The Float House is an extraordinary floating complex of villas bobbing lazily on the glorious River Kwai in Kanchanaburi.
The refined retreat feels like a stylish natural hideaway. Expertly crafted with the finest custom-made teak wood furniture with thatched roofing, each luxurious and spacious villa blends perfectly with the natural surroundings.
Each riverfront 90sq.m floating villa is tastefully decorated in the Thai folk style – think bamboo, warm woods, and local artisanal pieces. The vast comfy beds are light and airy, with draped fabrics as accents to complete the serene sanctuary vibes. Yet, there is no compromise on modern amenities, with air conditioning, a flat-screen tv, and a coffee maker available.
The real highlight of the floating villa is the private terrace, complete with a teakwood swing and pier – the perfect place to unwind, dip your toes in the river, and admire the stunning riverscape scenery of Kanchanaburi.
There are numerous river-based activities on-site for you to enjoy, including renting your own canoes to explore the slow-moving river or jumping on a longtail boat if you just want to sit back and relax. Alternatively, take a bike to explore the forest trails around the resort, leading up to nearby Lawa cave – Kanchanaburi’s most extensive cave with gigantic underground chambers to explore.
It’s a birdwatcher’s paradise in the jungle here, with kingfishers, herons, and egrets all in residence.
Dine upon the river at the delightful floating restaurant, “Pontoon”, which serves both international cuisine and Thai delicacies accompanied by those ever-present views.
The Float House is a tranquil haven – a great base from which to explore the historically significant sites along the River Kwai, including the infamous bridge and the Burma Railway, otherwise known as the “Death Railway”.