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Escape to Hotel Mys Khao Yai: A Soulful Sanctuary

Escape to Hotel Mys Khao Yai.Nestled 190 km north of Bangkok’s bustling metropolis lies a tranquil retreat within the beautiful Khao Yai National Park—Hotel Mys Khao Yai. ‘Mys is a Scandinavian word that translates to ‘coziness’ in English. I also observed that ‘Mys’ promises relaxation and an escape from the rigours of everyday life.

Exclusively for adults, this boutique resort offers a sanctuary where guests can unwind amidst pristine surroundings. Our recent two-night stay provided a glimpse into a world of luxury and nature – altogether peaceful and embracing, invoking a sense of wellness and calm.

Upon arrival, we were shown to our pool villa. The water was pristine, and I immediately wanted to jump in! The saltwater pool, surrounded by high walls and greenery, offered complete privacy. With its mountain backdrop, it felt secluded and serene. A full-size sliding window opens to a bathtub, inviting indulgent luxury in the open air.

Apart from the full-sized bathtub, the large marble bathroom has a separate shower room and WC. It is well-designed and very comfortable.

The villa’s separate living room has a bar, cosy settees, a second TV, coffee and tray tables. It’s a great space to chill, watch TV, chat, play games, or eat and drink.

Adjacent is the entrance vestibule with a tree swing!

Luxury & Serenity in Khao Yai National Park
Luxury & Serenity in Khao Yai National Park.

Evenings were a culinary delight, where fine dining awaited. Truly a gastronomic journey,

with each dish a masterpiece in flavour and presentation. From tantalising starters to mouthwatering desserts, every bite was a revelation. The pièce de résistance? A delightful, naughty treat is a warm quince pudding with wild blossom honey, butterscotch, and homemade sweet corn ice cream!

Morning dawned, and it was time for breakfast with organic and locally sourced produce. Afterwards, a leisurely dip in the Skylight Pool, the resort’s signature glass-bottomed pool made from one large piece of acrylic over 10cm thick that stretches out over the hotel entrance.

The Skylight Pool is a marvel of modern design; one thinks of a clear mountain stream looking down into the world below, with V-shaped supporting pillars mirroring the branches of the forest.

The resort’s attention to detail was evident at every turn, from plush amenities, high-end equipment that included a coffee machine, kettle, Bluetooth speaker, large flatscreen WiFi TVs, power showers, hairdryer, L’Occitane toiletries, digital scales, cute flip-flops, slippers and the softest bathrobes I have ever worn! The bedroom was large, with a large flat-screen TV and a rotating wall mount. The bedding and linen were luxurious, and the full-picture windows brought the outside in. The windows flooded the room with light and slid open to the pool area and a fully enclosed small private garden. And for those like me who need darkness to slumber – blackout curtains to ensure a restful sleep.

The architecture at Hotel Mys Khao Yai seamlessly blends with its natural surroundings. The forest inspires rooms, and screen-printed glass features generous use of wood and leaf patterns. The room has many natural accents, and a warm hue ties the design together naturally.

As we bid farewell to this idyllic retreat, we reflect on its charms and impeccable service – a haven where luxury meets nature in perfect harmony. Hotel Mys Khao Yai is not just a destination; it’s an experience to savour, a sanctuary for the soul amidst the majesty of Khao Yai National Park.




Written by: Andrew J Wood







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