Worth a splash out
Belle Villa is a great resort with a splendid garden, very comfortable restaurant serving decent food and a good pool, so if you are feeling lazy, it's a good spot to decamp and just hang out.
Rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and come with all the fittings and services that you’d expect for the price. There’s the option of rooms in a small hotel-style block or individual private chalets and prices aren’t bad considering what you get plus. Unusually for Pai, high season rates aren’t even double the low ones. Staff are extremely helpful -- the same group also have resorts in Chiang Mai and Khao Lak so they know what they’re doing.
Belle Villa only just creeps into the outskirts of town category, as it's located down the right hand turn off immediately before the airport -- it isn't really practical without transport unless you don't mind a 15- or 20-minute walk in and out of town every day, or you're happy just hanging out at the resort.
All rooms include a buffet breakfast. Their high season is November to February.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 12th February, 2016.