Quite a setup
A waterfall splashes down within earshot of the cushy bungalows at Rock and Treehouse Resort, featuring a natural-style swimming pool that partly utilises the existing limestone for its walls. The hidden-away place does a good job of giving Khao Sok Treehouse Resort some competition.
The resort is set at the end of a dirt road beside a palm grove in a quiet spot with little else around. It’s a 1.5 km walk to the village centre. Set high up on concrete stilts and reached by walkways and steps perched above the pool, the modern-styled bungalows come in two fashions. We checked out one of the cheaper “flora bungalows” and found it comfy with wide windows, soft bed, modern Thai art on the walls and extras like fridge, kettle and partitioned rainshower in the hot-water bathroom.
The pricier bungalows border on “villa” and come with floor-to-ceiling windows built into rounded corners. Though we’re not sure these rooms are worth almost double the price of the others, they do have much larger bathrooms and more porch space equipped with circular daybed. All rooms appeared well kept and staffers do a good job arranging meals, tours and transport.
If you want to be closer to the village and you’re okay with a much smaller pool, Las Orquideas Resort is a more straightforward but also well-managed resort with comfy brick bungalows in the flashpacker to midrange bracket. Other comfy options include the cute wood bungalows at Khao Sok Riverfront Resort, and, for more cash, modern Thai-style concrete rooms at Montania Resort.
Address: 400 Moo 6, Baan Khlong Sok
T: (061) 175 1257; (077) 310 969;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º31'28.79" E, 8º54'13.85" 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||2,300 baht||2,300 baht|
|Deluxe bungalow||4,000 baht||4,000 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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