Asita Eco Resort can be found just one hour outside of Bangkok in the heart of Thailand’s serene nature in Ampur Mae Klong, Samut Songkhram Province. It is also halfway between Bangkok and Hua Hin making it a great place to stop on your way and enjoy the local culture.
With just two traditional Thai houses or 20 villas, the resort, which is surrounded by pine trees and adjacent to a canal, has a relaxed, simple and intimate atmosphere and provides a complete escape from the city. Eco-friendly amenities throughout are a feature of the property. Guests can languish in their private swimming pool in front of their rooms.
The Asita bar and restaurant on the riverside serves Thai, Asian, Western and international cuisine and drinks. The resort has its own marine farm, allowing guests to dine on fresh, pure seafood cooked to taste for guests and accompanied by organic fruits and vegetables from the resort’s home-grown produce garden.
What to do
The resort is just 10 minutes from Amphawa Floating Market and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (the highly renowned Bangkok Floating Market) so guests are welcome to check out the sights, smells and memorable scenes of traditional Thai life at these markets. Fireflies light up the night sky in Amphawa along the river bank where guests will get a feel for the authentic Thai rural and riverside lifestyle. Bicycle rental and maps are available to discover the neighbourhood by bike.
Thai cooking classes and yoga are also offered at the resort. Other nearby attractions include the King Rama II Museum and the Train Track Market. The pace at Asita is deliberately set for guests to unwind, slow down and relax. Thai traditional aroma massage by Asita’s therapists may also tempt guests.