Boasting overwater bungalows on the Ratchaprapha reservoir (Cheow Lan Lake), 500 Rai Floating Resort is set in a midst of natural surroundings. Guests can indulge in an outdoor pool and enjoy amazing views of lush green hills. Delectable local and Western cuisines can be sampled at Talay Nai Restaurant. Guest are required to take a long tail boat to the resort which take 1 hour 30 minutes from Ratchaprapa pier (can contact the property for boat reservation) Each bungalow here comes with two bedrooms featuring comfortable beds and an air conditioning. The private bathroom is equipped with shower facilities and the toilet is separated from the shower area. Guests can enjoy sunrise and sunset either from an indoor seating area or the outdoor balcony. A two-seat kayak and life jackets are provided for guests to explore the paradise-like beauty of the area. Shuttle services are available for guest's convenience with additional charge. Surat Thani International Airport is a 60 minute drive from the pier, while Koh Samui Piers are 78 mi drive away. Khao Sok National Park is an hour away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

500 Rai Floating Resort has been welcoming guests since Dec 26, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info





Water sports facilities on site


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Room Type
1 king bed
2 futon beds
Bedroom 1:
2 futon beds
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
2 futon beds
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Living room:
2 sofa beds
2 king beds
4 futon beds
Bedroom 1:
3 futon beds
Bedroom 2:
3 futon beds
Bedroom 3:
1 king bed
Bedroom 4:
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
2 futon beds
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.
Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Claire
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We enjoyed the remoteness of 500 Rai and the beautiful views. The prices were high for things like alcohol, adventures and massage but overall worth it. I appreciated that they changed out everyone’s bamboo docks since when we first arrived they...
  • Melanie
    The views are impressive. It is great for people who loves nature.
  • Ziv
    The place is pleasant and well maintained. The rooms are comfortable and have all what you need. Each room have a kayak!
  • Faeq
    the location is a piece of heaven and the staff are very friendly and helpful
  • Amit
    Wow!!! Perfection. We loved the view, the staff, the tours.
  • Cornelius
    Exceptional location and super nice staff. We would recommend staying there 2 nights. Our kids (7 and 9) enjoyed the kayaking and swimming a lot.
  • Donald
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Room was good. Could use a bit more lighting, but everything was more than adequate. Loved the location, and the staff were superb! I would love to call them out by name, but I did not get their names. All of them were extremely nice and...
  • Stephen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    what a treat! from the moment you step on the long tail boat to begin your adventure across the lake, this is a beautiful experience. on arrival, the staff make you feel like royalty and the communal areas are spotless. the room and facilities...
  • Bram
    The tranquility when staying on the lake, with breathtaking views on the surrounding mountains when going out with your private kayak.
  • Joanne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location was superb & thought the rooms were simple but well thought out. Very friendly staff. Tried to be really helpful.

Property questions and answers
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  • Does the accommodation price include boat fees?

    Thank you for the inquiry, please note that the price does not includes boat, National Park, Municipality, and parking fee. All prices only includes ..
    Answered on 25 October 2020
  • Is this on the lake or beach ?

    Our resort is located in the lake.
    Answered on 21 October 2022
  • is it easy to transport luggage to the resort?

    We recommend small luggage that you can carry by yourself as you need to walk down the stairs to the boat. If you have big and heavy luggage, you can ..
    Answered on 20 February 2023
  • Where will we be able to park our car and how to get to this resort please?

    Guest needs to take a long tail boat at Chiew Larn pier. The boat ride is about 1.30 hours. All boat are not allowed to depart after 06.00 PM. There a..
    Answered on 29 June 2022
  • การเดินทางจาก ท่าเรือ ไป โรงแรม มีค่าใช้จ่ายเพิ่มเติมไหมคะ ถ้ามีคนละเท่าไร ราคาอาหารเที่ยง และ เย็น ที่ระบุไว้ เป็นราคาต่อ 1 คน หรือ 2 คน คะ

    สวัสดีครับ ค่าบริการเรือรับ-ส่ง แบบจอยกรุ๊ปตามรอบเวลาจากท่าเรือเทศบาลเขื่อนเชี่ยวหลาน ไปแพ500ไร่ ท่านละ 1,000 บาท (จองล่วงหน้า 1-2 วัน) ราคาอาหารที่แจ..
    Answered on 21 December 2022
  • Do you provide or recommend a tour departing from and taking back to Krabi? Or can advise me on how to get there from Krabi. I'd like to spend 2 days/..

    Dear Erica, Thank you so much for your interst in staying withus. We can arrange your transfer in Krabi area, there is additional charge is THB 4,50..
    Answered on 20 September 2023
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Ta Lay Nai Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Local • Asian • International • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Kosher • Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Resort Facilities at 500 Rai Floating Resort
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in all areas
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • Lake view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and costs THB 6 per minute.
No parking available.
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Fenced pool
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Thai

House rules

500 Rai Floating Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 1 are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

1 - 3 years
Crib upon request
4 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
THB 2,400 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 1 and up are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Cash is not accepted 500 Rai Floating Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please be informed that there is a compulsory national park fee at THB 300 per person for foreigners and THB 40 per person for Thai citizen. Payment need to be settled at the hotel.

Please note that 500 Rai Floating Resort is located at the middle of the lake and can only be accessed by a long tail boat. The property offers a chargeable boat transfer. Guests are kindly requested to inform the property in advance if they wish to make use of this service. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform 500 Rai Floating Resort of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

FAQs about 500 Rai Floating Resort

  • The prices at 500 Rai Floating Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • 500 Rai Floating Resort is 2.9 miles from the center of Ratchaprapha. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 500 Rai Floating Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • Ta Lay Nai Restaurant

  • 500 Rai Floating Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Cooking class
    • Happy hour
    • Swimming pool
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Check-in at 500 Rai Floating Resort is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at 500 Rai Floating Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at 500 Rai Floating Resort include:

    • Quad
    • Villa
    • Suite
    • Family