10 of the Best Spas to Get Pampering Treatments and Massages in Bangkok



Bangkok is one of the world's best places to get pampered, and Thai massage and spa treatments are renowned world wide. Whether it be a local Wat Pho trainee massage for just a few hundred baht or the most upscale of spas, you won't go wrong in the City of Angels as there are just so many options to choose from. At the top of the list are some of the gorgeous spas in the city's finest hotels. The So Spa at the Sofitel So has a luxury spa with a Turkish hammam bath, while the Okura Spa features heated bamboo rod treatments. Both the Oriental Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, and the CHI Spa at the Shangri-La have been winning awards for their signature treatments and packages for years, and are really worth the splurge. For something not quite as pricey, the locals flock to Health Land, with an array of venues that are comfortable, cool, and very wallet friendly. For combining a massage with the comforts of a Japanese bath, Yunomori Onsen is Bangkok's only Japanese onsen experience. and you can find hot tubs and Vichy rain showers at the stylish Quan Spa at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. The list of pampering possibilities is really endless in Bangkok.




The Divana Divine Spa is an oasis of calm, housed in an old traditional Thai house with a beautiful garden. But it is not just the surroundings that will leave you restful and rejuvenated. The treatment list here is uber-extensive, with an...  Read More




The Quan Spa, in the luxurious Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, is a great centrally located spot in which to get pampered and rejuvenated with a host of varying therapeutic massages and holistic treatments. Derived from a Chinese word...  Read More




Coming from the elite British brand Elemis, the Elemis Spa at the luxury St. Regis Hotel offers superb anti-ageing skincare and spa treatments. Go for the all out Ultimate Package here, which gives one an ocean wrap, deep tissue massage, and an...  Read More


Yunomori Onsen
Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis


Enjoying a hot spring bath and massage is certainly a great way to spend a visit to Bangkok. This new Japanese bathhouse takes all the traditional love of bathing from Japanese onsen (hot spring) culture and brings it to Bangkok. At Yunomori...  Read More




Chi, The Spa, in the famed Shangri La Hotel, is one of the premiere Bangkok spa options, and it has been ranked and awarded as one of the best and most luxurious spas in the world by numerous publications. Named after the Chinese "qi," the...  Read More




Health Land serves the best of all worlds, combining affordable massage treatments with air-conditioned splendor, a relaxing vibe, good therapists, and a bevy of locations. No wonder it has become one of the top spa destinations in Bangkok....  Read More




The amethyst, a semi-precious stone worn by ancient Greeks to prevent intoxication is the focal point of the signature massage at the swank Okura Spa in the Okura Prestige Hotel. The stone is used to balance physical, mental, and emotional...  Read More




As with the rest of Siam Kempinski's luxury amenities and outlets, Kempinski the Spa is no stranger to opulence, delivering excellent both relaxing and invigorating 5-star spa treatments. While this might be tropical Thailand, the signature...  Read More




Voted 'Best Spa in the World' time and time again by leading international leisure and travel publications, it is hard to go wrong with a relaxing treatment package at the prestigious Oriental Spa at the Mandarin Oriental. Getting here is just...  Read More




The So Spa at the chic Sofitel So offers great all around spa treatments. The location is magnificent, with treatment rooms overlooking Lumpini Park with a birds eye view. Then there are the treatments, which range from a Turkish hammam bath...  Read More


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Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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