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The 12 Best Water Villas in Thailand

The 12 Best Water Villas in Thailand

If you’re looking for some luxury amidst the beauty of Mother Nature, then the water villas of Thailand are a must-see. You can get amazing accommodations, fantastic views, and memorable experiences all for a fairly reasonable price!

While Thailand is home to some of the best water villas across the globe, we’ve narrowed it down to better give you an idea of which ones you want to check out. Read on to find out more!

Z9 Resort

Address: Tha Kradan, Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi 71250, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 61 360 4959

Pricing: $


Z9 Resort is one of the latest water villas to make a name for itself thanks to its luxurious approach to the over-water bungalow concept. It only has 15 cottages for you to rent and looking at the design, it’s obvious that it’s meant for peace and calm.

The sights here are also stunning coupled with the unobstructed view you’ll get from your room of those Thai sunsets and sunrises. If you get too famished, you can simply go to their onsite bakery and restaurant to grab a quick bite without leaving the resort.

The resort is so calming and peaceful that you choose to just stay in the resort to lounge around a bit and appreciate the beauty surrounding the area.  You can also go for something more physical and head out to the river to do some canoeing.

Local tip:

  • If you get a cottage at the north wing, then it’s going to be more laid back and relaxed, designed for single travellers who want to chill. 

On the other hand, the south wing cottages are suited more for couples enjoying the beauty of the country.

Blue Sky Resort

Address: 1 22 หมู่ 1 Ko Phayam, Mueang Ranong District, Chang Wat Ranong 85000, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 80 611 4614

Pricing: $$


We can’t blame you if you suddenly feel the urge to stay longer at Blue Sky Resort once you’ve seen its surrounding areas and facilities. It’s literally like paradise with its modern and elegant rooms surrounded by lush and natural greenery.

This resort is also perfect if you want to spend a romantic getaway with your partner or significant other. Here, you can have romantic and pleasant evenings as you enjoy your dinner right in front of the beach.

You’ll also get the opportunity to immerse yourself more in the local culture by enrolling in some of the Muay Thai and cooking lessons offered by Blue Sky Resort. We suggest booking the Maldives Zone R villa for its great sea views and spacious rooms. 

Local tip:

  • If you’re into something more adventurous, you can also do some canoeing, snorkelling, kayaking, and biking around the resort (bicycle rentals are free for customers of the resort). 

Wang Nok Kaew Park View Resort

Address: No. 229 Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 96 456 6651

Pricing: $$


Here’s a unique water villa that you should definitely check out at Kanchanaburi– Wang Nok Kaew Park View Resort. They offer cottage-cum-raft rooms that can offer you complete comfort of convenience plus fantastic views of the river.

You’ll love it here if you love water activities as the resort will give you two options to enjoy some aquatic “me-time”. 

If you want something more adventurous you can dive into the nearby river but if you want something more relaxed then you can take a dip in the resort’s deluxe swimming pool– complete with sun chairs and resort umbrellas!

Don’t miss out on their breakfast buffet as the spread is pretty impressive with various local dishes available for you to enjoy. After that delicious breakfast, you can then grab the opportunity to explore the nearby river through some river rafting.

Local tip:

  • Once you’ve had your fill of what the resort has to offer, you can then visit some of the popular nearby attractions such as the Prasat Muang Sing Park and Hellfire Pass Museum.

Kwai Tara Riverside Villas

Address: Wang Krachae, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 93 925 8883

Pricing: $


With what the Kwai Tara Riverside Villas offers, you can definitely maximise your trip and relaxation when in Thailand. Aside from the tranquil and peaceful surroundings of this majestic site, there are a ton of activities nearby for you to try out!

They offer exquisite and relaxing villas that are perfect if you want to rejuvenate far from the urban lifestyle of big cities. 

It’s obvious that the resort values your comfort and relaxation as each villa is equipped with the usual creature comforts and will only allow non-motorised water activities around the cottages (so expect less noise!).

If you want to go all-out, we recommend that you book their full-sized floating house. It’s quite popular and gets sold out pretty quickly thanks to its Maldives-like quality and feel without breaking the bank. 

