'Sand spa' a new beach draw
A sand spa is being promoted as the latest tourist attraction in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, according to Phasitta Inthaphan, director of the local Tourism Authority of Thailand office.
- Published: 2/02/2013 at 04:40 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
50 couples are being invited to enjoy the sand spa on Bo Nok beach. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)
The office is working with Vartika Resovilla, a boutique resort in Kui Buri district, to promote a special Valentine-themed event for 50 couples on Feb 16 on Bo Nok beach.
Ms Phasitta said spa therapists would cover a person's body with moist sand, pour on seawater and leave for 30 minutes to allow the mixture to work. After this process, a dip in the sea is required to complete the treatment.
Udomsuk Nimsien, an executive at the resort, said the sand quality in Kui Buri and on Bo Nok beach was high, in line with the area's rich biodiversity, and changed with time and tide.
He said the sea was different in each season and the sand changes accordingly. Sometimes it takes on a reddish colour and other times it becomes more muddy, evidence of the existence of different minerals that benefit health.
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- Writer: Chaiwat Satyaem
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