Location: On the south coast of the beautiful island of Samui, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is centered around an ancient cave, historically used by monks as a meditation retreat.
Services: With the wide range of programs on offer designed to relieve stress, rebalance the body and mind and cleanse the toxins, guests will find themselves truly transformed.
History: Named the Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property by Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards in 2014, Kamalaya is recognized as an international leader in wellness tourism.
On Koh Samui’s southern coast, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort enjoys endless views of the turquoise ocean and, surrounded by lush vegetation, fosters an atmosphere peaceful tranquility in which guests can truly relax, unwind and recalibrate. With programs for everything from weight loss and fitness to yoga and detox, the resort is firmly focused on life-changing retreats designed to make guests feel their best. Accommodation is tailored to every taste, with a range of luxury villas and suites dotted among the lush gardens, some of which overlook the ocean, many of which feature their own pool. Dining areas are open-plan for al fresco experiences, where guests can enjoy healthy cuisine whilst gazing at beautiful views. It goes without the saying that the facilities are world-class; with two swimming pools, the Shakti fitness center, an herbal steam cavern and yoga pavillion, guests will find that a visit to Kamalaya will guarantee an overhaul of body and soul.
Accommodation at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is of the highest standard, while maintaining the spirit of the resort. Natural furnishing and well lit, spacious rooms are the watchwords, with all the fittings and appliances for a comfortable, luxury stay.
Kamalaya's beachfront villas are nestled in lush vegetation, just steps from the white sands of the resort's secluded beach. Guests can watch the sunset on the ocean from the private balcony and fall asleep to the sound of the lapping waves in the large, comfortable bed.
With one- and two-bedroom configurations available, the penthouse pool suites are among the most luxurious accommodation options. With treetop views and large living spaces including a private, shady sala, guests have their very own sanctuary. What's more, the private balcony features its own infinity pool.
Guests checking in to a rock top villa will find themselves right in the midst of nature. Built onto the cliffs above the resort, rocks form part of the indoor walls of the spacious, high-ceilinged living space, and of course, the views are unparalleled.
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary features a fantastic range of beautiful amenities in gorgeous settings, catering to guests’ every need. From recreation and relaxation, to health and fitness facilities, the resort has it all.
Guests can stimulate their creative minds with a visit to the resort’s on-site art gallery featuring works and exhibitions from well known and up-and-coming local artists. What’s more, there are regular talks and workshops.
Clad with natural rock and featuring an interior waterfall, guests can relax within nature as the plumes of fragrant steam cleanse their systems. Afterwards there are three plunge pools to cool off in.
For those who prefer their heat a little drier, the infrared wooden sauna can accommodate up to four people and feature ambient music as well as outdoor showers to enhance the experience and the benefits.
Guests can get away from it all, curl up with a good book from the wide-ranging selection or simply throw on a little something for pure entertainment’s sake.
The centerpiece on which the resort is built, this ancient cave is said to have been a retreat for Buddhist monks. As such, it makes the perfect spot for peaceful meditation and contemplation.
There is perhaps no better way to refresh and unwind than with a dip in the pool, and guests at Kamalaya are spoiled for choice with a relaxing leisure pool and a lap pool for those in need of an invigorating swim.
Featuring personal trainers and top-of-the-line equipment, the fitness center is perfectly designed to complement guests’ various health and wellness regimens.
An integral and popular activity at Kamalaya Resort, the yoga facilities are top-notch. With a pavillion perched atop the craggy rocks, overlooking the ocean and a shady wooden sala in tropical surroundings, guests will be delighted and calmed as they practise.
Dining at Kamalaya is not simply a gastronomic experience. The three food and beverage outlets provide delicious food, in adherence with each of the various detox and wellness programs, while the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings provide food for the soul.
Meaning ‘divine nectar’ in Sanskrit, Amrita serves lunch every day amidst lotus ponds with the resort’s pools nearby. Diners relax and linger over fresh juices, salads and barbecue dishes in cozy alcoves and shady salas with views of the ocean.
Overlooking Kamalaya Valley, Soma restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner every day. With intimate tables for romantic meals as well as a communal space for guests to come together, the restaurant serves a delectable range of vegetarian, raw, seafood and meat dishes.
Above Soma Restaurant, with views of the pristine coast, Kamalaya’s tranquil tea lounge is the perfect place to enjoy herbal infusions, fresh juices, light bites and Taoist elixirs.