Saphan Hin Waterfall near Baan Mairood, Trat Province, Thailand. © Matt Lemon Photography. All Rights Reserved.
If tranquility is what you need, Mairood Resort in Trat is where you can find it. It is currently the number 2 ranked accommodation in the area, with its one downside being that you will need to be patient when making your way there, as it is definitely off the beaten track. You will be rewarded with excellent home-cooked Thai food, a lavish garden, a quiet pool, and the experience of living inside an actual Thai fishing village. If you are looking for postcard beaches, look elsewhere. But if you want to get to know a real piece of Thailand and take a real break (unlike a ‘city break’), Mairood Resort is the place to go. Note: you will need to be able to ride a scooter if you want to get around.