11 Days Yoga and Detox Retreat in Thailand

  • Ananda Wellness Resort, 16/3 Moo 6, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, 84280, Thailand

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Overview

Detox Yoga Retreat Thailand

  • 11 days with instruction
  • Anandas detox and fasting programs have proven and shown how the internal cleansing of the body acts to reduce physical weakness, reduces states of distress and depression, as well as alleviates the symptoms of many illnesses. It eliminates feelings of being heavy and unclean, slows down the aging process and fortifies peoples immune systems.

    Highlights

    • One yoga class per day
    • One hour detox massage
    • Visit to the herbal steam sauna
    • 5 detox shakes, fresh carrot juice, & fresh coconut water
    • Detox herbs and homemade vegetable broth
    • 10 nights accommodation

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    At Ananda they offer three forms of accommodation. Guests can choose to stay in the standard fan rooms, A/C rooms, or in the bungalows. All accommodation includes complimentary use of Wi-Fi, herbal steam sauna, and chlorine-free salt water swimming pool. All accommodation has hot water and a private bathroom, and a balcony with hammock.

    Standard rooms include fans; bungalows include air conditioning and a refrigerator. Bungalows are elevated and have magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand and National Marine Park.

    Bungalow

    The bungalows are elevated and have magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand and National Marine Park. They are equipped with hot water, air conditioning, satellite TV and refrigerator. Enjoy the beautiful sunset extravaganza from your balcony every evening! Guests enjoy complimentary use of the chlorine-free salt water swimming pool, herbal steam sauna, and Wi-Fi.

    A/C room

    The A/C standard rooms all have private w/c with hot water, air conditioning, balcony and a hammock. Guests enjoy complimentary use of our chlorine-free salt water swimming pool, herbal steam sauna, and Wi-Fi.

    Standard fan room

    • The standard fan rooms all have private w/c with hot water and fan. There are two types of fan rooms:
    • With balcony and hammock - single bedrooms, can accommodate up to two people
    • Without hammock - bigger rooms, can accommodate up to 3 people, and can have couple beds
    • Guests enjoy complimentary use of the chlorine-free salt water swimming pool, herbal steam sauna, and Wi-Fi.

    Yoga studio

    • Anandas yoga studio is 15 meters x 10 meters (150 square meters of clear space), making it one of the biggest in Thailand.

    Salt water swimming pool

    Anandas swimming pool is open all day and evening for a refreshing swim or for relaxing in the sun. Enjoy the benefit of natural mineral salts and negative ions while you swim; the pool is kept sparkling clean with special filtration and is 100% free of all chlorinated products. The swimming pool is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day.

    This 11 days program is comprised of two days of preparation on a diet of fruit, raw vegetables and juices. Then, seven days of fasting, herbal detox products and 15 colemas to cleanse the colon.

    On the last half day of the fasting programs, the fast is broken gently and friendly bacteria is replaced in the colon with Flora Grow. After this, the fast is broken. You start to eat again with a plate of watermelon and papaya with yoghurt and bee-pollen. Both of them are included. During the programs you are carefully followed by dedicated staff and the program director.

    Pre-fasting information

    To help you get the most out of your time on detox at Ananda, they have put together the following information as a recommendation for at least 2-7 days before you start fasting.

    It is best to prepare your body by eliminating the foods, thoughts and emotions listed below that are over stimulating and can exhaust the liver, body and mind:

    Alcohol, drugs including over-the-counter, tobacco, caffeine and stimulants including chocolate

    Sugar and all its relatives, including honey, dried fruit and fruit juice

    Refined carbohydrates including white rice and flour products

    Artificial sweeteners and chemicals

    Very hot spices

    Refined salt

    Chemicals and preservatives

    Gluten (from Latin glue) wheat, oats and other grains found in bread, pasta, soy sauces and vinegar

    Dairy: milk, yogurt, and cheeses

    Food cooked in oil except lightly with virgin coconut or olive oil

    Meat and eggs with hormones and antibiotics

    Soy protein isolates

    Non-organic produce

    Reducing or eliminating these liver-stressors for (at least) 2-7 days prior to starting the detox program will support your liver and reduce cleansing reactions. Drinking a minimum of 3 to 4 liters of good quality filtered or mineral water each day before your fast is a powerful way to begin the flushing process in the body.

