Hot Spring Spas in Krabi

Krabi Hot Spring Spa

Hot spring spas in Krabi are currently the trend for visitors headed to this Eco-Tourism haven in the Southwest of Thailand.

This particular place I visited is called the Waree Raksa Hot Spring and Day Spa; this beautiful place is located about one hour from the main town of Krabi.

Hot Spring Spas in Krabi

On a recent visit to Thailand Tourism, I was fortunate to experience a complete Hot Spring Spa and Wellness Treatments.

The journey took us out of town through a scenic drive, passing various local villages in the Klong Tom district of Krabi.

The van then turned off the main road, and we must have travelled in for another five minutes passing nothing but shrubs and what looked like a secondary jungle. 

Within minutes, we arrived at a traditional wooden Thai home that did not look like a spa. Feeling unsure, I asked the driver again, and he assured me this was indeed the Day Spa we were visiting.

Waree Raksa Day Spa, Krabi
Waree Raksa Day Spa, Krabi

We were greeted by the Waree Raksa Spa manager, who invited us under the house, literally underneath the beautifully reconstructed traditional house where an open-air lounge cum restaurant with wooden tables and benches was placed.

Here, the manager gives us a rundown of the entire process from start to finish. After our welcome drinks, we were ushered by the staff to our changing huts about 50 meters away.

Waree Raksa Photo

The two huts were made from semi-brick and thatched roofing with male and female changing rooms complete with a bathroom and outdoor shower at the back.

Lockers were provided, and we got into our shorts and robes while Croc-like shoes were also available.

Upon exiting the hut, the staff led us down a pathway through the beautifully landscaped grounds. I noticed some traditional outdoor gazebos about 15 meters apart along the way.

The path continued until we passed some bushes, only to be greeted with various pools of crystal clear water.

They were man-made and creatively done too. I noticed multiple pools hidden from the public eye in that vast area.

Waree Raksa Spa Krabi
Waree Raksa Spa walkway

Krabi Spa Waree Raksa
Outdoor Cabanas or Gazebos for massage

As the spa manager joined us, he explained the concept of their hot spring pools here. Two natural spring water sources were discovered here, and instead of just making two main pools, they opted to share the water source through an advanced system and came out with six different pools here.

The spring waters were an average temperature of 40-45 degrees Celsius, which was also odourless, rich in minerals and with a P.H. value of 6.9.

The multiple pools in one section had temperatures ranging from 38 to 45 degrees Celsius, including a cold pool for that perfect hydro-therapeutic experience. 

Krabi hot Springs
Multiple hot spring pools in Krabi

Hot Spring Pools Krabi
Natural Hot Spring Pools

Krabi Hot Spring Pool Thailand
Hot Spring Pools

As we started our spa session here, it was rather funny when we were asked to start with the cold pool for five minutes, then hop into the medium pool and then into the hot pool.

This went on back and forth for about 20 minutes until it was the outdoor massage. Well-trained masseurs invited us to benches near the pools where salt and herbal scrub were performed onto our entire body.

When the scrub was done, a quick outdoor shower was taken nearby, and then we were back into the pool for a repeat of the first session.

Shortly after adjusting to the hot pool, one of the staff, a yoga instructor, came by to give us a Yoga Relaxation Session while we were in the pool.

During this basic experience, I noticed another staff member prepping the medium pool with natural and pandanus-shaped flowers for the final process.

I looked at some of the other pools, and to my surprise, I even saw a waterfall with hot spring water. That was a first for me.

Traditional Thai massage
Traditional Thai massage outdoor

Flowers in the hot spring pool

When the spa and wellness treatment was finished, one of the staff walked in with a tray filled with little green cups and from a distance, I could have sword they were cups.

As she walked closer, I was shocked that the cups were little mini coconuts for our refreshment drinks.
Heading back to the main entrance of the place, we were stopped at an open area where a buffet of local Thai fruit was displayed.

Here, we were invited to feast on these exotic fruits: Durians, Rambutans, Longkongs, Watermelons and Mangosteens. Being local, my choice was evident as I headed straight for the Durians.

The Thai Durians were plucked from the local plantations, and as a durian lover, I have to say that they were delicious.

Traditional Thai massage room Krabi
Traditional Thai massage room

Changed and feeling refreshed, a late lunch was provided for us under the wooden house. Local food was the highlight, where sticky rice and mango were served while a selection of Thai dishes with barbecued chicken on sticks and grilled beef made our meal complete.

Not helping was the fact that most of us stuffed our faces with the Durians earlier, but that did not stop the host from bringing more of the thorny fruits for dessert.

You can imagine our journey back to Krabi town after this session. Half of us were fast asleep in the van while I was too filled to close my eyes.

Thailand Fruits
Thai Fruits

Waree Raksa Spa address and contact;

P.O. Box 25,
Krabi 81000
Telephone - (66 75) 637 130-3
Fax - (66 75) 637 134-5

Bangkok Office
140/389 Sathorn House,
North Sathorn, Silom,
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Telephone -  (66 2) 236 4141, 236 2345
Fax - (66 2)236 3344

Krabi has always been a popular getaway for many Southeast Asians and Europeans, while the place has also been nicknamed the second Phuket.

A complete range of activities are available here, and many of them which are new, including Eco-Tourism and Wellness Tourism.

Strangely, I always thought of Krabi as an Island or  Beach getaway, and after fully experiencing this coastal town, I now understand why many are heading here nowadays.

You can read more about my Krabi Experience as I have written several articles on various topics here, including many outdoor and ecotourism experiences.


The Waree Raksa Spa is a day spa where bookings can be made from the hotels or even some of the travel counters in town. Transport can be arranged to and fro while they only operate as a day spa. 

A half or full-day package can be arranged to suit your style, while local Thai massages are also provided in the traditional houses here.

Huge thanks go out to the Waree Raksa Hot Spring and Day Spa staff and management and to the Tourism Authority of Thailand for arranging this trip.

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