Khao Sok’s unique accommodations are situated among some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. From tree houses that blend into the canopy of the jungle to raft houses floating on the lake, travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the splendor of Khao Sok can choose from a wide variety of accommodations.
No matter where you stay, you can’t help but notice the ancient rainforest with 200 different plants and majestic limestone mountains. Most of Khao Sok’s accommodations feature large windows and balconies so guests can delight in the views.
Guidebooks hardly mention Khao Sok National Park in Thailand. Due to its remote location, Khao Sok is an undiscovered gem, teeming with plants and wildlife. There is relatively little tourist infrastructure, with the exception of places to stay to fit all budgets, restaurants and Internet cafes. Khao Sok is the perfect destination for people who appreciate nature unspoiled by man.
While the setting is priceless, European and American travellers will find accommodations Khao Sok are very affordable. Visitors savor the very relaxed atmosphere of staying at accommodations surrounded by the world’s oldest evergreen rainforest. Hotels, tree houses and raft houses are generally built with local materials and they blend well into the surroundings.
Khao Sok’s natural wonders include an eleven-tiered waterfall, jagged limestone cliffs, a 20 square kilometer late and delightfully clear streams and rivers.
Staying in a tree house is an unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for a back-to-nature holiday, a tree house in the jungle of Khao Sok in the ideal accommodation for you. During the day, you can sit back and relax while the beauty of jungle unfolds beneath you. At night, the sounds of nature will lull you to sleep. In keeping with Khao Sok’s tradition of respecting the rain forest, some tree houses have old jungle trees growing through them.
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Adventure travellers who like the idea of staying in the jungle will find jungle houses offer the right combination of an authentic rainforest experience, combined with creature comforts. Nearly all jungle houses provide mosquito netting for beds, but you may want to sleep with the windows closed or risk having monkeys going through your belongings in the morning.
If you’re planning on a jungle house visit during April or May, look for air-conditioned jungle houses, as April and May are very hot and humid. Eco-friendly accommodations typically have fans for their guest’s comfort instead of air conditioning.
While staying at a jungle house, be sure to take a guided day trip into the deep forest for an unforgettable experience. Bring comfortable walking shoes, not sandals, for the trek.
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Bungalows and Riverside Cottages
Bungalows and cottages offer quaint accommodations amid the natural wonders of Khao Sok. These lodgings are inviting and comfortable with high housekeeping standards. Honeymooners will appreciate the privacy of an ensuite bungalow, there’s nothing like a rainforest honeymoon in South Thailand.
You will have ample opportunities to go river tubing and canoeing in Sok River and enjoy some delicious Thai food.
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Floating raft houses on the crystal clear waters of Khao Sok Lake range from traditional thatch and bamboo bungalows to luxurious floating raft houses for discerning travellers. You’ll enjoy views of the rain forest and stunning limestone cliffs, which surround the lake. Accommodations on the lake are an excellent choice for people who want to experience life in the slow lane while on holiday.
Raft houses offer easy access to popular Khao Sok activities such as canoeing and fishing on Khao Sok Lake, hiking in the rain forest and exploring nearby caves. Don’t miss taking a guided raft trip around the shores of the lake. Bring your camera; you might catch a glimpse of the Gibbon monkeys in the trees, flying squirrels or colorful birds, especially if you go early in the morning.
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Resorts tend to offer the most luxurious accommodations in Khao Sok; they offer the ultimate jungle adventure combined with top-of-the-line service. Expect surprising amenities, such as room service and WIFI in the middle of a jungle. Some resorts have spas. One of the most pleasant aspects of staying at a Khao Sok resort is luxuriating in a traditional Thai massage after a morning jungle trek.
Resort staff will help you arrange jungle treks, night safaris and kayak tours so you can get the most out of your jungle holiday. English speaking guides are common. If you’re an adventure traveler, you will have the time of your life on a jungle survival trip. Survival trips usually involve camping in the jungle with several well-trained guides. Even seasoned survivalists are cautioned not to attempt a jungle survival trip without a guide; the foliage is so thick that it is very easy to get lost.
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Two to five star Khao Sok hotels offer memorable holiday experiences. They are a world apart from cold, impersonal Western hotels; guests are closer to nature, with plenty of fresh air to breathe. There are no crowds and no traffic jams. Many hotels are family-owned, with very friendly staff members. Khao Sok’s hotels have quiet, peaceful settings, either along the river, in the mountains, or by the lush forests.
Hotel staff members can help you arrange family-friendly activities, such as full or half-day educational treks or visits to the Klong Seng Wilde Life Sanctuary. Khao Sok hotels are great for family holidays; many offer discounted prices for children under a certain age. Everyone is very laid back so small children never feel rushed or unwelcome.
Most hotels in Khao Sok have their own very clean restaurant offering Thai and European dishes. If you’ve always wanted to sample authentic Thai food, a hotel restaurant is the ideal place to do so. Fresh fruit and fruit juices including papaya, banana and guava are also widely available and very refreshing.
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