Luxury Spas of Thailand
Thailand spa resorts are known for their exceptional hospitality. With thousands of Buddhist temples and lush green vegetation there is an authentic spirituality to the area. This definitely extends to its spa resorts. Although, your spa programme can be tailored to include fitness, yoga, detox, etc, but it helps to choose a resort that meets all your needs. Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, south of Bangkok, is Thailand’s landmark spa resort. In addition to 70 treatment rooms, the award-winning Spa cuisine uses organically-grown fruits and vegetables from the Chiva-Som garden.
Kamalaya, a luxury spa resort on Koh Samui, is a budget alternative to Chiva-Som. The Explore Spa at Le Méridien, Chiang Mai, creates magnetic energy using artwork to inspire and revitalise the mind. Banyan Tree, Phuket has a wide-range of Asian therapies with meditation and yoga classes. Royal Natural Spa, Bangkok has a decadent and luxurious décor. With its monthly rotating packages, it is always worth a visit.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY TOUR OF THAILAND…
And, experience the best spa resorts with flexible spa program.
Thailand has the quintessential spa culture. The cuisine is light; the pristine beaches have beautiful white sand, the sea is crystal clear and there is sunshine. Over years the people of Thailand have developed their centuries-old massage techniques into an art, making Thailand the ultimate spa getaway. Today Thailand is home to several of the world’s best spas.
This is an ideal spa break for anyone seeking an exotic location, the flexibility to choose your own spa program, and daily private chauffeur and expert guide to introduce you to the local culture at your own pace.
Begin in Bangkok. With your private guide explore Bangkok’s most unusual Buddhist temples, the Chedis of the Kings and the invaluable golden Buddha weighing over 5 tons. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals, the colourful markets and shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work. Stay at The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, a legendary hotel and spa situated on the Chao Praya River (River of Kings).
When not sightseeing, enjoy time at The Oriental Spa—consistently voted the number one spa in the world. Also enjoy opportunities to swim, play tennis, shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.
Continue to Hua Hin for three nights on the gorgeous west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Stay at the Chiva-Som Health Resort, a tranquil haven overlooking the clear blue sea. Spend time at their acclaimed Health and Wellness Centre where their highly skilled professionals will pamper your mind, body and spirit for the ultimate in relaxation and invigoration.
Opt to join a morning yoga class or learn tai chi, ride bicycles along the beach or venture to beautiful nearby waterfall , sign up for a water therapy treatment or holistic facial treatment, or simply just relax on the beach and enjoy the resort’s healthy spa cuisine.
Next, fly to northern Thailand to the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. The resort features one of Thailand’s most acclaimed spas and an excellent cooking school. Visit the many Chiang Mai temples or Wats whose art and architecture follows themes from various empires since the 8th century.
Understand the differences in their art and architecture that are illustrated in images of Buddha, bas-reliefs, Wat and stupa construction. In all cases these were influenced by the prevailing Indian concepts, cosmology and mythology. A day will be at leisure to enjoy the resort's spa or book classes such as private meditation or yoga lessons. Golf, river rafting and additional cultural excursions are also available.
Return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping or touring before departing Thailand.
Thailand Luxury Spas Stay at best spa resorts with flexible spa program and daily private chauffeur.
(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai
Day 1 – Arrive
Bangkok Meet and greet service on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Bangkok Half-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride.
Day 3 – Transfer
Hua Hin Private transfer to spa resort for 3 nights.
Days 4 & 5 – Health & Wellness
Chiva Som & Hua Hin Spa program including spa cuisine meals, daily massage, fitness and leisure activity program, wellness and health consultation, and other spa treatments.
Day 6 – Transfer
Chiang Mai Private transfer to Bangkok airport for flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights.
Day 7 – Experience
Chiang Mai Option for sunrise alms-giving. Half-day private tour of temples and craft districts. Private round-trip transfer to night market.
Day 8 – Rest
Chiang Mai At leisure.
Day 9 – Transfer
Bangkok Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel (hotel booked directly) for 1 night.
Day 10 – Depart
Bangkok Private airport transfer
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
When to go The best time to visit most of Thailand is between November and February as it is the coolest time of year and it rains the least. These months also form the tourist high season. March-Jun brings the hot season when sightseeing is best scheduled for morning or late afternoon. The best way of cooling off during hot season is to join the Thai Water Festival generally held in mid-April. Rains start in July through October. The temperature during these months tends to be cooler, tourists are fewer and the landscape is lush and green. The rain isn't permanent though - it comes in bursts and cools things down after it has gone!
Getting There Thailand has four international airports; in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai, but Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is the country's major gateway. Practically every airline carrier that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok. This means there are plenty of services and the competition on the routes helps to keep the ticket prices down.
There are now a throng of low-cost-carriers serving Southeast Asia, led by KL-based AirAsia. It can be cost effective to fly from your home country to Bangkok, Singapore or KL with a traditional carrier, then pick up a LCC flight to your final destination. If you are travelling with AwimAway, transfers from an airport are arranged by our representatives who will meet you at the arrival lounge and transfer you to the hotel.
Passport/Visa British national do not require a visa for stay up to 30 days when entering by air but a valid passport is required for all tourists travelling to Thailand.