Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Luxury Holistic Spa & Detox Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
Kamalaya Koh Samui is a multi-award winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa ideally located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand. Since opening in November 2005, Kamalaya has been offering a holistic wellness experience that integrates healing therapies from East and West, a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine and customised wellness programs and retreats.
The intention at Kamalaya is to provide a seamless experience for guests, with no boundaries so they can experience wellness beyond their treatment at the Wellness Centre. The holistic wellness services are at the core of the Kamalaya experience and accommodation and other facilities are natural extensions and expressions of the concept and vision.
Kamalaya’s focus is not on individual services, but on how the different treatments, therapies, activities, environmental aspects, cuisine and people come together to create a synergistic wellness experience. The principle of synergy is an essential part of the Kamalaya concept and is at the heart of the alchemistic Kamalaya experience.
Kamalaya translates as ‘Lotus Realm’, an enduring symbol of the unfolding of the human spirit. Taking a unique approach to complete wellbeing and personal fulfilment, Kamalaya transcends the usual spa experience to offer opportunities for self discovery and life enhancement through diverse traditions of healing and holistic lifestyle concepts.
Kamalaya’s flexible and humanistic approach is aimed at accommodating each guest’s personal goals, whether that is to simply find a tranquil healing hideaway with contemporary comforts or participate in a structured wellness program or inspiring retreat.
Kamalaya’s regular programs include medically-based detoxification programs and others to address issues from stress relief and burnout to weight management. Kamalaya also offers monthly signature retreats in Detox and Yoga for those that prefer to discover wellness in a supportive group environment. For those who are uncertain about what they need, a Kamalaya Wellness practitioner will craft a personalised program.
Kamalaya also hosts conferences, seminars, events and special retreats by world renowned teachers in a wide range of inspiring topics.
Kamalaya integrates holistic medicine traditions from East and West to offer a menu of over 70 therapies and treatments. In addition to massages and body treatments, the menu includes Ayurvedic therapies, Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, emotional and spiritual healing and other holistic services such as cranio-sacral therapy and sound healing. Optional daily classes are open to all guests in holistic fitness practices that range from Pilates, yoga, chi gong and meditation to adventure hikes and core fitness classes. The opportunity for personal one-on-one sessions is also available.
Location and Transfers
Kamalaya is located on the South Eastern side of the tropical island of Koh Samui, approximately 45 minutes from Koh Samui Airport.
Hillside Rooms – these are cosy retreats simply designed and accented with natural furnishings. Nestled amidst magnificent boulders and trees, please note these rooms have no outside space
Hillside Garden View Rooms – these rooms offer the same facilities as the Hillside Rooms with the addition of a balcony overlooking tranquil gardens
Hillside Sea View Rooms – these rooms offer the same facilities as the Hillside Rooms with the addition of a balcony overlooking the sea
Sea View Suites – the location of the suites at the top of the resort allows for stunning sea views from all balconies, some of which contain outdoor bathtubs. The views, combined with the comfortable and spacious living accommodation, make the suites one of our most popular room categories. Situated at the top of the resort, close to Soma Restaurant and Alchemy Tea Lounge
Villa Sea View – 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 spend languid moments taking in Koh Samui’s natural beauty
Superior Suites Sea View – situated on three levels in a hillside location, Kamalaya’s new Superior Suites feature spacious interiors with superb sea views and large, open balconies overlooking the azure gulf of Thailand. Ground floor Superior Suites have indoor ensuite bathrooms, those on the 2nd and 3rd floors have indoor bathrooms with outdoor showers
Garden Pool Suite Sea View – this unique Garden Suite is situated on the ground floor of the 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
Beach Front Villa – built on Kamalaya’s secluded beach, the villa puts you in close proximity to the sea. It is 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
Rock Top Villas – this accommodation embraces nature on two levels, with a natural rock wall, wooden pillars and lofty ceiling, twin and double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and open living space. Perched above Samui’s coastline, it offers nature views of boulders, trees and sea
Pool Villa – 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
One Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa – 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 beach front decking and private pool, or walk down the stone pathway onto the beach
One Bedroom Penthouse Pool Suite – the one-bedroom Penthouse Pool Suites Sea View are situated in a prime location 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, these Penthouse Pool Suites are ideal for those seeking privacy and relaxation in a sublimely beautiful, peaceful and serene location. An elevator will provide guests with easy access to the third floor
Two Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa – this secluded private villa is nestled amid the trees, overlooking the Kamalaya beach. With two private bedrooms, both with ensuites, and a private pool that overlooks the ocean, it is an ideal choice when you’re travelling with family or friends
Two Bedroom Penthouse Pool Suite – the two-bedroom Penthouse Pool Suites Sea View are 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 connected with 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
Kamalaya’s food and beverage areas, Soma Restaurant, Amrita Café, and the Alchemy Tea Lounge, all offer refreshment in open-style interior settings with breathtaking views. The healthy, inspired cuisine is a fusion of Eastern and Western culinary traditions. Menus include extensive vegetarian options as well as fresh seafood, poultry and lamb dishes. Fresh juices, signature tonics, herbal teas and wines are also served, along with customised meals for those undertaking detox programs or with special dietary requirements.
Soma Restaurant – 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
Amrita Café – translates from Sanscrit as ‘divine nectar’, and is located by the swimming pools at the edge of flowering lotus ponds, overlooking the sea
The Alchemy Tea Lounge – located above Soma Restaurant offers light snacks and a diverse range of elixirs, juices and medicinal herbal teas and infusions. With comfortable couches and breathtaking views, it is a great venue for guests to gather throughout the day and into the evening
Facilities and Activities
Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa
Integrating the beauty of the surrounding environment into its design, the Wellness Sanctuary features open air treatment spaces as well as deluxe air-conditioned suites.
• 5 Consultation Rooms and 3 Traditional Chinese Medicine Consultation Rooms
• 14 Treatment Rooms: 2 Ayurvedic rooms, 7 single rooms, 3 double rooms with outdoor bathtub, 1 double room, 3 colonic rooms, 4 Traditional Chinese Medicine Rooms
• Massage Complex: 4 single rooms, 1 double room, 4 foot massage stations
• 3 Thai massage Salas : 1 single, 2 double
• 4 Plunge Pools, 1 Steam Cavern
• 3 Far infra-red Saunas
• 1 Yoga Sala for 10 persons
• 1 Yoga Pavilion for up to 30 persons
• Shakti Fitness Centre
• Mandala Room 120 sqm 80 person capacity
• Video Room 69 sqm 30 person capacity
• Mandala Room + Video Rooms 189 sqm 100 person capacity
• Meeting Room 33 sqm Approximately 10 persons
• Gallery Shop – A variety of local handicrafts and essentials
• Art Gallery – Exhibition of international art – painting, photography, sculptures and prints
• 24hrs Library and TV Lounge with internet facilities
• A leisure swimming pool
• A lap pool