam (Papaya Salad) and also mouth watering Nuer Nam Tok (Spicy Thai Beef Salad â€“ Nuer is beef and Nam Tok means waterfall, when you have eaten your nose will run like a waterfall and you will come back for more). Then there is Rann Restaurant with its cozy setting offering some great Thai and Seafood dishes and somehow seats 150 guests. It is a little bit more expensive but the quality is well worth it. There is also a noodle stand with 30 baht chicken noodle soup, open late which is a good snack place after a party.
Enjoy the Bajen Steak House and Pizzeria offering international cuisine like pizza, pasta and steaks with mini golf behind which is great for the kids (and adults). The Beach Comber Restaurant offers the best authentic Tex-Mex dishes in a nice garden area facing the Andaman Sea. There’s also Tamarind , Papaya Restaurant, Sweet and Sour which also host live music and the cool, air-con Coffee Club. A second branch of Mr. Wee Pizzeria is also found along this road with more outside dining, Lindas Restaurant and Lounge
Red Snapper Restaurant is without a doubt one of the best restaurants on Koh Lanta offering the best imported steaks, salmon and a large tapas menu. In the day Red Snapper opens at 10:00 offering good coffee and home made breads to make creative sandwiches. In the high season booking in advance is advised, it simply is that good – over the years, the food quality and service has remained remarkably consistent.
Directly across the road is Retro Restaurant, a Balinese style Cafe that offers Thai, Italian and Seafood and the popular French bakery Faim De Loup with fresh breads and pastries and continuing with the French flavour Manao restaurant situated in the Relax Bay resort offers dishes created by their own French chef.
Recommended Koh Lanta Long Beach Luxury Hotels
- Layana A luxury boutique resort priding itself on excellent service, Layana is a discreet, sophisticated hideaway at the southern end of Long Beach View on Booking.com and Agoda.com
- Lanta Sand Long Beach's first luxury resort, Lanta Sand has a collection of deluxe bungalows and well-appointed rooms right by the beach View on Booking.com and Agoda.com
Long Beach Koh Lanta Map
You can see the exact location of every Long Beach restaurant on Amazing Lanta’s comprehensive map of Long Beach. Amenities such as ATMs, minimarts and clinics are also marked as well as hotel locations.
Long Beach Restaurants We Recommend
You can read guest reviews on TripAdvisor by clicking the links
Thai food: May’s Kitchen(open all year)
On The Beach:
Fancy a drink with friends:
The Irish Embassy (open all year)
Not to be missed:
Red Snapper Restaurant(open all year)
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