In the last few years Koh Samui has become increasingly popular as a Spa destination, so much so that it is now deservedly recognised as a major spa centre in the region. With more spas opening every year a Samui Spa Association has been formed in order to maintain high standards and further enhance the islands growing reputation. What follows is just a selection of the world class spa facilities available on Samui, a visit to any one of which will leave you feeling relaxed rejuvenated and perhaps even a few years younger.
Whenever you feel the need to slow down, create space and find solitude to recharge, there are not many better places to do so than Swasana Spa, a true boutique spa. While not having the widest range of spa treatments, the ones it does offer are of the highest standard, and at very reasonable rates. Whether you opt for air conditioned comfort or prefer to be outside in the spa garden you are guaranteed a rewarding experience. You can even combine your treatment with an evening enjoying the finest spa cuisine at the highly acclaimed Tamarind restaurant.
“Discover Heaven’s Secret” at Is Spa. The air conditioned treatment rooms, located amidst tropical flower gardens, each reflect a particular season through the use of different colours and décor. Their oil massage therapy offers a selection of 16 essential oils to choose from, and the therapists are highly knowledgeable in the benefits and characteristics of each. This fully equipped spa has all the facilities you would expect of a top spa with Jacuzzi, bathtubs and steam rooms. Perhaps their most notable treatment is the Hot Stone Massage where perfectly smooth hot stones are placed on various energy points on the body to stimulate and detoxify your system.
Peace Tropical Spa
Peace Tropical Spa naturally enough can be found at Peace Resort in Bophut. It is the perfect environment to relax and allow yourself to be pampered in a uniquely Thai style setting, using treatments and natural ingredients inspired by traditional herbal medicines. There is a full range of treatments available which can be selected individually or as part of a package. Why not try the Volcanic Clay Wrap which promises to help shed those extra pounds, and firm up those parts that need firming! Something we could all do with from time to time.
Tamarind Springs is especially renowned for its extraordinary herbal steam room. Known locally as the “Dragon’s Cave”, it is set between two boulders whose rocky sides serve as walls, beside a waterfall-fed plunge pool. The names of the treatments alone sound inviting, with “Back to Bliss” and “Stoned on Samui” to mention but two. Whatever package you opt for will find the therapists are expertly trained and accommodating to your specific needs. Certain treatments require prior booking so be sure to check out their website to find out exactly what appeals to you. It is even possible to book accommodation at one of their eight luxurious tropical villas.
Prana Spa is located in the quite beautiful Tongsai Bay Resort overlooking its own private bay. The three spa suites are located in their own individual cottage affording the utmost in privacy, each containing herbal steam room and open air floral bath as well as massage and treatment beds. The body treatments at Prana emphasize the use of local herbs and natural ingredients, such as coconut oil and flesh in the Samui Sun Soothe for sunburnt skin. Amongst the packages on offer is the “Return to Prana” for couples, which involves a series of exotic relaxing experiences including the application of Honey Bath Cream to one another!