Chiang Mai is the gateway to Northern Thailand. Offering amazing outdoor adventures including white river rafting, elephant encounters, and trekking, no one ever wants to leave the spiritual capitol of the North. Yet, when it’s time to catch a plane to somewhere else, the Coral Lounge Chiang Mai is a great place to grab a bite and a drink before a domestic flight. The small coffee shop style lounge is just one of two lounges post security in the Chiang Mai airport. The lounge offers day passes, but is also available to priority pass card holders.
The Coral domestic lounge is likely the smallest airport lounge I have ever visited. With room for only 12-15 people, the lounge could potentially fill up quickly. During our visit, there were only 3 other guests in the lounge. This made the small intimate lounge comfortable. Any more guests and it would be packed.
The Coral Lounge Offerings
The small lounge has all the basic amenities of both a café and an airport lounge. Upon entering there is a small check in desk with an espresso machine. To the right there are three tables which seats two guests each. Turn to the left and there’s a couple more two tops. There is also a bar which can sit 4 more guests against the wall.
For such a small lounge, the food options are impressive. With both hot options and cold prepared finger food.
The A la carte options included delicious Tom Kha soup. I accompanied this with a local Chang beer. Do note, beer is not in the self serve fridge. You must ask for it.
The Chiang Mai Coral Lounge is small but nice. It has a large food selection for a lounge which can only cater to a few guests at a time. The lounge feels more like a small café or coffee shop which belongs in Europe, not an airport lounge. There’s no tarmac views, but the service and offerings make up for the lack of space or views. Overall this lounge is a great place to stop for a few minutes before boarding a flight to other destinations in Thailand.