Ping Nakara Hotel And Spa

Chiang Mai’s latest boutique accommodation references King Rama V throughout its exquisite 19 rooms housed in a stunning white three-story building. Apart from the poolside restaurant, the Nakara Spa promises treatments by Aryuvedic expert Dr. Rajeev Marvah (who, they say, also works for Mandarin Oriental Dara Dhevi Spa). Introductory rates are from 3,000 Baht (US $100). Try their “drinking checkers game” where losers get a shot of vodka or tequila (US $30/game) or the smaller tic-tac-toe (US $16/game).