I love spas, massages and taking it easy. So, I’m always checking out the local spa experience in my search for the best place to retire cheap. I’m in Taiwan today trying to see if this is the best country to live cheap. After a long flight, going through customs and navigating though 30 degree weather, is there anything better than grabbing a beer and finding a luxury spa?

What’s in a super luxury Taiwan spa? And how is it different from North America? The whole experience is a bit different  from anything I’ve tried out before. 

First you’ll take your shoes off and into the shoe locker they’ll go. (This isn’t your clothing locker). Then you grab a pair of flip flops, disrobe and drop your stuff into a separate locker.

That’s when you’ll enter the actual spa area. The mandatory showers are in the actual spa area. Walking in with my towel wrapped around my nether regions I discover it’s a towel free zone. All these Taiwanese guys are totally naked. That makes sense for the shower area, but I wasn’t expecting it in the actual jacuzzi! It’s a big pool of naked dudes. (You’ll have to be ok with this level of nudity, swim suits are not allowed.) 


I now know how the wonton in a big bowl of soup feels. Between the massive size of the jacuzzi tub and the jets, you can maintain enough personal space from your fellow wontons. After a while of being naked and gloriously relaxed in the hot tub I wonder why all hot tubs aren’t swim suit free? There’s also a  cold water tub for soaking when you get too hot in the Jacuzzi. It isn’t really that cold, but after soaking in the hot tub, it’s super refreshing.

Included in the spa was also a steam room, and hot sauna. Nice but not too different.What’s extra cool was that after using the facilities there’s a separate chill out area where you can unwind some more.

They provided a Yakuta robe because this is a clothed area. 

This is a no phone area, but they do have wifi, so bring your Kindle. There’s also a tv, drinking water and tea.

I felt so relaxed after the whole thing, goodbye travel stress. I spent an hour overall in the spa, but there was no time limit or sense of hurry.

I loved the spa experience in Taiwan and would definitely recommend to all of you BestCountriesToRetireCheap.com readers. I hope this article helped you with your personal quest of finding the best country to get great spa experiences and retire cheap. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more tips and articles on finding the cheapest places to retire. And if you liked the article, please share on social media (I’d love it if you did!)