    Include foods that create balance and support the body and mind: vegetables, sea vegetables, fruits (limit amount of sweet tropical fruit and juices), whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.

    If possible, eat a cleansing diet of mostly raw (or lightly steamed) vegetables and fruit with a few whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds the week before and after fasting.

    Koh Phangan is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand located about 100 kilometers from the coast of Southern Thailands Surat Thani Province and about 15 kilometers from the famous resort island of Koh Samui. Koh Phangan is the largest of Samuis neighboring islands with an area of 168 square kilometers. Over 70% of its total area is mountains and tropical forest the lowland is mountains and coconut fields.

    There are approximately 14,000 people living in Koh Phangan, the majority of which are Chinese descent. There are also many Thais from all over Thailand, who moved here to start a tourism related business.

    Most inhabitants live in Thong Sala, the main gateway into the island from Samui.

    The most important produce of Koh Phangan is coconuts. Each month Koh Samui and Koh Phangan produce more than 1 million coconut exports to Bangkok. Others prominent island produce is fishing and of course there is the growing tourism business. Around 95 per cent of the islands population are Buddhists and it plays as very significant role in their daily life.

    Activities
    • Massage
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    General
    • Beach
    • Restaurant
    • Special menu request
    • Yoga studio
    Services
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Laundry
    • Parking lot

    Detox herbs

    5 Detox shakes

    Self-administrated colemas (with organic coffee or garlic)

    Fresh carrot juice made by using a performent juicer that keeps the enzymes alive

    Fresh coconut water

    Homemade vegetable broth

    All drinking water

    Electrolytes or ginger tea (if needed)

    Herbal steam sauna

    Lemongrass and many local herbs are added to a boiler, which is heated by fire to create the herbal steam that is fed into the sauna.

    Herbal sauna has many health benefits not limited to reducing high cholesterol levels to the treatment of skins diseases such as eczema. At Ananda you can enjoy the traditional herbal sauna as well as a revitalizing and relaxing herbal steaming massage. The sauna is nestled among herbs and local plants, high off the ground.

    Thai massage

    This therapeutic healing practice has existed in Thailand for more than a thousand years. Chinese concepts of traditional medicine (including acupuncture and acupressure) and Taoist philosophy and practices both influenced the practice of Traditional Thai massage.

    The beauty and uniqueness of Thai massage is the sitting and hand position when applying pressure and in smooth sequence transition.

    The photo to the left was taken during a Thai massage workshop offered here at Ananda in our beautiful Yoga Hall.

    • 1 yoga class per day (except Sundays)
    • 5 detox shakes
    • All drinking water
    • Daily 1 hour detox massage (a combination of Thai and Relaxation massage)
    • Detox herbs
    • Electrolytes or ginger tea (if needed)
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Fresh carrot juice made by using a performent juicer that keeps the enzymes alive
    • Fresh coconut water
    • Homemade vegetable broth
    • Herbal steam sauna
    • Self-administrated colemas (with organic coffee or garlic)

    Arrival by airplane

    The first step on the journey is to get to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).

    The most direct way to Koh Phangan is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui. Check Bangkok Air for flights. From there you can take a minibus to Maenam Beach pier and take a boat from there to Thongsala on Koh Phangan. Lomprayah is one boat service that has a shuttle from the airport to the pier, and has three boats leaving daily at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Check Lomprayahs site for details and reservations.

    Arrival by bus

    Taking a government bus from Bangkok is a good way to get to Koh Phangan. You can choose from two bus types; the regular bus which offers limited leg space and the VIP bus which offers a lot of leg space because it has less seats than the regular bus. The government bus will continue on the ferry to Koh Phangan so you can leave your luggage on the bus, saving you time and the hassle of changing transport. The government bus leaves from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, where you must also buy the ticket.

    Arrival by ferry

    Several boat companies provide a daily service between Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan or the mainland, in the tables below you can find most of them. Times of departure and arrival may vary. Ananda Resort recommends that you check with the boat company of your choice before you travel.

