Thailand's award-winning sanctuary and holistic spa focuses on creating a stimulating environment for personal growth and long term healthy transformation. Nestled in a valley that overlooks the coast of southern Koh Samui, Buddhist monks once used the cave temple at Kamalaya's heart as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, which gives the resort a particularly calming energy. The wellness programmes here focus on creating a stimulating environment by supporting the individual aspirations of each guest. Wandering past the lily ponds and tropical jungle foliage is guaranteed to relax and replenish any tired or despondent guests at this stunning Thai retreat.
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Kamalaya Relax & Renew
This programme is designed for people who need to regain balance, relax, renew their energy and replenish their spirit. Experience a range of therapies drawn from diverse healing traditions and a variety of holistic activities to de-stress, recharge…
7 Nights From £2,502pp
Kamalaya De-stress Asian Bliss
De-stress and re-energise on this wellness holiday by renewing your energy. Experience a range of Asian holistic healing traditions, combining Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Thai therapies with daily fitness activities. As well as helping to reliev…
7 Nights From £2,675pp
Kamalaya Basic Balance & Revitalisation
This programme is designed to counteract the stresses of contemporary lifestyles and prevent you from burning out. A series of wellness consultations help determine your individual health and wellness needs so that a programme can be tailored for ma…
7 Nights From £2,875pp
Kamalaya Comprehensive Balance & Revitalisation
Deeply restorative and healing, this programme deals holistically with the symptoms and underlying causes of burnout, addressing stress prevention and recovery in mind, body and spirit. Combining restorative therapies and nutrition with personal con…
7 Nights From £3,055pp
Kamalaya Sleep Enhancement
Sleeping well is an integral part of staying healthy as it allows your body to repair and relax. The Kamalaya Sleep Enhancement programme will help combat health imbalances that may be causing your sleeping issues. Improve and regulate your sleepin…
7 Nights From £3,095pp
Kamalaya Ideal Weight
This structured programme is designed to guide you towards achieving and maintaining your optimal weight by identifying areas of physical imbalance and associated emotional or mental patterns. This is a lifestyle approach to long-term weight manage…
7 Nights From £2,820pp
Kamalaya Yoga Synergy
Yoga Synergy offers private one-to-one yoga sessions with tailored programmes suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis alike. Daily sessions are customised to your individual skill level and goals, and include instruction in asana (physica…
7 Nights From £2,660pp
Kamalaya Introduction to Detox
This Introduction to Detox programme is a great starting point for many health goals and ideal for people new to detoxification and cleansing. Expect to experience improved health on all levels, including internal balance and increased energy and v…
5 Nights From £2,220pp
Kamalaya Basic Detox Rejuvenation
This structured detox and rejuvenation programme brings together medical advances and holistic therapies designed give you a comprehensive cleansing experience. Combining various therapies, nutritional supplements and healthy cuisine with optional h…
7 Nights From £2,575pp
Kamalaya Comprehensive Detox Rejuvenation
Kamalaya’s research-based comprehensive detox programme brings together medical science and holistic therapies on a tailored holiday recommended for experienced detoxers. With herbal remedies, supplements and a complete programme of daily therapies,…
7 Nights From £3,065pp
Kamalaya Fusion Fitness™
Improve strength, flexibility and balance on our exclusive integrated Fusion Fitness™ holiday at Kamalaya. Create your ideal programme with a range of physical activities and treatments designed to re-energise your body and boost your metabolism. F…
7 Nights From £2,550pp
Kamalaya Optimal Fitness
This tailored programme is designed to help you achieve your personal fitness goals. One-on-one instruction and guidance from a Kamalaya fitness expert means the programme can be adapted for those just starting out, as well as for regular exerciser…
7 Nights From £2,620pp
Kamalaya Embracing Change
Restore your body’s balance and well-being on the Kamalaya Embracing Change wellness programme to experience self-discovery and growth. You will learn the skills you need to source and develop your inner emotional strength and positive outlook in or…
7 Nights From £2,845pp
Kamalaya is an award-winning luxury wellness and holistic spa resort located on the south coast of Koh Samui. Surrounded by lush vegetation and walking distance from the beach, it is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to pamper themselves. With a variety of spa treatments and yoga sessions to offer, stay this beautiful resort to improve your health and well-being.
- Art gallery visit
- Monk's cave visit
- Cooking classes
- Oolong tea sharing
- Movie ngihts
- Temple and culture tours
Food & Restaurants
Close to the main faciliites, their menu has something to suit everyone including vegetarian dishes, fresh fish, poultry and lamb dishes, selected wines and deserts and customised dishes for those with dietary requirements or those on a Kamalaya detox programme.
