Phutawan Rafthouse in Thailand
For those of you who are looking for a picturesque hideaway, capsule rooms in a peaceful and nature-filled hidden gem Phutawan Rafthouse on Surathani’s Cheow Lan Lake provides all of that. Plus, it’s only a 3-4 hour ride from Phuket Airport.
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Floating capsules in Thailand
Packages at this rafthouse hotel start from ฿2,800 (~USD89.75) – the first one includes three meals, kayaking, cave tours, boat tours, and trekking.
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The only way to secure your spot at Phutawan Rafthouse is through liaising with them directly via email, Facebook, or phone call.
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Guests will be surrounded by hills, and the natural beauty of Cheow Lan Lake.
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You can jump straight into the lake for a swim right from your capsule room, or just casually hang out on the porch.
Choose your own adventure
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You can catch views of these misty hills during the day on a boat tour.
Pro tip: book a morning tour so you can enjoy the surreal blanket of misty clouds circling the horizon.
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The waters are calm here around the rafthouse but can be a bit choppy if you go out further into the lake, so it’s highly recommended to paddle within the perimeters.
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Relaxing in itself is an adventure, especially when you’re doing it in the middle of a lake among twinkling lights. Evenings at Phutawan Rafthouse are made even more romantic by nature’s sounds and mist coming over the nearby mountains.
A quieter getaway in Southern Thailand
While adventure-focused resorts are typically in tourist-heavy areas, there are indeed some that are hidden away in Thailand. Thailand is really full of different types of travel destinations to satisfy all types of travel needs – it’s just a matter of browsing and finding the right one for you.
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