My Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience


From the enchanting red sands of Mui Ne, Mekong Delta, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Hanoi to Dalat, where will you go if you only had 3 days worth of travel to Vietnam? Tough choice, huh? I can't blame you, Vietnam is beautiful!

Out of all the wonderful places mentioned above, the mud bath experience at Nha Trang tickled my sense of adventure, "Oh yes, I wanna try it! Let's go to Nha Trang then!" And so the story of my Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience begins...

Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience: Things To Do in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Where to Stay

Stay in one of the Haidang Group of hotels. You'll get a 30% discount at Galina Mud Bath and Spa. We choose the Prime Hotel Nha Trang because it's a short walking distance to the mud bath facility. Yep, that's right, there's no need to take a taxi ride to get there from Prime Hotel.

Galina Mud Bath and Spa Package

At the reception area, they'll let you decide on a mud bath package option. Since I'm only there for the experience, I choose the basic package. It includes the ff.:
  • Free use of clean towel and swimsuit (S/M/L)
  • Clean hot mud bath soak
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hydro foot massage
  • Sauna, Steam
  • Shower
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Game and Children Room

All in all, I paid 249,000 VND including the 30% discount. You'll pay less if you're sharing with someone. Bring a friend!

The Mud Bath Experience

First, you'll have to change to your swimwear. The facility provides a swimsuit, in case you forget to bring yours. That, if you don't mind sharing personal stuff with who-knows-who-use-it-before-you-do.

Afterward, the spa employee guided me to the 4th floor to shower then to the mud bath area. "Wow, it's a jungle up here!" Time to dip. "Ah, so nice and warm just like momma's hug!" ^.^

Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience: Things To Do in Nha Trang, Vietnam

About 20 - 30 minutes later... "Miss, it's time to shower." "Ha?!" I was a little disappointed. "So there's a time limit? I wish I knew this beforehand." Geez, can't we come out whenever we want? Unfortunately, no. Oh, well!

Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience: Things To Do in Nha Trang, Vietnam
Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience: Things To Do in Nha Trang, Vietnam
Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience: Things To Do in Nha Trang, Vietnam

The spa employee then ushered me to the steam and sauna room and handed over bottled water. Hot! 

Then to the hydro foot massage area. Super hot!

Galina Mud Bath and Spa Experience: Things To Do in Nha Trang, Vietnam

And then to the hydrotherapy area. "Ouch, it's piercing me!" I squeak passing through that thing! Haha. Next is the jacuzzi. Ah, relaxing! You can also swim in the pool if you want. It's somewhat small though.

What I Thought

My skin felt amazing, it's so smooth! It's thanks to the small sandy particles found in the mud bath. Gently rub it against your body to get rid of dead skin cells. The caveat is, it's so hard to wash off no matter how much I shower. It sticks anywhere including the hair!

Also, make sure to bring your own toiletries: shampoo & soap. Nope, the facility didn't provide any. I had to go back to the hotel to rinse off properly. Thank God the mud bath facility is a short walking distance from the hotel.

Overall, it's a fun experience! I'd definitely recommend. Also, check out Thap Ba Hot Spring Mud Bath and 100 Egg Mud Bath. Both are located further out from the city so we decided to go to Galina Mud Bath and Spa instead.

I hope my experience at Galina Mud Bath and Spa gave you an idea of what to expect during your visit to Nha Trang. Have fun! Talk to you soon then. :)