The most important thing to take to Samahita Yoga Thailand is the right mindset and attitude. This is not a five star luxury holiday - its is a great yoga retreat where they practise Ashtanga yoga seriously and mindfully. The rooms and whole hotel are spotlessly clean and the staff very friendly and keen to help. At the time of my visit there was some construction noise because the land across the accommodation block is being built on - but it should be complete by end of Oct 2011 (so I was told). Nevertheless, this is a place you can happily go as a single traveller, as I did, and meet other friendly people - in the dining area many tables are banquet style so lots of different people sit together - or you can be alone with time to think. Either way, its a really spiritually uplifting place - calming and serene. It is vegetarian (except for some fish dishes) but the food is to die for!! Even though I am not a vegetarian - I loved it and never missed meat while I was there. The yoga (led class) takes place in a shala (hut) facing the beach, which is SPECTACULARLY beautiful, you could not ask for a better place to do yoga. The hotel asks you to clear away your own dishes, and bring your own yoga mats and water bottle - this is not Chiva Som... you dont get little orchids on your fruit juice straws - but WHO CARES?? it is fresh healthy food and you come away feeling fit and happy. If you want a place to improve your yoga practise then this is it!! Go for the radiance packages - it is sublime having massages etc every day after aching from all the yoga - and the costs are very reasonable compared to just the room rate alone. No tvs in the room of course so take lots of books. Its a bit isolated from the busy parts of Koh Samui - and the hotel tends to hold you a bit to hostage to use their hotel car if you want to get out - which is expensive. Its best if you just want to stay put for five days. Dont expect any nightlife etc. everything is shut by 9pm and its an early start for two hours yoga at half seven. If you are a fan of Eat, Pray, Love.. this place is for you!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Samahita Retreat, the lifestyle retreat center for yoga, fitness and detox, was established in 2003 on the island of Koh Samui, and has been called by many a "hidden gem" located on the quiet beach of Bang Kao. Owned and directed by Master yogi, educator and researcher, Paul Dallaghan, our yoga and wellness retreat center has been a location for practice, learning and holiday for literally tens of thousands of guests from all walks of life over the years. Being the original Yoga Thailand, our center has grown and developed over the years and now encompasses a wellness center as well as its traditional yoga offerings. The name Samahita is translated from Sanskrit as "centered" or "balanced". To find balance is key - in daily habits, in weight management, in dealing with stress.. Samahita Retreat's clear and dedicated purpose is 'to provide both the tools to work on yourself through specific practices and dedicated programs as well as the environment within to learn, change and renew. Choose from Fixed-date programs such as group yoga retreats or trainings or Flexi-date programs such as the integrated yoga & fitness YogaCoreCycle, health focused programs: detox, de-stress or weight loss. This all inclusive beach resort features 40 rooms suited for single travelers, couples and families. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samahita Yoga Thailand Retreat Hotel Koh Samui
- Samahita Retreat Ko Samui/Taling Ngam, Asia