Phuket is a popular island for those seeking an epic holiday, and this is possible at the Phuket Meditation Center. Their retreats combine seminars, meditation retreats, and workshops to help relieve stress and balance guests. The Phuket Meditation Center retreats partner with a nearby resort, which is just a short commute away. Retreats run for four days, year-round, with each day chock full of excursions and delicious food. Visitors partake in a morning excursion every day, two guided meditations per day, one mindful yoga class in the afternoon (three sessions total), and much more. The price of a four-day retreat is ฿14,700 (US$430), starting on a Monday and ending on a Friday. Those signing up as a pair get a slightly discounted price of ฿21,600 (US$630).
Resorts do not get much dreamier than the Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Southern Thailand. Found on the jagged coastline of the island of Koh Samui, yogis get some of the best views on the island at the resort, as well as a private bay. In addition to its prime location, the idea behind Vikasa is to study yoga, emphasizing things like holistic health and organic food. The environment of the resort will certainly inspire all those who visit. A number of ancient yoga traditions are offered, including higher Taoism practices.
Vikasa Yoga Retreat, 211 Bontji Moo 4 Koh Samui 84310, +66 077 422 232
Tucked away in the isolated jungle surrounding Haad Tien Bay in Koh Phangan is The Sanctuary Thailand. Established in 1991, this is one of the top resorts in Thailand. There are three different types of rooms to choose from, including bungalows and actual houses. There are also dorm rooms available for those on a tight budget. The Sanctuary’s restaurant serves some of the freshest seafood on the island, as well as vegetarian options. Meals are healthy and come with incredible views of the Gulf.
The Sanctuary offers all-inclusive detox or yoga packages, including a seven night complete cleanse and a 16-night weight-loss package. Three-day yoga holidays start at ฿13,480 (US$395).
Tucked away on the stunning southern coast of Koh Samui is the Samahita Retreat, operational since 2003. This yoga, fitness, and detox retreat is situated on the island’s white sand shore of Laem Sor Beach. The retreat offers many packages, including detox, de-stress, and weight loss packages. The founders, Paul Dallaghan and Jutima Chombhubutr, created Samahita Retreat with visitors’ living habits in mind, and prompt them to be healthy and positive. One of the resort’s most popular packages is the YogaCoreCycle package.