Activities & Culture

Your Gateway to Serene Beauty and Endless Activities

Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of nature, The Houben offers you an unparalleled opportunity to reconnect with your senses and discover the joy of an active and fulfilling vacation. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in a world of lush landscapes, stunning sunsets, and a myriad of activities that cater to every taste and desire.

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Welcome to The Houben, a sanctuary nestled amidst the vibrant beauty of the Thai rainforest. Here, you’ll not only be surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, but you might also encounter a curious and charming neighbor – the dusky langur and monkey.

These gentle giants, recognizable by their distinctive crescent-shaped brows and soulful eyes, are frequent visitors to our grounds. They swing playfully through the trees bordering our hotel, adding a touch of magic to the already enchanting atmosphere.

Waking Up to Nature’s Alarm

At The Houben, your days begin not with the jarring buzz of an alarm clock, but with the gentle melody of nature’s own orchestra. Our resident songbirds, perched amongst the lush greenery surrounding your private haven, become your personal conductors, ushering in the dawn with a captivating chorus of chirps and tweets.

As the first rays of sunlight filter through the trees, casting dancing shadows on your walls, the symphony intensifies. The air vibrates with the harmonious blend of birdcalls, each unique voice contributing to a vibrant tapestry of sound.

Unfold Your Mat, Unwind Your Mind

The morning yoga session is more than just a physical practice; it’s a journey inward. It’s an opportunity to connect with your breath, quiet your mind, and find gratitude for the simple wonders that surround you. Allow the stress of daily life melt away as you immerse yourself in the serenity of the natural world.

After your practice, enjoy a refreshing breakfast, overlooking the lush greenery and the shimmering ocean. Savor the delicious flavors of local ingredients, knowing that you have started your day in the most mindful and nourishing way.

Morning Blessings & Cultural

Experience the heart and soul of Thai culture at The Houben, where you’ll witness a sacred daily ritual – the offering of food to monks. This ancient practice, known as “tak bat,” provides sustenance to monks and allows you to gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions.

By participating in the daily offering to monks at The Houben, you embark on a journey of discovery. You gain a deeper appreciation for Thai culture, connect with the local community, and create lasting memories that will stay with you long after your visit.

The Hidden Gem: Houben Cave

Nestled amidst the breathtaking cliffs of The Houben, lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered: the Houben Cave by the Sea. This natural marvel offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those who seek adventure, beauty, and a glimpse into the past.

But the wonder of the Houben Cave extends beyond its physical beauty. Its location, nestled within overlooking the vast ocean, creates a unique microcosm of nature’s power and artistry.

Swim, Sip and Savor the Moment

Step into a world where vibrant red waters and flavorful delights awaken your senses. The Red Pool is not just a place to swim; it’s a gateway to a holistic experience that nourishes both your body and soul. Imagine immersing yourself in the cool, inviting redness of the pool. Let the vibrant color energize you while the refreshing water washes away your worries. As you bask in the warm sun

Unwind and revitalize during our Happy Hour, from 5pm to 7pm. Choose from a selection of refreshing cocktails and healthy mocktails.

CLIFF Cinema

Perched atop a secluded cliff, our open-air cinema offers an unparalleled setting for movie lovers. Sink into plush beanbags or cozy up on a blanket, as the gentle sea breeze carries the sounds of the waves, creating a mesmerizing ambiance.

As the sun dips below the horizon, the screen illuminates, casting a magical glow upon the cliffside setting. Immerse yourself in the captivating narratives and unforgettable performances that unfold before you, while the twinkling stars above provide a mesmerizing backdrop.

culinary traditions of Thailand

Embrace the vibrant flavors with an unforgettable cooking class at The Houben. Nestled amidst the lush rainforest and overlooking the shimmering Andaman Sea, our hotel offers the perfect setting to learn the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine.

it’s a cultural experience. You’ll be welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable instructors who will guide you through every step of the process, from selecting fresh ingredients at the local market to mastering essential cooking techniques.

Unleash Your Creativity

A creative journey and discover the art of lean batik painting at The Houben Hotel. This captivating offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich traditions a UNESCO-recognized intangible cultural heritage.

