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Anantara Spa, Golden Triangle


Address:229 Moo 1, Wiang Chiang Rung, Chiang Rai 57210 Thailand

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Anantara Spa, Golden Triangle is located in the mountains of Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. It is nestled where three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos) converge. Built in a northern Thai architectural style, there are five teakwood rooms with private en-suite showers and steam rooms. The spa offers a wide variety of relaxation and rejuvenation services such as terrazzo soaking tubs, aromatherapy massage, blended fruit scrub, etc.


Editorial Reviews

After a hectic week, the stresses of daily life and the worries of modern living, everyone deserves an indulgent treat, especially in the run up to the holiday season. Yet getting out of town and relaxing in a tropical island resort may not always be an option

Nothing quite matches an early morning trip down the river on the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa's water taxi service from Saphan Taksin. Chug down river and within ten to twelve minutes you find yourself in a tropical resort, with the feeling you were hours away from bustling Bangkok's constant motion. One of the more remote-seeming riverside locations for Bangkok's hotels, it is just a moment away from Asiatique by hotel water-shuttle, reprieve from shopping, pampering before wining, dining and celebrating, Anantara Spa is much more convenient than one might at first think.

However and for whatever reason you go there, just get there with time to spare. You will want to have as much time as possible to relax and get into the spirit of the resort environment and fully appreciate this luxurious spa. Any time of year is a must, yet if you are looking for an even better excuse to bask in the glow that only truly unique spa experiences can generate from inside out, then you will most certainly be interested in their current seasonal offerings.

Available from 1st December 2013 until 31st January 2014, the 'Anantara Spa Special' is a two-hour treatment session, including a body scrub and a full body massage, as well as a complimentary take-home Anantara Spa product. The uniqueness of this special is also two-fold. Firstly, the choice is yours as to whether you prefer and 30-minute scrub with 90 minutes of massage, or a full hour of exfoliation, followed by a one-hour massage, and secondly the selection of scrubs and massage combination is exclusive to Anantara Spa.

Priced at 5,000Baht net, to renew, polish and wonderfully de-stress, opt for 30 minutes of either the 'Detoxifying Green Tea Scrub' or the 'Essence White Coconut & Mint Scrub', to prime the skin for the application of essential oils to follow, and melt into deep relaxation with a 90-minute Stress Release Massage. Taking a thirty-minute scrub allows you more time to surrender to the soothing strokes of their expert spa therapists. The Detoxifying Green Tea Scrub will leave you polished to perfection, as fine grains, with antibacterial and detoxifying qualities, deeply cleanse the skin and lift dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, softer and more vibrant finish to the body. The Essence White Coconut & Mint Scrub is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, while lotus seeds slough the skin, and unveil fresher looking skin. This scrub leaves a clearer and sheerer feeling to the touch, while the mint stimulates, cools and revitalises. In both bases, the skin is ideally primed to absorb the essential massage oils that ensue. Be sure to take time to choose the oil that suits your mood and stimulates your senses in the desired direction, under the guidance of the well-informed spa receptionist.

Before you find yourself face-down on the treatment table, your therapist will ensure that temperature, music and mood are to your liking and then proceed with the floral foot ritual, where your feet are cleaned and sprayed. Once body scrubbed and showered in your private and lavishly provisioned treatment room, also perfect for couple's indulgences, as for alone-time, take some deep breaths and become one with the moment, as the massage begins. For the Stress Release Massage, your therapist will employ a combination of strokes and classical movement techniques to expel your worries and cares. It is a gentle massage, but can be applied with medium to strong strokes, to work out muscle tension and completely relax both the mind and body, and you will leave with a profound sense of dreamy satisfaction.

For a transformation of a slightly different kind, the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is also offering their 'Unique Seasonal Spa Retreat', which is a specially priced at 6,500Baht net, from now until 31st December 2013, and since it is the gift-giving season, you also take away a complimentary Elemis brand bath or shower gel, usually worth, nearly 2,000Baht. This package includes a one-hour 'Deep Tissue Muscle Massage', complete with 60 minutes of their luxuriant 'Skin Specific Facial' treatment. The massage integrates deep rhythmic pressure to alleviate stress, ease tight muscles and reinvigorate, and the facial provides active aromatherapy and deep cleansing for all skin types. The aromatherapy oils to choose from are a healing and balancing 'Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Facial', 'Elemis Exotic Moisture Dew Facial', for dry and dehydrated skin, and 'Elemis Fruit Active Glow Facial', to counteract a dull and lifeless complexion.

Hidden in the midst of a lush garden, this spa has nine private treatment rooms with steam and shower facilities. This includes two couple's suites, which each have a sizeable tub, and a private garden courtyard with outdoor rain shower and a daybed sala, where you can also be served spa cuisine upon request. A hot tip would be to try one of the seasonal packages, but then add on other treatments and make a full pampering day of it, whether a romantic escapade, girlie catch-up or a lone retreat.

Anantara Spa at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa Opens daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and for more information or to reserve your time slot, check online at or call 02 476 0022 ext. 1563.


229 Moo 1, Wiang Chiang Rung, Chiang Rai 57210 Thailand

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