Where to stay in Khao Sok National Park – Your Ultimate Accommodation Guide
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Where to stay in Khao Sok National Park – Your Ultimate Accommodation Guide

Are you ready for an adventure in one of Thailand's most breathtaking natural wonders? Khao Sok National Park boasts lush rain forests and diverse wildlife with beautiful lakes and caves surrounded by limestone cliffs. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply seeking tranquility with stunning landscapes, Khao Sok accommodation has something for everyone.

A wide range of stays are offered inside and on the border of the park. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the best accommodation options in Khao Sok National Park, ensuring your stay is not only comfortable but also unforgettable.

A couple quick notes: do book in advance, as options are limited and will sell out. The exception are the over-water bungalows. These can usually be booked at any tour company in the main town, at a fixed price of 2500 THB which includes tours. You will have limited choice in your stay, however.

Khao sok accommodation - hotel in the national park.

How Long to Stay in Khao Sok

If you book an overnight tour filled with activities, a single night may be sufficient. We recommend staying here for 3-4 days to see/do most of the attractions. Depending on the duration of your trip, you can spend 2-3 nights and have several tour options available each day. You’ll want to stay even longer if you’re looking for a rain forest stay-cation. 

We stayed here for 3 days and chose to stay in the main town close to the restaurants and the National Park. Read more on our guide to visiting Khao Sok National Park including how to get here, top things to do and things you need to know.

Khao Sok National Park entrance.

Types of Khao Sok Accommodation

There are different types of Khao Sok accommodation offerings, depending on your preference - close to the main town, river side, jungle vibes or even a floating bungalow on the lake. We have further divided into different categories and listed out the pros and cons. Do note that almost all stays offer tours and breakfast.

Khao Sok Floating Bungalows

Imagine waking up surrounded by the emerald colors of Cheon Lan Lake nestled within the gorgeous limestone cliffs. It’s certainly a bucket list experience in Thailand. Floating bungalows offer a unique and immersive experience in Khao Sok. These rustic yet charming accommodations provide a close-to-nature experience while offering basic amenities. Most floating bungalows come with simple bedding, mosquito nets, and shared bathroom facilities. Don't expect luxury, but do expect unparalleled tranquility and stunning views.

Most Khao Sok floating bungalows offer all-inclusive meals in the price, and access to kayaks and swimming from your room. They will also offer tours, some of which may be included in your room price.

Floating Bungalow, Phutawan Rafthouse, among the best Khao Sok accommodation.
Best Khao Sok Floating Bungalows

Panvaree The Greenery offers a tranquil oasis along the shores of Cheow Lan Lake, offering a perfect blend of comfort and immersion in the natural wonders of Khao Sok National Park. This is connected to the Panvaree Resort, however the rooms are a little smaller. The resort invites travelers to unwind in harmony with nature. You can choose from a budget room to a deluxe villa. Each booking comes with all meals, boat tours, caves, jungle treks, kayaking and more included in the price.

500 Rai Floating Resort is a blissful retreat for travelers seeking tranquility amidst Khao Sok's natural beauty. With stunning views surrounded by nature and a sense of serenity, guests can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Khao Sok.

500Rai’s bungalows are some of the most luxurious on the lake. They can organize a wide variety of tours for you, or you can enjoy your staycation with a swim and kayak from your room.

Phutawan Rafthouse offers stunning views of Cheow Lan Lake while staying in a wooden bungalow or a capsule room. They offer package tours and stays. Do note that bathroom is communal and

Pros:

  • Immersive experience surrounded by Cheon Lan Lake.
  • Unmatched tranquility and breathtaking views - imagine the sunset and views of the stars!
  • Typically includes all daily activities, and all-inclusive meals.

Cons:

  • Basic amenities with shared bathroom facilities.
  • Potential discomfort for those prone to seasickness.
  • Limited accessibility to mainland attractions.
  • Limited cellphone service; Wifi is usually only provided in the evening.

