If you’re a lover of the Onsen (traditional Japanese hot springs), you’re going to fall in a love a little bit more.
In the natural surroundings of beautiful Chiang Mai, you’ll find the most beautiful Japanese Onsen spa, but the most special part about this is that it’s actually an Onsen retreat resort and it’s simply stunning.
So why spend an hour when you could turn it into the most relaxing weekend ever? Here are our highlights about this perfect Japanese-inspired stay in the mountains.
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1. This is not like your traditional Onsen experience, with the relaxing luxury of spending the night (or two).
Set in a foothill of green mountains, this treatment includes staying the weekend (or week).
They’ve incorporated the two ideas of an Onsen spa and accommodation together, which is genius and beautiful if you ask me. I mean as if these photos don’t say enough?
2. This is a retreat for thy-self experience; submerse into nature and nurture your mind, body, soul and spirit.
Here the experience is promised to harmonise the body through the naturally therapeutic mineral waters, which come from more than 100 meters below the ground.
It’s all about balancing yourself back with nature, and with a series of traditional onsen rituals and the Northern Thai culture, their hope is to set you in this direction.
They also offer various classes such as Flower classes, teaching you to decorate flowers in a traditional Japanese style.
3. The Japanese word for hot springs is onsen, and it has a ton of natural health benefits too!
These are technically geothermically heated waters that ‘spring up’ in areas of high volcanic activity – which Japan is known for.
Their treatments are naturally divine and at their spa, you have both choices of either an inside or outside onsen – and they have combined this with traditional spa techniques.
Sessions are therapeutic, calming and aim to put the body at ease. This water contains a lot of minerals such as calcium and sodium which helps aid with fatigue, digestive issues and nerve and muscular pain and these ions purify the skin, body and mind.
The heat is also a key factor as it helps relax the muscles and accelerates your metabolism!
4. Feels like you could be in Japan for reals, from the decor to the entire setup, including building and land.
Onsen spas are known to be beautifully set-up in Thailand, so this takes it to the next level, as the entire property follows a simplistic, natural and relaxed Japanese-inspired theme.
Being in the North of Thailand also adds an entirely different feeling, more like the mountains of Japan, and it’s a gorgeous mix of Thai hill tribes and Japanese tradition infused.
5. Wow, the rooms here are gorgeous, and I’m a sucker for a beautiful one!
So tastefully decorated in a Japanese style + Hilltribe accents, the rooms are open, airy and really zen-like done in a palette of whites and light woods.
The BEST part is you can enjoy an onsen bath in your own room! Isn’t that amazing? Can you imagine how soft your skin would feel after a few days?
6. The suites are so worth a mention if you want to set up home for a few nights.
If you’re looking to really indulge, especially if you’ve planned to stay for 3 nights or more, then you may want to consider booking one of their suites, instead of a room.
The Royal Suite is quite literally fit for a king and queen, but if you’re not looking for a home-away-from-home (literally) the Emperor suite is as suitably gor.geous.
Fully equipped with a kitchen and living area, plus a terrace, these are ideal options if travelling with family.
7. From organic to elegant, their dining options are wonderful!
Here you’ll find 3 different dining experiences, all offered in different areas of the resort.
The restaurant offers a mix of Thai, Japanese & Western using organic and fresh ingredients.
Get classy at their lounge bar offering old-age Wines, whiskies, cocktails, cigars and cheese boards. Or try their Cafe serving light bites, lattes, and lovely things.
Onsen @ Moncham
Rate: From 7200 Baht / approx. USD $218 Check Rate on Agoda
Address: 293 Moo 2 Tambon Pong Yaeng, Amphoe Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, 50180, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 (0) 5311 1606
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
Let’s be real, how could you not feel completely zen and centred after a night or two here? In the North of Thailand there really is a complete sense of tranquillity in the air, so relax and embrace it, enjoy it.
With plenty beautiful places and spaces to see in the lovely artsy Chiang Mai, this is just one of the many ways to help you do so! Enjoy beauties!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |