Rob: One of my favourite Koh Lanta restaurants is View Point Restaurant and for many reasons. The first obviously has to be the breath taking scenery.
This picture is looking out from Viewpoint Restauarant
The view from here is one of the best on Koh Lanta, with the restaurant situated on a mountainside overlooking the East side of Koh Lanta which is not developed like the West Side. On a clear day you can see many small Islands with there sun kissed beaches standing high and proud in the sparkling water. Further in the distance you you can follow the mainland’s mountain ranges heading to Trang and further South.
Just sitting here with a gentle breeze blowing gives you a sense of freedom and relaxation. Sometimes I pop here for a coffee in the morning before I start work on my computer.
Its not just the view tho, all the food and beverages are freshly made and taste delicious. They serve a wide variety of food ranging from the usual Thai dishes of Seafood, Curry’s, Noodles and Rice but they also cater for the westener who craves burger and fries. One particular tasty Thai dish is Tom Yam Seafood. Its a very spicy Soup with many great herbs to create a unique flavour.
Another thing to check out while your here is the wildlife. You can spot many eagles floating high in the sky which are just incredible to watch . Butterfly’s of various colours moving silently around but if you take time and check out the ground and surrounding trees you may be lucky enough to spot some wild monkeys. I sat here and watched a group playing for around 30 minutes and even spotted a baby monkey it was a great thrill.
The first monkey we spotted at Viewpoint Restaurant.
Thats better he came out before climbing down.
Where to Find View Point Restaurant:
Map of Koh Lanta
Here is part of AmazingLanta.com’s interactive map of Koh Lanta- click on the icons to see information on the hotels and local amenities:
Click on the knife and fork in the middle of the map to see Viewpoint Reastaurant
Use the + and – buttons on the map’s top left to zoom in and out of the map. You can also drag the map area by clicking on it with your mouse and holding down the mouse button as you drag.
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