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Luxuriate at X2 Koh Samui – A Spa Retreat

Luxuriate at X2 Koh Samui – A Spa RetreatX2, pronounced ‘Cross-To’, is Thailand’s first resort offering guests an optional spa package for unlimited treatments throughout their stay. Situated on five acres (12 rai) of prime beachfront land, with majestic, mature trees, natural surroundings and perfect uninterrupted views over the Gulf of Thailand, this resort is private, secluded and peaceful. The setting provides the perfect backdrop for a modern, contemporary and unique, almost Scandinavian style, which blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings.


X2 caters to a cosmopolitan group of guests who are looking for the ultimate relaxing holiday experience, with a few value-added extras thrown in. They offer the highest standard of cutting edge, first-class private accommodation, with 26 amazingly chic and cosy private villas, 23 of which have their own 20 square metre pool. X2 allows you to “Cross To” a whole new dimension of designed luxury and wellness, and to experience life at your own pace.


On arrival, you will be met by a member of the butler team who will act as your own personal butler. They will do their very best to book spa treatments, organise trips and transfers and help with any requests or whims you may have!


The spa is housed in a quiet grove of trees, providing the perfect ambience and relaxing atmosphere for sipping ginger tea and discussing your treatments. All masseuses are highly qualified and happy to discuss any special requirements with you. Choose from an array of massages, facials and body treatments. The X2 Signature Massage is a perfectly honed combination of massage techniques including;Luxuriate at X2 Koh Samui – A Spa Retreat traditional Thai, aromatherapy and Thai herbal compress massage. Melt away accumulated stress and restore balance and vitality to the body, mind and spirit. Or relax in the herbal steam bath, detox with the Dead Sea Body Wrap or be pampered with the Deep Cleansing Facial Treatment, there are plenty of options.


The X2 Spa Wellness program is a full day affair. A wellness detoxing drink will be served after your breakfast, followed by 90 minutes of sheer relaxation as you enjoy a cleansing herbal steam, a body scrub and a detoxing body wrap. A special healthy salad is served for lunch before you head back in the afternoon for another blissful 90 minutes of aromatherapy massage and facial treatments. Your mind and body will now definitely back in perfect balance and harmony.


The X2 Sweet Honeymooner package is two hours of romantic pampering for couples, with different spa products used for him and her. It starts with a luxurious bathtub experience, before a satisfying body scrub and then the highlight; an aromatherapy massage.


As this is a luxurious and relaxing resort, it is only fitting that a Champagne Breakfast is available. From 7:00 am until 11:00 am, enjoy unlimited prosecco by the glass at 4K (pronounced ‘Fork’), the resort restaurant which overlooks the ocean, large swimming pool and pristine lawns. A huge array of breakfast options, including bread, cold cuts, salads, eggs any which way, yoghurt and muesli, pancakes, waffles,
Thai dishes and healthy options. If you are staying here, you can have it delivered to your villa, there is even a Floating Breakfast option to have in your own private pool!


4K offers all-day-dining, and has two main chefs that provide their own signature dishes, as well as an extensive choice of western and Thai fusion cuisine. Try the Lamb Shank Massaman Curry; it’s amazingly tasty with a surprise ingredient! The menu has something for everyone, at any time of the day; healthy shakes, Wine and Tapas,Luxuriate at X2 Koh Samui – A Spa Retreat Afternoon Tea, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Halal options, just ask. They have some great sofa’s directly overlooking the ocean with a breeze and view that’s hard to beat!


X2 may be a spa resort, but other optional daily activities and entertainment are on offer. Monday is Thai boxing, Tuesday is yoga, Wednesday has a Thai cooking class, Thursday the general manager presents cocktails and a Seafood Barbeque extravaganza, and Fridays there is a trip to Hin Ta Hin Yai, Grandmother and Grandfather rocks. Every Saturday and Sunday sees brunch and a pool party, with an occasional special evening event party like the Full Moon Party, once or twice a month.


Whether you want to just relax in the spa, your private villa or on the beach, or get active in the gym, swim in the resort pool, take a kayak out for a paddle, stroll along the beach or organise an island tour, X2 is the perfect place to be. And you don’t have to be staying here to enjoy it. Come for the day, come for the spa, the Champagne Breakfast, brunch, 4K restaurant or a special event party. There is plenty of space here to accommodate everyone.


X2 is located in Hua Thanon in the south-east of Koh Samui. From the ring road, take the 4170, signposted to the Samui Aquarium. About one kilometre on the left is a signpost for X2. Follow the road as it winds past some private houses. X2 is right at the end with plenty of parking.


Bubbles or spa days? X2 has you covered. ‘Cross To’ luxurious relaxation, you may never want to leave!


Karan Ladd


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