Touch of Nature
Nestled in the peaceful, green surroundings of Amphawa, asita eco-resort promises a holiday that is in harmony with nature
Amphawa may not yet ring a loud bell among many foreign visitors to Thailand. But among locals, it has been a consistently growing favorite holiday spot in the last few years. Located just about 63km west of Bangkok, this district of Samut Songkhram is favored for its picturesque riverside scenery, laidback ambience that is already slowly disappearing in some other Thai destinations, not to mention the array of activities and boutique accommodations that have made many “back-to-nature” breakaways perfect.
Among these accommodation properties, one stands out not only because it is setting a new benchmark in service and facilities in Amphawa but also because of its absolutely eco-friendly character. This is asita eco-resort, an intimate boutique property consisting of just three traditional Thai houses and 20 villas; a perfect holiday haven in Amphawa.
How eco-friendly or ‘green’ is asita eco-resort? Amazingly, for such an intimate resort, asita is “green” as green” should be. The entire operation is “green” – eco-friendly from cleaning and gardening products to guest room amenities – and the staff are trained to protect the environment. Best green practices are implemented every step of the way. Energy consumption is controlled and analyzed every month. Green energy and water consumption are standard operating procedures and recycling is normal practice. As importantly perhaps, guests are encouraged to participate in the green initiatives during their stay albeit without compromising opportunities for their fun, memorable stay.
Guests just love the resort’s peaceful setting, which is enhanced by countless pine trees surrounding it and an enormous canal nearby that helps recreate the yonder years of simple but elegant Thai upcountry lifestyle. But here’s a twist: it is run by a veteran team experienced in managing five-star hotels of international caliber and built with facilities equivalent to four-star hotels.
Needless to say, the resort is built with eco-friendly materials in harmony with its natural surroundings. Room decorations use natural products to help preserve the environment while also emphasizing space and comfort. The Villa (Standard and Deluxe) and Thai Deluxe are both 42sqm in size and fully furnished. Each room enjoys a view of green trees, spacious bathroom, and separate shower. The Villa Deluxe has exterior shower and garden. All the rooms are filled with expected mod cons plus wireless high-speed Internet. There’s even a private natural swimming pool in front of the rooms’ porch for that ultimately relaxing dip.
The bar and restaurant is run by a “green and healthy” policy. While it serves Thai and international food, focus is on local food, with seafood freshly caught from their own marine farm, and cooked with organic vegetables and fruits also grown from their own garden as highlight.
And asita eco-resort is not just for leisure guests. The resort can also easily meet professional requirements for functions and special occasions (from groups of 10 to groups of 200) – the eco-friendly way as well. Breaks are served in a rowing boat and delivered to the porch of the meeting room. Meetings are more relaxing and revitalizing because of the hundred of shady trees to rest on during breaks.
“But don’t think asita eco-resort neglected the fun side. It has an outdoor swimming pool and recreational space and offers tour packages, transport to Mae Klong Market, Pak Tor Train Station, Amphawa Floating Market (5-8 minutes), and even provide activities such as bking with a tour guide and map, Thai cooking class, and yoga.”
Truly every detail have been taken cared of to ensure that every guest at asita eco-resort will enjoy an unforgettable leisure holiday without worrying whether their holiday fun has been infringing too much on keeping a healthy, better environment for us all!
33/3 | Tai Hard, Amphur Mae Klong, Samut Songkhram
Tel: 089-8662-168, 081-9991-692, 034 767 333