    The Lomprayah Catamaran

    The Lomprayah Catamaran offers a high-speed boat service from Mae Nam in the Northwest of Koh Samui and takes just about 20 minutes to get to main town Thong Sala in Koh Phangan. From Chumphon on the mainland it goes first to Koh Tao and then to Koh Phangan. New connection offered by Lomprayah is the high-speed connection between Don Sak (Suratthani) and Thong Sala which takes only 45 minutes.

    The Seatran Discovery

    The Seatran Discovery leaves from Bang Rak on Koh Samui and it takes about 30 minutes to get to Thong Sala. It also leaves from Chumphon on the mainland and takes about 4 hours to get to Koh Phangan.

    The Haad Rin Queen leaves from the Big Buddha pier in Bophut on Koh Samui (near the airport) and it takes you directly into Haad Rin in about 45 minutes.

    The Songserm Express

    The Songserm Express boat has a daily service from Nathon on the west side of Koh Samui and from both Chumphon and Surat Thani (Lamphun pier) on the mainland to Thong Sala on Koh Phangan as well.

    The Raja Car Ferry

    The Nightboat leaves from Surat Thani Bandon pier. It is very basic and much slower than the other boats. Mattresses are provided so you can sleep during the trip.

    Arrival by train

    There is an efficient train service from Bangkok to the South of Thailand (southern line). The overnight sleeper trains are the best way to go. Check the latest prices and schedules via the service link on the website of The State Railway of Thailand. All trains stop in Chumphon and Suratthani, where you will be provided with a connecting bus to the ferry pier. The total trip by train and boat takes about 9 to 16 hours. A boat ticket to Koh Phangan and transport from the train station to the pier is usually included in the joint ticket. If you do not have a joint ticket you can always buy a ticket for the boat at the pier.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Ananda Resort an inquiry.

    Testimonials

    • Review by a traveler from New Delhi, India

      "We had a great stay at this property! Lush green property with very pretty, large and spacious villas. We had taken two villas with 2 bedrooms each in the front of the pool. Each villa besides the two rooms- one on each floor, had a common seating area with kitchenette and dining facility! The bathrooms were as big as the rooms! Cons: The breakfast was very small and the hotel was slighly away from the beach. Pros: An array of restaurants, massage parlors, daily needs, money exchanges right outside the hotel. Moreover, bike on rent was also available in close proximity!"

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    • Review by ansorobineau from Paris, France

      "Yoga Teacher Training and 7.5 days detox."

      "Amazing experience with the teacher training. Johnny was an incredible teacher from whom we got the chance to learn a great deal. We were 12 for the training, good group, great encounters and friendships. Johnny had two teacher assistants, Martha & Yafit, who were also of good advice when practice teaching in smaller groups. I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in yoga and deepening their knowledge on the topic."

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    • Review by lukatraveltheworld

      "This is the place to be! Johnny is the best yoga teacher ever (and now a close friend and guru). The place is beautiful and the food awesome! Even if the sea there is not very swimable but they've got a nice pool and a great steam sauna. Everything about this place is just paradise!"

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    • Review by that_yoga_glow from Newport News, Virginia

      "I am beyond thrilled I chose Ananda Resort to do my YTT. The Resort was beautiful - I didn't want to leave! Johnny was an incredible teacher & instantly became a life long friend. I learned more than I expected to & will definitely return for more. Please start a 300 hour YTT! Ali was amazing as well - you guys are doing a wonderful thing for people. Keep it up!"

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    • Review by a traveler from Mexico, New York

      "I read some of the unfavorable reviews so I guess it falls under "Everyone takes a different trip.' This was our second time. We stayed in a sea view room and found it perfect for us. Loved the pool and Ms Giau at the front desk was very helpful. We liked walking on the main street in the evening finding a restaurant and listening to the music at the Swiss Village cafe. If I could make a suggestion or two - better lights for reading and curtian for the shower would eliminate getting everything in the bathroom wet. The beach is great for walking and the pool is very nice."