Local tip:

  • You can also check out the tourist spots near Kwai Tara Riverside Villas to make the most of your trip. We recommend checking out the Memorial and War Museum to learn more about the history of the region.

500 Rai Resort (Ban Ta Khun)

Address: RatchaPrapha Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani 84230, Thailand

Contact Number: +6677953013

Pricing: $$$


500 Rai Resort (Ban Ta Khun) will make you feel special and relaxed with each visit. This is all thanks to their exquisite and elegant villas with their own private balconies for you to step out on and take in the views surrounding the location.

What’s so special about the surrounding lagoon of this resort is that it has a green-emerald colour. Contrast that with the bright blue sky overhead and you have one of the best views you’ll ever see in a villa.

It’s a bit far off from Surat Thani (around 80 kilometres) which makes it perfect if you want to feel like you’re on an exclusive retreat. Plus, you can peacefully enjoy the other facilities the resort has to offer such as its solarium and outdoor pool.

Local tip:

  • The 500 Rai Resort also offers some canoeing. If you’re up for it, you can rent a canoe to explore the area even more and take in the scenic beauty of the location from a different viewpoint– right in the middle of the lagoon!

Panvaree Resort

Address: Panwaree Raft, Ratchaprapha Dam 122 Moo 3, Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani 84250, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 90 991 5995

Pricing: $$$


Panvaree Resort is located in Khao Sok National Park making it one of the perfect destinations if you want an all-in-one trip that gives you a relaxing experience along with some exciting activities to try out.

If you can book the River View Room, you’ll be in for a treat as you’ll be rewarded with a great view of the emerald-green waters of the river. In addition, the room can also provide you with a great vantage point to take in the greenery on the limestone cliffs.

Every room will come with its own balcony, some blackout curtains, and air conditioning which will surely make your stay here much more comfortable and convenient. 

You can also grab a quick meal from the resort’s onsite coffee shop or cook your own meal via the resort’s shared kitchen. There’s also the solarium and some canoeing– activities that will make you feel refreshed after your stay at the Panvaree Resort.

Local tip:

  • Since the resort is already located inside Khao Sok National Park, you can check out the various day tours being offered here as well. Most of them will include elephant hills trekking and some jungle kayaking– perfect if you want something adventurous!

Poonsiri Resort Aonang

Address: 211 Moo 4, Ao Nang Subdistrict, Mueang District, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 75 656 260 

Pricing: $$


Are you looking for the perfect water villa with a Thai flair? Then look no further and check out what Poonsiri Resort Aonang has to offer.

The resort features villas designed in a traditional Thai style that will make you feel like you’re living in the mansion of a local. These villas are spacious, and minimalist, with each one having its own balcony for you to take in the sights around the area.

One of the best sights to enjoy here is the lagoon surrounding the area flanked on either side by tall limestone cliffs. The combination of colours is simply astounding and one that you shouldn’t pass up on, especially in terms of taking unforgettable photos.

While there’s a convenience store located nearby, we highly recommend checking out their onsite restaurant as they serve some of the freshest and most authentic local dishes here in Ao Nang.

You can also cook your own meals here, thanks to the resort’s kitchenette and microwave available in all its rooms. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can simply enjoy what your villa has in its bar and minibar.

Local tip:

  • The resort offers shuttle services to the nearby Ao Nang Beach. If you want to soak up the sun and go dipping in its crystal blue waters, simply let hotel staff know so they can assist you.

Mountain Float Chiang Mai

Address: Cho Lae, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand

Contact Number: +66936156365

Pricing: $$


Mountain Float is one of the most affordable water villas you can visit when in Chiang Mai and while it’s not that fancy, it will give you some of the best experiences you can expect from an establishment like this.

The resort is located in the middle of a large lake with amazing scenery all around. To get to the location, you need to take a boat to your room where you’ll receive some welcome gifts such as cold drinks and snacks.

All of the rooms here come with the standard conveniences which means you’ll have air-conditioning, wifi, and your own bathroom– ideal if you just want to sit back and relax while you take in the beautiful views of the resort!

There’s also a restaurant nearby that you can walk to if ever you want to try some local cuisine. We recommend ordering their BBQs here as the meats were tender and the flavour is just right – plus you have these brought to your room for convenience.

