is well-known for having an abundance of beauty amenities available at a fraction of what they’d cost elsewhere. From massage parlors to hairdressers, it is not uncommon for customers to spend as little as a few bucks at any one of these places. That being said, do not be surprised if the service coincides with the price. To save you from any beauty pitfalls, here are the best places in Bangkok
to get pampered.
Crystal Spa is all about convenience. For one, it is located a mere handful of steps from the BTS Skytrain Station Phra Khanong, so spa-goers can quickly get in and out of Bangkok’s suffocating heat. Once inside, customers are greeted by a friendly staff and more than a few services to sort through before deciding which spa treatment to go for. Waxing, facials, body massages, scrubs, manicures, pedicures: there is seemingly no service that Crystal Spa does not offer. Those travelers on a budget might opt for a traditional Thai massage (฿450) or a manicure (฿400). The more lavish the service, the higher the price, however, most of Crystal Spa’s packages range between ฿400-1,800, which is a steal in comparison to other countries.
Crystal Spa, 1541 Sukhumvit Road, North Phra Khanong, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, +66 2 382 2244
Ruen-Nuad Massage Studio
As one of the most affordable studios on the list, the Ruen-Nuad Massage Studio is great for travelers who want a luxurious spa experience without paying luxurious spa prices. A traditional Thai massage starts at only ฿350 for an hour. The studio is also incredibly inviting and relaxing, set inside a charming homestyle spa with wooden decor and green foliage throughout. The salon provides city-goers an escape from the chaos of the capital, even though it is located in the heart of downtown off the BTS Skytrain Station Sala Daeng.
Ruen-Nuad Massage Studio, 42 Convent Road, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 632 2662
Relaxation at Ruen-Nuad Massage Studio © Courtesy of Ruen-Nuad Massage Studio
Wat Pho Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School
Wat Pho Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School
Kill two birds with one stone at Wat Pho. This famous and majestic temple in the Old City of Bangkok is home to some incredible architecture, the legendary golden, reclining Buddha, and (surprisingly enough) a massage school. Because it is a school, the massages here are pretty reasonably priced, with a traditional hour-long Thai massage for ฿420 on the temple grounds. Foot massages (฿420), facial massages (฿820), and aroma massages (฿800) are just a few other services offered at the Wat Pho Traditional Massage School.
Wat Pho, 2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 225 9595
Divana Spa has six different locations in Thailand, five of which are in the capital. Each one is geared towards different beauty treatments, so regardless of what travelers are on the lookout for, one of the Divana Spas will surely satisfy. Those looking for a more traditional Thai massage should head to Divana Spa’s location off the BTS Skytrain Station Asok. Those hoping to check out its medical spa should instead head to its location off Phloenchit. Regardless, Divana Spa is sure to provide customers with a memorable experience.
Divana Spa, Wattana, 7 Sukhumvit 25 Alley, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, +66 02 261 4818
With locations all over Bangkok and in Thailand, it may come as no surprise that Health Land is one of the top contenders for best places to unwind in the city. Whether visitors are jetlagged or simply need a break from the chaos, this is the spa to visit. In addition to a traditional Thai massage (฿550 for two hours), Health Land offers a number of different treatments and packages all geared to those in need of some extreme pampering. The packages at Health Land are geared for specific needs as requested by the customers. Whether it’s back pain that needs relieving, energy that needs boosting, or those just hoping to decompress, Health Land has a package for everyone. Packages range from 1-4 hours, and prices start at ฿400.
Health Land, 55/5 Sukhumvit 21 Rd. (Asoke), Khlongtoeinuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, +66 (0) 2261 1110
Banyan Tree Spa
Banyan Tree Spa
There does not seem to be one specific definition of luxury. The Banyan Tree in Bangkok, however, is as close as an establishment can be to defining what exactly it means to feel luxurious. From its striking rooftop bar to its stunning pool, the Banyan Tree in Bangkok continues to impress even the most demanding of travelers. The Banyan Tree Spa lives up to these high expectations as well, with traditional and high-tech treatments available. All of the treatments available are personalized to the customer, with every detail from the duration to how intense you want the pressure to be addressed before having any service done. In addition to massages, be sure to check out Banyan Tree Spa’s long list of body treatments, including body scrubs, body conditioners, and calming baths.
Banyan Tree, 21 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 679 1200
W Bangkok, from its unique dining selection to its retro accommodation options, has continued to impress visitors of Bangkok. AWAY Spa is just one more reason as to why tourists should visit this hotel. It surely takes the award for being one of the most luxurious spas in the city, with stunning and modern treatment rooms. The spa’s core concept is metamorphosis. Spa-goers, experience their own transformation of sorts, as they make their way through AWAY Spa’s treatment process, which includes four different zones: the welcome and decompress zone, delight, detox, and finally the refuel station, to get customers ready to take on the city once more. Some of the services available at AWAY Spa include scrubs and wraps, facials, full-body treatments, and much more. Do not miss out on experiencing this unique spa treatment.
Away Spa,W Bangkok, 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand, +66 (0) 2 344 4000
Salon De Beauty Concept
Getting eyelash extensions can be an uncomfortable endeavor. Having to lie still for an extended period of time while someone meticulously and patiently attaches small, precarious strands onto your eyelid can be somewhat unpleasant. One way or another, Salon De Beauty Concept in Terminal 21 is able to make even the most jittery of customers feel happy. Salon De Beauty Concept has some of the most top-notch services in regards to getting pampered. Between the excellent customer service, the complimentary water, or the comfortable beds which customers get to use, those hoping to get pampered with eyelash extensions need to head to Salon De Beauty Concept in Terminal 21. This salon also offers semi-permanent make up and waxing services.
Salon De Beauty Concept , Terminal 21 Department Store, 1st Fl. Sukhumvit 19 Bangkok 10110, +66 2 002 1989
Strip, Ministry of Waxing
When women think of being pampered, waxing is not necessarily the first service that comes to mind. Many women know how unpleasant a process this can be, but Strip, Ministry of Waxing makes it a somewhat painless if not enjoyable experience. Visitors to this salon can get just about anything waxed, from their jawline to their finger to, well, more intimate areas. Prices start at ฿1,800 and go all the way up to ฿27,000, depending on what it is customers want waxed. Strip, Ministry of Waxing has two locations in Bangkok.
Strip, Ministry of Waxing, 4th Floor, Siam Discovery, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 6580343
Pampering room © Courtesy of Strip, Ministry of Waxing
Asia Herb Association
Asia Herb Association is no ordinary spa. It utilizes different herbal remedies, including a Thai herbal compress. The use of a compress, especially when heated, is very relaxing, and it is said to have a number of different benefits in addition to just feeling really, really good. Some of the benefits include relieving both stress and fatigue, and some claim it goes as far as to help with blood circulation. This is not the only thing that Asia Herb Association offers, however. In addition to the compress treatment, this spa offers traditional Thai massages (฿500), head and shoulder massages (฿500), scrubs, facials, and more. Asia Herb Association has seven total branches in Thailand, five of which are located in the City of Angels. They also have several locations in Cambodia.
Asia Herb Association, 58/19-24 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klongton-Nua, Wattana Bangkok, +66 (0)2-392-3631