Most people arriving in Phuket are looking for beach, water and fun in the sun. While there's nothing wrong with that, you simply can't spend every waking hour in the sun. For starters, Phuket's rainy season (which runs from May to October) will force you indoors for a couple of hours every day. And if you didn't have to get inside to get away from the rain, you'd probably have to get inside to pamper your skin after a long day under the sun.
Luckily, Phuket is as famous for its spas as it is for its beaches. Whether you're seeking refuge from an afternoon shower or are ready to pamper yourself, the spas in town won't disappoint. Some of the best spas in Phuket are located inside resorts but open to everybody, even if you're not staying there.
One of Phuket's top spas and our first choice is the Banyan Tree Spa. Offering all-natural, eco-friendly spa treatments in a luxurious setting, Banyan Tree is for those who want to be pampered to the max. With its luxurious décor, which includes everything from marbles to fountains to a lush garden, Banyan is a feast for all senses. Then there's the Angsana Spa. Created by the same people who run Banyan Tree Spa, Angsana offers similar treatments in a more budget-friendly setting. Cheaper prices don't mean cheaper quality, as Angsana is notorious for its use of natural products and all-around holistic care.
Another spa worthy of a mention is Chandara Spa. Located near Patong Beach, Chandara has some of the best views of any hotel and spa in Phuket. Where else can you get a view of the ocean while getting a massage?
33 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road
Relax and unwind in one of Thailand's most luxurious spas... read more
29 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay
Allamanda Laguna Phuket
195 Moo4, Pla Khlok Amphur Thalang
Phuket's top golfing choice is also home to one of the best spas... read more
99/1 Moo 6, Ban Ao Por, Thanlang
Chandara Resort & Spa
The hefty prices of this posh spa match the luxury of the resort... read more
Moo 3, Mai Khao
A nature retreat where you can pamper yourself...
106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Cherngtalay
Relax and beautify in a professional environment...
22 Moo, 2 Chueng Thalay
Sunwing Resort & Spa
A place where taking care of your body is as much of an art as it is a science... read more
154 Phang Nga Road
3rd Floor, Royal Phuket City Hotel, Talad Yai, Muang District
Exercise, relax and retreat all in one place...
27 Mu 8 Sakdidej Road
Talad Yai, Muang District (Cape Panwa Hotel)
A brand-new facility that offers the best pampering... read more
310/51 Moo 1,Baandon-Cherngtalay Road
Treat yourself to a scalp massage or soothe your skin after a day on the beach... read more