Searching for a quiet, environmentally friendly holiday escape not far from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok? Try Asita Eco Resort!
by Percy Roxas.
Entering this intimate property of only 20 exclusive villas and a three-room house is like entering a world of slow-paced serenity. There’s no rush. There’s no hurry. The energy is laidback. The air is fresh. The surroundings are clean and exhilarating. This is Asita Eco Resort.
Described as a “low-key-with-a touch-of luxury resort,” Asita (Tel: 089 866 2168; email: email@example.com) is for those in search of tranquil, environmentally friendly holidays, and it is a mere hour-and-a half away, just 63km, along Highway 35, southwest of Bangkok.
Asita is hidden among a forest of pine trees and a pristine canal that flows as it probably did in the old days of Siam. Almost everything in the resort is natural and organic, including the materials used in the villas and the bespoke furnishings.
Green is more than just a theme here; it’s the very soul of the resort.
The villas are attractively rustic with accent on cool comfort and minimalist sophistication, but there’s nothing rustic about the service. The staff speak good English, are savvy, polished, and well-trained – the reasons of which become clearer later when you learn that the resort is owned by a hotelier with years of experience in some of Bangkok’s most contemporary-minded hotels.
Thus while local materials are used abundantly and the lush green environment is given much focus, modern touches appear in every cranny. Details combine homogenous elements with in-vogue touches, even in the generously proportioned bathrooms.
The serene environment might tempt you to turn off your iPhones or leave your iPads in your bag, but you can plug in and play, thanks to the broadband wireless internet, and cable and battery charging points in case you need to reconnect to the outside world.
Indeed, here, you would love to be holed up in your room, sit by the quiet river to free your mind, or stay at the spa for some indulgent pampering. But if you feel like exploring the areas around Samut Songkhram, activities. You can join the daily morning merit-making by the river, attend a cooking class, join a guided yoga session, or participate in the klong tours.
You can hop on a boat to see local marine life or watch the fireflies light up. You can jump on a shuttle for a sail along a historic river and stopovers (at the Mae Klong Market, and Pak Tor Train Station for those arriving and departing by rail). Or you can take a bike, and a map, and explore the area by yourself.
Whatever your means of exploration, you will encounter only the authentic, even the delicious organic cuisine, which — following the “Stay Green, Eat Clean concept”– uses only locally sourced produce, cooked by talented resident chefs, and served as fresh as possible to your table. The resort’s fresh seafood is complemented by the freshest ingredients including vegetables and herbs from its own garden.
So if you feel like taking a digital detox but stay not far from the crowded capital this weekend, just visit www.asitaresort.com and book a stay now. You will not be disappointed.
And by the way, Asita Eco Resort is perfect for wedding functions or incentive holiday trips too!