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Tamarind springs – spa heaven

Lots of visitors to Koh Samui find themselves in a spa during their stay. There are many excellent ones on the island but if you’re looking for something a little special, book yourself into the Tamarind Springs.

This award-winning spa, located just past the yacht club heading south, is totally in harmony with the nature of Koh Samui. The spa itself offers massage training courses so you can guarantee that your massage (Thai yoga massage, prakop, lymphatic drainage, hot/cold stone, head, back, shoulder, neck, classic oil or reflexology) is top class. The treatment itself is unhurried and ultimately relaxing and takes place in one of a group of salas or open-air treatment rooms at the top of a hill in the Samui jungle. Your overlook the tree canopy during your treatment and the relaxing music that plays is accompanied by the croak of frogs.

The cherry on the cake though is the pre-treatment spa. Tamarind Springs allows you to use their facilies for an hour and a half prior to

your massage and I advise you to take full advantage! The spa is set in the jungle but among granite boulders that form natural waterfalls, caves and pools. There are two steam caves, wafting clouds oflemongrass and ginger steam to cleanse pores and induce a zen-like feeling of total relaxation.  The three rockpools are cool and fed by waterfall, the perfect contrast to the steam caves.  There are also natural ginger and tamarind scrubs on offer as well as outside relaxation and refreshment areas.

Tamarind Springs is the perfect holiday relaxation spa in traditional Thai style with top class treatments.  Reservations through their website are recommended.


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Baan Pimalai gets her name

Today a Thai friend of ours met with me to pass on her ideas about our villa’s name.  Although L-08 had served her well up to now, we wanted something a bit more meaningful.  Normally Buddhists call on monks to name children, houses, towns etc in order to bring good fortune.  Not having access to a Thai speaking Buddhist monk in Singapore, we asked our friend to come up with something beautiful, tranquil and easy for non-Thai speakers to pronounce … and so Baan Pimalai was christened!

Baan comes from the Thai word meaning Villa

Pima comes from the Thai word meaning Castle in the sky or Heaven

Lai come from the Thai word meaning Beautiful

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