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.