Aava Resort & Spa

Khanom, Thailand

Superior bungalow

Superior bungalow

Poolside villas

Poolside villa

Poolside villas

Pink dolphins

A hidden beach retreat on Thailand's Central Gulf Coast, including breakfast, daily cocktails and a host of perks for longer stays

  • Set on the edge of endless white sands, the five-star Aava Resort is as idyllic as it gets. Finnish owned, the contemporary resort marries clean minimalism with Thai motifs - a concept that caught Tatler’s eye. The best rooms to plump for are the Poolside villas, which offer direct access to the pool, a private terrace and views of the turquoise Gulf.

  • A previous winner of a World Luxury Restaurants award, Aalto Restaurant serves up Asian, Italian and fusion dishes in a sultry space right on the beach. The ambience is romantic and upscale with a suitably well-chosen international wine list, but far from stuffy - head down to the sands on Fridays for sizzling beach barbecues.

  • Designed with respect for ancient Thai traditions, Aava Spa is home to a Finnish Sauna and relaxing beachfront tubs which can be scented with rose petals. In addition to knot-kneading massages, there are classes in Muay Thai, yoga and Pilates. Tailored holistic wellness programs can also be organised.

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