Pura Vida Pai Resort
Pura Vida Pai Resort
Pura Vida Pai Resort
Pura Vida Pai Resort
Pura Vida Pai Resort
Pura Vida Pai Resort
Pura Vida Pai Resort
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8.9

Excellent
/10
(679 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping35
Breakfast34
View10
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Conserve Natural Forests 3.0 km
Wat Phra That Mae Yen 4.8 km
Pai Piranha Fishing Park 5.8 km
Mor Paeng Waterfall 7.8 km
The Land Split 8.4 km
Pam Bok Waterfall 9.3 km
Thom's Pai Elephant Camp 9.3 km
Pai Canyon 9.8 km
Pai Hot Springs 10.0 km
Pai Memorial Bridge 10.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses 2.2 km
Mae Na Toeng Nai Temple 2.8 km
Pai Airport 2.8 km
Sona Pundit Army Camp 2.9 km
Conserve Natural Forests 3.0 km
market 3.0 km
Pai Yoga Shala - daily yoga 3.2 km
Muay Thai Camp 3.3 km
Rx Drug 3.4 km
Hua Na Temple 3.6 km
Newly renovated
Free Wi-Fi

Pura Vida Pai Resort

65 Moo.3 T.Vieng Nue A.Pai, Wiang Nuea, Pai, Thailand, 58130 - See map
  • Free airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Pai every 18 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center4.0 Km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportPai Airport (PYY)
Distance to airport2.8 km

Rooms available at Pura Vida Pai Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.8
Twin Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Double Cottage
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Double Cottage Room only
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Twin Cottage
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Twin Cottage Room only
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Pura Vida Pai Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Pura Vida Pai Resort?

Pura Vida Pai Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Pura Vida Pai Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Pai with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Pura Vida Pai Resort?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Pura Vida Pai Resort. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 150 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What is the smoking policy at Pura Vida Pai Resort?

Pura Vida Pai Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Pura Vida Pai Resort

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms were simple and clean and had everything we needed."

    Deanna

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    January 20, 2019

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Beautiful gardens surround each cottage and the property."

    Deanna

    |

    January 20, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Our room had a sofa which was a nice extra."

    Sabrina

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    December 28, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 273 Pai properties
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Service score
9.6/10
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Value for money score
9.1/10
Better than
94
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
679 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.9
Location
8.1
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More about Pura Vida Pai Resort

More about Pura Vida Pai Resort

Located in the lovely area of Wiang Nuea, Pura Vida Pai Resort enjoys a commanding position in the family fun, sightseeing, romance hub of Pai. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Mae Na Toeng Nai Temple, Pai Airport, Hua Na Temple.

At Pura Vida Pai Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, private check in/check out, taxi service, ticket service, express check-in/check-out.

Pura Vida Pai Resort is home to 8 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as clothes rack, free welcome drink, private entrance, slippers, towels. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Pura Vida Pai Resort is a smart choice for travelers to Pai, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

41 mentions

Housekeeping

23 mentions

View

5 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Playground

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
Location
65 Moo.3 T.Vieng Nue A.Pai, Wiang Nuea, Pai, Thailand, 58130
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports

  • Pai Airport (PYY)
    2.8 km 12 min drive
  • Mae Hong Son Airport (HGN)
    50.7 km

Public transportation

  • Pai Bus Terminal
    3.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Rx Drug
    3.4 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Conserve Natural Forests
    3.0 km
  • Wat Phra That Mae Yen
    4.8 km
  • Pai Piranha Fishing Park
    5.8 km
  • Mor Paeng Waterfall
    7.8 km
  • The Land Split
    8.4 km
  • Pam Bok Waterfall
    9.3 km
  • Thom's Pai Elephant Camp
    9.3 km
  • Pai Canyon
    9.8 km
  • Pai Hot Springs
    10.0 km
  • Pai Memorial Bridge
    10.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat Day Courses
    2.2 km
  • Mae Na Toeng Nai Temple
    2.8 km
  • Pai Airport
    2.8 km
  • Sona Pundit Army Camp
    2.9 km
  • Conserve Natural Forests
    3.0 km
  • market
    3.0 km
  • Pai Yoga Shala - daily yoga
    3.2 km
  • Muay Thai Camp
    3.3 km
  • Rx Drug
    3.4 km
  • Hua Na Temple
    3.6 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee0 THB
  • Distance from city center4.0 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)5

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)150 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of rooms 8
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2006
  • Most recent renovation2019

Reviews of Pura Vida Pai Resort from real guests

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Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.9
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service9.6
Value for money9.1
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10.0
Exceptional
Edward from Australia
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 6 nights in September 2014

We really loved it. ”

The breakfast! The hospitality and the scenery.

We loved our stay at Pura Vida. What a great introduction to Pai. Noi knows all the good cafes and restaurants in town and was really pleased to mark them all on the map for us. Every one we tried was delicious. The rooms are little cabins on the hillside with coloured glass windows on the sides for privacy. They have a rustic charm and give you the feel of living locally instead of in some chain hotel. The gardens are well maintained with carp swimming in the waterways. The wifi was good in our room and we uploaded videos to YouTube without a problem. We locked ourselves out one evening but after a quick call to Noi, Aad was down to unlock our door in a few minutes. Pura Vida is a little way from town so hiring a motorbike is recommended. Noi arranged for a bike to be delivered to the resort for us so we were roaming the countryside the same day we arrived. The scenery around the resort is fantastic. The ride to town took us about 15 minutes at first but we were doing it in 10 once we got to know the road. There are taxis in town if you can't ride, but make sure you ask Noi to book your ride home in advance if you plan on staying out late. It might be a little far from town if you plan on partying every night. Noi and Aad are really helpful, friendly people who made our stay in Pai unforgettable. We loved chatting with Noi over breakfast, and what a great breakfast it is. It's a small menu but we tried them all and they were all delicious. My favourite was the muesli with yoghurt. Anyone with an interest in local culture, sight seeing, nature or just getting away from it all should definitely book a stay at Pura Vida.

Reviewed September 25, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Lin from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

An enjoyable stay with clean room n good breakfast”

Hospitality, Cleanliness, lovely Bungalows

I knew of Pura Vida from the booking website of Agoda. Seeking to enjoy relaxation and a feeling of holiday, I chose it based on the reviews and photos, and it was indeed satisfying. In fact, the resort is farther than I imagined and expected, but it is also the distance that enabled me to appreciate more of Pai's beautiful scenery. Unless you want to stay only in the center of the town, a scooter will greatly help you reach most of the sights (some are like 10 kilos away), and with a scooter, the traffic to Pura Vida is not a problem and is easy to find. Though this resort seems not to have signs along the way, you can phone them for help or ask the local with a map, and then all you need is simply turn 2 times and go straight for like 12 minutes. English and a little Chinese are spoken here. Noi greeted the guests by kindly showing where to go and what to eat with a map that almost every traveler in Pai has in hand. The room (bungalow) was very clean, and the shower water was hot enough. One extra merit is that the hair dryer is offered, which seems quite rare for most guesthouses in Thai. The final point is that the breakfast cooked by Noi and the maids was tasty, and my favorite part is the fried egg, though the coffee and tea are also of good quality!

Reviewed February 15, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Daniel from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Great value resort, run by a lovely couple”

Friendly and helpful owners, excellent value, clean and comfortable

Me and my girlfriend stayed a two nights at the Pura Vida Pai resort, initially had only planned to stay one night. It's a very beautiful resort with clean and comfortable rooms at really good value for money for Pai. The location is a bit out of town but no problems if you have your own transport. The owners are so friendly and helpful and really make the effort to get to know their guests and recommend attractions within the area. We had our own transport but I overheard the owners offering lifts into town to other guests, which was very nice. Even in low season the resort was very popular and booked up both nights we were there so if you want a good value resort in Pai then make sure you book this in advance! Breakfast was included and was very good quality with the choice of 4 different meals. Pai is one of my favourite places in Thailand and I will always choose this resort if I ever go back to Pai. Highly recommend it for couples or families.

