Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa

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Kamalaya Koh Samui is a multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary located on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Founded by John and Karina Stewart in 2005, the resort offers a holistic wellness experience that integrates healing therapies from East and West, a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices and customised wellness programs and retreats ranging from Detoxification to Stress & Burnout, as well as Healthy Lifestyle (Optimal Fitness, Ideal Weight, Structural Revival, Enriched Gut, Resilience & Immunity and Sleep Enhancement), Emotion Balance and Personal Yoga Synergy.

The cuisine, the service style, the environment and even the architecture are designed to support and enhance the wellness therapies and services. With lush tropical vegetation, ancient boulders, cascading streams, 250m of idyllic beach and a cave once used by Buddhist monks as a place of meditative retreat, Kamalaya’s nature and setting is an integral part of each guest’s experience.

The beauty of Kamalaya is that it has a very broad appeal which means the resort attracts guests from a diverse range of countries around the world.

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Koh Samui, was awarded “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year,” in 2023 at the World Spa and Wellness Awards for the second consecutive year.

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Accommodation

Kamalaya has 76 rooms, suites and villas in total, situated amidst ancient, granite boulders, streams and tropical vegetation, with existing rocks and trees as defining elements for many of the structures.

Asian textiles and carefully selected art pieces combined with modern amenities create comfortable, serene and elegant interiors. Nature’s restorative presence is felt through semi-open bathrooms, outdoor terraces and balconies, expansive windows and captivating views.

Accommodation options include 24 Hillside, Hillside Garden and Hillside Seaview retreats (35 sqm), a Rock Top Suite (56 sqm), 4 Garden View Villas (75 sqm), 23 Suites with either Garden or Seaviews (65 sqm), 16 Seaview Villas (75 sqm), 1 Plunge Pool Villa 126 sqm, 1 Beachfront Villa 110 sqm,  1 One Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa (172 sqm), 1 Two Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa (215 sqm), 2 one Bedroom Penthouse Pool Suites (142 sqm) and 1 Rock Top Pool Villa (250 sqm) which can be combined with the Rocktop Pool Suite to become a 2 bedroom option.

All rooms have wifi, refrigerator, yoga mat, air con, beverages, fruit and snacks. The rooms do not come with televisions and DVD players, however they are available on request.

Throughout the year Kamalaya has a 3 night minimum stay, however during the peak season (20 December – 15 January) there is a 7 night minimum stay requirement. To fully experience Kamalaya, a minimum 7 night stay is highly recommended to enjoy greater benefits.

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Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa

Activities

Integrating the beauty of the surrounding environment into its design, the Wellness Sanctuary features open air treatment spaces as well as deluxe air-conditioned suites.

The Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa integrates ancient and contemporary holistic medicine and healing traditions with a menu of over 70 services. Guests can embark on an individual wellness program, choose à la carte services or supplement a program with extra à la carte treatments.

There are over 80 certified wellness professionals at Kamalaya, including naturopaths, doctors of Chinese medicine, western medical doctors, registered nurses, nutritionists, life transformation experts, Ayurvedic and Thai therapists, fitness specialists and yoga, meditation and pranayama teachers.

Each week there is a different schedule of group holistic activities at Kamalaya. Daily activities include yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, pranayama, meditation, Pilates, fitball and beach power walking.

Most activities are complimentary for all guests, whether on a program or not. However, there is a supplement for some activities such as the cooking class and the temple tour.

Dining

At Kamalaya, the cuisine is an integral component of the holistic health concept. The menus reflect Kamalaya’s philosophy of healthy living and the celebration of different cultures, featuring fresh and healthy dishes with enough sumptuous twist to satisfy the most discerning palates.

Co-created by Karina Stewart, Kamalaya’s Co-founder and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Kamalaya Chef, Kamalaya’s healthy cuisine is influenced by Karina’s wealth of knowledge in functional medicine and cellular detoxification. It is based on principles of Asian healing traditions, as well as the latest nutritional research.

The healthy, inspired cuisine is a fusion of Eastern and Western culinary traditions and menus include extensive vegetarian options as well as fresh seafood, poultry and lamb dishes. There are separate menus for those on Detox or Ideal Weight programs. Fresh juices, signature tonics, herbal teas and wines are also served.

Kamalaya’s dining outlets Soma Restaurant, Amrita Café, and The Alchemy Tea Lounge, all offer refreshments in open style interior settings with breathtaking views.

Soma is open for breakfast & dinner, located close to the main facilities and overlooking Kamalaya valley offering spectacular views of the coast and outlying islands. Intimate tables are arranged throughout the two-level venue, in addition to a ‘community table’ where guests may dine together.

Amrita Café serves lunch and snacks, located by the swimming pools at the edge of flowering lotus ponds, overlooking the sea.

The Alchemy Tea Lounge offers light snacks and a diverse range of elixirs, juices, medicinal herbal teas and infusions, and wine and beer for those guests not on detox. With comfortable couches and breathtaking views, especially during sunset, it is a great venue for guests to gather throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Location & Access

Kamalaya has a beautiful beachfront location, overlooking the pristine southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand. The resort is 45 minutes (approx 25 km) from Koh Samui Airport, which has direct flights from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Phuket, amongst others.

Family Travel

The facilities and services at Kamalaya are designed for adults who seek the time, place and expertise to improve their wellbeing. Kamalaya is not recommended for children and there are no child concessions available nor any special facilities or services offered. Kamalaya does however provide the possibility for parents who would like to do a wellness program and bring their child but a strict policy applies including children below the age of 16 may not participate in any wellness activities or treatments and are not allowed into the wellness centre or its facilities; this includes the fitness centre and lap pool. Children are also restricted from accessing the leisure swimming pool (located at Amrita Café) between midday and 4pm.

Our View

Located in an idyllic setting, Kamalaya offers a synergistic wellness experience to help people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal wellbeing.

Best Time to Travel

Koh Samui experiences a tropical monsoon climate with warm and humid conditions prevailing throughout the year, except for February which constitutes the island’s sole dry season month. The heaviest rainfall occurs during October and November, while for the remaining months rain showers are of short duration, typically lasting between 20 and 60 minutes. The island’s annual precipitation averages just under 2000 mm, making it’s weather relatively drier compared to Phuket and most other areas of Southern Thailand.

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Subject to Change: Resort information, including but not limited to room rates, dining options, activities, and facilities, can change without prior notice. We recommend that you verify all details before making any reservations or decisions based on the information provided on this website.

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