History, concept and inspiration of the Boutique Hotel
Floating lodge in Thailand comes from a concept that people lives in a tropical climate. Such climate can be too warm for people. In addition, there are several harmful creatures and annoying insects in the land more than on the water. Therefore, the locals think about building a house on the water. The local wisdom uses special kind of woods helping the house floated and durable. The water running underneath the accommodation cools down the temperature in the house and also less threats from in-land animals. They can also have plenty of water for consumption and use. People hence live comfortably and safely in their floating accommodation. There is also a plus for that. The scenery over the open river is far more beautiful than inland jungle.
Highlights and uniqueness of the Boutique Hotel
Let the worries float away on the River Kwai at this tranquil jungle raft resort. Explore nearby caves and waterfalls via canoes or elephants and enjoy the thrilling yet peaceful surroundings. Guests are encouraged to get involved with the local Mon tribes, watch ritual dances, and partake in local customs. The above statement clearly tells us River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort’s entire concept. The hotel aims to attract travelers to ‘experience’ with us. Our floating hotel is not just a place to stay or sleep. It is a place or a destination to visit to witness, enjoy, learn and relax. The uniqueness of River Kwai Jungle Raft is not only the pure nature and fertile green vegetation, but also the beauty of authentic Mon culture.
Creativity of design and decorations
We create an amazing thematic concept that brings you back to the basic living among the unspoiled nature. This unique floating accommodation hidden away from the crowds offers all floating guestrooms in a raft built from local bamboo and teakwood. The other facilities in our floatel are a restaurant, a cultural theater and a Thai relaxing massage raft are all floating. Our guests can visit traditional Mon village just in short walking distance towards the back of the resort. You may choose to tour the village and Mon school on a back of an elephant.
The pursuit of sustainability and other qualifications
At River Kwai Jungle Rafts, most of our staffs are local. They live in the Mon village in the land that the hotel allocates for them for living. We also build temples and schools as well as install proper water filtration system to use in the village. What we do not do is things that will change their way of living. But sanitations are fundamental need that is necessary.
The following are recognitions guaranteeing the perfection of Jungle Rafts;
• The World’s Coolest floating Hotels by The Thrillist in 2014
• Zoover : One of the 25 Best Hotels in Thailand in 2012
• CNN GO ‘s South East Asia Best Floatels in 2012
• Floating Hotels: 10 Aquatic Escapes of Luxury and Adventure in 2012
• Floating hotels around the world by Daily Telegraph UK in 2012
• Thailand Boutique Award Best in Nature & Environment in 2011
• Four of the Best Floating Hotels of the world by Daily Telegraph UK in 2011
• Top Ten Adventure Resort 2009 in Asia Pacific
• Unseen Paradise Thailand