If u wud like to have a getaway from the hustle and bustle of bangla and patong, but with a long stretch of clean beach and plenty of local restaurants and massages, Nai Yang beach is your choice. I m writing this review in my pearl suite in indigo pearl facing the adult only infinity pool..the landscape and layout of this hotel is excellent, it's very big but yet every facility is within 5min walkin distance, or u can take the buggy service. Super nice lap pool with jacuzzi, state of the art fitness centre with two complimentary workout classes conducted everyday, my dream came true yoga studio with ceiling to floor glass panel overlooking bamboo shoots, full of energy. The beach is just few steps cross a road from the hotel, with many shops, cafe and cheap massage parlors. Took a thai massage out of the hotel at 10usd and the massage was excellent. Then today I and my bf went to the coccon spa in the resort, which was awarded as top 10 spa in the world. The design and the ambience of the spa is top class, welcome was ok, with explanation on different type of massages and clear question on what pressure we prefer for the massage. But the receptionist made a mistake labelled my preference and my bf wrongly. Mine preference become his and his become mine. But we did clarify with the masseur and they double confirm with us, I will be taking a strong invigorating massage while my bf takes a medium relaxing massage. Everything starts out well, for the first 5 min my masseur was very strong, applying accupressure on my back I can hear cracking sound. I am loving the first 5 min and then this plump lady started to slacken, after 5 min only. The massage became merely touching here and there, with little effort, but the ambience was very good that I almost fell asleep. Then I noticed she was pausing a little bit, with stroke then "resting" on my pressure point instead of pressuring it. I moved to let her know "hey I m not sleeping yet" then she moved her hand again but stil no pressure, the supposed to b invigorating strong massage now become gently applying oil on my body like I am a fragile baby. I had many bad experiences like this where the masseur was very lazy to work, and this one is obviously one, but for usd 100+ for a 60 minute massage, slackening after 5 min was certainly unacceptable. While my masseur was relaxing here, I can c my bf's masseur so passionately putting her effort to massage my bf and I Wish we can exchange therapist. I didn't voice out my unsatisfaction because my bf was beside me and he looked conpletely happy with his treatment. So I only voiced it out in the feedback form. I guess I am just unlucky to have a poor therapist, since my bf get a good one. Do try out to experience the ambience of the spa, with outdoor shower and individual villa like houses as treatment room. Try out the Nest as they really look amazing. Will stop my comment here as I am goin for the beach BBQ now.
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