Thailand’s Floating Huts: Relax on the Water
Everyone needs a vacation from time to time, and tourists can choose from a world full of exciting destinations. But if you want to relax while surrounded by the most beautiful scenery in the world, you should consider renting a floating hut in Thailand.
“At The Float House River Kwai everything floats,” boasts the Float House’s website, and this luxury destination even calls itself a ‘floatel’. The Float House River Kwai is a 3-hour drive from Bangkok, but you’ll soon realize that you’re in a different world: the huts can only be accessed from the river. Each villa has its own secluded terrace with views of the jungle. The rooms are decorated with teak furniture, and French doors open onto a private pontoon sundeck on the river. The Float House River Kwai boasts an excellent restaurant that offers buffet-style Thai food.
If you decide to leave your floating hut, you can explore the river by traditional tail boat or canoe. You can even take a guided trip on a bamboo raft, still made by the Mon people using local woods. You can also tour nearby Lawa Cave, home to the world’s smallest bat and famous for its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. But make sure to return to the floatel in the evening! You don’t want to miss the Mon Dance Show, which features native people performing an ancient dance while accompanied by a live orchestra.
Khao Sok Lake, located on Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, offers a simpler kind of floating hut experience with a choice of prices and floor plans. You can stay in a bamboo floating hut, built using traditional methods; or a more modern bungalow with an in-room bathroom. Deluxe rooms boast beautiful wood interiors and secluded locations.
Khao Sok Lake also provides tours for people who want an authentic local experience. Guests are matched with local families who show them the sights. You can cross a rope bridge to a mountain temple, explore a near-by cave, pick produce at a local farm and then go home with your family to prepare a traditional meal. Feeling more adventurous? You can even go camping in the jungle! Spend the night swinging peacefully in a hammock and wake to the sound of “Gibbon monkeys singing their morning song”.
No matter what kind of floating hut experience you desire, contact us for more information about exciting options in Thailand.