MOST RELAXING SPAS IN PHUKET
MOST RELAXING SPAS IN PHUKETby 小熊 2016-11-30
Step away from the stresses of work and surround yourself with stunning scenery; enjoy wondrous treatments that provide respite for the mind and relaxation for the body; dine out on deliscious Tom Yum; experience the unique spectacle that is a Thai lady boy cabaret show and lose yourself in the true sense of what it means to travel in Thailand.
Yet is this the whole picture? Perhaps not.
No Thai adventure is complete until you have enjoyed the unerring pleasure of a local massage. As with the cuisine, wellness treatments are embedded within local Thai culture – a fact exemplified by the number of spas you stumble across during your travels.
You will be dazzled by the selection but - follow our advice - and you need not be overwhelmed; we will show you the best of the delights on offer.
Spa Rarin Jinda
As one of the most progressive Spas in the country, Rarin Jinda boasts unrivalled facilities including a heated indoor hydrotherapy pool, vichy shower and hydrotherapy bath tub, among a host of other amenities. With an enchanting décor and hi-tech features, this award-winning spa is revered by locals and tourists alike.
Rarin Jinda has several locations across Chiang Mai and Bangkok, with Phuket being their most recent opening. Expect elegant charm and an unrivalled consistency to their service; refined design styles rather than a lavishly overblown decor. The wellness rooms are comforting and generously-sized and guests can choose communal treatments if visiting in groups - perhaps breaking with tradition but a more sociable affair.
As well as bravely modernizing the interior design, the Rarin Jindai team have also stepped up their spa service. Alongside saunas, hot stone massages and shirodhara, less traditional Tibetan therapies and stomach detoxification treatments are also now on offer.
184/14 Pangmuang Sai Kor Rd. Pathong, Krathu, Phuket
Established in December 2015, in the face of some well-established competition, Sukko Spa has carved itself a niche with its delightful features.
This gorgeous spa spans across 12 acres – a space equivalent to that of 6 football pitches – with 80 generously-sized treatment rooms. The spa is easily accessible thanks to its free shuttle service and boasts a regal architectural design with ornate decorations.
Design aside, the founder of Sukko Spa deserves a mention in his own right. A practitioner of traditional Thai medicine, he knows a thing or two about herbal pharmacology and uses this influence within the treatments available at Sukko. Traditional massages, heat therapies and herbal remedies are all used to bring a balance back to clients’ spirits.
Sukko Spa offers 14 packages that vary in length from two to three hours and have each been prepared by Sukko’s certified herbalist. The intrigue is not in the variety, rather in the fact that each therapist is a Thai herbalist who will adjust the herbs they use depending on the client’s specific needs. Each herbalist has received over 800 hours of training and only once qualified can they offer their services to guests. Sukko Spa has its own range of products that make the best of the herbalist remedies on offer, with many of these available for guests to purchase and take home.
5/10 Moo 3, Chaofa West Road, Tumbon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket
11:00—20:30(the latest reservation is before 8pm.)
SPA So Thai
So Thai Spa is an international chain with branches in Bangkok and London. Being a city spa, it offers competitively-priced treatments in tranquil surrounds, alongside more deluxe packages.
The Phuket branch is a more remote offering and is a 15-minute walk from the famous Jungceylin shopping mall. Minimalist décor accessorized by intricate potted plants create intimate surrounds. The couples package is particularly popular in this spa. Friendly and well-trained therapists ensure that all who receive a treatment leave feeling revitalized and pampered, taking clients through traditional herbal body scrubs to leave the skin fresh and invigorated.
Being a city spa, other express services are also available so step in for shoulder, neck or foot treatments and leave rejuvenated after a quick shot of relaxation.
34/50-57 Prachanukhro Road , Citin Plaza Hotel, Patong, Phuket
Openging Hours: 12:00-24:00
Oasis is the most renowned spa in Thailand. Specializing in Thai massage, the spa offers preferential treatments to individual clients guaranteeing a level of privacy and personalization not available elsewhere. Furthermore, each spa is built to reflect the local environment so captures the uniqueness of its surrounds.
Oasis Spa has four branches in Phuket, each with its own unique characteristics. Sky Breeze on Kata beach has a natural intimacy; Royal Thai and Turquoise Cove on Kamala Beach favour glamour and luxury; while Secret Garden at Laguna is set within the jungle canopies. Despite their own unique characteristics, each spa makes the best use of the same range of essential oils and skin care products so you can expect consistent results no matter which spa you choose.
Of the many treatments, the Kid’s Warm Coconut Oil Massage is specifically designed for children aged 5-12, with essential coconut oil used to relieve stress among younger travelers.
Oasis Sky Breeze Spa on Kata beach
Enjoy magnificent views and the gentle sea breeze from their open-air bath and massage rooms, which bring a unique feel to this spa location. 6 air-conditioned double-rooms and one open-air double room accommodate up to 14 guests for group massages. Free shuttles are available from Kata, Karon and Rawai beaches.
Oasis Royal Thai Spa on Kamala beach
Set among perfect sunsets, tropical beaches and cascading mountain backdrops, discover the traditional beauty of Thai architecture. Stepping through the entrance is like stepping into a separate universe of sublime serenity as specialist wellness therapists offer the most progressive therapies. 4 air-conditioned double-rooms accommodate up to 8 guests for group massages. Free shuttles are available from Patong, Kamala and Bang Tao beaches.
Oasis Turquoise Cove Spa on Kamala beach
The larger of the Oasis Spas, but perhaps the least well-known. A mysterious interior with a Moroccan vibe of stone pillars and marble baths, a special relaxation area and an open-air panoramic shower that puts nature at your fingertips. 10 air-conditioned rooms provide space for up to 18 guests to enjoy communal massages. Free shuttles area available from Patong, Kamala and Bang Tao beaches.
Oasis Secret Garden Spa on Laguna
Located in a tropical paradise along the shores of a secluded lake, this spa is a relaxation haven to soothe mind, body and soul. 5 lake-view double-rooms can accommodate up to 10 for group massages. There is a shuttle bus available for those staying at the Laguna Hotel.
26 soi plukjae karon，muang，phuke（Oasis Sky Breeze Spa）
128 Moo 3 Rimhad Rd. Kamala, Kathu, Phuket（Oasis Royal Thai Spa）
71/10 Moo 5 (Soi Fantasea), Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket（Oasis Turquoise Cove Spa）
47 Moo 1 Srisuntorn Rd | Cherngtalay, Phuket 83110, Thailan （Oasis Secret Garden Spa）