Sedhapura Villas Khong Jiam Ubon Ratchathani

sedhapurasignNestled along the banks of Mekhong River, in Khong Jiam district of Ubon Ratchathani lies a secluded resort villa. It is Tohsang Sedhapura pool villas. I had walked through it on a prior visit to Khong Jiam and my curiosity was aroused. I had to experience staying there if I ever got the chance. That chance arrived sooner than expected. To check-in to Sedhapura resort villas, you must go to the Tohsang Resort Khong Jiam front desk. For the special guests of the villas, located about 200 meters south of Tohsang resort, the process is expedited. I was escorted by two staff members who offered me an umbrella. I politely declined as I was in need of a good dose of vitamin D. sedhapuraentranceAs I approached the entry, a Spanish style hacienda came to mind. I fully realized I was in Thailand on the western bank of the Mekhong but maybe my California upbringing came into play at that time. On the other hand, it might have been the fact they use the term villa to describe the rooms. The door swung open to reveal a small but spacious courtyard. The decor within reminded me with no doubt I was indeed in Thailand. The doorway to the left led to a lounge area with an open view of the river. It is furnished with stylish, comfortable seating. The area has plenty of seating which is separated into groups for privacy and comfort. Down a set of stairs and along a pathway, to the right flows the Mekhong, to the left the private villas. Between the pathway and the river stands a shallow pool with two lounge beds with a strategic scenic view. sedhapuravillaThe single two-story villa is nested at the end of the pathway, a perfect honeymoon suite. I passed through the entry and the private pool immediately caught my eye. It is small, maybe 4X5 meters and 1.5 meters deep and 3 jet massage nozzles at the end with steps. However, what made it special, it is private, and it is personal. Up 3 or 4 steps I was standing on the porch. Plenty of room and covered to protect from sun and rain. A modern cozy lounge seat is ready for before and after pool time. sedhapuralivingrm1We were led inside and introduced to the living floor area by our guide. To the left and right are wall-mounted settees with an abundance of throw pillows. One side a coffee table and easy chair keep the settee company, While on the other side the settees companions are a small table with two chairs. sedhapuralivingrm2 On the far wall a wooden unit provides a home for the mini-bar, which is complimentary and shelves topped by a large screen plasma TV and dvd player. Within the cabinet you will find a device to heat water for coffee or tea. Plates and flatware are also provided. sedhapuralivingrm The rooms are tastefully and subtly decorated. They spoke of luxury, but it was an understated, comfortable, homey feeling. Many luxurious settings never give you a chance to relax. No need always remaining in a high state of alert fearing that you will break, dirty or damage something. Here you can relax and make yourself at home. sedhapurashower1The large luxurious bathroom brought a smile to my face. One of the things I miss living in Thailand is soaking in bathtub. Before my eyes was a large, deep bath with head pads at each end to relax and soak in comfort. The bath is enclosed in glass giving a view of the outdoor enclosed garden and shower. No worries though, it is private, but if you are shy or the weather is bad there is an indoor shower fixture in the tub. sedhapuraview In this 2-story bungalow the sleeping area is upstairs on the second floor. When my eyes topped the railing the first thing I noticed was a wall of windows offering a panoramic view of the river passing by heading south enroute to South china Sea. sedhapurabed The room is dominated by a comfortable king size bed, footed by a settee. A large easy chair with a sturdy footstool stands beside your sleeping place. A second large screen plasma TV with independent functions, which is good, just in case there is a conflict about what to watch at any given time. I was pleased with the amenities offered at the villa. Did I mention there is free wifi? There is a good selection of channels in both Thai and English if you want to watch TV, mini-bar, and of course that private pool just out your front door. Outside again there is a live bamboo fence separating your sanctuary from the neighbors. There is plenty of privacy. It isn’t soundproof but small chance you will find yourself relaxing next door to loud, obnoxious, belligerent neighbors. After lunch and waiting for the obligatory digesting period. We decided it was time to experience our private pool. It’s not large enough to swim laps or anything but perfect for cooling off, relaxing and enjoying the view. I found the jet massage very soothing offering a bit of Jacuzzi action. sedhapurapoolSitting in the pool it is easy to get the feeling you are on top of the world. P eace and quiet, environment provided by mother nature and Sedhupura. The view, the water, the surroundings creates a perfect environment. Found myself thinking how nice it would be to sit in here and share a chilled bottle of wine in the evening to candlelight and moonlight. You will find no restaurant on the villa compound. We walked over to Cafe de Khong at Tohsang Resort Khong Jiam for lunch. It is just a 5 minute stroll. The food there is excellent and there is a good selection. The staff, knowing we were staying at the villa, informed us they could deliver our meals, along with a table and chairs to our front door. You have to admit that is great service. Immediately, a vision of a candlelight dinner, with my loved one, overlooking the Mekhong, made the moment. sedhapuracandledinnerAs promised, all was delivered and set up at the time we requested. It reminded me of a scene from a romantic movie, but it was a real experience and not a film crew or director in sight. It was a personal memorable moment caught in my mind and heart to be replayed on a request. Maybe the only thing that could have been better would be dining on a pristine beach of a secluded island off Bora Bora.Ah, good company, fresh air, picturesque scene, what more could a man want? After dark you have many options. Go sit in the pool again, watch a movie, spend time with your sweetheart, surf the Internet courtesy of the free wifi, grab a book and soak in the bath. sedhapuraloungchair I woke up after a restful sleep on the king size bed. It was still early so I went down to brew a cup of coffee and checked the day. It turns out, sadly, viewing the sunrise would be impossible due to some visiting clouds on the horizon to the east. When conditions are right you couldn’t be in a better place. When I finished my coffee, I discovered the large leisure chair on the porch was a perfect place to meditate. Staying at Sedhapura was quite the experience. I must recommend it. The villa, however, is not meant for extended stays, and it’s not for everyone. The nightly rate might exclude some. You might not want to select this private, peaceful, secure luxury every time you are in Ubon Ratchathani, Khong Jiam but there are times when it is the perfect place to fulfill your plans and dreams. Here are some excellent reasons that came to mind for choosing Sedhapura by Tohsang Pool Villa for a memorable time:

