Enjoy a breath-taking ride on a traditional long-tailed boat. It is a main approach that local people commute along this river. Riding on the boat along the historical River Kwai Noi brings you the utmost relaxation. You will have the best opportunity to witness the stunning fertile nature along the Kwai River. In fact, all our guests will be brought to our floating hotel by boat from our private Phutakien Pier (Resotel pier). It will be a short 7-minute ride and it is the only mean to reach our floatel. Lifejackets are available on board.
Private Boat Rental for sightseeing is 1,200 baht / boat / hour (max. 10 passengers per boat)
Canoe is also one of our guest’s most favourite adventures on River Kwai. You will be paddling downstream and enjoy lush tropical forest on both sides. If you want to challenge yourself, you may try paddling upstream against the current! It gives you a good exercise and loads of fun. Our boats feature a flat bottom making it more stable. Therefore, it is very safe and worry-free for kids.
Depart from River Kwai Jungle Rafts (our sister resort) paddling downstream to River Kwai RESOTEL resort. The journey takes around 40 mins depending on your speed.
Price: 1,000 baht per canoe (max. 2 persons / canoe)
If you want to experience something more local, bamboo rafting could be your perfect choice. Our raft is made by Mon people with local materials. Rafting was a way local people living along the river use to. When you take the bamboo rafting, we designate a person to steer the raft for you. You can just sit back and enjoy the wonderful nature.
The rafting takes approximately 45 mins.
Price : 1,800 baht per raft ( maximum 4 adults )
Evening Live Entertainment
Cultural Mon Dance Show
Mon dance is a rare performance that you would witness only in this area of Thailand. The show performers at River Kwai RESOTEL come from our sister hotel in Kanchanaburi, River Kwai Jungle Rafts, as the dance is taught there. The reason why Cultural Mon Dance Show at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel is authentic and original passing through generations. The dancers are also our Mon Villagers. They are guided by a master who lived in Myanmar back in the age that Mon dance performance can be seen in many places in Myanmar. Now it is rare-to-see. Our Mon dance is an authentic live orchestra with traditional brass music instrument and Mon villagers are the performers.
Enjoy of authentic show from Mon every night after dinner. It is a dazzling show that once must witness in a lifetime.
Cultural Mon Dance consists of 8 chapters which are
“Theng Ta-leang La Aow” The Mon greets you in Mon language. He welcomes you to enjoy their cultural performances and traditional costume.
Kids dance to demonstrate the history of Mon telling. The music expresses the story of Mon people.
Water Festival Dance
Mon water festival dance is to make merits and wish good things coming to their spirits.
Candle light Dance
This show is a unique. The meaning of their dance is showing respect to Buddha.
Boys are out for tonight to show you how they express their love to the girls.
Dancing show 2 female and 2 male
Dancing show female solo
Farewell dance to thank you for seeing their traditional show.
Show time: 8.15 p.m. daily
Show period: 45 minutes
Admission ticket fee: 160 baht per person
(You must present the ticket at the entrance.)
Mon Village and Mon Temple
Visit original Mon Village to witness the way of living of Mon people. Mon is an ethnic minority whose origin is in Myanmar, Here they live peacefully and their tradition has been continually practiced. Mon temple is reserved for religious or spiritual activities of Mon people. The temple structure is grand and unique.
The village and temple are situated at our sister hotel in Kanchanaburi, River Kwai Jungle Rafts – floating hotel. You will be transferred by a long tailed boat to this floating hotel for the visit. The village and temple are on the shore. You will need to do an easy short walk.
THAI MASSAGE (Recommended)
Take some time to escape from your days with our pampering massage session that will rejuvenate your body and mind. River Kwai RESOTEL Resort offers Thai Traditional massage, an art of local meditation, harmonizing human mind with the nature. This massage primarily helps blood circulation and gives you utmost relaxation and great health.
Our bike trails are routed around the resort land to the Lawa Cave. It is a unique adventure location while at the same time preserving the plantation’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Guests can bike through tropical orchards and palm garden.
THB 100 Baht / bike / hour
Explore the Kanchanaburi’s largest and most famous cave located in Saiyok National Park. It has not been fully exploredyet due to its gigantic size under the earth. The cave is beautifully designed by nature with stalactites and stalagmites in many unique formations. The Lawa Cave consists of chambers inside. Each chamber has its own stunning are stalactites and stalagmites formations.
Also you will witness khun Kitti bat, the world’s smallest bat, living in the cave. River Kwai Resotel is just located by this remarkable cave.
Taking a relaxing walk in our tropical orchards at the back of our resort is recommended. River Kwai RESOTEL resort grows a variety of tropical fruits such as mango, rose apple, sweet banana, durian, jackfruit, pomelo, lime, rambutan, papaya, longan, dragon fruit and others. There are also a tropical palm garden nearby.
Beach is not only place to get tanned. Here you can just lay down on bamboo pier which also appears to be a part of your room balcony listening to the river’s whisper. Sun bathing in the tropical jungle is actually better than on a beach due to higher level of air moist that helps to protect your skin.
Owing to the abundance of the forest and also next to national park reserve, there are numerous birds such as Hornbills, Kingfishers and egrets etc.