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Fah Thai Magazine Sep-Oct 2018

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OVERTURES CHECKED IN: SAMUI TRIED: SPA AT SANTIBURI Who doesn’t find pleasure in a bit of pampering from time to time? When that time comes, the Santiburi Spa offers lavish indulgence and soothing solace within the confines of its Old Siaminspired design and concept. Nestled in the resort’s gardens, you are met with the sounds of trickling water and the sweet aroma of lemongrass. Stunningly-detailed carved wood panels accent the peaceful ambiance while you sip fresh fragrant tamarind juice. Begin your journey to relaxation by outlining your treatment preferences such as oil fragrance, massage pressure, and areas of the body for your therapist to focus on. Discover the marble-topped Vichy shower bed, steam room, outdoor soaking Finding Favourites in Koh Samui and Phuket Words and Photos Jeremie Schatz Anyway you look at it, no two resort islands are alike. But the one thing Koh Samui and Phuket have in common is the luxurious abundance of hotels, restaurants to spas to explore. tub, and the perfected traditions of Thai massage. Replenish your body and spirit with luxurious aromatic therapies, pedicures, manicures, and more. If you truly seek to revel in a state of heavenly bliss, the Thai oil massage will take you there. Simply lying face down on the massage table with a bowl of freshly picked orchids and aromatics is when you begin to realise what it must be like to be royalty. The trained and certified massage therapists are attentive and work in slow and deliberate movements – this is worlds away from the cheap massage parlours dotting all tourist areas in Thailand. In fact, Santiburi’s Spa was one of the first to be certified by the Ministry of Public Health. To obtain this certification, a spa must Clockwise from Top Left A massage right on the beach is part of an afternoon well spent. The elegant treatment room. It’s impossible to leave the Santiburi Spa without reaching a state of divine relaxation. Splendid spa products are also available in the gift shop. meet strict guidelines regarding ambience, equipment, management, products, quality of service and more. The Santiburi Spa is one of only 28 spas in Thailand to hold this certification. If you can’t pull yourself away from the sand, beachside massage is available just feet from the breaking waves. Whether you have booked one of the beautiful rooms at Santiburi or are staying elsewhere in Koh Samui and searching for a quality spa experience, the Santiburi Spa will leave nothing more to be desired. Santiburi Koh Samui 12/12 Moo 1, Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani +66 (0) 77 425 031 info@santiburisamui.com 38