Reviewed October 03, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Jack from Australia
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Amazing Service”

We stayed at Pura Vida for a few nights in Jan. The owner was super friendly and accomodating and made us feel at home from the second we arrived. Unfortunately my partner got sick during our stay and the owners went out of their way to ensure she was comfortable and had everything she needed. The rooms were clean and the facilities were excellent. The location is close enough to Pai to be convenient but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. When we had to change to another resort (my fault I should have booked more nights at Pura Vida before it filled up) the owners, again, went above and beyond with their service and they personally drove my girlfriend with our luggage to the new resort. Absolutely excellent service and I will not hesitate to recommend Pura Vida to anyone who travels to Pai! Thank you from Australia!

Reviewed January 27, 2019

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Dear Jack, It was our pleasure to make a home away from home for you and your girlfriend. We're sorry she got sick but fortunately it didn't last too long. We like to thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again. Until then we wish you a great life. Warm regards, Noi and Aad.

Responded January 29, 2019
Pura Vida Pai Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Alex from United States
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

Beautiful and Relaxing”

Staff, scenery, and relaxation

Our stay at Pura Vida could not have been more pleasurable. We had an amazing time. The owners of Pura Vida are two wonderful people, and we were very excited each morning to wake up for breakfast, chat with them, and have them offer insight into what to do and see in Pai. We were recommended to see a variety of different places around Pai by Noi, one of the owners, and we rented a motorbike and cruised around the city, marveling at each place that was recommended to us (we saw Pai canyon, the hot springs, as well as a couple of villages). The trip to Pai was wonderful, and a major reason for this was our stay at Pura Vida and the beauty of the rooms and property, and the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. A very cozy place with a very peaceful vibe, this is a resort that I would highly recommend to any of my friends or family.

Reviewed December 02, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Julia from United States
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Amazing resort with an unbelievable staff! ”

Amazing owners who were extremely attentive, great breakfast, quiet and remote location.

Absolutely amazing! Pura Vida Pai Resort really made the trip to Pai worth it and worth coming back. I would recommend this resort to anyone and everyone going to Pai. The owners were too amazing to put into words. They were beyond welcoming and really went above and beyond to make sure their guests were happy. They picked us up in Pai at 22:00 and then arranged a motorbike for us the next morning. They also called the restaurants we went to ahead of time to make sure we got a great table! They were so comforting and nice and it really made the trip for us. Pai is a great city and Pura Vida Pai Resort made it an outstanding vacation.

Reviewed April 16, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Alexander from Netherlands
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Perfect spot for the rest and relax holiday”

Aad en Noi are the best hosts you could wish, ever so helpful 24 hrs a day. Location: just outside Pai in the quiet countrtside, excellent retreat for rest. BEST breakfast I ever had.

Coming from the ever busy metropole Hong Kong this place was an excellent spot to get away from that and come to full rest in this little paradise Pura Vida. Aad and Noi are the best hosts you could wish, helping you in anything you need. The bungalows just had been renovated with new roofs, and they are just fine in the comfort we need. Airco, Wifi in room, excellent beds, and a decent toilet and shower. Highlight of this resort is also the magnificent garden and ponds, and in that you can enjoy the most delicious breakfast you could wish. Expeccially the rice porridge and the muesli/fruit yoghurt. Pai is easily reached by motorbike/scooter, which is the best way to explore the valley around Pai. I would reccomend Pura Vida Resort to anyone who would stay at a little paradise.

Reviewed March 30, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
Alexandra from Thailand
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Wonderful stay”

We enjoyed our stay at Pura Vida Pai Resort. The bungalows are simple yet very cozy and clean. The garden is absolutely amazing! And having breakfast overlooking the pond and surrounded by plants was a great way to start the day. Noi, the host, was very welcoming and gave us a map with useful tips and attractions to do in and around Pai upon our arrival. The resort is about 10 minutes drive from the city-center of Pai, so it is better to have your own transport. We had a car and it was easy to park in the city. We would definitely recommend staying at Pura Vida Pai Resort!

