A wonderful Four Seasons resort set in a tranquil, idyllic location. The perfect luxury base from which to explore the local culture, relax, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and experience excellent service and facilities.
Rural location surrounded by verdant rice paddy fields
Impressive Thai cookery school
98 pavilions, pool villas and larger residences
Four outstanding restaurants to choose from
The Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a stunning resort set in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, just north of Chiang Mai. It is designed like a traditional Thai village, laid out around working rice terraces and surrounded by mountains, and a stay here feels like stepping into another world yet is just 30-minutes drive from the centre of Chiang Mai.
The spacious pavilions and huge residences are luxuriously appointed with local touches, and all have outdoor salas with daybeds. Twelve luxurious one-bedroom villas set in tropical gardens have been added to the portfolio at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, with stunning views onto the mountains and spacious private pools.
The renowned cuisine here must be sampled to be believed and not only is the food fantastic but the settings for the various restaurants simply stunning. For the ultimate in romance, the Rice Barn is a private dining venue for two overlooking the resort's rice paddies and lake - after a five course candlelit meal, designed by yourselves with the chef, you can release a krathong - or banana leaf cup - containing a candle, onto the lake in traditional Thai style.
From the hotel, you can explore the rich culture of the local area, visit elephant sanctuaries or take part in a cookery class preparing local dishes at the renowned cooking school. The resort is well equipped for all ages with an award winning spa with plentiful indulgent rituals, and has something to suit every pace of holiday.
When to visit
The cooking course at Four Seasons Chiang Mai is the best I have ever done. Visiting the market with the chef is great fun and the setting where you learn to cook is amazing. It is worth pre-booking though as it really popular.
The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is situated in the Mae Rim Valley, 30-minutes drive from Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand. The resort is linked to the city via a complimentary shuttle service, running five times per day.
Opulence, splendour and exclusivity are what you will find on this exclusive tour of Thailand. Personally curated with the help of expert guides, you'll be dazzled by the buzz of Bangkok and taken aback by the immense landscape and nature of the north. The grand finale? Jetting off to the ultra-exclusive remote private island of Koh Kood.
A Morning with the Monks
Explore the spiritual side of Northern Thailand, visiting some of Chiang Mai's most sacred sites. Witness the daily alms giving for the monks, take in the views from Wat Doi Suthep and venture into the mysterious tunnels beneath Wat Umong.
Chiang Mai City Temples
This half day tour takes in Chiang Mai's best known and most impressive temples. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, learn more about the history of Chiang Mai and northern Thai culture and craftsmanship.
Chiang Mai Night Street Food
No trip to Thailand is complete without sampling some of the country's mouth-watering cuisine. Spend a lively evening in the vibrant Chiang Mai street food market, enjoying the wonderful array of traditional dishes and local delicacies on offer.
Cycling Wiang Khum Kham to Ban Tawai
Venture out into the beautiful Chiang Mai countryside on a bicycle to explore ancient ruins, local villages and the lush landscape. This route offers a lovely way to learn more about northern Thai history, culture and rural lifestyle.
Doi Inthanon Waterfalls Walk
Head out of the city into the lush green countryside for a day of adventure in Doi Inthanon National Park. During this experience you will have the opportunity to meet local hilltribes, try and spot wildlife, and of course take in the beautiful scenery.
Elephant Discovery Camp
Spend the day with three female elephants, learning about the species' behaviour and their relationship with the northern Thai people.
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun, or rather the White Temple as it is better known as amongst foreigners, is located between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and is a rather spectacular temple, very different from the many others in the area.