Baan Sabai Jai
Baan Sabai Jai is one of Golden Buddha Beach Resort’s most traditional Thai houses, built with native wood, and covered with a thatched roof. This two-storey beach home is well conceived and enjoys both the cool sea breezes and relaxing ocean views.
Divided into two parts, the main structure contains the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms, while the open-air sala is attached to the side, slightly below the first floor of the house. The stairs first lead from the garden up to the sala, which is a simple covered living area designed for lounging, and well appointed with deckchairs and a coffee table. All four walls are open but the thatched roof provides shade and protection from the elements. From the sala, a few steps lead up to the veranda of the main house, which wraps around the side and front of the building.
An unusual integrated bench forms the side railing of the veranda, and also provides a great place to sit and enjoy the view.This main living area includes a dining area with a kitchenette at the back. Entrance into the main bedroom is from the foot of the stairs which lead to the second floor The main bedroom is designed for life in the tropics. Rattan walls come up only waist high to meet the window frames. From there, wooden panels tilt upward and lock into place to let in the maximum amount of cool air, while still providing privacy and protection. The bedroom floor is made of dark stained hardwood boards.
An interesting carved panel separates the bedroom from the living area, allowing the breeze to pass through the building. The second bedroom is positioned in the eaves of the roof and opens up onto a mezzanine area, fitted with a pretty bench, and overlooking the downstairs living quarter. The single bathroom located adjacent to the living area on the ground floor is fitted with a shower, western toilet, and vanity unit.
With its shady, elevated veranda that catches the sea breeze, Baan Sabai Jai is our best budget option for families with older children wanting to experience the luxury of nature at Golden Buddha.
SLEEPS: 2-4 adults (1 king size bed, 2 single beds)
- A great outdoors veranda for relaxing the day away
- Great value
LAYOUT: 2 bedrooms; 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen/ living area and a spacious adjacent outside sala.
DISTANCE FROM CLUBHOUSE: 6 minutes
BAAN SABAI JAI: “House of the Happy Heart”
PRICES FROM: 4,200 THB per night