Kamalaya Koh Samui is wellness retreat and holistic spa ideally located amid a tropical landscape and lush vegetation on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand.
Kamalaya translates as Lotus (Kamal) Realm (alaya) in the ancient language of Sanskrit, symbolizing the unfolding of the human spirit. Kamalaya offers a synergistic wellness experience to help people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal wellbeing. The cuisine, the service style, the environment and even the architecture are designed to support and enhance the wellness therapies and services. The land itself is a powerful part of the journey, giving guests a direct experience of the healing power of nature.
Kamalaya was conceived and founded by John and Karina Stewart. John visited Koh Samui in 2000, where he discovered a piece of land that immediately captivated him with its strong energy. He was especially drawn by a cave that once served as a place of meditation and retreat by Buddhist monks, and with this discovery he knew that he had found the ideal home for Kamalaya. Since opening in November 2005, Kamalaya has been offering enriching holistic wellness programs which combine healing therapies from East and West, in a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment.
Kamalaya has a beautiful beachfront location, overlooking the pristine southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand. The resort is 45 minutes (approx 25 km) from Koh Samui Airport, which has direct flights from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Phuket, amongst others.
Meditation in the Monk’s Cave. A cave once inhabited by Buddhist monks for meditation and retreat now open to guests for quiet contemplation and meditation.
ROOM & SUITES
At Kamalaya all rooms were designed to blend seamlessly with the environment and invite nature’s healing power into the living spaces and help guests connect more profoundly with the universal energies. The total of 76 rooms, suites and villas distributed organically across the vast resort, feature either views overlooking the verdant jungle or the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand. All rooms exude a sense of serenity and feature tasteful furnishings aligned with the natural beauty surrounding them. The 76 rooms and suites, range from comfortable hillside rooms to spacious sea view suites and private beachfront and pool villas.
HEALTH INSPIRED CUISINE
At Kamalaya, the cuisine is an integral component of a holistic health concept. The menus reflect Kamalaya’s philosophy of healthy living and the celebration of different cultures, featuring fresh and healthy dishes with enough sumptuous twist to satisfy the most discerning palates.
Co-created by Karina Stewart, Kamalaya’s Co-founder and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Kamalaya Chef, Kamalaya’s healthy cuisine is influenced by Karina’s wealth of knowledge in functional medicine and cellular detoxification. It is based on principles of Asian healing traditions, as well as the latest nutritional research.
The healthy, inspired cuisine is a fusion of Eastern and Western culinary traditions and menus include extensive vegetarian options as well as fresh seafood, poultry, and lamb dishes. There are separate menus for those on Detox or Ideal Weight programs. Fresh juices, signature tonics, herbal teas and wines are also served.
Kamalaya’s dining venues Soma Restaurant, Amrita Café, and The Alchemy Tea Lounge, all offer refreshment in open-style interior settings with breathtaking views.
WELLNESS & SPA
Kamalaya’s unique approach to wellness combines ancient Eastern healing traditions with Western medical research to achieve life-enhancing results. Your wellness journey always begins with an initial consultation to identify your goals and personalise your program. All programs include vital contributions from Naturopaths, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors, Yoga teachers, fitness trainers, massage therapists, Meditation and Life Enhancement Mentors and other complementary health practitioners.
Kamalaya offers personal training and fitness evaluations, meditation as well as holistic fitness classes including: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Pilates. Or you can simply enjoy walks on the beach walks or kayaking in the blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
In a tropical vegetation rich valley overlooking the southern coast of Koh Samui, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is one of Asia’s top wellness retreats. Kamalaya brings together diverse cultural, healing and spiritual traditions designed to allow guests to reconnect with nature through all senses.