Think of Thailand and one of the images to come to the mind are that of relaxing Thai massages. In fact, no visit to Bangkok is considered complete without indulging in a spa experience that literally puts you in the seventh heaven. The spas in Bangkok help you unwind and undo the knots in your body while captivating the senses. These tranquil, urban temples offer the ultimate rejuvenating experience. Here we list five top spas in Bangkok that you can consider visiting for wellness, beauty and detoxifying treatments.
(President Solitaire, Sukhumvit Soi 11 and The Capitol Club, Sukhumvit Soi 24)
The two-storey Ananda spa is an oasis of in Bangkok's hectic Sukhumvit area. The beautifully lobby decorated in earth-tones set the mood for the pampering that awaits you. While some packages are completely private, there are others offered in treatment rooms with dedicated Jacuzzi, shower and toilet, which are perfectly suited to sharing. Ananda is a Sanskrit word which means pure bliss and this is what the spa aims to provide you by restoring the harmony between mind, body and the spirits.
Enter through the doors of the spa and immediately you are transferred into another world. The spacious spa, spread across 1000 square meters is designed on the principles of a Tibetan temple. The interiors are accentuated by dramatic, subdued lighting while the walls are decorated with exquisite artworks and antiques sourced from the Himalayan region. The treatments are based on the ancient healing traditions and philosophies of China and the Himalayas. The word ‘Chi’ represents the universal life force that governs well-being and vitality. To maintain good health and maintain well-being, it is believed that chi must flow freely within the body. All the 35 treatments have been designed and planned on this Chinese philosophy.
(494 Rajdamri Road Bangkok 10330)
Spread over 7000 square meters and set high above the sights and sounds of Bangkok, the winning I.Sawan Spa is planned and designed by the renowned American interior designer, Tony Chi. All the spa treatments are based on the mythical definition of the 'fifth level of heaven' and are designed to offer an ultimate healing experience. The spa experience includes pampering, fitness, cuisine, accommodation and relaxation. The menu features facial treatments, body wraps, body envelopments, body scrubs and revitalizing bath remedies.
(20/4 Sukhumvit Soi 3, Klong Toey Nua)
The word 'Hapa' originates from the paradise island of Hawaii, and means of 'mixed descent'. Living up to its name, the spa offers a hybrid mix of treatments that draw upon both Eastern and Western influences and other dichotomies such as science and tradition, and organic and man-made. The spa includes six treatment rooms with quirky décor. The ingredients used in the treatments are 100% organic and include substances like Arabica Coffee, organic rice, a body wrap that uses pure chocolate, or oil massages that utilise all types of natural oils.
(33 Thonglor 13, Soi Torsak, Klongtonnuer, Wattana)
Tucked away in a quiet corner away from the hectic pace of Thong Lor Road, Leyana Spa is a two-storey house set in a lush tropical garden. The spa offers a range of treatments that are designed to relax, rejuvenate and energize the body. The treatments are classified under six sections: massage menu, facial treatments, body scrub, body wrap, half-day, and full-day spa package.