Welcome to Sukantara
“Hotel with the Best Location 2016” recommended by Lonely Planet (Thailand).
With a growing reputation worldwide, travelers from all corners of the world are drawn to the blissful retreat of Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa to be embraced by the surrounding lush hills and inspired by beautiful nature of A. Maerim district.
Resort guests come from various walks of life, ranging from senior executives at multinational companies, to business entrepreneurs, sultans, and even Hollywood royalty, including Angelina Jolie. In addition, Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa has won recognition from prestigious media worldwide, including a spot in the “Five Best Hotels by Waterfalls” featured in The Independent newspaper, United Kingdom since 2007.
From the moment guests arrive at the reception area, they are welcomed by the soothing sight and trickling sound of the waterfall just beyond.
This small boutique resort is designed to leave a minimal footprint on the landscape and conserve as many trees as possible. As a result, the guest rooms and suites are nestled in and around existing trees and surrounding foliage. All 16 rooms and suites of the resort are designed incorporate the essences of unique Lanna art and culture. By the same time, cultural retreat can hardly be considered authentic without Lanna charming service from resort’s local Chiang Mai and Karen staff.
The resort are positioned along the path of the waterfall right next to their Lanna Cottages, Panorama Villas and Suites, and Luxury Tented Villas. Tales of Sukantara’s boundless tranquility have fueled word of mouth recommendations amongst well-heeled travelers who seek a unique natural hideaway in an absolute state of purity.
The resort restaurant, swimming pool, spa, and common areas are positioned to take advantage of the spellbinding vistas of the waterfall and surrounding forest.
Bird-watching is a popular activities in “Sukantara Bird Paradise park”, especially amongst our younger visitors. A gaggle of affable peacocks and ducks roam the resort grounds and waterfall freely, adding to the unrivaled appeal of Sukantara, to the delight of bird watchers and shutterbug visitors .
Dinner can be enjoyed at the restaurant next to the waterfall – a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. The menu features authentic Lanna recipes handed down by our grandmothers and sumptuously prepared for a true culinary adventure.
Another favorite pastime of guests at Sukantara Cascade Resort is indulging in the resort’s Chiida Spa. In recognition of the high standards provided to guests, Chiida Spa was awarded a prestigious gold award from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Delighting even the most well-heeled and experienced spa-goers, Sukantara’s Chiida Spa remains committed to provide a holistic wellness experience that is yet to be duplicated elsewhere.
Sukantara Resort is located in Mae Rim district in Chiang Mai, a popular tourist destination offering varied attractions and adventures. Family excursions include a trip to Mae Sa Elephant Camp to ride the large gentle giants who also show off their artistic skills in painting, children can also enjoy monkey and crocodile shows, or visit Tiger Kingdom to get up close with the regal beasts. Other leisure activities include a stroll around Queen Sirikit Garden, a sprawling botanic park, or visitors can learn about the region’s indigenous flora and fauna at the orchid and butterfly farms. Golfers can head to the nearby Summit Green Valley Country Club.
For active guests looking for a bit more adventure, hiking to nearby Taad-Mok natural waterfalls, Buggy or ATV driving, horse riding, shooting, paintball, and go-karting are all available year-round. Another attraction situated just two kilometers from Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa and recently opened is the Eagle Track Zipline, an eco-friendly activity which offers the chance to glide in a harness high above the treetops. Thirty minutes further into the mountain by car, the beautiful viewpoint known as Mon Jam provides a sweeping vantage point 1,300 feet above sea level.
A thousand tales and recommendations cannot compare to experiencing Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa first hand. The waterfall resort is located along Mae Rim-Samoeng Road, a convenient 30 minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport but a world away in terms of natural character and atmosphere. On a past visit to Sukantara, the former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Ms. Pornsiri Manoharn, once exclaimed “Is there a wonderful place like this in Thailand?”
Sukantara Luxury Eco Resort &Spa is also in “Hotel de Charm” collection – a unique amalgamation of exotic resorts and hotels Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, exuding with transcendal tranquility, charming captivating beauty and artistic local décor.
Sukantara Luxury Eco Resort and Spa
“Fulfill your life by waterfalls.”
A.Maerim, Chiangmai, Thailand