If you are not able to secure a stay in a floating bungalow online, rest assured as you still have a chance by booking an overnight lake tour to stay in Cheon Lan Lake. We find that this is less offered online but are offered almost everywhere in the main town (even last minute and cheaper online; starting at 2,500 THB). We recommend checking out Khao Sok River Lodge Hotel and Khao Sok Green Valley Resort as they offer tours and bungalows.

Nature Lodges

These accommodations blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings that offer a memorable escape. Guests can reconnect with nature and create lasting memories amidst Khao Sok's green embrace. You'll find cozy rooms, delicious meals, and just soak in nature and biodiversity to enhance your experience.

Typically these lodges are outside of the main town within the rain forest. They may offer transportation into town, and occasionally tours as well.

Khao Sok National Park, accommodation within the forest.
Best Khao Sok Nature Lodges

Khao Sok Riverside Cottages is surrounded by nature and provides a quiet and serene atmosphere. The wooden accommodations exude a rustic charm, providing guests with a unique and immersive experience. Additionally, an excellent on-site restaurant offers a wide variety of Thai and western food.

It’s located right on the river, offering great views of the landscapes and wildlife. You can even dip into the crystal-clear river for a swim. A free taxi into town is offered several times per day.

Khao Sok Bamboo Huts Resort provides an escape from the bustling of the main street, yet remains conveniently close. Surrounded by lush jungle, guests can indulge in a delightful breakfast amidst the relaxing beauty of the surroundings.

This stay is great for those who want a peaceful stay yet want to remain walking distance from the town with restaurants and the national park entrance. They can also book any park tours that you request.

Pros:

  • Provides an authentic experience in the midst of the natural beauty of Khao Sok.
  • Cozy accommodations integrated with nature - you’ll see monkeys and tropical birds from your room!

Cons:

  • Limited luxury amenities compared to upscale resorts.
  • Occasional power and water restrictions due to Eco-friendly practices.

Luxury Camps

If you prefer a touch of luxury amidst the wilderness, luxury camps offer the perfect blend of comfort and adventure. Tucked away in secluded corners of the national park, these camps feature spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms and private decks overlooking the forest or river. Perfect for a relaxing vacation surrounded by nature.

Khao Sok accommodation within a bubble tent in the beautiful park.
Best Khao Sok Luxury Camps

Ample Forest Khao Sok Farmstay, guests can enjoy their stay in modern A-type private houses, each equipped with its own bathroom, amidst the lush forest and abundant wildlife. Breakfast is also provided as part of the experience.

This stay is located far from the town, which provides a serene wilderness experience. The hotel will schedule tours for you which includes pickup and drop-off.

Cosy Garden Khao Sok offers a unique and memorable stay in glamping bubble tents, allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature's embrace. Just a short walk from the river, guests can enjoy the quiet and beautiful surroundings. Breakfast is included to start your day off right.

Pros:

  • Luxurious and unique amenities amidst the wilderness.
  • Gourmet dining and spa treatments for indulgent relaxation.
  • Fully immerse yourself with the natural beauty of the place and detached from the busy main town, while still having access to modern amenities.

Cons:

  • Premium pricing for upscale amenities.
  • A little far from the main town with restaurants.

Main Town Hotels

Imagine falling asleep to the soothing sounds of the river and waking up to the symphony of tropical birdsong. These cozy accommodations typically feature traditional Thai decor, comfortable furnishings, and balconies or terraces with river views. Enjoy strolls along the riverbank or embark on adventurous jungle treks right from your doorstep while staying close to the main town.

Being in the small main town is a convenient way for you to access the main attractions of Khao Sok. You can walk to the main entrance of the park, and go on a hiking trail to numerous waterfalls while observing wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds. A variety of affordable restaurants are here, as well as tour and transportation options. 

Riverside cottage, Khao Sok River Lodge, Khao Sok accommodation within the main town.
Best Khao Sok Main Town Hotels

Khao Sok River Lodge Hotel in the main street offers a serene retreat with its garden surroundings and views of the river. Private rooms are elevated with stilts and have a private view-deck perfect for unwinding or just soaking in the natural beauty of the place. The onsite restaurant provides a complimentary buffet breakfast served against the backdrop of the Sok River.

