Discover new hidden gems with Secret Retreats
Get your passport ready – introducing new Secret Retreats and Secret Tables to explore in Thailand, India and Indonesia.

From a historic palace on the Ganges River in the sacred city of Varanasi to nature inspired cuisine in Chiang Mai, these new members invite you to experience the unique accommodation, culture and cuisine of their respective regions, all with a Secret Retreats touch.

Enjoy the journey!

Located on Nadan Beach in Khanom, a small, quiet, town in southeast Thailand, Aava Resort & Spa boasts Scandinavian style and design surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. From the resort, guests can arrange to experience the region’s distinct marine life including the rare pink dolphin.

Built in the 1703 with solid sandstone from Chunar, BrijRama palace overlooks the sacred Ganges River and blends into the history of Benares. Beautifully carved verandas and pillars accent the palace which retains its authentic character with petite shaded rooms and its own ghat leading down to the holy river.
Recently opened in May 2019 on the coastal town of Amed, Mathis Lodge welcomes guests to 20 Balinese architectural wooden lodges on the slopes of the Lean valley, where Gunung Seraya volcano dominates the landscape. Enjoy your breakfast next to the infinity swimming pool overlooking the sea or head off-site to explore nearby Pura Lempuyang temple and its 1,600 steps.

This casual eatery offers a light, tasty menu featuring curated healthy – yet delicious! – dishes from Indonesia’s various regions created by renowned Indonesian Chef Ragil and Chef Willa. The menu is divided into small bites of plant-based recipes, soups, open-flame grill selections, rice and noodle dishes, and delectable desserts.
Upcoming Event: Slow Food & Yoga Festival 2019
Gili Air, Indonesia
Date: 20th-24th July 2019

Stay at Slow Private Pool Villas and experience the Slow Food & Yoga Festival. The five-day festival highlights art, music, sustainability, local culture, yoga and slow food and is incorporated into the Gili Bangkit Festival which showcases Gili Air’s unique local culture, customs and community. During the festival, experience tempeh making with Chef Ragil from Secret Tables restaurants Nusa Grastronomy and Spicy Geg and even catch the Gili MasterChef Competition judged by celebrity chefs.
Inspired by nature and following molecular gastronomy cooking concepts, Cuisine de Garden offers an extraordinary dining experience just outside the town of Chiang Mai. Sourcing the highest quality seasonal ingredients, Chef Nan create works of art on the plate through his impressive set course tasting menus while nature creates a stunning garden setting just outside.
Upcoming Event: Land and Sea Inspired Tasting Menu
Date: 9th-10th July 2019

The 2nd collaboration between Blackitch Artisan Kitchen and gēn 根 in Chiang Mai, this event will celebrate seasonal, local eating at its finest. Chef Black has invited Chef Johnson and Chef Javi to share the secrets of Chiang Mai’s seasonal bounty showcased in an array of inventive dishes.
10-course dinner for 1,800 THB/person.
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