Two places we haven’t looked at before in Nang Rong and one new resort out in the countryside.
As you drive around Nang Rong there seem to be ‘resorts’ appearing on a fairly regular basis and sometimes you drive past them without much thought. Below are two of these whose signs I have seen before but I’ve never viewed. This week I took the time to have a look.
Firstly, there is the RujNar Resort, located behind Nang Rong Hospital and opposite the new Nong Lee Market. They are 40 rooms, a mixture of twin and double rooms and the rooms are functional but not spectacular. They offer wifi and there is a restaurant onsite. They also have parking in front of every room. Prices start at B400 per night for a room with air conditioning.
Secondly there is the Smile Home Resort, a small site just a few minutes from the main Nang Rong Bus Station. They have eight room, some double bedded, some twin bedded. There is wifi too and prices start from B400 for a/c and B300 for a fan room. Rooms looked clean and comfortable but there is no restaurant. They offer bicycles and motorbikes for rent and this would be useful if staying here. The resort certainly looks bright with its multi-coloured rooms.
Finally, I went to view the recently opened Waterland Park and Resort, which is located about 10kms north of Nang Rong on the way to Buriram. I was intrigued by the name as there is a water park now in Prackonchai (30kms to the east of Nang Rong).
OK, it’s not exactly a water park but it has a large pool with a slide and a mushroom in the pool (!). It was opened this year by a Swiss/Thai couple and they’ve obviously invested a fair amount of money in building this. There a 5 regular rooms with a/c at B900/night and a family room at B1500. They have a rather nice bar and offer breakfast too. There is parking at the resort and they staff were very friendly and chatty. The only problem I can see is the location. It’s great if you’re visiting friends close by but you’ll need to know how to find it!