Hotel

Aava Resort & Spa

Aava Resort & Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
315 Reviews

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 9 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 practiced 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.
315 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 125
  • Very Good 113
  • Average 47
  • Poor 22
  • Terrible 8

What to Expect

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

Reviews

May 01, 2018

Relaxing accomodation

London, United Kingdom

It took us a couple of hours by taxi to get to this resort from Surat Thani airport, but the trip was worth the effort. The stretch of beach where the hotel is located is pretty remote and quiet. The resort itself is "petit" and cleverly designed to guarantee privacy to his guests -we were staying in a poolside "villa"-. The rooms are nicely decorated (minimalistic scandi style), although maybe in need of minor updates (balcony window was difficult to close properly). Staff is friendly and will arrange excursions or transfer to the nearby village.
Apr 14, 2018

Wonderful place with poor service of receptionist

Bangkok, Thailand

The place is quite beautiful with modern style of resort. However, we dont feel welcome with the receptionist, they all are standing there and not explaining anything. We were not informed about wifi password, check out time or any facilities. If i asked about spa package, they would replied please check at the spa. It’s quite annoying and it’s not usual service level of luxurious resort. We were sitting there until i had to ask can we go to the room now so they will say are u ready to go now? If this can be improved, it would be amazing place to come back again.
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Aava Resort & Spa

Facilities

Swimming Pool

At the heart of the resort is the beautiful infinity swimming pool 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 Bungalow 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 favorite 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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