When it comes to luxury spas, Thailand is hard to beat. The facilities are superb, the settings can be among the most exotic on Earth, and the eastern approach to relaxation and rebalancing of mind and body offers no end of novelty. Bangkok certainly has some excellent spas, and these four are unimaginably good.
The Siam Bangkok
The spa at the Siam was a nominee for the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014 – and it is not hard to see why. The mission statement of the Siam is to provide guests with “bliss, utter joy and contentment”. The spa is secluded, yet offers beautiful surroundings, all geared up towards the easing of mind, body and spirit. For wellness, regeneration and a kick-start to a change of lifestyle, the Siam is a popular and hugely enjoyable choice, all in a hotel with excellent rooms and a fine riverside setting.
Set in a convenient central Bangkok location, the Hansar is a wonderfully luxurious hotel that specialises in weddings, with great facilities for ceremonies and some dreamy honeymoon suites. To that can be added a truly superb Luxsa Spa, which was listed in the top 35 best new spas in the world in 2012 by Conde Nast. Single suite spas and massage rooms enable couples to continue to enjoy privacy.
Sala Samui Resort and Spa
If you can ever drag yourself from the cosy, spacious villas in this fine resort, the spa is incredible. Just imagine a Thai massage outdoors: It’s just one of the treats that can be enjoyed here. Whether going for a facial, a body scrub, or just soaking in the natural aromas of a myriad of herbal remedies, this is a place to enjoy a sensational treat for the senses and a feeling of physical renewal that can only be felt, not described.
Koh Samui, Sandalwood Luxury Villas
Last but definitely not least, the Sandalwood Luxury Villas offer classy, superbly appointed accommodation with a real Thai feel. Then comes the spa. Featuring beautiful views, fragrant aromas and traditional Buddhist imagery, it offers a true oasis of calm and relaxation, with fantastic massages, facials and manicures. Forget the world and unwind.