So SPA with L’Occitane at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort wins Thailand’s best resort spa for 2018

July 2018 – In what is sure to be exciting news for spa fans worldwide, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s signature luxury spa So SPA with L’Occitane has been chosen by the World Luxury Spa Awards as the 2018 Country Winner for the top Luxury Resort Spa in Thailand.

This is the second time in a row the spa has received an award from the prestigious platform which is well known as the world’s leading spa Awards initiative for luxury spas. Last year, So SPA with L’Occitane was the Continent Winner for Asia, and continues to maintain the same level of service excellence and outstanding achievement in the international luxury spa and wellness industry, which has led to them earning the award again this year.

Voting for the World Luxury Spa Awards is done is cast by spa guests, with awards being given to spas in 32 different categories, based on a country, regional, continent and global basis.

So SPA with L’Occitane has long been a top-rated spa in the Krabi region, thanks to its inviting Thai style interiors and rejuvenating treatments which combine ancient Thai traditions with French cosmology for an unforgettable experience. Set amidst the lush gardens of Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra, this tranquil haven of serenity features 12 intimate treatment rooms with traditional Thai teakwood décor. Guests can choose from a large menu of exclusive treatments from Thai massages to body scrubs and beauty facials, all incorporating L’Occitane natural products for a blissful effect.

If you’re interested in booking a session at So SPA with L’Occitane to experience their exclusive treatments for yourself, please contact 075-627-800, email to, or visit the resort website at

Sofitel Krabi organises Planet21, eco-friendly programme for local community

May 2018, Krabi – On May 19, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort hosted an environmental event for children from the nearby Laempong and Koh Kwang villages, in conjunction with the AccorHotels Planet 21 programme and the Shark Guardian charity.

It was the first time the resort opens their doors to welcome local children to experience the largest hotel swimming pool in Thailand.

The day commenced with a welcome speech by General Manager Mr.Courtois Bertrand, Director of Sports and Recreation Mr.Mobeen Akhalwaya, Shark Guardian project owner Mr.Brendon Sing, Chief Executive of the SAO Mr. Sukgai Janorn and Senior Deputy District Chief of Krabi Mr.Sawaitchut Suwannarat. The children were then invited to participate in a beach-cleaning activity on the hotel’s beachfront. They created ornaments out of recycled paper and learned more about the shark conservation project from Brendon.

Afterwards, the children were invited to enjoy lunch at Maya restaurant and a relaxing session by the pool. The day ended with an energetic trampoline and jumping castle activity at the Sofitel Garden, with sweet treats and soft drinks provided.

The goal of the day was to connect with the residents of the region, as one of the key priorities of the AccorHotels Planet 21 Programme is to work with local communities. By engaging with the local children from the nearby Krabi villages, Sofitel Krabi hope to facilitate stronger relationships with the inhabitants of the area.