True healing comes from acceptance, not resistance. That is why the Kamalaya Resort takes refreshingly liberating humanistic approach to wellness. With the absence of strict controls and rigid rules, you are able to naturally let go and open up to new possibilities for a more vibrant, healthy and fulfilling life.
What you do, and how much or little you do is entirely your choice. Support, advice and inspiration are always on offer, but it is your innate wisdom that guides your experience and your journey to integral wellness.
Kamalaya is inclusive rather than exclusive. There are no prerequisites. This is a pressure-less environment that honors who you are and where you are right now, whilst inviting you to embrace your greatest dreams and visions for the future.
While many guests come with a purpose or goal in mind, neither is required. We remain flexible to your needs. We don’t insist that you book a program; you can simply come for a relaxing, healthy holiday and enjoy the restorative environment and complimentary offerings like wellness consultation and daily holistic classes.
As the days go by, your mind clears, your eyes shine, your skin glows, your vitality increases and your heart opens to the spirit of possibility.
Breathtaking landscapes, serene spaces, healing therapies and simplistic luxury are supported by a service style that is relaxed, informal and full of heart and good intention.
Service at Kamalaya is guided by heart. It is refreshingly genuine, sincere and full of good intention. Your hosts will tend to your needs with warmth, openness and a sometimes playful easiness. An eclectic mix of personalities and nationalities, your hosts share a common desire to make your feel comfortable, relaxed and well cared for.
Uninhibited by rigid service scripts, your Kamalaya hosts are able to connect with you in a natural and spontaneous way.
Essentially, the Kamalaya team concept is about the collective spirit of the group and how together we can enrich, inspire and support each other as well as the guests who visit.
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Located on the Island of Koh Samui, Thailand, Kamalaya is an award winning and unique 5-star resort and holistic spa. The Resort is built around a cave, once used by Buddhist monks for meditation and spiritual refuge. The sanctity and tranquility of the cave extend throughout the facilities and amenities, which include a magnificent swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens, Shakti fitness centre, a steam cavern, plunge pools, elixir bar and a Yoga Sala and Pavilion. The elegantly decorated rooms and villas are luxurious with all the amenities, some rooms offer panoramic sea views and private plunge pools.
Kamalaya focuses exclusively on offering guests luxury detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness and weight control retreats, ranging from 3, 5, 7, 9 and 14 nights with flexible start dates. The detox retreats include yoga and various complementary holistic therapies; Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage, FAR Infrared Sauna, Colon Hydrotherapy, Lymphatic drainage, and massage. The retreats are suitable for both first-timers and experienced retreaters looking to enjoy a 5-star luxury experience whilst rebalancing and energising. Kamalaya also offers personalised retreats, expertly designed by the team of International Naturopaths for guests looking for a tailored health plan..
This is the ideal retreat for those looking for a high-end, exclusive resort with 5-star spa and retreat facilities on a tropical beachfront location.
There are two ocean-view swimming pools; a lap pool and a leisure pool. Kamalaya opens onto a tranquil beach, with secluded stretches for bathing in both directions. The beach, as beautiful as it is, is subject to dramatic tide fluctuations, so swimming sometimes does involve a walk. But those who venture out are sure to enjoy the journey.
The open-air, natural wood-floored Yoga Sala is nestled above the Holistic Spa is a meditative sanctuary for Kamalaya’s daily scheduled classes.
The Shakti Fitness Center is fully equipped with weight and fitness training equipment, where personal instruction in Strength Training, Functional Resistance Training, Pilates and other exercise modalities are available to complement your yoga practice.
Kamalaya’s herbal steam cavern is equipped with an interior waterfall and exterior natural rock wall. Three plunge pools of varying temperatures are situated close by for cooling the body after a steam session. All offer magnificent tranquil views of the coast and are nestled amidst tropical vegetation.
Get up early a catch a beautiful sunrise over or unwind with an evening stroll down this private beach, exclusive for Kamalaya guests.
Overlooking the sea, and encircled by majestic granite boulders and lotus ponds, the Yantra Hall was conceived as an inspiring venue for special retreats and events.
Accommodating up to 100 guests, the Yantra Hall is equipped with advanced audiovisual and recording facilities. It includes a luminous central meeting room with skylight and full-length windows, designed on principles of sacred geometry. A smaller room adjacent is ideal for screenings and multimedia presentations. Microphones, a sound room, and engineer are all available for assisting you with presenting and documenting your retreat.
