Unwind at Chiva-Som’s health retreat

11 July 2017 by
First published: 24 July 2017

Need some serious R&R? Unwind at Chiva-Som’s health retreat.

Holistic health retreat Chiva-Som, some 185km south of Bangkok, Thailand, is a true paradise. Surrounded by the lush beauty of the Gulf of Thailand and set among seven acres of breathtaking tropical gardens, it screams (or, maybe, whispers softly) wellness. The best bit? The resort is currently offering fantastic low-season promotions – what’s not to love?

Haven of Life

Meaning ‘Haven of Life’, Chiva-Som is Asia’s premier dedicated health spa and has a number of accolades to its name. The only destination spa in the world to have consistently appeared in the top three of the Condé Nast Traveller UK Reader’s Travel Awards, Chiva-Som’s beachfront health resort lies secluded amongst lush tropical gardens and oozes tranquility and luxury. Fifty-four stylish rooms, including authentic Thai Pavilions, offer traditional charm and rolling ocean views spanning the Gulf of Thailand.

The ultimate spa

A spa at heart, Chiva-Som boasts a whopping 70 treatment rooms and over 150 treatments, while the resort plays home to a kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, flotation pool, large outdoor swimming pool, bathing pavilion with kneipp bath, sauna, steam room, plunge pool, jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool. You can even unwind in Chiva-Som’s Library. But it doesn’t stop there. The award-winning spa cuisine features organically-grown fruits and vegetables from the Chiva-Som garden, which form the heart of delicious wellness-focused dishes that are naturally low in fat and calories.

What to expect

With a holistic approach to wellness that fuses ancient Eastern and modern Western philosophies, you’ll take a completely personalised route to better long-term health and wellbeing. World-renowned for the quality of its therapies which span physiotherapy, fitness, and a spa, Chiva-Som encompasses the mind, body and spirit, offering programmes from weight management and stress reduction to skin rejuvenation and longevity. The retreat includes an individual health and wellness consultation, three wellness cuisine meals per night of stay and daily fitness and leisure activities, among other things. Take part in activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, aqua aerobics and cooking classes to relax, restore, and rejuvenate.

Go explore

Located in the Royal city of Hua Hin, a visit to Chiva-Som shouldn’t undertaken be without a venture out of the resort. In a world of increasing tourism, the city remains a tranquil, charming haven not dissimilar to the early days of its first aristocratic visitors. Take to Hua Hin Beach for an open swim set to the backdrop of green hills and pineapple and rice fields, mill about Klai Kang Won Palace for exquisite Spanish-style architecture with a facade overlooking the sea, or walk to Chopsticks Hill to see the large statue of Buddha and a sprawling temple standing on the cliff.

A good deal

You might expect to pay a fair price for such luxury, but with Chiva-Som’s current low-season promotions, you could scrape a good deal. The two offers – ‘Wellness Plus’ and ‘The Season of Renewal’ – are available from June 1 to October 31 2017 and offer guests the chance to experience discounted pricing, additional complimentary treatments, increased resort credit and upgrades. Those opting for the ‘The Season of Renewal’, for example, offer and staying three nights or more under a Chiva-Som Retreat programme will receive a VIP airport fast track service on arrival per person, plus complimentary treatment credit valued at 2,500 THB per person per night.

Offers valid for stays during June 1 and October 31 2017. To book and for more information head to chivasom.com.