Aava Resort & Spa has 28 rooms, villas and bungalows to choose from. Each has been designed in a typical Scandinavian style - think sleek décor and minimalist furnishings. For the most part, rooms are decked out with teak wood furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows and neutral colour schemes. Beds have wonderfully crisp sheets and bathrooms are modern.
Aava Resort & Spa is a Scandinavian-owned boutique hotel in the small fishing town of Khanom, on the mainland in south-east Thailand. The hotel has a dreamy setting: a glorious stretch of unspoilt beaches and crystalline waters, surrounded by coconut palm trees, lush green landscapes and limestone mountains.
As you can expect from its Scandinavian origins, design here is effortlessly stylish. Step inside the hotel’s swish entrance and you’ll be greeted with sleek décor, elegant furnishings and monotone hues.
Adding to the hideaway’s tranquil vibe, there are only 28 bungalows and villas here - it really feels like having your own home in Thailand.
This is a child-friendly hotel, with family rooms and childcare available. Pets are also welcome; please notify the hotel ahead of arrival (extra charge applies).
There is an outdoor pool to dip your toes into - a refreshing retreat after a day in the sun. There is also a children’s pool for the little ones. The relaxation doesn’t end there; pamper yourself at the spa where the treatments range from a Thai massage to a Tamarind salt scrub. Various wellness activities are also available, including yoga and meditation.
The hotel also offers cookery classes, where you can try your hand at whipping up your own delicious creations. Choose from a range of Thai recipes, and learn how to source ingredients from the local markets, and then prepare these lavish dishes. After all your hard work, you can tuck into your finished masterpiece by the beach.
Beyond the hotel walls, beguiling golden beaches await. If you can tear yourself away, it's worth taking a boat out to try and spot rare pink dolphins, for which Khanom is known for. While you relax in style, your children can enjoy an equally lovely holiday at the kids’ club or in the care of trained babysitters.
For romantic fine dining, eat at the award-winning Aalto restaurant, which specialises in fusion Asian and European food. Here you can enjoy unusual and exciting flavours while sitting on the beach and admiring the beautiful sea views. Wellness is central to the ethos of Aalto and so a healthy menu is also available.
If you'd prefer something more casual, Aava Pizzeria & Bakery serves an inviting selection of pizzas made in its traditional wood-fired oven. They also serve freshly baked bread and tasty pastries.
spa treatment room
Facility details:24-hour front desk, Airport transportation, Airport transportation (surcharge), Area shuttle (surcharge), Babysitting or childcare (free), Bar/lounge, Barbecue grill(s), Beach sun loungers, Beach towels, Beach umbrellas, Children's pool, Coffee shop or café, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge), Free WiFi, Free self parking, Free valet parking, Full-service spa, Garden, Health club, In-room accessibility, Number of restaurants - 2, One meeting room, Outdoor pool, Parking (limited spaces), Pool sun loungers, Pool umbrellas, Sauna, Spa services on site, Spa treatment room(s), Supervised childcare/activities (free), Terrace, Total number of rooms - 28, Tours/ticket assistance, Train station drop-off (surcharge), Train station pickup (surcharge), Wedding services, Year Built - 2008.
28/3 Moo 6 T Khanom, 80210 Khanom, Thailand
The hotel offers airport transfers and an area shuttle; please notify the hotel well-ahead of arrival (extra charge applies)
Don Sak pier is a 30-minute drive from the hotel (30km)
Samui airport is a 2 hour 50-minute drive and ferry ride from the hotel (86km)
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
Please ask for details about our airport transfer service