When planning our perfect vacation, we are usually faced with a dilemma: the beach or the mountains? Thailand has many beautiful beaches, but did you know that your serene mountain wilderness getaway is only a three-hour drive from bustling Bangkok?
Khao Yai, literally translated as “the big mountain”, is home to Thailand’s first national park. Due to the abundance of flora and fauna, the Khao Yai National Park has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What better way to dispel your worries than to spend your vacation in the company of mother nature? Here are five hotels you need to research to plan your perfect Khao Yai getaway!
Kirimaya Golf Resort and Spa
Kirimaya means “mountain illusion”. Therefore, the golf resort and spa offers you the essence of Khao Yai, a hidden oasis amidst greenery. The interior is beautifully intricate – the floors are lined with water hyacinth rugs and the doors are hand-carved.
Seek tranquility and practice activities in nature. Walk on nature trails, get up close to wildlife and take in breathtaking views. Visit the MAYA Spa and rejuvenate with Asian therapies or challenge yourself at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. It would be better to dive into the swimming pool adjacent to the colorful garden. The resort also occasionally hosts outdoor movie nights that ooze cosiness; it is surely an unforgettable experience. Finally, put the icing on the cake by observing the stars at night.
The Resort Khao Yai Series
The Series Resort Khao Yai is next on our list, where leisure and luxury meet. The resort maintains its nature reserve concept while combining the local treasures of East Asian countries. The traditional architecture and interior are indeed a sight to behold – every corner of the resort speaks of elegance.
The resort is an ideal holiday destination. Enjoy your complimentary afternoon tea at the Charn Restaurant facing the view of the hills. Relax under the shaded huts. Or light your aromatic candles and enjoy a relaxing bubble bath.
Lala Mukha Tented Resort Khao Yai
Spending your night at Lala Mukha will give you an unforgettable experience. If you’re new to the idea of glamping (glamorous camping), you’re missing out! Sign up to experience glamping at the foot of Khao Yai against the backdrop of attractive wilderness.
The tent is exquisitely decorated in warm tones infused with African elements, giving you the feeling of being in nature. Surrounded by the natural beauty of subtropical forests and grasslands, you can relax and unwind gazing at the distant limestone mountains. Don’t forget to catch the breathtaking beauty of the sunrise and the night sky!
Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort – Premium Balinese Huts
This pool villa brings world-class luxury to a World Heritage Forest. The resort’s ambience encourages you to reconnect with your inner self and rewards you with the serenity of introspection. Be part of the beautiful panorama of Khao Yai and experience an authentic natural life.
Pick up a book and find time for yourself by your private pool, expansive garden and in the soothing shade of the traditional sala (pavilion). Trust us; it’s the escape you never knew you needed.
La Paz Khao Yai
Last but not least on our list is the Paz Khao Yai, which offers you all the amenities you need for instant relaxation. Hotel amenities include an infinity pool, traditional sauna, infrared sauna, steam room and even an onsen! Forget about time by indulging.
Unwind during the evening at Khao Yai’s first rooftop bar – BABEDO BAR. While the bartender prepares excellent cocktails, enjoy the artwork displayed in the sky as the sun sets. Admire brilliant lights dotted across the night sky within hours.
It’s high time to take a well-deserved break and melt away the accumulated stress. Go for an ultimate urban escape, and reconnect with nature and with yourself. These hotels we have mentioned are true gems of nature.
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