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THE FINE ART OF WELLNESS
 A refreshing and simple approach at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort.

A refreshing and simple approach at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort.

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort has worked hard to earn its prestigious reputation as one of Koh Samui’s most luxurious and romantic hideaways. Located on the pristine and exclusive Laem Nan Beach in north Lamai, it possesses an individual style and ‘back to nature’ concept. It is truly a delightfully blissful and idyllic gem, enclosed within the tropical vegetation of the indigenous landscape as it meanders down a hillside to the ocean. Every building is made from natural materials, sustaining harmony with both the forest and the sparkling ocean.

          

Silavadee Spa is an intimate spa enclave, tucked away above the resort reception. On arrival, you are immediately enveloped into a welcoming, beautifully-calming and relaxing open-plan pavilion, surrounded by frangipani trees, their white flowers emitting a delicate fragrance. A high wooden ceiling, urn fountains, white orchids, comfortable sofas and soothing music complete the scene.

          

Then walk through a naturally lush-green archway of foliage to reach one of the five lavish, yet naturally appointed double spa treatment villas. The interior designs follow the core ‘back to nature’ concept of Silavadee, with the use of natural materials. Wood, linen, stone and the external landscape are all incorporated, giving guests an instant feeling of peaceful-calm and subtle luxury. Each spa villa is equipped with its own bathroom and shower facilities. A refreshing and simple approach at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort.Two spa villas have a sauna, and one has an outdoor bathtub sunk into a private outside deck under a mature and shady tamarind tree - perfect for couples to enjoy a floral bath in the heavenly tranquillity of the surroundings.

          

Choose your massage oil which includes a combination of essential oils to add fragrance and therapeutic properties to your treatment. Anti-stress is a combination of lemongrass and mint, Mind Body and Spirit has a citrus note, Truth mixes tea tree with lavender and Jasmine and Rose speak for themselves. Let the highly skilled therapists combine Thai and western massage techniques to melt away any aches and pains, relieving tension or tightness and ensuring that you leave feeling totally relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. With ongoing staff training, you can be assured of excellent service and attention to detail. After any treatments, guests can enjoy additional time at the Spa Lobby, with complimentary hot tea and a healthy serving of miang kam (single bite parcels of savoury ingredients and flavours wrapped into a betel leaf).

          

Silavadee’s signature spa massages include the Silavadee Journey - 120 minutes of the unique flowing strokes of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage will cover you from head to foot and back again, easing away stress and soothing every single muscle. This is followed by a Shirodhara Treatment (an Ayurvedic healing technique of dripping warm oil onto the forehead). This is known to relieve travel stress,A refreshing and simple approach at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. jet lag and promotes a good night sleep. The 120 minute Sila Wellness massage offers relief after lots of activity or stressful working conditions. This therapeutic blend of deep tissue sports massage, stretching and the tension melting magic of hot stones will work wonders on you.

          

Each month Silavadee Spa highlights a special treatment for guests to explore. This March, it’s all about the balance of mind, body and soul. The Mindful and Holistic Spa Experience is 120 minutes of blissful treatment and features the humble and ubiquitous coconut! Ten minutes of mindful meditation to help you wind down, followed by a Relaxing Foot Ritual, a 30 minute Coconut Body Scrub, 60 blissful minutes of Coconut Oil Massage and ending with 15 minutes of gentle Coconut Scalp Massage. The special promotional price this month is 3,300 baht. Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is unique in its honouring of ‘natural pricing’. The price you are given is fully inclusive, no tax or service charge is added.

          

Daily Silavadee Spa Happy Hours offer a wonderful chance to try out some simple treatments at discounted prices. This month you can opt for the 60-minute Back, Head and Shoulder Massage with 30% off the original price, available from 10:00 am until midday.

          

Before leaving the spa, be sure to stop at the little gallery shop. Here you will find handcrafted jewellery, swimwear, robes, hats, shoes, slippers and accessories, all made from natural materials in Thailand by individual designers. You also have the option to purchase any of the products used throughout the resort and spa such as shampoo, shower gel, massage oils, Anne Semonin facial products and Panpuri body treatments.

          

Silavadee Spa is open daily between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm. The naturally romantic location, skilled therapists and ambience combine to elevate this spa above the others. It is top of the list for honeymooners on the island. If you want that extra-special, ‘feel like a film star’ service then book your treatment here.

          

                   

Karan Ladd

 


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