After being drained by the overly touristy places in southern Thailand, arriving at Khao Sok Riverside Cottages was literally a breath of fresh air. Peace and calm settled over us as we walked through the jungle garden on raised walkways to the reception/ restaurant area and eventually to our riverside bungalow. The cold flower ice tea we received upon checking in was the perfect welcome. Within an hour of checking in, the 3 of us were floating in inner tubes down the river, giddy at our newfound, nature-inspired tranquility.
The bungalows are simple and clean with a huge private bathroom, 2 fans, ample outlets, mosquito nets and good wifi. We loved our little frog and gecko visitors and the sounds of the gibbons, and were pleasantly surprised how few bugs/mosquitoes there were.
This place is also conscious about sustainable and responsible tourism and we appreciated that they offer free drinking water in glasses or your own bottle and lots of vegetarian and vegan choices on the menus, and that they work with tour operators committed to animal welfare (elephants) and empowered community development.
The staff were very friendly and communication in English was easy. If you're a bit weary from the hustle and bustle of the more lively tourist destinations in Thailand, this place will feel like a rejuvenating retreat!More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking