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Chiva Som: A Sustainable Haven for Wellness Seekers


As I stepped off my flight and made my way through Suvarnbhumi Airport in Bangkok, I couldn’t help but feel excited about my upcoming stay at Chiva Som. I had heard so much about this wellness center and was eager to experience it for myself.

Since 1995, the award-winning Chiva-Som has pioneered transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which seamlessly balances mind, body and spirit continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chiva-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. Chiva-Som’s approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core.

Upon arrival, I was greeted by a friendly airport representative holding a Chiva-Som signboard at Zone B, the revolving door number 5. After a warm welcome, I was guided to a luxurious limousine that would take me to the resort.

When I arrived at the Chiva-Som Lobby, I was informed that an ATK test was required upon arrival. Thankfully, I had secured a negative RT-PCR test result within 48 hours before check-in, which was also acceptable. I appreciated the extra measures Chiva-Som was taking to ensure the safety and health of its guests.

The next day, I attended a Health and Wellness Consultation at the Health & Wellness Centre. The consultation was insightful and helped me understand my body’s needs better. Later in the day, I joined the “Meet with Wellness Expert” tour and learned in-depth information about the resort facilities and showrooms from the wellness experts.

The following day, I was looking forward to visiting the Krailart Niwate Mangrove Preservation Project and Chiva-Som’s organic garden. The tour was led by Teerawat, the Assistant Sustainability Manager, and Sommai, the Ground & Landscape Manager, respectively. I was impressed with Chiva-Som’s commitment to sustainability, and the tour was an excellent opportunity to learn about their efforts in environmental conservation.

After a day of exploration, I enjoyed dinner at the Taste of Siam restaurant with the Marketing Communication Team. The food was delicious, and the conversation was enjoyable.

For the next two days, I enjoyed my wellness retreat at the resort. Chiva-Som offered an array of wellness programs and activities that catered to different needs and preferences. I spent my time attending yoga classes, meditation sessions, and relaxing by the pool.

On my final day, I checked out from the resort and bid farewell to the staff who had made my stay so memorable. Overall, my experience at Chiva-Som was exceptional. The resort’s commitment to wellness and sustainability was evident in every aspect of my stay, from the tours to the wellness programs and facilities. I left feeling rejuvenated and inspired to make positive changes in my lifestyle. Chiva-Som is truly an oasis of wellness and sustainability in Thailand, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a holistic retreat.

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