In recent years, Koh Samui has become increasingly popular as a spa destination, to the point that it is now rightly recognized as an important spa center in the region. With the opening of more spas each year, a Samui Spa Association has been created to maintain high standards and further enhance the islands' growing reputation. The following is just a selection of the world-class spa facilities available on Samui, a visit to one of you that will leave you laid back relaxed and maybe 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 make that Swasana Spa, a real spa of charm. While not having the widest range of spa treatments, the ones it offers are of the highest quality, and at very reasonable rates. Whether you opt for air-conditioned comfort or prefer to be outside in the spa garden, you are sure to have a rewarding experience. You can even combine your treatment with an evening enjoying the best spa cuisine at the highly acclaimed Tamarind Restaurant.
"Discover the secret of paradise" at Is Spa. The air-conditioned treatment rooms, set amidst tropical flower gardens, each reflect a particular season through the use of different colors and decor. Their oil massage therapy offers a selection of 16 essential oils to choose from, and therapists are very knowledgeable about the benefits and features of each. This fully equipped spa has all the facilities you would expect from an upscale spa with whirlpool tubs and steam rooms. Perhaps their most notable treatment is Hot Stone Massage where perfectly smooth hot stones are placed on different points of the body's energy to stimulate and detoxify your system
Peace Tropical Spa
Resort in Bophut. It's the perfect environment to relax and be pampered in a typically Thai setting, using natural treatments and ingredients inspired by traditional medicinal plants. There is a full range of treatments available that can be selected individually or as part of a package. Why not try the wrap with volcanic clay that promises to help lose those extra pounds and firm up the parts that need firming! Something we could all do with once in a while.
Tamarind Springs is particularly renowned for its extraordinary herbal steam room. Known locally as the "Dragon's Cave", it is located between two rocks whose rock walls serve as walls, next to a deep pool fed by a waterfall. The names of the treatments seem inviting, with "Back to Bliss" and "Stoned on Samui" to name just two. Whichever package you choose, therapists will be trained and adapted to your specific needs. Some treatments require advance booking so be sure to check their website to find out exactly what you like. It is even possible to book accommodation in one of their eight luxurious tropical villas.
Prana Spa is located in the beautiful resort of Tongsai Bay overlooking its own private bay. The three spa suites are located in their own individual chalet offering the utmost privacy, each containing a herbal steam room and an outdoor floral bath as well as massage and treatment beds. Prana's body care focuses on the use of local herbs and natural ingredients, such as coconut oil and the skin flesh of sun of Samui. Among the packages on offer, the "Return to Prana" for couples, which involves a series of exotic relaxation experiences, including the application of honey bath cream to the other!