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Travelling to Khao Yai soon or planning to head there one day?

This world heritage site is edged with rugged mountains and a green tropical paradise teeming with wildlife – along with plenty to see and do.

Khao Yai also offers affordable luxury in some very special hotels where you can enjoy the views in total style, and they won’t break your budget!

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Whatever your needs are, whether you’re travelling as a couple, family, or group of friends, these hotels make good options for different travellers too.

Sounds too good to be true? Prepare to be surprised with these hotels we’ve found!

Step into a French countryside in Thailand! – Baan Khunying Retreat Khao Yai

How Insta-worthy is this hotel! With greenery around every corner, and vines and florals dripping gorgeously down the buildings… Baan Khunying offers the loveliest villas (only from 3300 Baht / USD $106 for 4 people incl. breakfast!) with a splash of country charm.

Each terracotta suite/villa is super spacious, homely and all come with lovely views! 🌴You’ll enjoy all those relaxing moments on your balcony looking out to the estate and stunning scenery. There’s also a swimming pool if you fancy a dip or lounging by the pool. Every corner here is oh-so-picturesque, you’ll feel like you just might be in a French countryside!

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And if you’re looking for an equally picturesque cafe to relax at in Khao Yai, don’t forget to visit their newly built cafe, Doctor Coffee Khao Yai too! Set up next to fields of green, the setup is so pretty! Plus, check out the incredible coffee and insane coffee art that comes with it!  ☕😍

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1. From gorgeous surroundings to stunning design – Green Pix Khaoyai

Feel as if you’re in your very own rockpool, or even waterfall for that matter with the stand out feature of this stay totally being it’s stunning pools built to run straight through, and down, the resort!

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Each unit is built on either side of the pools, so it feels like you’re surrounded by water.

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Speaking of, there are loads of different options to choose from, each unit with its own unique feature; from private pools, to freestanding tubs, gorgeous views and contemporary design – I’m so into the general aesthetic of this stay!

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Green Pix

Rate: From 2215 Baht / approx. USD $71 (Deluxe Room)
Address: 189 Moo 4, Tambon Phayayen, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30320, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044-300808 , 095-5905942

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2. I’m sorry, are we in Africa or Asia…?! – Isaan-Isan Boutique Resort by Andacura

Being South African, the first thing I thought was ‘Mamma Africa’ to be honest, but then again, I feel like some of the landscapes and stays in Khao Yai (Lala Mukha Tented Resort anyone?) take on this theme.

Anyhoo, here they definitely follow suit and I’m obsessed with the wooden & bamboo architectural show-stopper that guests are greeted to as you enter the grounds (again, very African-vibes).

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However, they have managed to fuse African with Traditional Thai creating this gorgeous design work and theme throughout the property – they actually go so well together!

There’s a small stream that runs through the gardens and pathways, and you’re completely surrounded by the beautiful mountains, with views at every corner.

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Isaan-Isan Boutique Resort Thailand

Rate: From 1591 Baht / approx. USD $51 (Superior Double)
Address: 54,55 Moo 17 Moosi, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 011 888

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3. Tranquility at its best and there’s a sunflower garden too! – Baannokkokna Khaoyai

Take a step back from reality and jump into simplistic and clean living for awhile (where no such thing as TV or wifi exists BTW). I think it’s definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen for sure.

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As if all the green that surrounds you isn’t enough, it’s built next to a canal, which you can take a paddle through, with bridges connecting the pathways throughout – you guys.., it makes for seriously pretty photos.

The rooms are just gorgeous, all done in natural woods and brick with sharp, clean minimalistic features. They have 13 different beautifully styled ‘houses’ that have been named in Korat (the local dialect).

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The open, breezy rooms are so spacious, they accommodate both couples and families perfectly! Whichever room you choose has a living space too – which makes sure you can enjoy some relaxing private moments.

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Surrounded by greens (and that includes the veggies patches) and mother nature, fully submerge yourself into the beauty that surrounds you, it truly is tranquil perfection.

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Oh, and one last thing, did we mention the sunflower garden?! <3

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Baannokkokna Khaoyai

Rate: From 2500 Baht / approx. USD $76 (for rooms including breakfast!)
Address: 469 หมู่ที่ 7 วังไทร ปากช่อง Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 83 095 2199
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4. A Disney-style mega mansion with mountain valley views – U Khao Yai

Hidden in a serene, green valley is the magnificent, sprawling estate of U Khao Yai.

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It looks like a scene straight from a Disney movie, maybe Prince Charming lives here! The rooms are spacious and well appointed with European-style furnishings and have great views over the sculpted resort gardens, lake and waterfall.

It’s more like a giant palace than a hotel, with plenty of shared seating areas and quiet armchairs to relax in.

