Fitness Centre Day Pass & Monthly Membership Offer at Sofitel Krabi

May 2017, Krabi – Enjoy a healthy lifestyle at The Fitness Centre, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Our Fitness Centre is equipped with top-of-the-range sports equipment, a steam room and sauna, and a professional trainer is on hand to ensure you receive the best advice . Our fitness opens 24 hour with staff standby at 07.00 A.M. – 21.00 P.M. and steam room and sauna opens daily from 07.00 A.M. – 21.00 P.M. :
• Day Pass – THB 990 includes all non-paying activities
• Monthly Member – THB 3,190 includes all non-paying activities Workout in style at The Fitness Centre!
And get more benefits 20% off food and drink, 20% off massage and 20% off all paying activities.

For more information please contact or Tel: 075 627 800

Mandara Spa hosts The 5th Reboot & Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check

Phuket – 11 May 2017: An award winning Phuket beach resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa will host the 5th Reboot & Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check’ which will be taking place from June 15th to 18th, 2017.

The inspirational 4 days 3 nights program flow is designed to educate, motivate and understand such things as health and fitness, aromatherapy, mediation, art therapy and much more. The programs conducted by experienced wellness practitioners Hayden Rhodes, Craig Burton, Kim White, Christine Reilly and Kathy Russell. The woman behind this amazing workshop is Linda Overman, Director of Mandara Spa who connects the Phuket’s local specialists together on this event.

Hayden Rhodes’s Workshop Talk; life coach extraordinaire is on hand to rev up your energy levels with his personally designed programs like, ‘Oh Crap’ – focusing on the importance of Dr. Help Yourself, and nourishment. He offers you reality checks, with answers & solutions on nutrition and has a wealth of knowledge on health & fitness to share with the group and is a steady favourite with past retreat guests. His movement as medicine workshop is legendary.

Craig Burton’s Workshop Talk; our nutritionist, is on hand to do blood screening to evaluate your blood sugar levels, proteins, lipids, inflammatory markers and much more, to help determine your own health challenges. Nowadays, people’s lifestyle combined with high sugar content in foods, dining out or even the odd glass of wine may affect your results dramatically. Learn what you can do specifically to enhance your personal wellbeing.

Kim White’s Workshop Talks and Classes; Joined by the enigmatic Kim, Phuket’s own yoga aficionado who has some awesome talks on how to meditate using pranayama breath work and participants will feel instant benefits on how and why we meditate. Kim has an uncanny ability to provide valuable educational yogic advice on how to strengthen your own practice and is able to accommodate all levels of yoga lovers.

Christine Reilly’s Workshop Class; Christine Reilly is a gifted artist who presently continues her healing modalities integrating her background as a psychiatric nurse and art as therapy. Through collage, drawing and language you will construct a personalized sketchbook to deepen and broaden an ongoing visual dialogue with yourself which you will uncover an auto-biography to take home with you.

Kathy Russell’s Workshop Class; The fun-filled activities and informative hands – on experience with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.  You will be introduced to 8 essential oils; Lavender, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca  or Tea Tree and learn how to apply them most effectively and  how to use them in our daily life for extreme well-being, topically, Internally, aromatically, for cleaning and cooking.  Learn how to make our own toothpaste, face masks and spritz. The workshop includes a fantastic journey in knowledge and understanding, keychain 8-vile holder zip pack with 1 dram of high quality, edible, CPTG DoTerra Lavender essential oil and the products you will make.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Mandara Spa hosts The 5th Reboot & Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check

‘Reboot and Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check’ is priced at THB 25,000 net per person for a 4 Days 3 Nights that includes:
Healthy daily meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
Two spa massage treatments at Mandara Spa
Daily seminars and activities with practitioners

Day package and single class are available if you are not able to attend the full program however naturally for the absolute best benefits, we highly recommend the entire program to fully integrate the benefits of each therapy to heal the mind, body and soul where you will learn your new skills to take home and implement into your day to day lifestyle. The single class price starts from THB 900 net per session.

Early bird promotion, receive 15% discount when made a booking within 31 May 2017.

The size of the Wellness Workshop will be between 10 – 15 participants, and is open to the public.

Bookings can be made now by contacting Mandara Spa Director, Linda Overman at or Tel:+66 76 338 000 ext. 3752. For more information, log on to

Banyan Tree Phuket Offers Magnificent ‘Babymoon’ Package for Expecting Couples

Phuket, Thailand, April 2017 – From 1st May onwards, couples expecting a child are invited to Banyan Tree Phuket to celebrate with a relaxing Babymoon holiday. This specially designed package offers the perfect chance to rejuvenate and reconnect before the bundle of joy arrives, while enjoying the tropical and romantic setting of Phuket’s 5-star resort.

