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
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
Parking on site
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Contemporary Scandinavian-style villas and bungalows on an unspoiled stretch of white sand in southern Thailand
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.