Sanskrit for 'divine nectar', Amrita Café offers informal dining nestled amidst lotus ponds adjacent the swimming pools. A perfect lunch spot, you can find fresh juices, inspired salads and vegetarian dishes as well as grilled fish, poultry, meats and vegetables. There is also the detox menu for you to choose from.
The Alchemy Tea Lounge
Overlooking the coastline, you can find savouritng apetisers, desserts, juices and a wide range of teas, wines and elixers based on Taoist and Thai herbal blends.
Useful to Know
► The resort is located on the south 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. Kamalaya is then a short 30-40 minute taxi from Koh Samui's small and friendly airport.
Herbal steam cavern; Far infrared sauna
Yoga Pavilion; yoga sala
2 x Swimming pools
3 x Plunge pools
24 hour library
In room treatments
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.
Kamalaya's Spa combines their authentic ancient healing traditions with the different therapies and facilities on offer to help you relax and release stress. The spa offers over 70 therapies, integrating holistic medicine from East and West.
The following treatments are amongst those available:
- Detoxifying scrubs
- Organic facials
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Traditional Chinese medicine
- Nutritional guidance
- Emotional healing through personal mentoring and stress management
Kamalaya's wellness approach is focusing on detox and cleansing programmes and yoga sessions to promote a healthy lifestyle. They offer introductory detox sessions for beginners or a comprehensive detox for those more experienced. Kamalaya also have yoga retreats which allow you to practise a range of different yoga styles that support weight loss and a healthy well-being.
Core strength workouts
Blending beautifully into the scenery the luxuriously appointed rooms at Kamalaya are perfect for a relaxing wellness getaway. All rooms feature a minimalist décor throughout and an understated, natural colour scheme throughout.
All Rooms Include
CD & stereo system
Beverage & snack facilities
Telephone & internet connection
Paul's Review of Kamalaya
Having spent seven days in Thailand including a two night stopover in Bangkok at the Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa, I was ready to begin my healthy holiday at Kamalaya in Koh Samui. Voted as Destination Spa of the Year in Asia and Favourite Spa in Thailand, I was looking forward to spending one week re-energising myself at this stunning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa.
Samantha's Review of Kamalaya
There is a special magic at Kamalaya, an award-winning sanctuary and holistic spa carved into the hillside of the lush Thailand jungle and overlooking the aqua blue sea. It is the perfect setting, a delight for the senses and also the winner of the title of Thailand's best spa. My journey begins at Koh Samui airport where I am greeted with a cool towel and a warm smile, I am glad to arrive...
Guest Reviews of Kamalaya
It was a great holiday! I really liked Kamalaya and thought the accommodation, food and treatments were fantastic. The staff were lovely and the therapists all of a high standard. Honestly, I am finding it tough to think of anything I didn't like. Having been to both Como Shambahala Estate and Body Holiday (both so different!) I think this sits in the middle and is actually a great balance between peace and relaxation, and a sense of being part of a social community. I can't wait to go back! I felt reinvigorated and fresh coming home. And even 10 days later still have a happy holiday feeling.
- Jane R - July 2014
We had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay at Kamalaya very much. The setting was spectacular and the staff and service provided was excellent. The only thing I would say is the resort was very hilly, it makes it a beautiful setting and views where the hotel sits in the side of the hill/mountain but I would not recommend it for elderly guests as it is very steep and difficult to walk around.
- Emma - March 2014
I had a fantastic time! Kamalaya is so relaxing and peaceful and perfect for what I needed. All the treatments were superb and the food was excellent too! I would definitely visit again so may be in touch next year!
Many thanks for arranging everything.
- Carol - February 2013
My holiday to Kamalaya was fantastic.
Great location and facilities with very friendly staff. The upgrade to the suite was well worth the money (I'm still missing the outdoor shower!).
As a single traveller looking for a healthy break it would be very difficult to fault, having the communal table at dinner was a really treat with a fantastic mix of people.
One downside is the hill the resort is built on which you have to walk up and down but this is well worth it for the great feel about the place. One other small niggle being the cost for any additional treatments in the Spa seemed quite high but in fairness they were of a high standard with very professional practitioners.
I would fully recommend Kamalaya to any solo travels looking for a fitness / wellbeing break, and I'm sure I'll visit again.
- Stuart - November 2013