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11 Whimsical Accommodations in Khao Yai for an Extra Magical Holiday

Khao Yai’s famous whimsicality isn’t just limited to her attractions. These unique accommodations in Khao Yai are also perfect for that extra special occasion!

When we travel, we often scrimp on accommodation — think hostels in Bangkok, for example, with rates from S$13. Many of us see holiday accommodation as simply a place for us to rest before chasing experiences outside. But when the accommodation is an experience itself…

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

Like experiencing a stay in a camper van? Photo credit: baanlaesuan

Just three hours from Bangkok, Khao Yai city is sprawling with wine valleys, national parks and massive floral fields. In fact, its popularity among Singaporeans is still growing every day! Check out our Khao Yai itinerary and you’ll get why.

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

With so many magical attractions in Khao Yai, it’s hardly a surprise that Khao Yai offers a plethora of unique accommodations that accompany them, from adorable hobbit houses to a Coachella-esque glamping tents.

We’ve sifted out the ones where you can get the most unique experiences to make your Khao Yai adventure an unforgettable one, both in and out of the house!

1) Hobbit House

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

Cherie sure looks the part here.

Calling all Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans: if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like staying in a quaint hobbit house in The Shire, here’s your chance. Baan Suan Noi Resort offers a full-fledged immersive experience with realistic Hobbit costumes you can don and have a fun little photoshoot around the compound.

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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If living like Hobbits ain’t your thing, there’s also a Little Santorini nearby that’s seriously reminiscent of the accommodation you find in Greece.

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

Santorini in Thailand? Talk about the best of both worlds!

Cost: From ~S$35.91
Address: 292, Lat Bua Khao, Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30340, Thailand

*Pro-tip: This Khao Yai accommodation gets booked up really quickly, so make reservations early!

2) Casa De Montana Caravan

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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I’ve always wanted to experience staying out of a caravan on a road trip. But that’s too much effort for me to make it happen so this is probably the next best thing. Casa De Montana is a cool resort that offers several themed accommodations from bubble igloos to shipping containers — and a caravan experience is one of the most popular ones!

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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Cosy up in this quaint cabin-sized camper van with a stellar view of Khao Yai’s mountainside. Space can get a little snug but that’s when you can really bundle up with your loved ones in the chilly Khao Yai night.

Cost: From ~S$157.07
Address: 168 Moo.3 Ban Thamaprang Village, Thanarat road, Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

3) Lala Mukha Tented Resort

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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Set against the lush grasslands on the outskirts of Khao Yai National Park, the eco-friendly Lala Mukha Tented Resort is a unique glamping experience that’ll really make you feel one with nature.

Aside from the safari-like aesthetic, don’t be too surprised to learn that there is also no internet at the resort. That’s atrocious… or is it? Because that’s also when you can really get away from the noise of the city and truly unwind 😉.

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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Apart from the cosy interior, the surroundings are also so gorgeous that you won’t really want to leave the resort! Breakfast is even delivered to your doorstep 😌.

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

Lala Mukha offers great amenities — just look at their infinity pool blending seamlessly with the picturesque Khao Yai landscape! And if exploring the nearby Khao Yai National Park’s not your thing, it’s also conveniently located near Primo Piazza, the quaint Italian-inspired village that’ll transport you and your bae instantly to the terracotta streets of Tuscany.

Cost: From ~S$160
Address: 515, Moo 5, Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

4) My Ozone Khao Yai

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Known for its castle-like European architecture set amidst the mountainous views of Khao Yai, My Ozone Khai Yai is a luxury hotel fit for royalty. The grounds itself is a ridiculously photogenic backdrop (many come here for wedding shoots) and with 93 guest rooms available, it all but makes for an attractive accommodation to settle in!

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After, wake up to a spectacular view from the wide balcony and a buffet breakfast serving Thai and Western fare. Sounds like a dream come true? Wait till you hear about the My Ozone animal club where you can play with rabbits and chickens or feed horses, goats, and sheep!

Cost: From ~S$224
Address: 334 Moo 6, Tambon Wang sai, Amper Pak chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30130 Ban Wang Sai, Thailand

5) Baannokkokna Khaoyai

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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The first thing you’ll notice about Baannokkokna Khaoyai is that they won’t provide WiFi or a television. The second thing you’ll notice is how all 13 houses on-site are built in 13 different unique styles! Also known as “The Country Khao Yai”, Baannokkokna Khaoyai focuses on a farm stay environment under a self-sufficient principle. This means that staying here is all about taking a step back and retreating into total relaxation.

