Thailand's Absolute Sanctuary is well known for its fantastic yoga programmes and its healthy holistic attitude to health and fitness. Located on a hill in the beautiful island of Koh Samui, it features a world-class yoga centre with 3 fully equipped studios, 5 hydrotherapy rooms, sauna, steam room, and an infinity edge pool. It is also Thailand's leading yoga teacher training destination and retreat centre and offers 25 classes a week, taught by an international team of teachers. Absolute blends Moroccan inspired architecture, luxurious accommodation and an extensive range of detoxifying programmes and beneficial therapies to make every guest feel rejuvenated and healthy by the end of their stay.
Choose a package:
Absolute Sanctuary Detox
This signature detox programme offers three sub-programmes to meet your individual needs and requirements. Each one is a comprehensive and holistic option, with daily manual lymphatic drainage or colon hydrotherapy sessions, massages, yoga classes,…
7 Nights From £1,855pp
Absolute Sanctuary Yoga
This yoga programme is an ideal choice for beginners and dedicated yogis alike who are looking for a healthy invigorating holiday. Up to 25 classes take place a week in a charming studio, and feature a variety of styles such as Hot Flow, Ashtanga, …
7 Nights From £1,725pp
Absolute Sanctuary Fusion Fitness™
Learn Thai Boxing, practice yoga, enjoy functional fitness training or restore yourself with a variety of spa treatments on our exclusive Fusion Fitness™ holiday at Absolute Sanctuary. Choose your ideal programme alongside a daily schedule of yoga c…
7 Nights From £2,050pp
Absolute Sanctuary Weight Management
Many people struggle to maintain their weight at a healthy level ideal for their body type and succumb to fad diets and drastic measures to lose weight. This leads to a vicious cycle of weight loss and gain. The concept behind this tailored program…
7 Nights From £2,560pp
Absolute Sanctuary De Stress and Unwind
This structured programme caters for those who are in need of escape from the stress and fatigue of their busy schedules, and looking to recharge and rebalance their body, mind and spirit. This programme offers renewal through a combination of rela…
7 Nights From £1,925pp
Absolute Sanctuary Fitness
This bespoke health and fitness holiday caters for those seeking to improve their fitness levels or who want to kick-start a fitness regime. Beginning with a comprehensive fitness assessment to tailor-make a personal programme to meet your fitness …
7 Nights From £2,050pp
Absolute Sanctuary Juice Fasting
This juice fasting detox retreat caters to those who would like to undergo a detox but do not want to fast completely nor want to ingest any solid foods. This health retreat consists of nutritional juices, a choice of either full colonics or a mix o…
7 Nights From £1,920pp
Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp
Whether you are a beginner or a Pilates enthusiast, our Pilates reformer bootcamp retreat at Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand is ideal for you. In a fun and highly motivating atmosphere, this programme targets abs, arms and thighs in order to tone you…
7 Nights From £2,195pp
Absolute Sanctuary is situated on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Surrounded by lush vegetation and only 5 minutes away from the beach and Koh Samui international airport this luxurious resort is the perfect place to come, relax and get back into a healthy lifestyle.
- Sunrise walk
- Fruit and vegetable carving
- Napkin folding
- Circuit training
- Nightly video screening
Food and Restaurants
The Love Kitchen
The Love Kitchen restaurant at Absolute Sanctuary cooks delicious, healthy cuisine and caters to meet everyone's needs. It is also perfect in supporting those on a detox programme as they use a variety of super-foods from produce that is locally hand-picked. From exotic drinks to mouth-watering local cuisine it is certain to wake up your taste buds. The Love Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and you can choose to dine in either their indoor or outdoor seating area or from the comfort of your own room.
Useful to Know
► The resort is located on the north of the Koh Samui island and the most common route for getting to the island is via a connecting flight from Bangkok's international airport.
► Absolute Sanctuary is then a short 5 minute taxi from Koh Samui's small and friendly airport.
24-hour front desk
Absolute Sanctuary offers a variety of services including free wireless internet access and free shuttle services to the various nearby beaches.
Activity / Class Schedule Example
Please note that all group classes and activities shown are examples only and are subject to change and rotation, such as seasonal adjustments.
