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Explore Thailand’s Sam Roi Yot From The Cute Pineapple Resort

Sarah j
Posted Dec 17, 2015

Sam Roi Yot (also sometimes spelt Sam Roy Yot / Yod, Sam Loy Yot / Yod) sits close to the coast and is within Thailand’s province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Visitors can enjoy sandy beaches and the country’s first marine national park – Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. Whilst many people visit the area as part of a day trip from the more touristic Hua Hin, why not spend a few nights and enjoy a typical Thai seaside resort too?

Several guest houses line the beach road, with the lovely Pineapple Resort amongst the cheapest and most cheerful. Easy access to the beach and national park, affordable prices, and comfortable rooms make this a top accommodation choice in Sam Roi Yot.

Choice of rooms for different budgets

Pineapple Resort offers two main room types; the more you pay, the more space you have! Most of the rooms are in semi-detached bungalows; each has its own private front door and terrace, but shares an adjoining wall with another bungalow.

The rooms start at 500 THB (approximately 14 USD) per night, with larger rooms for 700 THB (approximately 19 USD) per night. The cheaper rooms have a double bed and can accommodate two people. The more expensive rooms can sleep up to three guests in a double bed and a single bed.

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Good room facilities for comfort and convenience

All rooms have air-conditioning, great for keeping cool in the hot Thai climate! Cable TV, a full-size refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi make your stay even more comfortable. The Wi-Fi signal / strength may fluctuate a fair bit, sometimes working well and other times being practically useless.

The double bed is reasonably comfortable and looks rather appealing thanks to the clean, bright, and cheery bed linen. Bathrooms are clean with hot water showers. A small wooden shelving unit provides space to keep your belongings. The double rooms are fairly small, but, realistically, with a beach and national park almost right on the doorstep, how much time would you likely to be cooped up indoors?!

There is plenty of space to sit outside on the terrace, with wooden chairs and long, wide tiled benches.

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Other resort facilities and pretty grounds

The resort is really easy to spot, thanks to an enormous pineapple that sits proudly at the front. Whilst the purpose of the giant fruit wasn’t entirely clear, it did appear that it may have once been used as a cool holiday rental. It was, sadly, empty at the time of stay.

Car-parking is available outside each room and the stretching grounds are filled with an abundance of attractive flowers, trees, and plants.

A small selection of drinks and snacks is available to buy from the main reception building, although this was closed at the time of stay. This resort is perhaps a bit livelier during the area’s peak tourist season (November to February).

Close proximity to the beach

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You can see the soft white sands and hear the gentle lapping of the waves from the resort. As you walk out of the main entrance, you just need to cross to the other side of the road to feel the sand between your toes and enjoy the seaside. It really is incredibly close!

The sea is suitable for swimming and there are several beach-side restaurants along the sands. Seafood dishes are particular popular, with items like Tom Yam Gung (spicy prawn soup), crab omelet, grilled fish, and fried rice with mixed seafood commonly munched on.

Small fishing boats bob on the waves and a few long tail boats sit on the sands, waiting to carry people by sea to the majestic Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. Prices largely depend on your negotiation skills, group size, time of year, and whether or not there is high or low demand. You should expect to pay around 1,000 THB (approximately 27.50 USD) for a return trip to the national park, including visiting some of the smaller islands, mangroves, and waiting time for your explorations.

Other attractions to enjoy in the area

Sam Roi Yot is surrounded by glorious mountains and lush forests. Indeed, the area’s name means Three Hundred Peaks! There are plenty of opportunities for scenic hiking and biking. Bicycles (and scooters) are available to hire from a number of outlets along the main beach road. Look out for bright yellow pineapple plantations and busy prawn farms on your adventures!

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is a major attraction, with fascinating caves, dense mangroves, and an abundance of wildlife. Admission is 200 THB (approximately 5.50 USD) for non-Thai visitors. Whilst it is possible to walk to the main park entrance from Pineapple Resort, the walk takes around 90 minutes. The park’s large area also means that having your own transportation is almost essential to enjoy the highlights.

Stay at Pineapple Resort for affordable prices and a terrific location.

Originally from the UK, Sarah has been mostly based in her second home of Thailand for the past five years. As well as exploring new places, learning about different cultures, and sampling lots of...Read more

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