Cost: Starting from ~S$112.36
Address: 469 Moo 7, Ban Kut Ngong, Wang Sai, Pak Chong 30130, Thailand

6) Thames Valley

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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About a 10-minute drive from Khao Yai National Park is a place that’ll transport you back into the English countryside. Known for its gorgeous European-style houses and surrounding landscaped gardens, the lush ambience of Thames Valley will charm its way into your heart easily.

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Don’t forget to pay a visit to the resort’s restaurant, The Castle, where the food is highly raved about. Or revel in the posh life with a dip in the pool or your bathtub.

Cost: From ~S$251
Address: 999 Moo 4, Musi, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima 30450, 30130 Mu Si, Thailand

7) Hotel La Casetta by Toscana Valley

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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Khao Yai’s ability to transport people to different places and times amazes me. With the popular Palio Piazzo, you can bet there’s an accommodation somewhere in Khao Yai that’ll whisk you away to Italy. The picture-perfect Hotel La Casetta by Toscana Valley does just that with its beautiful and realistic Tuscan architecture.

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

Photo credit: Hotel La Casetta by Toscana Valley

It’s a romantic sanctuary tucked amidst the mountains with insane amenities such as a sprawling golf course, a scenic 5km bicycle track, an indoor badminton court, a tiered Roman pool and jacuzzi, an infinity pool and more.

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

Photo credit: Hotel La Casetta by Toscana Valley

The terracotta hued rooms are spacious and clean, offering spectacular views and bringing a secluded comfort.

Cost: From ~S$216
Address: 303 Moo 9, Ban Lued Thai, Mu Si, Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30450, 30310 Mu Si, Thailand

8) The Paz Khao Yai

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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The Paz is where you’ll get one of the most magnificent sunset views of Khao Yai — and from the vantage point of an infinity pool, no less. It’s your choice whether to amp it up with the private jacuzzi or pool villa!

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Otherwise, the Horizon Villa offers just as good a deal with its floor-to-ceiling view of the surrounding hills.

Cost: From ~S$222
Address: 455 Moo 20, Nongsarai, Pakchong, Nakornrachasima, 30130 Nong Sarai, Thailand

9) Vino Neste Private Pool Villas

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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Vino Neste Private Pool Villas looks like what everybody’s dream house would look like: a swanky bungalow with a contemporary aesthetic that’s both sleek and fun. Check out those cool submarine-like window seats!

Opt for the private pool option to enjoy spontaneous midnight swims under the stars or share the equally relaxing communal pool right outside your bungalow.

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Photo credit: Vino Neste Private Pool Villas

Newly renovated, the interior is even cosier with high ceilings, plenty of natural light, and neutral wood elements. Guests are entitled to free bikes to explore the area and a buffet spread every morning. If this isn’t a dream life I don’t know what is 👍🏼.

Cost: From ~S$318
Address: 159 Mu 6, Khanong Phra, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30130 Ban Khanong Phra Tai, Thailand

10) Sala Khaoyai Resort 

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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This one’s just a 20-minute drive from Palio Piazza. With only seven private rooms and pool villas, the Sala Khaoyai Resort gifts you with the luxurious and remote hideaway you need while still being relatively near attractions! More importantly, it offers stunning 360-degree views from the top of a hill making it a serene and beautiful spot for sunrises/sunsets.

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Cost: From ~S$639
Address: 99 Moo 11, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima, 30130 Wangkata, Thailand

11) Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort

thailand, 11 whimsical accommodations in khao yai for an extra magical holiday

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This will be the perfect couple’s retreat — how does a private pool overlooking Khao Yai National Park sound? Apart from the standard spa and massage treatments, Muthi Maya even has an 18-hole golf course to round up the five-star experience.

Cost: From ~S$293
Address: 1/3 Moo 6 Thanarat Road, Mu Si, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima, 30130 Mu Si, Thailand

Taking Your Accommodation to the Next Level

Khao Yai’s beauty lies in the fact that it brings visitors a world of experiences — literally. From the quaint streets of Italy to the African safari, the whimsicality is in the novelty of having everything at your fingertips. It’s a little bit gimmicky but there’s an endearing charm to it all.

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