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Camp Palapon
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“A genuine experience with genuine people!”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my 10 week stay at Palapon. Originally had planned an 8 week fitness/ weightloss trip and extended Because the place and the people make it easy to be there. From a weight loss point my trip was very successful I lost 16kg while there but it was the personal growth that made my time there such a success. From first arrival Klaus and Valerie welcome you warmly. the camp is clean and there is always a stream of interesting people dropping by or staying for a while. The bungalows are clean and comfortable, the outside common area is relaxing and a nice break from the heat. The Palapon community is an eclectic mix of interesting and friendly expats, beautiful and friendly local people, and those of us who are just lucky enough to enjoy the experience.
I was looking for an affordable long stay weight loss program Palapon delivered that and so much more.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Castries, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

For anyone wishing to experience true Thai style living,experience a home from home family atmosphere or interested in learning martial arts, then Camp Palapon is definitely for you.

The accommodation is simple but clean, there is a great communal area and you are surrounded by nature. The camp is run and owned by Klaus and his wife Valerie who will stop at nothing to make sure you stay is as warm and comfortable as possible. Klaus is also the fitness and Wing Tsun Kung Fu Instructor whose classes will suit all levels - from complete novice to experienced martial artists. He is a fascinating guy with the patience of a saint and having previously spent most of his working life as a body guard, when it comes to martial arts, he knows his stuff! I would 100% recommend his training camp for anyone looking for a memorable holiday and learning experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Very friendly atmosphere, great place to enjoy the "real Thailand" and get fit or maintain fitness
The hosts are fantastic and can help arrange or give advise on any activities or missions you choose to do
During my 3 months at the camp I lost a total of 17 kgs and 11 cm's of my waist:)!!!
Great beaches, real people, smaller class sizes and catering for every fitness level
I thoroughly recommend this camp
Its been the best adventure/ time out/ mission of my life
I Will definenitly be back

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

This place is amazing! The owners are wonderful people who really takes care of the people who stays in the camp. We visited Palapon the first time in January 2011, and went back in January 2012. And now we are going back again for a longer stay in November 2012. :-) Here you can train Wing Tsun, Muay Thai, yoga or fitness, or just relax and enjoy life in this beautiful camp. The prices are really low, the location is great and the bungalows are really nice! We will recommend Palapon very much, and we will always come back when we are going to Thailand. Heidi from Norway

  • Stayed January 2012
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Went there for 2 weeks of fitness camp and initially aprehensive, we were soon put at ease by Klaus and his lovely wife, Valerie. Apart from our daily exercise and fitness routine, we were shown around the area - taken to a buddhist temple, away snorkelling for a weekend and introduced to some lovely people - especially gorgeous Da and Jew - our daily massage therapists.
Dining and relaxation area is communal and we felt very comfortable. The food was included as part of our Fitness Package and was very good.
It was hard work, but I lost kgs and more important, toned up. Since then exercise has been a big part of my life. Im definitely going back, if only just to say hello to the gang.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Shenzhen, China
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

I went to Camp Palapon to get "back on track" and to lose weight.!!!!
I successfully completed both.
Dont kid yourself, its not easy, but so rewarding when at the end of a two week programme, you look and feel great, you are eating sensibly, you have lost weight, and you have been looked after and "nurtured" in a family atmosphere. For anyone that wants to do just this, unless you pay top dollar, this is without doubt , the best value for money for any fitness regime in Asia including Australia.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Camp Palapon
Address: 155/20 Soi moo Bann Nong Kae, Hua Tanon Hua Hin, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Prachuap Khiri Khan Province > Hua Hin
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Hua Hin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a superb setting between the famous Thai resorts of Hua Hin and the fabulous Takiab Beach. A natural landscape provide the perfect setting for a motivational and challenging Weight Loss/Holistic Fitness Retreat for you to relish and test every mental and physical goal. The camp has a range of single and twin tropical bungalows set amongst coconut palms. A central social area has been designed with relaxation in mind after you day training. ... more   less 

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