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On the hill road to Railay, Ao Tonsai T: (081) 149 9745

Basecamp Tonsai and The Forest Resort

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One of Railay’s best-known rock climbing outfits has expanded in recent years to take over management of The Forest Resort while offering a couple of other rooms types on the adjacent property.

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If you seek something more liveable than Tonsai’s typical bare-bones bungalows, a freestanding bamboo and polished concrete cottage is smartly designed with a small sitting area and fairly spacious cold-water bathroom downstairs, topped by an upper loft with a king-size mattress draped in mosquito net and curtains that can be drawn over an open-air front. You’ll also find three different types of more standard bamboo-and-wood bungalows, including some at The Forest that bag you chunky bamboo bedframes and spacious porches perched high above the greenery. There’s also a cheap fan dorm and attached wooden building with dark, utilitarian private rooms that appear to be better sealed than your average bungalow -- worth keeping in mind if you cringe at the thought of creepy crawlers invading on your sleeping space. All rooms are equipped with fans and mosquito nets. The reception desk at The Forest is usually unstaffed; inquire at Basecamp’s office a few steps closer to the beach.

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Walk-in rates at Basecamp Tonsai and The Forest Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
closed or n/a
250 baht
Bungalow fan private bathroom
400 baht
700 baht
Standard double room
600 baht
900 baht
Superior double room
700 baht
1,400 baht
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: closed or n/a, high season 250 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: 600 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 700 baht, high season 1,400 baht. Notes: Bungalow

Where is Basecamp Tonsai and The Forest Resort

Basecamp Tonsai and The Forest Resort
On the hill road to Railay, Ao Tonsai
T: (081) 149 9745
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º50'12.75" E, 8º1'11.51" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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