- 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
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023