Photo: The only giraffes you‘ll see in Kaeng Krachan.

Kanyapa Resort

Cheap and convenient

Just south of Park Headquarters, Kaeng Krachan T: (085) 914 9265 

Kanyapa Resort

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Kanyapa is a cute budget resort that’s convenient for travellers who arrive at Park Headquarters on a public minibus and don’t feel like camping.

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Accommodating four people, the best rooms are in large freestanding concrete bungalows with stones built into unfurnished balconies and paintings of flowers on the walls. The one that we checked out appeared clean, with worn blankets on two firm double beds, TV (Thai channels only), a few windows, medium-size wet bathroom with hot water and lots of bright pink, orange and purple.

Solid (and cute) chalets in a row.

Solid (and cute) chalets in a row. Photo: David Luekens

Set in a two-storey concrete stack at the back of the property, the cheapest rooms are cramped and dated but should do the trick for couples on a budget. These also have TVs along with smaller hot-water bathrooms and no balconies. While not filthy, we did notice some ants behind the bed and a slight stink in the bathroom. Murals of cartoon kitties might distract you from this.

The free WiFi works only at a reception pavilion with some tables, where complimentary fruit and instant coffee is available in the mornings. Lots of flowers join quirky giraffe benches and trees bearing mango, coconut and jackfruit in a garden stretching between the two rows of rooms. The owners are sweet but they speak very little English. If you wish you can walk 100 metres up to the Visitor Centre to arrange transport into the park and eat at the park-run restaurant.

Simple fare with a memorable paint job.

Simple fare with a memorable paint job. Photo: David Luekens

If heading straight south from the Visitor Centre, Kanyapa is the first resort on the right, marked by a white sign with red Thai script. It’s the only privately run place to stay within easy walking distance of Park Headquarters.

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Walk-in rates at Kanyapa Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
600 baht
600 baht
Bungalow air-con private bathroom
1,200 baht
1,200 baht
Sleeps four
Room: Standard double room, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,200 baht, high season 1,200 baht. Notes: Sleeps four

Where is Kanyapa Resort

Kanyapa Resort
Just south of Park Headquarters, Kaeng Krachan
T: (085) 914 9265 
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º37'55.34" E, 12º52'57.56" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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