Yantras are meditative geometrical diagrams; the Yantra Hall’s design is based on the Sri Yantra, an ancient Asian symbol of creation.
- Mandala Room + Video Room: 189 sqm; 100 person capacity
- Mandala Room: 120 sqm; 70 person capacity
- Video Room: 69 sqm; 30 person capacity
An inspiring place for reflection and meditation.
The Hilltop Yoga Pavilion is perched atop Koh Samui’s rugged coastline. This open-air, natural wood-floored space is perfect for yoga practice and for fostering a connection with nature. Nestled amidst giant, granite boulders, and trees, the Yoga Pavilion draws in all elements of nature, offering a stunning panorama of the sea and outlying islands and mountains, and the perfect sunset view. Its capacity for yoga classes is 30.
The Alchemy Bar is located above Soma Restaurant, overlooking Kamalaya and the coastline. A serene spot for savouring appetisers, desserts, juices, herbal infusions, a wide range of teas, wines, and elixirs based on Taoist and Thai herbal blends.
Sanskrit for ‘divine nectar’, Amrita Café offers informal dining nestled amidst lotus ponds adjacent the swimming pools. The sound of running water with private dining salas and intimate alcoves overlooking the beach creates a serene venue for fresh juices, inspired salads, and vegetarian dishes. A barbecue for freshly grilled fish, poultry, meats, and vegetables is an added feature, along with the special detox menu.
Set the pace at your own pace in the lap pool, dedicated to those who are looking to enjoy notching up a few lengths.
You’ll find an extensive menu of holistic therapies that will complement your stay at Kamalaya, from massages to facials, the Wellness Spa is your ticket to pamper.
Sanskrit for ‘food of the gods’, Soma is close to the main facilities and overlooks Kamalaya Valley, offering spectacular views of the coast and outlying islands. Intimate tables are arranged throughout the spacious room, in addition to a ‘community table’ where guests may unite for dining. The seating capacity of Soma Restaurant is 90 persons.
Special daily menus in addition to à la carte items include tantalising salads and raw food preparations, delectable vegetarian dishes, with fresh fish, seafood, poultry and lamb options. Selected wines and desserts are available, as well as customised dishes for those undertaking a Kamalaya Detox program or with other dietary requirements.
Soma is open every day for breakfast and dinner.
The Kamalaya Art Gallery makes an inspiring venue for small and intimate events and meetings.
Far Infrared therapy provides deeply penetrating heat while maintaining a comfortable air temperature of 32-45 degrees Celsius. Use of far infrared sauna has many therapeutic benefits; it stimulates circulation, increases metabolism and burning of calories, and promotes detoxification to purify the body. Kamalaya’s facilities include 2 private wooden saunas and are equipped with speakers for ambient music during your sauna, and private outdoor shower, a sauna may accommodate up to 4 persons at one time if desired.
All of Kamalaya’s accommodation include the following:
CD & stereo system
Beverage & snack facilities
These are cozy retreats simply designed and accented with natural furnishings. Nestled amidst magnificent boulders and trees.
Simple, stylish design and comfortable furnishings allow for nature’s tranquility to permeate your personal resort accommodation. Bathe under a canopy of stars on your private balcony. Situated at the top of the resort, close to Soma Restaurant and Alchemy Tea Lounge.
Each villa is a private haven, designed with attention to create a nurturing space. Your large private balcony with daybed is the ideal place to relax and take in Koh Samui’s natural beauty.
Situated on three levels on a hillside location, Kamalaya’s new Superior Suites feature spacious interiors with sea views and large, open balconies overlooking the gulf of Thailand.
Ground floor Superior Suites have indoor en-suite bathrooms, those on the 2nd and 3rd floors have indoor bathrooms with outdoor showers.
This unique Garden Suite is situated on the ground floor of our new Superior Suites building. With a large, spacious interior, the Garden Pool Suite also boasts its own private pool within a serene garden featuring a pond and water features, while also overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand and its outlying islands.
This accommodation embraces nature on two levels, with a natural rock wall, wooden pillars and lofty ceiling, twin and double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and open living space. Perched above Samui’s coastline, it offers nature views of boulders, trees, and sea.
The sound of flowing water fills this unique villa. The intriguing layout reveals a living space with a view of Koh Samui’s seascape, a secluded outdoor bathing pool, and intimate bedroom suite. In this sea view Pool Villa, the pool is situated in a private courtyard adjoining the living area.
