Backpacking can be rough on your body, and carrying around a bag as big as you are can certainly take a toll on one’s overall well-being, which is why we are rolling out the best spas and places to be pampered on Koh Phangan, Thailand! From beachside detox centers to acoustic saunas equipped with vegan treats and more, Mad Monkey has got you covered. Now, get ready to relax and unwind on the island.
Experience the magic hands of Mama Tuk at Tuk Massage. This beachside massage shop is the place to be at any time during the day, as the beds here line Koh Phangan’s stunning coast. Listen to the waves crash along the shore as one of the skilled employees get to working out those knots and kinks you’ve accumulated while traveling. Tuk Massage began in 2006 and has been impressing customers ever since. The beds are comfortable and the views simply can’t be beaten. In addition to Thai massages, visitors can also get a head and shoulder massage, a body and foot scrub, or an aloe vera massage, in case you’ve spent one too many afternoons sunbathing!
- 60-minute Thai massage: ฿300
- 60-minute facial scrub and massage: ฿300
- 60-minute aloe vera massage: ฿400
Orion Healing Centre
Peace and quiet are the first two things to greet visitors to Orion Healing Centre. The sanctuary was founded in 2005 and has slowly become one of the most popular detox destinations on the island, and it’s easy to see why. For one, it sits isolated down a slender road and is far from the busyness of the island. The center also has its very own private beach with plenty of huts with Thai floor cushions that are perfect for relaxing on. In addition to running an abundance of detox programs and having an onsite vegan and raw restaurant, Orion Healing Centre also has many healing treatments for you to choose from. Get creative, rejuvenate, and exfoliate by opting for a mud wrap or instead help your digestion with their Chinese abdominal massage technique, otherwise known as Chi Nei Tsang. The center offers more traditional massages in addition to these unique techniques, as well.
- 60-minute traditional Thai massage: ฿400
- 60-minute neck and shoulder massage: ฿400
- 60-minute oil massage: ฿700
- 60-minute reflexology foot massage: ฿400
Location: 15/2 Moo8 Srithanu Koh Phangan Koh Phangan, Tambon Ko Pha-ngan, Amphoe Ko Pha-ngan, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84280, Thailand — VIEW MAP
Contact: +66 77 445 966 | Website
Hours: Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Siam Healing Center and Yoga
Yoga, massage courses, accommodation: Siam Healing Center and Yoga has it all! This center is conveniently found in Thong Sala but is far enough away from the main road so that visitors are completely encompassed by tranquility when they visit. Foliage surrounds the entirety of the complex and truly makes visitors feel as though they are one with nature. Reduce stress with their traditional Thai massage or reinvigorate your tired, traveler body with a sports massage, the perfect treatment for those of you suffering the aftermath of one too many overnight buses. The center began as a small massage shop by Jeab, a woman originally from the capital. This grew and eventually became a large center on Haad Rin in 2001 and was later moved to its current and more tranquil location. The center is also home to Cafe de Siam, should you want to refuel your appetite after a rejuvinating treatment at Siam Healing Center and Yoga.
- 60-minute traditional Thai massage: ฿300
- 60-minute oil massage: ฿400
- 60-minute foot reflexology massage: ฿350
- 60-minute sport massage: ฿500
The Dome is hands down the most popular spa after dark on Koh Phangan. What started off as only one dome is now two, as the herbal steam sauna was welcoming some 70-80 people a night and had to build another to accommodate its many visitors. The Dome fosters one of the coolest atmospheres for both relaxation and healing and is only ฿200 to enter, which includes a towel. There are two sauna domes that visitors can use, and both transport you to a magical state with their cool aesthetic and even more intriguing acoustic design. If you are not in a dome, you can sit around the fire and mingle with fellow spa-goers or instead indulge in one of the vegan treats or refreshments that are sold at the Dome, including kombucha and tea. As the owner, Dave said, “anything goes at The Dome!”
- ฿200 for one towel for use in the sauna and water
Sitting just adjacent the Gulf of Thailand is Cocohut Spa. This spa is part of a luxury accommodation option, though visitors outside of the resort are welcome to visit. The spa offers a variety of packages for up to two people that are sure to mellow you out. Some of the spa treatments are more lavish and include naturistic luxuries such as outdoor showers, while more simple treatments including Thai massages are also available for those travelers that want an hour of relaxation before getting back to island activities. The choice is yours!
Location: 130/20 Had Rin Nai, Sunset, Coco Beach / Leela Beach, Moo. 6 T. Bantai A. Koh Phangan Suratthani 84280 Thailand — VIEW MAP
Contact: +66 98 675 4345 | Website
If you are looking for an affordable and relaxing Thai massage, look no further than Kanda Massage. The masseuses here can make any massage stronger or softer, make the room hotter or cooler, and you can even change masseuses if you are still not happy with your massage. The therapists here are so invested in your experience that if you still for some reason do not have an enjoyable massage, you do not have to pay. The services you can choose from includes Thai massages, foot reflexology massages, coconut oil massages, Swedish massages, aloe vera massages (in case you got too much sun), and much more. Kanda Massage is located just adjacent the Panthip Night Market, so be sure to include both on your itinerary to Koh Phangan!
- 60-minute Thai massage: ฿300
- 60-minute back, head, and shoulder massage: ฿400
- 60-minute oil massage: ฿600
Location: VIEW MAP
Contact: +66 86 027 9331
Hours: Daily from 9 .m. to 11 p.m.
Right down the street from Kanda Massage is Ple’s Massage. This quaint little massage shop is the perfect place to end a long day of island exploration. For one, it’s air-conditioned. We love the beachside, outdoor spas but sometimes all we need is an ice-cold, artificial breeze while getting an incredible massage. The masseuses here are friendly and professional, and they also give some of the best Thai massages on the island. Ple’s Massage has Thai massages, foot massages, and oil massages to choose from. You can also select the duration of your massage. The friendly staff allowed us to shorten the duration of an hour-long massage for a discounted price, for example.
Location: Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, ThailandVIEW MAP
Contact: +66 82 417 5139 | Facebook
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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