9 Must-go forest-themed cafes and places to stay in Surat Thani
Great ambience and amazing view with a natural atmosphere
During this time of the year would be the perfect time to travel around, especially to refresh yourself and be immersed into the nature. At this time, the weather in Surat Thani is extremely cool, and some places also have some fog. So you might think that the southern part of Thailand only has beaches, right? Well, apparently not. There are astonishing views of the forest and mountains that will make you stunned. Today, we’re here to suggest 9 cafes and places to stay that are hidden in the forest. Spoiler alert: we’ve been there already so here are some reviews and pictures we took so that you can have an idea how the place looks like.
- Wangkho Resort, Ban Na San district
- Our Jungle House, Phanom district
- Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort, Phanom district
- Cheiwlan Camp and Resort, Ban Ta Khun district
- Khao Sok Tree House Resort, Phanom district
- Caligo Resort at Cheiwlan Dam, Ban Ta Khun district
- Ban Klang Dong Coffee Roasters, Khiri Rat Nikhom district
- The Elephant Camp, Phanom district
- Bridge Hill Cafe, Phanom district
Wangkho Resort, Ban Na San district
The first modern-style clay resort in Surat Thani. The rooms are decorated in the red-Indian theme and surrounded with a long stream flowing that stretches through the curtain of the cliff. Plus, you can’t miss the white water rafting because other than the fun experience, you can take amazing photos while on the raft too! You can be worry-free while staying here because they have a one-stop service, including accommodation, activities and restaurants! It’s the perfect place to relax.
‼️The best time to visit is from June – August, which is the fruit season, and in October – January, where the tide is high and loads of water which would be extremely fun for rafting!!
🗺Wangkho Resort : 50/3 Moo 3, Phoemphunsap subdistrict, Ban Na San district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 077404260
⏰Opening hours : Everyday from 08:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Our Jungle House, Phanom district
A treehouse located in Klong-sok surrounded by trees, rivers, and the forest. Once you arrive, you’ll feel the fresh and clean air touching your face. It is the perfect place for relaxation and a mini get-away from the busy city. What is more, other than the comfortable bed, the homestay is filled with all the facilities you will need when staying in a forest. So, you don’t need to worry when you’re here because sleeping in the forest will not be a difficult thing anymore!
At “Our Jungle House,” there are a number of activities you can enjoy, but what we highly recommend is the river tubing ride. You can ride along the calm river right next to the homestay. The water will freshen up your body and relieve all your stress. For other activities, you can contact the homestay for more information.
🗺Our Jungle House : Klong-sok sub-district, Phanom district, Surat Thani province
📍Map : https://goo.gl/maps/rDWXyk41Aj1ohNCh9
☎️Contact : 081 417 0546
Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort, Phanom district
A resort made for nature lovers, and a perfect place to have a mini-getaway from the chaos in the city. You can have a quiet, private place surrounded by trees and is next to the Klong Sok river. The resort offers you two types of accommodation to choose from – a bungalow in the middle of the field, and a tree house. The resort area is quite safe and spacious so it has good ventilation and fresh air all around. Plus, you can walk from one house to another because they are not that far from each other. On top of that, the resort is kid-friendly – kids can run around the resort and have some fun. Or, you can come with your partner or family too.
🗺Our Jungle Camp – Eco Resort : Klong-sok sub-district, Phanom district, Surat Thani province
☎️Contact : 088 577 6838
Cheiwlan Camp and Resort, Ban Ta Khun district
The resort is not far from many landmarks around the city, including Nam Rad Forest Headwaters / Thamma Park (Ban Khao Na Nai) / Ban Klang Dong Coffee Roasters / Hin Pad / and only 15 minutes away from Cheiwlan Dam Municipality.
The area surrounding the resort is located next to Klong Saeng. The room is quite spacious and fully equipped with room amenities. The view from the room is the towering paving stone mountains with fresh air and fog in the morning. There are two room types to choose from – Standard Room for 2 persons, and Grand Family Room for 6 people. Whether you’re coming as a couple, with a group of friends or with your family, this resort is the perfect place for you. They also have some activities as well, such as bamboo rafting along Klong Saeng river for only 300 Baht per person, or you can swim in the river if you want to.
The resort also has a restaurant as well. If you’re not staying at the hotel, you can come and have a meal at their restaurant. The must-try menu here is “Southern Sour Soup with Sheatfish.” You will not regret ordering this menu.
