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7 Luxurious Hotel and Resort Spas That Will Leave Mom (and You) on Cloud Nine

Whether she’s a stay-at-home mom or a career mom, all moms are superwomen. But even the best of us need a break!

If you’re wondering what’s the best way to show your appreciation for all that your mom has done for you, why not treat her to a spa retreat fit for a queen? And hey, she’ll probably need company as well, so make it a long-overdue bonding session.

Here are some of our favorite hotel and resort spas across Southeast Asia to escape to.

1. The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia

Set on the serene resort island of Langkawi, The Datai is a sanctuary hidden away in the tropical rainforest, allowing you to reconnect with nature.

Its spa offers open-air villas set along a bubbling stream, where you can listen to the sweet chorus of the surrounding wildlife as you enjoy a Hibiscus bath after a relaxing massage.

Its treatments, known as ‘rituals’, are inspired by ancient Malay traditions that use local medicinal plants for healing and beauty.

Signature treatment: The ‘Tungku Batu’ massage uses a smooth river stone heated with a selection of local herbs to ease tense muscles.

2. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam

Conveniently located right in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, this charming 4-star hotel takes pride in giving guests top-quality, personalized service.

Despite its central location, the hotel and its connecting spa offer a peaceful reprieve from the city’s hustle and bustle.

‘Siesta’ means ‘nap’ in Spanish, and you’ll likely be taking one yourself if you visit the spa, as its massage therapists are so good at their job that they’ll put you right to sleep!

Signature treatment: The Herbal Therapy massage blends traditional Vietnamese herbs and spices with essential oils to create a gentle massage treatment.

3. The St. Regis, Singapore

Enjoy the height of luxury at Remède Spa at The St. Regis, where you can customize your own spa treatment to suit your needs.

The spa features a wide range of facilities, such as a Hammam, Cedarwood Finnish Saunas, Eucalyptus Scented Steam Chambers, and Ice Fountains.

Take the pampering to another level by visiting the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, which offers world-renowned pedicure treatments designed by the French podiatrist, who’s a hit among celebrities worldwide.

Signature treatment: The Signature Warm Rassoul Wrap is sure to leave you blissfully at ease.

The treatment uses orange blossom-scented warm Rassoul, a natural mineral clay, to purify and hydrate the skin. The wrap is followed by a soothing warm Vichy Shower.

4. Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia

Bali is known as the capital of rest and relaxation, thanks to its award-winning spas, and Maya Ubud is one of them. Overlooking the beautiful Balinese countryside, the spa complex is set next to the Petanu River.

Wooden riverside boardwalks lead to private pavilions, complete with daybeds that offer unparalleled views of the valley.

Signature treatment: Recharge with one of the resort’s delightful spa packages, such as Maya Delights, which comes with a soothing Maya Massage, followed by a body mask of your choice.

After a shower, you’ll then be pampered with Earl Grey tea body lotion, applied from head to toe.

5. The Peninsula, Bangkok, Thailand

Located in a stunning Thai colonial-style building by the Chao Phraya River, The Peninsula’s spa houses several private suites equipped with steam showers and an ensuite whirlpool overlooking the river.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when the time comes to choosing a treatment, as the spa offers various traditional methods from European, Oriental, and Ayurvedic philosophies.

You can also consult with any of the spa’s well-trained therapists to create a bespoke treatment.

Signature treatment: Get the royal treatment with the Simply Peninsula Royal Thai Massage with Herbal Compress, utilizing a traditional technique that has been handed down through generations of treating Thai royalty.

You can also opt to add a warm herbal compress treatment, used to relieve muscle tension in the shoulder and neck areas.

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Ritz-Carlton’s Spa Village provides a welcome urban oasis within the glittering capital. Its spa treatments and massages seamlessly blend leading-edge modern therapies with the healing practices of the region.

The spa’s extensive spa menu offers unique experiences such as a sensory sound bath and Malay foot steaming.

Signature treatment: Inspired by the Straits Chinese culture, which is a mixture of Malay and Chinese culture, the Chinese Peranakan treatment puts together Chinese traditions, such as the Rattan Tapping Qi-Gong technique, with Malay massage techniques.

7. Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

The Kamalaya promotes a holistic wellness experience that offers all-inclusive stay packages, whether it’s to de-stress or lead a healthier lifestyle.

Set on the idyllic island of Koh Samui, you’re sure to find the peace and tranquility you’ve been looking for, with a team of specialists providing holistic medicine, spa and healing therapies.

Signature treatment: The Relax and Renew program includes a 75-minute Lotus Scrub and Wrap, as well as access to the swimming and plunge pools, steam caverns, fitness and yoga facilities.

You can also add on massages, such as the Traditional Asian Hand Massage. 

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Ready to book a spa date for Mom? Better yet, book a rejuvenating hotel stay at the above hotels on Traveloka!

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