Reviewed February 16, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

Wow what an amazing place! ”

The location is beautiful. The grounds and cottages are amazing. The hosts are most pleasant.

We fell in love with Pai and Pura Vida! Pura Vida is 6km out of Pai town but this makes it more beautiful. The views and grounds re breathtaking. We have been travelling 5 months now and rarely extend a stay but we did here! Each cottage is beautifully designed with space and your balcony overlooks the best scenery. You get breakfast included which is great portion sizes with 4 great choices - we loved the fruit with yogurt and museli. Delicious. Noi and Aad really do look after you as though you are family and help with any questions. You ideally need a scooter to get around and Noi will sort this - they will even pick u up and drop you off in town if needed at the end of your stay! We would be back in a flash - pai is beautiful and chilled and Pura Vida is the place to stay! Richard and Lucy

Reviewed July 30, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Mollie from United States
Group
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

Lovely, gorgeous guesthouse with amazing hosts”

The surrounding area, the hosts, the atmosphere

Pura Vida is a wonderful and lovely resort. The hosts, Aad and Noi, are simply fantastic. They make you feel right at home, are very helpful, very kind and easy to get along with. They made our stay at Pura Vida very magical. The property itself is beautiful, situated slightly further away from town, so it's nice and quiet. It's easy to get to via motorbike and really is a gorgeous property. Aad and Noi put a lot of love into what they do, and it's apparent. I would recommend Pura Vida to solo travelers, couples, and small groups alike. It's a wonderful resort to relax in and see Pai.

Reviewed October 27, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Darren from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

Amazing stay”

The couple that run Pura Vida are so helpful and friendly.Lovely quiet location out of town but near enough to get in when you want. Really enjoyed staying in our lovely hut.

My boyfriend and myself stayed here for three nights as we had heard great things about it on various forum websites. It did not disappoint. Noi and Aad who own Pura vida are so helpful. Noi gave us many tips on the best places to eat in town and we were never disappointed. Aad will run you into town to organise scooter hire-which you will need to stay at this location if you know how to ride-we saw a few broken bones and a lot of bandages from tourists that tried to ride for the first time in pai. Also once you have made your booking email Noi to organise pick up from pai airport or town as we didnt realise they would do this for us and got a taxi from the airport. Taxis in pai are few and far between so if you are not comfortable riding a scooter or bicycle you could book some tours. Pai is an amazing place and we loved our stay. Pura Vida is fantastic value for money with lovely gardens and staff. Highly recommended.

Reviewed February 28, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
jeffrey from United States
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

Absolutely amazing. Noi and Ahn are the best!”

Quiet and relaxing location, beautiful scenery and incredible staff

Me and my girlfriend stayed at Pura Vida for 5 days and 4 nights. It is a 7 minute drive on motorbike from town, but please do NOT let that be a deterrent (call them upon your arrival or set up transportation with them via email and they will happily pick you up from town). Upon arrival, Ahn and Noi, the owners of this great resort took the time to sit down and show us all of the great restaurants, massage houses, shopping centers, bars, and attractions in the area. We hit up almost all of them and they weren't kidding. They drove us to town to rent our motorbikes (100-120 baht per day!) and went out of there way to book us the best tables at restaurants (go to Pai Lanna for sushi or you are a fool) and an incredible tour at Lod Cave. For those of you who haven't been to Pai before and are on the fence......DO IT!!! We have travelled extensively throughout the country and Pai is by far one of our favorite places and this resort is at the top of our list. Our beautiful bungalow looked out on an amazing sunset every night and you could see picturesque mountains and countryside all around you. I can't say enough about how friendly, accommodating, and overall helpful the staff here is. The breakfast was delightful. We will most certainly be back!!!

