Thailand is known as one of the world’s top spa destinations. Every year, thousands of honeymooners flock to Thailand in pursuit of pampering, luxury and relaxation. WeddingSutra.com has put together a list of our favorite luxury spas in Thailand that take pampering to a whole new level.
Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood
No news, no shoes. Barefoot luxury. That’s the appeal of Soneva Kiri and no wonder it attracts royalty, Hollywood A-listers and rock stars. Located on the remote island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri is very exclusive, offering just twenty-four large resort villas and eleven private residences – all built of sustainable local materials, with stunning infinity pools, impossibly chic furnishings, personal electric buggies and impeccable service.
Soneva Kiri has the largest of all the Six Senses Spas offering open-air treatment rooms and exercise lofts with spectacular views and outdoor baths and showers. Mud massages, Thai herbal baths, silk facials, warm oils of Ayurveda and a rich selection of wellness rituals await your choosing.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach, Phuket
Amid the lush tropical gardens and just steps away from pristine sands of Karon Beach, Movenpick Resort & Spa makes a superb spot for couples not trying to spend big dollars on a romantic spa geaway. Each of the 159 Suites and Private Villas come fully equipped with sundecks and outdoor rainforest showers. Many of the suites and villas also offer private plunge pools.
The spa offers outdoor scenic bathing pools as well as private suites designed for those couples looking to relax together in privacy. They offer an extensive menu of therapeutic treatments including a Romantic Harmony treatment for couples. In a double suite, lit only by candles, the relaxing two-hour session begins with a pampering Foot Soak followed by a Chocolate Body Scrub, a sensory delight that also softens your skin. After that, soak in a luxurious floral milk bath before the final Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage to release stress and tension and increase a blood circulation.
Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi
Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton in Krabi! Phulay Bay is a secluded resort surrounded by beautiful beaches, coral reefs, jungles, and enchanting waterfalls. This breathtaking luxury reserve features 54 one-bedroom pavilions and villas with private plunge pools, sheltered outdoor baths and showers, and unspoilt views of the ocean.
If that isn’t indulgent enough, the ESPA spa is situated on a lagoon, surrounded by tropical jungle and limestone hills, with stepping-stones meandering between beautiful teak walkways and relaxation terraces surrounded by vegetation and dotted with reflection ponds. Try their ultimate Spa experience for two in a beautiful Private Spa Suite offering treatments that combine the best of ancient and modern therapies with the finest quality ingredients and a holistic wellness approach.
Dhara Devi, Chiang Mai
This is not your typical high end luxury resort. Dhara Devi is a living experience of rich Lanna Kingdom heritage complete with ancient palace-like structures, traditional Lanna-style villas, delightful colonial mansions, landscaped gardens and rice paddy fields.
The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre, easily one of the most beautiful spas in the world, is a palatial 3,100 square metre sanctuary embellished with ornate mouldings and sculptures depicting sacred animals or symbolic Buddhist motifs, loyally recreated by 150 Chiang Mai artisans from the original Burmese template in Mandalay, Myanmar. A full selection of European, Asian, and Insian holistic treatments and therapies is available.
Banyan Tree, Phuket
Sun-kissed beaches of glistening sand, coconut groves and pristine azure waters form the backdrop for resplendent Thai-village style villas of Banyan Tree Phuket, an oasis of peace and tranquility. All villas have gardens, salas or sundecks, showers and open-air sunken baths or pools/ jet-pools for a truly exquisite villa experience.
One of the finest spas in the world, the Banyan Tree Spa Phuket elevates the tropical garden spa concept with its Eastern therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony. Enjoy an uplifting and rejuvenating spa experience from a team of exceptional therapists who are impeccably well versed in a range of Asian therapies.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Built in 1876 and still the classiest hotel in the Thai capital, The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok is where the celebrities come to stay. Equally luxurious as the hotel, the Oriental Spa has been continually recognized as one of the best spas in the world. Situated across the river from the hotel in a traditional 19th century Thai-style house of beautifully carved, golden teak wood, the Oriental Spa is an oasis of tranquility.
The spa offers 10 private treatment rooms, five spa suites outfitted with steam and vitality pools, and two rooms designed exclusively for its range of facials. The Oriental Spa, Bangkok’s long list of body treatments includes everything from traditional Thai, Swedish and Balinese massages to signature experiences.
Conrad, Koh Samui
This 25-acre resort on secluded Aow Thai Beach offers cinemascopic sunset views from all of its 66 one -and-two-bedroom villas perched on cliffs featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, 10m private infinity pools and timber decks.
The Spa is located atop a hill that provides stunning 270-degree panoramic views of an azure sea. There are 10 treatment rooms here – three for couples, five for singles and two for Thai massage, and each room has its own private deck with views of the ocean. The Spa’s range of treatments plus fitness and wellness activities is comprehensive, with everything on offer from a simple one hour Thai massage through to all-inclusive packages lasting several hours and even three-day ‘Spa Retreats’.