Spa Village Koh Samui
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
What can you tell us about your luxury spa?
Spa Village Koh Samui is situated within the five-star The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, overlooking a private sun-kissed bay in the Gulf of Thailand. Spa Village Koh Samui, part of YTL Hotels’ award-winning Spa Villages, perfectly blends the tropical charm of Koh Samui with the tranquility of a luxurious spa. Using age-old Thai healing practices, Spa Village Koh Samui integrates therapeutic properties from natural local ingredients to create a holistic and rejuvenating spa program for guests to enjoy.
What makes you unique?
The Island of Koh Samui, Thailand is a tropical oasis renowned for its crystal clear waters, secluded beaches, lush mountainous jungles, and relaxed atmosphere. The island was once a haven for fishermen, sailors and sea traders sheltering from storms and high seas in the late 1800s. Koh Samui’s natural beauty and fertile soil eventually drew settlers to this remote island, leading to the widespread growth of orchards and coconut plantations. Today, Spa Village Koh Samui honors the island’s natural beauty and its rich cultural heritage by incorporating traditional Thai elements and other natural materials into the spa’s design and its specially crafted treatments.
What do you recommend as the ultimate treatment?
For the ultimate treatment, we would recommend the signature Coconut Heritage experience. The signature treatment is inspired by the history of the coconut plantations that dotted the island. The treatment begins with the Deluxe Songkran Shower pre-ritual, which starts guests on a specially designed rain shower table, followed by a refreshing rinse and a brief body cleansing using raw coconut husk pads and a fragrant Thai flower shower gel. The ritual concludes with the therapists “throwing” perfumed water from a ceremonial bowl over the guest as a final rinse. A full body scrub and a 90-minute coconut flow massage, which uses warm Virgin Coconut oils to relax the muscles and nourish the skin, follows the pre-ritual. The signature treatment concludes with an enriching Coconut Hair Masque.
What other amenities can your guests enjoy?
The 41,000 square-foot spa occupies its own section within The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, offering guests easy access to the spa and all of its amenities. The spa features a range of amenities for guests to enjoy, including eight treatment suites, three massage pavilions, a yoga pavilion, a special lap pool with cabanas, a health bar, and a Muay Thai Gym.
Any insider tips
One of the best insider tips for Spa Village Koh Samui is to book a special spa experience, such as the Muay Thai Post Training Massage Therapy, which includes a Muay Thai (Thai boxing) training session followed by a relaxing massage. During the 60-minute private training session, a highly trained instructor will guide guests in the art of Muay Thai boxing, often referred to as “the art of eight limbs”. Following the grueling workout, guests will be treated to a 60-minute massage aimed at relaxing and rejuvenating the body.
Additionally, the spa menu features a wide assortment of treatments, massages, and therapies for guests, such as the Blessed Flowers treatment, which begins with a tableside mixing of flowers, nourishing aloe, and fruit enzymes. Warmed flower infused compresses hydrate the skin in preparation for a flower balance massage. The Thai Aquatic Freedom therapy is another option that offers guests the opportunity to experience weightlessness in the spa’s aqua therapy pool. While floating in the water, a series of stretches soften the muscles, relieve stiff joints and quiet the mind.