We understand that island getaways can be quite expensive. Good news for you water babies, we’ve curated the top five overwater bungalows in Thailand that will fit all budgets and itineraries.
The Float House River Kwai from Finder Hotels
The Float House on River Kwai boutique villas are thoughtfully designed for privacy but also feature communal spaces for socialising.
Here’s how your trip should play out: 1. Stay in the midst of lush rainforest 2. Fall asleep to gentle river sounds 3. Wake up to sunset and mountain views 4. Wildlife sighting adventure on a canoe
Traditional teak wood design spaces, overwater restaurant and bar
Each of the floating villas gives you direct access to the river via canoe or long tail boat
With thatched roofs, big windows and direct access to cerulean waters, staying in Blue Sky is like going to the Maldives, but at a fraction of the price.
For the ultimate room-to-sea experience, opt for the Villa Maldives room type.
Spacious villas with lots of natural light
On-site bar and restaurant serves authentic Thai food
Panoramic view of the sea from waterfront villas and steps leading directly to the water
Numerous activities like canoeing and biking are free, while diving trips can be arranged for the more adventurous
If thatched roofs and traditional interior design don’t float your boat, book a stay at Kwai Tara Riverside Villas.
This modern and luxurious overwater stay is conveniently located so you can come home to your floating water bed after a tiring city tour.
Spacious rooms with large balconies and a private entrance
Floating villas let you dip your feet into the water right from your personal balcony
We swear the photo above isn’t photoshopped! Book a stay at 500 Rai Floating Resort for the ultimate #nofilter holiday photos.
For a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, this resort is 80km away from the city and perfect if your ideal holiday is to relax in a picturesque paradise.
Each villa has a private balcony and modern amenities
Guests can go for a dip in the lagoon or hop into their own canoe, which is located right outside your door
With only 16 rooms, you’ll be guaranteed a truly private and relaxing holiday
When you want to stay in an overwater villa and also have a private pool, staying in KC Resort is a no-brainer.
Discover the best that Chenang Bay has to offer when you stay here, from the views to water sports.
Luxurious villas with private bathtubs and jacuzzis and in-house restaurants
Uniquely stacked villas with a private infinity pools
Located just a short five-minute drive to the beach, dining and entertainment hotspots
Munyee Lau is a travel writer at Finder. Her passions include writing about lifestyle and food and creating viral videos.
She was previously the country manager of MGAG for 3 years and has an insatiable love for dogs and breaking the Internet.
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