Villa Mahabhirom is a new take on the rustic Chiang Mai resort
ocated a 10 to 15-minute drive away from the centre of Chiang Mai, the new resort Villa Mahabhirom aims to weave history, culture, art and craft together with a sense of peace and well-being. Guests stay in old Thai teakwood houses furnished with objet d’arts and antiques and topped by a gabled roof complete with handmade clay tiles. There are contemporary touches though, from spacious Italian marble bathrooms to open-air balconies. Two to three villas can be reserved together to form a private enclave with or without a pool. And in addition to the villas, the property also boasts a salt-water swimming pool, library, meditation room, spa, boutique and three dining venues. For more information, visit villamahabhirom.com or call 0-5327-1200.