Whether you came to Absolute Sanctuary to de-stress, get fit or feel rejuvenated with a detox diet, it is great to end your day with a trip to the spa to release the tension from your muscles with a luxurious Thai massage or pamper yourself with a deep cleansing facial or body scrub. Absolute Sanctuary offers all these and more at their beautiful spa centre. On arrival you can forget your worries and relax with the variety of different treatments that are available on the menu or in your programme.
Spa treatments available include:
- Speciality massages
- Touch therapies
- Anti-stress massages
- Healing therapies
- Healing soaks
- Body wraps & scrubs
- Penovia beauty and body rituals
Absolute Sanctuary uses a holistic approach to health and fitness and specialises mainly in yoga, because of their many years of experience in running 'Absolute Yoga' that offers teacher accreditations in yoga, but they also specialise in detox programmes. There are a variety of different yoga classes, up to 25 classes a week, including hot, hatha, Yin, restorative, vinyasa flow and meditation, all of which are 1 hour classes from the early morning to early evening.
Fitness / Group Classes
When you arrive at Absolute Sanctuary you'll receive a personal consultation and a specially designed programme that is right for you and that meets your fitness goals. You can participate in different exercises that work the different muscle groups efficiently such as cardio vascular workouts, weight training, boot camp workouts and Pilates, there is something for everyone.
There are also a handful of weekly group exercise classes:
The resort’s 38 luxurious rooms are inspired by the stunning architecture of Morocco with vivid yet calming colour templates throughout its interior and exterior. The unique decorative details and modern amenities ensure you’ll have everything you need. All rooms have a private terrace and the option of a panoramic sea view or pool view.
All Rooms Include
En-suite bathroom with locally made amenities
Paul's Review of Absolute Sanctuary
Arriving in Koh Samui, I was greeted by a friendly Absolute Sanctuary driver and taken to this healthy hideaway, located in a quiet part of the Island. Absolute Sanctuary is Thailand's premier detox and yoga resort and just five minutes from the airport, a stunning Moroccan-inspired boutique resort for those seeking a holiday to rejuvenate, unwind and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Charlotte's Review of Absolute Sanctuary
If you're a fan of yoga, sunshine, delicious healthy food, fresh fruit smoothies and incredible juices that can't do anything but whack a huge smile upon your face - then this is the place for you! In fact, I can honestly say, being healthy has never been so easy for me as it was during my week at this retreat.
Guest Reviews of Absolute Sanctuary
Health and Fitness travel found me the perfect holiday to fit my needs! The experience was quick, easy and professional. Despite there being lots of choices it was easy to hone in quickly on the holiday that suited what I wanted and my budget.
In between leaving a job and setting up a new business I spent 10 days at Absolute Sanctuary on the fitness programme - I wanted to feel fitter, lose weight and relax and I achieved all 3 aims. The place is so nice - really relaxed, great service and people (fellow guests and staff). The food was just fantastic, but even those doing the full detox programme seemed happy with the drinks they were being given.
The gym could do with some more equipment but Marco, my personal trainer, was really creative and effective with the kit that he had. In particular, the boxing and pool sessions made a real difference and were fun too. I really enjoyed my daily personal training sessions. The yoga was great, Jana is wonderful and gave me a great introduction to various different types of yoga.
It's a great place to go as a solo traveller - in part because most of the other guests are on their own too but also because of the type of holiday. The fitness programme gives your day just enough structure that you are always 'busy' but never to the extent that it affects your ability to relax. Daily treatments (massage, saunas etc.) were just heaven. I've had long term back and neck problems and within days of arrival felt so much better (I think the yoga had a lot to do with that too).
Like a lot of other people there who are already regular visitors I plan to go back at least once a year. For the first time ever losing weight didn't feel like an exercise in deprivation - Absolute Sanctuary makes it feel like a pleasure with such lovely food, fun exercise, yoga and indulgent massages and treatments. It's changed how I think about food and exercise and the weight is still falling off 3 weeks after coming home.
- Cathryn - May 2013
It was a wonderful holiday thanks and exactly what I needed. I feel fitter and more relaxed (or at least I did until I was back in work a couple of days!). The yoga was very good and the food excellent, and I started to get back into good habits. I just wish I’d had longer.
Thanks for all your help!
- Mary - June 2013
I LOVED it! It was fantastic, exactly what I expected and everything executed perfectly.! I really hope to go back next year or at least make it an every other year thing. You guys have been great and I would definitely use you for these holidays going forward. I’ve already recommended the trip to pretty much everyone, but not sure that they are detoxers!
- Claire E - December 2013