Spacious Villa in Stunning Resort

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Entire villa hosted by Jack

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Free cancellation before Dec 18.

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Danish designed 2 bedroom Villa set back off Dolphin Bay next to a beautiful National Park. Open plan lounge with well-fitted kitchen and terrace next to salt water swimming pools. Spectacular mountain views with jacuzzi and BBQ for roof top relaxation. Lots of space and fresh air and super fast fibre cable Wifi.

The space
The Villa is located in the beautiful Oriental Beach Pearl (OBP) Resort which boasts beautiful saltwater swimming pools running past all the Villas. Although not actually a beach Resort it is about a kilometre from picturesque Dolphin Bay. There is free car-parking and the key is collected at Reception.
Even when full this spacious resort never seems crowded!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Shared outdoor pool - lap pool, saltwater
Private hot tub
TV with standard cable
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Prachuap Khiri Khan

Dec 19, 2022 - Dec 26, 2022

4.88 out of 5 stars from 160 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

The Villa is in a peaceful location just off Dolphin Bay and right next to Khao Sam Roi National Park. Sea breezes and mountain views makes this a wonderful place to relax.

Oriental Beach Pearl Resort though is not actually on the beach. The nearest part of the beach is only a 750m walk from the back of the Resort, but you will need to move further along Dolphin Bay for good sand and swimming.

Some guests love it so much they never leave the Resort, but it is in a great neighbourhood to explore. This is Thailand at its best, laid back with friendly local people and so far unspoiled by rampant development affecting many of Thailand's coastal areas. I am still exploring myself but here are a few places I have enjoyed and all are featured in my pictures:

Dolphin Bay is beautiful, lined with casaurina trees with views of the islands and nearby peaks. The beach is safe for kids and my grandchildren love it! The sea is shallow, sand giving way to mud a little way out. These are not the crystal clear waters and white sands you might find on some of Thailand's islands, but nevertheless very pleasant, the best parts for swimming being in the middle of the bay.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park: Phraya Nakhorn cave is a magical place most easily accessed by boat from Laem Sala beach and best visited mid morning when the sun shines directly in. Leaving the Villa at about 9.00am to drive to the boat is perfect. Other highlights are the Khao Dang viewpoint (tough scramble, best early morning), the Canal Daeng Boat trip (pleasant late afternoon) , beautiful Sam Praya Beach which never seems busy and Thung Sam Roi Yod for bird watchers. A National Park entrance fee (baht 200/ person) is required for each of these .. which then covers all of the other attractions for the day.

Pranburi National Forest is another half-day treat for nature lovers with a delightful Royally sponsored boarded walkway through well-signed mangrove swamps (free entrance) including an optional, well worth taking, 45 mins boat trip out through the mangroves and into the busy and picturesque fishing port at Pak Nam Praan (baht 500 per boat). Signposting is not good .. it is best approached from the Hua Hin side. The exotic Chinese Temple, San Chao Mae Tap Tin Thong, with great views along the coast is also makes a delightful stop-over.

If you have wheels and time there are lots of other possible day trips such as the famous Manao Beach just south of Prachuap Khiri Khan (about a one hour drive) and the Kui Buri National Park (70kms) offers wildlife watching where you might see elephants and there is huge bird and butterfly population.

Restaurants: There are many local eating places which are much more reasonably priced than in popular Hua Hin or other tourist areas in Thailand. Popular choices in Dolphin Bay include the nearest beach restaurant to the resort, Khun Noi's Seafood ( 1 km) which also offers free home delivery, and Nong's BBQ Garden nearby.

One of my favourites was Meow's Seafood 3km further along the bay just before Dolphin Bay Resort but sadly has recently had to move to a new location 500m away where she can longer serve on the beach . Too early to see how the new location works but this part of Dolphin Bay is a great place for families and probably the best place for swimming .

Slightly further away to the north (8 kms) at the far end of Khao Kalok beach is 'Welfare' restaurant in a beautiful spot under the headland looking through the fishing boats across the bay to the peaks in the National Park. There are two excellent new restaurants on Khao Kalok Beach, Im Chai and Garfield Resort. Im Chia is more expensive than other restaurants in the area.

