With its stunning water features, tropical plants, thatched-roof villas and a floating yoga deck overlooking the Andaman Sea all nestled into a lush, cliff-side rainforest, it’s not surprising to see why this is considered one of the top luxury spa destinations in Thailand.
In addition to a plunge and vitality pool, relaxation pavilions and steam room cove, there are six spacious treatment rooms, each one complete with its own ensuite bathroom, Jacuzzi, and courtyard with waterfall feature.
Fusing ancient healing rituals with modern techniques, the extensive range of treatments include Thai, Balinese, Indian and Swedish massages, invigorating herbal exfoliations and body wraps, nourishing facials, and full-service wellness packages, which can be individually tailored.
Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including those from Sri Panwa’s own garden, products are created with a focus on the healing power of nature and include pure and ‘edible’ body scrubs, oils, and others natural products that are pleasant to the senses and nourishing for the skin.
I choose an invigorating lavender and lemongrass oil blend for the 60-minute Sri Panwa Serenity massage and quickly drift off into utter bliss under the therapist’s soothing strokes. Cool Spa calls this massage its most aromatic and relaxing, and although I’ve not tried the others, I definitely take their word for it.