Want to feel good about feeling good? Check out Kandara Spa, a social business which provides a chance for women from Chiang Mai Women’s Prison to learn a valuable trade. Owner Coco sends her staff directly to the prison to train women, and then hires those freshly out to gain experience working at her lovely Nimmanhaemin spa. Enter and you’d never know about the mission behind the business: it’s all plush Lanna style, trickling fountains and cool, quiet treatment rooms decked out in gold and red. The treatments are nothing short of heavenly, from fresh orange and coconut body scrubs to aromatherapy milk baths. Try the signature two-hour Thai Lanna Package (1,500 baht), featuring a traditional Thai massage, a head, back and shoulders massage, and a Thai herbal hot compress treatment that will leave you feeling like liquid. The spa also offers a number of other packages, including couples treatments, for up to four hours each, with free transportation to the spa included in all packages.
2/2 Soi 12, Nimmanhaemin Road (just past Kantary Hills Hotel)Category Attractions, Health and Beauty Activity Type Spa Opening Times Open daily, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.