Khao Sok Tree House Resort
One of the more fun and creative resorts in the area, Khao Sok Tree House offers a range of rooms, all of which are indeed up in the tree tops.
Each is given an evocative name such as "Barbarian Honeymoon Tree House" or the "Crazy Cave House", with most connected by walkways raised way off the ground. There are several different sizes on offer and some have fan while others air-con, but all feature an intentionally rustic atmosphere with bamboo walls, open air hot water bathrooms, comfortable beds with mosquito nets, and furniture made from tree limbs. The nicer rooms also have fridges and TVs, some with outdoor bathtubs, and a family room has an in-room tent for the kids to play camp out. A new addition for groups is a big bamboo house that accommodates up to 10 guests. There are plenty of spacious porches perched throughout the trees, and there's even a zip line for those who really want to be Tarzan. Free WiFi and a range of tours are also available. The restaurant is a cosy gathering spot with a pool table, and -- perfect for a post-hike cool down -- there's a swimming pool. With its sky-high walkways, it's not the best place if you're prone to vertigo (or heavy drinking), but otherwise recommended. Prices include breakfast.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 900 baht, high season 1,100 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 4,500 baht, high season 5,500 baht. Notes: Up to four guests
Room: Family room, low season: 8,400 baht, high season 9,000 baht. Notes: 2 bathrooms, up to 10 guests
233 Moo 6, Khao Sok access road, Khlong Sok
T: (077) 395 169
(089) 970 3353
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B