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Review: Thai Square Spa, London

Thai Square Spa brings a touch of Thailand to a new location in Northumberland Avenue. Situated in the beating heart of London, it’s a great day spa where you can spend a few hours relaxing and revitalising mind, body and soul. Housed within a beautifully converted Victorian Turkish bath, it’s more spacious than its former site in Covent Garden and gives a great sense of space for relaxation post-treatment. The decor evokes visions of modern style Thai spa. It’s not a cliche with heavy wood and fake artefacts. In some places it is lively and vibrant with bright tiles in hues of copper and red. There are a few traditional wood carvings, gilt-hued murals and a well placed buddha or two. The facilities include five Thai Massage treatment rooms, six Ritual Massage rooms and one vast VIP Suite Treatment Room with private relaxation zone and steam room form just part of this restorative haven. Other standout highlights include a Vichy Shower Treatment Room, Himalayan Salt House and Ice Fountain. Signature treatments include the Temple of Jade Hot Stone Body …

Review: Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

  Situated on a remote cape on the busy island of Phuket, Point Yamu by COMO is a true escape and a design buffs dream. Its minimalist design, created by Paola Navone is truly impressive, whilst more European than Thai (which won’t suit everyone) it raises the bar for luxury holidays in Thailand. There are 79 guest rooms and 27 private pool villas all with magnificent views across Phang Nga Bay. The COMO Shambhala spa is a definite star attraction – but it’s the food that takes centre stage with two modern dining options. Nahmyaa offers a modern take on traditional Thai food and was exceptional. Equally fabulous is the Italian restaurant La Sirena – which offers pool side dining, including breakfast (the main event) and fabulous wood fired pizzas. It’s all rather glamorous and jet set, but occasionally you forget you are in Thailand. The rooms are pure white, including the sofa with furniture crafted from distressed wood. It’s very coastal-chic with blue signature fabrics and the unique Point Yamu pattern print seamlessly connecting …

Postcard from Phuket

After 18 years I have finally returned to Thailand, to the island of Phuket. It’s my first visit to this part of Thailand and it has reaffirmed my love of the country and its people. The Thai people are so kind, gentle and humble. I don’t think that there’s another country on earth like it. This trip has mostly been about spas – and the very best that Phuket has to offer: Banyan Tree Phuket, Amanpuri, Sri panwa and Point Yamu by Como. If you want the bucket and spade brigade, and by that I mean buckets of alcohol, head to the resort of Patong. If that’s not your scene the northern beaches of the West coast are quieter and more refined. We have been at the Laguna complex (Banyan Tree), Pansea Beach (Aman) and on Surin Beach and now the East Coast which is completely different. Cape Panwa is fabulous. It’s a big island and takes a while to get around and as public transport is pretty poor you will rely on taxis and …