- Peaceful beachside resort
- Lovely spa & fitness centre
- Scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing
- Elephant treks, cookery lessons
Tubkaak is an idyllic boutique resort with a homely feel situated on Tubkaak Beach, a peaceful and pristine stretch of soft, white sand just half an hour outside Krabi in southern Thailand. The pace of life here is decidedly laid back, and the resort offers a relaxing, tranquil experience complete with a high standard of accommodation, plenty of on-site facilities and captivating views of the Andaman Sea and a distant archipelago. While the resort is very much an untouched, hidden gem, top tourist destinations such as Ao Nang and Krabi are still within easy reach.
For accommodation, there’s a wide choice of rooms, suites or pool villas. In fact, there are nine different options altogether, ranging from the tranquil Garden Room and the pleasant Seaview Room, to the spacious Laurel Suite and the private Beach Pool Villa. Rooms draw on traditional Thai style yet have a contemporary feel. All are comfortable and spacious both indoors and out, with each one housing either an outdoor bathtub or private pool.
There are some good on-site facilities to make use of including a small but well-stocked library with a range of books and computers, as well as a gift shop selling all sorts of interesting curios that pay homage to Thailand’s rich culture and heritage. There’s also a well-equipped fitness centre and a full-service spa with cocooned treatment rooms set amongst the trees. The two restaurants both offer open-air dining with beach views - the Arundina specialises in Thai cuisine, while Italian dishes are on the menu at Di Mare. Cookery classes offer the chance to learn about traditional Thai dishes and how best to prepare them.
There are plenty of opportunities to explore the wider area. Some of the many possible activities include elephant trekking sessions, scuba diving and snorkelling lessons, canoeing trips through a mangrove forest and day trips to nearby Hong Island, a famed diving site.
Children of all ages are welcome and there’s a separate children’s swimming pool for youngsters to make use of. The sea is also very calm for swimming here, since the nearby archipelago protects it from tidal waves and currents. Due to the resort’s beachside location, parents are reminded to supervise their children at all times.
- Smart, characterful beachfront resort
- Two pools, 3 restaurants, spa, fitness centre
- Peaceful location away from touristy areas
- Water sports, island hopping
- Secluded location accessible by boat
- Large property with extensive facilities
- Set in national park, loads of activities
- Good value for money
- Stylish, upmarket resort
- Activity centres, games room, squash court
- Adjacent to beautiful national marine park
- Cultural, land and water-based activities
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019
Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
Riva Surya- good location.
Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.
Natasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019