From Bangkok, we moseyed over to Chiang Mai to slow down and escape the fast pace of the city. The last time I was in Chiang Mai, I stayed at The Four Seasons Chiang Mai, which was really beautiful…and a hard act to follow. I was interested to see if Dhara Dhevi would be able to match the awesomeness factor that I experienced at The Four Seasons.

As soon as we pulled into the entrance, I knew that Dhara Dhevi was about to give my Four Seasons experience a serious run for its money. Everywhere I looked there was splendor and amazing beauty. There was so much to explore and see…a true visual cornucopia.

There were tons of huge trees and luscious landscaping sprawled throughout the entire property. Bonus: we got to stay in an amazing villa with our own jacuzzi and plunge pool. YES!

It was so hard to leave the magical wonderland that is Dhara Dhevi, but I was also super excited to see the beaches of Koh Samui, so it was a perfect trade-off. Would I stay here again? Definitely!

Hotel: Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Address: 51/4 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road, Moo 1, T. Tasala, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, 50000 Thailand