Tamarind Springs Forest Spa

Tamarind Springs Forest Spa, Ko Samui: Address, Phone Number, Tamarind Springs Forest Spa Reviews: 4.5/5

Tamarind Springs Forest Spa

Tamarind Springs Forest Spa
4.5
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There are many Koh Samui spa resorts, but Tamarind Springs Forest Spa at Lamai - Koh Samui's tranquil and picturesque East coast - offers you a unique Thailand holiday and spa experience:* Seek ultimate spa relaxation at Thailand's first dedicated Day Spa on Koh Samui* Get away from it all. Unwind and experience unique Koh Samui accommodation in private villas, surrounded by tropical gardens, in close proximity to our magnificent spa facilities and just a short walk to Lamai beach* Learn massage at Thailand's first dedicated professional massage training academy on Koh Samui * Enjoy healthy and home-made food at Tamarind Springs' open-air Spa Café. Tamarind Springs Forest Spa on Koh Samui is inspired by its superb location, bordering Lamai's tropical forest interior, where lush coconut groves gently slope into a valley of huge granite boulders. Built out of love and respect for Koh Samui's unique landscape, every effort has been made to fluidly integrate all man-made structures of this serene and exclusive Samui spa into Lamai's indigenous surroundings. In 2008, Tamarind Springs Forest Spa on Koh Samui was awarded both "The Award of Outstanding Performance for Health Tourism" by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and "Asia Spa's" highly coveted "Day Spa of the Year Award for Excellence" .
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Laura and Petrisor
1 contribution
Quality services and natural Paradis
Jan 2020
Very nice place, with high quality services and unique naturel Paradis. We have been in there for 3 days and it was so nice that we cannot believe that such a place exists. The people of Thailand are very nice and helpful. The Thai body massages were unbelievable, the best we ever had. The spa keeps the natural place almost untouched, with big stones and a lot of trees around, it feels like we were in the beginning of time with all modern comfort. I hope that we will come back for another 3 days.
Written January 31, 2020
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Honest jo
Eton Wick, UK94 contributions
Tranquil place
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place is stunning , the staff are all so helpful , friendly and calm. There are two steam caves that smell beautiful. Going in the plunge pools which a cool relief from the caves are refreshing and very clean .
The home made body scrubs are also very nice .
We were given lunch which again was faultless and I would say homemade .
My oil massage and head massage. Was very relaxing , there did however seem to be long periods of time where masseur Seemed to disappear for minutes at time .
It is a little expensive but you have the steam caves , pools, refreshments and massage all in the most beautiful peaceful surroundings.
I loved it
Written January 20, 2020
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Mel
5 contributions
Loved our massages
Jan 2020 • Couples
A beautiful tropical haven with butterflies and birds flying around the plunge pools. Our massages (I had oil, my husband had Thai) were amazing - so relaxing up in the tree houses - I loved hearing the wildlife during the massage. I loved it here and I’ve only refrained from the top score because it was very expensive, easily the most we’ve paid for massages anywhere in the world. I do think the place and massages were fantastic, but once you’ve added in the service and tax charges, it is quite eye-watering.
Written January 20, 2020
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windywendy1234
Eton Wick, UK45 contributions
Wonderful
Jan 2020 • Couples
We found this place on trip advisor and after reading all the reviews positive and negative we decided to go.

Yes it’s expensive and yes there are cheaper places. But it’s not just about the massage it’s the whole environment you are in. It’s beautiful, the herbal caves are hot and the cooling plunge pools are cold which is a nice match.

My massage was amazing I went there with clicking shoulder and by the end of it all the knots and tension was gone.

Staff are amazing from greeting us on arrival to saying good bye.

The only thing is they use a third party taxi service for pick ups and drop off. The pick off driver was awful like he didn’t have a licence. I let the staff know and they got us another driver for the way back which was fine.

