Sugar Hut Resort… Keeping the Thai Tradition Alive


Pattaya has fully embraced modernity just like the rest of other areas frequented by tourists in the Kingdom of Thailand but some traditions are still well kept alive creating a wonderful blend of modern conveniences and ancient Thai lifestyle. That’s exactly what you’ll find and feel at Sugar Hut Resort, a family-owned enterprise nurtured through the years, which offers a unique experience living in an old Thai-style house. Set away in secluded jungle-like surroundings where animals like peacocks and rabbits freely roam around, Sugar Hut boasts of elevated wooden villas each with a serene and beautiful garden-like bathroom with traditional earthen Thai jar and a deck area that separates the bedroom from the living room. “You can barely see Thai-style house in Pattaya. It’s mostly high-rise buildings,” says Yanin Viravaidya, general manager of Sugar Hut Resort and a second-generation scion of a medical doctor who established the resort. Yanin says their resort offers “an escape from the whole hectic city” and a chance to relive in a wooden traditional Thai-style house without sacrificing the conveniences of the modern-day era. Each villa has an elevated bed with a beautifully- laden mosquito net. Each bathroom has hot and cold water and a rain-shower for that that earthly jungle-feel. The living room is equipped with a mini refrigerator and a cozy sofa where you can hang out or unwind.

There are three swimming pools around the resort, each with wet and dry saunas. Non-guests can also avail of these amenities for just 1,000 Baht per person per day. Nearby is a restaurant where you can sample some of the best Thai dishes you can find. The resort also has a lounge area where you can read books or magazines, learn more about Thai culture or simply to chill out. And there’s more—Sugar Hut can arrange boat trips, scuba diving or even a brief tour to the city. Yanin assures their staff are always ready to help guests to make their stay in Thailand truly amazing. For more info: visit or call (66-038) 428-374 or 364-185.




The Thai Garden Resort once again donated the collection from their ‘Toys for Joy’ project towards the children ofthe Tungklom-Talman School. The fund-raising took place at the hotel during thebusy Christmas and New Year’s period when all hotel guests were encouraged to make a donation. The “Toys for Joy” project organized by the Thai Garden Resort is already in its ninth year and is scheduled to be continued.

The children received items like shoes, socks, schoolbags and other school supplies, but also toys and sweets. The students of this school are mostly orphans or half-orphans and their families can only afford basic necessities, so a little help from the Thai Garden Resort is always welcome. We promised the children to continue the program as long as we can and therefore we are committed to repeat this charity event for the 10th time again at the end of 2017 Mr. Becker said.

This year the Thai Garden Resort welcomed a delegation from the Tungklom-Talman School at the resort to distribute the“Toys for Joy” donation to the children. Hotel Manager Danilo Becker joined the team of employees of the Thai Garden Resort on March 8, 2017 to distribute all gifts purchased with a total value of 60,000 baht in donations from the hotel’s management, team membersand guests of the hotel.