Suphattra Land is a large fruit plantation in Non Lalok, Rayong. My initial thoughts at 400 baht per person was that the entrance fee was that it was a bit steep, as with many places in Thailand though, our two young children were free. Overall, the whole tour lasts around two hours, with various stops for fruit tasting, a plate of Som Tam and finally Honey Tasting, which in hindsight, made the entrance fee pretty good value.
The tours are conducted in small groups, on small open air buses, with a tour guide explaining the different types of fruit as you go, our guide was happy to stop for photo opportunities wherever we liked along the way. At the first stop there is a play area for the kids, and you are invited to enjoy as much freshly prepared fruit as you like while you relax in the shade of the trees.
Once back on the bus, the tour heads out of the entrance and across the road to another part of the plantation, finally we reached the second stop. Once there we were greeted by the sight of a large open air restaurant beside a lake, where you are able to watch the chefs prepare Som Tam the traditional way with a giant pestle and mortar.
The final stop consists of a short demonstration of how honey is extracted from the bee hives that are placed around the plantation in order to pollinate the fruit trees. You can also purchase some of the locally made honey at this point if you wish.
Suphattra land is an ideal trip if you're wanting to try some of the more unusual Asian fruits that, as a westerner you wouldn't necessarily buy at a market, such as Dorian, Jack fruit and Rose Apple. It is also ideal if you're looking to expand your Thai vocabulary, as all the signs show the names of the fruit, in Thai, English, and have the Thai pronunciation in the Latin alphabet making it easy to put two and two together.