Kooncharaburi Resort Spa and Sailing Club is not a place to stay if you expect to moor your yacht outside your room. There are kayaks for rent, but that’s it as far as the ‘sailing’ goes. The bay is shallow and a best you could only sail a Hobie Cat there.
This is another large luxury resort with great views across a sheltered, mangrove lined bay. It had the potential to be a beautiful property. The only problem is that it is miles from anywhere. A couple of kilometres to the main road and then a couple more to get to the nearest shop, restaurant or sight of any kind.
So it is very much a package tour destination, mainly for Chinese and Russians. But it often appears totally deserted – even in high season. The owner obviously had a lot of money lying around he had to do something with. As making a profit doesn’t seem to be a priority.
If you want to experience the peace and quiet of the east coast and use the resort as a luxury base then it’s worth considering providing you rent a car or motorbike but for most visitors it’s just too off the beaten track. There is no public transport in this area of the island.
On the plus side the bungalows are bright, huge and and the pool has awesome views. But unfortunately, that won’t be enough to encourage you to stay.
Room Rates for 2017-18: From around 3,000 Baht High Season