Chiang Mai's all-villa 9,600-sq-meter Chantra Khiri Chalet resort ( offers panoramic views from its hilltop perch, just a short drive from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Dotted with lychee trees, the resort is home to two-story villas that range from 100-180-sq-meters (from B4,375), decked out in Lanna style with dusky teakwood, multi-tiered roofs and spacious balconies offering stunning forest views, all centered around a man-made waterfall.

The onsite restaurant, with its elegant chandeliers, crafted woodwork and colorful printed armchairs, specializes in traditional Thai and northern dishes, with floor-to-ceiling doors that open out onto the resort’s hillside swimming pool.