River Kwai Jungle Rafts

Concept & Design

Top Floating Hotel Thailand

Let the worries float away on the River Kwai at this tranquil jungle raft resort. Explore nearby caves and waterfalls via canoes or elephants and enjoy the thrilling yet peaceful surroundings. Guests are encouraged to get involved with the local Mon tribes, watch ritual dances, and partake in local customs

The above statement clearly tells us River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort’s entire concept. The hotel aims to attract travelers to ‘experience’ with us. Our floating hotel is not just a place to stay or sleep. It is a place or a destination to visit to witness, enjoy, learn and relax. The uniqueness of River Kwai Jungle Raft is not only the pure nature and fertile green vegetation, but also the beauty of authentic Mon culture.

We create an amazing thematic concept that brings you back to the basic living among the unspoiled nature. This unique floating accommodation hidden away from the crowds offers all floating guestrooms in a raft built from local bamboo and teakwood. The other facilities in our floatel are a restaurant, a cultural theater and a Thai relaxing massage raft are all floating. Our guests can visit traditional Mon village just in short walking distance towards the back of the resort. You may choose to tour the village and Mon school.

To conserve our concept since we opened in 1976 to maintain green environment, we rather keep this ideal concept and allow guests to live in a total hideaway. Since there is no electricity, please also note that there is no internet connection and hot water. However, mobile signal is available as usual.


Floating lodge in Thailand comes from a concept that people lives in a tropical climate. Such climate can be too warm for people. In addition, there are several harmful creatures and annoying insects in the land more than on the water. Therefore, the locals think about building a house on the water. The local wisdom uses special kind of woods helping the house floated and durable. The water running underneath the accommodation cools down the temperature in the house and also less threats from in-land animals. They can also have plenty of water for consumption and use. People hence live comfortably and safely in their floating accommodation. There is also a plus for that. The scenery over the open river is far more beautiful than inland jungle.

River Kwai Jungle Rafts, the original floating hotel in Kanchanaburi, discovers the idea of floating livings. The hotel wishes to share the magical experience when you live right on the water to worldwide travellers. Since 1976, River Kwai jungle Rafts becomes a specialty floating hotel or floatel that well recognized by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

0-6 yrs.