Booking the Best All Inclusive Villa in Chiang Mai with Private Pool

If your idea of a perfect holiday involves staying in a luxurious villa with your very own private pool, then you are in luck, because there are quite a few of them in Chiang Mai. Of course, not all villas are created equal. Some only look great in pictures but are actually rundown or poorly managed in real life. Want to avoid disappointment? Here are some tips on how to find and book the very best.

  1. Search for reviews online. Have a look at the list of ‘Amazing Pools’ and ‘Best New Hotels’ in renowned publications like Condé Nast Traveler ( Simply visiting and doing a quick search on the CNTraveler website will reveal which villas in Chiang Mai have the best private pools. Once you see the name of the villa or hotel, search for it on review websites like Tripadvisor. What did previous guests have to say about the private pool? Did they like it? Was the temperature perfect for a dip any time of the day?
  1. Look at the pictures. Amazing private pools have views of the mountains or backyard foothills that has made Chiang Mai famous. These villas are located in the Mae Rim valley (alongside The Four Seasons). Aside from a gorgeous infinity pool, the property’s pictures might also show several lanna-style pavilions and lush, expertly-landscaped tropical gardens.
  1. Some of the best villas in Chiang Mai are architectural masterpieces designed by leading names in the highest-end hotel and resort projects in the world, such as Bill Bensley. You can expect perfection in everything—in the way the sprawling private pool faces the Himalayan foothills down to the perfectly framed views of the undulating jungle landscape in each villa. These villas have been featured in Architectural Digest among many other prestigious publications.