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Serenity Massage and Spa
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Serenity is a unique Spa built on wooden stilts above the sea. We offer high quality treatments, massage, manicure, pedicure, waxing and much more. Every treatment includes fruit and tea which you may enjoy at our terrace with great view over the harbour! Open all year from 10 am to 10 pm
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4.5
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DeeGee
Alberta, Canada557 contributions
We have visited Thailand and Koh Lanta on four different occasions and have always gone to Serenity Massage and Spa. This past February we visited a few times for massage, foot scrub and waxing - all excellent services. Plus the bonus is after the service, when they serve tea and fruit on the patio on the ocean - such a lovely touch. Hope to visit once again when this Coronavirus is over. Thank you Ning and staff
Written June 6, 2020
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Kevin Willam H
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand1 contribution
Solo
Amazons place with such caring staff. They helped me with my shoulder during three sessions. This place is definitely worth a visit while here at Koh Lanta.
It’s clean and nice, and you get those extra moments with nice tea, fruit and a place to feel harmonic. Thank you Serenity
Written January 23, 2020
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Hello Kevin Thank you so much for your review! We are very happy that we could help you with your shoulder :) Welcome back another time! Best regards Ning
Written February 1, 2020
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Reisnoob
The Hague, The Netherlands16 contributions
When I saw the flyer at my hotel I knew I wanted to go to this massage salon. Because of the low season I did not make an appointment and just dropped by. This was a good guess as I could get the footmassage right away. My boyfriend didn't want a massage but the lovely ladies took care of him.
He could wait for me on a nice place with seaview, a drink and wifi. I was expecting him to leave to go for some shopping but he was too comfortable for that. The massage I got was really good. I had a footmassage a month earlier at another place in Thailand but I have to say that the one at Serenity was much better! No pain at all and the masseuse got very strong hands. She also gave me a little shoulder massage at the end which I really liked. The price was very good compared to the quality. After the massage we got some tea and fruits to relax. Will go back maybe this week for a scrub!
Written August 21, 2014
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Thank you so much for visiting Serenity and leaving this amazing review. I am very happy you enjoyed your massage and I hope you do return to enjoy the body scrub. Your husband is welcome anytime to relax and wait for you on the pier it is a very special oasis. Thank you again and we hope you return soon Best Regards Ning and all the Serenity staff
Written August 22, 2014
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fucloff
18 contributions
Solo
The massagetherapist I got did not seem very professional, she was very stressed when massaging and did too soft at some places and too hard at other.

After my session I had fruit and a cup of tea, for an extra of 150 baht.

All in all a decent experience but won't come back, there's better places for half the money on the island.
Written January 8, 2020
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Hello Fucloff! Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the massage. But I still guarantee that our staff are have long experience and certification for massages. About the fruits and tea we never charge our customers for that,It is always included with all the treatments. It must be some sort of misunderstanding. Best regards Ning
Written January 9, 2020
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Nuray M
Istanbul, Turkey9 contributions
Couples
When we first arrived, we saw that they were offering many different massages, all priced from 400-500baht up. Given that they are a little pricey, and the place looks nicely done, i was thinking this will be a nice experience.

We were told to take off all our clothes and we were given a cloth/shawl to cover up. So we laid down, massage starts. Firstly they kept on chatting which i find distasteful but halfway up, the lady who massages me leaves! She goes and after a few minutes another lady comes to continue the massage. No explanation, no sorry... Then after 5-10 minutes, she also leaves so i am left alone for the second time while my husband is massaged continuously. A minute or so later she returns to finish the massage but she finishes earlier than my husband's despite me being left alone for so many minutes.

I also want to point out that we were naked underneath the cloth while we were being massaged but the doors were open, people kept passing and our legs are on the air getting massaged in different positions... Not so relaxing.

Yes we were offered tea, fruit and a calm time after the massage but i felt ripped off and wanted to say something there. Given that i was upset, i didnt want to say anything then but i would never return.
Written March 7, 2017
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Charlotte B
4 contributions
Friends
My friend and I decided to go for a girlie blowout here. Frankly, it is the single worst spa experience I have had in my life.

Whilst my friend had her foot treatment, I had opted for a package involving shirodhara, a body scrub and a full massage.

Let's talk about the "shirodhara" treatment. This is meant to be a cleansing/opening for the 3rd eye. Whether this is hippie nonsense or hard science, I'll leave you to decide. I just wanted a relaxing destress on my holiday.... What it should involve is a funnel of warmed oil poured directly upon the 3rd eye chakra continuously.

Instead, I had oil so hot I thought it might blister poured over my hair line. I yelped a bit and asked her to check the temperature. The therapist then continued to rub my hair into a tightly knotted bunch whilst performing some sort of rubbing in the rough region of acupressure spots around my neck. She added more hot oil. Into my eyes. Blinded, panicked and afraid I screamed, jumping naked from the bed and called for eye wash or at least a glass of water.

I waited in agony as my friend's therapist told me to lie down, so that the oil could, you know, work it's way further into my eye. Naturally I refused. Eventually, I was brought two cotton buds, saturated with water, I guess to help rub the oil further into my eye.

Thankfully, my friend had by this stage managed to wipe the oil from her feet and acquire me a glass of water so that I could irrigate my.

I showered and we left. I had to ride a scooter despite my vision cutting in and out with the oil still there. Thankfully, Saladan is full of well stocked chemists and I was able to get eyedrops. An hour later, my vision is still hazy after some blinks.

