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Kamalaya Wellness Resort: a wellness sanctuary on a paradise island in Thailand

On Koh Samui, between coconut palms and white sand, lies the Kamalaya Wellness Resort. Truth, simplicity & love are the founding principles of this spirit-filled place. It has to be said that this place is a veritable paradise. The kind of place that helps restore physical, mental and emotional balance… Discover this exceptional oasis of well-being. We absolutely love Luxe Wellness Club!

A place to care for body and mind

The resort was founded in 2005 by former Buddhist monk and gallery owner John Stewart and his wife Karina. Visiting the island of Koh Samui, the “Pearl of the China Sea”, John is struck when he discovers, just a few meters from a white sand beach, a a cave that has always been used as a sanctuary by local monks. Indeed, having lived in a cave himself in the company of his yogi master, he immediately feels a form of evidence. This is where they will build their life’s work, a place entirely dedicated to inner fulfillment. And so Kamalaya was born.

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A tropical Eden (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

In fact, this discovery undoubtedly played a major role in the design and philosophy of Kamalaya Koh Samui. As a result, she has given this establishment a spiritual dimension and an atmosphere of serenity that have become key elements of the experience. After years of living a spiritual life in Kathmandu, Nepal, the couple seized the opportunity to put their shared knowledge of spirituality and traditional Asian medicines into practice. This story highlights respect for local culture and tradition, while offering a modern space for well-being and healing.

Spirituality at Kamalaya Wellness Resort
Kamalaya is a spiritual place (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

Koh Samui, one of Thailand’s paradise islands

And what about the beauty of Koh Samui? This island in the Gulf of Thailand is a true tropical paradise! It is famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush surroundings. In addition, Koh Samui is particularly attractive to lovers of well-being and spirituality. Its magnificent landscapes, combining mountains, waterfalls and beaches, make it an ideal place for relaxation, meditation and connection with nature. Ultimately, Kamalaya Wellness Resort is the preferred choice for travelers seeking an exceptional wellness experience.

The pool from the air (Photo: Kamalaya)

Rooms and villas with irresistible Thai charm

Kamalaya Wellness Retreat is scattered on a hillside directly overlooking the beach, and some villas are just a few meters from the crystal-clear water. A path winds its way between the various buildings, restaurants, health center, outdoor relaxation areas and infinity pool… The whole complex exudes a tranquil charm, blending perfectly into the superb natural surroundings. As for accommodation, you’ll have several options. From charming Standard Rooms to superior Suites and Villas, the epitome of luxury and authenticity in Kamalaya.

Discreetly luxurious rooms (Photo: Kamalaya)

Standard rooms, Suites or Villas: beauty is everywhere!

Whatever your preference, Kamalaya has its charm! Choose from charming rooms subtly inspired by Thai tradition, or, if your budget allows, opt for a luxurious suite with an outdoor bathroom. For an upscale experience, you can treat yourself to one of the magnificent private villas, complete withinfinity pool, yoga room and breathtaking ocean views. In short, there’s no shortage of options at Kamalaya for a stay that suits your preferences and style.

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Spacious bathroom (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

Decoration inspired by Thai culture

The aesthetic of Kamalaya Wellness Resort is a harmonious marriage between the elements of traditional Thai living, characterized by the use of warm red wood and coconut palms, and the influence of the Buddhist monastery, which permeates every corner of the resort. Indeed, the statues, ornaments and architectural details clearly evoke the deep spiritual imprint that reigns on the island of Koh Samui.

The interior design is carefully crafted to create a space where harmony, relaxation and well-being take center stage. Specifically, the rooms are decorated in an elegant style, with a judicious use of natural materials, soothing colors and artistic elements inspired by Thai culture. Furniture and textiles are carefully selected to create a comfortable, refined environment.

Kamalaya Wellness Resort: A week to rediscover yourself

Wellness programs are the raison d’être of the Kamalaya Wellness Resort. The resort takes a holistic approach to health. From 3, 5, 7 days or more, the team adapts to your individual needs. It all starts with a detailed health check-up and wellness consultations. These programs integrate a variety of medical practices, such as Chinese medicine, ayurveda, naturopathy, therapeutic massage, yoga, meditation and martial arts. The aim is to restore balance to body and mind, whether to reduce stress, manage weight, recover from illness or simply revitalize overall well-being.

Magnificent common areas (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

According to Karina Stewart, the initiator of the Kamalaya Wellness Resort, the impact of wellness programs is both significant and rapid, thanks to their precise targeting on specific issues. Wellness programs at Kamalaya are carefully categorized into five areas: Healthy Living, Detox & Reset, Stress & Burn-Out, Emotional Balance and Longevity & Regeneration.

