Nature-inspired family holidays in Thailand at Faasai Resort and Spa

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Faasai Resort and Spa, an eco resort in Thailand is seeing growing demand for affordable, safe and child-friendly holidays in Thailand, especially from parents who want their children to grow up experiencing nature. To meet this demand the resort offers families the chance to explore its spacious and protected large gardens, relax in the swimming pool with birds and butterflies flying overhead, visit their organic farm, or take bush and beach walks.

New born calf at Faasai Resort and Spa

We have three cows, including one calf, and they love fruit, especially bananas - they are so tame they will eat out of our hands

The small family-owned resort is at Kung Wiman a small coastal haven in Chanthaburi near a fishing village and sandy and rocky beach. It is set back about 300 meters from the beach, has views of hills and forest and in a quiet area dotted with orchards and rubber trees and shrimp farms. The owners are a Thai-New Zealand couple Surin Laopha and Bronwen Evans, who wanted to offer guests a relaxed and affordable experience of nature in one of the most beautiful parts of Southeast Asia.

Bronwen says most local people still live off the land and sea and so, despite being only a three hour drive from the metropolis of Bangkok, it is still quiet and friendly and unspoiled by tourism. She says the foreign guests who stay at the resort are made to feel very welcome by staff and local people and the area is packed with interest, especially for active families who love nature.

“The resort is a nature-lovers paradise and very safe and comfortable for children. There are many nearby attractions including rock pools by the sea, a boardwalk through the mangroves, visits to an outdoor fish nursery where children can feed turtles and leopard sharks and a monkey cave with a spectacular walk through the bush and past giant Buddhist statues.”

Bronwen adds however that that the highlight for many children is a visit to the resort’s own organic farm called White Water Lake which has fresh water springs and a small lake where they can feed the fish and also meet their cows.

“We have three cows, including one calf, and they love fruit, especially bananas. They are very tame and will eat out of our hands.”

Bronwen says some children also like to go kayaking around the lake and she invites guests to learn about Thai herbs and spices and pick tropical fruit such as papayas and bananas which are growing at the farm and in the resort gardens. During the rainy season Faasai Resort and Spa also grows its own organic rice and guests are invited to help to make scarecrows or harvest the rice.

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.
Awards won by Faasai Resort and Spa
Best Small Hotel Thailand Green Awards 2011
Green award and special award for cultivation and use of herbs and spices from the Governor of Chanthaburi 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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