Rainforest island Phuket is synonymous with many things – sun, sand and surf in its pristine beaches, captivating natural beauty, a dynamic nightlife – but when you need to get away from all the action, the one thing that makes Phuket really special and absolutely perfect is the sense of peace you feel here. The island is naturally home to some of the best wellness centers and spa retreats in Thailand. Designed to be in sync with nature around them, with special care taken to be environmentally conscious and self aware, these hotels leave no stone unturned when they want to show you what the perfect getaway looks like – the ultimate self-healing experience. A spa in your hotel may be just what you need. In Phuket, the use of modern technology in wellness services is guided by trusty ancient wisdom. Whether you want to get in touch with your spiritual side or simply detox after a heavy night of partying, enjoy a long spa-cation in Phuket.
A curated selection of some of our favourite spa hotels in Phuket for a refreshing holiday:
Mangosteen Ayurveda and Wellness Resort
Mangosteen Ayurveda and Wellness Resort is located on a stunning hillside in the Rawai district of Phuket, with amazing views of Phi Phi and the surrounding islands. With 50 individual villa rooms, the resort features a world class Ayurveda and wellness spa along with an authentic Thai restaurant and wine cellar. The luxurious settings of Mangosteen are a result of the heartfelt labour of the owners in collaboration with artist John Underwood, who have used natural materials like wood, terracotta, stone and exposed brick to create a serene ambience. Mangosteen Resort also features a salt water swimming pool, a great restaurant offering vegan and even sattvik culinary options and free shuttle services to Nai Harn beach.
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Banyan Tree Phuket
Banyan Tree Resort and Spa in Phuket is located in a quaint riverside destination a little away from the bustling city. If you are looking for some exclusive indulgent pampering, maybe with a special someone, this may be just the place for you. The experts at Banyan Tree treat you to the ultimate rejuvenation experience with a combination of Oriental and Western wellness styles, complete with authentic essential oils and ingredients. Here you will also find some of the best therapists, meditation, tai chi and aerobics classes on the island.
Amanpuri, Luxury Hotel and Resort
Amanpuri Resort in Thalang district of Phuket, only a 30 minute drive from Phuket International Airport, has left a mark as one of the classiest wellness destinations on the island. The stylish resort is serene and inviting, with wide open spaces and lush greenery. You are never out of earshot from the soothing sound of running water at Amanpuri. Among the different attractive facilities at the venue are a magical black swimming pool, beautiful beach and a fleet of yachts, and a world class spa. The spa and wellness center at Amanpuri provides a tailored experience for you, which includes detox, cleansing, mindfulness and guided meditation sessions. The star of the spa though is the royal Thai massage that was created for the Thai royal family.
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Six Senses Yao Noi
From the highest point in Six Senses Yao Noi resort, you get a spectacular view of Thailand’s Phang Nga bay. Built using traditional materials such as limestone, coir and wood, utmost care has been taken at Six Senses to provide you with ample personal space and uncompromising comfort. The spa uses only natural and ethically produced ingredients, with a focus on refurbishing the four elements of earth, water, air and fire within the body.
Chandara Resort and Spa
Chandara Resort and Spa is located on the northeastern part of Phuket Island, overlooking Po Bay. The beachfront property has 52 villas, including private pool villas which are perfect for family excursions and honeymoons. The spa at Chandara is like a tranquil sanctum, equipped with eight treatment rooms where expert therapists provide a wide range of massages and other treatments including aromatherapy, yoga and accupressure.
This luxury beachfront resort is located at the dramatic Kata Noi bay in Phuket. It boasts a wide variety of rooms, suites and villas to choose from, apart from an exceptional range of in-house restaurants. The Tew Son Spa at Katathani gets its name from the casuarina trees that gently sway in the ocean breeze at the resort. The spa offers a wide range of massages, facials, beauty and relaxation treatments using modern technology and carefully preserved Thai wellness secrets. Don’t miss the aromatherapy steams and the rooftop jacuzzi at Tew Son.
Phuket Cleanse Fitness & Health Retreat
Phuket’s premier detox, fitness and yoga retreat is Phuket Cleanse. Started by Melanie and Stanton Procter, Phuket Cleanse was conceptualized as a space where best practices of all areas of wellness could be incorporated. Whether it is fitness, spirituality, weight loss, body transformation, stress management or recovery, all your needs are taken care of at Phuket Cleanse. Here you can choose from an extensive list of activities that replenish your mind, body and soul.
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The Nai Harn
Premier five star resort The Nai Harn gets its name from the eponymous beach on which it is located. The stunning view, amazing food and obsessive attention to detail when it comes to the space make it one of the best resorts in Thailand. The spa at Nai Harn imbibes the same qualities, but manages to take it up a notch with its signature treatments like the Purelift facial and Bronzilliance spray tan. The bespoke programs at Nai Harn Spa are geared towards revitalizing your senses and they pull out all the stops.
JW Marriott Phuket
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa makes you want to seriously pamper yourself. Go here for an unforgettable getaway dab smack at a beachfront location. The hotel features award-winning spa The Mandara, with 16 private double treatment suites and a full service beauty salon. It provides a serene oasis in Phuket. Book day spa packages that include facials, massages, body wraps, therapy baths, among many other healing and rejuvenating treatments. Five of the suites feature double cascade showers, ceiling-to-floor glass windows and doors for maximum natural light.
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