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The 10 Best Luxury Yoga Retreats in Chiang Mai 2020

Susan Williams
The 10 Best Luxury Yoga Retreats in Chiang Mai 2020

Chiang Mai, the largest city in the north of Thailand is a mix of modern living with still traditionally Thai values. The area is filled with temples along long highways which, if you travel in any direction, will take you to an area of greenery of farmland or rain forests. The place definitely feels more like a sleepy countryside rather than a capital city. It is a place where you can definitely escape to release all your cares in the world while lapping in the comforts of luxury and nature at the same time.

If you are looking for a space that will cater to your every need while you relax and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit in Chiang Mai, the former seat of the Lanna Kingdom, check out these ten luxury yoga and massage retreat centers.

Lana Thai Villa

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The Lana Thai Villa is a space where you can enjoy yoga, Thai massage, and other spa treatments.  The architecture of the villa was inspired by traditional palaces of the Lanna kingdom. Also known as Lanathai, this kingdom was an Indianized state in the 13th to 18th centuries. At its most prosperous, in 1441 King Tilorokarat, the kingdom experienced great wealth, trade and religious expression from many ethnic groups. The period also developed the distinct “Lanna Style” of the region and many ornate golden and bronze statues of the Buddha were commissioned by the king.

Program: You will be made to feel like royalty with a private butler, and housekeeper who will attend to all your needs with discretion. There are three private villas to stay in at the resort which are perfect for a group of friends, a couple, or even solo travelers who want a taste of luxury during your stay in Chiang Mai. Cots for infants and roll out single beds are also provided for guests who are on holiday with their children and the entire family.

What We Like: The Lana Thai Villa is located on the Mae Rim of Chiang Mai, a district known to be a quiet backpacker town with hidden hotels and gems and even an Elephant Sanctuary where rescued domesticated elephants are cared for.

Cost: Contact for more information

Villa 3 Residence 7, The Four Seasons Resort, Rim Tai, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

Zen Chiang Mai Villas

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The Zen Chiang Mai Villas is a luxury project of Zen Hotel & Resort Management in Chiang Mai Thailand. They offer discerning guests privacy with ample space and personalized service in 5-star luxury private villas with the views of beautiful mountains and spectacular waterfalls all around.

Program: Zen Chiang Mai Villas has two properties: the Zen Oasis Chiang Mai Villa and Zen Retreat Chiang Mai Villa. Both are located in Saraphi district. Each project boasts private pools, tropical gardens, and of course, luxurious accommodations and service.

What We Like: Each villa is equipped with complementary hi-speed internet, flat screen TVs, jacuzzis, balcony gardens, rain showers and other water features, and air conditioning. Their service begins from the moment you land in Chiang Mai airport when you land where staff will greet you upon arrival and ensure that your needs are taken care of til the moment you leave and cap off your holiday.

Cost: Contact for more information

52/52 Chiangmai-Lamphun Rd., T. Thawangtarn, A. Saraphi, CM, Thailand

Panvimana Resort

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Panvimana Resort gives you a view above it all high in the hills of Mae Rim in Chiang Mai. The Resort features a meditation cave where free yoga classes are held, private pools, an organic vegetable garden and all luxury suites.

Program: Activities around the resort include archery, cooking classes, golf, billiards, and Thai boxing. Families who want to take their children to the resort will also find a range of activities for the little ones to enjoy such as an indoor game room, and life size chess set, a play ground, and even a kids club. Let the kids enjoy their own holiday time while you indulge in exclusive spa treatments, nature and cultural trips, and fine dining.

What We Like: The Panviman Spa is a place where body meets soul and east meets west. All treatments were designed to bring balance back into your life to feel good even long after you leave the resort.

Cost: Contact for more information

22/1- Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Noi Bay, Bantai Beach Road, Koh Phangan Island, Suratthani 84280, Thailand

Four Seasons Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

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Find balance, peace, and serenity among the rice fields at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. You will enjoy finding your inner peace with daily yoga and meditation classes, discover delicious ways to eat healthy at one of the resort’s three fine dining restaurants, and learn from one of the many resident artists who have made Chiang Mai their creative home.

Program: Private retreats may be arranged with your live-in butler and the attentive staff who can arrange relaxing treatments and classes for you and even fun activities to keep children occupied and happy during you holiday. A private chef may also be able to cook up amazing meals that everyone will enjoy to customize and cater to your desired meal experience.

What We Like: Private pools, lush green garden, and many relaxing and rooms and areas to entertain and lounge were all designed with your comfort and and desire for the finer things in life in mind.

Cost: Contact for more information

Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road 502 Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

Desire Luxury Resort 

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Check in or out at any time at your leisure from the Desire Luxury Resort in Chiang Mai where each villa of at least 70 square meters each can accommodate two people. NO detail was left to chance from the hardwood floors hypoallergenic pillows and beddings, en suite showers with bathtub and bidet – all within just 6 miles of Chiang Mai city.

Program: The hotel itself offers badminton, a picnic area, a sun deck to lounge on , cycling paths, and a billiards table. Nearby attractions include Narowat Bridge, Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai Lanna Golf Course, or the Central Festival of Chiang Mai, among other easy to reach sites and places of interest in the area.

What We Like:

All of the rooms at the Desire Luxury Resort offer a pool view, climate control air conditioning, satellite TV, a mini bar, and fully equipped kitchenette. Those who want to discover the city on their own may easily rent a motorbike or car on site at the front desk.