Banyan Tree Phuket Offers Magnificent ‘Babymoon’ Package for Expecting Couples

The 3-days, 2-nights Babymoon package comes with a generous selection of spa and wellness sessions, dining delights and gift packages. These features are carefully chosen for the occasion, and include gentle massages, a class on stress relief, and a massage lesson for each expecting dad, to help him bring ease and comfort to mom in the months ahead.

Banyan Tree Phuket’s Babymoon package offers free daily breakfasts for each couple, and one breakfast in bed for a day of pampering. Couples will also receive an in-villa BBQ dining during their stay, prepared expertly by a private chef for an unforgettable experience.

Plenty of goodie-bags, treats and exclusive discounts are included in the package, such as delicious chocolates and snacks for mom, a celebratory cigar and cognac for dad, gifts for baby and much more. Couples will also receive a baby bib with baby’s name and a baby lucky bracelet, enjoy discounts at the spa and restaurants, as well as a THB 2,000 gift voucher at the shopping gallery.

The resort’s luxury villas in Phuket offer a refreshing experience, with plenty of restaurants and a beautiful beachfront location in Asia’s largest integrated resort area. With the calm waters of the lagoon as well as Bang Tao Bay a short walk away, this entire resort is easily accessible, magnificently scenic and perfectly suited for pregnant ladies.

This exquisite package allows couples to enjoy their own private pool villa before their baby’s arrival. As mom enjoys the full selection of services on hand, dad is invited to experience the award-winning 18-hole Laguna Golf Phuket just steps away from their villa.

The anticipation of a new born is a wonderful moment to begin creating experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. With the resort’s gorgeous setting and a seemingly endless array of delights, Banyan Tree Phuket’s Babymoon package is an ideal choice for expecting couples to indulge themselves and take the stress out of the transition to parenthood, while rediscovering their love anew.

The Banyan Tree Phuket Babymoon package is available only to couples expecting a child. The offer starts from THB 44,500 for a 2-night stay at Signature Pool Villa with breakfast for 2 persons, and is valid from 1st May onwards.

For reservations, contact or call +66 76 372 400.

It’s Spa Time, take time to do what makes your soul happy  at So SPA with L’Occitane

April 2017, Krabi – Throughout May 2017 enjoy some personal spa time at So SPA. Relax with 30-minutes Steam Treatment to stimulate your blood circulation followed by a 90-minute Devas Massage or Traditional Thai Massage with Thai herbal hot compress and end with Champi Indian Head Massage.

  • Single Price THB 3,500++
  • Couple Price THB 6,000++
  • Group of 4 people THB 10,000++ (pre-sign upon reservation)

    For more information, please email or call +66 75 627 800

The Garden Wing – A Transformed Wellbeing Hub for the Health Enthusiast

PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, renowned for its acclaimed sports training complex frequented by athletes and active families, has unveiled the upgraded 37-room Garden Wing and a new Health & Wellness concept inviting guests to lead healthy lifestyles through customised programs designed to optimise one’s wellbeing. The upgrade includes guest rooms and suites, the Library, the Teaching Hall and Khun Khao restaurant.

The Garden Wing at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort – A Transformed Wellbeing Hub for the Health Enthusiast

The Garden Wing at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort – A Transformed Wellbeing Hub for the Health Enthusiast
The improvement is a reflection of its surroundings, capturing Phuket’s natural greenery and landscapes while incorporating signature Thai hospitality. The Garden Wing’s design creates a secluded and tranquil place for a guest to nurture the mind, body, and soul. The Garden Wing brings Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort up to a total of 114 keys, with 77 rooms located in the Sports Wing overlooking the complex’s swimming pools or lush tropical garden area.

Thanyapura’s medical specialists, doctors, nurses, and wellness advisors take a personalised approach in running tests and consultations. The data is used to tailor programs and treatments designed to help guests fulfil their goals of lifestyle modifications and happiness. Thanyapura incorporates conventional and complementary medicine with the guest’s decision to take action. This healing process – combined with optimum nutrition and activity – is the heart of a holistic approach to healthy ageing and healing. Our wellness advisor and doctor recommend tests and treatments that matches one’s goals. These therapies include natural bio-identical hormones, vitamin and mineral infusions, colon hydrotherapy, chiropractic care, personal sport training and traditional Chinese therapies such as acupuncture and cupping.

“Guests come to Thanyapura to change their lifestyles. Good nutrition is the key to a healthy body. Our multidisciplinary team works with the guests on customised exercise and nutrition plans to achieve their wellness goals and be happy,” said Dr. Narinthorn Surasinthon, Medical Director.

The ‘holistic retreat’ design concept of Thanyapura’s Garden Wing created a holistic holiday getaway teeming with interiors of warm tropical gardens overlooking Phuket’s last significant virgin rainforest, The Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary.

