Spa of the week: Rejuvenation like nowhere else at the Chiva-Som spa, Hua Hin, Thailand


When has our mental and physical health been of utmost importance if not now? Emotional enrichment and physical rejuvenation is the need of the hour; we are lucky one such haven exists in Hua Hin, Thailand where space, tranquility, and exceptional Thai hospitality come together to give us an upliftment of spirits and unforgettable experiences for life. Welcome to Chiva-Som, a beachfront resort located within seven acres of serene grounds and comforting surroundings. For those who are looking for overall wellbeing and enrichment beyond aimless rest, Chiva-Som is the place for you. a unique collection of 54 exquisite rooms and suites pay homage to an elegant Thai aesthetic. Distinctive teak furnishings and local textiles create a gracious, welcoming environment. But the biggest draw of all at Chiva-som is the unique blend of programs and services to enjoy a healthy holiday away from the clutches of stress and routine.


What is the spa about- Thailand is nothing if not the place with the best spas and holistic healing and the spa at Chiva-Som is a reflection of that very fact. Chiva-Som Hua Hin’s range of body treatments and hydrotherapy facilities have been designed to enhance optimal wellness and assist guests on their journey to wellness. Their palette of materials augments our sense of repose with all-natural options like bamboo and white American granite. The upgraded water therapy suites incorporate, teak, and silk glass panels and use a more controlled and simplified palette of materials. The treatment rooms are luxuriously made with adjustable dimmers for lighting, wider and height customizable treatment beds so guests never have to adjust to smaller sizes and compromise on comfort. Khun Wanna Homsanoe, the spa manager reinstates this with his words, “Our mission at the Spa is to assist our guests to achieve their goals with bespoke treatments that soothe the mind, body, and spirit. The Chiva-Som Skin Haven Body Cocoon encapsulates all that and more”.

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A must try- Chiva-Som’s skin haven body cocoon ($143/THB 4,600) is the most popular and signature treatment at the spa. It uses natural exotic ingredients like arabica coffee which is used as body polish, capsicum is used as a cellulite body mask and the wonderfully fragrant lemongrass constitutes as a body lotion. With a spritz of fragrant floral mist, a 70-minute session begins followed by the ringing of Tibetan bells which signify the start of a splendid journey of rejuvenation. The treatment begins with the coffee scrub, followed by a soothing massage, mask, and moisturizing.

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Where: 73/4 Petchkasem Road, Tambon Nong Kae, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
Phone: +66 32 536 536