Sometimes you find a place that just radiates easy-going vibes, and Chiang Mai is one such location. It lacks the business of Bangkok, and the hardcore party scene of Phuket, instead relying on its natural parks, beautiful landscapes and abundance of relaxed coffee shops and spas. The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort, formerly The Spa Resort Chiang Mai is a holistic oasis just beyond the town centre, geared towards rest, rejuvenation and healthy transformation. CompareRetreats.com check out the programmes on offer in this feel-good getaway.
Nestled within the lush nature of Mae Ann Valley, The Pavana Resort is spread over 100,000 square meters in the hills of Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim countryside. Situated near the Si Lanna National Park, approximately 40 minutes from Chiang Mai Airport, the retreat’s serene surroundings are ideal for unwinding.
Designed to maximise comfort and relaxation, the rooms at The Pavana range from one-bedroom studios to five-bedroom villas.
Choose from the Pool Deluxe Room, which comes with a king-size bed or two single beds; the Villa Suites, a one-bedroom, two-storey villa with king-size bed; the two-bedroom Executive Suites, with a king-size bed and two singles; the Bedroom Premier Suites, which have two bedrooms and an attic and can accommodate up to six people; the Bedroom Luxury Villa, which has three bedrooms including two king-size beds and two single beds; or the Bedroom Presidential Villa which has four bedrooms including three king-size beds and two single beds.
The most luxe accommodation is the Luxury Villa Premier, which features five bedrooms including four king-size beds and three single beds, ideal for those on a full family holiday or a group retreat. All rooms are outfitted with contemporary décor, all the classic finishings and have balconies with views of the surrounding landscape.
Serving an impressive selection of raw food along with a range of healthy Thai and European cuisine, the dining options at The Pavana Resort are plentiful. Sourced from the resort’s certified organic farm, fresh ingredients including fruits, herbs and vegetables are carefully crafted to preserve the vitamin and nutritional benefits of each raw dish. Outside of the delicious Radiance Restaurant offerings, the retreat also has a ‘Food Therapy’ programme including fasting, detox and alkaline-balancing diet packages.
The wellness programmes at The Pavana Resort are very comprehensive and revolve around the retreat’s ‘Five Habits to Longevity’ philosophy, which consists of cleansing, eating properly, exercising, breathing and mind-purification. Taking a holistic approach to inner and outer transformation, packages are designed to balance body and mind and can be personalised to fit the individual health conditions and needs of each guest. Yoga classes, meditation sessions and an array of exotic spa therapies offered on the daily schedule and The Pavana Resort also hosts various four to seven-day yoga and meditation retreats.
Expect to feel…rebalanced and relaxed. The vast choice of accommodation means there’s something for everyone, whether you’re travelling solo or bringing along the whole gang for a week of wellness.