Of all the experiences a holiday in Thailand can offer you, perhaps one of the most unique is a traditional Thai massage.
At its simplest, this could be a great value reflexology foot massage offered at a local shop or on a beach – great after a day’s shopping or sight-seeing. A step up from here is the 1- or 2-hour Traditional Thai massage which will stretch out all your aches and pains.
At the other end of the spectrum is the blissfully indulgent experience offered by a Thai spa resort where you can choose from a variety of health and beauty treatments as well as relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Whether you’re in search of physical fitness, peace and well-being or just some well-earned pampering, you’ll find it in abundance at Thailand’s wonderful spas.
But don’t just take our word for it! If you’re thinking about indulging in a spa next time you book a holiday to Thailand, then take a look at the suggestions below. We asked the fans of our Facebook page – Thailand Fan Club: UK & Ireland – to recommend their top 10 Thai Spa experiences. Here they are (in no particular order):
- Anantara Bhoput Resort & Spa, Koh Samui
Gillian Sparrow recommended Anantara Bhoput Spa Koh Samui. Read about the spa here.
- Anatara Hua Hin Resort & Spa:
Julie Read recommended Anantara Spa Hua Hin. Read about this resort and spa here.
- eforea:spa at Hilton, Pattaya:
Phachphicha Parinyajampol recommended eforea:spa. You can read about the spa here.
- Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa:
Garry Smith recommended the spa at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa. Read about it here.
- The Deverana Spa, Dusit Thani, Pattaya:
Amanda Douglas Matheson recommended The Deverana Spa at Dusit Thanni, Pattaya. Read about it here.
- Banyan Tree Spa, Phuket:
Lesa Cameron recommended The Spa at The Banyan Tree Resort, Phuket. Read about it here.
- Spa Cenvaree, Phuket:
Garry Smith recommended Spa Cenvaree at Centara Karon Resort, Phuket. Read about it here.
- The Siam Organic Spa
Kim Brooke Waddington recommended The Siam Organic Spa at Pier 42 Boutique Resort & Spa, Phuket. You can read about the resort here.
Finally, two recommendations from our very own Tourism Thailand’s Joanna Cooke:
- Healthland Spa & Massage, Bangkok
This spa offers great value for money on massages. Read about it here.
- Oasis Day Spa, Bangkok
The Oasis Day Spa is a brilliant place to unwind. Read about it here.
This photo of Oasis Spa Bangkok Sukhumvit 51 is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Another experience strongly recommended by Facebook fans Sandra Overton and Paul Hunter is booking a massage at The Thai Blind Massage Institute (TBMI) in Pattaya. You could also visit the Massage School for the Blind in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, which has a reputation for offering one of the most unique spa experiences in Thailand.
So – we hope you try out a Thai spa experience next time you visit Thailand. Don’t forget to check out our Spa Top Tips on our Thailand Reunited Facebook App also for more inspiration.