Northern Thailand is a unique place of spirituality, beauty and diversity. A place to relax, recharge and realign yourself and your yoga practice while surrounded by abundant nature. Thailand Yoga Holidays takes you into the heart of Northern Thailand with ready-to-book and custom designed itineraries designed to take your practice to the next level. (Check out our two new recently released holiday itineraries available within our retreat hosting services and private holidays!)
While our holidays showcase the best the region has to offer, there’s always more to discover and you can easily spend an extra week or two around Chiang Mai and never get bored. If you can spare the time to explore Northern Thailand in all its glory, then you will be generously rewarded with picturesque vistas, unforgettable encounters with hospitable Thai people, unique experiences and delicious cuisine! Naturally, a question we often get asked is where to stay before or after your holiday. While Chiang Mai and the rest of Northern Thailand has a wide range of accommodation options, it’s home to some of the most affordable luxury resorts in the world that are well worth taking advantage of while you’re here! Here are some of our favorites…
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel
Before embarking on your yoga holiday, why not explore Chiang Mai for a couple of days, shopping, detoxing and getting daily massages at one of the countless spas in the city. Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique hotel is a wonderful Thai hotel that infuses luxury with tradition. Though located in the heart of Chiang Mai, the boutique hotel carries the feeling of being in a secret enclave, hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city and the stressors of real life.
The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai is a 20-minute drive out of the city but worth the journey as the elaborate property is unlike any other you have ever seen! The incredible resort is dedicated to bringing the art, architecture, history and traditions of the ancient Lanna (Northern Thai) Kingdom to life. It also offers a palatial spa and wellness center built to resemble an auspicious Burmese palace in Mandalay, Myanmar (pictured above). The spa offers a variety of treatments, from European, Asian and North African relaxation therapies to Ayurvedic remedies and dosha analysis with the resident Ayurvedic specialist.
Siripanna Villa Resort
Siripanna Villa Resort combines 5-star accommodation with a full range of activities, ensuring guests see the most incredible sights in Chiang Mai. With a pool designed to resemble the old city’s moat, and spacious villas with verandas surrounding the pool, Siripanna is a unique and memorable resort. It even has its own rice fields and guests can help plant or harvest the rice depending on the season.
If you are feeling energized and adventurous after your yoga holiday, then extend your stay and continue to head upcountry to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle. A hidden spot close to Chiang Rai is Manee Dheva Resort. The stand alone villas are perched on platforms in the rice fields, accessible by walkways hovering over the rice paddies. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular here and there is ample space to practice yoga in the open sala.
For even more tips and suggestions for a creating an extended luxurious stay in Chiang Mai, check out the new travel guide, Luxurious Chiang Mai. Thailand Yoga Holidays even features in the activities section of the guide, along with the best spots and corners of this magical northern Kingdom!