Offering a totally unique ‘Royal Thai’ spa experience in fabulous surroundings, courtesy of highly-trained therapists using the very best products, this heaven for the senses is a ‘must-visit’ for all true spa aficionados. Introducing the world-renowned Santiburi Spa.
And although the spa is a part of the prestigious Santiburi Beach Resort (on Samui’s northern coast in Maenam), you don’t have to actually go as far as the main resort to find it, as it’s situated to the left of the resort’s long entrance driveway in its own private gardens making it, in effect, a ‘stand-alone’ spa.
Follow the ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya-style red-brick pathway through the gardens and you’ll soon arrive at the splendid spa building itself. And befitting of a Thai palace, it’s a symphony of elaborate carved wood-panels, highly-polished mahogany flooring and luxurious Thai silk.
Even the welcome drink has its own beautifully-crafted brass lid and comes served on a matching brass tray. But don’t think for a minute that it’s a dark and dreary place – far from it. It’s light and airy with lots and lots of luxurious space. And having just four expansive suites for two, each comprising baths, showers, steam-rooms and gardens (one even has a vichy shower bed on which hot and cold water is sprayed at different pressure onto the length of your body) means that coming to Santiburi Spa is an exclusive experience (and one that’s highly recommended). And that’s not surprising when you learn that this enchanting design and the spa’s overall concept have been created by Thailand’s leading spa brand/consultants – Bhawa.
And it’s Bhawa’s world-renowned natural and preservative-free spa products that are used in all of the therapies too, ensuring that your skin is given as much of the ‘royal’ treatment as you are!
The enticing menu offers a full range of innovative and beneficial spa services (including Reiki, Healing, Chakra Balancing and Tibetan Energy Balancing by Martina Theresia Sager), with many actually incorporating ancient royal massage techniques that are rarely available these days. And several of the signature spa packages are spread over a heavenly four-hour period – one of which being the highly popular Royal Blue Lotus comprising the following: an organic wild betel foot soak, a lemongrass foot scrub, a lotus serum body cover, a lotus aromatic steam, a pearl-lotus body scrub, a natural gum honey body mud, a shirodhara oil drop, a warm head compress & Bergamot hair treatment, a lotus hot stone pressure point body massage, an anti-aging facial treatment and finally a warm lotus milky bath.
Well not quite finally, as for everyone who indulges in a fourhour package there’s an extra royal experience as you get to have your photograph taken in Thai period costume in the spa’s very own mini-studio; fully set-up as a lounge in an ancient palace. Now you don’t get that in every spa on Samui!
Signature Spa Packages
Royal Blue Lotus (Supreme Purifying) – 240 minutes
Organic Wild Betel Foot Soak / Lemongrass Foot Scrub / Lotus Serum Body Cover / Lotus Aromatic Steam / Pearl-Lotus Body Scrub / Natural Gum Honey Body Mud / Shirodhara Oil Drop / Warm Head Compress & Bergamot Hair Treatment / Lotus Hot Stone Pressure Point Body Massage / Anti-Aging Facial Treatment / Warm Lotus Milky Bath
*Memoir of Sukhothai in traditional costume*
White Thai Orchid (Absolute Brightening) – 240 minutes
Lemongrass Foot Soak & Scrub / Thai Orchid Serum Body Cover / Thai Orchid Aromatic Steam / Thai Orchid Body Scrub / Natural Thai Body Mud / Warm Head Compress & Bergamot Hair Treatment / Thai Orchid Collagen Cream Body Massage / Concentrate Skin Refining Facial Treatment / Warm Orchid Milky Bath
*Memoir of Sukhothai in traditional costume
Sukhothai Treasure (Ultimate Healing) – 240 minutes
Lemongrass Foot Soak & Scrub / Milky Serum Body Cover / Aromatic Herbal Steam / Ancient Thai Herbs Body Scrub / Natural Thai Body Mud / Warm Head Compress & Bergamot Hair Treatment / Ancient Thai Aroma Body Massage / Warm Compress / Supreme Skin Nourishing Facial Treatment / Warm Ancient Thai Herbal Bath
*Memoir of Sukhothai in traditional costume
Santiburi Spa Packages
Fresh Coconut Natural Healing (Anti-aging) – 180 minutes
Lemongrass Foot Soak & Scrub / Milky Serum Body Cover / Coconut Aromatic Steam / Vichy Shower body retreat / Pearl-Coconut Body Scrub / Natural Thai Body mud / Coconut Collagen Body Massage / Warm Milky Silk Bath
Samui Secret Pampering (Ultra-Hydrating) – 180 minutes
Milky Serum Body Cover / Aromatic Steam / Almond-Coconut Body Scrub / Natural Thai Body Mud / Samui Secret Aroma Massage / Coconut Cold Compress Skin
Santiburi Detox Day (Total Detoxification) – 180 minutes
Milky Serum Body Cover / Aromatic Steam / Lemongrass Body Scrub / Dead Sea Body Mud / Algae Aroma Body Massage/ Fresh Lemongrass Warm Bath
Sun Soother Rejuvenation (After Sun Rejuvenation) – 80 minutes
Aloe Vera Gel Body Cover & Cold Compress / Aloe Vera Gel Sun Soother Body Massage / Cooling Facial Therapy
Santiburi Spa contact information
Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa, Maenam,
Tel: (66) 0 7742 5031 ext. 2920
Open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM