Koh Samui Spas & Thai Massages
Spas in Koh Samui
Koh Samui has always attracted those in search of a place to relax and recharge, with many new age centres established years before Spas became mainstream.
The alternative venues with liver fasting and meditation are still around, complemented by an increasing number of sophisticated new Spa resorts, many located in hotels.
Asian beauty secrets, traditional massage, de-stressing body treatments...Samui is the place to find them.
A’Lanna Spa is a new boutique spa located opposite Saboey Resort and Spa in Bangrak, in the Northeastern part of Koh Samui.
A’Lanna Spa is unique in the fact that it is able to offer its clients the same services as the larger big name spas at a much more affordable price. They offer their clients VIP treatment rooms for their wonderful and assorted treatment packages. All their products are 100% natural organic and are of the best quality.
They also feature their own line of products including jasmine, frangipani, and tangerine oils; coconut facial cream, and a variety of other assorted scrumptious products.
- Opening Hours: daily from 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: opposite Saboey Resort & Villas in Bangrak
- Tel: +66(0) 817974100
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.
- Tel: 077 422 223
Also in the North, the Anodas Spa is part of the luxurious Nora Beach Resort. The beautiful wooden open-air treatment rooms are nestled between the spectacular free-form pool and the ocean. The highly qualified staff uses a range of Thai herbal ingredients and organic, botanical products in their treatments. The Anodas Spa utilizes both Thai and western techniques for the massages and facials. There are many treatment packages to choose from, including one specially designed for men.
- Tel: 077 413 999
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: Big Buddha Beach
Further south still, the recently refurbished and renamed Cenvaree Spa at the Centara Grand Beach Resort is a high-end facility set in tranquil gardens with private treatment rooms and the very latest in heath and beauty treatments. The menu includes massages, wraps and facials as well as professional manicure, pedicure services and even slimming therapies.
- Tel: 077 230 500
Opposite the Nora Beach Resort. The Eranda Spa is a stand-alone facility 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.
- Tel: 077 422 666
Four Seasons Tropical Spa
Chaweng has long cried out for a convenient spa, which doesn't offer only the unseemly kind of 'special' massages, and Four Seasons fills the gap nicely. Beautifully designed with lots of stone carvings, silk hangings and large jacuzzis, saunas, and baths, the Four Seasons offers a wide range of massages, wrap, facials and scrubs. Their signature 'Winter' massage uses hot stones to stimulate the lymphatic system to detoxify the body and is unavailable elsewhere on the island. There is also a nice selection of packages that combine three or four treatments at very reasonable prices.
- Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm
- Location: Central Chaweng
- Tel: 077 414 141-3
The Health Oasis puts an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, especialy regarding food, rather than a quick fix. Some fairly radical cleansing and liver flush fasts among the diet programs 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 and dealing with tense muscles. A simple , basic and inexpensive set-up in a nice beach location.
The Imperial Spa
Using all natural Thai oils, fruits and clays, the Imperial Spa at Imperial Boat House Hotel offers a comprehensive range of massages, scrubs, wraps and facials as well as manicure, pedicure and waxing services in five elegantly designed treatment suites and a walled outdoor sala.
Each room boasts individual features such as a steam sauna, Jacuzzi, deep bath and multi-directional showers to further enhance your visit. Considering the quality of the treatments and the products used, the Imperial Spa also represents excellent value for money.
- Location: At Imperial Boat House Hotel, Choeng Mon
Hanna Somatic Education was devised in the USA over twenty years ago and has been brought to Samui by Cynthia Lindway, one of only 80 certified practitioners in the world. Taught in either individual or group classes Somatics bears a superficial resemblance to yoga and is a highly developed, but relatively easy to learn, series of exercises designed to relieve pain and improve muscle control. It's application in pain relief can be quite startling - Cynthia's assistant Meredith Collard spent fourteen years in a wheelchair, as a result of a botched operation on her ankle and was told she's never walk again. Now thanks to several years of Somatics, she's fully mobile. Although all results won't necessarily be as dramatic as this, the course if well worth trying for anyone who suffers from persistent back, arm or leg pain.
- Location: Chaweng - 100 metres down the road opposite Tesco
- Tel: 01 970 1705
Mata Hari Day Spa
Back towards the centre of town, Mata Hari Spa is new addition to the massage scene in Chaweng, located right in the heart of the shopping street opposite Pizza Hut. The menu of treatments includes Thai and Western massage techniques and the private treatment rooms are well equipped and comfortable. The Mata Hari also offers a wide range of packages that combine body treatments, facials and massage at reduced rates.
- Address: 66/75, Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui,, Surat Thani, 84320
- Tel: 077 413 226
Samui Dharma Healing Centre
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: Lipa Noi Beach
Samui Ridgeway Luxury Spa
Enhance your senses in the mountaintop Samui Ridgeway Luxury Spa, a bespoke luxury 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 personalized 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 Moo 3, Tambon Taling Ngam
- Tel: +66 (0)81 089 6316
Very decadent and correspondingly expensive day spa nestling in the extensive grounds of the Santiburi Resort & Spa. The spa features four double treatment rooms, private gardens, two steam saunas infused with fresh Thai herbs, and two outdoor jacuzzis shaded by traditional Thai sala's.
Massages 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 Resort & Spa, Maenam
Spa Samui Resort
Spread over two locations in Lamai - one beachside and one in the hills, Spa Samui Resort is now famous worldwide for its fasting and cleansing programmes, and kick-started the whole trend for alternative health spas with its opening in 1992. Fasting packages range from one day to seven days and are augmented by reflexology, meditation and yoga classes.
For the passing visitor there's 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 recently voted one of the fifty best restaurants in the world by an international magazine and serves a huge array of salads and health 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: Lamai Beach and Route 4169
Tamarind Springs Classic Spa has a proven recipe for relaxation: Take a tropical island coconut grove in the shade of a gently sloping mountain. Tuck a herbal steam room in between two huge rocks. Nestle a cold plunge pool nearby. Surround with lush natural landscape. Fold in an hour or two (or more...) of soothing massage with essential natural oils. Mix thoroughly. Garnish with a refreshing herbal drink.
It's Forest spa is even more amazing, set into the jungle with herbal steam cave and forest pools. Included in every forest spa experience is time out in the 'space out' zone with complimentary refreshments and snacks. -- a wonderfully relaxing appetizer to the main course of massage. Treatments focus on professional massage (with some skin care treatments) in this spectacular natural environment. There's also a cafe/juice bar.
- Location: Route 4169, Lamai