Very Good 344 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast
  • Spotting pink dolphins in the waters off pristine Nadan Beach
  • Impeccable Scandinavian-style design
  • Family-friendly, with a free kids club that offers daily activities

What To Know

  • There are daily yoga and tai chi classes on the beach
  • Free WiFi
  • The spa has one treatment room, so it's best to book massages in advance of your trip
  • Some renovation work is taking place at the resort until October 2015


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Contemporary Scandinavian-style villas and bungalows on an unspoiled stretch of white sand in southern Thailand

The Lowdown

On southern Thailand’s untrammeled Khanom coast, the Aava Resort & Spa is a sleek retreat set on a five-mile stretch of pristine white sand between majestic limestone mountains and swaying coconut palms. The 28 bungalows and villas have a contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic, and all feature wood flooring, private decks and slick recessed lighting. Poolside Villas come with kingsize beds, bathtubs with sea views and large terraces with ladder access to the pool. Soothe your weary muscles with an invigorating Thai massage at the spa, or relax with a glass of something chilled by the outdoor pool overlooking the beach. Feast on Asian fusion dishes at the beachside restaurant, Aalto, or have a delicious wood-fired pizza at Aava Pizzeria & Bakery. Parents will appreciate the free kids club, the on-site playground and babysitting services.

In the Area

Take advantage of the resort’s daily schedule of tai chi and yoga classes on the beach. For an off-site adventure, go on a pink dolphin–spotting boat trip; local fishermen will happily take you out on the water for a nominal fee. One of the region’s most celebrated seaside restaurants, Thum, is a short walk from the hotel. In the evening, oil lamps light the cozy dining room, where you can enjoy tried and tested Thai dishes, such as stir-fried sweet-and-sour shrimp or deep-fried fish with mango salad.

How to Get There

Aava Resort And Spa
28/3 Moo 6 T Khanom
Khanom, 80210 Thailand


4.0 Very Good 344 Reviews
It's the little things...
Reviewed 1 day ago

Spent 3 relaxing days in The Aava and they really looked after us.The rooms and surroundings are beautiful ,comfortable beds,lush pool.It's the little things that make this hotel stand out.Cold towel and cocktail on arrival,cake in the afternoon,cocktail at the pool,the friendly staff who remembered our likes in the restaurant
The restaurant menu had just the right amount of variation so if you are there a lot you would not be bored and everything we had to eat was delicious including the wine Also good value for money.I totally recommend this hotel.

Beautiful resort to watch the sunrise/full moon rise and great food!
Reviewed 2 months ago

I came to this resort as a part of a yoga teacher training. The rooms are simple but clean, beds comfortable, a little on the hard side but they do provide toppers for the super king size beds. Amazing pillows. Good pressure in the showers.

I'm really happy about the food at this place. I had the Pad Thai for lunch and the lamb chops for dinner. They also have a nice wine list (not very common in Thailand). While the prices are a little steep, you do get what you pay for, and then some.

Watching the full moon rise then also release lanterns after dinner was a beautiful experience.

I wouldn't mind at all coming back to this place.

A beautiful resort
Reviewed 2 months ago

We have just returned from Khanom and the beautiful Aava Resort - a gem of a resort where we felt very welcome! We took a day trip organized by the resort and thoroughly enjoyed the company of our guide and the beautiful places she showed us during the tour. I would recommend the resort to anyone who just wants to relax and enjoy some quality beach-time!

Incredible service and a beautiful time
Reviewed 3 months ago

We stood for 11 days in Aava Spa and every day was amazing. The restaurant is a little bit expensiv but its tasty and there is a big viary of food. The beach is clean and has fine sand. Our Appartment (pool side villa #2) was very clean and we had no problems with it. We even asked for cleaning very late at the evening because we forgot to put our frog inside (if he stays outside this means you dont want to get any cleaning) and 5 mins later a service worker stood in front of our door. Another good service provided by 2 nice employees (Joe and Angelo) was finding and sending me back my lost camera(I lost it in the sea and 3 weeks later they found it and figgered out my contact). We also did alot of activities and had no chance to feel bored. Thanks to our very good tour guide Mrs. Es who always knew the best spots and recommended alot of see worthy things to us. So the best tours and a must have in my opinion are the elephant 1day tour, the dolphines 1/2 day tour and the food markets which you can visit by your own with a rent bike(300 baht/day) or you use the shuttle from the hotel (for free). So in my opinion we couldnt have had a better time in thailand and Aava Spa is the main reason. Thank you!!!

Tranquility and peace
Reviewed 3 months ago

Our family has been visiting Aava and Khanom for more then 6 years now. We visit at least once a year. Khanom is a lovely little seaside town and the hotel is on a long stretch of beach which is mostly deserted, particularly the stretch outside the hotel. I love to sit on the beach and stare out at sea, all day. It is so tranquil and peaceful, you forget that there is a bustling world outside of Khanom. The rooms are comfortable even though it isn't as well thought out as I would wish. The doors to the bathroom in some rooms are louvered so smells from the bathroom after usage isn't always contained. I wish there were more hooks to hang clothes and towels off of and the open shower concept results in the area outside of the shower getting really wet. The breakfast isn't as good as it used to be, the European dishes are not very European and the Thai dishes, not very Thai. Still, we come back every year anyway because this is the best hotel in Khanom and the overall experience is still great. The staff is delightful and we are always welcomed back with such warmth, so we will be visiting Aava and Khanom for many years yet.