Under the guidance of experienced batik artisans, you will learn the fundamentals of this intricate art form. From preparing the fabric to applying the wax and vibrant dyes.

Gentle Giants

Koh Lanta Gentle Giants is a sanctuary dedicated to the welfare and conservation of elephants. Here, you won’t find riding, shows, or any activity that exploits these animals. Instead, you’ll experience a unique and authentic connection with them through:

Visiting Koh Lanta Gentle Giants is not just a day trip; it’s an unforgettable experience that leaves a lasting impact. It’s a chance to connect with these intelligent and sensitive beings, understand their needs, and become advocates for their well-being.

Whispers of the Waterfall

Nestled just 5 kilometers from The Houben Hotel, Khlong Chak Waterfall offers an invigorating escape into the heart of Koh Lanta’s lush jungle. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a scenic 2-kilometer trek through verdant foliage to uncover this hidden gem.

As you venture deeper into the jungle, the symphony of nature will surround you, with the sounds of birdsong and the rustling of leaves filling the air.

lanta old town

Step back in time and discover the enchanting charm of Lanta Old Town, a captivating coastal gem on the southern shores. Wander through the labyrinthine streets, lined with a kaleidoscope of colorful shophouses, each whispering tales of the town’s rich history.

Explore the vibrant temples, where intricate murals and serene Buddha statues exude a sense of tranquility. Immerse yourself in the local culture, browsing through the vibrant stalls at the weekend market, where handcrafted souvenirs and local delicacies await. Lanta Old Town, is a harmonious blend of history, and culture.

Echoes of Old

Nestled amidst the lush beauty of Koh Lanta lies a hidden gem, a village where time seems to stand still. This is a place where ancient traditions are woven into the fabric of everyday life, where the whispers of the past echo in the laughter of children and the melodies of traditional music. Welcome to the village of the Lanta Gypsies, a vibrant community where the spirit of nomadism lives on.

Come, embark on a journey through time and discover the hidden treasure of a traditional Gypsy village on Koh Lanta. Let the rhythm of their music and the warmth of their smiles weave a spell that will stay with you long after you leave.

Sea Secrets Unveiled

Get ready to dive into a world of underwater wonders with a snorkeling adventure at Koh Ha and Koh Rok. Our cliffside hotel on Koh Lanta provides the perfect starting point for this unforgettable experience. So, pack your swimsuit and prepare to be amazed by the beauty of the Andaman Sea!


In the northeast corner of Koh Lanta, you’ll find the Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest. Visiting this scenic area is a must when traveling to the island. With a few hours here, you can take in the beautiful landscape and probably encounter some monkeys and maybe even monitor lizards.


Koh Lanta is still an excellent scuba diving destination. There aren’t any dive sites on the island, but some of the best in Thailand are located just a short boat trip away. Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Muang (Purple Rock) boast over 200 hard corals and 100 types of reef fish between the two of them.

Houben Heart of Koh Lanta

The Houben Hotel proudly stands as a pillar of Koh Lanta, dedicated to fostering a vibrant community and safeguarding the island’s natural wonder. Through ongoing donations of essential supplies and resources, we empower local students, while nurturing the island’s pristine beauty through regular beach cleanups.

As a responsible employer, we prioritize hiring local residents and providing them with comprehensive training and opportunities for career growth. By sourcing our ingredients from local farmers and fishermen, we fuel the island’s economy and embrace sustainable practices, ensuring a thriving future for all.

Rejuvenate Mind, Body, and Soul

Houben Wellness Retreat is designed to cater to your individual needs and desires. Whether you’re seeking stress relief, improved fitness, or a deeper connection to your inner self, our team of experienced practitioners is here to guide you on your path to wellness.


Beyond our wellness programs, you can also enjoy:
Stunning cliff front location: Relax on our pristine sunnbed, swim in the red infinity pool, or simply soak up the sun.
Luxurious accommodations: Retreat to your comfortable and stylish room, where you can unwind and rejuvenate.
Excursions and activities: Explore the natural beauty of Ko Lanta Yai with our guided hikes, kayaking tours, and cultural excursions.
Personalized attention: Our dedicated staff is here to ensure you have a truly unforgettable experience at Houben Wellness Retrea
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