Set in the hills around Khao Lak and nestled in the middle of a rain forest is Yeowa Wit Hotel/School. A lovely getaway from the bustle of Khao Lak (scuba diving headquarters for this area) and only 30 minutes minutes by car/motorbike. The roads are good to and from. Once you’re there you can chose from one of seven units, ranging from deluxe rooms to suites. The rooms are spacious and decorated simply but elegantly. In the morning one awakes with the feeling of having just spent the night in a tree house. The hotel provides all the amenities one could wish for: air conditioning, olympic size pool, good internet connection. There’s a large community room where one can enjoy cable tv, music, karaoke and help themselves to a fully stocked refrigerator of beer and soft drinks. All profits earned go toward making the school self sustainable. The hotel is also a training experience for older students who plan to work in the hotel industry. There are a 150 students in the school ranging from ages 5-18 years. The student body is mostly made up of children from poor rural areas and local children who are at risk due to poverty. Food is prepared by the head masters wife who is an excellent cook. Part of the charm is running into small children on their way to class or meals, (be prepared to answer questions such as “what is your name” and “where are you from”). Communication at times can be difficult (the staff is in the process of learning English) but the price at Suite/900B/night is right for those tourists interested in a unique boutique hotel experience that gives something back to a community of children who otherwise would not have access to an education or hope for a better life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE LODGEThe 12 rooms are beautifully furnished and comfortable providing you with a view over the amazing Thai jungle. Each room has been named after local natural features, thus you can enjoy a night in a standard room (Papaya, Rubber Tree, Jackfruit, Gecko), in the spacious superior rooms (Lemon Grass, Catfish, Rambutan, Elephant, Mangosteen, Palm tree) or take one of the executive suites (Lotus and Orchid)THE RESTAURANTOur restaurant which seats 30 people, is one of the features of the lodge where the kids get to practice their hospitality classes.The meals are all traditional homemade Thai dishes at very reasonable prices: Pad Thai, Tom Ka Ghai, Chicken with cashew nuts, Pork with Black Pepper, Garlic Prawns, Thom Yam Gung and many more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yaowawit School/Lodge Phang Nga Province, Thailand