I've had good, bad and mediocre spa experiences before, but never one that has endangered both my own health and that of those around me.
Written April 22, 2018
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Maria A
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
Couples
Me and my boyfriend visited Serenity Spa yesterday. We have been in Thailand almost 3 weeks and felt it's time for a massage! I chose Serenity because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor and because the pictures of the place were appealing, the place looked clean and fresh. We made a booking for 90 min of Asian Blend massage earlier in the day. We got very good and helpful service when we made the booking.

So, when we arrived to our appointment and my masseuse in "the reception" outside the facilitie was informed about what treatment we had booked, I could see "a rolling of the eyes", I felt like she was dissappointed she had that ahead of her, and as a client, that doesn't make one feel good and welcomed. Then we went to the changing room to undress and I was sure that next we would take a shower (which I really would have needed after a sweaty day) but we were hurried directly to our beds (in the big room with several beds, I had hoped that our massage would be in one of the more secluded and quiet rooms in the back...) and then the massaging began, and it all happened so fast and then it was too late for me to point out that I really would have enjoyed a shower first. I had read on Serenitys website: "Our fully experienced staff will advise you if the Asian Blend Massage is best suitable for you. You are then asked to take a shower. Here you will be given fresh towels and a comfortable wrap to wear, your clothes are stored in lockable lockers. Next you will be escorted to your private bed where the blinds will be closed for privacy." But there was no showering and nobody offered me that possibility. Having in mind that the massage consisted of coconut oil being rubbed in the skin, I would really have wanted to be, and feel clean. I felt uncomfortable and awkward, this feeling reaching its peak when my masseuse was rubbing my feet, which were nowhere near clean...So this was a big issue for me and it really bothered me and I couldn't relax.

Another thing that bothered me as well was the fact that my and my boyfriends masseuses were talking to each other and laughing througout the treatment. I don't understand thai and therefore couldn't understand their lingo, but I feel I'm in a quite vulnerable state when I'm being treated with a massage and I really didn't appreciate the ladies constant chatting, like they would be on their coffee break. I found myself thinking; "Are they talking about me?" Probably not, but that possibility made me feel uncomfortable. I didn't feel respected and treated with discreetness. I understand it's just their job but I think they should at least pretend that they are focusing on their client and want them to feel good. And I think silence and calmness is the rule number one for this.

Also the background music that was playing wasn't in my liking, it was too restless.

The massage technique itself was good , if yet a bit mechanic, but I really did not get the soothed, pampered experience I had hoped for.

In the end of the session another masseuse came to give me a head massage, she was a bit older and probably more experienced and I felt more comfortable with her.

Howewer, I give a big plus to the tea&fresh fruit that awaitened us on the open sea terrace after the treatment. It was a beautiful setting.
Written January 16, 2016
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Sarah F
2 contributions
Solo
I paid 350 baht for a foot scrub that lasted a maximum of 20 minutes
Very unprofessional
No tea or fruit service as mentioned in other posts
I was taken to a lounge chair and waited there for 5 minutes
Laid on a bed on my stomach so I had no idea what was happening
And the woman kept coming and going
Very little actual scrubbing done to feet and woman was just talking with another worker the entire time
When she was done she just walked away
Worst Thai spa experience I have had.
Also no privacy for massages
There was a naked man 2 beds over which was not very nice.
Written January 16, 2016
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supachoc
Pasadena, CA36 contributions
I'm a bit embarrassed to say... that I did the totally tourist thing of dumping my scooter on the windy mountain roads. I was super beat up after the crash, and I'm glad that I had the forethought to book a massage at Serenity Massage and Spa ahead of time. So, I hobbled my way to make my appointment for a 2.5 hour thai massage.

As soon as soon as I arrived, the ladies outside were giggling, because they knew what I had done. "Are you ok? What happened?" they asked... Rub it in, why not!? It was all in fun, however. I got showered up, and my masseuse patched me up and cleaned my wounds. She reassured me that she would take good care of me, and she did just that.

It always amazes me how powerful these tiny thai women are! She was twisting me up like a pretzel! If you like strong pressure, you'll surely find it here. I swear that this lady has healing powers. I went in not even being able to lift my arm. I left feeling great and regained some mobility. The next morning I felt way better than I could have imagined! Luckily for me, I took care of my shoulder right away. Well... Serenity Massage and Spa did anyway.

I would go back without hesitation. It ended with some delicious snacks and tea, while I overlooked the bay. What an experience it was!
Written April 22, 2018
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Hello! Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy you felt better from our treatment and welcome back another time! Best regards Ning
Written May 20, 2018
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Roxfol
22 contributions
Couples
Prior to coming to Serenity, I read the good Tripadvisor reviews and decided that it was worth trying. I emailed Serenity to schedule an appointment. My email correspondence with Serenity was great; they were quick to respond and wrote in good English.

When we arrived, we were greeted and directed to select our massage package. I selected the 60 minute Swedish massage and 60 minute renewing facial. My husband selected the spice package: Swedish massage (instead of the normal Thai massage), foot massage, and aromatherapy oil massage for a total of 2 hours.

The Swedish massage was excellent and much more intense than the massages I have received in America. The coconut oil they used was nice and not overwhelming or too oily. The renewing facial was soothing and extremely relaxing. The mud was subtle and didn’t sting or itch.

My husband’s foot massage and aromatherapy oil massage were also great. He said they were moderately aggressive, but still relaxing.

Following the massages, we sat outside on the pier and ate fruit while enjoying tea.

Overall, we had a superb experience. The staff was friendly and professional. The services we received were exceptional and of a quality worth more than the price. Excellent value.
Written February 1, 2018
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Hello! Thank you so much for your review, I am so happy that you enjoyed your treatments! Please welcome back next time you are in Koh Lanta! Best regards Ning
Written March 7, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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