“The grand opening of the Garden Wing allows us to cater to a wider range of travellers, specifically those who are looking to find and maintain a balanced lifestyle. We offer programs to improve their approach to sports, health, wellness, mind, and nutrition,” said Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, President and CEO of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort. “The guest’s journey is a curated one – meaning our doctors and advisors tailor experiences to complement their goals. Our vision for the Garden Wing is to be a haven for guests who seek to revive and heal themselves through specialised holistic Health & Wellness Centres.”

The Garden Wing at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort – A Transformed Wellbeing Hub for the Health Enthusiast

Garden Wing Rooms and Suites
The reinvigorated Garden Wing’s highlights include the Deluxe Room (30 sqm) featuring serene views of the garden with direct access through the private terrace. The spacious Garden Wing Suite (55 sqm) houses a separate bedroom, an open space living/work area and a private terrace with picturesque background of alluring landscapes. Guests are entitled to extensive complimentary Health & Wellness activities such as Pilates, yoga, meditation, core training and wellbeing talks. Complimentary entrance to world-class fitness centres at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club include access to the 25m and 50m Olympic-sized training pools, the Athletic Track and Sport Locker with towel service. All Detox package stays come with a complimentary Health & Wellness consultancy with a medical expert or wellness advisor.

The Garden Wing at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort – A Transformed Wellbeing Hub for the Health Enthusiast
Khun Khao Restaurant
Khun Khao, the mindful eatery (180 sqm) exclusive only to guests of the Garden Wing, offers nutritious Asian, Thai and Western raw vegan cuisine prepared with fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs. Innovative chefs and onsite expert nutritionist mindfully prepare creative dishes and desserts with plant-based recipes. Following the tradition of mindful eating, original vegan and nutrient-rich recipes brim with enticing tastes and flavours free from animal by-products. Beverage options include fresh-squeezed detox juices made from wholesome ingredients. Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is also home to the award-winning restaurant, DiVine, which serves organic gourmet cuisine and Booster Deli & Bar, known for invigorating detox juices.

The Garden Wing at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort – A Transformed Wellbeing Hub for the Health Enthusiast
The Library and Teaching Hall
Ensconced in a placid oasis, the upgraded Teaching Hall (200 sqm) and The Library (65 sqm) venues can host up to 80 and 20 guests, respectively. The Teaching Hall is the home of yoga and meditation instruction while the Library offers a selection of educational lifestyle resources. Both locations exude simplistic elegance echoing their blissful settings.

4-Day, 3-Night Detox Package
To celebrate the Garden’s Wing’s launch, Thanyapura is offering the 4-Day, 3-Night Detox Package starting from THB 33,950 net per person or THB 58,350 for two persons, available for stays through from 01 April – 31 October 2017. The itinerary includes:

  • 3 nights’ stay in a Garden Wing (Standard room)
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Thanyapura welcome gift
  • Mindfully-prepared meals in plant-based nutrition program
  • 1 medical consultation
  • 1 nutrition consultation
  • 1 health & wellness consultation
  • 1 colon hydrotherapy
  • 1 abdominal massage
  • Daily well-being talks
  • Daily group yoga classes
  • Daily group meditation and mind training classes
  • Daily oil pulling
  • Complimentary use of 50m Olympic-sized or the 25m training pools
  • Complimentary access to infrared sauna room

For more information or to book your stay, please call +6676 336 000 or email with the promotional code “GARDENWING.”

Sports & Recreation at Sofitel Krabi

Sofitel Krabi inspires outdoor pursuits, whether relaxing or energetic. Our resort has the biggest pool in Thailand, an amazing nine-hole golf course, and a beautiful stretch of beach where guests can stroll, swim or enjoy a host of sports. The resort offers a choice of swimming pool areas, a kids’ section, quite zone, pool bar, a private pool entrance.

Guests can enjoy many diverse activity options. From active to passive, land to sea, morning till night, there’s something to suit everyone. Your biggest decision on holiday may be whether to relax by the pool, at the spa, in lazy hammocks, the beautiful gardens or in the sea…

A large selection of on-site facilities supplemented by additional off-site options are available to suit everyone, from sports to tours around beautiful islands, entertainment, and the Kids Club which ensures younger members of the family are kept happy whilst mums and dads relax. Our recreational activities consist of tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, archery, table tennis, kayaks, sailing, windsurfing, paddle boards, mini-football, mountain biking, badminton, golf, and a gym fully equipped with high quality fitness equipment. You can take part in a wide range of group fitness classes, dance to aqua gym, discover Pilates or Tai Chi, meditate at the local temple, or join yoga classes that help improve coordination and flexibility, and eliminate stress. We run tournaments daily, as well as host a sports awards ceremony once per week at which medals and awards are given out. Thai sports and culture programs include Thai boxing, Thai cooking classes, Thai flower garland making, and more. There is also a daily dance by the team at 12:15pm at the pool, followed by pool games.

