Chiva Som – Thailand


Chiva-Som Overview

This is where I want to be  more than anywhere at the moment.  It has been on my ‘must visit’ list for 10 years and I will cross it off one day.  I am picturing myself in that chair above right now.  They say visualizations work, here’s hoping.

For a lasting sense of inner peace, contentment and fulfillment treat yourself to a stay in Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Thailand. With a real sense of privacy, luxury and exclusivity, Chiva-Som takes a holistic approach to your wellbeing, combining ancient Eastern therapies with the latest Western techniques to encompass mind, body and spirit.


A secluded world of beauty and serenity, Chiva-Som is the “Haven of Life.”   Located in the Royal city of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 kilometres south of Bangkok, it is nestled within seven acres of lush tropical gardens and represents tranquility at its best.Activities


  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Spa cuisine cooking classes
  • Aerobics
  • Organic garden tours
  • Kayaking
  • Beach biking
  • Hiking
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Body composition analysis
  • Functional Insight Training (FIT)
  • Golf
  • Personal training
  • Pranayama
  • Sea kayaking
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis
  • Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Outdoor training

Holistic wellness therapies

Chiva-Som’s holistic health modalities include Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda, Western Naturopathy, energy therapies and many more. Grounded firmly in the belief that it is the combined health of the mind, body and spirit that leads to personal fulfillment, Chiva-Som is truly holistic in its approach. Each guest is considered of their immediate mental, physical and spiritual needs, encouraged to embark on and be guided to a healthier, happier lifestyle.


Chiva- Som’s luxurious accommodation comprises of 58 stylish rooms, Thai Pavilions offer traditional charm and Ocean View rooms and suites provide spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand.  In addition to the 70 treatment rooms, the resort facilities boasts a kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, flotation pool, large outdoor swimming pool, bathing pavilion with kneipp bath, sauna, steam, jacuzzi, and indoor swimming pool. Focusing on greater well-being and vitality, Chiva-Som offers extensive physiotherapy, fitness, spa and holistic health facilities and combines ancient therapies of the East with Western diagnosis techniques to encompass the mind, body and spirit.


The award-winning spa cuisine uses organically-grown fruits and vegetables from the Chiva-Som garden, proving that low calorie, nutritious food can truly be a gourmet experience.

Chiva-Som has won many international awards for outstanding spa cuisine, notably SpaFinder Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Best Spa Cuisine and the Spa Asia Crystal Award for Best Spa Cuisine Menu. Your culinary senses will be treated when you check in to Chiva-Som.

Their concept is to provide healthy cuisine but with so many flavours you will never notice it’s good for you! They introduce you to the freshest produce delicately mixed with fresh herbs and spices to create flavours that will scintillate the senses and create delicious dining experiences. Their view of spa cuisine is that the moderation should be in the ingredients, not the flavour.

Spa Facilities & Treatments

Sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, relaxation room, watsu pool, gymnasium, dance studio, pilates studio, yoga pavilion, yoga sala, Kinesis studio, tai chi pavilion and bathing pavilion, complete with an exercise pool, plunge pool, waterfalls, a large hydro-Jacuzzi, Kneipp therapy foot bath and a unisex multi-level steam room.

Relax with our extensive range of treatments such as Thai massage, Body Wraps, cleansing, firming and relaxing facials and Oriental foot rituals. Improve your fitness with Tai Chi, Qi Kong, Pilates, personal training classes or in the fully equipped gym. Calm and heal your mind and body with complementary therapies and medical services such as Che Nei Tsang, Mind Training, Shiatsu, Watsu, Reiki and many others. Chiva-Som offers 77 Treatment rooms and over 85 qualified therapists giving more than 150 treatments and activities (including Spa, Holistic, Fitness, and Physiotherapy).

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