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 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. Also high on the signature treatment list is Divana Nurture Spa where a Thai rice wine body soak, lotus seed body mask, and honey bath are just part of the incredible four hour treatments. 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, as is the case at Asia Herb Association, where they stay open until 2am, the only spa in town offering such late night treatments. Another wallet-friendly place and quite unique is Perception Blind Massage, where visually impaired therapists give excellent massages. For combining a massage with the comforts of a Japanese bath, Yunomori Onsen replicates the Japanese hot spring experience, and is an excellent place to relax for several hours. The list of pampering possibilities is really endless in Bangkok.

Yunomori Onsen
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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



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



If you are looking for an excellent massage at an incredibly reasonable price, Asia Herb Association is one of the best choices in Bangkok. There are several branches around town, but the Phrom Phong branch on Sukhumvit Soi 24 is an excellent...  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



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



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



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



While some might find it strange, others argue that being visually impaired actually increases other senses, and certainly the sense of touch here is pretty magical. Perception was started in 2014 with the idea of providing employment for blind...  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. Voted the World's Best Spa in 2015 at the Spa and...  Read More



Divana Nurture is one of several Divana properties in Bangkok, all of which are renowned for their superb pampering treatments. Conveniently located near the Nana BTS Skytrain station, the spa is located in a contemporary Thai mansion set back...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in the U.S., Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 45,000-kilometer bicycle trip and...  More About Dave