Wareerak Hot Spring Retreat is a small resort located in the Khlong Tom district in Krabi province, which is well-known for offering access to its very own hot springs; a real privilege, as the public hot springs can be overcrowded with Chinese buses arriving by the hour.
We checked-in at 3:00 pm in our Villa Suite, a 60 sqm. accommodation overlooking the lush vegetation surrounding the resort. The traditional Thai décor was contrasted with a Japanese Futon-style bed positioned in the center of the room, encompassed with ancient redwood flooring and wooden furniture. A nice addition was the outside bathtub on the terrace, which still offers privacy as we were located on the second floor of the villa.
But Wareerak is not famous for its room; we came here for one thing, and one thing only, and that is the access to the natural hot springs located on the land of the resort. Several stations could be found a few meters away from our room, and the spa attendants explained to us how to properly use the hot springs. Each station comes with three natural baths, each with its distinct temperature, ranging from 42 to 54 degrees Celsius.
The water source is over 40 years old, rich in calcium, and with a neutral pH of 7, making it ideal for skin treatments and
The resort’s spa offers several massages and treatments as well as half-day and full-day programs that can be booked in advance. Those programs combine meditation, yoga, Thai massage, and hydrotherapy to provide you with a complete sense of relaxation and well-being. You can choose to receive your massage at the sala or within the comfort of your room, which we thought was a great idea.
The next day, we headed for breakfast, which is served in their only restaurant; the breakfast itself was rather basic, but in line with the price we paid, and it provided several healthy options to go along with the theme of the resort.
Wareerak Hot Springs Retreat can be found at 18 Moo 7, Khlong Tom Nua, Krabi. The path that leads to the resort is not clear, so you will need a GPS to make sure you reach your destination. You can find more information on their website at www.wareerak.co.th.