We squeezed in Cliff and River Jungle Resort set 11 km east of headquarters because its hill tumbling down to the Sok River with immense cliffs looming above is just magnificent—and worth a quick stop for the view if nothing else.
All equipped with air-con, the resort has around 60 freestanding cabins spread out along the grassy hills. Dark wood-and-concrete bungalows were brand-spanking new when we last passed through and, while lacking pizzazz, they’re cushy with large hot-water bathrooms, shiny tile floors and sofas. The older log cabins also aren’t bad, especially the two-floor family edition at the top of the hill near reception, and the manager told us these were slated for an upgrade.
Two small but well placed swimming pools serve guests staying in both the old and new sections. Along the river sits a second stilted restaurant along with a kayak and raft launching pier—and the resort has its own rafting and tour services.
It seems to get considerably more Thai guests than foreign and communication could be an issue at points, but reception treated us fine and the manager went the distance to answer our questions.
Address: Highway 401 (11 km east of park headquarters)
T: (087) 271 8787 ; (077) 913 087;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º36'45.98" E, 8º54'11.6" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||2,000 baht||2,000 baht|
Up to 5,500 baht for the largest option
|3,500 baht||3,500 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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