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The gardens and lake are dotted with romantic meeting points, where you can admire the view and feel at one with the surrounding nature.

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Live the Disney dream and have your happily ever after at U Khao Yai!

U Khao Yai

Rate: From 2028 Baht / approx. USD $65 (Superior Double Room)
Address: 99/22 Moo 1, Tanarat Road, Moosri, Pakchong, Khao Yai, Khao Yai National Park, Khao Yai, Thailand, 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 079 999

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5. A gorgeous, jungle-esque riverside stay with loads of fun activities! – Watermill Resort

Are you the type of person that always feels more at peace near water? (I’m one of them). Well, this simply stunning stay is right on a riverside’s edge, and with such a beautiful location, all you’ll feel is zen.

Sticking with its name, there are such epic old-school watermill structures around, plus swings over the water, and a netted barge for you to chill on if you don’t feel like getting wet – and make for amazing photos!

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The individual units here are scattered in and amongst the garden, some facing directly onto the water, and the natural lush greenery (plus a million ferns and fauna around) guarantees beautiful views throughout!

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Watermill Resort

Rate: From 1716 Baht / approx. USD $55 (Cream Duplex)
Address: 99/11 Moo 8, Soi Jantuchutit 4, Nong Nam Daeng, Pakchong, Nakhon Rachasrima, 30130 Nong Nam Daeng, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 080-809-9155, 080-809-9200

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6. Endless views of greens – Veravian Resort

Set along a hillside, end your day with a great book, glass of vino and a bubble bath looking out directly into the horizon.

As you wake in the morning, step out onto your patio, take a refreshing dip in your private pool and drink in the views of the treetops in front of you.

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The rooms here are super spacious and light, with all the niceties and comforts of home. I also have to throw a shoutout to epic, geometric finishes they’ve used in the rooms – I’m a sucker for an abstract lighting fixture…Interior nerd over here!

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Veravian Resort

Rate: From 1747 Baht / approx. USD $56 (Standard)
Address: 98 หมู่ 15 หมู้บ้านโพธิ์ทองพัฒนา ตำบลวังนำ้เขียว, 98 Mooban Pothongpattana Khao Yai Wang Nam Khiao, วังน้ำเขียว, Nakhon Ratchasima 30370, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 (0)83 111 5678, +66 (0)83 111 6789

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7. The luxurious resort with mountain views and a water/theme park!  – Greenery Resort Khao Yai

You could be forgiven for thinking that this resort is an actual temple, with the traditional Thai style-roof piercing above the tree line.

The rest of the world will feel a million miles away as you relax in the pool and enjoy the evening birdsongs.

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Rooms at the Greenery Resort are elegant and fit perfectly into the tropical surroundings, with lots of natural material and light throughout.

The rocking chair on your balcony is the perfect spot to check out the forest canopy and jagged mountains on the horizon.

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You will find the perfect combination of natural beauty, pure luxury and fun at the Greenery Resort – there’s a water/theme park here too!

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Greenery Resort Khao Yai

Rate: From 1810 Baht / approx. USD $58 (Premier Room)
Address: 188/1 Moo 5, Moo 4, Amphur Pakchong, Nakhonratchaima, Khao Yai National Park, Khao Yai, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 661 2999

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8. Spacious luxury suites with modern design and great views – Splendid Hotel Khao Yai

It’s bright and slightly quirky, and the spacious suite gives you a glimpse of endless luxury with a great balcony looking out to great views.

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The theme varies throughout, a dark and sumptuous lobby changes to modern and colourful rooms with unusual furniture.

The hotel stands by a cliff face, the futuristic building design contrasting with the jagged rocks.

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The gardens are cleverly arranged with hundreds of different shades of green plants, different levels and polished wooden decking.

The Splendid Hotel has amazing views both inside and outside – it really does have a wow factor!

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Splendid Hotel Khao Yai

Rate: From 2715 Baht / approx. USD $87 (Deluxe Studio)
Address: 288 Moo.10 Kudkhla-pansuek Road,Moo See District, Pakchong, Khao Yai National Park, Khao Yai, Thailand, 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 300 6613

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9. For all those tropicana feels – Limon Villa

Surrounded by tropical trees and natural, bright greens, spend the next few nights chilling in total relaxation and style.

This beautiful resort is built among the trees, so stepping out onto your balcony in the morning you’re greeted by the freshest smells, sounds and sights! <3

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I love that there are loads of different accommodation types to choose from (all BEAUTIFUL) Beautiful resort stay built among the trees, loads of different options, one is completely glass with just tropical trees

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Their Superior Villas are everything, with open glass doors opening to a sea of trees, and built with container structures and woods, you’ll feel as if you are indeed waking up in the jungle!