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    • Review by Fleur T

      "I met Johnny back in May 2016 during a short visit to the island of Koh Phangan when a friend I met told me she was going to be teaching at Ananda, she was a relatively new teacher and Johnny was helping her with some tutelage. First I experienced one of the best yoga classes I have ever had with Johnny and secondly I was kindly invited to join in the lesson Johnny was giving to my friend on teaching, cueing and sequencing methods. "

      "The idea of doing my yoga teacher training at that point had been somewhat of a pipe dream. It wasn't until I so thoroughly enjoyed Johnny's incredible yoga classes and was able to experience a sample of his actual teaching strategy that I was certain I had to do my Yoga teacher training, even if it wasn't with Johnny (because at that point he had not confirmed a course), the experience made me realise my dream. A few months later Johnny contacted me and told me of his official plans for the Yoga TTC in November, and so the journey begun!"

      "The yoga TTC was down to earth, practical, professional and unprejudiced. Johnny's grounded, level headed manor and perspective provided our group with the support and stability we needed during such an intense and life changing experience. The lessons we learned and subjects covered were practical and useful. Though a lot of what we learned was transferrable to many aspects of life and personal growth, the core intention was always - to teach yoga and become yoga teachers. Something that I think could be lost in many TTC's when not enough emphasis is placed on the actual art/skill of teaching. Johnny is professional and respectful always, he and his wife Ali (who manages the resort side of things) are a wonderful team, kind and caring while remaining professional, the perfect combo for a TTC! The course is Alignment Hatha, Vinyasa focused, though we also covered a number of other styles and I found it to be very unbiased which I really appreciated. It is unlimited to one specific school of yoga and Johnny encourages learning in all aspects and styles of yoga. "

      "The course has given me a really firm and broad base from which I am excited to grow my lifetime of learning from. It was a truly, life changing experience, I feel I have grown and developed in all directions and uncovered so much about myself. There is no more perfect quote to describe my experience of Johnny's yoga TTC at Ananda than that in the Bhagavad Gita - " Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." "

      "I encourage everyone who is considering yoga teacher training to take the jump! It is the greatest gift you will ever give yourself."

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    • Review by Isabellette from Paris, France

      "While traveling in Asia, I ended up on the small island of Koh Phangan trying to find a place to practice Yoga intensely. After trying several spots on the island I chose to stay and follow Johnny's class twice a day. I've learned so much thanks to Johnny and will forever be grateful our paths crossed! It was so inspiring it also gave me the wish to complete the 200h Yoga Teacher Training with him, which I did, and I cannot but strongly recommend this place. Not only Ananda is an excellent Detox place, where you'll be taken care of by professionals who know what they're talking about, and will bring you all the attention and love needed to fulfill such an enterprise, but it is to me definitely the best place to do a Yoga retreat and Teacher Training. Johnny has a strong background of teaching more than 7000H, this make his alignment focused way of teaching clear, thorough, and mindful of security cues to protect the body from any injury while deepening your practice. I gained so much awareness of the body and understanding of the functioning of even the tinier muscles involved by following his teaching, and I also learned a lot about life in general as Johnny has a true gift when it comes to draw parallels between the practice on your mat and Life. Moreover, I definitely recommend the place as a resort, the staff is very friendly (special mention to the kitchen staff who were cooking for us very healthy food full of love), the room was simple but very clean, the sea-salt pool amazing! Thanks to the training, I gained so much more discipline, but I also made new friends that are like a new family to me now. This place feels like home and I miss my room number 12! I hope to be back very soon! Thank you so much for everything."

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    • Review by yrossen74 from Siem Reap, Cambodia

      "I recently completed an intensive month of Ananda's Yoga Teacher Training. It was a life changing experience! I learned a lot about yoga and life, spending a month with amazing people from all around the world. The program is very intense, with activities beginning at 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Unlike other YTT, Ananda provides all meals during the day (breakfast, lunch & dinner), which is very convenient and tasty, especially after intensive training and studying. They also offer on-location accommodation (if you choose), which means students don't have to waste time and energy on driving or dinning, and can focus all their energy and time on the course itself. Johnny is the heart of the YTT, He is a very special person, a true yogi that really lives the principles of yoga, respect and sensitive to others, and of-course a VERY professional yoga teacher with 11 years of experience. If you are looking for a non-commercial, non-synthetic template YTT, but something professional AND with a personal touch, this is the place for you! Good luck!"