Reviewed May 06, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Caitlin from United States
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

Peaceful and pristine ”

After spending time in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Pai was just what we needed. Pura Vida is close to Pai's downtown where there are restaurants, bars and markets but it's not right in it which we found refreshing. It's a 5-10 minute drive away in the countryside (they picked us up from the bus station upon arrival and we rented scooters for getting around during our stay which they kindly set up for us). The landscape surrounding Pura Vida is stunning and the view from our bungalow was heavenly. The property grounds were also lovely including a pond with fish and lots of different flowers. Lots to do in Pai -- waterfalls, temples, hot springs, caves...just riding around and seeing the landscape was dreamy enough for us. Loved this hotel and would stay there again!

Reviewed February 15, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Caroline from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 6 nights in January 2017

Slice of wonderful Pai in charming bungalows. ”

We have loved our week at Pura Vida. Noi the owner went out of her way to make us feel welcome. She provided us with information on the local area as well as the best restaurants. She also set us up with motorbikes with which to explore the area. Pura Vida is for people who like tranquility, rural countryside, beautiful gardens and simplicity. It takes around 15 minutes to bike to Pai for dinner and the journey is wonderful with stunning scenery. The breakfasts are really lovely and the terrace, grounds and garden are perfect. Remember it gets cold in the eves and mornings so bring some warm clothes. We will definitely return one day. Our stay was made perfect by choosing Pura Vida. Thanks for all your help Noi. Carrie & Mandy UK.

Reviewed January 23, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Hong from Malaysia
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Living in the nature”

We were having an excellent stay in Pura Vida. Although our first room, (which we like it so much) got some defects, we have to move to the other room and it was equally nice! It was so relax to hear the insect, birds and small animals voices during the night time. The resort were well maintain. A nice pond in front of the reception. The breakfast were yummy! You are highly recommend to try their special menu. Delicious and refreshing in the morning. We went out for a morning jog around the resort, it was great and happy to see nice scene along the way. The resort is a little bit distance from the town.We were aware of this and hired a car to drive to the resort. You can easily do this with Google maps. We were receiving kind reminder from Noi about this. It was so nice and I can feel her caring before my arrival. We were having a nice chat with the resort owner, Noi. We wish we can stay there for few more days. Perhaps my next visit again to Pai.

Reviewed September 17, 2017

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Dear Hong, Thank you so much for choosing Pura Vida for your holiday and for your wonderful review. It makes us happy to hear you had such a good time with us. It was a pleasure to look after you and we're sorry for the air conditioner problem. It's already fixed. Fortunately we had another room available for you. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon. We will make sure you can stay in your favorite room at the pond. Warm regards, Noi and Aad.

Responded September 18, 2017
Pura Vida Pai Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Deanna from United States
Group
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

LOVED BEING IN THE PEACEFUL SURROUND OF PAI”

Only stayed 1 night at Pura Vida Resort but felt welcomed and well taken care of by the owner and staff. Rooms were simple and clean and had everything we needed. Beautiful gardens surround each cottage and the property. Some may not like being outside of Pai and the activities going on there, but we loved it. The centre of Pai is a little much, in our opinion. If you want peace and quiet and to experience the beauty of northern Thailand, stay at Pura Vida Resort.

Reviewed January 20, 2019

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Dear Deanna, Thank you so much for choosing Pura Vida Pai Resort and for your lovely review. We're very happy to know you appreciate what we have to offer. It was a pleasure looking after you and we hope to see you again soon. Until then we wish you all the best. Warm greetings, Noi and Aad.

Responded January 21, 2019
Pura Vida Pai Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Kaity from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Extremely relaxing and well taken care of”

The excellent staff; The breakfast; The scenery

Our stay at Pura Vida was so wonderful. It's owned by a couple who truly cares about you having the best stay possible. They made our visit to Pai that much more enjoyable by booking everything that we wanted to do, making it a seamless and easy process. Pura Vida is a couple of miles out of town, but renting a motor bike and riding that into town was half the fun of staying there! Noi (one of the owners), makes a wonderful breakfast every morning for each guest. Her and her husband are wonderful people who take the time to get to know their guests and make your experience in Pai that much more memorable. The beautiful scenery should not go unnoticed either. I hope to make it back to Pai, and if I do, I'll be staying here time and time again!

