Wanderlust: Expat Life & Style in Thailand The Relationships Issue - Page 62
For Valentine ’ s Day , or any day , here are a few ideas on where to go for a date with your friends or with your beau .
by MANDY SMITH
AVARPURI MASSAGE & SPA
$$$$$$ 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 sophisticated when you and your pals are on the prowl for some next-level pampering . Dodge the rows of glass fronted parlors 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 yourself — 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 composers 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 .
J-Avenue , Thonglor 15 , 4 th floor
Open daily from 10:30 a . m . – 10:30 p . m . ( Service until midnight .)