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    • Review by leilal515 from Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

      "I decided to complete this year my Yoga Teacher Training as I really loved Johnny's class. This experience was one of the best experience I have done in a very long time. Ananda Resort is a gorgeous place. The people there are amazing and I felt like home for a month. This training overtook my expectations and I am very happy and grateful to Johnny for his knowledge, experience, openness, empathy and adaptability. I not only have a diploma now, I have friends for life after my training and I wish you the same great experience ! Namaste"

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    • Review by IslandinthePacific from Victoria

      "This is my fifth detox in Thailand, and my third time here. I have also experienced Ayurveda in India and Sri Lanka. This is my favourite detox retreat by far."

      "The systems for colema, herbs, nutritionals, psyllium/bentonite shakes, steam, massages, yoga, and meditation sessions are not unlike other places. The major advantage, as far as I'm concerned, is the price. Quality for a value price."

      "Wifi is strong and consistent. Optiomal pre/post days include specific foods to complement the fast. The salt-water pool is fantastic."

      "The man who runs the "Detox Bar" and the colema facility is Nor. He is very professional in this function."

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    • Review by t0nyamarie from Pai, Thailand

      "I recently did the 7.5 day detox at Ananda Resort and loved it! The rooms are clean and comfortable. Ali, the detox manger, is great and will answer all of your questions. The detox bar staff are awesome and funny. They take great care of you and always ask how you're feeling."

      "The pool, steam room, and daily massages included in the detox price are true luxuries. It was the perfect environment to be detoxing!!"

      "The daily yoga class with Johnny was amazing. His knowledge and approachability kept me coming back for more even after my detox was finished. I would definitely recommend his classes and future TTC programs. Johnny has amazing passion for the practice and he is able to weave philosophy seamlessly through his alignment based classes. I always left learning something new."

      "A wonderful overall experience at Ananda Resort!"

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    • Review by michelle w

      "My yoga experience at Ananda was everything I was looking for. The studio is spacious, airy, and light--the perfect environment for finding your groove on the mat. Johnny is a gem of a teacher; he's got a wealth of knowledge to share about the practice and his cues are clear and easy to follow, with modifications offered for all levels. His guidance and patience through the poses make each one feel achievable, and he places great emphasis on proper alignment and safety. I really enjoyed his enthusiastic yet calming energy, and it was an absolute pleasure learning from him. Highly recommended for beginners and advanced practitioners alike!"

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    • Review by Lindsay C

      "For those interested in the Yoga Program, I cannot speak highly enough about it. I came to Ananda Resort for the 7-Day Yoga Retreat program and I was beyond impressed, to say the least. "

      "I couldn't afford much, so I chose the cheapest room which was a 4 bed dorm with a fan. I was a bit worried of how unbearable the heat would be, but it turned out to be a nonissue. There's quite a strong breeze that comes in off the water so along with the fan it keeps the rooms rather cooled off. The shower was hot, the room was cleaned regularly, and noise on the resort was never a problem. "

      "The yoga program itself was amazing! The instructor, Johnny, was absolutely outstanding. Not only did he have clear, precise direction, but he also had a way of relating the yoga principles to everyday life, which I really liked. He was very patient, encouraging, and had a great positive energy about him. Just the best!!! There were 2 yoga classes a day, as well as meditation every morning, and I found this schedule to be perfect. Many other yoga retreats only offer yoga once a day, or sometimes only a few times a week. This is particularly why I chose Ananda above the rest - to strengthen my yoga practice and I did just that! "

      "Considering the only interest I had in this resort was the yoga, all the other amazing factors were the icing on the cake! The food at the restaurant was sooooo delicious and healthy, all of the staff were friendly and accommodating, the cleanliness of the resort was on point, I couldn't be happier. "

      "I will be returning to Ananda next year 100%"

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    • Review by jaks11 from Hove, United Kingdom

      "I came to Ananda as a first time detoxer (11 days) with little expectation as to what would happen. My goal was not to lose weight as such (although I had piled on the pounds before my arrival! opppps) but to relax and seek some peace of mind."

      "Greeted by Shannon, I was immediately put at ease and told that my induction would be with Ali a couple of hours later. Here, I weighed myself and was given a thorough (VERY) explanation of the schedule and what to expect. This really lifted my somewhat anticipated state."