Khao Sok River & Jungle Resort is also located in the main street and provides peaceful surroundings with its picturesque garden and river views. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast at the onsite restaurant while overlooking the Sok River.

Malulee Khao Sok Resort also offers relaxing river and garden views and one of the few hotels with pool in the area. Guests can start their day with a complimentary breakfast and enjoy the convenience of being located steps away from the Khao Sok National Park Entrance.

Pros:

  • Serene riverside setting with picturesque views.
  • Traditional Thai decor and cozy furnishings.
  • Proximity to nature trails and river activities.

Cons:

  • Limited availability during peak seasons.
  • Potential for insect and wildlife encounters due to proximity to water bodies.
  • Basic amenities may not meet the expectations of luxury travellers.
Khao Sok National Park main town.
Khao Sok Main Town

Tree-house Stays

For a truly unforgettable experience, consider a tree house located high above the forest floor. Khao Sok is home to several tree-houses that offer a unique and immersive stay amidst the canopy. Climb up to your cozy tree house accommodation, complete with rustic charm, modern amenities, and panoramic views of the surrounding jungle. Fall asleep to the gentle sway of the trees and wake up to the chorus of wildlife all around you.

Best Khao Sok Tree-house Stays

Khao Sok Tree House Resort features a variety of accommodations, from standard bungalows to family rooms, all nestled within tree houses. Each unit offers an outdoor seating area and exudes a rustic charm. Breakfast is included for guests' convenience, and a pool is on-site.

Khao Sok Jungle Huts Resort is not your typical tree-house. They have elevated rooms on stilts, offering guests picturesque views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife around. Their bungalows are modern yet are within the jungle, located a short walk from town.

Our Jungle House is an Eco-friendly resort that offers a selection of rooms boasting different views, including the river, cliffs, or mountains. The resort offers a diverse range of accommodations, from bungalows to loft tree-houses. 

Pros:

  • Unique and immersive experience amidst the canopy.
  • Panoramic views of the jungle from elevated heights.
  • Memorable stays perfect for adventurous travellers.

Cons:

  • Limited accessibility and potential for height-related discomfort.
  • Having to face man’s main nemesis - stairs.
  • Higher rates compared to standard accommodations.
Khao Sok national park wildlife - monkeys can be found all around.

Camp Sites & Camp Hostels

The most affordable Khao Sok accommodation is tent sites. You can camp under the stars within the beautiful rainforest, falling asleep to the sounds of the Sok river. The tents of course come fully set up and furnished for you. These won’t be luxurious stays, but you will have access to the shared facilities of the camp site. 

Best Khao Sok Camp Sites

Wassana Camp & Khai Jungle Experience Centour is located close to the national park entrance in the main town. Not only is a great breakfast included in the price, but dinner as well!

Painting Family Hostel doesn’t offer tent sites, rather private rooms and mixed hostel dorms. They are located on a camp site in the main town. They are an excellent option to meet like-minded travellers who are looking for access to the beautiful lakes in Khao Sok.

Pros:

  • Most affordable way to see the park.
  • You’ll be sleeping within the rain forest under the stars. 

Cons:

  • Lack of indoor living space.
  • Sleeping on a thin mattress may bother light sleepers.
Cheow Lan lake tour is the best thing to do in Khao Sok National Park.

Conclusion

And there you go! With this comprehensive guide to accommodation options in Khao Sok National Park, you're well-equipped to plan an unforgettable adventure in one of Thailand's most spectacular destinations. Hope this list provided you with the information you needed so you can make informed decisions based on your preferences, budget, and desired level of comfort.

Whether you're seeking rustic charm, Eco-friendly luxury, or a unique treetop retreat, Khao Sok has it all. Get ready to immerse yourself in nature and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Now that you have booked your Khao Sok accommodation, this is now the time to learn more on how to get there, look for things to do in the area and things you need to know.

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