Koh Samui Wellness Guide

Koh Samui Wellness Guide - Destination Deluxe
The ultimate wellness traveler's guide to Koh Samui: where to retreat, eat, spa, yoga and more

Koh Samui is a tropical island providing heart mind and soul wellness. It has everything you need for a wellness getaway, healthy restaurants, yoga studios, wellness retreats, spas, in-villa massages, and even conservation projects.



Shahda Yoga - Destination Deluxe
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Eranur Shadha, Shahda Yoga’s lead teacher, first fell in love with yoga when she discovered that it cured some complications that arose after a medical procedure. Having fallen in love with yoga, she continued practicing. Upon completing a thousand hours of yoga classes, she deepened her asana practice and moved from Singapore to Koh Samui, where she now creates yoga sequences that are nurturing yet challenging.
Bonus: If you feel more comfortable having your yoga classes in a private setting, Era can go to your villa and hold the class there.


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Absolute Sanctuary Wellness Asia - Destination Deluxe
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Most famous for its fabulous fitness, detox, Pilates and weight-loss programs, Absolute Sanctuary is one of Asia’s leading wellness fitness retreats. Located on a hill on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, it boasts two yoga studios, five hydrotherapy rooms, sauna, herbal steam room, a dedicated fitness centre, Pilates reformer studio and an infinity edge pool. It offers Moroccan inspired architecture, comfortable accommodation and an extensive range of wellness programs that feature a holistic attitude to health and fitness. It’s latest addition is a Women’s Holistic Health Program.

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Samahita Retreat - Destination Deluxe
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Located on the southern tip of Koh Samui, Samahita Retreat is a wellness haven surrounded by a long stretch of beach. With a holistic approach to rejuvenate mind, body and soul, and a focus on yoga, this wellness resort helps you transform your health through tailored retreat programs, as well as date-specific yoga and meditation retreats. Integrating various yoga styles, fitness, and healthy nutrition, Samahita Retreat addresses guests’ individual wellness needs. The eco-friendly accommodation provides a perfect oasis of quietude.

Vikasa Wellness Retreat Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe
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Nestled on the idyllic shores of Koh Samui, Vikasa is more than just a yoga retreat—it’s a global community driven by a shared passion for wellness and lifestyle. Offering a year-round calendar of retreats and events, Vikasa provides a transformative sanctuary where visitors can embark on personal evolution through yoga meditation retreats, yoga teacher training, or personalized wellness programs. Guests at Vikasa enjoy not only the stunning natural beauty of its beachfront location but also the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, savor nutritious and delicious food, and enhance both their physical and mental wellbeing. Tailor your experience to your own schedule and goals, and prepare for a life-changing journey at Vikasa.



Tai Chi Wellness Retreat Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe
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Nestled on the calm northern end of Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui island, and just a stone’s throw from Fisherman’s Village, Anantara Lawana is situated by the ocean, and offers spacious luxe villa accommodation. Embark on a wellness journey with Anantara Lawana’s 1-Day, 3-Day and 5-Day wellness retreats to rejuvenate, recharge and reset your body’s rhythm. The wellness programs offer deep relaxation through yoga and meditation, followed by full-body massages, revitalising scrubs, herbal baths and steams, as well as a 3-course healthy meal with raw juice. The longer retreats also include daily yoga, Pilates, sunrise tai chi, and outdoor Muay Thai sessions to help you recharge. 


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Centara Reserve Samui_Overview Main Pool - Destination Deluxe
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Centara Reserve Samui, located on Chaweng Beach in Samui, offers a luxurious escape set amidst tropical gardens and white sands. The resort combines colonial splendor with contemporary flair, providing unique experiences in line with its four Reserve Stories pillars: Time, Space, Culture, and Touch. Notably, the world’s first Reserve Spa Cenvaree offers award-winning spa journeys rooted in Thai heritage, featuring a Spa Herb Garden for personalized treatments. The resort prioritizes holistic well-being with a 100% organic spa menu, state-of-the-art fitness center, Yoga Pavilion, and rejuvenating facilities. Culinary enthusiasts can savor diverse dining experiences at six distinctive venues, inspired by local cuisine and offering everything from contemporary dishes to seaside brunches. With breathtaking views and innovative gastronomy, Centara Reserve Samui ensures a tailored journey for a relaxing and inspiring Thai getaway.


