Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass
What We Love
- A luxury camping experience in the Thai jungle, with breakfast, dinner and an activities discountAdmiring the luxurious, teak-furnished interiors of your canvas abode
- Savoring exquisite meals at the lovely restaurant, with gorgeous river views
- Discovering crystal-clear waterfalls, stalactite-covered caves and lush tropical jungle
What To Know
- Glamping perks like private bathrooms, air conditioning, scenic verandas and teak furniture in the tents
- There's a cocktail bar, an open-air restaurant and a campfire barbecue dinner every evening
- Free mountain bikes are available to explore the nearby trails
Even those who normally refuse to vacation anywhere that doesn’t come with four solid walls can’t deny that Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass is something to write home about. Set in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, the sumptuous settlement features views over the river made famous by the David Lean film, “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”
This luxurious spot is glamping done properly. Your impressive tented accommodation comes with its own private bathroom, air conditioning, hot running water, a wooden veranda and local teak furnishings. Meanwhile, the semi-open-air terrace restaurant provides a warm, welcoming environment in which to savor beautifully presented Thai dishes and refreshing drinks – not to mention gorgeous river views.
The real star of the show, however, is the location. Take in the breathtaking surroundings from the natural spring-water pool, or kick things up a notch with a hike through Hellfire Pass, a kayaking or bamboo-rafting trip along the river or a bit of cave exploring in Sai Yok National Park. Don’t worry – you’ll have a Thai massage waiting for you when you get back to camp.
You may technically be sleeping in a tent, but you won’t be sacrificing any luxuries here. Your canvas home away from home comes complete with local teak furnishings and air conditioning. There’s also a private veranda and an in-room bathroom with a hot-water shower.
An exotic barbecue dinner is served by the campfire each evening, and the semi-open-air restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Here, you’ll enjoy beautifully presented Thai dishes from a perfect jungle vantage point. The camp even features a bar, so you can enjoy those river views while sipping a cocktail or two.
Staying in the closest accommodation to historic Hellfire Pass, you’re perfectly positioned to take a trek and visit the museum to find out more about its WWII history. Get out and about, and enjoy the scenery by mountain bike, boat, canoe or bamboo raft. You’ll have plenty of chances to discover caves, waterfalls and exotic bird life, as well.
How to Get There
The resort on the hillside by River Kwae. Resort area is well maintained with natural green environment. It’s located near one of the historic place of this city where there is also a museum to visit.
The resort is quite far from city, which should be the reason why they normally sell as half-board. The breakfast was nice. The bbq dinner was great. We had dinner at fire camp area which give a really chill and cozy feeling. But, we didn’t encounter many mosquitoes as well.
Good idea to enjoy the forest area and the flowing river around the resort.
One drawback is the tent is not fully soundproof. When there is some group of guest walking passed your tent to breakfast venue, there voice might disturb your morning sleep.
The resort was beautiful, original and tents were well appointed. The campground/resort is located in a jungle/riverside setting, on a former POW camp site. We arrived by train to Nam Tok and easily found a driver to take us to the resort. It was at least 1/2 hour away from the station. The staffs at the camp were friendly, especially at the restaurant. It rained pretty much both days so we ate at the restaurant and didn't get the outdoor barbecue. A little disappointed with missing out on this experience (of course this was not the resort's fault). We also didn't get to use the bikes as it was raining. The natural pool was refreshing and cool but probably needed a little maintenance as the floor of the pool was a little slimy. There were tent constructions during our visit but it didn't affect us. The A/C worked well and bathroom/shower was good with good pressure. Wish there would have been family units available as a family of 4 would need 2 tents. Umbrellas were provided when walking around the site. Again this place is really beautiful.
Fantastic place. Very nice tent with coffee and Thea. Good beds and great bathroom. Lots of lamps. Tasty food. The bike cycle are in a bad shape but fun to have the ride. We had dinner in the garden. Good beds and air conditioning. Friendly staff.