The recent increase in the popularity of spas throughout Thailand is also mirrored in Pattaya, where the range is huge. It’s possible to find anything from complete luxury spas to more modest massage shops. Treatment ranges from an hour to a full day and can be tailored to focus on one area or be more holistic in approach. Whatever you want, you will find it readily available in Pattaya at prices that are competitive. Thais are naturally gifted at body care and pampering and Thailand is a great place to enjoy a full day in the spa at affordable rates.
Spas in Pattaya
The Cliff Spa: located in the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, overlooking beautiful Royal Cliff Bay, it offers a complete range of services from facials, body treatments and massages to deluxe options – Thai specialities such as Thai herbal polishes. Full-day services are available, including programmes specially designed for women and couples. 353 Pratamnak Road, South Pattaya, tel: (038) 250 421, fax: (038) 250 511, email, website.
Deverana Spa: offers a completely luxurious and pampering treatment in a setting designed to reflect the ‘garden of heaven’ concept. This Pattaya spa aims to create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere in which the mix of age-old Thai treatments and modern Western ones can be enjoyed.
A range of treatments is offered, from facials and a variety of body scrubs to full spa packages. Facilities include floral baths and private steam rooms. Dusit Thani Pattaya, 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, tel: (053) 370 144, website.
Pullman Pattaya Asiawan Resort & Spa: offers an array of treatment rooms along a walkway leading to the sea. A full range of options are aimed at refreshing the mind and healing the body, include floral baths and a variety of aromatherapy treatments as well as more traditional Thai ones. 445/3, Wongamat Beach, Pattaya-Naklua Road, tel: (038) 411 940-8, fax: (038) 411 949, email, website.
For those interested in learning the art of Thai treatments, the BEC Thai Language and Culture School offers a full range of government-certified courses on natural therapy, yoga relaxation and meditation. They also do traditional physical Thai massage, where students learn healing by working on certain key points of the body. Courses are 10 hours long at different levels. Open: 07:00-21:00 (Monday to Friday), 08:00-18:00 (Saturday and Sunday); 571/1-2 Naklua Road, tel: (038) 421 919, 370 176, fax: (038) 428 626.