One of the best things about living in Bangkok is the abundance of foot massage locations to pop into after a long day of commuting or touring. But, on occasion, its nice to spring for something slightly more sophisticat- ed when you and your pals are on the prowl for some next-level pampering. Dodge the rows of glass fronted par- lors along the gritty Sukhumvit strip and step into Avarpuri — a five-star spa service that comes with an affordable price tag.
Tucked away on the top floor of J Avenue, you’ll discover one of the city’s best-kept secrets. A luxury spa with sensibly priced services and staff that are professionally trained,
Avarpuri is an oasis of calm in bustling Bangkok. The space was renovated a year ago in a contemporary style with understated elegance — just the environment for mindful relaxation.
From the moment you step into their comfy slippers until you’re sipping tea from porcelain cups at your treatment’s end, you’ll find your- self—if only for an hour or two— free from the chaos and clamor of this city and in the lap of luxury. It begins with the music: Rather than playing music featuring twangy stringed instruments (as many spas in the city do), Avarpuri will woo you with the timeless works of Chopin, Tchaikovsky and other classical com- posers with its soothing soundtrack.
Next, choose from an assortment of natural products for the purest spa experience and then begin your spa treatment. The oil massage rooms are single occupancy only, so they are not ideal for couples. However, you can book a couples Thai massage in the beautifully renovated massage corridor where double occupancy rooms allow for a relaxing treatment side-by-side.
Body scrubs, masks, waxing, massage and facials are among the treatments you can book for a little “me time” or pampering for you and your girlfriends.
(Published first in Wanderlust Magazine, written by Mandy Smith)