“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book” – An Irish Proverb
If you are having a hard time recollecting the last time you laughed heartily or had a good night’s sleep, then you are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association 75% of adults reported moderate to high levels of stress this year. For a change, pack your bags to go on a detox holiday to Thailand. You don’t have to stress about your travel plans because jets are available to transport you to your holiday destination, even on short notice.
The island of Koh Samui boasts of some wonderful wellness resorts and Kamalaya being the winner of the Wellness Travel Award for 2015, is probably where you should be heading to. As soon as your jet lands in Koh Samui airport, a chauffeured car is made available to take you to this idyllic resort located at a distance of 25km.
The accommodations and facilities at Kamalaya encircle an old cave that was once used by Buddhist monks as a spiritual retreat and place of meditation. The ‘Monks Cave’ is always open if you would like to spend some time in quiet contemplation and meditation. Kamalaya means ‘’ which symbolizes the unfolding of life’s potential. The lush green tropical surroundings, the cascading streams, and sandy beaches of Kamalaya help you connect with the elements of nature. The resort offers programs for detox, weight loss, fitness, stress and burnout. Personalized programs that include holistic medicine, spa treatments, and healing therapy are on offer.
Remember, once you enroll for the you are required to steer clear of processed foods and cannot sneak off to one of the numerous Thai restaurants in Koh Samui. Your stay will start with a process known as ‘bio-impedance analysis’ which gives a complete health report that includes your BMI, hydration levels, and proportion of fat to muscle. This is followed by a wellness consultation with a resident naturopath who decides on the therapy that’s best suited for you. Your stay at Kamalaya is packed with activities like yoga, fitness, meditation, and cookery classes.
Kamalaya’s villas, bungalows, and suites provide accommodation that is designed to merge into the surrounding landscape. Made of natural materials, the ambience is serene yet provides all modern amenities. The resort’s restaurants and cafes offer sweeping views of the ocean and sky. The food served is mainly organic, spa cuisine. The resort has played host to royalty like Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Princess Anna von Auersperg who swear by the rejuvenation treatments offered at this place. As the staff at this resort rightly say “Kamalaya is not a holiday. It is a transformation”. You are bound to wonder at your transformation when you board an jet on your return journey. After all, when the best 6 doctors like sunshine, water, rest, fresh air, exercise, and diet are present in one location, you cannot help but feel rejuvenated in mind, body, and spirit.