Sunday, June 24, 2007
BANGKOK OASIS SPA
(Part 2, Bangkok series)
There are literally a thousand and one day spas in Bangkok, one of the reasons i don't mind going back again and again to this city. The way i figured it, i need to go to BKK for the next 384 years to try every single one of these spas!!
I literally stumbled upon the website of Bangkok Oasis Spa, and made reservations pronto. So it was, on a hot and humid Friday late afternoon, a Toyota Avanza (painted to look like some giant flower) parked at the driveway of the hotel and fetched us. Stepping inside the vehicle, one gets hit with the pleasantly intoxicating smell of aromatherapy oils. That's their service vehicle for you.
We engaged in some chitchat with the reception staff while scanning their spa menu. Hmm....this pandan juice they served us is really cool and refreshing! Wonder if i could ask for a whole pitcher?! :-D
The Oasis Spas group was founded in August 2003, and after operating 4 branches in different parts of the northern province of Chiang Mai, they opened their first branch in Bangkok just around February this year.
They informed us that the owners really made a huge effort to scour around for an ideal location before pushing through with this Bangkok branch. And i must say it was quite an inspired choice. Located along one of the sois (alleys) off Sukhumvit Road, the neighborhood is accessible, yet peaceful and quiet.
I'll let the pics do the talking at this point:
Entrance gate to the spa
Isn't this white house and manicured garden just lovely?
A closer look at the exterior facilities
Steps leading to the treatment rooms. Be careful so as not to
fall into the pond!
The sofa inside the main reception area
We availed of their Lanna Style package, essentially a Thai Traditional Massage, followed by a Thai Herbal Hot Compress, then followed by an Aromatic full body oil massage.
Quite great! I was so relaxed that i fell asleep; and when i was shaken gently awake and heard the dreaded words, "The treatment is finished, sir", i inwardly groaned and thought, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Can't i stay here forever?!"
(Bangkok Oasis Spa is located at 64 Soi Swaddee, Sukhumvit 31 Rd., Bangkok. Just go straight along the Soi, and you will see the Euro Grande Hotel on your left. Soon after, there is a HUGE sign [which you can't possibly miss] telling you to turn right to get to the spa.
The spa is open 10 AM to 10 PM everyday. Tel. no.: 662 262 2122. Reservations are recommended; check out www.bangkokoasis.com for full details on location/rates/packages)