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Pura Vida Pai Resort

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#2 of 33 hotels in Pai
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Pura Vida Resort is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Pai, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. The rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a minibar, and getting online is easy, as free high-speed wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. Pura Vida Resort features baggage storage and express check-in and check-out. In addition, as a valued Pura Vida Resort guest, you can enjoy breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. Close to some of Pai's most popular landmarks, such as Wat Nam Hoo (2.3 mi) and Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) (3.0 mi), Pura Vida Resort is a great destination for tourists. If you like steakhouses, Pura Vida Resort is conveniently located near The Blue Ox, Suankonpai, and The Steak House. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Wat Sri Don Chai (0.9 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance. Enjoy your stay in Pai!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Walking tours
Car hire
Foot massage
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Emily W wrote a review Oct 2023
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Amazing hostel!! Had the best time here and all the reps are amazing. Would defenitely stay here again cause I had such a good time. Amazing activities in the night and the day, so easy to socialite here.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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giggleshb wrote a review Jul 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates57 contributions54 helpful votes
At the heart of Pura Vida is love, care and attention for their customers. We really felt like the staff and owner wanted us to enjoy our stay and were so sweet and lovely. The location of Pura Vida is absolutely perfect for serenity and enjoying the Pai countryside. I went for walks in the morning and got to see the rice padis, local wildlife, viewpoints and nature. It was so beautiful. A little out of town allows to enjoy this and only a 10 min scooter ride to the centre. The actual space of Pura Vida is green and luscious; the garden and pond area being so peaceful and pretty. The rooms are good and clean. I like the rustic Thai style with the bamboo and wood. The beds were comfortable, and although just a double size we were ok. If you’re a ‘larger’ couple you may find it a squeeze. Ultimately we really enjoyed our time here.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Beds are double/ queen size Rent a scooter - 10 min ride to town
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Dear Giggleshb, Thank you to stay with us, I happy to heard you enjoyed to stay with us, is my pressure can take care of you. I love to read your review. best regards Vanda
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Lindsay S wrote a review Apr 2023
Oakville, Canada42 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights. Each individual cottage has everything you need. The grounds are serene and peaceful and the hosts made us feel right at home. A scooter was available for us to get around making this the ideal location. A beautiful breakfast with good coffee was a great start to our day. Would stay here again when we return to Pai.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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daniel hayut wrote a review Mar 2023
Israel3 contributions
Such a perfect experience! Pura Vida pai resort is the most beautiful and pleasant place. Venda and the staff were lovely, took care of all our needs and gave a family feeling. We warmly and lovingly recommend this wonderful place. Pai wouldn't be the same without them!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We rented motorbikes through the resort, very convenient and cheap
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Dear Escape, thank you so much to stay with us, I love to take care my guest like my family, I love to do it. your review is mean a lot to me. Best regards Vanda
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Paolo M wrote a review Feb 2023
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Perfect place to relax. And Vanda is the perfect host. Beautiful and peaceful resort, with nice and comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast. The management is very helpful and friendly. Ready to help and organize your visit around Pai. Will come back for sure
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Go for it
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Dear Paolo, thank you so much to tell us about you enjoyed to stay with us, Is my pressure to help you. All the best Vanda
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Raintree_Thailand wrote a review Feb 2023
Bangkok, Thailand3910 contributions1694 helpful votes
If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing place away from the bustle of the main tourist section of Pai, Pura Vida is a very good choice. The bungalos are very clean and well-maintained. Beds and linens are very comfortable. The room had a mini fridge and a TV that was somewhat of an antique (we couldn't get it to work, but it didn't really matter as we weren't eager to watch TV anyway). The water heater was very powerful, which was great considering the cold nights and mornings. The best aspects of the place are the wonderful gardens and ponds, brimming with fish and sprinkled with blooming lotus flowers, and the warm hospitality of the new owner, who just took over three months ago. Vanda and Aad go out of their way to make visitors welcome and Vanda patiently takes care of every question and need. She sits down with each set of visitors and discusses local attractions and helps plan activities. They offer three choices of complimentary breakfast; I opted for the American breakfast (which was fine, although I would have liked to have bacon rather than chicken sausage) and my wife had French toast, which she enjoyed. Their coffee is excellent! We'd definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a good-quality, quiet and relaxed place. Vanda has lots of ideas of expanding and improving the place, so hopefully it will remain a leading spot for visitors in Pai.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Dear Raintree, Wow! you made me go to heaven with how you explained thing about our resort. I happy that you felt comfortable to stay with us. yes, I very new in business but I very enjoyed to introduce my guest to enjoyed in Pai, is very nature and green around. All the best Vanda
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Celtia Rebolledo Heil wrote a review Jan 2023
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A beautiful place to stay, surrounded of peace, flowers in a perfect garden. Really good treatment with the host, a honest, thankful and funny person. All what you need to be comfortable is in the Pura Vida Resort.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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kayla c wrote a review Jan 2023
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Highly recommend staying at this beautiful resort. The new owner, Vanda, is so lovely, welcoming and kind. When you check in she will give you a map and a welcome drink, sit down and give all her recommendations for things to do and places to eat. Rooms were extremely clean, comfiest bed we slept in during our Thailand trip and a nice hot shower with good pressure. Beautiful gardens and fish ponds. Place is about 10 minutes out of Pai so you can truly relax in the peace and quiet. Do yourself a favour and stay here! Thanks again Vanda, we will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Dear F1063K, I love to read about what you think about our resort, I so happy to heard you enjoyed to stayed with us. Best Regards Vanda
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Annelies E wrote a review Jan 2023
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The setting of this hotel is just fantastic. We slept like a rose in this quiet green resort. The garden is splendid. It’s situated a bit further from the centre of Pai but easy to get there on a scooter. We enjoyed our stay with the generous and friendly host.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Dear Anne, wow! sound perfect to me "slept like a rose" I so happy to welcome my guest with a good mattress is very important for me when my guest woke up with a good mood to be enjoyed to do site seeing. Best regards Vanda
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Piero C wrote a review Jul 2022
Koh Tao, Thailand9 contributions7 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pura Vida resort! It is an oasis of peace and tranquility in a beautiful natural setting which has a small lake, fish, birds and beautifully landscaped plants and flowers. it's a great home base to visit many attractions near Pai and also to just to chill and toenjoy the surroundings and the relaxing vibe. The owner Noi is a charming and friendly lady who we enjoyed chatting with at breakfast. Breakfasts were delicious and filling. I am celiac and Noi really went out of her way to make sure I got delicious gluten free breakfasts. We are looking forward to staying here again. 😊
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Noi Bussaba, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
Responded 1 Aug 2022
Thank you so much Piero and Khun Bua for this wonderful review. We love taking care of our guests and this is our reward. It shows us what we are doing this for. It was a pleasure to take care of you and we are looking forward to welcoming you again at our little paradise. Take care. Noi and Aad
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S$48 - S$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ThailandMae Hong Son ProvincePai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Pai Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Pai Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bamboo Mini Golf (1.8 km), Conserve Natural Forests (2.9 km), and Pai Walking Street (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida Pai Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Pura Vida Pai Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida Pai Resort?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Pura Vida Pai Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Pai Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafecito, Om Garden Cafe, and Charlie and Leks.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pura Vida Pai Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Pura Vida Pai Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Sri Don Chai (1.5 km).
Does Pura Vida Pai Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.