We stayed as part of our Limestone Lakes Tour and although I highly recommend Limestone Lakes our stay here was only average.
We stayed in the birds nest treehouse which was nice and just what we were expecting - but be warned if you want luxury this place is not for you. There will be ants and spiders in your bathroom - not a complaint as we were in the jungle and this is to be expected - but again just a warning for those who cannot cope with this type of thing.
The restaurant was interesting as it was staffed by a group of young thai girls who were very sweet and charming but unfortunatley could not speak a word of English and didn't seem to read thai when you pointed at the menu (if the menu had thaiu names written in English for you to say it might have helped) . This resulted in a game of roulette at each meal time to see if the food that turned up was actually anything resembling what you had ordered e.g I got sweet and sour shrimp when I had in fact ordered squid and my other half got fried rice with pinapple and cashew when he ordered chicken and cashew. Anyway, we are not fussy so just ate what they brought as it seemed easier than trying to explain. There was also quite a few occasions when food was delivered to the wrong tables - but as i said we are fairly laid back and found this all quite entertaining.
We also did a "jungle hike" with "carl". Although he stopped to point out spiders, iguanas, lizards etc on the way, he didn't bother on teh way back and the hike just consisted of a walk for about 3 km along a fire trail type path and then back again which we found a bit disappointing and we did much better jungle hikes when we went to the lakehouses afterwards.
The main issue with this place I think is that it is on the wrong side of the river. you can paddle through the river to Arts and from there wander down to the main resort fine, but at night we just didn't fancy crossing the river - especially as we were wearing long trousers to protect us from bugs.
Overall we enjoyed our stay there, but I think we would try someone the other side of the river or nearer to the park entrance another time.
- Also Known As:
- Khao Sok Nature Hotel Phanom
- Khao Sok Nature Resort Thailand/Phanom