Hotel

Aava Resort & Spa

Aava Resort & Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
355 Reviews
Guide Price £1,259 per person
Based on 01 June 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Thai Airways, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Bungalow (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Tranquility, luxury - and pink dolphins

When you just need to get away from it all – this is the perfect place for you. Located in Khanom, a small country town on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand, this is one of Thailand’s last undiscovered tourist areas. Surrounded by quiet beaches, caves and waterfalls this is the perfect destination for anyone who is looking for a quiet holiday – off the regular tourist track.

It is located on Nadan beach – a nine kilometre stretch of pristine golden sands and clear azure waters, where you may be lucky enough to spot the rare pink dolphins who breed here.

The resort is owned by a Finnish family who have combined elegant, minimalist design with spectacular Thai hospitality – leaving an incredible fusion of the two cultures. There are only 28 rooms, and each one is romantic and cosy with a neutral décor. They are scattered around the peaceful resort, amongst the tropical gardens.

We would recommend including a visit to the spa during you stay – it’s a sanctuary ensuring perfect relaxation. All treatments are traditionally Thai, and there is a private outdoor space where yoga can be practised and taught.

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms
Location Highlights

Aava Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 70 minutes drive from Surat Thani Airport
  • Aava Resort & Spa is located on Nadan Beach in Southeast Thailand. Khanom is a small, quiet, town with beautiful natural scenery.
355 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 148
  • Very Good 120
  • Average 53
  • Poor 23
  • Terrible 11

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 15, 2019

16 days in a beautiful un spoilt local area of rural Thailand

Southampton, United Kingdom

A complete getaway from the busy tourist parts of Thailand. Accomodation is good. Friendly helpful staff good food and service. Beautiful beaches with only a few locals at weekends. We hired a car from the airport which was very useful to visit other beaches waterfalls and national parks and the local market and shops. Roads are very good and not busy. Recommend the hotels trip to see the Pink Dolphins Monk Island then lunch fish spa cave and waterfall. If you have time visit the Ang Thong National Marine Park by boat from Donsak to Koh Sumi to the marine park, a long day but exotic paradise islands are definitely worth it. Walk a short way along from the hotel and there are open fields backing onto the beach. Day and night local markets worth a visit.
Feb 07, 2019

A great eight day stay at Aava

Having visited Aava Resort and Spa exactly seven years earlier in 2011 it was exciting to see what had happened in Khanom during these years and how the town had developed. First walks along the beach revealed that the place is still incredibly quiet and you can have the beautiful beach pretty much to yourself at most times. What comes to the resort/hotel, the experience was as good as I expected. The staff were friendly and professional, food was excellent and there were no disturbances whatsoever. Some rebuilding still going on (all along the Nadan beach) after the Pabuk cyclone around new year but this work was merely an interesting thing to see and imagine the strength of the nature and the sea. During the eight days went to the nearby waterfalls (Samet Chun) which definitely was worth the 10-15 minute trip with a motorbike - you can rent those at Aava. Also rode to the natural fish spa, many times around town and also to the south of Khanom to Ao Tong Yee beach. The small motorbikes are an easy way to go and see the nearby sights. Also the dolphin boat trip was a success. Dolphins, the pink ones, too, were spotted. All in all, a great short holiday. Relaxing, quiet enough but at the same time provided fun experiences.
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Aava Resort & Spa

Facilities

Swimming Pool

At the heart of the resort is the beautiful infinity swimming pools, sink into one of the large comfy loungers, and enjoy a cool refreshing drink from the pool bar.

Aava Spa

Ensure wellness is a big part of your stay at Aava. Make a visit to the spa - where you can pamper your body and soul from the extensive list of therapeutic packages.

Activities and classes

There are lots of activities to try - whether you want to try something new, or refine an existing interest. Classes include (but are not limited to): Tai Chi, various yoga, pilates and Muay Thai boxing

Dolphins

Khanom is known for being home to these rare and shy mammals – the coastline is fiercely protected to ensure that conditions are kept pristine for them. The resort runs a half day dolphin tour which is complimentary for Hayes and Jarvis guests who stay at the hotel for 3 days or more.

Aava Resort & Spa

Room Types

Deluxe Bungalow

Deluxe Bungalows have a spacious and elegant feel, trendy and luxurious. The bathrooms are magazine worthy with style.

Available in either double or twin layout – and adjoining rooms are available to request.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Bungalow

These rooms are a firm favourite of ours. They are extra spacious and have a wonderful terrace where you can relax on comfy chairs in private. The decor is bright and very modern, yet still feels homely and welcoming. Your bathroom has a luxurious bathtub where you can soak after a busy day at the beach. 

These rooms are available in either a double or twin layout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Poolside Villa

Poolside Villa

Poolside Villas have direct access to the sparkling infinity pool, and are located  only steps away from the beach. They have a spacious  furnished terrace,  and stunning views of the sea.

These rooms are available with a king size bed only. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Family Villa

Family Villa

Family Villas a wonderfully large - ideal for families of small groups of friends who wish to stay together.

A real wow factor of this room type is the large sun terrace, furnished with a private Jacuzzi®- and spectacular sea views.  

There are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds. Each bedroom has its own luxurious en suite bathroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room
Aava Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

Aalto Restaurant

Aalto is the resorts signature restaurant. It offers you a romantic and stylish dining experience right on the beach – with a decadent menu inspired by both Thai and European flavours. Expect the freshest of seafood, colourful salads and a range of sweet treats to satisfy even the sweetest of palettes.

Pizzeria & Bakery

For casual dining, the Pizzeria and bakery is a cosy restaurant, where you will find a huge choice of freshly baked breads and mouth-watering pastries. Only the highest quality, imported ingredients make it onto their wood-fired pizzas – so you can tuck in to an authentic Italian, thin crust pizza whenever you want.

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