Situated right beside the massive Sri Nakarin Lake, the new Kanchanaburi Lakeside Retreat (082-215-9905, aims to offer an alternative weekend escape for Bangkokians burned out on city life.

Launching Jun 5, the four-acre retreat offers three types of packages--The Weekend Escape, The Business-Bonding Escape and Your Private Escape--all inclusive of transport from Bangkok and back (departing from Theta State Float Center), daily yoga and meditation classes, healthy meals and unlimited use of jet-skis, dirt bikes and quad-bikes.

The two-night Weekend Escape starts at B9,000 for one person, B16,000 for two people sharing a room and B21,000 for three people sharing a room. They're currently taking bookings for Jun 5, Jun 19, Jul 3 and dates through the end of August. In addition, return customers get 20-percent off their next visit.