Built on Kamalaya’s secluded beach, the villa puts you in close proximity to the sea. The villas are nestled atop granite boulders, by day you can relax on your covered balcony overlooking Kamalaya’s secluded private beach and by night you can fall asleep to the sound of gentle waves.
Situated on the top floor of Kamalaya’s new Superior Suite building, featuring outstanding treetop level sea views, a large spacious living area, private balconies with a shaded Sala, and each with a private infinity pool.
Perfect if you’re looking for that extra bit of privacy, this villa sits atop granite boulders directly above Kamalaya’s beach. Step down from your living area to enjoy the expansive beachfront decking and private pool, or walk down the stone pathway onto the beach.
Beachfront Pool Villa (2 Bedroom)
Situated in a prime location on the top floor of Kamalaya’s new Superior Suites building and feature outstanding treetop Sea Views, a large spacious living room, and private balcony each with a private infinity pool and Sala. Comprised of the One-Bedroom Penthouse Pool Suite Sea View that inter-leads into a Superior Suite Sea View to create a larger two-bedroom Penthouse Pool Suite Sea View. These accommodations are ideal for those seeking extra privacy and relaxation in a sublimely beautiful, peaceful and serene location. An elevator will provide guests with easy access to the third floor.
If you’re looking for a relaxing/recharging/life-changing experience, this is the place.
In this little bit of heaven on earth, I indulged and relaxed every day: exquisite massages, eye opening coaching sessions, swimming in one of the pools, reading books on the beach etc... Just before being fed with amazing healthy meals.
After being pampered for so many days, I finally let go of stress and exhaustion. And I had brain space, which meant that I came up with my brand new (business) idea and made a few healthy decisions to live a different life vs the one I was in before I entered Kamalaya.
After my wife and I spent 5 week holiday in Australia wining and dining our bodies were in desperate need for revitalisation.
We elected to go onto the basic detox programme for 7 days.
Everything was first class from start to finish.
We stayed in a Hillside Seaview Room which had everything you need.
The programme was well planned for both the treatments and the supplements.
The food quality and choice were excellent. (Couldn't enjoy it all as on the Detox programme)
Whilst the site is hilly it is easy to manoeuvre around and golf buggy rides are available if one finds the going tough. (day 2/3 of the programme)
The staff both in the Wellness Centre and the restaurants are absolutely fantastic and spoil each and every guest.
I initially went to support my wife but after day 2 I was converted to the programme.
So much so that we will both add an extra week at the end of any indulgent holiday to recoup
A must do experience.
If you are looking for a recharge and kickstart to a healthier and more mindful lifestyle then there is nowhere better than Kamalaya. I spent 10 nights relaxing and enjoying life, attending a daily yoga class, paddleboarding, sunning myself on a lovely beach, making new friends and dropping a few dress sizes. The staff were incredible. My mind was also opened up to more holistic therapies and wellness approaches and tools that will stay with me forever! I can't wait to return to Kamalaya.
Amazingly well run and THE place if you want to recharge your batteries, eat healthy and heal. The site on a hillside offers amazing views and the staff are unparalleled. That goes for everyone from the wait staff at the restaurant to the trainers in the gym to the massage therapists and wellness professionals.
I stayed in Kamalaya for 4 weeks and dream everyday of coming back there. This place is really special, not only with the outstanding kitchen and treatment facilities, but also the rooms are large and luxurious. After 4 weeks I got rid of my Diabetes and lost 15 KG fat in the most convenient way you can do. Nothings else to say than - go there and experience it for yourself.
Perfect place to spend quality time with a loved one or to connect with your inner self. I have been here 10 times now and never tire of the setting, food, treatments - everything! A very special place.if you are on your own, no problem, there are lots of singles but also a romantic place for couples! The setting is amazing , food fabulous and treatments fabulous!
Let me say three days was not enough. I signed up for the three day "intro to detox" package. Within 12 hours of being here I wish I had booked more time and signed up for the 5 day package. However, I would say if you live close by as I do (in Singapore) and it's a choice between not going at all and the 3 days, take the 3 days.
I arrived on Thursday evening late (around 9p). I was greeted right at the exit of the airport by the Kamalaya representative, and we were on our way. I checked in, was brought to my room, where a late dinner was waiting for me on the dining room table. This is just the first of many examples of the great customer service, and how your every need is thought of and anticipated.
