The Houben is a truly unique place on the west coast of the picturesque island of Koh Lanta, one of the most stunning islands in the South of Thailand. It’s individualism lies in the contemporary architecture and lines that make it stand out from the many other resorts in the area. More like a modern-age home in a western country, The Houben is gleaming in glass and chrome, with flashes of dark red throughout – it’s signature trademark. The luxurious rooms are furnished with large, comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, high-speed WiFi and a stunning view over the Andaman sea that is framed by one of the most talked-about swimming pools on the island – thanks to it’s dark red colour.
The resort sits on the coast, overlooking the ocean with a rocky cove just below that makes for dramatic and romantic viewing at any time of the day or night. As waves crash on the boulders below, you would be forgiven for thinking that you were somewhere else than a typical tropical getaway, apart from the balmy breeze and stunning sunsets that are always present here.
As with most places in Thailand, food is of the utmost importance here. The restaurant serves a good selection of fare, from traditional Thai to fine European and all made with the freshest ingredients sourced locally. They even buy their rice from an organic farmer right there on the island. Seafood from the local fisherman never tasted as good and imported steaks are a a touted speciality. Desserts combine Belgian chocolate and light cheesecakes amongst others, and are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Many guests who come to Koh Lanta have little more than pure relaxation on their agendas, and is well catered for in the shape of a free DVD collection as well as a small library of books rot choose from to help while away your time here in comfort and style.
For those who like a little more adventure, the resort can organise all manner of trips and excursions for the discerning guests that range from Scuba Diving around the world-famous islands and coral reefs, elephant riding and Thai cooking courses.
Located away from the bustling areas north of the island, The Houben nestles on the Southern edges of the island that houses some of the most luxurious accommodations around. Chic, discreet, elegant, contemporary and luxurious – this is the place to come for all of these and more.