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Shankara Samui Thailand - Destination Deluxe


Shankara in Koh Samui offers a luxurious retreat with stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. This elegant villa features spacious living areas, private infinity pools, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Guests enjoy modern amenities, including fully equipped kitchens, air-conditioned bedrooms, and high-speed Wi-Fi. The villa also boasts the most beautiful tennis court on the island, ideal for an exhilarating game amidst tropical surroundings. Its prime location provides easy access to pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, and local attractions, ensuring a memorable stay.

The View Samui Villa Rental - Destination Deluxe


The Luxe Nomad features villas in Koh Samui, such as The View, offering luxurious accommodations and upscale services for travelers seeking indulgence and relaxation amidst breathtaking scenery.


Villa Anushka - Destination Deluxe
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Discover the pinnacle of luxury at Villa Anushka, ideally situated in the charming area of Bo Phut. This opulent retreat features six en-suite bedrooms, a sprawling infinity pool, and panoramic sea vistas from every angle. Immerse yourself in sleek, contemporary design and indulge in world-class amenities. With attentive staff catering to your every need, Villa Anushka promises an unforgettable escape where elegance meets tranquility.



Koh Samui Wellness Guide Tamarind Springs Spa - Destination Deluxe
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Visit Tamarind Springs if you want to reconnect with nature. Surrounded by lush greenery, the spa was built bordering Lamai’s tropical forest interior so you can disconnect and relax. They are best known for their massage treatments, but yoga classes and healthy cuisine are available for a truly holistic experience.


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Pimaanda by HARNN Spa at Kimpton Kitalay Samui - Destination Deluxe
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Book a treatment at the new Pimãanda by HARNN at Kimpton Kitalay Samui. The sea-inspired tropical-themed wellness haven offers guests deeply personalized and gently nurturing treatments, using beautiful HARNN products to soothe your senses. Indulge in signature body packages for ultimate relaxation, with treatments using ancient massage techniques to target specific muscle groups, aroma massages to engage your senses, masks and wraps for detoxification and smooth skin, and facial treatments to lift and revitalize tired skin. Enjoy a contemplative moment in the relaxing Lak Ka spa garden post treatment. 


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Vikasa Yoga Life Cafe - Destination Deluxe
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The brainchild of two award-winning chefs – one from Berlin, the other from Paris – Vikasa Life Cafe offers vegetarian and vegan dishes that are local, organic, and most importantly, delicious. Diners rave about their Tiramisu, Mango Magic Salad, and Pink Burger. If the amazing food isn’t enough for you, the place is also famous for its Vikasa Yoga classes and teacher trainings. Furthermore it also boasts stunning ocean views and the plating is beautiful enough for The Gram.


Greenlight Cafe & Bar Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe
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The laid back, relaxed atmosphere might call you in, but it’s their variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals that will keep you coming back. Most of their ingredients are locally sourced and organic – many even coming straight from Greenlight’s own garden. We especially love their refreshing juices and smoothies after a sunny day on the beach.


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Elephant Sanctuary Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe
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Situated on ten acres of land, Samui Elephant Sanctuary offers a retirement home for elephants who have been overworked by the logging and entertainment industries. Spend the day with these gentle giants by feeding, walking with, or observing them as they enjoy the peaceful life they deserve.


Beach Cleanup Koh Samui - Destination Deluxe
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If you want to show Samui’s beaches some TLC, then why not do your part in keeping it as pristine as possible? Trash Heroes gathers volunteers and holds weekly clean ups in different areas of the island to create a sustainable future for Samui and the beaches we love.


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