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Pura Vida Pai Resort

65 Moo 3 Viengnuea, Pai 58130 Thailand
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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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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Kar01 wrote a review Jan 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam104 contributions99 helpful votes
Set just outside of Pai town centre - away from crowds - we loved this resort.
The chalets are cosy and spotlessly clean, windows are fitted with insect screens, we saw no mosquitos in January.
The grounds are immaculately maintained and the large pond full of fish, so peaceful you could hear a pin drop no nearby roosters or dogs barking.
Tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water too all topped up daily. Breakfast is good, a small choice selected the day before dining. The muesli with fruit and yoghurt was really good, omelette too.
If visiting during cooler months take warm clothing. Breakfast is served on a deck overlooking the pond, it was very cold, 14 degrees Celsius up to 32 Celsius by 1pm.
Noi, the owner is a delight, we fell in love with her. Her customer service skills are second to none, a fabulous personality.
Transport is needed if staying here. We hired a motorbike for the duration of our stay and Noi dropped us at the bus station when we left.
We will definitely stay here again when visiting the area.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Noi B, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Dear Kar01, Thank you so much for staying with Pura Vida and for this great! review. It's really important for us to know our guests have a good time, it's what keeps us going. It was wonderful looking after you and chatting with you and we hope to see you again one day soon. Until then we wish you all the best. Warm regards, Noi and Aad.
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Fariha E wrote a review July 2020
Bangkok, Thailand54 contributions43 helpful votes
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This resort is PERFECT if you have your own transport. It’s about 5-10 min drive from central pai and the drive has some lovely views. Rooms are homely, very clean and large. They were also really well sealed so insects did not get in, which isn’t always the case when staying in Thai-style huts!It’s set in a lovely garden with a large pond. The breakfast was delicious - you make your selection the night before. Noi is good fun and really informative. She told us which places were open and shut (because of covid) and gave some great restaurant recommendations. Thank you Noi!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Noi Bussaba, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
Responded 27 July 2020
Dear Fariha, Thank you so much for spending a few days at Pura Vida and for your lovely review. Thank you for your kind words, it really means a lot us to make our guests feel good. It was a pleasure looking after you and we would love to see you again soon. Until then we wish you the best. Warm regards, Noi and Aad.
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Mary Grace wrote a review Mar 2020
Koh Tao, Thailand114 contributions6 helpful votes
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What an absolutely magical place.. .

I had never been to Pai before & decided Valentine's Day Weekend would be a good time as any to do so. So I figured a nice, quiet & dreamy place was in order. #SelfLove

When I arrived I took a taxi from the city center to the resort. Upon my arrival they helped get me settled & situated - from picking my breakfast for the next day & scheduling a scooter drop-off for me to rent.

I'm pretty thankful I taught myself to ride a scooter several months ago, because it certainly came in handy here. It took me about 15 minutes to get to the city center, but I absolutely LOVED the drive. The roads were usually quiet & you can appreciate the countryside, too. I loved riding early in the morning or in the evening when the air was deliciously cool.

The resort itself is lush & peaceful. (There's fish in the waters!) My bungalow was perfection as I could watch the sunset from my porch. People say you can go to other places around to watch the sunset, but I thought it was amazing there. If you walk out of the resort & to the left, you'll have an open field with some ox & the mountains. Enjoy exploring around!

The bed & pillows were cozy & comfy enough for me. And everything was so spotless & clean! I would have loved to have stayed there forever, haha.

I thoroughly enjoyed waking up every morning to breakfast. If I was there longer, I would have tried them all! But I enjoyed the Rice Porridge Breakfast Set & French Toast Breakfast Set. It was all so delicious & flavourful!

On my last day, the owners were gracious enough to take me themselves to the city center to catch my minivan back to Chiang Mai. Extremely kind & wonderful couple. And their personalities shine through in their love & care for their resort.

If I ever come back to Pai, I will certainly be choosing Pura Vida Resort once again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Noi B, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Did you ever consider becoming a novelist? It's really great to know you had such a good time. It was a pleasure to make sure you had a good time, that's what we do it for. It would be great to see you again one day, until then we wish you all the best. Warm regards, Noi and Aad.
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Raintree_Thailand wrote a review Feb 2023
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions1,679 helpful vote
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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Response from Pura Vida Pai resort, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
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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AusiTraveller wrote a review Mar 2022
Brisbane, Australia500 contributions54 helpful votes
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I stayed one of the bungalows of Pura Vida Resort and it was a very pleasant experience. The bungalow was absolutely spotless, clean, very well maintained and very well organised. The room is large and spacious and is equipped with a well functioning, quite AC system. Hot water system (electric) works very well. It is such a peaceful and quite place where you can have a fully relaxing time. The wonderful and well maintained garden (almost a small beautiful botanical garden) with lots of water ponds/small canals (with fish). The owners Noi, Aad and the staff (I met only one) are very friendly and helpful. Due to the current Covid19 situation, the restaurant is temporarily closed. It would have been a great experience to have a meal at the waterfront restaurant. So currently there is no dining (including breakfast) possibility on site or close by. This will definitely change once Covid19 restrictions are relaxed and more tourists are visiting Thailand. The best way is to have a scooter or some kind of transport to go to Pai (about 10min drive). I will definitely stay here during my next visit to Thailand/Pai. Noi and Aad, I hope international travel restrictions will ease (and it is already happening) and many more visitors will come and stay at your wonderful relaxing resort.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Noi Bussaba, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
Responded 1 Aug 2022
Dear Ausietraveller, Thank you very much for your lovely review. You make us so happy with your appreciation of our work. We too regret not being able to provide breakfast but we promise you this, if you come to stay again at Pura Vida we will prepare the best possible breakfast for you. Until then we wish you all the best. Warmly, Noi and Aad.
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ChristyTravels12 wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York14 contributions
This is a lovely little hotel. We had our own bungalow and the room was very clean, with a comfy bed and a good shower (hot and good water pressure!) . The only downside to this hotel is how far it was out of town. Pai is a small town and we didn’t realize until we were there that it would’ve been nice to be able to just walk to town. The owner is incredible nice and very helpful she gave us a rundown of all the things to do in the area and some great restaurant recommendations. Overall, I would definitely recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Noi B, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear Christy, Thank you very much for staying with us and for your great review. We're really happy to know our guests appreciate what we do. It was a pleasure looking after you and we hope to see you again one day soon. Until then we wish you all the best. Warmly, Noi and Aad.
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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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kayla c wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Response from Pura Vida Pai resort, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
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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Piero C wrote a review July 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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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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Response from Pura Vida Pai resort, Owner at Pura Vida Pai Resort
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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giggleshb wrote a tip July 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates55 contributions54 helpful votes
"Beds are double/ queen size Rent a scooter - 10 min ride to town"
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daniel hayut wrote a tip Mar 2023
Israel3 contributions
"We rented motorbikes through the resort, very convenient and cheap"
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Paolo M wrote a tip Feb 2023
1 contribution
"Go for it"
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Annette C wrote a tip Oct 2019
Chiang Mai, Thailand2 contributions1 helpful vote
"Lovely lake view from front chalet"
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Hans Heinrich S wrote a tip Jan 2019
14 contributions3 helpful votes
"Lined up in two rows up the hill - all are great"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$52 - AU$86 (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 Earth Tone.
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.