Riverfront living in Thailand

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If you’ve been picturing yourself relaxing beside a calm river, the warm sunshine on your face as the free breeze ruffles your hair, you’re in luck! Situated beside an idyllic stretch of Kwai Noi River in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, is X2 River Kwai Resort – your dream holiday destination by Cross Hotels & Resorts. A two-hour drive from Bangkok, the town of Kanchanaburi is also known for its temples, villages, rice paddy fields, sugarcane plantations, forests, mountains, caves and waterfalls – ensuring guests at the resort have a getaway that promises a bit of adventure, culture and wildlife. ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’, Kanchanaburi’s most infamous attraction, inspires the architecture of X2 River Kwai Resort, where guests will be in awe of the industrial chic design.

Located on an expanse of two acres, each room at X2 River Kwai Resort provides an unforgettable panoramic view of the river. Each of the three ‘PoolXide Cabin’ rooms provides a private balcony with pool access, a state-of-the-art entertainment system and world-class amenities. The three ‘LuXe Cabins’ take luxury a notch higher with 73 sqm of luxury living space, artful décor and premium amenities. X2 River Kwai Resort also offers six ‘XFloat Cabins’ that float on the river and feature a private rooftop deck with a 180-degree view of the river, a walk-in closet, and in-room spa and breakfast services. Doesn’t that make for a relaxing holiday already?

If you’re travelling with a loved one on a romantic getaway or have a streak for adventure and some partying, then the resort’s ‘XFloat LuXe Cabin’ is just the room for you to book. These eight floating cabins feature an outdoor mesh nest bed, a dock with a two-seater kayak as well as a private rooftop deck among other amenities – just what you need to boast about when you post those pictures on your social media handles. Apart from this, the resort also offers a ‘PoolXide Cabin Suite’ and a ‘Luxe Cabin Suite’, with plush furnishings and modern amenities. The pinnacle of modern resort living, the PoolXide Cabin Suite offers a private balcony with pool access. Luxe Cabin Suite, on the other hand, features not just a private balcony with a view of the river, but also a private terrace with living area.

Facilities

X2 River Kwai Resort has an expansive infinity pool that features sun loungers, sunbeds and pristine sparkling water. Guests are invited to take an invigorating swim or simply lounge by the poolside, enjoying the balmy tropical weather and some fresh breeze.

The Bridge Bar & Bistro provides a communal living room for all guests, who are encouraged to casually hang out in the bistro, any time of the day. Unpretentiously luxurious, the delicious fare on offer evokes hearty home cooking. The resort also offers some riverside excitement, including swimming, kayaking and paddle boating.