EDITOR’S INDEPENDENT REVIEW: This remote, 5-star resort is one of the interesting surprises on the Gulf coast. It’s far from all other resorts, with only a tiny fishing community as neighbour, and endless kilometres of empty beach to itself. Most of the guests, however, don’t come for the beach itself as much as the exceptional tranquillity that this affords.

As a member of the luxurious X2 family this comes in an exceptional interpretation of minimalist architecture blended among shady trees. The theme is carried out with a strong reliance on natural materials that dominate most facades; stone, wood and bamboo. The landscaping is also moulded to the minimalist theme, with several varieties of trees but only a limited variety used in ground cover and fencing.

The entry to X2 is almost dramatic in its extreme minimalism; wide stairs lead to a huge open-sided reception pavilion – without décor and nothing but the bare necessities. Through this the guests’ vision flows into an open green courtyard with a single, tree performing Zen-like solitude in the centre. Stone walls surround two sides. The minimalist theme then runs along wooden boardwalks past trees into the mini-maze of stone walls that both separate and provide privacy to the villas.

All 24 rooms here are pool villas, with surrounding stone, bamboo and foliage providing complete privacy. A small sala for seating and limited garden lies within the pool enclosure. A king-size, soft-mattress bed dominates each room, looking out over the pool. Both exterior and interior walls are rendered in rough-hewn stone. It’s clearly an arrangement designed for couples, and the more romance there is in the relationship, the more this especially intimate setup will be appreciated.

The beachfront of the hotel is split into two areas, half for public access – via the main pool and restaurant – and the rest for five elite, ocean view villas. From these guests can swim in privacy while count boats gliding the horizon, if not tending to their partner.

The beach at Kui Buri (pronounced koo-wee boo-ree) is reasonably good – significantly better than all further north in the gulf, though it’s not one of the tropical beauties found on the islands further south. Beach lovers can easily find the proverbial kilometre of sand to themselves in either direction.

X2 turns its seeming complete isolation into the best advantage it can for guests. Since many guests are residents of Bangkok, both Thai and foreign, they arrive from the capital in their own cars. The drive is four hours approx. The hotel also arranges for many foreign guests to pick up a rental car at Bangkok airport and drive themselves here. Having your own transport allows guests to break the near complete tranquillity of the resort’s location at any time. Some without transport simply go nowhere, enjoying the isolation throughout. Others use the hotel’s transport.

The hotel helps arrange a variety of tours, including the most popular one to the nearby Kui Buri National Park where guests are almost assured of seeing wild elephants. Night squid fishing trips are also arranged, with local fishing boats picking guests up at the beach in front. Nearby Prachuap town and the wider region provide a good number of places for more adventurous guests to explore (see our detailed Prachuap travel guide page) so the isolation of the hotel is not the drawback it might first appear.


sandy beach

beach surface

white sand


boutique, luxury, romantic

swimming suitability

yes, but seasonal
star rating
price range
check-in / check-out 14:00/12:00
total Nº of rooms 23
non-smoking rooms
Nº restaurants 1
Nº bars 1
Nº of swimming pools 1
X2 spa
internet access free wifi
satellite TV

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The general area is underdeveloped and peaceful with the only communities being local fishing villages. The resort is located on virgin beachfront land covering over 4 acres (12 Rai). The 23 semi private villas each have their own terrace, garden and most with private pools.
indoor and outdoor rain showers
dvd/cd/mp3 player
media library
outdoor sun lounges
individual air-conditioning
satellite TV
wifi internet

Deluxe Garden Villa

1 villa ⋅ 70 m2

A beautifully appointed private holiday villa of your very own nestled among the trees on this boutique beach front resort.

*Single King size bed

Deluxe Pool Villa

1 villa ⋅ 90 m2

Inside and out, a little larger than the beautiful garden villa, but now as the name suggests with your very own private holiday pool in your extended garden & terrace area.

*Single King size bed

Deluxe Oceanfront Pool Villa

1 villa ⋅ 110 m2

Inside and out, a little larger than the beautiful garden villa, but now as the name suggests with your very own private holiday pool in your extended garden & terrace area.

*Absolute Beachfront Position
-Single King size bed

Luxury Pool Villa Suite

1 villa ⋅ 145 m2

In essence, two Deluxe Ocean Facing Pool Villas, one atop the other with a direct ocean facing aspect enabling you awesome sunrise awakenings on your holidays.

*Absolute beachfront position
-Two King size beds (one on ground floor and one on Mezzanine level)
-Plasma TV

Royal Villa

1 villa ⋅ 255 m2

Aptly named as the flagship holiday accommodation of X2 Kui Buri with absolute beachfront position, 2 separate and huge bedrooms and your very own kitchen and dining areas. This is a real holiday home of some distinction.

*Absolute beachfront position
-Private kitchen and dining area
-Indoor rain showers
-Two King size beds (one on ground floor and one on Mezzanine level)


4K Restaurant

Often the focal point of many holiday reviews, our brand name ocean front restaurant at X2 Kui Buri boasts some truly unique fusion inventions along with some classical Thai & Western dishes. What is more, if you can’t see what you want on the menu, simply ask and chef will endeavor to cater to your delights.

lounges and bars

The 4K Restaurant & Bar is so named as it is indeed separated into two distinct areas. The 4K Bar area is almost iconic, know and familiar to many with its long bright red bar and superb choice of wines & cocktails.

services and facilities

Main Pool
They say that size is a crucial factor in any claim of luxury. With that, there can be no doubt that the X2 Kui Buri Resort Swimming pool is a truly luxurious offering. Situated within meters of the beach offering ocean views as you indulge in its depths, our pools measures over 200 square meters!

X2 Spa
At X2 we provide a combination of modern & traditional massage therapies, with mind and soul awareness exercises. Guest can take therapies either within the proper Spa Villa, or elect to have something a little more closer to nature and enjoy their revitalisation under a beach pavilion.

X2 Kui Buri is very much unlike any other resort you will have been to before. It has been labeled as a very natural and genteel resort, and as such we thought to add a rather genteel and natural old world pastime in the form of a Petanque Court.

The Lobby
As soon as you arrive at X2 Kui Buri your eyes will be diverted to the extravagant lobby oblong, the signature of X2 Resorts. The large open welcoming area and gaping courtyard beyond is a sign of things to come; the feeling of freedom from large open spaces is a mainstay theme of X2.

We have a specialized team to help you set up your event at our resort covering corporate events, photo shoots, media trips, wedding planners and the most romantic honeymoon set ups, all that can be tailor made to match all your needs and wishes. Below we have detailed our meeting packages and costs. So whatever event you are planning contact us now to get your personal team working on your event perfection.
swimming pool
meeting room
event & wedding services
pet friendly
free wi-fi
car rental
room service
24-hour front desk
tour desk


52 Moo 13, Ao Noi Sub-district, Muang District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77210 Kui Buri, Thailand
general email address
phone number
+66 3260 1412