With great, green spots to stay in Bangkok, Chumphon, Kanchanaburi, and Phuket, Shanti offers a friendly, family vibe in from central to southern Thailand.
What to experience ?
Shanti Farm is located in Kanchanaburi, 12 km above the crystal clear Erawan Waterfall. The organic farm offers simple bamboo and wood bungalows, aiming at travellers looking to experience Thai village life style away from mass tourism. You are invited to join the Shanti family, learn to cook, swim in the falls, explore the caves and meet the village kids. Shanti farm’s offers a harmonious balance of agriculture, tourism and nature with simple comfort.
Shanti Forest is located in Chumphon, southern Thailand. Shanti Forest is working with local authorities and communities to organize small scale eco-tourism in Paksong village. In this green haven, you can experience an organic farm, Natural Clay building project, environmental educational projects, and partnerships with neighbours and Thai Culture and language courses.
Fifteen minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Khaosan Road, Shanti Bangkok offers comfortable budget accommodation, vegetarian food and a great place to meet fellow travellers. Shanti Phuket, in Ao Chalong, 1.5 km from Wat Chalong Temple, lets you escape from the beach to the tranquillity of a lush tropical garden hammock and salt-water swimming pool.
Shanti have spent 25 years perfecting a menu of vegetarian and wholesome foods, with an option for clean and healthy non veg. organic when possible, cooked with love and care.
Except for Shanti Farm all properties have wheel chair access.
How does it help ?
The Shanti team has worked for over 25 years to provide income and education for Thai people and a fun, learning experience for guests. Shanti’s four locations were planned and developed considering natural and social environments and impacts. Across operations, the team tries to strike a balance of the best between East and West. For example, through solar panels; organic farming and permaculture; energy saving systems; recycling; water conservation and recycling; cooling storage through wind and charcoal building; hot water for bathing through composting and working hard to produce vegetarian food in enough volume to supply to city businesses.
Shanti have successfully cared for and maintained a core team for over 20 years, working, learning and growing together. Shanti Staff live onsite and profit share in all departments and locations. Shanti staff create their own work schedule based on what is considered to be fair to each other. Social security, paid leave and maternity leave have been provided well before it was the law in Thailand. Staff may return to school by requesting a flexible work schedule.
Local people are consulted regarding any potential changes to their environment. Shanti also encourages neighbouring communities not to rely on tourism. They try to set an example by producing chemical-free fresh foods. Crops are grown for the local market and for food exchange with other farmers, improving local incomes without changing local lifestyles.
Shanti Bangkok Guest House
37 Sri Ayutthaya Road
Soi 16 Tewet, Dusit, Bangkok
Phone: (+)66 2 2812497 (+)66 2 6287626
Shanti Phuket Guest house
12 Soi Bangrae, Choafa Nok, Ao Chalong, Phuket
Phone: (+) 66 76 280233