Golden Buddha is an ideal, private escape from the crowds of Southern Thailand to find Sea, Sand and Serenity in luxurious eco friendly bungalows. Guests can relax on the beach, dive, and snorkel or practice Yoga with resident teachers.
What to experience ?
On this secluded island, peace and privacy are guaranteed; expect a true connection with nature. Exotic and rare wildlife such as Hornbills and monkey’s can often be viewed from the comfort of your veranda! This pristine beach is also one of the few nesting sites left in Thailand for the giant leatherback turtle.
The private upmarket beach houses (25) vary from simple one-bedroom beachfront houses to luxury forest canopied lodges with beautiful views of the Andaman Sea, you’ll have a choice between 6 categories, each bungalow being unique but all are stylishly decorated, and have fans and mosquito nets. The restaurant is dedicated to serving you fine Thai cuisine, using only fresh ingredients. They offer Lunch a la carte and a fixed dinner, always offering a variety of dishes that include both fresh fish and vegetarian dishes, using organic products.
Activities include diving and snorkelling at some of the best locations in Thailand. The resort has the privilege to be the closest land to the legendary Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock, where whale sharks can be spotted. The tropical island’s unique ecosystems are also perfect for land based safaris and top-class bird watching opportunities.
Yoga retreats and resident teachers are scheduled from November into April. The resort’s “jungle spa” allows you to enjoy treatments in the comfort of your own private beach house.
How does it help ?
Golden Buddha Beach Resort “have lived and breathed ecological and community sensitive hospitality for the last 17 years… acutely aware of our environment and its importance.”
The resort’s 25 individual houses and communal buildings were designed and constructed using locally sourced and renewable materials. Electricity is restricted from 6pm to 11pm. The resort uses energy efficient appliances and avoids air conditioning and hot water showers, except in 2 solar-heated houses. Rainwater and naturally treated fresh water are used for drinking.
There is no swimming pool and other chemicals are kept to a minimum by using biodegradable laundry detergent, dish soap and hand soap. The resort uses reusable plastic boxes and coolers for fruits, vegetables and meat, which journey back and forth to their suppliers on the mainland.
90% of staff are islanders or from nearby coastal villages, they are paid significantly above the legal minimum alongside social insurance and paid vacation. Training includes skills for the hospitality industry and English language, technical training in food management, hygiene, carpentry, and diesel engine maintenance, computer usage and sustainable gardening.
The resort supports the Naucrates Turtle conservation project and runs coral restoration and Whale Shark Exploration programs together with Dive and Adventure partners, Blue Guru.
For English call Myles:
Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 2053 | +44 (0) 208 123 2053
+1 919 883 4272 | +1 919 883 4272
For Thai please call Khun Ta:
Phone: +66 (0)8 1895 2242 | +66 (0)8 1895 2242
P.O. Box 4
131 Moo 2, T.Koh Phra Thong,
A. Kuraburi, Phang-nga 82150