Very Good 317 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 317 Reviews
Wow Aava Resort &Spa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a wonderful 5 night stay here. The staff are excellent , restaurant food is exceptional and the hotel all round was fantastic. I would definitely recommend if you would like an unspoilt resort in Thailand. Big thank you to all the staff at the Aava for making our stay so good. We will certainly return.

All about the location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aava Resort is located in a part of Thailand which has not yet been hit with mass tourism which creates the perfect vacation if you are looking for something a little off the beaten track. The view from the hotel is simply amazing and a joy waking up to.

They have their own restaurant on the property with delicious, fresh seafood and a yummy cheesecake for afterwards. ;)

We had a great time and would recommend visiting in low season, just before the rains as it's even more tranquil during this time.

Relaxing accomodation
Reviewed 2 months ago

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.

Wonderful place with poor service of receptionist
Reviewed 2 months ago

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.

Great resort with a fantastic and relaxing accommodation
Reviewed 2 months ago

A great resort with a fantastic and relaxing environment.
We hade the all paquets, from we checked in with a very nice cold drink made of ginger and jasmin tea, a very friendly front desk staff who make sure that you feel welcome.
We have got a upgrade from superior to pool villa sea view. What a blessing...
just so close to the beach and direct access to the pool could not be better.
Now talking about the restaurant and breakfast. I have travel many 5 stars hotel in the world and here I could also feel caring of great cooking and perfectly served. The breakfast is a la carte and have a lot of different fresh items to satisfy your hunger at the morning.
They have also great pizza and salads that we hade try true our stay.
The prices are in our consideration fair to the quality giving.
The room are spacious and clean, the style is a mix of Thai and Finnish design elegant and warm.
The only negative thing we have find a bit hard is when you take a shower we hade water everywhere in the bathroom.
A glass in front the shower room could do the trick. Otherwise a great accommodation.
Finally the beach is so nice, calm and clean by the hotel.
Perfect for a romantic evening walk or just swimming and refreshing.