      "The schedule is jam packed with Shakes, herbs, colemas, massage and at first this schedule looked a little too packed for me, afterall this is what I was trying to disappear from. I am very thankful for this schedule. Not only did it keep me motivated but also gave a great chance to talk to other detoxers. Everyone is on their own journey and reason for being here and this is totally respected by everyone. Amazing people!"

      "The facilites at Ananda are second to none with a herbal steamroom, pool and opportunity to attend yoga classes. I found no fault with the room I was in. Very clean and kept clean during my stay. I tend to be a scatterer *ooops* and Dee and Kai, even took my things off my bed to change it."

      "At the Detox bar, I met Nor and Two who kept so well up to date with my own personal schedule (I added Candida and Liver on aswell) I can see why Nor is the captain of his ship :) Very well informed and always their for advice. Two is the same and gave excellent hugs :)"

      "I also met the very sweet Pyo in the restaurant, always a smile and always there to help. A real sweetie."

      "I have just finished the detox, at Ananda, lost 6 kilos and I find no fault with anything here! Thank you Ananda, Ali, Shannon, Nor, Two, Pyo Dee and Kai for actually helping me have the week of a lifetime! :)"

      "Anyone considering coming here (which you should :))... You come here for you and you live YOUR own experience, no matter what you do when you are here. Whether like mine it is an emotional week, a time to recharge,a spiritual, a time to reboot.... no matter the reason you are very well looked after here. A place to really "be"."

      "All of this at a very affordable price, cheapest I found in Thailand (although by being here, you wouldn't think it)"

      "Thank you so much Ananda, I really can't praise you enough!"

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    • Review by sazza88 from London, United Kingdom

      "So this is my Third year to Ananda and this year I did a whole 14 day fast. I think Ananda's detox will be something that is part of my life always now on a yearly basis. The new staff team are a dream and always on hand to answer any question and to advise. For me also it's perfect as no one preaches to you about how to live your life, however they guide you and give you the information to make the best changes for you. "

      "This detox was very short notice and I was in a bad place before I set off, and the detox has given me my sparkle back, it also helped me to loose a dress size and now I'm inspired to continue to be in a healthy weight for my body. I was also on anti anxiety tablets for over a year now and the detox enabled me to come off these and I haven't had any panic attacks or anxiety during or afterwards and haven't taken a pill in over three weeks. "

      "I can from experience say hands down the ananda is the best detox experience on the island over its competitors, for a start it's the only one where you get a daily massage included every day, I've been to Thailand 17 times now of 16 years and these massage lady's are the best! My back that was fractured last August feels better than in a long time! Also the accommodation is by far superior and ridiculously good value for money! The place is kept spotless by Dee. Nor and his sister at the detox bar are there to do everything for you and you don't have to mix your own drinks or prepare you own colemas like in some places! Everything is super hygienic and Ali, Jonny and Shannon make you feel so welcome and are there to always answer any questions or give great advice! "

      "The food also is great now for post detox and the Broccoli soup is so amazing when I got home I got all the ingredients to make it. "

      "There are also other holistic services at additional cost of you are interested but there is never a push. The Qi nei tsang for me was excellent and lymphatic massage and the demonstration on how to get the best from you Colema with self massage is a god send at 13.30 in the library area."

      "I love the new addition of the laminates on the detox bar that tells you what's happening that week and also The new meditation at 7am daily. The yoga I hear is fantastic but I didn't attend, ( due to also hi g an additional treatment booked in that hour) but the people who did said how great it was. "

      "So thank you ananda and everyone there,big love and thanks for helping me and providing such an affordable and amazing experience to enable me to be happy in me again! "

      "Can't wait for next year"

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    • Review by Lora from Santa Fe, Mexico

