Thailand's Best Kept Secret:
the Rachavadee Beach Resort
Welcome to the best & most quiet beach resort south of Hua Hin
Idyllically located on a little known and almost hidden beach in Prachuap Kiri Khan province in Thailand lies the most romantic and peaceful resort in the greater Hua Hin area and possibly the whole of Thailand: the Rachavadee Resort Bang Krut. The Rachavadee resort on Ban Krud beach has long been one of the best kept secrets between foreign residents living in cities like Bangkok, Cha-am and Hua Hin and handful of Thai nationals. Through this new website we hope that more people will get the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful little beach resort located on one of the longest and most quiet beaches on the Gulf of Thailand.
Paradise like scenery makes it a popular wedding location
Because of the Rachavadee Resort's sheer beauty and paradise like scenery it's regularly a top pick for the most romantic & intimate weddings in Thailand, where loving couples want to tie the knot in style and take the type of wedding pictures that all of their friend will be jealous of. Despite this status, the Rachavadee resort in Ban Krud has managed to remain the cozy small couples and family resort it has always been, with just a limited number of well designed and tastefully decorated bungalows available for our much appreciated hotel guests. The Beach Lover's Sea View bungalows on the Bangkrud beach and the small number of private garden bungalows on the back of this beach resort are the most popular with romantic couples and occasionally with new parents, while the two level bungalows that stand next to the Rachavadee Swimming pool are the perfect location for families with children and / or groups that like to spend a little less on accommodations and more on the wonderful food that is served in the Rachavadee's huge restaurant.
Hammocks under the coconut trees or a a large sun bed on the beach
During the first few days of their stay, nearly all of our guests choose to enjoy the sun & sea and work on their tans lying on a large beach towel on the 12 km long beach, while others prefer to do the same on one of the many sun beds that are available on the pristine Ban Krood beach, as well as next to our refreshing two level swimming pool. However, once a guest manages to fully relax and forget about all the stress and headaches from back home, we usually find them "finally making it through" the book they have been meaning to read for years, gently rocking back and forth in a hammock between the many coconut trees on the beach or sipping on a cool drink or cocktail in the huge beach chairs in front of the beach bungalows. Despite the fact that we offer free high speed WiFi in the restaurant / swimming pool area between 09:00 and 21:00, most people don't really seem to care much about that by then.
Very reasonable rates in one of the most exclusive beach locations in Thailand
Room Rates in the Rachavadee Beach Resort Bankrut start at only 1600 baht per room per night (which was the equivalent €33 / US$49 / AUS$52 / SEK 340 / 265 DKK in Jan 2010) for a wonderful Garden bungalow. All of our romantic and cozy bungalows and double rooms are only a few step from our Rachavaee coffee and cocktail bar. Those cocktails are quite reasonably priced, as almost everything is in the Ban Saphan area. The Rachavadee Bar is conveniently located next to Rachavadee swimming pool area. From this cocktail and ice-coffee bar we can easily serve both the guest that prefer to have their cocktail in the sun, as well as those that can't get away from the magnificent sea view in front of their private beach or garden bungalow. As the swimming pool itself is most frequently used by the smaller guests, we have made a shallow part to cool the youngest of our hotel's visitors, which is separated from the deeper area by a plateau that has proven to be the ideal location for small children to safely play with their toys or for confident adults to lie in the sun without getting immediately overheated.
Bang Krud: A lovely & quiet little beach town
People that are unable to follow the same daily routine of: swim in the Sea, lay out on the Ban Krut beach, swim in the swimming pool, sit on or in a beach chair etc. (not mentioning the wonderful food and drinks that intersect with these activities) we highly recommend renting some of our bicycles and start exploring the beach in both directions, from the fisherman villages in Ban Saphan Noi to the very impressive and notoriously famous Buddhist temple Wat Tan Sai in the North. Making it up to the temple area itself is not for the weak of heart (or legs) though.. the Ban Kroot sea is also famed to have the best, unspoiled scuba diving and snorkeling spots in the entire gulf of Thailand. Other forms of entertainment include trips to the nearby island of Koh Talu, visiting several other nice temples in the area, go (squid) fishing or taking an exciting ATV ride.
From Hua Hin you can reach the Ban Krut train station in one and a half hours by a very relaxing train ride in the late morning. Don't forget to contact us first if you do, to prevent unnecessary waiting at the empty train station. Most Hua Hin or Cha-am based taxi's will manage to do the entire distance between Cha-am / Hua Hin and Bang Krood beach in little over an hour, while the ones from Bangkok will take +/- 5 hours to reach us. Bangsaphan also makes an excellent stopover point for people that are underway to destinations like Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Krabi, Koh Lanta and Phuket.
We are currently still working on this new web site for our Rachavadee Beach Bungalow Resort in Bang Krut, but because this tropical paradise is currently completely operational (and has been for a few years) we decided that you deserve a preview of all the natural beauty that is available on beaches south of the so much less clean and crowded beaches of Cha-am, Hua Hin and even an island like Koh Tao or Koh Phangan.
If you have any questions, don't forget to check out our FAQ page or contact us via e-mail or the live chat button near the top of this page.