Wellness retreat

Escape to Kamalaya Koh Samui and indulge in their customised wellness program, focused on stress reduction and wellness practices.


Photography by JD Marston

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Since opening in 2005, Kamalaya has gained an excellent reputation based on their award-winning wellness programs.

Continuing to create innovative and exceptional wellness programs, Kamalaya has designed a 21-Day Wellbeing Sabbatical, which was recently named by Global Wellness Summit as one of the top 10 global wellness trends for 2020.

Guests participating in the wellness sabbatical will be encouraged to replenish and heal their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energies.

The program guides guests to experience this in their own time and their own way. The wellness program aims to give guests the freedom to co-create an enriching experience, rather than to offer a regimented program.

The program includes restorative and revitalising treatments to rebalance the nervous system, including Royal Ayurvedic Massage and Shirodhara.

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“Our long-stay guests are driven by different reasons and how they spend their time varies, but the common denominator is that they integrate wellness with a specific creative, inspirational or personal pursuit,” says Karina Stewart, Kamalaya co-founder and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

“They benefit from having their wellness needs taken care of in a beautiful and naturally inspiring environment that nourishes them on every level.

“Being removed from their regular environment and limiting distractions allows for new inspiration, ideas and perspectives to emerge.”

Guests will also experience healing modalities, such as Kamalaya’s signature Vital Essence Oil Massage and Tension Relief Massage.

There will be access to a physiotherapist who can assess postural or structural imbalances for those in need.

Ensuring the program covers all guests’ wellbeing needs, nutritional guidance and opportunities to explore stress management, meditation, pranayama and holistic movement practices such as yoga and qi gong will also be offered, alongside, weekly Personal Mentoring sessions are included to support guests through reflections of their wellness experience.

Kamalaya was founded by John and Karina Stewart and it is located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. The resort offers a holistic wellness experience that integrates healing therapies from East and West, healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices and customised wellness program, including the latest 21 Day Wellbeing Sabbatical program.

Prices for the Wellbeing Sabbatical Program start from 297,211 Thai Baht (AUD$14,138) for a twin share, including accommodation, transfers, meals, treatments and specialist sessions for 21 days. Reservations commence from 1 May 2020.

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