Wanakarn Beach Resort
Southern Thailand’s sleepy town of Thaimuang is the unspoilt spot for the boutique pool villa resort of Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa. Set over two isolated golden sand beaches split by a lazy, mangrove-lined river, Wanakarn wins over even the most seasoned traveler with its authentic back-to-nature experience.
In fact, you have the opportunity to discover their surrounds and the local flora and fauna with complimentary hire of mountain bikes and kayaks. Back at the resort, comfort is the hallmark of each Pool Villa dressed in contemporary Thai design, complete with spacious living areas, open-plan bathrooms with jacuzzis and inviting private pools with outdoor daybeds. (For the ultimate indulgence book the opulent two-bedroom Grand Ocean Villa.)
There’s an excellent Thai/European fusion restaurant, Twin Waters, which looks across to the unique double sunset from the resort’s two beaches (across both the river and Andaman Sea).
Small but by no means lacking in style, Sukko Spa houses just two treatment rooms, a steam room and sauna. Its treatment menu includes authentic Thai therapies and uses only locally sourced ingredients. To accompany these pampering services, Wanakarn also has a fitness center and tennis court.
Phuket/Phang Nga/Koh Phi Phi
Thailand’s most popular resort town has something for everyone. There are plenty of upscale resorts, set tastefully outside the center. The ocean scenery and the bay of Phang Nga are wonderful for sightseeing and just taking in. Water sports and island hopping bring people in their droves. And all this before its legendary nightlife.
Ways you can help in Phuket/Phang Nga/Koh Phi Phi
Phang Nga is one of the areas devastated by the 2004 tsunami, and it still needs your help. By teaching English at a school, you can give a hand up to children, as improved knowledge of and confidence in speaking conversational English can increase their chances of getting a job. After school each day, you […]