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About Chiva-Som

For centuries kings came to rest and revive in Hua Hin, the beachside location of Chiva-Som, whose name means 'Haven of Life.' When Chiva-Som opened in 1995, it was one of the first destination spas in Asia. The spa, whose services and architecture merge Eastern and Western influences, has a worldwide reputation. Guests come to sample a full range of beauty, medical, and wellness treatments from the extensive spa menu. The more than l50 choices range from Ayurveda to acupressure to Thai massage and are offered by a staff of 85 estheticians, medical doctors, complementary health providers, nutritionists, and personal fitness trainers.

The opulence of the spa menu is complemented by Chiva-Som's superb service, which reflects warm Thai hospitality, and its stunning locale. The spa is located on seven lush, tropical acres near the Gulf of Siam and is only two and a half hours south of Bangkok. With a staff-to-guest ratio of four to one, Chiva-Som attracts travelers from throughout the world who are seeking the ultimate in luxury, pampering, and healthy living.

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73/4 Petchkasem Road, Prachuab Khirikhan, Hua Hin, 77110 Thailand
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Menu of Services

Chiva-Som blends an Eastern sensitivity to balance and wellness with modern, Western treatments. Every visit begins with a consultation, during which guests are given a customized health plan and are encouraged to enjoy restorative rituals in the sauna or pools to remedy jet lag. Spa-goers can then choose services a la carte from the holistic, medical, or spa menus or take part in a treatment program designed by the spa's staff. Special retreat programs are available in areas such as fitness, weight management, stress management, detox, and holistic health.

Chiva-Som has stayed true to the original notion of 'spa,' healing through water, and it has an impressive array of wet treatment areas. These include a Watsu pool and bathing pavilion with an exercise pool, plunge pool, a large hydro-Jacuzzi, Kneipp therapy foot bath, and a multilevel steam room. The spa also has separate male and female wet areas with a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and relaxation room. The fitness facilities include a gymnasium, a dance studio, and a Pilates studio. Chiva-Som has a very extensive yoga program; group classes, workshops, and consultations take place in the open-air yoga pavilion and private sessions are held in the yoga sala. The spa also offers a reflexology path and a tai chi pavilion.

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Personal Training
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Customer Reviews for Chiva-Som (4)

September 14, 2012
Ultimate in relaxation and wellness
If you are aiming to improve your health, but in a pleasant and enjoyable way, there is nowhere better than Chiva Som. They are really the experts in relaxation and wellness. Obviously it is not cheap but worth it.
May 3, 2009
Can't wait to return
Chiva Som is special in so many ways. From the the way you are greeted, to the lovely service to the outstanding spa treatments to the beautiful decor, I could go on and on. After traveling quite a long time to get there, I started off my stay with the most wonderful Thai massage after which I promptly fell asleep in the dark, cozy relaxation room bed covered by the softest comforter, surrounded by a lovely lemongrass scent. My whole stay felt like that -- cozy, spritual, relaxing. The food is fantastic. The selection of things to do is extensive. Truly, I cannot wait to return!!
January 27, 2007
Top spa!
I have been to a lot of spas, and this is the one I would like to visit every year for my annual blood test, healthy and delicious food, fabulous water therapy, daily massage, and wonderful schedule of a variety of classes. The indoor and outdoor pools are terrific, and the Thai people are always smiling and friendly and at your service. The women's lounge with steam, sauna, showers, and rose pedal covered cold plunge is extraordinary. In my two visits I found no flaws and can't wait to return again and again.
February 25, 2006
Great Spa
This destination spa covers the basis pretty well. Nice rooms, beach, great food and treatments. Had a Thai massage and it was really special. Fitness workout room is nice with good equipment. The dining is pretty top spa and you get 3 meals a day in their packages.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

A day at Chiva-Som may begin with an energizing stretch class or a tai chi session in the open pavilion overlooking the sea and end with a power walk on the beach. Throughout the day a variety of classes is offered in the air-conditioned fitness studio, and a popular aquarobics class is held in the bathing pavilion. The spa specializes in Functional Integrated Training (FIT), which is used to create a highly personalized exercise program that is meant to correct or enhance strength, flexibility, posture, and tone in accord with a participant's occupation, recreation, lifestyle, and level of fitness.

In addition to pursuing physical activities, guests can also expand their understanding of Thai culture through art, Thai cooking, floral arranging, and fruit-carving classes.


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Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

With only 57 guest accommodations, Chiva-Som maintains an intimate atmosphere. Guest pavilions, inspired by traditional Thai architecture, are located in the center of the Chiva-Som estate, where they are are surrounded by tropical gardens, lakes, and waterfalls. Additional Western-style rooms are located at the far end of the grounds and have terraces overlooking the Gulf of Siam. All rooms are furnished with wood and marble, Thai sculptures, and hand-glazed ceramics. Large windows throughout the guest rooms and common areas allow plenty of natural light. All suites at Chiva-Som are served by a private butler available 24 hours a day.

Two restaurants are on property. The Emerald Restaurant features an international menu, while the Taste of Siam Restaurant is near the beach and serves Thai spa cuisine. For their flavorful dishes, both restaurants have won numerous awards, and menus at both change daily. The selections include steaks, lamb, chicken, and fish, served with fresh vegetables and local herbs and spices. The menus list caloric and fat content, and vegetarian options are available. All dishes are simple enough to be prepared by guests when they return home, and the spa offers cooking classes and has its own cookbook, Chiva-Som Natural Way to Healthy Eating and Living.

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