Aava Resort & Spa, Thailand | Wellbeing Escapes

Aava Resort & Spa

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa
Aava Resort & Spa


Located in a tranquil corner of beautiful Thailand, the Scandinavian-inspired Aava Resort & Spa brings contemporary design to stunning natural surroundings. Indulge at this affordable, luxury spa resort and escape from the pace of city living with a dose of Thai Wellbeing. From the 9 km long sandy white beach directly in front of this little, family-run hotel, you can soak up impressive views of lush green landscape and limestone mountains. Aava was listed in Tatler’s ‘101 Best Hotels in the World’ guide too.

When to go

Weather is pleasant most of the time. Best time to travel is from February to October. Hottest time of the year is from March to May. Monsoon season is from November to December..

What we love

  • Aava offers fantastic value, this is affordable luxury 
  • Khanom is home to rare wild pink dolphins. Take a boat trip within our ‘Discover & Unwind’ programme to catch a glimpse, it’s an unforgettable experience 
  • Aava is very much into sustainability - there is no single use plastic policy and all their energy is made by their solar panels. 

Who should go

•     Couples who want a romantic healthy holiday 

•     All those who long for a lazy beach holidays with a couple of spa treatments to fully relax and unwind 

•     Travellers who want to avoid commercial and built-up Thailand as Aava can still be found off the beaten track. 


  • Complimentary 1 daily wellness activity - can be Yoga / Meditation / Stretching / Muay Thai as per daily schedule - worth up to THB 1000 per clas, can be shared or private, depending on season
  • Free airport return transfer from Surat Thani or Nakhon Si Thammarat airports (min. stay 5 nights, worth THB 4000)

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Stay without Programme

Just the hotel, no programmes
per person

Wellbeing Booster

Our signature introductory wellness taster programme includes a combination of soothing treatments as well as access to one daily group activity class. This is a perfect holidays for those who don't want to do too much.
per person

Discover & Unwind

Our discover and unwind programme has been designed so that you can enjoy a combination of spa treatments but also gives you the opportunity to get out to explore the local area. You'll also go on a nature tour with the possibility of seeing the iconic pink dolphins and a cultural Khanom discovery tour.
per person

Mind Unwind

If need to detox your mind, this is the programme for you. Our bespoke mind unwind programme will give you the tools you need to switch off from a busy mind so you can recover balance. During your stay, you'll have 3 private guided meditation sessions and 3 soothing spa treatments.
per person

Yoga 5 days retreat

Whether you are already a yoga bunny or perhaps you want to improve your downward dog, this signature yoga programme has been designed to help deepen your yoga practice. You'll enjoy daily private yoga sessions with a choice of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikyasa, Bikram, Sivananda, Flow or Yin Yoga. Enjoy a free Thai massage if you stay for 5 or more nights.
per person

Muay Thai 5 days retreat

For those who like to try Thailand's famous fighting sport, opt for this retreat. Perfect for active people who like to have fun while working out. You will have a daily 60 minute session with Muay Thai coach to learn the basic techniques. Plus a free Thai massage if you stay for minimum 5 nights.
per person

Comprehensive Wellbeign Booster

This programme is an ultimate pampering heaven! With 10 spa treatments included, you will be get massaged from top to bottom. You will also enjoy activities such as yoga as well as tours to see pink dophins and the waterfall. Minimum stay is 5 nights.
per person

All Inclusive Spa 7 days retreat

This excellent programme allows you be in charge of your spa holidays! You have one daily treatment included in your stay so take the spa menu and select what you need the most. Plus every 6th day of the retreat is free!
per person


Aava Spa is petite but built respecting ancient Thai traditions of architecture as well as spa treatments. Aava Resort and Spa has a philosophy that you should aim to treat the mind, body and soul to equal levels of relaxation, health and happiness. The spa offers different spa treatments ranging from Thai massages, body therapies to facial treatments. They only use natural products. What we love is their wellness practitioner who leads their daily group classes, such as Pilates, Tai-Chi and yoga, often on the beach.