I was a bit worried about this "detox" program, being my first time. But everything was carefully explained to me. The treatments were amazing, in beautiful rooms.
And the FOOD - WOW! Who knew healthy "detox" food could taste so great? I am still craving it a week later. I was told any recipe is available, just ask the restaurant staff or email the chef directly. I am planning to do just that, but sure I won't get close to the great dishes I had.
A note about being a solo traveller-- This is one of the first places I truly felt comfortable as a solo traveller. I really don't mind, but I find most places I will travel to I will be pretty much the only person there alone (or at least feel that way). There were several other people staying here solo, making it very comfortable to sit alone at meals in the restaurants. There is also a communal table for those who would like a little company at meal times. This is a really nice touch among many here.
Overall, I can't say enough about this resort. I am fortunate to travel a lot for work and pleasure, and stay in very nice resorts. This tops my list. Great location, facilities, spa, and the best of the best staff.
Like I said in my title - I am just trying to figure out when I can back again to this paradise...
So many positive reviews have been written about Kamalaya and they are all absolutely 100% accurate. I would like to share my experience from a different perspective. Kamalaya is about changing your life through many of their programs and although you may read this and think this is cliche statement, I myself was not a true believer until the last day. The nature of my journey is somewhat personal, I was looking for answers to questions that I never believed Kamalaya would answer, but let's just say, I met some amazing people who changed my view on life, people who were just so beautiful, it's a rare thing in this world. Also some things happened to me, things I cannot explain on this website, but they were events that you stand back and think 'wow' is this really happening, makes you think there is a higher being and I'm not religious. Many people I met stated that Kamalaya has this amazing energy, so many people experience it, but just cannot put their finger on it, but whatever it is, it's unbelievable. I will literally looking back on this last 7 days as a life changing event for me, thank you Kamalaya and to all the amazing guests that stay there, you are truly changing lives.
Lastly, to that special person whom I met on the boat trip, you are a gift.
There should be a moratorium on reviewing Kamalaya until way after the fact, because its benefits aren't always felt immediately.
I was sceptical about the idea of a detox, having harboured some very conventional ideas of the functions of our internal organs in regulating and flushing out 'toxins,' (wherever and whatever they may be) but for the cynical amongst us it helps not to take the term too literally. The diet, which I stuck to for 10 days, was brutal on paper - no wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no meat, no high-sugar fruit (bananas, kiwis, mangoes), no alcohol, no animal protein. In practice, and given that I already ate relatively healthily, it wasn't a massive stretch for me - the food was inventive (the things they can do with mung beans would make your head spin), well-prepared and delicious. I must stress that the menu got very tired after the 7-day mark though. When I finally broke and switched to the normal menu - oh my sweet Jesus the food was fantastic. I'm glad I held out as long as I could, because the benefits were wide-ranging, but yaysus these guys can really cook.
During the detox a whole host of problems that hadn't reared their heads in years came back to the fore - I was told that this was normal during the process, and it felt about right. It was unpleasant, sure, but I had the prevailing feeling that it was cathartic. In the meantime, the treatments were a nice distraction. I was concerned about the quality of my sleep, and with the help of various practitioners, we figured out the problem.
After the crutch of alcohol had been taken away, the social aspect of the retreat didn't work for me at all, but that was entirely my own fault. It's made me feel completely differently about drinking though - it's now gone from an everyday habit to a couple of times a month, and alcohol doesn't seem to physically agree with me anymore. I am also now completely dairy-free - and happier and healthier as a result. I should stress that there was nothing prescriptive in any of the treatment that brought on these changes - it was simply down to physiological reactions after the fact.
I will advise that if you're doing the detox programme, don't stay more than 7-10 days, unless you've ingested Polonium or something. Two weeks would have killed me, and other people were visibly flagging at this point. Bring a friend if you can, because boredom can be an issue, and no amount of books or internet will help with that.
Special mentions though for the juices and smoothies, fresh young coconuts on demand, the fitness centre with a panoramic view of the ocean, the pools, the beach, my awesome homeopath Duong (who made it really hard to be sceptical) and the chutzpah of the owner who manages to keep building and keeping everyone happy.
Remember that this isn't a holiday camp, but if you're after absolute serenity in beautiful surroundings with the highest level of service, then Kamalaya is for you. The detox program will make you think and feel differently about your health and digestion, your poisons and your persuasions.
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