Your Cart is Empty

Thailand | Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

August 20, 2014


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…


…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 ^-^

Also in Blog: Cheap, Deals, Reviews, Best, Online, Free

How Businesses Can Properly Recognize International Tea Day

December 14, 2019 0 Comments

International Tea Day

Established in 2005, International Tea Day brings awareness to the tea workers’ contributions to the tea world and their working conditions. It has been observed annually on December 15. However, starting in 2020 it will take place on May 21. But, how exactly should one recognize it? Well, if you’re a business owner I would steer away from using this day as just another marketing opportunity. As someone in the marketing industry, I wanted to offer some other options that businesses, tea related or not, can take into consideration if they would like to honour International Tea Day.

Read More
2019 Pu’erh from Western Vendors are More Expensive Than Ever. Three Ways to Look at Price.

December 14, 2019 0 Comments

I’ve been updating a spreadsheet on pu’erh prices on release for the past few years in order to get an idea of tea being offered to western consumers and any possible trends. The well-known popular narrative is that fresh pu’erh prices have gone up and this certainly seems true in the data. Last year the prices looked about the same as the previous year. And when and how much the price has gone up depends on how we look at this and there’s a handful of different ways to look at the data and options available (I do three here).

Read More
Should you buy tea online?

December 13, 2019 0 Comments

How to avoid buying bad tea and what are the pros and cons of buying tea online and in traditional shops?
Read More


Spin to win Spinner icon