Ring in the New Year with a day of pomp and luxury with these three fabulous spots. A sumptuous spa treatment, a fabulous meal, a breathtaking sundowner – a perfect day!
New Year’s resolutions don’t always have to make you miserable! For 2015, why not opt for a bit more self-care, and indulge in a fabulous day of pampering. Right now at De Naga Hotel’s beautiful Naga Spa in the old city, you can get 50 percent off most spa treatments from noon to 2pm daily, and buy one get one half off anytime. Choose from a wide range of signature packages that mix and match Thai massage, herbal compress, oil aromatherapy massage and sports massage for those in need of deep tissue work. The spa also offers invigorating body scrubs, mud treatments, and facials, including a special couple’s package that features three hours of bliss for two, just 6,000 baht. So what are you waiting for? Book your treatment today and let Naga Spa’s six expertly trained therapists knead and scrub your stresses away.
Open daily, 10am – 11pm
(closes at 10pm during low season)
21 Soi 2 Ratchamanka Road
053 209 030
Babylonian Iraqi Restaurant
Offering up the rare chance (in Chiang Mai, at least) to experience authentic and delicious Iraqi and Middle Eastern food, Babylonian has now opened its doors in Maya Shopping Centre, bringing a second restaurant (in addition to their popular Night Bazaar location) to those of you on the west side of the city. Their halal buffet is available every day, which offers an unlimited feast for a mere 299 baht a person, with over 30 dishes available at any given time. They also offer set meals and an extensive a la carte menu, featuring mouth-watering apricot lamb curry, fatosh salad with pomegranate, fabulous falafel and massive barbequed meat platters of lamb, beef, chicken and fish. To complete your authentic experience, order a creamy glass of apricot juice or a traditional Turkish coffee to accompany what must be the best Iraqi food to be found in northern Thailand.
Open daily, 11am – 10pm and 10am – 10pm
Saturdays and Sundays
4th floor, Maya Shopping Centre
Facebook: Babylonian Iraqi Restaurant Maya
Sala Lanna Rooftop
This surely is one of the loveliest rooftop bars in Chiang Mai. Right next to the Ping River, Sala Lanna’s fourth floor rooftop bar is all about massive lounge beds, mood lighting with flickering candles and swaying lanterns, chilled lounge music or, on weekends, live bands, delectable Thai and international finger food bites, reasonably priced cocktails, wines and draft beers and romance under the stars. It is probably a bit too cold these days, but there is even a rooftop swimming pool with an infinity edge to perch on as you admire the city views and distant Suthep mountains. A place to be wooed…or just hang out with a bunch of friends.
Open daily, 6pm – 11pm
49 Charoenrat Road, Wat Gate
053 242 588