Facilities include swimming pool, treatment rooms and sauna. In 2021 hotel built a wonderful new yoga studio and also expended their spa team so more treatments and expertise is now available. Also new programme Yoga, Nature and Wellbeing has been designed. It is a combo of nature based excursions, yoga and wellbeing activities so perfect for those who want to see the local area but have some relaxing wellness experience too.  

Example treatments at Aava Resort & Spa
  • Thai Massage
  • Hot Compress Massage
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Papaya Wrap
  • Four Hands Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Tamarind Salt Scrub
  • Aava Facial


Activities available at resort
  • Private yoga, Pilates, meditation or mindfulness
  • Cooking classes
  • Group beach cleaning
  • Beach walk
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment 
  • Bike rental

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Pink dolphin tour
  • Khanom half or full day tour
  • Khao Sok national park
  • Fishing tour
  • Kayaking

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga 
  • Muay Thai
  • Guided walk to the waterfall
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tai Chi
  • Meditation

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


The fresh, unique style of Aava Resort & Spa is apparent in the design and décor of the bungalows and villas which are decorated harmoniously with the natural surroundings. There are 8 deluxe bungalows, 10 superior bungalows, 6 poolside villas and 4 family villas. 

The Scandinavian owners have certainly brought their love of contemporary, clean lines to the design of this hip new property.  

Aava Resort & Spa
Deluxe Bungalow

The Deluxe Bungalow's are 25m2. They have either a queen-size bed or twin beds. 

They have spacious en-suite bathrooms and a front terrace. 

Facilities include LCD television, air-conditioning, mini bar, day bed, coffee making facilities, safe, telephone, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers and Wi-Fi. 

Aava Resort & Spa
Superior Bungalow
The Superior bungalows are 34m2. They have either a queen-size bed or twin beds. 

They have a private en-suite with bath and a private garden terrace. 

Facilities include LCD television, air-conditioning, mini bar, day bed, coffee making facilities, safe, telephone, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers and Wi-Fi. 

Aava Resort & Spa
Poolside Villa

The Poolside Villas are 38m2. 

This villa features direct access to an infinity pool and the beach is only steps away. 

There is a large private 11m² terrace. Beds are king-size and the private en-suite has a bathtub and separate shower. Facilities include LCD television, air-conditioning, mini bar, day bed, coffee making facilities, safe, telephone, hairdryer, bathtub, bathrobe, slippers and Wi-Fi plus pool access and a poolside terrace.

What’s on the menu

Drawing inspiration from Asian and European cuisine, the menu is a fusion of new and delicious flavours. They  use only the highest quality imported and regional ingredients, with fresh local seafood delivered daily.  The key is balance here – you can be as healthy or as indulgent as you want, the choice is yours. 

There are special weekly evenings in Aalto including Thai on Wednesday, beach BBQ on Friday or wine dinner on Saturday. 

Aalto Restaurant
Aalto Restaurant
The Aalto restaurant provides guests with an intimate and stylish atmosphere, serving food on the beach. The menu is a combination of Asian and European flavors.
Aava Pizzeria & Bakery
Aava Pizzeria & Bakery
Family-friendly option where you can find traditional wood-fire oven pizzas, freshly baked breads and pastry treats.


Aava is located on Nadan Beach in Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Southeast Thailand. Khanom is a small, quiet, town with beautiful natural scenery. The beaches have golden sand, the seawater is warm and the mountains are great to explore the wildlife when trekking or kayaking on the river. Hotel’s beach is very secluded and you may not see a soul as you walk along the shore.

Nearest airport

Transfer time by car is approximately 2.5 hours from Krabi Airport (the most popular airport), 1 hour from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport, 1.5 hours from Surat Thani Airport or it's a 45 minute ferry ride from Koh Samui island.
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Families, Children & Infants

Everyone is welcome at Aava Resort & Spa, with its free Kids Club and free access to two private nannies, for evening babysitting or to care for younger guests (subject to availability). 


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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.