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Pura Vida Resort

65 Moo 3 Viengnuea, Pai 58130 Thailand
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#2 of 39 hotels in Pai

Pura Vida Resort is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Pai, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a refrigerator, a minibar, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free 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 cafes, Pura Vida Resort is conveniently located near Om Garden Cafe, Cafecito, and Big's Little Cafe.

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 cofffee
Walking tours
Car hire
Foot massage
Baggage storage
Car park
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German, Thai
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Fariha E wrote a review Jul 2020
Bangkok, Thailand54 contributions42 helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
Response from Noi Bussaba, Owner at Pura Vida Resort
Responded 27 Jul 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, Thailand112 contributions3 helpful votes
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
Response from Noi B, Owner at Pura Vida 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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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
Response from Noi B, Owner at Pura Vida 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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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
3 Helpful votes
Response from Noi B, Owner at Pura Vida 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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kirk f wrote a review Dec 2019
Chiang Mai, Thailand51 contributions30 helpful votes
I found the great reviews on this place on trip advisor and decided to stay here. I was so fortunate to pick this place! Made my stay in Pai a wonderful one. I came for a night and stayed 4 nights. It’s the kind of place you just feel at peace in. Truly feels like a home away from home. The rooms were spotless and charming. Great bed, great hot water, great air con if you need it. These are all the things I look for in a place I stay. It had them all ✅✅✅✅plus a great breakfast made to order. So much better than the a typical hotel buffet. The staff attentive and take care of you as the owner would like. All warm with a sweet way about them. The location was ideal for me felt close enough to town but far enough to have serenity and tranquility. The owners are super nice. Noi I believe her name is took great care of me. She has a lively up personality and always there to offer help and make you feel at home. Staying here you will not regret. The owner and staff all of them take great pride in what they do and the service they provide. I can’t thank them all enough.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Noi B, Owner at Pura Vida Resort
Responded 25 Dec 2019
Dear Kirk, Wow! What an excellent review. You make us blushing all over. We take great pride in how we run our business and we're so happy our energy is not wasted on you. Thank you so much for staying with us and extending all the time. It is a pleasure looking after you and we hope to see you again. Until then we wish you all the best. Warm regards, Noi and Aad.
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ThailandMae Hong Son ProvincePai
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida 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 Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Pura Vida Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida Resort?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Pura Vida Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Two Sisters Restaurant, Cafecito, and Big's Little Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pura Vida Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Thai, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Pura Vida Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Sri Don Chai (1.5 km).
Does Pura Vida Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.