A ten minute drive back towards Pranburi (11 kms) is the popular Baan Pinkaew restaurant which is a beautiful riverside location tucked away near the bridge with an extensive menu.

30 mins drive to the south are a couple of excellent beach seafood restaurants at Baan Pak Khlong Kliao. Drive right through the National Park turning left to Kuiburi just after the Park HQ, the when you hit the coast there is Ao Thai Seafood (with sign in English) before, and Sai Kiao Seafood (sign only in Thai) immediately after a bridge over the River where there are lots of fishing boats. Ao Thai Seafood is one of my favourites with unusual dishes exquisitely presented, but be careful, it is closed on Tuesdays.

Travelling through the National Park on the road down to Praya Nakorn Cave (Sam Roi Yot Soi 33 ) there is the excellent Ladda Restaurant with a nice sala over a lake looking towards the mountains and a little further on you will see Ampaifarm Resort which uses 'chakram', a veg that only grows near the sea.

There also many seafood restaurants in Pak Nam Praan. Ox Seafood was our favourite but its beachside location is under development and we have to see if it reappears .

All of these restaurants have fishing boats nearby ensuring really fresh seafood. There are many more to explore ... let me know if you find one you really like!

You can find scrumptious Coffee is Sweet Honey just 6 or 7 mins walk from the OBP on the road to the beach. Another nice place to relax with free Wifi. Before Covid Sweet Honey also served Ice-cream, waffles,pizza and Thai dishes and hopefully will get back to business when the pandemic is over.

Water Parks: There are several of these around Hua Hin but the newest and best is Vana Nava about 30mins from the Resort. A great place for a day out with the kids, reasonable entrance fees (about baht 2,600 for a family) with lots of eating choices without rip-off prices.

Food shopping: Lotus's in Pranburi is a good sized, well stocked store just 10 to 15 minutes drive away (or by Resort Shuttle ... see getting around below). If you enjoy Thai markets, Pranburi Railway Market is open every afternoon. It sits almost under the new flyover built over the railway line just south of Tesco Lotus It sells really fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables at great prices.

Hua Hin: The Villa is a 45 min drive from Hua Hin. It is a bustling place these days which I avoid as I have had enough 'bustle' living in Bangkok for over 40 years! But many visitors love it. One of my guests said: "Hua Hin in evening was great. Beautiful mix: run down, upmarket, shady streets, loud, busy, tacky, vibrant. Night market awesome".

OBP offers tours all around the area including top spots in the National Park, a boat trip to Monkey Island, Kui Buri Wild Elephant National Park,a Vineyard in Hua Hin and Hua Hin Safari, Dan Singkhon on the Myanmar border and the Waghor aquarium . There is Folder listing these in my Villa. Just book at Reception.

Hosted by Jack

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I am British but have lived in Thailand since 1978 and ran an aid organisation taking care of refugees from Burma for 30 years. These days I am writing a book about my experiences. I live in Bangkok but bought my Villa as as a place to escape and write. I love that area of the country. It has not yet become too touristy. The scenery is beautiful, the locals are friendly and there are lots of restaurants with great food at reasonable prices. The perfect combination for relaxation and creativity!
My motto for life is that satisfaction comes from what you put in not what you take out.
I am British but have lived in Thailand since 1978 and ran an aid organisation taking care of refugees from Burma for 30 years. These days I am writing a book about my experiences.…

During your stay

OBP Reception staff will take care of any questions or needs you might have during your stay. If anything is not working or you cannot figure out how things work just let them know or contact me. I rent out my whole Villa and so will not be there during your stay ... but I always try to respond quickly to any email or sms queries.

The Minibar supplies in the fridge are stocked by OBP. Please pay at Reception on checkout. They will also charge you for any losses or breakages according to the price-list.

Please note that the Resort charges 3% on payments by Credit Card.
OBP Reception staff will take care of any questions or needs you might have during your stay. If anything is not working or you cannot figure out how things work just let them know…

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Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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