Kamalaya Koh Samui offers everything about wellness that you could feasibly imagine. This is seriously organic, contemplative living for better health. On first glance it looks like any very attractive luxury resort by the sea. The swish rooms, suites and villas range from simple havens of quietude up to large private pool retreats either on the hillside, with a sea view or on the beachfront. But scratch that stylish surface and you can rub your hands in self-effacing Buddhist delight at the wellness treasures that are the very foundation of this sanctuary.
There is a pervasively calm spirituality about the place that is wholesomely catching in every good way. Whether you come for a small adjustment in attitude or an escape from sinful excess, you’ll come away knowing you’ve enjoyed a complete physical and habit overhaul. Nothing is prescriptive and everything about this place is inspiring. That includes the delicious food that is conjured up in the restaurants, cafés and tea lounges. The appetising menus are designed with health and enduring vitality in mind.
This place is a self-contained nirvana of wellness facilities that include a Shakti fitness centre, a herbal steam “cavern”, plunge pools, an elixir (great juices) bar, yoga pavilion and sala. There are two swimming pools; a lap pool, a leisure pool, an art gallery that holds exhibitions of the work of some of the region’s most inspirational artists, a library and TV Lounge (don’t fret – a TV can be brought to your room or villa on request). Most importantly there is an historic monk’s cave, an enchanting and inspiring place for reflection and meditation.
The sublime environment works hand-in-hand with healing therapies so you can detox, de-stress, still your mind and learn how to heal thyself!
Kamalaya offers artful and inspired cuisine that is healing in function and tantalising in form. Merging culinary traditions of East and West and using fresh, tropical and, where possible, organic produce, the menus include extensive vegetarian options as well as seafood, poultry and lamb dishes. The food changes with the seasons, as it should, and different months bring different delights. Fresh juices, signature tonics and herbal teas are bursting with nutrients, medicinal properties and taste-bud tempting goodness, and the delicious Detox Cuisine, which features only low inflammatory, low allergenic and low GI vegetarian dishes, dispels the myth that ridding your body of toxins means depriving yourself of sensory pleasure.
Restautants include: Soma Restaurant, Amrita Café, The Alchemy Tea Lounge, Manzaru, *Also- “Dining by design”