Think you've seen it all before? Think again

With Kanchanaburi floating-house resorts springing up like mushrooms over recent years, you might believe, as we did, that you’ve seen it all before.

Enter Z9 Resort (+66 (0) 63-239-4459), near the Srinakarin dam, to establish a new high-water mark in floating luxury.

The design by Dersyn Studio manages to be both classical and futuristic, each room stepping out onto a private terrace with unobstructed views of the reservoir. Lounge on beanbags on the communal floating deck or retreat to shore and the resort’s restaurant and bar. 

At only 15 rooms, you’re assured an exclusive stay, especially if you come weekdays, when the 50-sq-meter spaces go for $276; weekends are $360 (breakfast and kayaking included). 

Photo credit: Z9 Resort's Facebook page