Most people would associate Phuket with its beautiful beaches, fun water activities, and the non-stop nightlife. While those are all true, what most people tend to overlook is Phuket’s ability to provide guests world-class spa treatments and the opportunity to be treated like kings and queens. Here’s the low-down of the places to look out for and what to look out for in these places:
Moo 3, Mai Khao Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
With 40 different treatments to offer at crazy reasonable prices, this place is a must-visit! Check out the couples “Romantic Getaway” - a four-hour long session of non-stop spoiling yourselves silly. It starts off with a floral foot ritual, followed by an aromatic steam, aromatic salt scrub, aromatic floral bath, aromatic massage, and ends with aromatic facial. Refreshments are offered after four hours of total relaxation.
12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Located at Kata Noi, this place is perfect for those who are looking to pamper themselves with treatments that come with a local touch. Here, the staff are well-versed in the traditional repertoire of Thai remedies. They use a blend of natural ingredients such as fruits and herbs as part of the treatments to balance your body and soul.
23/3 Viset Road, Nai Harn Beach, Phuket 83000, Thailand
If you’re looking for a fusion of the hot-cold type of massages, this spot has you dialled in. Here at the Royal Phuket Yacht Club, they have a massage called “Le Royal Massage” where East meets West - Swedish techniques combined with Thai techniques. This massage not only leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, but helps to improve your blood circulation as well.
29 Soi Karon Nui, Tambon Karon, Amphur Muang, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand
Have you ever thought about trying one of those absolutely decadent three-day spa and massage treatments? Well, Le Spa offers just that with their Le Tea Retreat package! The first day focuses on your leg; great for those who just got off a plane and is suffering from jet lag! Day two consists of a series of massages and exercise, stretching or meditation. To wrap it all up and help prepare you for the rest of you stay there, you get to choose between a facial, body wrap or body scrub on the third day! Interesting concept, no?
52 Thawewong Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand
If you enjoy the application of heat during a massage, The Aspara offers a hot stone therapy which starts off with hot stones being placed at strategic points of the body. This helps to relax stressed muscles and promote blood circulation. After that, you get to enjoy a soothing massage with aromatic oils. Another heat-therapy they offer is their Aroma Meridian Massage. Using a combination of aromatherapy and the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang, this massage starts off with a hot compress containing flower and herb extracts that is applied to the body’s meridian pathways to stimulate acupressure points. It finishes off with a massage with essential oils.
Keep Phuket in mind the next time you’re looking for a short getaway to relax and spoil yourself. Don’t worry, even if you’re not a guest staying at the hotel or resort, you can still enjoy their spa and massage services with a walk-in appointment. I would however, suggest that you call in advance to make a reservation just to make sure that you get your desired slot!