Reviewed June 05, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Louise from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

Absolutely awesome!”

The wonderful Noi and Add - our host that felt more like family! So very kind and generous, they made our stay so memorable, nothing was too much trouble. The place is beautiful, breakfast superb!

We booked through agoda and travelled up by bus from chiang Mai, so arrived a bit disorientated after 762 bends! We enquired after a taxi in Pai and the guy at the office called Noi (hotel owner) who came right out to Pai (4+km) pick us up! That would never happened elsewhere without prior arrangement. Noi felt like a friend from the start, she gave us a refreshing drink when we arrived at beautiful Pura Vida and asked if we wanted her to order us some dinner from a local restaurant as it was getting late. Noi's husband Add joined us for a beer after dinner and they're both great people. Helped sort a moped, hire car, everything! The cabin itself was perfect, exactly like the pictures and we had the one overlooking the pond with a back drop of mountains - amazing! Water Lillys came into bloom while we were there. Air con in the cabins which was great till we acclimatised to the temp. Breakfast fantastic, plenty of choice, freshly cooked and healthy. Cleaning was also spot on. There's even a cool cat called Lion (who thinks he's a kitten) who loves kids and a fuss and is entertainment in himself! It was so lovely that we decided to stay an extra 5 days but this hotel is pretty popular so for one night we were out of luck. No problem for super-Noi! She found us another hotel and arranged a lift for us as well as looking after our bag while we were away from what was beginning to feel like home! We stayed 10 days in all and it was the perfect chill time. Noi gave us advice on where to visit etc and by the time we left I truly felt I was leaving a friend behind - it was a bit emotional to be honest. Noi if you're reading this my invitation to come to England and stay with us stands, you will always be welcome in my home as I felt in yours. If you are considering this hotel consider no longer - just do it and please treat these lovely people with the kindness and respect that they'll show you. Enjoy it, we'll be back, suwadeeka

Reviewed August 12, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Andrea from Germany
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Wonderful place with amazing hosts ”

I was at Pura Vida for about a week and can only say the best things! Highly recommend to visit it! The property with it's garden is amazingly beautiful, the bungalows are fully equipped and super nice and clean. Breakfast is massive and super fresh and tasty! The best about Pura Vida are Noi and her husband Aad who run that place. They are not just friendly and hosting, they are genuinely interested that you feel welcome and good during your stay - Noi is always smiling and super sweet. They helped me a lot when I had to fight a fever and took care of me. Also they are open for every question you might have. Their staff is super nice and helpful as well. All in all its definitely worth a visit! Also the location is really nice - it's a few km out of town. If you wanna be at the Centre of action you should know that. BUT this is not a critique, it's just Wirth knowing. I really enjoyed the quiet and peaceful surrounding! Thanks you two, for hosting me and being so sweet! Best wishes

Reviewed June 04, 2017

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Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for your great! review. It was wonderful to have you here and we're glad we could be of help when you were taken ill. We hope you have completely recovered by now and having a good time at the beach. We are looking forward to seeing you again and wish you succes with your studie. Warm regards, Noi and Aad.

Responded June 06, 2017
Pura Vida Pai Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Lam from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Memorable Stay in Pai”

Excellent Services, Cozy Room, Beautiful Scenery

We enjoyed stay at Pura Vida! We arrived there at the evening, and the owner of the resort, Noi, gave us a warm welcome. Although we only stayed at Pai 1 day, she recommended us the places should go and the good restaurants in the main street in town. She also chatted with us like friends that made us felt the different experiences during our stay. Our room is cozy, neat and surrounded by the green gardens. Breakfast is nicely done by Noi and we could choose between 4 different dishes. Enjoyed having breakfast in this green little heaven. We had a memorable stay at there and highly recommended it to anyone who loves tranquility, beautiful scenery and meeting the lovely people in Pai.

Reviewed March 30, 2015

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