This new boutique spa has been ranked as the Best Wellness Day Spa in South Africa on TripAdvisor, in addition to its two nominations at the recent World Luxury Spa Awards. A contemporary day spa with an oriental twist, Mai Thai Wellness Spa offers guests a complete mental and physical getaway in Cape Town’s historical De Waterkant area.
Asian culture and aesthetics define the experience at Mai Thai Wellness Spa, which takes its name from the Thai for ‘essence’, referring to their ethos of Thai-Inspired Wellness in Africa. The Spa’s highly trained therapists are from both South Africa and Thailand and, in consultation with their guests, tailor an array of exceptional East-meets-West options according to individual requirements.
Amongst the menu of restorative massage sessions designed to alleviate stress, burnout, exhaustion or jet lag, the Mai Thai signature massages (90 minutes) are highly popular, as are their 2 hour signature ‘Journey Treatments’. Other offerings range from the corrective and therapeutic Sports Massage to the pampering Pre-Natal Massage and even the ‘Tropical Coconut Massage’ which is reminiscent of an exotic holiday in an island paradise. For those wanting a traditional Thai Massage performed on a low mat without oil, the ‘Mai Thai Siam Massage’ delivers an authentic Thai stretching experience. A full-day treat with all the trimmings, the ‘True Indulgence’ spa package is five hours of aromatherapeutic bliss. Highlights include a full-body scrub, massage, facial, mani and pedi, all rounded off with a delicious light lunch.
Mai Thai Wellness has also become known for its superb boutique selection of products, from organic luxury oils, to Thai Elephant trousers, eye pillows and neck pillows as well as its organic tea selection from a famous tea room in Northern Thailand, and its rare VUUDH range of exclusive home fragrances which capture the minimalist Zen-like essence of Thailand and Japan.
Address: 18 Dixon St, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri 8am – 7pm | Sat 8am – 5pm | Public Holidays 9am – 3pm
Cost: Starts at R390 for a 30 minute back, neck and shoulders massage. Full Spa menu here.