Chiva Som means 'Haven of Life' and is a beautiful Thai resort popular with celebrities. Bazar magazine called it “the gold standard by which all destination spas are measured”. High praise indeed. The spa is set in a peaceful tropical forest with murmuring brooks, gushing waterfalls and pristine beaches.
The restaurant’s food is prepared from organic produce grown in the Chiva-Som garden. Eat it at the buffet, the fine dining restaurant, Emerald Room, or by the sea at the Taste of Siam restaurant. Spa treatments feature an astonishing range including everything from weight-management to mother-daughter bonding workshops. There are full weeks dedicated to detox and others for going on an inner yogic journey. As well as 70 treatment rooms, you can have private training at the uber-modern gym, relax in the floatation tank, or swim in the massive indoor swimming pool.
Fancy something outdoors? Try Kayaking or waterskiing. Golf enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice as there are five international courses nearby.