Cost: Starting at 61 USD

Nong Chom, San Sai District, Chiang Mai 50210, Thailand

Anantara Resort

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Enjoy a relaxing, lazy holiday along the bank of the Mae Ping River in the heart of Chiang Mai at Anantara Resort. This mix use resort compound features suites for guests as well as long-term residents in luxury apartments and a 100 year old heritage house that may be used for special events. Visitors may enjoy Thai boxing or cooking classes, as well as signature spa experiences.

Program: The Spa facilities at Anantara Resort feature five private treatment rooms each with a steam shower and hot tub to relax in. Couples may enjoy one of the five treatment rooms as well which are equipped with herbal steam rooms, aromatic saunas, and terrazzo bathtubs. Services include Thai massage, manicure and pedicures, and other relaxation experiences that may be enjoyed from the viewing deck or relaxation lounges overlooking the riverside pool.

What We Like: Each suite of the resort offers views of either the river or tropical gardens. All rooms also include complementary wi-fi access and use of the  Kasara Executive Lounge for suite guests which offers a private concierge to attend to every guest need and all-day refreshments and evening cocktails.

Cost: Contact for more information

123 123/1 Charoenprathet Rd, Muang Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

Vana Som

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Vana Som in Chiang Mai by Secret Retreats is set in the foothills of three mountain ranges making this forest retreat a perfect getaway to be at one with nature while enjoying the rich Lanna architecture while basking in all the contemporary comforts of a luxury resort. The resort offers a rich historical and cultural experience for guests with some of the pavilions on the property dating back to the 13th century – the height of the Lanna Kingdom prosperity.

Program: Guest will also be pleased to know that they can enjoy the life of luxury at Vana Som and remain guilt-free because Secret Retreats has pledged to support Responsible and Sustainable tourism in Asia. Like all properties developed by Secret Retreats, Vana Som also adheres to the company’s goal to create unique sanctuaries filled with art, antiques, and other details to make visitors truly feel the essence of Asia and find special moments to remember and cherish during your holiday with them.

What We Like: Each suite at Vana Som comes with a private chef, butler service, and other amenities for guests who would like to stay long or short term at Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.

Cost: Contact for more information

512/6, Rim Tai, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

Sukantara Cascade Resort and Spa

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Imagine speding your holiday along the path of a waterfall. That’s what you’ll get from every room and suite at the Sukantara Cascade Resort and Spa in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai. The whole resort was designed to work with the existing terrain and environment to leave as little footprint as possible and blend into the already beautiful perfection of nature in the area.

Program: Families, couples, and solo travelers may enjoy dinner by the waterfalls, a pool surrounded by nature, trekking and hiking adventures, ziplining, visits to the nearby bird park or elephant sanctuary, ATV rides, and so much more.

What We Like: The Chiida Spa was likewise created with beauty and relaxation in mind. This luxurious spa offering was built in traditional Thai Tewalai architecture and style, featuring large ornately carved wooden antiques and doors. The spa has received the prestigious golden award from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, a testament to their dedication to quality service.

Cost: Starting at 253 USD

12/2 M.8, T.Maeram, A.Maerim, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Oasis Baan Saen Doi

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The Oasis Baan Saen Doi is a boutique luxury retreat space gently nested in the southwest corner of Chiang Mai. It is centrally located where guests may still enjoy the charm of old Chiang Mai but still far enough to relax in tranquility and serentiy.

Program: The Oasis Spa itself is one of the most celebrated luxiry spas in Thailand and offers an unforgettable, unique Lanna Style spa experience. Treatments date back to traditional herbal medicine  mixed with advance modern medical knowledge for a signature beauty and wellness package of your dreams. The facilities itself were decorated with Teak wood and ethnic art and decorations. Men and women are given privacy in separate areas of the spa and just five treatment rooms are available to ensure personal and full attention.

What We Like: The rooms and suites at the Oasis Baan Saen Doi is air conditioned with a private veranda, oversized bathroom with rain showers, and every morning you will be greeted with a hot pot of freshly brewed coffee and a home cooked breakfast. A private butler will be able to arranged all services for you either within the resort or to visit the nearby attractions and sites in Chiang Mai.

Cost: Starting at 113 USD per night

199/135 Moo 3 Baan Nai Fun 2, Mae Hia, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

Howies Homestay

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Howie’s Homestay is an eco resort and boutique 5-star luxury hotel which offers exclusivity, privacy, and the signature Chiang Mai Lanna hospitality that will make you fall in love with the unique charm of this must-experience accommodation while on holiday in Thailand. Never is more than one family or group accepted for booking at the same time so you’re sure to have all the facilities to yourself at Howie’s Homestay.

Program: The hotel boasts of a carefully designed garden where every single tree and stone was chosen and planted with absolute care. The garden creates a tropical sancuary which reduces the need for artificial cooling with an air conditioner and attracts local wildlife to create an harmonious balance with nature. No chemicals are used in the organic garden and no burning is ever conducted either to truly remain in balance with Mother Nature and her gifts. The private salt water infinity pool is all yours when you book at Howie’s Homestay. From there, you can enjoy 360-degree views of mountains, jungles, and beyond.

What We Like: Food at Howie’s Homstay is curated by Jerri, Howie’s wife, who wishes all guests to experience the richness of Thailand through their tastebuds. All meals are made with the freshest of ingredients from traditional Thai markets. Each dish is specially prepared and rival any cuisine made in a fine dining restaurant.

Cost: Contact for more information

75/1 Moo 1, Ban Mai, Mae Ram, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai Mae Rim District, 50180, Thailand

Conclusion

Those who want to enjoy a luxurious spa holiday in Chiang Mai, north Thailand will find exactly what they are looking for in any of these exclusive choices. All the suites and villas in these luxury retreat centers offer the best that Lanna culture has to offer and will leave your wanting for more of the rich experiences that Chiang Mai has to give.

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