Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa

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Baan Grood is a small and very tranquil seafront town on the Gulf of Thailand in rural Prachuap Khiri Khan province. A favourite getaway place for Thai families and in-the-know Scandinavians, it is otherwise off the tourism map, especially for those seeking nightlife, theme parks, golf, shopping and “must-do” stuff. The comfortable, four-star Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa, facing a seemingly endless beach is the best resort in town.

Baan Grood Arcadia Resort

Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa

Where is the Baan Grood Arcadia Resort?

Baan Grood (aka Ban Krut and other phonetic variations) is 300 km southwest of Bangkok on what is called the “sunrise side” of the Gulf of Thailand.

The resort is two km from Ban Krut railway station.

First Impressions of Baan Grood Arcadia Resort

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A well-located, unpretentious, sea-facing resort with a sprawling layout, offering a wide range of accommodation, from stand-alone suites to a budget block, and plenty in between.

Free bicycles help get you from one point to another and to the central reception-restaurant-main pool complex.

What are the rooms like?

Room at Baan Grood Arcadia

The rooms at Baan Grood Arcadia are more than comfy. Among the range, a good choice for couples is the 32 sq metre Deluxe Poolside Room, from which you can step straight into the pool from your private porch.

All the expected amenities are present and correct, such as air-conditioning, cable TV (although with few English channels), DVD player, safe and free WiFi.

Other options include the Deluxe Seaview Villa or a two-storey Family Pool Villa with four bedrooms and private swimming pool.

The food at Baan Grood Arcadia Resort

Baan Grood Arcadia Resort

Ban Krut is a regional Thai village, not downtown Bangkok, and the dining possibilities are accordingly less ambitious.

The resort’s Arcadia Kitchen offers good, satisfying fare in both Thai and Western cuisines.

Its Café De Wa is an excellent spot for beach watching while snacking and serves fine coffee.

The Baan Grood Arcadia Resort – The Lowdown

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If you’re serious about escapism, about getting away from other tropical “paradises” that now resemble hyperactive purgatory, then Ban Krut is yours.

Start the day by cycling a few kilometres and then swimming anywhere on the empty, tree-lined beach.

Have a massage, read an epic novel, wander the morning market, loll by the pool. Baan Grood Arcadia Resort lets you do all this, and less, in comfort and clear Arcadian conscience.

How to get to Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa

Baan Grood Arcadia Resort is at 333/2 Moo 3 Thongchai, Bangsapan, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77190, Tel: +66 32 695 095. Travel by air-conditioned train from Bangkok’s Hualamphong station to Baan Grood/Ban Krut (300 km), or drive. The absence of a convenient local airport is a contributing “plus”.

Looking for some things to do in Bangkok? How about going shopping? Thailand is famous for Thai silk so make sure to pop into one of the many silk factories. Here’s a list of the top 20 Thailand landmarks you need to visit. 

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A travel writer is a home body who’s almost never home. I’ve been writing and photographing distant places for three decades and then bolting back to Sydney to render them down to magazine and newspaper articles, and occasional books. The latter include the travel collections, Summer In Siam, Chasing Gauguin's Ghost and The Circumference of the Knowable World. It all started with a hitch-hiking trip to Coolangatta in my teens and hasn’t ended yet. In between I’ve managed to fit in, among other diversions, a PhD in travel literature and a swim at the North Pole. Awards I've won include a PATA Gold Award for best destination journalism and a Friend of Thailand gong, plus many Australian Society of Travel Writers’ awards for writing and photography. My feature stories appear regularly in The Weekend Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The West Australian and colour magazines.