25 Mar, 2009
From Phuket to Krabi: best resorts in Thailand
Posted by: Phuket Rentals In: Phuket hotels
If you are after luxury, pampering and a little bit of spiritual healing, darling, then look no further than Thailand’s multitude of resorts and spas. They call Thailand the Land of smiles, and no wonder, with so many options of places to go where you can slip into comatose-like states of relaxation. It’s blissful, and we’ve got the most divine spots rounded up for you here.
Patong Villa Hotel, Phuket
The Chaidee Spa of this hotel offers charming traditional Thai surroundings making it an ideal location to let your worries float away. Situated deep within the tropical haven of Phuket, accommodation options tend to be located nearby to the beachfront. Be sure to check out the on-site beauty salon in Phuket and make the most of the facial and foot massages. Traditional Thai and Swedish massage are also available from this Phuket property. Prices go from just $27 — a bargain for any Phuket holiday.
The Oriental, Bangkok
The Oriental is considered to be one of the most beautiful spas in the world. Right the way through from the extravagant suites to the standard rooms, this is the pinnacle of what Thailand has to offer in this sector. Popular options include the Oriental Massage, as well as the Jet Lag Recovery Treatment. If you have ever stepped off a plane and felt like death warmed up after hours of uncomfortable travel, this should undoubtedly be your first port of call. You won’t believe what a difference a good, quality massage can make. The spa also features a Revitalizing Seaweed Treatment, Essential Oil Massage, Oriental Mud Wrap and Oriental Herbal Wrap. It’s pricey, with rates going between $300 and $2200, but for what you get you can be assured of being more than satisfied.
Natural Wing Health Spa, Koh Samui
Located a couple minutes from Bang Por beach, visitors can lose themselves in the golden sands and pristine views surrounding the spa. There are a fine selection of deluxe Thai villas on offer for patrons to stay in, and the resort offers all the amenities you would expect from a place of this caliber. Take a dip in the swimming pool or succumb to the temptations of one of Thailand’s supreme massages, it’s all here. Those a little bit more adventurous in their search for happiness might want to try their hands at yoga and meditation classes, colonic cleansing (wait until you feel the difference it makes) and acupuncture. Prices start at $40 a day. Money well spent.
St. Carlos Medical Spa, Pathumthani
The spa treatment and therapies on offer at St. Carlos Medical Spa have earned the resort a formidable reputation. If ever there was a place where you can literally feel the positive energies, this would be it. The emphasis here is on soothing the body before rejuvenating it and kick-starting it back to life. A weekend here can make all the difference for achieving that harmonious state of mind that seems to be so elusive in the modern world. If you are feeling a little old before your time then this is the ideal place to wash away those unwanted years. Everything from traditional massage to natural medicines and healing therapies are on offer, and prices range form $100 to $1500. Newly weds might be tempted by the Honeymoon Package which offers five luxurious treatments a day. Perfect for chilling out both mind and body.
Evason Hua Hin Resort & Six Senses Spa
There are close to 150 luxury lodging options featured at this resort and spa which is set amidst a breathtaking tropical garden. The private pool villas provide great views of the Gulf of Siam and go some way to complementing the relaxation techniques on offer. Many tourists are quick to sing the praises of the superb levels of service and amenities offered at this resort, from the lotus pool to the romantic balconies. A popular package option available, Exotic Flower Bath, includes two hours of full body, face and scalp massage. You’ll feel like a new person. Prices start at $125.
Pimalai Resort & Spa, Krabi
There are close to 1000 meters of golden sands on the beachfront to enjoy whilst staying at this resort and spa. Found in the southernmost depths of Thailand, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking coastline that Krabi is renowned for. Some go so far as to say that Krabi is the most beautiful place in all of Thailand, if not the world, and who could argue with a claim like that once you have seen everything on offer. A variety of available spa treatments are on offer, and as with the Oriental, it isn’t cheap, but with these sorts of places you really do get what you pay for.