Bangkok Travel Guide by Lux Nomade: where to eat, stay and get pampered.
Bangkok Travel Guide for the luxury wellness traveller looking for great hotels, food, and spas!
The city of markets, massage, food, and a buzzing nightlife Bangkok is hotter than ever. Apart from The Grand Palace which is unmissable, the Museum of Textiles and Ashwood Gallery are both worth a visit.
When it comes to food, Bangkok won’t disappoint. Make sure to visit the Chatuchak weekend market (BTS Mochit) and the Ladmayom Floating Market open on weekends for the best local food. Siam station will take you straight to Siam Paragon where local spices and herbs are sold at the gourmet supermarkets.
Bangkok is, by many, referred to as the “Spa Capital of Asia” so make sure you treat yourself and your body to some pampering. Chose from an array of spas, massage studios, and beauty salons. The city offers a versatile weekend escape, where you can recharge your batteries and put your feet up. Whether it’s getting pampered at a spa, relax at one of the health-conscious hotels or tuck into organic dishes at the city’s healthy restaurants, Bangkok has something for every discerning wellness traveller. Are you ready to discover Bangkok? Here are our top picks (in no particular order)…
BANGKOK TRAVEL GUIDE – BEST HOTELS
An urban oasis!
The Sukhothai Bangkok is located a 40-minutes drive from Bangkok’s International Airport. Centrally located in the city’s business district and embassy quarter the hotel is close to the Lumphini Park and Chalo Phraya River as well as the buzzing restaurant scene of Sukhumvit Road. The Sukhothai is not the only five-star luxury hotel in the area, however, with six acres of land in the middle of downtown Bangkok, it’s a truly unique property offering something very special.
A stylish and elegant uber-luxurious hotel!
Rosewood Bangkok opened earlier this year in a prime location within Bangkok’s central business district a 45-minute drive from Bangkok’s International Airport. Located amidst the heart of downtown Bangkok the hotel is directly connected to Ploenchit BTS Skytrain offering direct access to the city’s major attractions. For guests with an appreciation for art, a healthy lifestyle and modern interior design will be delighted to stay here. The number of restaurants, the spa, gym, and pool complete the Rosewood experience. With a range of rooms and suites, the hotel caters to couples of all ages, families, business and solo travellers. There’s a romantic vibe around the hotel, from the plush hotel rooms to the seductive bars and restaurants which makes this elegant yet trendy five-star hotel perfect for couples looking for a weekend escape or a Bangkok stop-over.
A unique urban sanctuary!
The Siam Hotel, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, benefits from an unbeatable location right on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok’s Royal Dusit District. Situated right on the fringe of the historic heart of the city, the hotel is relatively far from downtown Bangkok (which is part of its unique selling point). The multi-award-winning hotel successfully blends heritage-style luxury with Art Deco features and classic Thai influences. The spacious 39 Suites and Villas create a sense of an intimate boutique hotel.
Luxury boutique hotel in a prime location!
The 5-star akyra Thonglor Bangkok is nestled between the exciting Sukhumvit Soi 55 and Petchaburi Road in the affluent and busy Wattana district. Urban design is mixed with traditional elegance at this luxury boutique hotel offering both short-term and long-term accommodation and additional rooms range from suites to three-bedroom apartments. The double infinity-edged swimming pool is impressive as well as the food served in the Som Tam & Chardonnay Restaurant.
BANGKOK TRAVEL GUIDE – BEST WELLNESS SPAS
Tucked away in a separate building surrounded by greenery, this state-of-the-art spa offers everything from a simple rejuvenation facial to an all-day wellness programme. The signature massages are excellent to combat jetlag. The body scrubs, facials and specific spa treatments for men are also popular treatments. There is also a beauty salon in the main building offering manicure and pedicure.
Looking for an uber-luxurious spa? Look no further than the Sense Spa at Rosewood Bangkok. At the Sense, A Rosewood Spa on the sixth-floor guests can select from Thai and bespoke massages. The double treatment rooms are tastefully decorated in marble and wood creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. The bespoke massage relaxes any sore muscles from a long-haul flight. Additional treatments include facials, body scrubs, manicure, and pedicure.
Yunomori brings ancient Japanese Onsen bathing culture together with traditional Thai massage techniques to create a uniquely relaxing experience. Bathe in healing water sourced directly from the thermal springs of Wat Wangkanai. The temperatures and mineral content of these sacred waters detoxify and relax the body, making it supremely receptive to the holistic Thai massage skills of our Spa’s expert therapists.
BANGKOK TRAVEL GUIDE – BEST HEALTHY ORGANIC RESTAURANTS
Organic Supply is a new kid on the Bangkok block. The restaurant and bakery is located in Ladprao and serves up baked goods, food, drinks using organic products. Their bakery is straight vegan, meaning all their products are eggs and dairy-free.
Theera is a restaurant and bakery focusing on Allergen-free food, with all their products being gluten-free (with the exception of some whole wheat-based products), meaning they don’t use grains such as wheat, barley or rye (instead brown rice, almond, and buckwheat). In addition, 90% of all recipes are also vegan, which means they replace eggs and dairy products, with soy milk, rice milk, and coconut milk. As sweetener, they use brown sugar, coconut nectar, maple syrup, stevia, and dates. The food is delicious and, of course, super healthy!
Broccoli Revolution is a vegetarian restaurant and vegan bakery. The focus is to serve its guest food that does not contain any additives, only made with organic and locally-grown ingredients. Their menu tends to change every two to three months and one of the most popular dishes to try is the Broccoli Quinoa Charcoal Burger. There is also a variety of organic cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices on offer (18 to be exact).
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