Thailand’s Faasai Resort unveils ‘Ecotopia’
The Faasai Resort & Spa in Chanthaburi, on the southeast coast of Thailand, is hosting Thailand’s first-ever ‘Ecotopia’ celebration from 24 February to 31 May.
Ecotopia is based on three concepts: ecological (living in harmony with nature), cornucopia (an abundance of fresh food from the land), and utopia (the perfect life). The three-month celebration will feature a range of activities on the themes of green travel, sustainable tourism, agri-tourism, ecotourism and gourmet tourism.
During the festival, Faasai Resort will organise special packages and activities such as visiting the local fishing fleet and going out with the squid boats, picking fruit in local orchards, harvesting fresh herbs and using them in Thai cooking, learning about growing organic food using the EM biodynamic natural farming method, planting rare trees to provide food and shelter for wildlife, watching birds and feeding fish at the White Water Lake private wetlands sanctuary, and kayaking through the mangroves at the Royal Marine Sanctuary at Kung Kraben.
The co-owner of Faasai Resort and Spa, Bronwen Evans said; “A big trend we are seeing with our guests is that they want participatory travel. They don’t just want to see something, they want a rich experience and to be actively involved in interesting and useful activities. We are offering them that opportunity. They can pick fruit, plant a tree or rice, feed the fish and learn Thai cooking with fresh herbs, among many other activities.”
The resort will be offering special promotions and packages for guests who book at the Thai International Travel Fair, 24-27 February, or online during the week of the fair. The fair is being held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention centre in Bangkok. Faasai Resort & Spa will be one of the showcase booths in the Thailand Boutique Awards zone.
During the Ecotpoia event, different activities will be available at different times. For example kayaking through the mangroves is dependent on the seasonal tides and water levels. Trips with the squid boats are dependent on weather conditions. The fruit season starts fully in mid-May when the province of Chanthaburi will hold its annual fruit festival with entertainment and sales of local plants, flowers, crafts and seasonal fruit.
The special package deals will be available for one week to anyone who books through www.faasai.com under the name “Ecotopia.”