Sam Roi Yot National Park is about 30 minutes south of Hua Hin, is famous for its dense forest cover, limestone caves, petrified waterfall and dangling stone tentacles.
Located in coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, it is the first marine national park of Thailand. Khao Sam Roi Yot means “The mountain with three hundred peaks” and refers to a series of limestone hills along the Gulf of Thailand with highest one at 605m above the sea level.
The northwest corner of the mountain range is called Thung Sam Roi Yot and is mainly freshwater marsh covering nearly 37% of the national park which makes it the largest wetlands area in Thailand.
The trail uphill – there are lots of shades from the trees, with a light wind blowing.
During the journey, there are plenty of places to stop, to enjoy beautiful natural scenery or even for meditation.
The main attractions of the national park are Phraya Nakhon Cave with it’s iconic royal pavilion and huge chambers, Kaeo Cave and Thung Sam Roi Yot Freshwater Marsh. The park is also an attractive destination for it’s rich wildlife in mangrove forests, beautiful beaches, limestone islands, trails and view points.
Being the main attraction of the national park, this cave consists of two sinkholes. There is a four-gable roofed royal pavilion called Phra Thinang Khuha Kharuhat, build in 1890 for King Rama V’s visits. This pavilion became the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. During certain hours of the day, when the sunlight shines from a certain angle, the sinkhole opening illuminates a nice tone of light over the pavilion, creating a spectacular view.
Khao Sam Roi Yot is home to a great diversity of bird species making it another great destination for birders with estimated around 300 species.
The inaccessible forest areas on the mountains are home to some mammals such as dusky leaf monkey, crab-eating macaque, Malayan porcupine, mainland serow, slow loris, barking deer, fishing cat and Malayan pangolin.
Take a resort cruise around sunset and it takes about one hour that offers beautiful views over the valley and through limestone hills rising around, it is ideal for water activities and birders.
You can explore mangrove forests fringing the picturesque shoreline by kayak.
Boat tours through mangrove forests are operating in the area at the best time for the tour is before noon.
Pranburi is one of Thailand’s beautiful central coasts and fishing village let you explore the finest landscapes.
Swim in large pool at the center of the resort. Every room, suite and villa at Away Pranburi Beach Resort features a lovely sea view, letting you enjoy the unique coastal setting right from your bedroom or balcony.
Surrounded by exquisite natural views on all sides, Away Pranburi Beach Resort offers activities for families and couples alike – as well as comfortable sun loungers.
Beachfront where you can slow down the pace of life, enjoy the warm breeze, and relax for hours while doing nothing at all.
If you travel with a group of friends or family members, you can also request to do beach BBQ dinner. The team is very friendly and helpful.
Each of the 44 rooms is designed for pure comfort, with attractive contemporary décor that accentuates the natural colors and materials of the living space.
“Deluxe Pool Access” room is located right next to the resort’s large central pool, terrace allow you to soak in the easygoing tropical atmosphere any time of day.
A room with natural light, a sofa, work table, and other furnishings offer an ideal space as you enjoy refreshments from your own minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.
For spa offers a range of massages to calm down your day.
My favorite drink ….fresh coconut juice. Love it!
For children, the resort’s lively Kids Club has some games and activities to choose from, surrounded by exquisite natural views on sides.
Pulakorn Restaurant, all-day dining restaurant serves authentic Thai and international dishes.
Pulakorn Restaurant offers authentic Thai dishes from freshly daily caught seafood to international dishes.
Away Pranburi Beach Resort
Address: 99/9 Moo 8, Sam Roi Yot, Prachuap Khiri Khan,THAILAND
Phone: +66 3290 0353, +66 3290 0641 and +66 9 4828 9938
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