Hotel

Aava Resort & Spa

Aava Resort & Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
375 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.
375 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 157
  • Very Good 126
  • Average 56
  • Poor 24
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jul 19, 2019

Fine resort but located in a quite isolated area

Greve, Denmark

We visited Aava Resort&Spa in juli 2019 during our round trip in Thailand. The resort is small and cozy, and the staff is very dedicated, helpful and friendly. We found the location and the city Khanom quite boring. The resort is located 10 km outside the city and the variation of restaurants and shopping possibility is limited. The restaurant at the hotel was to expensive compared to the quality and variation of food and beverage. We recommend the resort based on the friendly staff. The resort is a good choice if you prefer a quiet vacation near a very fine beach. Do you enjoy shopping and trying new restaurants, we won’t recommend you to visit Khanom.
Jul 19, 2019

We loved Aava

Ko Samui, Thailand

Excellent services since arrival until departure, everything was fantastic during our stay. Can absolutely recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to have a great holiday in a hidden paradise. We loved our poolside room with a best view from our terrace..❤️
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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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