Whether it’s lying on a beach beside the ocean, having a relaxing afternoon at a riverside restaurant, or even taking a ferry ride across the Chao Phraya River, the ebb and flow of water can have a body altering experience. By the time you reach you the Anantara Spa at the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, located on the western side of the Chao Phraya—and just a short ferry ride from the Saphan Taksin Pier—you will already feel a wave of tranquillity wash over you.
With elite facilities sensually disguised within an elegant Asian design, Anantara Spa feels like a tropical Thai island hideaway. Lush garden pathways lead to nine private treatment rooms: two Suites comprised of double treatment beds, an indoor bathtub, and a private garden featuring a rain shower and traditional sala; four Deluxe Rooms boasting garden views; and a further three Deluxe Rooms that are ideal for traditional Thai massage and feature steam and shower facilities.
Anantara Spa’s treatment menu draws on Thailand’s wellness traditions, therapeutic ingredients, and cultural inspirations—such as the country’s waterways which were once vital for communication and transportation of necessities like as rice. Anantara Spa’s signature treatment pays homage to Thailand’s verdant rice paddies. Rice is the only crop that Thai farmers bless throughout the cycle of planting to harvesting in the hope for abundance, stability, and happiness. Inspired by this ritual, the signature treatment journey “blesses” guests with the naturally rejuvenating beauty secrets of rice, from head to toe.
The 180-minute Signature Rice Ritual (priced at B8,000++ per person) begins with a Purifying Sri Nin Rice Scrub, cleansing the polishing the skin to perfection through a combination of jasmine water, virgin Shea butter, unbleached Sri Nin rice, rice bran oil, rosemary essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and frankincense essential oil. A full body Oriental Rice Compress Massage follows. A specially blended rice oil is infused with sweet almond and safflower seed oils to hydrate and balance moisturize, oxygenate and calm, while rice bran protects and softens. Pressure point and stretching techniques, along with a heated compress made from Sri Nin rice, releases tension, pain, and stress.
The concluding Anantara Signature Facial blends nourishing plant extracts and traditional Thai ingredients to treat and revitalize the complexion. Guests are then invited to relax and sip a soothing brew of Hot Brown Rice Floral Tea, to extend the beneficial rice themed journey.
NOTE: For those who wish to skip the facial, a 120-minute treatment priced at B5,200++ per person is also available.
By Kelly Harvey
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
257/1-3 Charoennakorn Rd.
Tel: 02 476 0022