TRIED: ANANTARA LAYAN SPA
While the popular saying is, “you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven,” let’s go ahead and skip straight to the heaven part – which is exactly where the Anantara Spa will leave you thinking you are.
Tucked up on the hillside above the lobby of Anantara Layan Phuket, this little slice of heaven has a view of the glistening Andaman Sea, a kidney-shaped pool in front, surrounded by a tropical garden and serene lily ponds. The highly-skilled spa therapists are ready to expertly carry out the wide array of treatments offered by this well-reputed spa. Anantara spas take what they do very seriously with specialists visiting often to further the knowledge and abilities of their therapists, training them in the latest techniques and state-of-the-art products.
A well-rounded menu awaits guests to choose from any number of spa experiences ranging from 60 minutes to five days for individuals or couples. Treatments run the gamut from the classic world-renowned Thai massage where the masseuse guides your body through invigorating stretches to the Layan Bamboo Retreat where heated bamboo sticks are combined with aromatic oils to work out knots and relieve tension.
Other Anantara Spa offerings include salt and hibiscus scrubs with exotic Monoi oil, acupressure and aromatherapy massages, steam rooms with relaxing Thai herbs, and after-sun treatments with aloe vera and soothing oils. The spa’s therapists have also been trained in specialised pre and post-natal massage to ease the stresses and pains of pregnancy on the body.
The Sea Shell and Herbal Therapy treatment utilises unique techniques employing polished and heated sea shells. The shell’s shape helps match that of the body and naturally flow with the body’s contours. It’s also thought that calcium ions in the shells help to rejuvenate and firm the skin.
Since you’re on vacation, you might as well spoil yourself with one of their Luxury Bath Rituals which can be enjoyed at the spa or in the comfort of your own room. There’s one for him with more masculine scents like cedar wood and sandalwood and a glass of Johnnie Walker Gold, and one for her with more feminine fragrances like rose and lavender and a Mai Tai.
Multi-day retreats provide an opportunity for your entire holistic wellbeing to be catered. The three or five day retreats include bath rituals, massages, detoxes, facials, manicures, pedicures, hair treatments, and more.
The Anantara Spa Layan truly takes luxurious pampering to another level.
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
168 Moo 6, Layan Beach Soi 4
Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
+66 (0) 76 317 200