      "I didn't plan this detox, I was looking around TripAdvisor while in Koh Phangan when I came across Ananda Wellness Resort and called and sent an inquiry. From first contact I was taken care of and welcomed by the management and staff. Not planning at first to do a detox, I went in a toe at a time first committing 3.5 days then soon realizing I was in the perfect place at the perfect time so I stayed for the full program. As a long time advocate of alternative therapies, I am very familiar with the protocol, the herbs and colon cleansing that make up the program, I can attest that this is a very time honored and well thought out offering. Everything goes smoothly here, you are supported and gently reminded of the timetable. That schedule keeps the day moving and there is not much time to feel any type of loss of missing a meal, you are full and happy to rest, swim, sauna, yoga, read and receive a fabulous massage.The resort is full of others on detox and there are a variety of folks coming, going and participating in the program. Really high quality yoga classes are offered along with meditation and a there was a great Taoist sound healing class while I was there. My accommodation was in a bungalow up a few stairs, that has an ocean view and a breeze, very comfortable. a couple weeks has passed since I finished the detox so my praise isn't just the buzz from a great cleanse, although I did feel very expansive upon completion of my program. Consider the self care of going to a far away spot to just rest and renew, and of course be dedicated to the process and experience when you sign up. Ananda Wellness is a special spot, I'll be going back, I've already told my family - detox vacation coming up so save for it."

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    • Review by ImmaFortia from Girona, Spain

      "I try to go every year to do my fasting/detox. Amazing experience, staff and program. I just love it. I always take fan room, simple room but very clean. The Wi-Fi is good (well we are in Thailand), swimming pool clean, sauna too."

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    • Review by Gary

      "I did a (7.5) day detox/fast and I will say it is not for everyone. People who go to Ananda have to be mentally tough and seriously want the benefits of the programs. You should have a good positive attitude as to what you are undertaking."

      "What I liked about Ananda??? The Staff from the Management Team, juice bar staff, massage specialists, maids and someday you even get to meet the kitchen staff:). All wonderful people being very helpful. I personally came out of the program with mental clarity, lost (approx. 14 lbs/7kgs), but was especially happy with the fat loss around my chest, back, waist and belly. I think food in Thailand is some of the best you will ever experience. After my fast... It was like being a baby experiencing new foods for the first time. My taste buds are totally renewed it seems."

      "Go to Ananda with a good attitude, for the right reasons, be tough and enjoy the sauna, daily yoga and massages. The health benefits are wonderful!"

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    • Review by Nina Solomatina from Moscow, Russia

      "It was my very first time doing the detox, so I worried a bit how it would go. But Ananda was recommended by a friend, who did the detox there previously. "

      "When I arrived I met several people who came for their 4th and 5th time for the detox in this particular place, it felt very reassuring!! And immediately I saw how Ananda's staff was nice and supportive, there is really a very nice atmosphere at the resort, which helps to go through challenging times during the detox."

      "Regarding detox itself - it is VERY well organized, you have a well-planned scheduled, it's structured and easy to follow. In fact, you won't have much time around, because there is always something to do) Which is really good) "

      "Regarding place itself - the facilities/accommodation are nice, but don't expect any luxuries. It's clean and well maintained, but pretty basic."

      "But everything is compact and you smoothly go from one place in your program to another. "

      "The place is located right in front of the beach, I adored walking on the beach every morning and observing the amazingly beautiful sunsets there. "

      "The only disappointment of mine was that the beach wasn't swimmable(( You have to drive 7-10 minutes with a scooter if you want to swim. Other than that, everything else was perfect and I plan to come back next year!"

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    • Review by Paul from Bedford, UK

      "Have visited other detox venues in Thailand and spoken to fellow guests on the detox who have visited other detox resorts. Without a doubt this resort is excellent value for money and the results they speak for themselves I lost 6.8kg in 9 days.The resort is not a 5 star but a clean well managed ,well kept and functional operation. The staff are lovely and Noah is the star of the show always talking to the guests. Rooms facilities are functional and I took up the free rooms offer and paid 1/3 of what other resorts would cost for the same time. I will be back there in March to complete my weight loss plan."

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    • Review by Madina from Almaty, Kazakhstan

      "I had my detox in the end of February '15. That was absolutely fantastic! Ananda is peaceful and harmonic place for mediation and detox. The staff is so nice. I took 14 days fasting detox. I lost about 4 kg. the main reasons to choose Ananda among plenty of detox centers are affordable price, good location and cleanness. If you are looking for a place to hide and bring mind and body in order, Ananda is a must visit."

