Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
The name speaks for itself when it comes to the hotel’s philosophy: Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa combines the words 'Kamal' (lotus) and 'Alaya' (Kingdom). From immemorial time this stands for growth and development of the human spirit. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is a multi-awarded, holistic wellness and healing resort. Absolute wellbeing and total exploitation of the personal potential is what it’s all about. Kamalaya’s vision is based on the founder’s and owner’s expertise. Karina Stewart is a Master of Traditional Chinese medicine and her husband John used to live as a Yogi Monk in the Himalayas for 17 years.
The Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is located in southern Thailand directly on the immaculate beach of the south coast of the island of Koh Samui, known and loved worldwide for its dream beaches.
An absolute highlight on the property is a cave used in former times for meditation by Buddhist monks. Even today this place is a hideaway of self-awareness, quietness and calming down.
Koh Samui can be reached quickly and easily. From Bangkok International Airport one-hour domestic flights are operated by Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways several times a day and bring tourists to the island of dreams. For those including their stay at Koh Samui into a Thailand round trip direct flights from Phuket to Koh Samui are also available. Combining a stay in Phuket with trips to other international destinations it’s good to know that Bangkok Ariways, Silk Air and Firefly are offering direct flights to/from Koh Samui from/to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Hong Kong.
From Koh Samui Airport the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa can be reached within a 45-minutes car drive.
Rooms & Suites
The Kamalaya offers a total of 76 rooms falling into 14 different room categories from a usual standard room via suites and penthouse suites up to villas and pool villas. Besides structural conditions like the size (35 to 215 square meters) and furniture, categories differ in their location. From hillside location to rooms located in the lush greenery of Kamalaya’s gardens via luxuriously remoted cliffside locations granting a perfect view to those accommodations located directly at the beach there is a perfect room category for every taste.
Restaurant & Bars
Breakfast is served at Soma Restaurant and during dinner time first-class culinary delights are being offered. Whilst the discerning palate appreciates the lush diversity of diverse cultural influences and freshest ingredients of course at the Kamalaya the cuisine is also part of the hotel’s holistic wellness concept. Healthy dishes support the guest’s journey to total wellbeing. According to the conviction that medicine combined with unhealthy nutrition is ineffective whilst a healthy diet is able to substitute medicine, at Kamalaya the healing power of natural healthy food is an important part of the hotel’s philosophy. At Soma Restaurant guests choose between separate small tables or joining the big community table which is especially appreciated by single travellers to connect with other guests.
At Amrita Café lunch and small dishes as well as refreshments are served from lunchtime through to afternoon.
The Alchemy Tea Lounge serves light snacks as well as healing elixirs, medical teas and juices for the detox guests from 2 pm until 11 pm. Those guests not being on detox of course also can enjoy alcoholic beverages.
All gastronomic facilities amaze with breathtaking views granted by their open architecture. Especially Alchemy Tea Lounge is a fantastic place to enjoy sunset.
Spa & Wellness
At Kamalaya wellness is not just pure relaxation in itself but the way to achieve concrete goals. Kamalaya’s versatile wellness offers reach from detox and yoga classes to a general improvement of fitness level and weight management. Even programs improving the sleep quality and such which aim for a better emotional balance up to stress management and burn-out cures are offered.
At Kamalaya more than 80 perfectly educated spa therapists, doctors of Chinese medicine, doctors, nurses, nutritionists, fitness coaches, healers, yoga teachers and naturopaths take care of the wellness guests.
Kamalaya’s guests usually don’t just opt for room only bookings but choose complete wellness packages including besides the stay itself also wellness consultation, classes, treatments, and diet.
In the remaining spare time a good choice is a boat tour exploring the adjacent islands, during a daytrip including lunch BBQ, or a sunset cruise.
Besides, the Kamalaya is happy to arrange a daytrip to one of Thailand’s most spectacular golf courses located at Santiburi Resort situated at northern Koh Samui.
Furthermore popular sightseeing spots at Koh Samui are for example the mummified monk at Wat Khunaram or the Na Mueang cascade. Last but not least Koh Samui is a perfect starting point for snorkelling and diving trips.
Meetings & Events
With its Mandala and Video Room the Kamalaya offers a total of 189 square meters of conference space for events with up to 100 persons.