1. The Okura Prestige Spa, Bangkok
Set in the royal capital of Thailand, The Okura Prestige Spa is one of Bangkok’s hidden sanctuary. Make an appointment for a personalised spa session that is tailored to your liking or if you are there with your significant other, opt for “A Couple’s Journey” where the both of you can indulge in a luxurious rose milk bath followed by a massage and a facial treatment.
2. The Barai, Hua Hin
Awarded “Outstanding Performance for Resort Spa in Thailand” by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and many other accolades since 2007, The Barai is the crème de la crème of spas. Located in Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, this Khmer inspired beachfront establishment is designed by Thailand’s illustrious architect, Lek Bunnag, offering luxurious residential spa accommodations that boast an unparalleled view of the Gulf of Thailand. An extensive list of spa treatments and lifestyle programmes that ranges from three to seven days are also offered on the premises, featuring Yoga, detox and rejuvenating therapies which are absolutely perfect for those who are looking to take a break from the high stresses of modern life.
3. The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre, Chiang Mai
Modeled on the 19th century Mandalay Palace of Myanmar, The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre is a palatial 3,100 square metre haven situated in the northern province of Chiang Mai. The centre was specifically built on the foundation of wellness, offering a wide array of relaxation therapies from different continents of the world and holistic Ayuverdic treatments for guests who seek for peace of mind. Go for a full pampering session with their signature Lanna Ceremony that starts with a fragrant steam bath with wild forest honey, followed by a tamarind scrub that prepares you for a soothing treatment with gentle, rhythmic taps on your body using the “Tok Sen” tool.
4. Banyan Tree Spa Phuket
Banyan Tree Spa Phuket is the pioneer of the tropical garden spa concept since its opening in 1994. Opening 70 spas world wide, they are dedicated to bring the best experience to every guest who step foot onto their premises. All therapists are required to undergo at least 350 hours of stringent training at the Academy so you can expect treatments that are performed by professionals of the highest calibre.
5. Mala Spa, Phuket
Sometimes, we just need to hit the ‘pause’ button in our lives and recalibrate. Tucked within the rainforest of Phuket, Mala Spa offers holistic treatments that allows the mind and body to reconnect through Reiki sessions, which is highly effective in healing energies. Aside from that, they only use products that are aligned with their ethos (think paraben and cruelty-free) so you can destress with a clear conscience when you’re doing any spa sessions with them.