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Limon Villa 

Rate: From 1248 Baht / approx. USD $40 (Superior Villa)
Address: 40/1 Moo 4 Tambon Pong Ta Long Amphoe Pak Chong Nakorn Rachasima 20300 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 (0)44 300 561

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10. A mix between Tarzan and Alice in Wonderland vibes – The Forest For Rest Resort

Wowee, from the minute you enter the resort’s front wrought-iron gates shaped like the tree of life (where you’re greeted by a troop of (statue) ducks), feel as if you’ve been transported to another world, a modern sort of forest if you will.

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The entire set-up can only be described as ultra-cool, with a stunning garden running throughout the property. Here you’ll find checkered pathways and garden greens, a gorgeous Koi Pond, and the cutest garden furniture.

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The Bungalow Villas are white, bright and super cosy, with a touch of minimal-chic! 💛

The Forest For Rest Resort

Rate: From 2122 Baht / approx. USD $68 (Bungalow with garden view)
Address: 959 Moo 1, Thanon Mittraphap, Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong , Khao Yai National Park, Khao Yai, Thailand, 106, 30450 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 97 295 2590

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11. Stay in suites amidst the mountain views – Patravana Resort Khaoyai

Step off the beaten track and take a breath of fresh air at Patravana Resort Khaoyai, a serene mountain getaway in the heart of the sprawling jungle.

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A twist on classic Thai architecture, the stilted buildings afford an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Every room has a balcony or terrace so you can enjoy the views all day (and night) long.

Even the standard rooms at the Patravana Resort Khaoyai are mini suites, with dining and sitting areas, as well as a beautiful bedroom and bathroom. Pretty fancy huh?

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If you enjoy wine then you will love this choice. Not only does the hotel have an extensive wine selection, but it is located just 3km from P.B. Valley Khao Yai winery and GranMonte Vineyard & Winery…

Luxury, panoramic views and wine – my idea of heaven!

Patravana Resort Khaoyai

Rate: From 2528 Baht / approx. USD $81 (Vana Suite)
Address: 88/1, 88/88-93, Moo 5, Phayayen, Pak Chong, Nakhonratchasima 30320 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 88-504-1888

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12. Pretty in pink Santorini and spa baths with a view – Phukumhom Resort

The pink villas of the Phukumhom resort hotel look striking against the emerald green natural backdrop. The bright colour and tiled terraces look like a pink version of the famous Greek island of Santorini – not the middle of Thailand.

The outside might be alright, but the rooms are pure luxury, with traditional dark wood and crisp white linen. Oh and nothing says relaxation like a spa bath with a view.

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The rooftop balconies afford a perfect view of the sun setting behind the mountain ridgeline. Or get up early and watch the sun rise before taking a morning swim in the pool.

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Stroll round the grounds, take a pedalo out on the lake or go and explore the surrounding area by bicycle. You’ll never get bored, especially not with these views.

Who knew that paradise was pink?

Phukumhom Resort Hotel

Rate: From 2153 Baht / approx. USD $69 (Deluxe Balcony Room)
Address: 28 Moo 22 Wangkata, PakChong, Nakhonratchasima 30130 Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +660 4400 3823

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13. Get a taste and sights of Rome in a valley – Balios Resort

You don’t hear about Italian and Thai fusion very often, but that’s exactly what you get at the Balios resort; a rich European style of dark woods and leather in the tropical surroundings of Khao Yai. Sounds good to us.

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Recently renovated, every room is bespoke, with an assortment of vintage furnishings, unique artwork and unusual features such as fireplaces.

A bistro-style terrace restaurant allows you to enjoy the views over a cold drink or a snack.

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Take a trip to the nearby Palio Shopping mall, the hotel is a bargain so you can afford a treat!

It really is unique – the grandeur of a Roman-styled building in a glorious ancient jungle.

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Balios Resort

Rate: From 1872 Baht / approx. USD $60 (Standard Room)
Address: 146/1 Moo 4, Thanarat Road Km. 17 Moo Si, Pak Chong, Nakorn Ratchasima 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 (0)44 365 971-5

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14. Step back into a grander English time, and enjoy a golfing vacay – Sir James Resort

Sir James was an Englishman who visited Thailand to work for Bangkok Dock Company, and after a varied life – ended up developing the sprawling estate on which his namesake now sits.

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There is a taste of Old-English style throughout the beautiful hotel, with rich colours decorating the rooms and grand marble bathrooms.

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Whether your idea of luxury is a day on the challenging golf course or a day in the spa, there is something for everyone.

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Let the attentive staff serve you a delicious meal at the pool terrace, or soak away your troubles in the Jacuzzi.

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The view at Sir James Resort is the best of both worlds, the immaculate golf course with a rugged jungle and mountain backdrop..

