Travel Essentials - Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa

Travel Essentials

Find out what to expect and what to bring for your trip to Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa retreat in Thailand.

What to expect

What to expect at Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa, Chiang Rai, Thailand

40 minutes from Chiang Rai International Airport but a world away, Phu Chaisai is the iconic North Thailand destination resort and one of the first boutique resorts of Thailand and first to incorporate lifestyle and wellness into the holiday experience. Set among 500 hectare of unspoiled and lush subtropical mountain forest, peace and tranquility await you at Phu Chaisai spa, yoga and holiday retreat.

Choose from four room categories: bamboo cottages, adobe and bamboo mountain cottages, Deluxe Mountain Cottages, and Pool Villas. Each cottage is unique; all are rustic and constructed of natural materials from our forest and mountains.

At Phu Chaisai we believe luxury was intended for the spirit and comes from nature, not consumer products. At Phu Chaisai you will discover there is no television in the rooms. You may also discover yourself.

When to come

When to come at Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai Province’s climate may be divided into three seasons:

The Green Season – June through October. Afternoon rains and evening thundershowers are frequent but usually short in duration. The air is moist and the forests are lush and green; there are fewer tourists and prices are lower. The average daily high temperature is 30 C with cool evenings, about 20 C. Many guests consider this the best time to visit Chiang Rai.

The Winter Season – November through February. Days are still warm, about 27 C but evenings can become “extra blanket” cold, as low as 10 C. The air is noticeably crisp and dry. This is the popular holiday season and there are more tourists traveling at this time of year.

The Hot Season – March through May. Days can seem sizzling, as hot as 34 C. Relief comes in the evenings with temperatures dropping to 22 C. Rain is infrequent. This is the preferred time for those who enjoy a sunny, dry climate.

What to bring

What to bring at Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Hiking boots or durable walking shoes
  • Lightweight rain jacket and layered clothing
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Prescription medicines and vitamin supplements
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries and personal care products
  • That book you have always wanted to read
  • Your curiosity and sense of adventure

What not to bring

What not to bring at Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa, Chiang Rai, Thailand

  • Chanel No. 5
  • A fear of geckos
  • Dry clean only clothes
  • Financial Times of London
  • Mobile phones with annoying ring tones
  • Your work calendar
  • TV Guide
  • An attitude