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Sri Panwa at Tip of Phuket a Thai Spa Haven

Treat me or eat me.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 October, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:51pm

If the idea of edible body scrubs and specific blood type therapies sounds intriguing, you’re going to want to check out Sri Panwa’s refurbished Cool Spa, which has just reopened on Cape Panwa at the southeastern tip of Phuket.

Two new rooms focus on traditional Thai massage and the other six are dedicated to oil massage, all housed in a rainforest overlooking Phuket’s archipelago. But while that does sound awesome, it’s the specifics of the treatments that are tantalizing us.

Inspired by the exotic ingredients of Thai cuisine—many of which are grown in the resort’s kitchen garden—Cool Spa’s menu of edible scrubs include tom yum, mango sticky rice, som tum, grass jelly Thai tea and espresso. So if the treatments don’t work for you, at least you get a decent meal out of it.

Meanwhile the innovative blood type therapies are devised “according to the specific needs and idiosyncrasies of the four different blood types,” says the resort, although it doesn’t reveal how each differs and why. To celebrate the revamped Cool Spa, Sri Panwa is offering packages tailored to men and women which include body wraps, baths, scrubs massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Each treatment lasts a mighty four hours and 50 minutes and costs THB10,800++ ($2,300) per person. Five hours of massage for $2,000? With a deal like that, the flight pretty much pays for itself.

Sri Panwa Spa Resort, Phuket, Thailand, (+66) 7637-1000, sripanwa.com.