Costa Lanta is amongst other resorts, but feels like you have your own place amongst the gardens, which are trees, a stream and flowers, with boardwalks making it easy to get around. Being a little back from the beach meant that we were sheltered from winds in this pre-monsoon season. It was very calm and relaxing, and the staff were very helpful but also respectful of privacy. We enjoyed walking into town, trying many different water-side restaurants, and seeing more of the area on boat trips and through hiring a car. The beach didn't have the surf recommended on surf websites, but a great back up turned out to be the resort pool, which was set amongst trees, a 'natural' green color, with crystal clear water.