🗺Cheiwlan Camp & Resort : Ban Ta Khun district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 088 2255544
⏰Opening hours : Restaurant opens everyday from 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Khao Sok Tree House Resort, Phanom district
A tarzan-like treehouse in the middle of the forest, surrounded by the greenery of the trees and the mountains around. The place presents the feeling of coolness, freshness, tranquility and privacy.
The resort also serves savoring food and drinks as well. In the evening, you can order food directly from your room. On top of that, they also have a swimming pool for you to relax and chill. If you want to do any adventurous activities, the hotel can also make it happen too. They can take you out for river tubing, canoeing, and even bamboo rafting in a distance of 4-5 kilometers for a total of 40-90 minutes. However, all these depends on the amount of water in the river.
The highlight of this place is skywalking on their sky bridge touching the fogs up high. You can wake up early in the morning to see the first light of day and be immersed in the beauty around. If you wish to only visit and go onto the skywalk, there will be a fee of 100 Baht per person.
🗺Khao Sok Tree House : Klong Sok subdistrict, Phanom district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 089-9703353
Caligo Resort at Cheiwlan Dam, Ban Ta Khun district
A resort located on the mountain with a fantastic view of Cheiwlan Dam. The most amazing thing about this place is all the rooms are facing the dam. In the morning, you can enjoy the sea mist around the green scenery of the trees and the mountains surrounding the resort. You do not only get to capture amazing moments on the phone, but also breathe in the fresh air and get a peace of mind from the busy city.
The room has a wide opened view, airy and comfortable with a hammock net where you can take pictures and post on social media. Plus, there is also a jacuzzi in the room too! The rooms are all divided into sections and houses, so you can ensure that you will have full privacy. The resort also has a swimming pool with an astonishing view of the mountains. The picture taken will look as if you’re floating in the sky, how amazing is that?
Another incredible thing is the resort also has a floating breakfast too! You can go into the pool and have your breakfast, or if you want some privacy, the resort can also serve you a set of breakfast directly to your room. For dinner, you can also order room service as well, including shabu, a la carte and many more. So you don’t need to go around to find some restaurants outside because this place also serves as a one-stop service with accommodation, restaurants, facilities and relaxation.
🗺Caligo Resort at Cheiwlan Dam : Khao Phang subdistrict, Ban Ta Khun district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 062176288
💻Website : https://caligoresort.com/
📱Line : https://lin.ee/cqzljU5
Ban Klang Dong Coffee Roasters, Khiri Rat Nikhom district
Sip some coffee at a cafe by the waterfall in the middle of the green scenery, the calm river flowing, the wind breeze and tranquility.
The main highlight of this place is that you can just order the coffee beans to roast them by yourself and customize your own coffee whether if you want it cold or hot. They also have many more drinks and snacks you can choose from. While waiting for your order, you can walk down to the waterfall and soak your feet in the water, or sit on the swing and take some pictures around.
🗺Ban Klang Dong Coffee Roasters : Tha Khanon sub district, Khiri Rat Nikhom district, Surat Thani
📍Map : https://goo.gl/maps/rJSnXJxLjJnZ2UbbA
☎️Contact : 082 956 4649
⏰Opening hours : Every Saturday and Sunday, and on public holidays from 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
The Elephant Camp, Phanom district
An elephant cafe in the middle of the forest, surrounded by mountains, refreshing air and the green scenery. Not only you will have the chance to have a getaway from all the chaos from the city, but you will get cool pictures too!
The highlight of this place are the cute elephants walking around the in the middle of the wide meadow. You can feed them, take pictures with them and play with them. Plus, do not worry if they are a threat or dangerous, they are domesticated and there will be assigned staff looking after them at all times.
🗺 The Elephant Camp : Klong Sok subdistrict, Phanom district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 081-956-7274
⏰Opening hours : Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
🧾 Entrance fee : Adults 50 Baht/ Children 20 Baht (Free of charge for children under 4 years old)
Bridge Hill Cafe, Phanom district
Admire the seamist in a mountain view homestay surrounded by mountains and astonishing views with a phenomenal picture spot of the staircase to heaven where you can snap some shots with. Getting a photo with the staircase to heaven is a must-do thing here. You will get a glamorous candid snapshot with a background view of the mountain behind. You definitely will not be disappointed! The cafe also serves a number of foods and drinks where you can choose from. The homestay is decorated in a glamping-style with a white marquee and is fully equipped with amenities. So, why not pack your bags now and get ready for a peaceful, relaxing weekend in the mountains?
🗺Bridge Hill Cafe : Klong Sok subdistrict, Phanom district, Surat Thani
☎️Contact : 0986958928 / 0622289689