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What We Love

  • Villas with walls of sliding glass doors that open onto private terraces and gardens
  • Indoor and outdoor showers in the guest rooms
  • The 200-square-meter swimming pool with ocean views

What To Know

  • The flipside of the serene location is that there’s no nightlife nearby
  • Large portions of the resort are open-air, which can be a challenge in the rain
  • Pets are welcome with an additional charge


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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A tranquil alternative to Thailand’s bustling beach towns, with just 23 villas surrounded by fishing villages

The Lowdown

The first resort in the X2 (pronounced “Cross-To”) portfolio, Kui Buri is located on the secluded beach of Ao Noi, between the royal retreat of Hua Hin and the beach resort town of Pranburi. But it’s quite different from the busy resorts in either of those locales, with just 23 high-design villas on four acres. Each of the villas has a private outdoor garden or private pool, as well as indoor and outdoor rain showers. An abundance of mature trees and unimpeded views of the Gulf of Thailand connect guests with nature. The Thai (and Western and fusion) fare in the 4K (“fork”) restaurant and Thai massages on offer in the spa connect guests with local culture.

In the Area

This X2 resort is in the Prachuap Khiri Khan region, an underdeveloped coastal area three hours’ drive from Bangkok and just 30 minutes from Hua Hin, where the Thai royal family decamps when they’re in holiday mode. (Hua Hin is also a center of golf courses and resorts.)

How to Get There

X2 Kui Buri Resort
52 Moo 13, Ao Noi, Muang
Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77210 Thailand