When you think of holidays in Thailand, sun, sand, sea and endless beaches probably come to mind. But the nation has so much more to offer than your average beachfront hotel. From healthy holiday retreats to traditional herbal remedies and nearly everything in between, these are the best luxury wellness retreats Thailand has to offer.
Situated on Cape Panwa, overlooking the Andaman Sea from the southern tip of Phuket island, Amatara Wellness Resort is an idyllic wellness retreat. Its five-night Spa Revive programme is inclusive of all meals or a set detox menu, as well as wellness consultations on arrival and pre-departure. A traditional hammam, body analysis, several massages, access to regular scheduled workouts, scrubs, a mani-pedi and daily yoga classes are all features of a week of wellness, here.
The boutique Hua Hin resort offers guests the option of experiencing the very best of Chiva-Som, no matter their time frame. The three-night Essence of Chiva-Som programmes begins with a personalised wellness consultation to identify your desired areas of development. From there, daily spa treatments, wellness cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and up to eight daily fitness classes keep you healthy and happy for the duration of your stay.
The aptly named Relax and Renew retreat programme at Koh Samui’s Kamalaya resort runs for either three, five, seven, nine or 14 nights. Retreats are inclusive of luxury accommodation, full meals (or a specially designed detox menu), as well as a wellness consultation on arrival, followed by a comprehensive body analysis. After making full use of the daily scheduled fitness activities, unwind with a relaxing lotus wrap, among other spa sessions on offer. Retreats conclude with a follow-up consultation, allowing guests to see how far they’ve come on their healthy holiday journey.
Prices start from $1,697 | kamalaya.com
The Absolute Sanctuary property is just that – a calm and tranquil escape from the hectic pace of everyday urban life. The Koh Samui resort offers a Meaningful Holiday package, running for three days and two nights, to provide guests with the time and resources to truly unwind. Retreats are inclusive of breakfasts and lunches, select massages, two yoga classes, a Pilates reformer class, and the choice of numerous scheduled fitness sessions, plus access to the spa facilities and fitness equipment at their leisure.
This expansive fitness training centre and sports complex is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a new training programme. The five-day detox retreat offered by Thanyapura includes consultations with doctors and dieticians, a prescribed detox menu, body analyses and a plethora of medical testing to identify the best way for you to get lasting, effective results from your training. Programmes are also inclusive of massages, varied fitness classes and colon hydrotherapy.
Samahita Wellness Retreat
Self-care: no longer confined to lazy Sunday mornings at home, this appears to be the buzzword of the decade. We think it’s about time, as the benefits of a little ‘me time‘ can’t be overstated. Samahita’s Total Self Care programme offers three, five and seven-day retreats, and includes a choice of therapeutic and deep tissue massages, aromatherapy, Thai or reflexology massages, a variety of facials, access to an infrared sauna, and body wraps. Retreats are also inclusive of food and luxury accommodation and aim to leave guests de-stressed and with a renewed sense of purpose.
Prices start from $594 | samahitaretreat.com
This exclusive four-night HIIT and Yoga Retreat is led by yogi Victor Chau and Dominic Fan. Designed to give you a varied, dynamic and challenging workout, this is one retreat worth travelling for. From September 22nd to 26th, based in the luxury Chiang Mai boutique resort The Pavana, retreats are inclusive of all meals, accommodation, an excursion out into Chiang Mai and a 90-minute relaxing spa treatment.
Prices start from $1,514 | Book now on Compare Retreats