The first resort to open on the city’s wild green lung is a trailblazing beacon of green living, an escape from the busy city. The 12-room boutique inn is nestled amid a wilderness of mangroves and palm trees on Bang Krachao, a small island known as Bangkok’s ‘green lung’ in the Chao Phraya River. Automobile-free, Bang Krachao is home to six small communities, fruit orchards, 200-year-old Buddhist temples and is only accessible by boat, although connecting to the city’s Skytrain is a snap.
Tree House is the creative fruit of Joey Tulyanond, whose family also owns the Old Bangkok Inn in the capital’s historic old quarter.
The Crazy House, as it’s called by locals and tourists alike, does actually have a real name – the Hang Nga Guesthouse. It has rooms that people can sleep in but it’s also open during the day for visitors to wander through and explore. It is the work of a renowned Vietnamese architect, Dang Viet Nga. She is known for her overall design that was inspired by the natural environment surrounding the city of Da Lat.
The holiday home is 86 km from Nha Trang Airport. Rooms offer various animal themes for guests who enjoy alternative décor. Each room is fitted with a seating area, a wardrobe and heating facilities. There is also an en suite bathroom with a shower facility and a toilet. Some rooms enjoy garden views. Rooms are available from RM60 to RM160 per night.
For further inquiries and information; vietnamonline.com
Situated in the sleepy town of Serendah (an hour away from Kuala Lumpur), this 10-shed forest retreat is not for fussies.
Sekeping Serendah is a private retreat attempting to tread lightly on the land. The very transparent and open sheds celebrate the beauty of the natural environment surrounding them. The sheds are intentionally kept basic and free from lavishness. They are seen more as ‘glorified tents’ to provide basic shelter for its inhabitants as they commune with the land. The sheds’ pristine white bedding, genius use of industrial items like netting, and exposed brick walls are also Instagram-worthy
Prices per night ranging from RM 300 to RM 450 for 4 pax (Prices varies on weekends).
For further inquiries; sekeping.com