Open-air treatments at Kamalaya Wellness Resort
Treatment room open to nature (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

Programs – A healthy lifestyle

No fewer than six programs are offered in this category:

  • Optimal Fitness (Basic) ;
  • Optimal fitness (Intense) ;
  • Ideal weight ;
  • Structural renaissance ;
  • Improved sleep ;
  • Yoga.

Kamalaya has specially designed these programs to offer a holistic experience aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle. All combining fitness, vitality, relaxation, balance and sleep quality.

A resort with breathtaking views (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

Programs – Detox & Reset

We offer four physical and mental detoxification programs to suit your abilities and desires:

  • Introduction to detox ;
  • Basic detox ;
  • Intensive detox ;
  • Healing of the intestines.

These are reserved for those who wish to achieve clear, luminous skin and greater mental clarity and concentration. But also a feeling of lightness and renewed energy, reduced inflammation and improved immune function.

High-quality care (Photo: Kamalaya)

Programs – Stress & Burn-out

Six programs specifically designed for overworked professionals:

  • Asian Bliss;
  • Basic balance and revitalization ;
  • Overall balance and revitalization ;
  • Improved sleep ;
  • Relaxation and renewal;
  • Wellness Sabbatical.

For those seeking balance, revitalization, better sleep, relaxation and a well-deserved break from the effects of stress and burnout.

Programs – Cultivating heart, body and mind

Two programs are proposed for this theme. One is called “Accepting Change”, and is aimed at those who are facing up to an upheaval (bereavement, break-up) or a radical life change. The other, ” Resilience & Immunity “, is specially adapted to meet a number of needs, including post-viral fatigue, building resilience to stress, achieving optimal immunity, and supporting autoimmune diseases.

Special program for women – Longevity & Regeneration

Finally, the “Radiant Bliss” program aims to support fertility, ease the smooth transition to perimenopause and help manage menopausal symptoms. It is recommended for those preparing to conceive. But also for those who wish to embrace the different stages of life with serenity. Or for those who aspire to embody their innate capacity for flourishing vitality.

Taking a sabbatical from the world

In addition to its exceptional wellness programs and first-class hotel services, Kamalaya Wellness Resort offers the opportunity of a 21-day ” wellness sabbatical “. This project is punctuated by consultations, check-ups and a variety of treatments. All in a heavenly setting. This program offers welcome flexibility, with time off for those who want to stay connected to their work. Or, for those wishing to take advantage of this moment of escape for introspection or creativity.

At the Kamalaya Wellness Resort, between pleasure and detox

Karina Stewart, co-creator of Kamalaya Wellness Resort, sees nutrition as the cornerstone of overall well-being. She asserts that food is the best medicine. This profound belief is based on the understanding that what we eat has a major influence on our physical, mental and emotional health.

Lunch by the sea (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

Healthy, gourmet cooking

That’s why, in collaboration with chef Kai Mueller, she has developed a cuisine entirely adapted to the wellness requirements of this sanctuary. Indeed, the menus incorporate both the needs of rebalancing and cellular detoxification, while reflecting Kai’s passion for cooking. What’s more, the use of quality local ingredients and healthy, innovative cooking methods are a matter of course. This culinary approach ensures that every meal at Kamalaya not only satisfies the taste buds, but also actively contributes to the overall well-being of its customers! And always in harmony with Karina Stewart’s philosophy.

Restaurant with spectacular views (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

Diets adapted to the selected programs

Clients who have chosen a detoxification program are required to comply with the dietary requirements of their program. This means following a mainly vegan diet. Others, on the other hand, can enjoy the entire menu, which consists exclusively of fresh produce and unprocessed foods. This dietary distinction allows you to fully commit to your wellness journey, while respecting the specific needs of your program. But there’s no question of forgetting gourmet delights and flavours! Your meals are sure to be healthy and delicious.

Quality dietetic food (Photo: Kamalaya Wellness Resort)

Kamalaya’s communal dining concept also means you can share your experience with customers from all over the world. The result is an environment conducive to exchange, mutual inspiration and cross-cultural bonding in this haven of peace.

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Book Kamalaya Wellness Retreat

Rates: From around 3,000 euros per week per person. Enjoy exclusive Luxe Wellness Club benefits: a free treatment and a half-day boat trip.

Call us for the USA: +1 (646) 980 6652 or for the UK: +44 20 4577 3258 to discuss your holiday plans.

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