Phu Chaisai, literally translated means "Mountain of Clear Heart" and is one of the first boutique resorts of Thailand and first to incorporate lifestyle and wellness into the holiday experience. Phu Chaisai Resort and spa in Thailand has its own unique, rustic style and exemplifies the best of Northern Thai hospitality.
Phu Chaisai is family-owned and originated from the inspiration of M.L. Sudavdee Kriangkrai, Thailand’s leading interior designer. Mom Da, as her friends call her, fell in love with the picturesque Doi Mae Salong Mountains and their breathtaking valley views. Her inspiration was to develop the bamboo forested hills into a holiday destination for weary urban dwellers who longed to reunite with nature and themselves.
A devoted nature-lover, Mom Da incorporated bamboo as the main construction material to utilize the renewable resources of the land. Technical specialists in Asia and Europe were consulted and with Mom Da’s striking design, a lush countryside resort emerged under her careful supervision.
At Phu Chaisai there is no place for pretense; guests live simply in comfort and close to nature. The Resort’s design is harmonious with its surroundings; the fresh mountain air is cleansing and reduces the need for air conditioning. The unique Chiang Rai accommodation and overall concept of “less is more” create a one of its kind experience in harmony with the natural setting.
Phu Chaisai has won many awards over the years including ‘Best Small and Stylish Hotel‘ presented by ‘anywhere’. Our Chiang Rai resort most recently received the Award for Nature & Environment Northern Region ‘ by the Thailand Boutique Awards, presented by Prime Minister H.E. Abhisit Vejjajiva in 2010.
At the resort, swimming in the large Infinity pool with its panoramic views and enclosed by tropical plants, yoga, bird watching, trekking, horseback riding and spa treatments are favorite guest activities when not simply relaxing.
Further afield, museum tours, visits to prominent sights of interest, hot springs, golfing at one of South East Asia’s finest golf courses, hill tribe visits, the mighty Mekong River and much more are all within easy reach of the Resort.
Close by but a world away, Phu Chaisai is a dedication to M.L. Sudavdee’s beloved mother, Mrs. Chaisai Chakrabandhu.
“My mum wanted me to use this land as a place for meditation, so I fulfilled her dream.”