Kamalaya

Koh Samui, East coast beaches and islands, Thailand

From $3600 per person in low season
From $3900 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

per person based on two people sharing on a full board basis, includes international and domestic flights and private transfers. Excludes wellness program.

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At a Glance

  • A resort that truly focuses on wellness

  • Great for solo travelers seeking some time out wanting to find some inner peace

  • A large variety of programs and each can be personalized

  • Beautiful location with natural surroundings, sounds and smells to enhance your experience

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Best time to Visit

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Koh Samui has a tropical climate and the best time to visit is from February to September, which is relatively dry but there is some rain every month. February to April are the driest months. October to January are wet with the monsoon coming from the northeast across the Gulf of Thailand.

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Insider's View

Let the qualified and experienced staff guide you to your aim, it really is what you make of it in terms of what you get out of it. Go in for it 100%.

Don't be put off by wellness package if you don't wish to be on their detox diet, their a la carte menu was out of this world - food healthy and divine!

Kamalaya certainly has the wow factor, with healing energy throughout, ensure to throw yourself into all the classes including Pranayama

The whole place exudes wellness! There are plenty of staff around to make sure you are getting the most out of your experience

Venture into the hot and cold plunge pool in the evening which helps promote a good night's sleep

The co-founder of this holistic resort lived as a Buddhist monk for 20 years in the Himalayan highlands

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to Kamalaya or take a look at our itineraries to East coast beaches and islands

Description

A wellness sanctuary and holistic spa set on the beach on the south coast of Koh Samui. You would come here for a journey of pampering, relaxation and well-being as that is the sole focus here.

Kamalaya is Thailand’s first Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, founded on the tropical island of Koh Samui in November 2005. Its key concept is to promote holistic wellness - harmony in mind, body and spirit. Each guest receives a complimentary Wellness Consultation to ensure individual aspirations are supported in every possible way.

The beauty of Kamalaya’s surrounding nature is integrated into the simple elegance of its architecture and design. Buildings are nestled amidst ancient, granite boulders, streams, and tropical vegetation, with existing rocks and trees as defining elements for many of the structures. Rooms have elegant interiors and modern comforts such as air-conditioning, tea and coffee bar, snack center, refrigerator, sound system, telephone and internet connection. However, they are without a television so you can really escape from reality and focus on yourself.

Your stay here is a lifestyle, everything from what you wear to the meals you eat will be tailored to help you achieve your aim of coming here in the first place. Meals are specially designed whether you are on a detox, fitness training or healthy program. There are also menus to cater for those who are eating normally too!

This is a very specialized resort, so you would only stay here if you are on a wellness journey or accompanying someone who is. If this is your aim, then look nowhere else.

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Accommodation

There are several different room categories at Kamalaya, varying for their location, size, views and amenities. Whichever category you choose, you can guarantee an air of calm as you walk through your door with light airy colors and unfussy décor.

Hillside Room

Cosy rooms found amongst the boulders and trees and located near the hilltop Yoga Pavilion and Yantra Hall. Views are of the sea or garden, some have balconies and they are furnished with either twin or king bed. They measure 35 sq meters.

Sea-View Suite

With a location at the top of the resort you have sea views. These suites have a private balcony and are close to Soma Restaurant and Alchemy Tea Lounge. Most have outdoor showers and bathtub. They measure 65 sq.meters.

Villa Sea-View

These villas look out to the sea, beach and the valley and have a large balcony with a daybed. Several feature indoor/outdoor bathrooms. They measure up to 100 square meters.

Beach Front Villa

There's just one of these found on the quiet beach. It has a covered balcony, living area and an indoor/outdoor bathroom.

Childcare

Children are allowed to stay at Kamalaya, however we wouldn't recommend it simply because there is very little for them to do. Children below 16 years are not allowed to take part in any of the wellness programs.

Facilities

A full board stay is recommended to make the most of your program at Kamalaya. There are three dining options - Soma Restaurant, Amrita Café and the Alchemy Tea Lounge. Their relaxed open-air venues offer menus to match your program. You will find yourself taking many of the delicious recipes home with you!

Whilst Kamalaya is on the beach, it is worth being aware that it is not a beach resort. It is possible to walk along the beach, but it is rocky in parts and the sea is shallow so not really suitable for swimming.

There are of course several wellness facilities at the resort to include a Shakti Fitness Center, the herbal steam cavern, plunge pools, Elixir Bar, a yoga pavilion and a yoga sala. There are also two swimming pools to include one lap pool. The Monk's Cave which provided the original energy for the location of this holistic retreat also worth spending some time at for some peaceful meditation.

Activities

Your chosen package will determine how you spend your day, whether that is boosting your fitness, finding peace with yourself or de-toxing to name a few. You can spend your day having treatments, using the facilities, learning from lectures and most importantly taking time out to truly relax and find inner peace.

Reviews

4

Lucy Bailey (Staff)

This is definitely only the right place for you if you are looking for a wellness retreat rather than a beach resort with a nice spa.

The whole resort exudes tranquility, with hilltop hammocks and trickling streams. This is a peaceful haven with a health focus, without feeling too clinical.

The moment you walk into any of the health areas like the gym (which unsurprisingly is very impressive!), there are staff on hand to make sure you have all of the advice and assistance you need.

4

Katie Kennard (Staff)

Kamalaya likes to sell itself as a wellness center with accommodation. This is a very modest point as the bedrooms are very elegant, set within the foliage of the rainforest. You feel as though you are in a tree house at times. The restaurant offers Thai food, a detox menu and the most delicious sea food which I would highly recommend for those not on a detox however it is all extremely healthy. Classes run throughout the day, you can organize personal group practices or join in with groups. There is a true sense of community here, with a community table at dinner, which is informal relaxed and welcoming. This place can suck you in and relax you in a day, I honestly believe this.

4

Jules Maury (Staff)

I arrived at Kamalaya with no expectations and am not by nature a particularly holistic or Zen person preferring the bustle of city life. It is impossible to describe what happens when you are welcomed into their nurturing space because it just happens. Lovely little villas with teak decks are dotted through the most glorious riot of coconut palms and exotic flowers, tucked away down the hillside with sea and garden views. After an amazing massage and truly delicious food for dinner I opened the sliding doors protected by mosquito screens, turned off the air con and slipped into a dreamless sleep serenaded by the frogs and creatures of the night. Truly heaven from its perfect Robinson Crusoe cove to the view of the islands dotted all around - truly a slice of Paradise.

5

Clare Barratt (Staff)

Although I didn't actually stay here or receive any treatments, I definitely got a sense of the calming atmosphere. There is little sound bar the sounds of nature, the breeze whistling through the trees, chirping birds and crickets. There is a whole host of programs to choose from and visiting practitioners that specialize in all fields you can think of. It would be best to book your program in advance after talking through your preferences but you can book upon arrival subject to availability after having a one on one consultation.

Location & directions

Koh Samui, East coast beaches and islands, Thailand

On the quiet southern tip of Koh Samui.

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Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to Kamalaya or take a look at our itineraries to East coast beaches and islands

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