When you are in the throes of a leisurely, luxurious holiday, there is always something you can add to the roster to take things to an even deeper level of relaxation.
The Asia Pacific is known the world over for some of the most elite spa experiences, some of which can be found in Phuket, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Let us take you into some of these exclusive spas where pampering has climbed to a new level.
Elevated Spa Sessions in Phuket
Banyan Tree Spa
If you take your luxury time at a spa seriously, a visit to Banyan Tree Spa is a must while in Phuket. The Day Package here consists of a mind-altering seven hours of complete surrender to the spa’s therapists who deliver a series of stimulating body treatments including a body scrub, a body conditioner and a massage – and that’s just in the morning. After a lunch of spa cuisine, it’s time to submit to three additional treatments for your face, the hands and the feet. You will emerge shining and beautiful, just in time for dinner.
Spa at the Royal Phuket Yacht Club
The Royal Phuket Yacht Club Spa’s Le Royal Massage combines techniques from Sweden and Thailand. There is also some aromatherapy included. The therapist gently massages you, applying pressure on your back, moving toward your legs. Once you have the other side complete, the treatment will finish with a head-and-face massage.
The treatment lasts about 90 minutes and leaves you relaxed, renewed and feeling reinvigorated.
Mandara Spa at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has 40 different treatments on its spa menu. The couple’s massage lasts four hours, starting with a floral foot ritual, followed in sequence by an aromatic steam, aromatic salt scrub, aromatic floral bath, aromatic massage, aromatic facial and refreshments. The Mandara also offers a healing traditional Thai massage, using techniques going back more than 2,500 years. It comes in options of 90 minutes and two hours.
Infinity Luxury Spa
Winning the World’s Luxury Spa Awards for 2015, 2016 and 2017 Luxury Spa at Kata Rocks must be on this list. Eight luxury treatment rooms and suites are designed around specific treatments including two rooms for couples complete with luxurious his and her bathtubs, a chromotherapy room for colored light therapy, a waterbed room equipped with Italian-made Iso-Benessere – a water massage bed for aiding spinal integration – a sleeping pod room with Metronap rest pod, traditional Thai spa massage treatment room, consultation and treatment room, pedicure and manicure treatment room and a contemporary tropical relaxation patio for an after-treatment wind down.
When it comes to Phuket luxury accommodations, Villa Amarisa is heading the list. Commanding striking sea views from its rugged cliffside perch, this dazzling contemporary home fuses ethereal natural beauty with convenience. Unobstructed sea panoramas douse the interiors in light, animating spectacular finishes and exotic decor elements. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open unto the 79-foot bluestone infinity pool with an integrated hot tub. Exotic foliage canopies the ethereal pool waters, jutting dramatically toward the endless horizon. Stone steps descend to tropical landscaped gardens, beckoning romantic evening walks between the frangipani trees and exotic palms.
Serene Spa Experiences on Sri Lanka’s South Coast
This tri-level spa tucked into the hillside’s natural contours has been thoughtfully designed with holistic wellness in mind. You enter on the ground level to reception and consultation rooms, then descend as if becoming one with the earth as you enter the hydrotherapy level. To warm up your body before treatments, this level houses a steam room, a cedar wood sauna with its a glass wall looking onto emerald paddy fields to the Knuckles mountain range, and an open-air thermal salt soak pool. Deeper into nature, the lowest level divides into four treatment rooms all of which are open onto the surrounding paddy fields. One of these rooms is designed for couples.
Wirdana Resort & Spa
Wirdana is a tranquil hideaway surrounded by 4.5 acres of lush green cinnamon plantation and swaying coconut palms. The spa is in a pavilion on the shores of a beautiful and serene natural lake. Therapists will be happy to guide you through the spa menu and help you choose the most suitable treatment. Choose from a full-day experience or opt for an individual pampering and relaxing treatment. Spa programs can be highly personalized for regeneration or detoxification. The spa also offers unique treatments from massages and treatments drawing the healing powers of plants and traditional Sri Lankan villages remedies, to Sound Bowl and Gong Therapy.
Amaya Beach Spa
Offering guests a variety of restorative and healing therapies, the Amaya Beach spa also specializes in providing an array of Ayurvedic treatments. Discover a sense of tranquility at the spa, where nurturing treatments from age old healing practices deliver extraordinary results. Treatments and massages will help restore your youth and vitality. From body massages to aromatherapy facials and other beauty and health-related therapies, certified professionals will help you in choosing the best treatment to help you relax and to complete mind-body alignment.
Camellia Resort & Spa
When you are in search of pure relaxation, the Camellia Ayurveda Spa is heaven. You will be able to enjoy a wide array of relaxing and enjoyable professional services such as full body treatments, hot toweling and even a 45-minute jet lag massage. Choose the Swedana Ayurvedic steam treatment which is said to drain toxins from deep tissues offering complete detoxification. Herbs are used in the form of an oil to help remove these toxins. Herbs have characteristics that help in correcting any imbalance in the Doshas (primary functional energies) of the body.
Ani Sri Lanka
Ani Sri Lanka is a stunning private resort on the lush shores of southern Sri Lanka in Dickwella and a gorgeous place to stay if a luxury vacation in Sri Lanka is on your agenda. With room for up to 30, there is no shortage of experiences awaiting guests who might enjoy everything from whale watching and surfing to tea tastings. Spectacular resort grounds offer no shortage of recreation options before mesmerizing ocean vistas. Take a pick between swimming pools, with a poolside cocktail bar and a sunken lounge offering the utmost relaxation. An onsite splash park will delight little ones, while a private tennis court provides ample chance to practice your serve. Private spas will envelop you into a world of bodily bliss, while fitness, yoga, and entertainment facilities ensure you have many choices.
If you would like to incorporate rest and relaxation while visiting Phuket or the south coast of Sri Lanka, we will make it happen in the most luxurious of ways such as getting you to the most exclusive spas. In this fast-paced life, it’s necessary to take time to pause and wind down. We can include these types of experiences on the customized itinerary we will create for you reflective of all your vacation wishes. We invite you to reach out to one of our insightful client service associates who will begin planning your fabulous Asia Pacific getaway ensuring your stay is a mix of excitement, style, relaxation and elegance.