Cat Moc Spa
By far the most welcoming and well-rounded spa in Saigon is Cat Moc Spa, which has held its own for three-and-a-half years. Two kilometres from Ben Thanh Market, it is ensconced on a side street off Tran Hung Dao. It’s convenient to get to but also isolated enough to be a downtown retreat. Not overly luxurious, Cat Moc is peaceful and quaint, attracting locals, travellers and expats alike.
There’s a reason it is rated number one on TripAdvisor. Its intimate spa corridor is dim, candlelit and scented in French aroma oils. Sixteen beds in total fill a public room, couple’s room, facial room and shampoo room. Every masseur and beautician is quality-trained in numerous services, such as Thai, Swedish or Vietnamese herbal relaxing therapy. Sessions also include personalised consultations for Dermalogica product facial treatments and other treatments like paraffins, waxing or Japanese-style hair washing.
There are a number of attractive packages, like the 150-minute renewal package (VND 668,000), which includes herbal steam and aroma sauna, yoghurt sea salt body scrub and 90-minute Swedish therapy with aroma oil. Couples especially love the 180-minute ‘a journey for two’ (VND 2,100,000) package, consisting of a coconut body scrub, 60-minute aromatherapy massage, facial and foot care.