If you are chasing one of the top Spa experiences in Thailand, then head to the newly revamped The Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa on Koh Samui. One of only 28 spas to have the official stamp of the Green Spa Concept for its impeccable services, a stay here is to wrap yourself in pampering decadence.
You can indulge in a Turkish or Thai massage, wallow in an indoor bath, recline in an outdoor deep soaking tub until your skin wrinkles or have an anti-ageing peel. The traditional Thai and Ayurvedic rituals are carried out in the luxuriously appointed Santiburi Spa’s beauty rooms or 6 elegant self-contained spa pool villas.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this doyen of hospitality has graced the shores of Mae Nam Beach, a crescent shaped cove of perfect calm blue waters on the northern coastline of Samui. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa has undergone a US$20 million make over and offers the most discerning traveler an experience of peace, privacy and sheer luxury in the setting of a swaying coconut palm fringed private beach.
Timeless and graceful, accented with touches of traditional Thai culture and the use of hardwoods and beautiful timber throughout, each guest room is its own sanctuary. You have a choice of two bedroom retreats with either a pool or a Jacuzzi, deluxe beachfront villas with or without a private plunge pool, a spa pool villa, a garden villa or duplex suites. All accommodation has premium state-of-the-art entertainment systems, swish bathrooms complete with boutique Santiburi amenities and individual adjustable climate control. Circular bathtubs, flat screen televisions with satellite channels, Wi-Fi, coffee maker and minibar complete the perfect escape picture.
Not only for the lovers or couples seeking time out, this is one hotel that welcomes the kids. There is a dedicated Kids Activity Center where the munchkins even have a petting zoo, a fitness center for those that always feel the need to exercise no matter where they are, complimentary use of water sports equipment, a resident Muay Thai coach to teach you this timeless sport of boxing, a half size football field to kick around in and plenty of jogging and walking tracks throughout the resort’s grounds. For the avid golfer there is a complimentary shuttle to the Santiburi Samui Country Club, an 18-hole championship golf course of scenic ocean and mountain views only 10 minutes away.
Satisfying the hunger pangs is a pleasure when faced with lavish seafood buffets, a la carte options of traditional Thai dishes or international cuisine, cocktails on the beach delivered by a beach butler, private and romantic candle lit dinners with your feet in the sand or for those that can’t be bothered leaving their personal haven, there is 24/7 room service.
Communication with the staff is no problem as they all speak English. If you stay 7 nights or more in one of the 2 bedroom Presidential Retreat Villas you will receive complimentary breakfast delivered to your terrace, afternoon tea and a mini-bar set up with half-size bottles of whiskey, gin and vodka for those all important sunset drinks.