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Thailand | Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

August 20, 2014

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Remember how I said we’d take a closer look at the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai?

Are you ready?

This is a crazy/awesome property that stretches across 60 acres. It was Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai until last year, but otherwise everything else is still the same.

It’s 45-minute drive from the city center and was designed to feel like a secluded village. That’s why there’s a double gated entrance and a long bridge to announce the arrival of guests. The property is so big that everyone is offered bikes to get around (though you can call for a driver if needed).

The rooms are divided into suites and villas. Suites are on the northwest side, tucked inside two-story colonial-style buildings with high ceilings and gigantic bathrooms.

Here’s the pool on the suite side…

…and here’s the pool on the villa side.

The teakwood villa overlook rice paddy fields…

Ground floor has kitchen, living, and dining room. Plus the piano and private outdoor pool.

Head upstairs…

…for the bedroom…

…bathroom…

…and office area. It’s tempting to take an afternoon nap…

…but then you’d miss out on potential spa time!

You already heard about the spa in this post. The signature bael tea is excellent (you can find the dried fruit online and make it at home).

There are many restaurants on the property…make sure to visit Cake Shop for afternoon tea

…Farang Ses for French…

…and Akaligo for the ultimate breakfast buffet.

Oh! And the bar for a nightcap heehee.

Early morning bikes rides were my favorite part of the day…peaceful and quiet. Also ideal for working up a bigger than usual appetite for breakfast!

Man this breakfast.

Hot noodle soups with you tiao, glasses of fresh coconut juice and bael tea…

…housemade yogurt with local fruits and honey (Chiang Mai is famous for lychee honey).

Till next time ^-^



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