Dis­cover Your­self

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Be­yond of­fer­ing re­lax­ation and wellness for cou­ples seek­ing respite, Chiva-Som is a haven of calm where you’ll re­gain in­ner peace and strength

or 22 years, the name Chiva-Som has been een syn­ony­mous with wellness. When this lux­u­ri­ous prop­erty opened in the re­sort town of Hua Hin, Thai­land in 1995, it quickly gained an in­ter­na­tional fol­low­ing that ex­tended to the likes of celebri­ties such as Kate Moss, Elle Macpher­son and Col­lette Din­ni­gan. Its very name means “haven of life”, and this is what the re­sort sets out to de­liver to the guests who flock to it to rest, re­lax, detox, and re­gain emo­tional and phys­i­cal well-be­ing. For wed­ding cou­ples es­pe­cially, the more than 100 spa ther­a­pies, and fit­ness and groom­ing pack­ages avail­able at Chiva-Som prom­ise to re­ju­ve­nate ei­ther pre- or post-wed­ding.

It is sim­ply im­pos­si­ble not to switch off from the world when you ar­rive at the re­sort. Chiva-Som is very se­ri­ous about its no-de­vice rule in all pub­lic ar­eas on the prop­erty, so if you are look­ing to In­sta­gram ev­ery mo­ment or get up­dates from your wed­ding plan­ner, con­sider your­self in­formed. Wifi is avail­able in all rooms, how­ever, so you don’t feel en­tirely cut off from the world—but the idea is to go off-the-grid so that you can ex­pe­ri­ence true re­lax­ation and calm.

While at Chiva-Som, sur­ren­der your­self to the treat­ment sched­ule that has been tai­lored for you. You could be start­ing your day with a yoga stretch class af­ter a light break­fast, then head­ing into a body mas­sage be­fore lunch. Most af­ter­noons will see guests read­ing by the in­door or out­door pools, or in­dulging in even more mas­sages, treat­ments or train­ing ses­sions be­fore get­ting dressed for din­ner.

Meal­times are when guests so­cialise at ei­ther of the two restau­rants, Taste of Siam or Emer­ald Room; guests who pre­fer pri­vacy can opt for room ser­vice. All meals are de­signed by in­house cui­sine di­rec­tor, chef Pais­arn, who also per­son­ally tends an or­ganic gar­den from which his daily sup­ply of fresh herbs and veg­eta­bles is har­vested. Wines and cham­pagne, al­though not en­cour­aged, are avail­able at din­ner, too.

Weight man­age­ment and sus­tain­able slim­ming are two of the high­est-rated treat­ments at Chiva-Som, with guests re­turn­ing an­nu­ally to tweak their diet and fit­ness sched­ules while get­ting some me-time. Mean­while, re­treats for detox and spa well-be­ing are most pop­u­lar among brides-to-be, who are also known to book stay­ca­tions with their brides­maids for beauty treat­ments such as the Chiva-Som Sig­na­ture Haven Fa­cial for op­ti­mum cleans­ing and hy­dra­tion, or the Oxy­genat­ing Fa­cial to achieve that pre-wed­ding glow.

For a get­away that puts you back on your feet and read­ies you to face the big day feel­ing calm and peace­ful, there’s noth­ing like Chiva-Som.

SWEET SEREN­ITY With its tran­quil set­ting and ex­ten­sive range of treat­ments that soothe and heal, Chiva-Som is the per­fect treat for wed­ding cou­ples be­fore or af­ter their big day

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