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Thanks to its low costs and therapeutic benefits, the traditional Thai massage has long been a staple among visitors to Thailand. As Koh Samui continues to gain traction as a luxury vacation destination, more and more resorts and independent massage centers are stepping up their game in response to the increasing demand for high-end massage services. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate massage experience or a professional yet affordable treatment, we’ve got you covered with our list of some of the best massage centers on Koh Samui.
A paradise within a paradise, the award-winning Anantara Spa is spread over a stunning, 3,000 square meter oasis of tranquil water gardens and is part of the Anantara Bophut luxury resort. Their massage therapies expertly combine Thai rituals and ancient Asian therapies with Western techniques, along with local products, Thai herbal infusions, and aromatic oils. Anantara Spa’s most notable massage is their Anantara Signature Massage, consisting of a fusion of Eastern and Western massage techniques combined with a proprietary massage oil blend.
Along with a host of massage therapies, Anantara Spa offers a full menu of spa experience packages, multi-day wellness packages, body treatments, facial treatments, and salon services. Treatment prices at the Anantara Spa range from 2,300 Thai baht for a 60-minute foot massage to 8,300 Thai baht for the signature Anantara Bophut Golfer Indulgence spa package.
Opening hours: 10:00–22:00
Price range: 2,300–8,300 Thai baht ($73–265)
Address: Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, 99/9, Moo 1, Bophut
Tel: + 66 (0) 7742 8300 Ext. 1801-2
The Anodas Spa is located within the Nora Buri resort at the Northern end of Chaweng. Anodas Spa’s signature massage therapies include their own Anodas Massage as well as the Siam Touch Massage, which combines Western acupressure massage techniques with a traditional Thai deep tissue oil massage. All treatments are carried out in their open air, outdoor treatment rooms, offering guests stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand.
Anodas Spa also provides a full range of facials, full body treatments, and treatment packages, including their own exclusive Anodas Signature Package. Prices range from 1,000 Thai baht for a 30-minute head massage to 4,000 Thai baht (per person) for the Anodas Signature Package
Opening hours: 10:00–20:00
Price range: 1,000–4,000 Thai baht ($32–127)
Address: Nora Buri Resort Chaweng, 222 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach
Tel: +66 (0) 7791 3555
Spa Cenvaree is part of the acclaimed luxury Centara Hotels & Resorts group. Located at the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Chaweng. All of Spa Cenvaree’s treatments are centered around harmonizing the body, mind, and soul and this is best reflected in their exclusive Hai Muea and Salt Pot Muscle Melter therapies, as well as in their renowned Aromatherapy Massage.
Spa Cenvaree has an impressive menu featuring a range of Ayurveda treatments, different massage styles and therapies, couples’ experiences, treatment packages, facial therapies, body scrubs, wraps, and masks. Prices at Spa Cenvaree range from 1,200 Thai baht for a 60-minute Shirobhyanga Indian Head Massage to 9,400 Thai baht for their Samui Sensory Delight Couple Experience.
Opening hours: 09:00–20:00
Price range: 1,200–9,400 Thai baht ($38–300)
Address: Centara Grand Beach Resort Chaweng, 38/2 Moo 3, Chaweng
Tel: +66 (0) 7723 0500
After a successful run at other Impiana properties across Malaysia and Thailand, the Swasana Spa brand has expanded to Koh Samui and can be found at the Impiana Resort, Chaweng Noi — just South of Chaweng. Swasana’s menu provides visitors with a diverse range of massages and spa treatments, with the highlight being their signature Swasana massage. Swasana Spa’s treatment menu also includes several different conventional massages, traditional Thai, Malay, and Balinese massages, facials, and full body wraps.
Prices range from 950 Thai baht for a 30-minute Back, Shoulder, and Neck Reliever Massage to 9,950 Thai baht for the exclusive 3.5-hour Swasana Romance couple’s package featuring an authentic Himalayan Hot Stone Massage.
Opening hours: 10:00–20:00
Price range: 950–9,950 Thai baht ($31–318)
Address: Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui
Tel: +66 (0) 7744 8995
Nestled in the heart of the island’s famous Fisherman’s Village, Sakura Spa is one of Koh Samui’s top-rated independent massage centers and offers a range of affordable treatments from standalone massages to full spa experiences. Prices start at 440 Thai baht for a 60-minute traditional Thai massage to 3,500 Thai baht for their After-Sun Aloe Vera package, made up of three soothing massages to help your body recover after a day in the tropical sunshine.
Each part of Sakura’s treatment packages is available separately allowing you to pick and choose your own customized massage experience. Apart from massage therapies, Sakura Spa offers body and foot scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Opening hours: 10:00–23:00
Price range: 440–3,500 Thai baht ($14–112)
Address: 54/1 Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
Tel: +66 (0) 9542 78526 / +66 (0) 9374 04561
Sharing a property with the popular Novotel Hotel (formerly Kandaburi), Magnolia Spa has long held a reputation for quality. From the ever popular, traditional Thai Massage to their range of specialty treatments, including their signature Magnolia Back, Neck, and Shoulders Massage, all treatments at Magnolia focus on purifying, invigorating, and energizing the body.
Magnolia Spa is a favorite among visitors and local expats alike, having gained quite a reputation for their high-quality, affordable treatments. Prices start from 650 Thai baht for their 60-minute Ultimate Foot Massage (which includes a 10-minute scrub) up to 5,050 Thai baht for the 3.5-hour long Magnolia Absolute Care Package.
Opening hours: 10:00–23:00
Price range: 650–5,050 Thai baht ($21–161)
Address: 21/22 Moo 2, North Chaweng
Tel: +66 (0) 7760 1133/4/ +66 (0) 84 770 1777
As we briefly touched upon above, the popularity of the Thai massage among tourists has caused an influx of massage parlors and centers opening up in major tourist hubs — and Koh Samui is no exception. Take a walk down the main beach road in places like Chaweng or Lamai and you’re bound to see a huge amount of small, independently owned massage and spa operations.
That’s not to say that they’re all bad though. It pays to do your research before choosing a massage center, and with Koh Samui being such a popular destination, any massage center worth considering will undoubtedly be mentioned online or in printed publications. As a rule of thumb, it’s recommended you avoid any massage centers that either don’t look too busy or aren’t mentioned anywhere as unfortunately a fair share of centers on the island tend to employ unqualified masseuses or engage in other dubious practices.
When visiting Thailand, experiencing an authentic Thai massage is a must, so why not treat yourself to a luxury massage in paradise? Our pre-made itineraries can easily accommodate a visit or two to Koh Samui’s world-class spas and massage centers, or alternatively our knowledgeable travel advisors are happy to help you create your own customized trip. Take a look at some of our most popular Thailand tours below and start planning your dream getaway today.