There are some fantastic restaurants on Koh Lanta. Panorama is probably one of the best-kept secrets Lanta has to offer. It is a small place built on the side of the hill with stunning views, but it’s not well-known to tourists due to its location. It is on the East coast of Koh Lanta and if you follow the road past the Old Town towards the hospital, Panorama is another 3 km. Those who are lucky enough will find it – and be greeted by Homer Simpson when they get there – sort of
The view is out to the East coast of Lanta with a direct view onto another island with a small beach, it is pretty breath taking. They have named this island Homer Simpson Island due to its incredible resemblance to Homer in the lying down position. Pretty cool to see and quite funny.
Many restaurants with good views get their custom just because of the view, however this restaurant has a few touches that keeps it special. There is an extensive selection on the menu. Due to only passing and wanting a snack we ordered the Spring Rolls which are normally very crispy but these where like a doughnut mix (probably for Homer) and very tasty. The coffee we ordered was also especially good coming from Chiang Mai – Jack the owner told me his sister owns a coffee farm in Chiang Mai and he also supplies other restaurants on the Island with coffee.
Looking for a cold beer?
Having a nice cold beer on a hot day is one of life’s pleasures and I was very happy when they served the beer chilled but also the glass they gave me was frozen. This was great as it kept the beer very cool and was not like having ice inside the glass it did not make my drink watery.
Another nice touch is when I was eating they put a cover over the seat for me to keep the seat cool. No more burnt skin when we went home. The owner Jack is a very friendly guy who is always chatting to guests and making sure everyone is OK. It makes the difference when you have a personal connection. I am definitely going back for more.