Written by Monica Gray
Co-written by Dawn Pillay, Kim Wilson
If you’re a budget traveller who wants a little bit of luxury, you’re in luck.
There are over-water villas in Thailand that might more beautiful than those in the Maldives, and for a much cheaper price.
From spectacular sunset views, to private balconies, to numerous water sport choices, these water villas in Thailand will leave you feeling relaxed in paradise without putting a dent in your wallet.
1. A luxurious floating ark-like sanctuary – Z9 Resort
Z9 Resort is the latest in floating villas and offers a quietly luxurious retreat on the river.
It’s a pretty exclusive stay, with only 15 rooms available – and the designs reflect a meditative energy throughout.
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Photo via sneakoutclub
You can go for the North wing which is more laid back or the South, which is built for two. Every room comes equipped with life jackets, so even if you can’t swim, you can still take a dip in the river!
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You will be able to catch dazzling sunsets over the open water, from the comfort of your room and also grab a bite at their on-site restaurant and bakery. (Perfect for those who don’t feel like leaving Z9 Resort and it’s relaxing ambiance.)
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Enjoy the quiet and lounge on the decks or go canoeing; you will find your peace of mind here.