Experience a coastal retreat in Thailand as Faasi Resort and Spa takes you kayaking through the mangroves

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The kayaking season has opened in the marine sanctuary of Kung Kraben Bay in Thailand; an enchanting coastal haven, only about 200 kilometers from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok. The sanctuary is a magnet for visitors wishing to enjoy the coolness and peace of the mangroves and learn about the life cycle of the sea coast. The award winning eco resort Faasai Resort and Spa is offering daytrips In the cooler winter months from November to March, with kayaking in the bay and and mangroves, while year-round it offers mangrove boardwalks and visits to the marine nursery in the bay.

Turtles in Kung Kraben Bay

A kayaking trip through the mangroves is a magical experience. There is silence but for the sound of the water, the popping of the mangrove pods and the call of the birds.

Eco travelers to Thailand can now go kayaking in the mangroves in the Kung Kraben Bay Royal Development Project to protect the marine environment. The mangroves are protected as they are the nursery of the sea, playing a vital role in the protection of marine life and other wildlife as well as fireflies, which put on a spectacular display in the early evenings.

While paddling through the mangroves, kayakers will pass through the dappled light of the mangrove trees reflected in the water and sharp eyed visitors will see birds such as Brahminy Kites, Egrets and Kingfishers, as well as shoals of flying fish.

“A kayaking trip through the mangroves is a magical experience,” says owner-manager of Faasai Resort and Spa Bronwen Evans. “There is silence but for the sound of the water, the popping of the mangrove pods and the call of the birds.”

An easy boardwalk through the mangroves passes fish and shrimp farms and takes in spectacular views across the beautiful and unspoilt Kung Kraben bay. It is fringed by hills and occasionally visited by families of dugong, an endangered species of sea cow, which comes to feed on the sea grass in the bay. Also known as manatee, they were once believed by sailors to be mermaids.

Faasai Resort and Spa, which focuses on nature, environmental education and eco tours, also offers visits to the outdoor marine nursery in Kung Kraben bay, a study centre where there are many species of marine life including giant groper, leopard sharks and turtles. Visitors can feed the fishes, and even pat the leopard sharks, if they happen to strike the right time of day.

Another highlight is the aquarium by nearby Laem Sadet beach, about ten kilometers from the resort, where there are many local species of fish and other marine life including stingrays and sharks which can be viewed in the overhead glass tunnel.

The resort also arranges visits to the historic fishing village of Hua Laem, in Kung Wiman Beach, sightseeing trips around the bay with a local fishing boat and fishing trips including going out with the squid boats.

Faasai Resort and Spa, a four-star eco-resort on the Southeast Coast of Thailand has twice won best Small Hotel in the Thailand Green Awards and is committed to providing green travel experiences for responsible travelers.

About Faasai Resort and Spa
Faasai Resort and Spa is a 14 room eco-resort at Kung Wiman, Chanthaburi, Thailand about 200 kilometres southeast of Bangkok. The resort is nestled into a forest covered hill amidst tropical gardens. It overlooks the mangrove-fringed Kung Kraben Bay and is a ten minute walk from Kung Wiman beach. http://www.faasai.com.
Awards won by Faasai Resort and Spa

  •     Best Small Hotel Thailand Green Awards 2011
  •     Outstanding service to the environment and nature in the Eastern region – Thailand Boutique Awards 2010
  •     Best Small Hotel Thailand Green Awards 2009.
  •     Runner-up in the budget category in the 2008 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards.


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