Phuket Spa Guide
Phuket is an increasingly popular holiday destination. One of the many reasons for this is that it really is a world class spa destination. You’re spoilt for choice, in Phuket there are several sanctuary’s that help you to completely and utterly relax and restore balance. Whatever kind of relaxation or self-improvement you are looking for on your holiday, there is a chance you will find it in Phuket. We can help you seek out the best Thai massage, yoga retreats and blissful treatments.
It’s been tricky, but we’ve narrowed down a selection of hot picks for this article. There is so much choice, but we’ve highlighted some of our favourites for spa visits during your holiday in Phuket.
When you are staying in a Thailand Retreats villa in Phuket, we can often arrange for spa treatments, massage and yoga classes to take place in the comfort of your villa. Our villa concierges also help to arrange and book treatments in the spas in Phuket.
We’ve selected the locations below based on the different type of benefits they offer. There is a spa to suit different budgets and different needs. All are chosen to be within a close proximity to one of our villas.
1. BANYAN TREE SPA, BANGTAO - LAGUNA PHUKET
The Banyan Tree spa brand pioneered the concept of the tropical garden spa, and the Banyan Tree Phuket has a tranquil and beautiful setting. Fragrant frangipani and tropical foliage and lily ponds line the gardens. The resort is based within the Laguna Phuket resort in Bang Tao. Laguna Phuket has 7 exclusive hotels and a golf course. The Banyan tree spa has excellently trained staff and offers ayurvedic therapy, traditional Thai and signature spa treatments. The spa has some and out of this world treatments including rainmist showers, steam baths and outdoor flower baths.
The Tropical Rainmist - Refreshing Sprinkle
This is an innovative Banyan Tree signature treatment combining a rainshower and steambath with an invigorating body scrub. Simply Heaven.
Beautiful tropical garden setting, rainmist showers and ayurvedic therapy.
The Oasis Turquoise Cove Spa is located in Kamala Beach. Oasis have a chain of spas across Thailand and well trained therapists. This day spa uses natural ingredients fused with Thai herbs. They apply a combination of traditional Thai and modern techniques, with some very special signature treatments.
You’ll kick off this relaxing experience with a Thai Herbal Steam followed by a quick dip in the cool pool, the pampering continues with an Aloe Vera and Lavender body Scrub and wrap. To complete this rejuvenating experience you get a signature two hour King of Oasis massage and a detoxifying facial. You can’t fail to feel completely zen after this.
Day spa treatments and signature massages
The Twinpalms is a stylish and simply stunning boutique hotel. It’s located in a peaceful setting just a few hundred metres from the beautiful white sand of Surin Beach. The Spa is associated with the French cosmetic brand Institut Esthederm, Paris. Their philosophy is to adapt skincare to deal with the needs of skin exposed to a tropical climate. They have a detailed range of facials, sun treatments and therapeutic treatments for those that take their skin care seriously.
The Travelers Revival Facial
A 60 minute facial treatment that diminishes the signs of fatigue and rapid travel, with spirulina to strengthen the function of skin cells. A facial massage with oil and a revitalising mask. Your skin will be glowing after this.
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Villa Chan Grajang
High end luxury, specialist sun treatments and anti-ageing facials.
Let’s Relax is a really popular day spa. It’s a chain of spas that originated in Thailand and there are now several throughout the holiday resorts across Thailand. They offer a full range of treatments and this spa is really convenient if you want to combine it with a shopping trip or beach visit in the Patong area. It’s a good idea to book online in advance because they get very busy.
Aromatic Hot Stone Massage
The Let’s Relax Patong signature treatment is the aromatic hot stone massage. Heated volcanic stones coupled with warm massage oils are used to massage the entire body to release tension and fatigue.
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Panoramic View Villa
Convenient day treatments to be combined with a beach day or shopping trip.
Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Phang Nga is just 20 minutes north of the Phuket International Airport. Located on the sunset side of the Andaman Sea and the pristine Natai Beach. The Ayurah spa is the exclusive home of the Linda Meredith range of skin care products. Linda Meredith has an international reputation with a long list of celebrity clients that has earned her the unofficial title ‘Queen of Facials’. Her original salon was opened in Knightsbridge, London The spa takes a medical and results-oriented approach to wellness, with rejuvenating spa treatment rooms, a post-treatment relaxation chamber, a chromo-therapy room and Vichy shower room. Expect cutting-edge anti-aging spa therapies, age defying spa treatments, and advanced techniques including oxygen therapy which can help cure jet lag.
The Haute Couture
This treatment is individually designed for each client. The most popular treatment is the deep cleanse. After cleansing a thorough consultation is carried out by the therapist to assess any skin problems. A product is applied to plump the skin before application of steam to open the pores. Gentle extraction is carried out where necessary followed by a natural micro-glycolic serum to remove dead cells and clean deep beneath the surface. This is followed by a massage and mask with personalized products chosen by the therapist to produce the best possible results. Other options include Firming, Hydrating, Anti-Ageing and Nourishing.
Fantastic Facials. Anti-Ageing Treatments.
Burasari Spa is a family friendly spa located in Patong. This spa starts each of their treatments with their unique purification ritual that includes a mint, bergamot, ylang ylang and lavender foot bath, dry skin brushing and a steam room to aid relaxation and detoxification. They also have a Burasari Kids menu of spa treatments.
Harmonic Balancing Therapy for couples
This is a treatment especially for couples and includes a deep massage. The experience is said to strengthen your connection to each other.
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Child-friendly. Beautiful pre-treatment experience.
7. ANGSANA SPA
The Angsana Spa is located in Laguna Phuket in scenic Bang Tao bay. The spa fuses techniques from East and West and emphasises the use of aromatherapy and touch.
Most of the treatments use native ingredients and some are freshly blended right before your treatment using blends with ingredients like mango, frangipani and kaffir lime. All Angsana Spa therapists undergo at least 350 hours of training.
Essence of Angsana - Duet
Ladies will enjoy a 30-minute flower petal body polish, freshly blended before treatment, followed by a 90-minute Angsana massage and a 30-minute face refresher. Men will enjoy a 30-minute jasmine frangipani body polish, followed by a 90-minute Fusion massage before ending with a 30-minute face refresher. All in a specially designed couple treatment room. A great way to relax together.
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Treatments with fresh native ingredients.
Re Ka Ta is mainly known as a stylish beach club with al fresco dining and evening beach parties. They also have a 5-treatment room spa which is open from 10 am to 8pm. They offer traditional Thai and aromatherapy massages, June Jacobs facials and Esthederm sun treatments. And of course a range of manicures and pedicures to ensure you are dance floor ready.
Rejuvenation - a Camomile Sea Salt scrub followed by a soothing Aloe Vera wrap and a hot oil massage.
Beach club bliss - make a day of it at the beach with music, good food and spa treatments.
Alternatively, if you would rather stay put in the comfortable surrounding of your villa, in house staff can arrange treatments on your behalf at several of our villas in Phuket. In some villas it can be arranged for a therapist to visit the villa, so you can have an indulgent massage in the sala, without stepping too far from the luxury of your hammock!