At the northern end of Chaweng, the Amata Spa is set in the beautiful tropical gardens of the Coral Bay Resort. The experienced therapists have all completed over 300 hours of training, and the spa boast exceptional facilities such as the detoxifying infrared sauna, high-pressure hydro-jets, and a herbal steam room with plunge pool. The spa manageress is also a qualified nurse, and you can have a consultation in order to tailor-make packages of treatments suited to your requirements.
- Location: 9 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 234 555
Baan Sabai is located in a charming compound of Ayutthaya-style teak houses and salas next to the beach at Big Buddha. The houses and their well-tended tropical gardens are dotted with Buddha images, terracotta pots and antiques. All the treatments take place with the sound of the waves lapping nearby, which enhances an already very relaxing experience.
A wide range of massages, wraps and facials is offered, the standout being the Herbal Steam Massage – a traditional Thai massage supplemented with a soothing herbal compress. The houses can be booked for a half or full package of treatments.
- Location: 59 Moo 4, Bophut, Bang Rak, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 427 444
The Eranda Spa is a stand-alone facility opposite the Nora Beach Resort with a good range of treatments on offer and a spectacular hillside setting. Known as “the spa with a view”, Eranda also produces its own herbal product range and has developed some creative in-house fusion massages.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm
- Location: 9/37 Moo 2, Chaweng North Road, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)98 329 1445
Health Oasis Resort
The Health Oasis Resort puts an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, especially regarding food, rather than a quick fix. Some fairly radical cleansing and liver flush fasts among the diet programmes are aimed at steering you in the right direction.
The Health Oasis is also known for their blind masseuses, who are very effective in feeling for and dealing with tense muscles. A simple, basic and inexpensive set-up in a nice beach location.
- Location: 26/4 Moo 6, Bang Por, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 602 096
Dharma Healing Center of Samui
The Dharma Healing Center of Samui is an intense fasting spa run according to strict Buddhist principles, offering 7-, 10-, 14- and 21-day courses. During the programme, fasters complete an elimination fast that includes drinking various nourishing mineral drinks throughout the day, taking a Chinese herbal cleansing formula and colonic irrigation.
In addition to the fast, each person is given an iridology consultation with personal physio-nutritional, psycho-spiritual and emotional counselling. Introductory classes in meditation, yoga, Qi Kung, Buddha Dharma, nutritional healing and conscious eating are included in the programmes. Accommodation is available at several bungalow resorts nearby and can be arranged by the spa staff.
- Location: 63 Moo 1, Ang Thong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 234 170
Samui Ridgeway Luxury Spa
Enhance your senses in the mountaintop Samui Ridgeway Luxury Spa, a bespoke spa and villa estate with a full range of signature treatments and indulgences. Experience the art of relaxation, healing and pampering. The dedicated spa team will provide you with warm Thai hospitality with unique attention to personalised needs. Here, you can enjoy specially designed 100% natural, botanical facial, hair care, body care, sun care and spa products from Simply Samui.
- Location: 149/1 Moo3, Taling Ngam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)92 267 8164
The Santiburi Resort & Spa features 4 double treatment rooms, private gardens, 2 steam saunas infused with fresh Thai herbs, and 2 outdoor jacuzzis shaded by traditional Thai salas. Massages available include Swedish, traditional Thai, remedial, reflexology and Tibetan energy balancing, which is unique to Santiburi on Samui. Body treatments include the Santiburi salt glow, the Thai herbal body polish, the Dead Sea thermal mud wrap and their signature treatment, the tropical enzyme wrap. Many of the massages, treatments and facials can be combined in packages.
- Location: Santiburi Koh Samui, 12/12 Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 031
The Spa Resort
Spread over 2 locations in Lamai – 1 beachside and 1 in the hills – The Spa Resort is now famous worldwide for its fasting and cleansing programmes. It kickstarted the whole trend for alternative health spas with its opening in 1992. Fasting packages range from 1 day to 7 days and are augmented by reflexology, meditation and yoga classes.
For the passing visitor, there are also massages, including Thaiatsu, aroma oil and healing clay, facials and other treatments on offer. Their mostly vegetarian restaurant (same menu at both sites) was voted among the best restaurants in the world and serves a huge array of salads and healthy shakes unavailable elsewhere on the island. Accommodation is available at both locations, although the hillside site is much newer and its bungalows are a higher quality than those on the beach.
- Location: 171/2 Moo 4, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 230 985