Your fingers are getting carpal tunnel from constantly tapping away at your phone, your eyes are permanently seeing flashing lights from staring at screens, and sometimes when you wake up in the morning your arms are wrapped around the computer instead of your love… It’s time to power down your electronics and recharge your batteries at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, a healing and spiritual retreat in Koh Samui, which aims to let its guests explore and embrace life’s potential while cleansing the mind, body and soul.
The resort is spread vertically along the slope of a dramatic hill, with over 50 suites and villas, 2 restaurants, and a wellness sanctuary scattered through a canopy of healthy green foliage; and two serene pools near the bottom of the hill, met by a white sand beach. A Monk’s Cave from the resort’s previous life as a meditation site remains untouched, naturally giving Kamalaya an otherworldly presence.
Start your days at Soma with a generous breakfast spread of high quality, organic foods. Mouthwatering goodies such as avocado dip, pumpkin curry dip, vegetables, fruits, and juices are but some of the detox treats on offer, while made-to-order Western or Thai breakfasts are also available. For lunch, edge towards the ocean to eat at Amrita, amidst lily ponds and the swimming pools, where you can feast on creative detox meals such as a reinterpretation of the Pad Thai made with young coconut meat as ‘noodles’ and exotic salads using local ingredients. Wash it all down with a zesty Ginger Tamarind Cooler before heading back out into the afternoon sunshine.
Ready to get those muscles moving? Fitness fanatics can enjoy a fully equipped gym along with personal training services, yoga, and fitness classes. You can also sign up for daily workshops aimed at improving your wellbeing – from life coaching services to cooking healthy food – giving you much more to take home from your Thai holiday than just your usual bronze tan and bounty from the night markets.
Every afternoon, it’s practically mandatory to hit the spa, and Kamalaya’s Wellness Sanctuary is one of the most comprehensive and luxurious spa settings you will set foot in. With 35 treatment rooms and expert therapists offering holistic medicine, Ayurveda therapies, mental and emotional healing, and of course, massage, no matter what state you’ve arrived in, you’re bound to leave feeling reenergized and ready to take on whatever comes your way.
What you will truly appreciate most about your time at Kamalaya is the lack of urgency or itch to do something. Read books on the beach, eat to treat your body, rethink your priorities, and give your body an opportunity to sync up with your mind. Most importantly, lose track of time and technology and just be in the moment.
If you need a little bit more motivation to take a well-deserved break, Kamalaya has created an exclusive offer for Dim Sum and Then Some readers.
**Bonus night special offers for First Time Dim Sum & Then Some Guests – Valid from 1 March to 30 April 2015
Stay 4, 5, 6 or 7 nights and get 1 free night
Stay 8 to 10 nights or more and get 2 free nights
- max. 2 complimentary nights
**Bonus night special offers for First Time Dim Sum & Then Some Guests – Valid from 1 May to 30 June 2015
Stay 4, 5, 6 nights and get 1 free night
Stay 7 or 8 nights and get 2 free nights
Stay 9 or more nights and get 3 free nights
- max. 3 complimentary nights
102/9 Moo 3, Laem Set Road, Na-Muang
Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140 Thailand
+66 (0) 77 429 800