Thailand’s peaceful vistas, zen life philosophies, famed massage techniques, and paradise resorts provide the perfect ingredients for a wonderful wellness break. Whether you choose to go all out for an immersive life-changing experience or want to try a few treatments while on holiday, we have the very best spa hotels from which to choose.
Devasom – Khao Lak
Surrounded by a freshwater lagoon and the sea, this 69-room resort in Khao Lak is nestled among wild coconut groves and beautifully kept lush gardens, with a two-tier saltwater swimming pool overlooking the beachfront. If you’re seeking a spa hotel in Thailand with yoga, mindfulness opportunities and one of the most beautiful spa areas we have ever been to, this is it. Inspired by the ancient healing arts of Thailand, treatments include traditional, lymphatic or oriental massages, rejuvenating facials and body wraps, the spa area itself is incredible, with traditional Thai massages taking place in their outdoor spa area surrounded by marble and water. Staff can tailor a package from one hour to seven days, ensuring you return home fully restored from head to toe.
The Sarojin – Khao Lak
This high-end boutique resort offers incredible water-side candlelit dining, pools flanked by muslin-draped cabanas and the Pathways Spa. Cross the rustic boardwalk over a deep green estuary into the wellness area and you’re transported into a haven of tranquillity. The resort has four open-air treatment pavilions where you can take in the sights and sounds of nature, as well as the intoxicating Thai-sourced aromas. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, the essential oils are all 100% natural oil and carry a range of holistic benefits. Massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, beauty treatments and yoga classes are all readily available.
Amanpuri – Phuket
Found on a private peninsula this self-contained sanctuary boasts one of the best beaches in Phuket. Sign up for one of Aman’s Wellness Immersions from movement and nutrition to fitness and spiritual awareness, this is a results-driven programme designed for transformation and total re-calibration. Treatments range from uplifting holistic to medically led sessions and can be anything from a condensed one-day experience, to three days or even more. Following a consultation, scans and tests, staff prescribe a bespoke programme, designed to help improve stress, manage weight, detox and cleanse and rehabilitate the body all within the blissful surroundings of this stunning and tranquil resort.
Keemala – Phuket
Unique, enchanting and with a holistic approach to wellness, Keemala is a truly tranquil place to enjoy a wellness holiday. Retreats here can be high octane with circuit training and HIIT or take a calmer pace with pilates, yoga and meditation. Spa specialities include Raindrop Healing Therapy, Holistic Slimming Massage and Reiki, and treatments are designed around the elements of ocean, earth, fire, air. Guests can also enjoy the aromatherapy bath, rain showers with exotic fragrances, and an ozone-filtered pool. Not only does the all-pool villa tropical wonderland offer fantastic wellness programmes and treatments the balanced approach extends to its superb cuisine presenting nutritious and fresh local food and organic boutique wine.
Four Seasons Resort – Koh Samui
This renowned hotel name never disappoints us, and the spa here (as to be expected!!) is entirely first class. From full-day programmes to a 30-minute refresh, there is something to soothe everybody and soul. Seek out the Secret Garden Spa, where ingredients from the lush tropical backyard feature in its innovative treatment menu. Or try a relaxing massage with warmed lava shells, sea kelp, algae or coconuts. Resident healers offer an array of traditional therapies including astrology and palmistry and Tibetan Singing Bowl therapy. In addition to its holistic therapies, the spa offers full salon services and the young ones can also choose from pedicures, massages, manicures and facials all designed especially for children.
TLE Top Tip – for the ultimate treat, indulge in a divine fire energy four hands massage!
Banyan Tree – Phuket
Since its opening in 1994, this pioneering garden spa has offered oriental blends of health and beauty services using ancient and modern techniques. Each therapist has undergone at least 350 hours of Banyan Tree training at the group’s dedicated academy. Chosen for their intuitive touch, all staff deliver sensory treatments with a non-clinical, personalised approach. Guests can choose from three signature spa experiences Chevit, Cheva and Royal Banyan, or create their own tailored to individual needs. All treatments combine an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices passed down from generations. Elsewhere, the high-end resort is elegantly furnished with Thai art and fine woodwork, and has open-air jet pools, tennis courts, a gym, three eateries, two bars and landscaped gardens.
Rosewood – Phuket
The sleek British hotel brand has extended its portfolio to this serene and contemporary Emerald Bay property. Asaya, the hotel’s spa, offers signature treatments and alternative therapies alongside its fitness centre and tranquil beachside infinity pool. The mantra here is self-discovery, self-acceptance and self-transformation through well-being, emotional balance, physical therapies, skin health, fitness and nutrition. Visiting expert practitioners often hold specialist workshops and Asaya’s villa can cater to groups wishing to enjoy a wellness journey together. Expect some unusual options such as Chi Nei Tsang and Watsu, as well as a full-service menu.
Six Senses Yao Noi – Ko Yao Noi
Stay on a secluded hillside, and take in the rural tranquillity whilst enjoying the wellness and spa facilities at the Six Senses Yao Noi Spa village. Traditional healing practices that incorporate the elements of earth, water, fire and air are the premise of the therapies here all of which help to rebalance the senses. Choose to relax at the Thai-inspired long house or in the individual treatment salas overlooking the lush surroundings. Treatments and programmes vary between practical and quirky options like,Tibetan Singing Bowls, a dream catcher massage, jet lag recovery massage, and natural sunburn soother – to name a few! A Father and Son or Mother and Daughter treatment is ideal for creating meaningful quality time when traveling as a family, or the children can choose a solo junior massage. Wellness programmes can also be designed to incorporate lifestyle practices so you benefit even after your holiday is over.
Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Krabi
In an idyllic location on the Krabi coast, sits Phulay Bay, a Ritz Carlton Reserve. Private villas, tropical gardens, and a secluded beach set the scene for a truly relaxing experience at The SPA. The spa has eleven treatment rooms, its own yoga studio, an outdoor treatment area with lagoon views, vitality pools, and steam and sauna rooms. Treatments draw on Thai, Asian and European techniques, with rituals available for couples. Treatments and ambiance combine the spirituality of Thai tradition and culture with the local natural surroundings, listen to the soothing sound of the Andaman Sea as you drift away to complete relaxation and bliss!