Khao Sok Treehouse accommodation
Staying in a treehouse resort sounds romantic and indeed they can be. Living high up amongst the branches with the other tree dwelling birds, insects and animals is quite an experience. But therein lies a problem. It is great fun to get up close and personal to the various insects, monkeys and birds. The downside is that they can also be noisy and, with monkeys, even a bit scary sometimes.
When deciding where to stay in Khao Sok you should consider. The elevated position of the accommodation in a treehouse resort also creates issues with access. You will have steep stairways to navigate when returning to your jungle house. This makes them somewhat unsuitable for those who cannot climb stairs. The layout of a tree house also makes it challenging to incorporate modern bathroom facilities.
One more thing to bear in mind is that many treehouse resorts in Khao Sok are not actually built on trees, but instead on high stilts to give the feeling of being up in the trees.
Khao Sok Bungalows
More recently the trend has been to build bungalows. This partly reflects the fact that visitors to Khao Sok now include all ages and groups. Tourist facilities have improved. Many travelers now look for better facilities than those that can be provided in the original treehouse accommodation. Khao Sok bungalows are now a popular and cost effective choice for the modern traveler.
Many bungalow resorts line the Sok River that winds through the village and its surroundings. They are the usually the preferred accommodation for families. Access is easier and the river is great fun for the kids.
If you are looking for more comfortable Khao Sok accommodation then bungalow resorts are probably your best bet. The bathroom facilities are usually of a very high standard now with hot and cold water available 24/7. The surrounding wildlife is still just outside your door but less likely to be inside your room.