Vacations can either stimulate or relax and if you’re looking for the latter, there’s no better place than Bhutan. The charming, idyllic country that takes Gross National Happiness seriously has a terrific choice of accommodations that embrace you in their tranquility. Resorts in Bhutan include luxury at par with the best while budget choices don’t skimp on comfort and service.
With magnificent views of Bhutan’s gorgeous landscape – think Paro Valley, Wangchhu River and Mangde Chhu to name a few – you’ll feel like you’ve awoken in Eden where peace, beauty and happiness are everywhere you look.
10 best resorts in Bhutan catering to luxury and budget travelers
1. Rema Resort
First on our list of Bhutan hotels and resorts is Rema Resort, a cozy retreat that offers a peaceful stay so that you feel utterly relaxed. It’s situated on a hilltop and overlooks Paro valley. Simplicity is the attraction here with rooms featuring understated yet tasteful wooden elements and a garden dotted with trees.
What’s special: Peaceful budget hotel in Bhutan overlooking Paro valley
Suggested suite: Deluxe Double Room
Tariff: INR 2,800
2. Dewachen Resort
Dewachen Resort is another Paro Bhutan hotel and resort that overlooks Paro valley. Views of rice fields stretch into the distance so that you feel calm and at peace every time you look out from the private balcony of your bedroom. The resort features beautiful Bhutanese architectural elements while the décor is elegant and even regal in places.
What’s special: Resort in Paro Bhutan overlooking picturesque Paro valley
Suggested suite: Executive Suite
Tariff: INR 2,500
Located in Thimphu, Amankora is one of the few 5-star resorts in Bhutan and is the perfect escape from the chaos of modern living. Minimalist interiors, a varied menu, spa treatments and guided excursions are just some of the treats to enjoy here. You can also book packages to experience Amankora lodges in both Thimpu and Paro. If you want to go all out, you can reserve a 7-night retreat inclusive of healing sessions and tours.
What’s special: Quiet retreat and excellent service
Suggested suite: Only one suite choice available
Tariff: INR 97,000
4. Terma Linca Resort & Spa
A grand resort that effortlessly blends tradition and modernity, Terma Linca Resort & Spa boasts spacious living quarters that look out on to the gorgeous Wangchhu River and majestic mountains in the distance. It also has a mini archery and darts facility to keep you entertained. You can also join cooking classes and enjoy cultural programs that showcase Bhutanese tradition and culture.
What’s special: Spacious rooms and fun activities
Suggested suite: Junior Suite
Tariff: INR 30,000
5. Metta Resort and Spa
The Bhutan Metta Resort and Spa is a relatively new establishment but it guarantees some of the best hospitality and comfort. Colorful and charming interiors create a warm welcome while the open courtyard overlooks mighty mountains and provides the perfect place for practicing yoga and tai chi. As evening falls, the lower level of the courtyard turns into a romantic setting for candlelit dinners and cultural performances.
What’s special: Known for its terrific hospitality
Suggested suite: Deluxe Room
Tariff: INR 4,100
6. Bhutan Mandala Resort
Bhutan Mandala Resort encompasses much of what you can expect to find in a Bhutanese retreat. It’s charming, tranquil and, of course, provides splendid views of the surroundings. It combines cultural traditions with modern amenities so that you get the best of both worlds. Warm wood paneled rooms, free Wi-Fi, spa facilities and a gift shop are some of the facilities it has.
What’s special: A lovely blend of traditional charm and modern amenities
Suggested suite: Suite
Tariff: INR 4,500
7. Yangkhil Resort
It seems that almost every resort in Bhutan offers views to die for and the same goes for Yangkhil Resort. Trongsa Dzong, Mangde Chhu, Taa Dzong and soaring mountains will take your breath away each time you gaze out. Cozy rooms, a bar, good food and Wi-Fi – sometimes temperamental! – are some of the facilities on offer.
What’s special: The best and resort in Trongsa and one of the largest
Suggested suite: Deluxe
Tariff: INR 4,100
8. Dhensa Boutique Resort
Like many luxury resorts in Bhutan, simplicity is at the core of Dhensa Boutique Resort. It’s located in verdant Punakha Valley and looks out on to the Punakha River. The setting makes it ideal for trekking. One of the best places to head to is Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery that houses the bronze statues of Chenrezig.
What’s special: Situated in Punakha Valley with great trekking options
Suggested suite: Deluxe Suite King
Tariff: INR 16,500
9. Kichu Resort Paro
Paro is the star yet again and Kichu Resort showcases it in all its beauty. Located mid-valley with farmsteads and temples peppering the surroundings, you’ll feel compelled to get out and explore the beautiful landscape. Choose from 45 rooms, pamper yourself at the spa and dine at the multi-cuisine restaurant. The resort is situated on the way to the Tiger Monastery and is the ideal place to stay if it’s part of your itinerary.
What’s special: It’s located in Paro Valley and provides great value for money
Tariff: INR 5,400
10. Dragon’s Nest Hotel
This lakeside hotel is as tranquil as they come. Views of the valley and the lush surroundings will inspire you to get in touch with your creative side. Rooms are elegantly furnished including the dining room which serves a tasty multi-cuisine menu.
What’s special: Tranquil surroundings and beautiful landscaped gardens
Suggested suite: Double room
Tariff: INR 4,500
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We know you know all about the beauty of Bhutan but these splendid resorts make it even better to witness this beautiful country. So if you’re planning an international holiday on a budget, we would recommend Bhutan as a top pick. And yes, if you get serious about the plans, then do book a Bhutan Tour Package from TravelTriangle and enjoy a customized trip.