Kamalaya Yoga Synergy
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.
Food and restaurantsThe different dining options at Kamalaya include the Soma restaurant which is close to the main facilities. 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.
ActivitiesOn the resort there are not only a range of places to visit like their art gallery or monks’ caves, but there are also activities that you can participate in such as weekly cooking classes and oolong tea sharing.
ServicesThe resort offers services including wireless internet and a 24 hour library and various services for the different programmes available like nutritional advise and meal plans.
Useful to knowThe 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.
Wellness approachKamalaya’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.
The SpaKamalaya’s Spa combines their authentic ancient healing traditions with the different therapies and facilities on offer to help you relax and release stress. Such therapies as a variety of massages, detoxifying scrubs, organic facials and usage of their plunge pools and steam caverns.
Fitness classesKamalaya has many different fitness classes to choose from and to suit everyone including yoga, tai chi, meditation and Pilates. Or take a visit to the on resort Shakti Fitness Centre where you can learn different stretches and techniques, take part in functional resistance training or work with a personal trainer.
- Muay Thai Training
- Body Combat
- Super Stretch
- Core strength workouts
- Aqua Aerobics
- Beach Boot Camp
- Abs workouts
- Resistance Training
- Weight Training
- Cardio workouts
- Tai Chi
"My trip was great. Kamalaya is a beautiful place and was the perfect choice for a chilled out Christmas. There were plenty I'd activities to choose from & the staff were excellent- attentive without being overwhelming.
The detox package was very good - the food was fab so I never realised I was detoxing. I'm glad I added the yoga although there were complimentary classes available most days.
I would definitely recommend Kamalaya and plan a return visit later in the year. "
-Gillian, January 2012
"The trip was fantastic and I would definitely do it again. It was very "wellness and holistic" focused. It had an extensive range of spa treatments. I adjusted what was included in my package, swapping out a few treatments and adding a few others - so there is flexibility in the package and menu which is helpful. For instance, I did not like the acupuncture and was able to add some massages to replace this. Each treatment has a "credit" associated with it so things can be moved around.
In terms of group exercise and fitness activities, these were weighted towards low impact activities such as yoga, pilates and stretching. There was the occasional fit ball class or cardio focused class (e.g. kickboxing). They also had other organised, holistic group activities such as meditation, breathing, classes on stress-management, etc. One area of improvement could have been more high-impact, cardio activities.
The staff were all very friendly. The layout and landscaping were stunning - it was like the resort was set in the jungle with all sorts of flora and fauna. Together with the rooms being individual, stand-alone cabin-type structures, the resort had a very rustic feel to it which was nice.
Another major strength is the menu. The food is excellently prepared and very focused on health and fitness. The menu is organised around detox / ideal-weight options which was helpful and convenient. There is also a very extensive drinks / juices/ smoothies menu.
The clientele were certainly older with the vast majority being couples or small groups of 2-3 friends traveling together. Very few young people (under 30s). I was the only under 30 single male, though I did not mind. Largely European / Asian.
One point of weakness is the beach - people should not visit Kamalaya if having a stunning beach is a high priority. It's nice, but certainly much better beaches on the island. It was pebbly and you would have to wear special shoes or sandals if wading into the water.
All in all, great for those seeking quiet, peaceful relaxation, de-stress and de-tox, a very healthy menu and an area with rich biodiversity. When leaving, you're also provided with a small booklet which aims to provide guidance on healthier eating and living to reduce the risk of falling back into old routines and patterns when returning home. You also are given the option of a healthy boxed lunch/dinner to take with you to the airport to start things off on the right foot."
-Aaron, December 2011
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Every room exudes tranquillity and charm as it represents your personal, private sanctuary during your stay at Kamalaya. All rooms feature air-conditioning, a refrigerator, a personal safe, CD & stereo system, beverage & snack facilities, hair dryer, telephone and yoga mats.
Nestled amidst magnificent boulders and trees, these cosy retreats are simply designed and accented with natural furnishings. Their location means the hilltop Yoga Pavilion and Yantra Hall are just minutes walk away.
Suites Sea View
These suites are designed to embrace the coastal view, and their simple stylish design and comfortable furnishings allow for nature's serenity to infuse with your personal resort accommodation. Bathe under a canopy of stars on your private balcony. The suites are situated at the top of the resort, close to Soma Restaurant and Alchemy Tea Lounge.
Villas Sea View
Each villa is a private sanctuary, designed with attention to create a nurturing space. Your large private balcony with daybed is the ideal place to spend lazy moments and take in Koh Samui's effortless beauty.
Beach Front Villas
Built on Kamalaya's private beach, these villas put you just steps away from the sea. One villa is nestled atop granite boulders, with its covered balcony overlooking Kamalaya's secluded private beach. The other Villa is well positioned on the beachfront lawns.
Rock Top Villa
This two level villa embraces the environment with a natural rock wall, wooden pillars and lofty ceiling, twin and double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and open living space. Perched above the coastline, it offers landscape views of trees, boulders and sea.
This villa’s unique layout reveals a living space with a view of Koh Samui's seascape, a private outdoor bathing pool, and cosy bedroom suite. In this sea view Pool Villa, the pool is situated in a private courtyard adjoining the living area.
1 Bedroom Beach Front Pool Villa
Perfect if you’re looking for that extra bit of seclusion, this villa sits upon granite boulders directly above Kamalaya’s beach. Step down from your living area to enjoy the expansive beachfront decking and secluded pool, or stroll down the stone pathway onto the sandy beach.
2 Bedroom Beach Front Pool Villa
This secluded private villa is nestled amid the trees, and overlooks the Kamalaya beach. With two private bedrooms, both with en-suites, and a private pool that overlooks the ocean, it is an ideal choice for travelling with family or friends.
|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 (physical posture), pranayama (breathing) and meditation.
This personal yoga and wellness retreat will allow you to fulfil a range of goals, such as addressing physical limitations, deepening existing practise or developing a regular home practise for beginners. As well as daily yoga sessions this programme also includes Ayurveda therapies from experienced Indian therapists.
What's included? (7-day programme)
Herbal steam cavern; plunge pools; Far infrared sauna
Yoga pavilion; yoga sala
1 x Café
1 x Tea lounge
2 x Swimming pools