Thursday, March 24, 2011

Travel Advice: My Visit Tamarind Springs - Koh Samui, Thailand

Simply the best spa I've ever been to. A whole new experience. You go into this forest spa and forget there was even a civilization you belonged to. The award winning Tamarind Springs is a must to any Koh Samui visitor.

Reservations are required and you can do them online. You can also book a pickup car from and to your hotel. I have to warn you that the whole spa area is unisex. Good thing that the place was so peaceful and huge that I didn't bump into that much of people, so I just bumped into 2 couples. Swimsuits are required, and you will be given a sarong to wrap around yourself.

I chose the "Forest Dreaming" treatment (4 hours). You spend 1.5 hours using 3 rock plunge pools with tiny waterfalls, steam cave, and another steam cave that you have a scrub in . Through all this, you will be unaccompanied. The steam caves look like a sauna and they smell so good and unlike the usual steam/sauna rooms, you don't feel like you're going to faint, plus they've got these huge cool water jars everywhere around the place. These water jars are used to cleanse yourself before getting into the plunge pools and to cleanse after the scrub.

After you're done you climb rock stairs to a relaxing area just before you start your chosen type of massage. There is a rock plunge pool and an open air seating area where you will find a tray with your name printed on it. It has some healthy snacks, rice wrap spring rolls, fish cakes, watermelon, and pineapple. For the drinks its self service, I got myself my favorite virgin mojito. I also recommend you try their tamarind ginger juice. It tastes better than it sounds. They give it as a complimentary at the reception area and you will find it in this relaxing area. After you're done you wait for your masseuse to come take you to change and start your massage.

The massage was the best massage I ever had! I chose the "Twice as Nice" massage treatment, the one with the hot herbs wrapped in a cloth. It not only smelled good in the open air hut high up on a hill, the scenery and surroundings of long trees and all types of birds with beautiful sounds were so magnificent that I didn't want the 2.5 hours to fly by so fast. At the end, when it was dark, she gave me a head massage and a small hair side braid at the top of my head.


  1. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal.Very helpful for people looking for Koh Samui Luxury Property for Sale or people looking for honeymoon destinations. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  2. Thanks for your kind words. Please do visit our forest spa again at