When children are happy then so are the parents. From sports, creative classes, games and mini evening shows, we make moments for everyone. The is also an open-air cinema in our beautiful garden family movies are shown each night.

Our Leisure Concierge team will be happy to discuss and arrange your sightseeing options, transportation and reservations, as well as tailor an itinerary to suit your preferences. A holiday at Sofitel Krabi isn’t just about the resort. Choose from any of our excursions for a journey of discovery to nearby attractions. At Sofitel, every stay is a wonderful opportunity to get off the beaten track and open-up to new experiences. Explore Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, take our 4 Island tour, or visit the famous Hong Island, just 10 minutes by speed boat from our hotel. A sunset cruise is one of the most remarkable events you will ever experience in Krabi. You can relax on our luxury speed boat, sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the gorgeous tropical surroundings.

And what better way to awaken your senses and feel re-energized than with the best in health and beauty treatments So SPA with L’Occitane. Enjoy an exclusive treatment using organic Thai herbs in the solitude of one of twelve private treatment rooms.

So SPA with L’OCCITANE at Sofitel Krabi

So SPA with L’OCCITANE at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is an intimate sanctuary that blends French cosmetology with ancient Thai rituals and gracious hospitality. Step into one of 12 private single or double private treatment rooms and you enter a cocoon of tranquility, enriched by the warmth of Thai design, natural splendor and organic Thai herbs. Here you can surrender to life’s pleasures and experience total relaxation as skilled spa therapists ease away tension with massage, aromatherapy, scrubs, facials, and more.

Spa lovers can savor each moment of blissful treatments including the So Exhilarating Body Massage, So Rejuvenating Facial, Traditional Thai Massage, herbal hot compress massage, and rituals including Immortelle Secrets with the heavenly fragrance of renowned L’Occitane skincare products, and high quality Thai spa products by Ytsara. Guests of So SPA

So SPA with L'OCCITANE at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf Resort & Spa can also enjoy massage by the pool or in a traditional Thai pavilion. Our world-renowned So SPA with L’OCCITANE offers contemporary beauty and massage services that can be combined to create a customized treatment plan just for you. Combining L’OCCITANE’s expertise in French cosmetology with authentic Thai treatments results in the ultimate refinement in beauty traditions. Our spa experts pamper you and help you achieve a higher state of wellbeing during your vacation at our Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.

So Spa with L’OCCITANE offers two signature treatments:

  • So Exhilarating Body Massage: A euphoric and soothing body massage that uses a rocking motion that will shape and tone up your body
  • So Rejuvenating: A refreshing facial care treatment that uses honey and cucumber harmoniously combined with the best of French techniques to leave you feeling revitalized and looking youthful.We also offer Magnifique Kids spa treatments, a great new concept for our family resort. Treatment are designed to be enjoyed by children aged from 5 to 12 years old and accompanied by their parents. We have four amazing treatments, including the most popular, Mommy and Me: Mom gets a red rice body scrub while the child gets a choco wrap, then both jump into a fun bath followed by a Warm Coconut Soother Massage for the mother or father and a soothing massage for the child.

    Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort features an amazing 9-hole golf course. So Spa with L’OCCITANE offers four treatments, including Deep Tissue Intense Relief which combines Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, acupressure and gentle stretching. Soothing essential oils are used to ease muscular tension after a game. It’s the perfect way to recover before your next tee off.

    We have recently added two brand new treatments to the So Spa with L’Occitane menu. Waxing and nail gel color is very popular with our guests and other customers.

    After the treatment, we take you to the socialization patio. This area allows guests to have chance to meet the other guests and is a different concept from other spas. We also offer quiet private areas for relaxation too.

    Our award-winning So SPA with L’OCCITANE was recently refurbished for an enhanced guest experience.

International Women’s Day with NARS Cosmetics at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

March 2017, Krabi – Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort invited NARS luxury cosmetic brand to organise an exclusive make-up workshop for Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra’s ambassadors on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The aim of the event was to encourage women to be more confident in their work and daily life.

International Women’s Day with NARS Cosmetics at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

International Women’s Day with NARS Cosmetics at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

International Women’s Day with NARS Cosmetics at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

International Women’s Day with NARS Cosmetics at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Established more than a century ago, International Women’s Day has grown into a global celebration of female empowerment and strength. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is proud to be part of the world-wide event that highlights women’s important role in society and their power to bring about positive change.

Mr. Richard Longonne, General Manager of Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort said “We are proud to be part of the annual International Women’s Day, and recognize the importance of our female workers. The event is a celebration of the value, happiness and energy of working women around the world.”

This year, International Women’s Day will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.

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