So in summary and wonderful way to spend an afternoon
Written January 20, 2020
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daveb
7 contributions
Exceptional experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful grounds, outstanding massage and great service. The area feels like jungle paradise. Absolutely worth the money. Come first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds.
Written January 11, 2020
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Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your recent visit to Tamarind Springs Forest Spa and taking time to share your great experience with us. We are delighted to hear of your overall positive comments. It makes us feel very special when our guests can recognize that. And I will most definitely make sure that your kind appreciation is communicated pass to our team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.🙏 Sincerely, Kulnisa Kullapaspawit Owner
Written January 12, 2020
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TRAVELisToJOURNEY
South Africa4 contributions
Massage was good but unprofessional staff at reception. Do not accept feedback in a positive way.
Dec 2019 • Couples
The massage was truly amazing.would go again just for the massage but not for the steam caves.
The first steam cave did not have steam probably cause they open at 9am and we were the first ones there. The second steam cave had steam. When we gave this feedback on the form and over whatsapp and telephone the receptionist was defensive and argumentative and put the phone down on me. I was totally shocked by this.
I put feedback on the website and asked to speak to the manager and got no response. Customer service of probably one or two of the staff members is seriously lacking. I get the feeling the feedback I provided was deleted and never got to the management same as the whatsapp messages. Would rather go to a hotel spa with sea view that's the same price and has better customer service then I can recommend other people to come with me. I would not recommend this purely because of the customer service experience I had with two of the staff members at the tamarind spa.
Written December 28, 2019
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Dear Ms. Kaycee Lazic, Thank you for sharing your feedback publicly. We always appreciate our guests’ feedbacks including your frank comments. Similarly, allow me to be frank and let me tell you that your feedback feels to us like "Yin and Yang”: While you seemed very content and satisfied with our service and facilities during your visit, I understand that your opinion changed after leaving Tamarind Springs, saying that you are after all disappointed by the lack of steam in the steam caves and the behavior of our staff. As one of Asia’s top Spas with unique natural Rock Steam Caves, we employ staff specifically to constantly monitor the combination of steam, temperature and herbs, providing a not only safe but memorable experience to our guests. Please understand that you share the steam caves with other guests, and that by default we have to adjust the steam conditions to an average most people feel comfortable with. On the day of your visit we had several other guests and received nothing but positive comments. At Tamarind Springs we try our level best to satisfy our customers and deliver value for money. Our guests come from around the world with many different cultural backgrounds. Having worked in the service industry, with over 20 years experience our team is well trained in conducting “difficult conversations” with customers who may react emotionally or make demands beyond agreed terms and conditions. Nevertheless, being a high end Spa, we do our utmost to treat everyone with due respect. During your phone call with one of my staff you used words that were very disrespectful, overstepping the limits of what we consider acceptable. Understandably, my staff felt insulted by your way of talking to him and hung up on the telephone conversation with you. We have learned yet again, and will integrate this experience into our day-to-day processes. We wish you a happy stay on the island, and a happy New Year 2020. Kind regards, Tamarind Springs Forest Spa Management Sparadise Ltd
Written December 31, 2019
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Richard D
1 contribution
Tamarind springs
Dec 2019 • Couples
Amazing all around. Would strongly recommend. We had pools and steam rooms for an hour followed but a 2h30m massage in a couples room. All the staff were brilliant and really made us feel welcomed
Written December 20, 2019
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GradyBangkok
Bangkok, Thailand22 contributions
Outstanding Experience
Dec 2019 • Friends
My friend and I spent half a day at Tamarind Springs.

We enjoyed starting with the steam baths and pools. It seems like they stagger guests so we were essentially by ourselves as we progressed through even though others were there. From the start it’s clear that all of the details of the guest experience are thought o. We really appreciated this.

My friend and I are both experienced with a wide range of massages from beach side to 5 star hotel. For both of us our massage ranks as one of the best we’ve had. Again, every detail of the massage experience is thought through. The masseuses were intuitive, talented, and responsive to feedback.

A note about mosquitos - everything is outside in a forest atmosphere. To hear the leaves of the trees, the birds, feel the breeze it’s a trade-off to potentially get a mosquito bite or two. Again, the details are thought of. When my masseuse noticed me scratching my finger she got some after-bite balm and applied it to the bite.

Looking forward to my next trip to Samui so I can go back!
Written December 3, 2019
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CKANE13
Singapore, Singapore39 contributions
Excellent Spa in a Carefully Crafted Enviornment
Dec 2019 • Couples
The spa setting is surrounded by forest and giant rocks. They did a good job making full use of the giant rocks in the layout of the place.
We took a dreaming package which is a total of 4 hours. Was worried it was a bit long at first but there are two main parts to the spa experience which were very well spaced out.
First we steam ourselves in the steam room (sarongs are provided) after which you rinse off and help yourself to scrubs for your body. There are plenty of steam rooms and soaking pools, showers and general relaxation areas.
Snacks are served after a good amount of time to steam, scrub and wash off followed by the massage.
The massage areas are on elevated huts outdoor but they are breezy. Shortly after our massage commenced it started to rain and it was perfect. The sound of the rain, the sound of nature, the nice temperature. Bliss!
The therapists are very well trained in your technique and very professional. They all understand basic english so communication wasn't a concern.

Overall highly recommended.
4 stars because its rather on the high side price wise compared to the prices paid in other parts of Thailand but when you see the place, you understand there is a lot of effort and resources that go into maintenance of the area.
Written December 2, 2019
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DT909
Singapore521 contributions
The best spa !
Nov 2019 • Couples
Have you spend 4 hours in a Spa?
I was shock when we need to “surrender” our phone as no photos and phone are allowed!
We have Herbal Steam at 45 deg C, soak in the pool then proceed with 2 hours massage/facial in a privately open hut.

I will suggest that you bring your swimming gear. Not suitable for seniors as you need to walk from pools to pools, to massage hut and to toilets.

Indeed a memorable experience!

Written November 19, 2019
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