Let’s all thank Sir James for his part in this magnificent hotel!

Sir James Resort

Rate: From USD $62 (Superior Room)
Address: 195 Moo 3 Tumbol Mitraphab, Muaklek District, Saraburi, Thailand 18180, 18180 Muaklek (Coordinates here)
Contact: (+66) 036 343200

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15. It looks like a modern mountain ranch – Ma Villa Khao Yai

The main focus of Ma Villa Khao Yai is the comfort of their guests, and you can sense that from the second you arrive.

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This charming modern hotel has a minimalist theme with a glass front and warm exposed brickwork that looks a little like a modern mountain ranch.

The concept is continued in the grounds where the natural beauty of the landscape shines, and it’s not too heavily manicured.

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The resort is perfectly located in close proximity to Khao Yai Art Museum, Bonanza Exotic Zoo, Bonanza Adventure Park and just 15km from the town centre.

There’s just a pane of glass between you and the best views in Thailand at Ma Villa Khao Yai.

Ma Villa Khao Yai

Rate: From 1529 Baht / approx. USD $49 (Deluxe Room)
Address: 249 Moo 7, Tumbol Moo Si, Aumphur Pak Chong, Nakorn Ratchasima (Coordinates here)
30130 Nakorn Ratchasima, Thailand
Contact: +66 80 469 1646

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16. Time to get stargazing at this boutique village – Valata Khao Yai Resort

The Valata is a boutique resort that’s been beautifully designed to resemble a mini village, separated from the real world by a traditional wooden bridge over the river.

The rooms are huge, light and airy with great feature pieces and architectural quirks. Think modern chic meets country mansion.

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The coolest part are the tame rabbits, geese and ducks that wander round the lawns. You can’t get closer to nature than this. You’ll be able to feed these animals, as well as the beautiful deer onsite.

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Spend the evenings around the campfire and watch the stars in the clear night sky.

Check it out, a luxury village resort designed purely for your comfort.

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Valata Khao Yai Resort

Rate: From 1466 Baht / approx. USD $47 (Standard Room)
Address: 555 Moo 11, Pong Ta Long 30130 Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 88 709 9675

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17. A rustic treasure hidden in the hills – Onhill Village

Tucked away on the hillside and painted the same colour as the forest, you would never know this hotel existed!

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The modern minimalist rooms have a screen window on your private terrace making it feel like you are sleeping under the stars.

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Onhill specialises in natural, clean and simple luxury. The hotel is beautiful and the food is amazing, you have to try the brunch menu!

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Explore the lake and take in the picturesque view from the end of the pier – don’t forget to snap photos too!

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Recharge yourself with great food, great sleep and great adventures.

Onhill Village

Rate: From 1061 Baht / approx. USD $34 (Studio or Standard Double)
Address: 214 Moo 4 Pong Ta Long Amphoe Pak Chong (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 98 195 4264

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18. Stay in a grand old Italian mansion with flowers and creeping vines – Villa Italian

Villa Italian is exactly how you would imagine a grand old Italian mansion to look. From the vaulted ceilings to the flowers trailing down the walls – oh and the creeping vines too!

The villa looks out across the majestic old gardens and is brightened by a terrace covered with flowering vines.

Inside the villa, there’s an air of old-fashioned luxury, with large rooms and sumptuous soft furnishings.

The hotel is just the right size to let you feel like you are staying in a magnificent Italian family home instead of a hotel.

You could never find a hotel like this in Italy under $70 – this place is incredible!

Villa Italian

Rate: From 1997 / approx. USD $64 (Deluxe Studio Room)
Address: 248 Moo 1 Mhoosi Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima, 30130

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Special Mention: Mountain view rooms great for families and friends – Romantic Resort and Spa

This resort has it all; beautiful scenery, a soothing and tranquil atmosphere and next level Thai splendour.

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Chose a room with either pool or mountain view, they are both equally beautiful. All rooms are richly furnished and with plenty of windows. With these views you will never shut the curtains!

There is a water theme throughout the resort, from the iconic elephant sculptures and fountains all the way to the swimming pool. The sound of moving water makes this the perfect place to restore your mind, heart and soul.

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You will be spoilt for choice with food at two onsite restaurants serving both traditional Thai dishes and a vast array of international dishes.

You will fall head over heels in love with this resort.

Romantic Resort & Spa

Rate: From 2621 / approx. USD $84 (Deluxe Mountain or Deluxe Pool View – both offering 2 queen beds)
Address: 369 Moo.4 Tanarat Rd., Tambol Moosee, Ampher Pakchong Khao Yai Nakhonratchasima, Thailand 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: 081 773 7378

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It didn’t seem possible that they were so affordable – but they are! It’s time to turn your luxury Khao Yai daydreams into reality!

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