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Chiva-Som: World’s Acclaimed Luxury Wellness Holiday Resort

It is not a surprise that these traditional Thai pavilions looking out into the beach of Hua Hin are the venue of one of the best wellness resorts in the world. With a service that encourages the encounter of mind, body, and spirit, Chiva-Som receives local and international celebrities looking to find inner peace every once in a while.


Chiva-Som, literally “The Haven of Life”, is the name given by Naowarat Pongpaiboon, the national artist and S.E.A. Write Award writer. As the resort’s philosophy on true rest claims that wellness comes from inside-out, the programmes offered are designed especially to help guests reach this goal.


Located on the beach of Hua Hin, in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chiva-Som International Health Resort is not just any luxury accommodation. While the Thai-style structures on the premise hint at its traditional approach to personal peace and wellness, the service and facilities are of international standards. The modern guest rooms are designed by architect Ed Tuttle. The terrace of the resort leads out directly to the beach, and the sound of waves can be heard in the calm of day and night.


As soon as you check into the resort, all concerns are taken care of for you. A personal Health and Wellness consultant will be assigned to help you make the most of your stay. Food is prepared on the premise, made with organic ingredients grown in the resort’s gardens. While health is the utmost care, there is no special diet regime that you are required to follow: you can choose whatever you prefer on the menu, for as much as you want, because everything was prepared to be as lean and as healthy as can be.


The activities are personalised, and guests have unlimited access to the facilities including the pool, fitness, sauna and steam rooms. The 70 treatment rooms are at your disposal, offering spa, holistic treatment, physio and fitness. Supplementary programmes such as boxing, yoga and meditation follow a separate daily schedules. The resort does not only offer programmes for relaxation and rejuvenation, but also for recovery, weight control and health improvements for those suffering from physical ailments or diseases. It is also possible for non-guests to participate in the programmes or access the facilities at a cost.


Following new approaches to health and wellness, Chiva-Som is one of the leading Health Resort in the world. If you are looking to spend the weekend at peace, this choice will not disappoint. Or if you are already in Hua Hin, why not stop by the resort for an afternoon of physical and spiritual relaxation far from the concerns of the bustling city?