SINCE 1984 Sugar Hut Resort & Restaurant has been giving visitors the chance to enjoy luxury accommodation in traditional
Thai-style houses which, while they may look ancient, come equipped with all the modern-conveniences a guest could wish for.
Alongside its much-loved houses, the resort also boasts a renowned Thai restaurant serving delicious dishes such as Steamed seafood with chilli and coconut custard in fresh coconut shell (B280), and Fresh Chinese spring rolls topped with special sauce (B165). Factor in lovingly maintained gardens (inhabited by wild peacocks and rabbits, no less) which shroud the resort in privacy, and it’s no wonder visitors feel like they’ve been transported far away from the raucous fast-paced living of Pattaya just beyond the trees.
Working with the resort’s own wedding planner, soon-to-be-weds can opt for either a Floral Garden Wedding Reception amongst the resort’s tropical trees and flowers, or a Tradtional Thai Wedding Reception.
Choose the latter and you’re in for a real cultural treat: the groom leads the way in a Long Drum Parade, before joining the bride in a Buddhist praying ceremony where the couple is blessed by monks, handed garlands, and requested to tie the knot in the traditional manner by pouring blessed water onto each other’s hands.
To properly complete the experience, of course, a stay in the resort is a must. And the resort’s villas are equipped with everything a guest could need for a relaxed and enjoyable experience – including a couple of neat gimmicks, too.
Take what appears to be a mattress on the floor, for example. It may not look like the most comfortable of beds, but lie down on it and you’ll find that a whole bed has actually been sunk into the floor. This means that while guests enjoy the illusion that they’re sleeping as they would in a traditional Thai home, they still get the same comfort they’d find in any top quality hotel.
It’s the same with the bathrooms, where, for example, guests can keep to the traditional theme by scooping water out of a large porcelain barrel to wash themselves, or simply switch on and use the hot shower.
Aside from a spacious bedroom and bathroom, each villa also has a small separate living room decked out with comfy couches, TV and DVD player – not strictly traditional, but hey, you can always wear the comfortable Thai outfits offered in each villa to keep the traditional theme going strong.
Sugar Hut is located five minutes from South Pattaya on the way to Jomtien Beach. Advance booking for accommodation is highly recommended.
391/18 Moo 10 Tabphaya Road, Pattaya City
☎ 038 251 687, 038 364 187