Local tip:

  • You can also do some water activities here such as swimming and lounging around the deck of the villa. However, we strongly recommend going out into the lake using the resort’s canoe to help you move around the location better.

Kept Bangsaray Hotel

Address: Soi 4/2 Bang Saray, Sattahip, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand

Contact Number: +6633048330  

Pricing: $$


This Pattaya-based hotel uses a unique concept to make you feel like you’re in a water villa. While the rooms you can book here aren’t really floating out in the middle of a river, each room will have a balcony which can make you feel like you really are floating!

This is because the balcony is right in front of the sea and offers fantastic views of the wide-open horizon of the ocean. Aside from the beautiful scenery, the hotel can also offer you and your group the chance to enjoy other activities.

These include biking around the property, drinking some cocktails at the onsite bar, and lounging around their outdoor pool – perfect if you have little kids with you on this trip. You shouldn’t miss out on the hotel’s continental breakfast before setting out for the day.

Lastly, if you think that the outdoor pool and the ocean views of this hotel aren’t enough for the family, then you can also visit the nearby tourist spots from Kept Bangsaray Hotel.

Local tip:

  • You can have some family fun and bonding at the Ramayana Water Park which is around 8 kilometres away from the hotel. On the other hand, your group can also visit the Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park for some fun and wacky water activities!

Ananta River Hills Resort

Address: Village No. 5 270 Tha Kradan District, Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi 71250, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 81 445 4488

Pricing: $$


If you want a fun and unique water villa in Thailand, then the Ananta River Hills Resort is your best bet. It’s a fairly recent addition to the other water villas in the country and it has that local charm about its rooms but you’ll still get top-notch amenities.

The surrounding views are also stunning with wide open expanses of the clear waters plus a 360-degree view of the lush green mountains surrounding the area. There are 11 villas for you to choose from and each one is named after a local fish from the area.

While the said villas are the highlight of the property, what makes this place stand out is its fishing competitions and kayaking contests. You and the other guests can compete and get prizes courtesy of the resort.

It doesn’t always have to be a competition though, since you can just have fun at the resort with your family (especially younger children). You can try out their floating trampolines, wet-rafting, canoeing, jet skiing, and even free access to their water park!

Local tip:

  • After you stay in the villa, you can also check out the nearby Erawan National Park. The waterfalls here are simply stunning and the trails around the park will give you an altogether different experience of the area.

Baannai Lake View Resort 

Address: 281 Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi 81180, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 98 037 0823

Pricing: $

The Baannai Lake View Resort is one of the best places here in Thailand to rejuvenate your mind and refresh your soul. The villas you can book may look simple and traditional but they are actually quite modern, convenient, and well-maintained. 

While there is a great view of the lake from this property, one of the most amazing views here is that of the mountain right in front of the resort. It’s an imposing landmass that’s filled with shrubbery and trees making it a scene that is truly social media worthy!

After a long and tiring day of touring around Krabi, you can just kick back and relax at the resort’s indoor swimming pool. In the morning, feast on some Western food items at their impressive American buffet breakfast to fill you up before you start your day.

Its amazing location makes it a great option if you want to see everything the area has to offer.

Local tip:

  • One of the best things about this resort is how near you’ll be to other attractions.  It’s just around 2 kilometres away from Nopparat Thara Beach and Ao Nang Krabi Boxing Stadium and just 13 kilometres away from the Gastropod Fossils World Museum.

James Bond Bungalow

Address:  128 Ko Panyi, อำเภอเมือง Phang-nga 82000, Thailand

Contact Number: +66 86 270 1015

Pricing: $


My name is Bond – James Bond Bungalow. Catchy, right? Well, here, you can catch great views of the surrounding area!

James Bond Bungalow’s water villas have some of the best ocean views in Phang-nga. Plus, you get to try out different activities at the resort, like canoeing, kayaking, and even football that’s right on the waters!

If you want something more adventurous, you can also try out some of the walking and fishing tours offered by the resort. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions as they serve American, Asian, and even halal meals.

Local tip:

  • Phang Nga Bay is near James Bond Bungalow so you can visit this area after your relaxing stay in your villa. We recommend trying out the Sea Cave tours here for you to experience this water activity like no other.
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