Health tourism in Krabi

Get Well Soon(er) in Krabi!

Both expats and Thai locals alike, often make a trip to Bangkok if they require extensive medical treatment or a major operation. Although many Thai provinces boast world-class hospitals, the medical centres in Bangkok enjoy a particularly good reputation, at home and even abroad. The standard of medical care is so high in fact, that many so-called ëmedical touristsí flock to Bangkokís hospitals from around the world, and especially countries such as the United States where the cost of similar treatment at home can be prohibitively high.

Tourists who come to Bangkok for their medical care often intend to kill two birds with one stone. They want to benefit from the high quality treatment in state-of-the-art medical facilities, followed up by an exotic holiday to help set them on the road to recovery. Although Bangkok may be the destination of choice for an operation, many patients prefer to recuperate in a far more relaxed environment afterwards.

Krabi, in Southern Thailand, is proving to be a favourite resort in which to recover from demanding surgery or exhaustive medical treatment.

There are many reasons for its popularity. Firstly, it is only a couple of hours from Bangkok by plane, making the journey there relatively easy. And the Krabi weather is much more suited to convalescence than the smog and humidity of bustling Bangkok. With year round sunshine and a refreshingly cool sea breeze, the climate is absolutely ideal for encouraging healthy outdoor activities. Swimming is a gentle way to help restore recovering muscles and salt water can simultaneously soothe healing wounds ñ patients in Krabi can take advantage of its location right next to the beautiful waters of the Andaman Sea and enjoy a more speedy recovery.

Then there is the extremely high standard of accommodation on offer in the fantastic Krabi hotels and resorts. Even mid-range hotels are in a class of their own and provide an outstanding level of customer care and Krabi hospitality. A recovering patient can benefit from both extraordinarily comfortable rooms and beautiful surroundings, in which to make recuperation as pleasant as possible. Memories of spartan hospital rooms and the smell of disinfectant will quickly fade in the lush and fragrant resorts of Krabi!

Most Krabi hotels and resorts are proud of their excellent Spa and Fitness centres, which allow guests to completely unwind and speed-up physical recovery, at a pace to suit. And a relaxing Thai massage on the picturesque Krabi beaches not only relieves aching limbs, but also aides mental recuperation. Even simply being in such a breathtaking environment can help to promote a positive outlook, which is a critical success factor in recovering from the trauma of major treatment.

A wholesome diet is another important consideration for patients who want to return to full health as quickly as possible. With plenty of fresh fruit and healthy seafood, Krabi cuisine offers a balanced nutrition, packed with vitamins, resulting in patients that are fighting fit, much sooner than anticipated.
In addition to the renowned Krabi beaches and islands, it is also famous for its hot springs, reputed to have healing properties. A trip to the Klong Thom Hot Springs to bask in warm waters absolutely brimming with natural mineral salts, is just what the doctor ordered!

Tourists who come to Bangkok for their medical care often intend to kill two birds with one stone. They want to benefit from the high quality treatment in state-of-the-art medical facilities, followed up by an exotic holiday to help set them on the road to recovery. Although Bangkok may be the destination of choice for an operation, many patients prefer to recuperate in a far more relaxed environment afterwards.

Krabi, in Southern Thailand, is proving to be a favourite resort in which to recover from demanding surgery or exhaustive medical treatment.

There are many reasons for its popularity. Firstly, it is only a couple of hours from Bangkok by plane, making the journey there relatively easy. And the Krabi weather is much more suited to convalescence than the smog and humidity of bustling Bangkok. With year round sunshine and a refreshingly cool sea breeze, the climate is absolutely ideal for encouraging healthy outdoor activities. Swimming is a gentle way to help restore recovering muscles and salt water can simultaneously soothe healing wounds ñ patients in Krabi can take advantage of its location right next to the beautiful waters of the Andaman Sea and enjoy a more speedy recovery.

Then there is the extremely high standard of accommodation on offer in the fantastic Krabi hotels and resorts. Even mid-range hotels are in a class of their own and provide an outstanding level of customer care and Krabi hospitality. A recovering patient can benefit from both extraordinarily comfortable rooms and beautiful surroundings, in which to make recuperation as pleasant as possible. Memories of spartan hospital rooms and the smell of disinfectant will quickly fade in the lush and fragrant resorts of Krabi!

Most Krabi hotels and resorts are proud of their excellent Spa and Fitness centres, which allow guests to completely unwind and speed-up physical recovery, at a pace to suit. And a relaxing Thai massage on the picturesque Krabi beaches not only relieves aching limbs, but also aides mental recuperation. Even simply being in such a breathtaking environment can help to promote a positive outlook, which is a critical success factor in recovering from the trauma of major treatment.

A wholesome diet is another important consideration for patients who want to return to full health as quickly as possible. With plenty of fresh fruit and healthy seafood, Krabi cuisine offers a balanced nutrition, packed with vitamins, resulting in patients that are fighting fit, much sooner than anticipated.
In addition to the renowned Krabi beaches and islands, it is also famous for its hot springs, reputed to have healing properties. A trip to the Klong Thom Hot Springs to bask in warm waters absolutely brimming with natural mineral salts, is just what the doctor ordered!

Pierre-Yves Loriers, affectionately known as Ton to his friends, family and colleagues, is the innovative and charismatic Managing Director of Ton Company Ltd, a leading architecture, property development and exclusive holiday villa company in Krabi hotels Thailand.

Despite the enormous success of his company, Ton has kept his feet firmly on the ground and prides himself on remaining very hands-on, taking an active role in all of Ton and Companyís operations. Ton energetically participates in all aspects of each and every project, including management and production and his leadership is an inspiration to an 20 strong team of highly professional and dedicated staff in the Krabi offices.