A TRUE JUNGLE EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF KHAO SOK – Khao Sok is every nature lovers dream. From the colossal limestone cliffs that dominate the landscape to the endless rolling hills of ancient rainforest, every detail resembles that of a prehistoric world (queue Jurassic Park theme tune).
After seeking a true jungle experience during our time in Khao Sok, we were thrilled to discover Silver Cliff Resort. Located in the heart of the jungle, just 4km from town and the entrance of the National Park, the resort is surrounded by beautiful, verdant nature.
Silver Cliff Resort is made up of 7 detached bungalows ranging from basic to premium; therefore, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a room that is suitable for your budget. Each bungalow is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, hot water shower, a comfortable bed with mosquito net, a high-speed fan, and complimentary toiletries.
In addition, each bungalow has its own outdoor seating area where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful nature. From our patio, we could listen to the sound of the neighbouring stream, along with the gentle song of birds and geckos. Above all, we loved waking early after a blissful sleep to enjoy the moody and misty conditions that swamp the Khao Sok jungle. We would watch as the rising sun dispersed the mist, revealing the tremendous silver cliff that towers over the resort.
Not only did we fall in love with the peace and tranquillity that such conditions provide, but also the warm and generous hospitality of the owner. You are made to feel at home from the moment you arrive, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Above all, one thing we admired about Silver Cliff, is their efforts at becoming a fully eco-resort. They have already implemented sugar cane straws and bin bags, as well as biodegradable washing up liquid and soap powder.
RESTAURANT & BAR
As Silver Cliff is located a little outside of the main town area of Khao Sok, there aren’t many restaurants located nearby; however, thankfully, the onsite restaurant serves some of the best Thai food we have experienced throughout Thailand. The cooks pride themselves on using fresh and organic products from local producers, as well as catering to all dietary requirements. A wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available.
TIP – Some of our favourite dishes from the menu include the Penang & Massaman Curries, Som Tum Salad and Pad Thai. It would also be criminal to have anything other than the Banana Pancake for breakfast (and possibly dessert too)!
HOURS – The restaurant is open from 7am until 8pm, and breakfast is served all day in case you want to sleep in.
TOUR INFORMATION & BOOKING
At Silver Cliff, you can arrange all of your tours and excursions, at a highly competitive rate vs the tour operators in town. We enjoyed a full day trip to the majestic Cheow Lan Lake, as well as an educational trek through the National Park.
In addition to the above, you can choose from jungle survival experiences, ethical elephant sanctuaries, cooking classes and more!
The serene atmosphere at Silver Cliff makes it the perfect environment to practice yoga and meditation. Although there is no yoga shala, there is a designated area alongside the cliff where we could enjoy our practice each morning. Who needs a yoga shala when you are surrounded by nature anyhow?
FREE BICYCLE HIRE
To compensate for being so far from town, Silver Cliff offer FREE bicycle hire to all of their guests. This way, you can be in the town within 20 minutes where there are a number of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as local attractions.
Etched into the side of the resorts neighbouring cliff, is a mysterious cave containing thousands of bats. It’s worth checking out when you find yourselves with a spare 20 minutes and don’t forget to grab a head torch from reception so you can see inside!
Some bungalows are located by the river, relax listening to the ripples of the water.
HOW TO GET TO KHAO SOK
Best way to travel to Khao Sok is via bus, check out 12Go, Asia for current prices and timetables.
HOW DO I BOOK AT SILVER CLIFF
Book directly with SILVER CLIFF for the best prices, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +66 (0)88 751 97 75.
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SILVER CLIFF RESORT MAP LOCATION
As well as the abundance of tours available, there are some interesting local attractions in close proximity to Silver Cliff. These include a swimming hole, local nature trails and a monkey temple. If you ask the staff at the resort, they will happily provide you with a map of the area.
If we ever return to Khao Sok, which I have no doubt we will, we would choose to go back to Silver Cliff in a heartbeat.
We wish you a wonderful stay. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Stay adventurous and Happy travels.
Charlotte & Natalie x
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