  • Honeymoon
  • reunion
  • making-up
  • Asking the big question
  • birthday
  • anniversary
  • Personal reward
  • Reward to a loved one
  • Just to pamper yourself
  • Just because you deserve a bit of luxury

When you have one of those life’s special occassions come up and you are looking for a romantic or private place to spend some time you might consider Sedhapura Pool Villas in Khong Jiam. It is one of the most luxurious accommodations in Ubon Ratchathani and is much more than a hotel.

Comments

  1. Very nice post… man, I could picture myself hanging out in that pool with a chilled bottle of wine… I’m living like a poor Thai uni student right now! Very cool place to visit… someday… someday.

  2. Wow that place looks beautiful. I hope to visit Thailand soon and have enjoyed reading your blog.

  3. vern,

    Thanks. Its waiting for you. Can do.

    lkrady,

    Yes its very beautiful. Welcome anytime. If you need any info on Thailand will be happy to help. Thanks for taking time to read my blog.

    Darwin

  4. Excellent post Darwin. Looked like a realy nice place to relax.

    I hope to be able to spend a night there in the future at some time.

    The price is a little expensive and a night would be enough indeed.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Brunty,

    Thanks for the comments. Great place and definitely a special occasion place and well worth a memory investment. My pleasure to share.

    Darwin

  6. Looks very nice! !

  7. I Lived in Ubon for 1 year back in 1972-73. I was assigned to the Royal Thai Air Force Base. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there and plan to retire there in 2011.. While reading your post, you said you were on the East Bank of the Mekhong. If You were indeed on the East Bank, then You were not in Thailand but in Laos… My wife of 38 Years is from Warin, just across the River from the city of Ubon. I enjoyed your blog and will check this place out when I move to Ubon next year….

  8. It is on the western bank. Just an error on my part. This happens when the author and editor are one and the same. It is being corrected. Welcome to Ubon/

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