East Coast

The Spa Koh Chang

The Spa Koh Chang

The Spa Koh Chang is the one real health spa on the island.   Guests don’t come here expecting to be out on the town every night or sunbathing on the beach, they come because they want to fast, detox, de-stress and generally chill out for a week or more.

298 reviews
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)

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So unlike other out of the way resorts, most guests come here with the specific aim of being away from temptations such as seafood dinners and cocktails in buckets.   But at the same time enjoying a pampering and relaxing in lush surroundings.   This place is not buzzing with life, but you sense a calm and relaxing atmosphere focusing on health and well-being.  

Formal detox programs plus daily meditation, exercise and yoga classes are available.  In addition The Spa runs regular courses on how to live a far healthier life than you are doing currently.

Deluxe room at The Spa Koh Chang

The Spa Koh Chang is a franchise of the very successful Spa Samui, which was established back in 1992.  The same standard of acclaimed spa and health treatments plus the emphasis on healthy veggie and clean food is found here on Koh Chang too.

I often stop by the restaurant in high season as it makes a refreshing change from regular Thai food or stodgy western cooking.   To be honest I don’t rate the Thai food here too highly, but the veggie and healthy options are extremely nice.   Especially drinks such as a Cayenne Cooler – a chili, lemon juice and honey concoction.   And from the restaurant you get a cracking view over the pool area and mangrove lined bay and towards the mountains on the headland to the east.

Escape is possible, as the resort runs a shuttle service to White Sand beach and also down to the remote Long Beach and you can paddle canoes through the mangroves to Salakkok Bay where there is one seafood restaurant.   The roads nearby are also good for cycling, there is very little traffic and no big hills so   you can pedal down to Salakphet Bay and explore the area easily enough.

Good choice if you need to escape reality and switch off for a week,  or have a fondness for colonic irrigation.  High season room rates from around 2,000 Baht/night.

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Exceptional 😀 - Beautiful grounds with amazing breakfast. This truly felt like a retreat in paradise. The staff are thoughtful and attentive, and do their best to make your stay exceptional. 😞 - The location is not central (a plus or a minus, depending on how you see it), and a taxi to the hotel is not cheap. Considering this, renting a motorbike when you arrive on the island is a good way to save money and allow you to explore around the resort.
not to repeat 😀 - Nähe BTS 😞 - Only very little water in the shower, small towels, littel and terrible shampo, no toilett paper
amazing 😀 - lovely resort on the more quiet local side of the island. we enjoyed our stay very much and would come back again. 😞 - location
Superb 😀 - Beautiful place with amazing atmosphere and kind staff. We were there in the rainy season, and it was still great - we would recommend you to rent a scooter or car though, just because you're a bit further away from everything!
Exceptional 😀 - Everything! 😞 - The price of the steam room.
Exceptional stay 😀 - I loved everything about this place. The concept at this retreat is well-thought-out. The whole resort is absolutely beautiful and you immediately feel relaxed once you set a foot in there. The day I arrived, I laid down in my bed and had lots of ants in there. I went to reception and they immediately gave me an upgrade to another room and I highly appreciated that. This is how the service at a great resort should be like. In general, statt is incredibly welcoming and every single dish I had at this retreat was amazing. They use fresh ingredients, some of them even grow in their gardens, and you can really taste the difference. Their breakfast was superb too and I also loved their fresh juices. I also did an abdominal detox massage with Kailash, which had quite an effect on me. Apart from giving amazing detox massages and yoga classes, Kailash is one of those kind of humans whose energy will stay with you for quite a while. I’ve been on a one year world trip, which is coming to an end in a few days. The stay here at The Spa Koh Chang was my favorite one in my whole year and I’m grateful that they made my last days on this trip so memorable.

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