Metta Resort & Spa

Resort in Upper Paro Valley

This friendly Malaysian-Bhutanese-run place is 6km from Paro in the middle of the valley and a good place to be based for a couple of days. The duplex rooms are spacious and stylish, with thoughtful extras like traditional-style bathrobes and heaters in the bathroom. The staff are attentive, with thoughtful touches like the refreshing welcome drink and hot towel.

Other pluses include Asian-influenced food and a hot-stone bath ($24). The resort is up a bumpy side road.