Absolute Sanctuary Destress & Unwind
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.
Food and restaurantsThe 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.
ActivitiesAbsolute Sanctuary provides different group activities such as a sunrise walk, fruit and vegetable carving, napkin folding, various workshops, circuit training and nightly video screening. Even if you are visiting on your own, these activities are a great way to meet people who share similar interests to you.
ServicesAbsolute Sanctuary offers a variety of services including free wireless internet access and free shuttle services to the various nearby beaches.
Useful to knowThe 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.
The SpaWhether 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.
Fitness classesWhen you arrive at Absolute Sanctuary on a programme you'll receieve 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 from walking, thai boxing (Muay Thai) and capoeira, all complimentary to our guests.
Wellness approachAbsolute 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.
Absolute Sanctuary Reviews
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).
The regular shuttle service to the beaches is really good too - it's not far to the Choeng Mon beach, but a lot of people actually like just to stay in the resort as they find themselves in the 'zone' when it comes to healthy eating and yoga. But it's definitely worth the trip.
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 H, May 2013
Just returned from my trip to Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui and wanted to thank you for all your help in organising the trip. I had a fantastic time, loved every minute of it and would return in heartbeat (now even healthier heartbeat!).
All the travel worked out according to plan which was great considering I had six flights. Absolute Sanctuary is superb – I was blown away by the efficiency and friendliness of all the staff and the beautiful facilities. Uli supported me through my fitness programme with care and good humour. I toned up, lost weight, gained muscle and lost fat – result!! I am totally committed to continuing the good work now I am back home.
I took full advantage of the Spa treatments and in addition to the programmed massages (the little Thai girls are small but deadly and do not take prisoners!) I had a number of pampering sessions too. I adored the food in the Love Kitchen and was so glad I was not fasting – the staff there were brilliant as well and so eager to ensure I had a good experience. I was very fortunate with the weather so also managed daily relaxing by the beautiful pool with some delicious shakes.
I cannot rate my experience highly enough – it was truly excellent from start to finish. Don’t be surprised to hear from me next year as I cannot imagine not returning!
- Catherine S, November 2012
It was a fantastic holiday – I am very pleased to have gone and hopefully I will go again. The facilities were excellent and the food and drink was divine. I felt well rested and well catered for.
I am glad I experienced it – it was very real. As for the resort and the place I would recommend that to anyone. I did not mind coming back to work – that's a good feeling.
- Varsha N, March 2012
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 feature an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, desk, safe, ceiling fan, hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, telephone and full amenities.
These suites emanate tranquillity and a sense of luxury, featuring a king-size, four-poster canopy bed, a Moroccan-style lounge area, ample windows, and a large stylish bathroom with a free-standing bathtub.
These Deluxe rooms feature king-size beds and a large stylish bathroom with a bathtub. All deluxe rooms offer sea views.
These Superior rooms, like all other rooms, showcase the exquisite details of design. These rooms offer a choice of a queen-size bed or two twin-size beds, and sea or pool views.
|Absolute Sanctuary | De-stress & 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 relaxing and healing spa treatments, supportive emotional therapies and nourishing foods.
What’s included? (7-day programme)
(5 & 10-day programmes also available)