Tranquil, homely and friendly
Baan Khao Sok is a top pick for an intimate, family-run ambiance and great service to go with treehouses and cheaper bungalows on offer.
The long-standing but small resort has only seven bungalows—three cooled by fan and four by air-con—set well apart on a riverside property whose only other building is a broad thatched restaurant pavilion. Guests usually get to know each other, encouraged by the helpful and good-natured manager.
Fan-cooled woven-bamboo bungalows are basic and showing their age. Each comes with fan, basic hot-water bathroom, comfy bed draped in mosquito net, several windows and small porches with bamboo chairs. A bit further away from the river out in the trees are the wooden tree houses with spiral staircases and large front porches. Cooled by air-con, these stand a few metres off the ground with trunks growing through the broad deck floors. Within they have plenty of space and basin sinks in the fully enclosed tiled bathrooms.
Though we’ve not yet tried the food, the restaurant has the feel of a relaxed family room with guests chatting up staff as cats and dogs run through. Located down a side lane about 100 metres off the main village road, Baan Khao Sok is conveniently located south of the village centre.A member of the same family runs the Royal Bamboo Lodge, sporting some of the newer bungalows in the village across from Country Resort. If you don’t mind staying a couple of km from the village centre in a quiet and scenic spot off Highway 401, Khao Sok Holiday Resort and Silver Cliff Resort are both similarly intimate, well-run spots in the same price range.
Address: Moo 6, Baan Khlong Sok
T: (081) 958 0185 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º31'35.38" E, 8º54'30.05" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||800 baht||800 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
|1,900 baht||1,900 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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