Chiva Som is the Bergdorf’s of spas. This is where burned out urbanites and fed up fatties go to become the best version of themselves, in the highest degree of luxury. A weight loss center, medi spa, and wellness retreat rolled into one. Its 54 handsomely-appointed rooms and traditional Thai villas unfold through seven acres of pristine tropical grounds, where serenity takes center stage. Tailored programs are designed to maximize physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Think of any therapy or treatment with a proven track record, then it’s probably on the menu. Dance, pilates, and kinesis studios. Yoga and tai chi pavilions. Aquarobics. Bootcamp. A Watsu pool – that’s for water-based relaxation. Even Botox and laser have cosmetic wellbeing covered at this destination spa icon.