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    • Review by Sabina

      "I have had numerous detoxes and fastings in my life but the one in Ananda was by far the best. Excellent program and support and very good and healthy food in the restaurant. I'm looking forward to visiting next year."

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    • Review by a traveller from Goa Velha, India

      "Great place for a health detox. My first. If I ever do it again, it will be at Ananda. The program was ably and expertly supervised by Vangelis. Though there was no medical supervision, I thought that for those who have a good awareness and understanding of their body-mind , this works. The staff were well-trained, attentive and sincere. Really value the hygiene and cleanliness. Great pool. Lovely steam room. Beautiful yoga hall. Super massages. Fabulous food. I tanked up on Health and Bliss! Did not want to leave!"

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    • Review by Victoria from Canada

      "I had quitted coffee tree weeks prior and eliminated a lot of processed sugars 2 weeks prior. I was looking for this cleanse to clean out and kick-start my digestive system again (I have issues with slow digestion and other poor digestive symptoms when I eat certain foods). I was mildly worried I wasnt ready for a week long undertaking. During the cleanse I felt great! The psyllium husk shakes really did their job and only on day 1 I get a stomach rumble. I also rarely thought of food. The coconut water, broth, green apple juice were a great treat to look forward to. After the cleanse I feel clean! I am so ready to continue forward with better eating habits to do the detox and my body justice. I actually feel like I have stepped into the light after passing through a tunnel and Im ready to begin anew."

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    • Review by Brona, Ireland

      "I found the resort a nice place to relax and get in the right mindset. Pre-cleansing can be difficult so it was good to be here for that. I enjoyed the cleanse. After the cleanse I feel great. I have lots of energy. My skin looks great. My eyes are brighter. I feel lighter and I know that I lost weight. Im very motivated towards eating better and looking after myself."

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    • Review by Emilierr from Copenhagen, Denmark

      "The non ac rooms were simple but clean and the cleaner came in everyday (she was lovely by the way). The kitchen staff were friendly too and the detox staff really fun, nice and patient. Villy could have been a bit more understanding about arising questions but it was probably good that she was strict - so we didn't even consider cheating."

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    • Review by a traveller from Melbourne, Australia

      "This was my first detox and would return to Ananda to complete another one. I really felt the health differences at the time and am still feeling the positive outcome a couple of months later. The staff are wonderful and the resort is comfortable and relaxing which helps with the detoxing. I stayed in a bungalow and would recommend it, I highly recommend Ananda."

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    • Review by Diana from Antibes, France

      "I went to Ananda for my first detox this year and the experience was so positive I am already planning my next stay. The program is perfect, great massages (Yahn you are though but very very good!), yoga and the surroundings are great to relax in. There is very good wifi in all areas including your room. I chose a air con bungalow and was very happy with that. You feel very well looked after at Ananda and the staff is fantastic. Thanks to Nor for making all my drinks, thanks to Sherry for some good conversations, advice and for lending me your detox books to better understand the whole process in the body. Thanks to the Amazing kitchen even though I didn't get to try as much as I wanted. Next time!"

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    • Review by a traveller from Brisbane, Australia

      "Know that this is a health resort with basic/ adequate accommodation. No soap or shampoo provided, although there is a shop next door. Guests come for a structured program which includes twice daily colonic irrigation, and daily thai massage, sauna and yoga accompanied by fasting ( 2 juice, 1 broth, electrolytes and bulk laxatives.) There is NO on-site medical supervision or medically knowledgeable staff. There is a hospital on the island. Limited management presence - but great staff. (Most without much English). It is kept clean and sanitised - although the tiled surfaces in the colema room do have sharp corners. The pool, and poolside relaxation areas are only for the programmed guests. There is a restaurant (popular amongst the locals) and the food is delicious. It has beach frontage. Lots of shady walkways with vines and dripping flowers. It is like living under jungle cover. The main deal is colonic irrigation. Accommodation is secondary to this."

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    • Review by Jane from Buenos Aires, Argentina

      "I found the resort a nice place to relax and get in the right mindset. Pre-cleansing can be difficult so it was good to be here for that. I enjoyed the cleanse. After the cleanse I feel great. I have lots of energy. My skin looks great. My eyes are brighter. I feel lighter and I know that I lost weight. Im very motivated towards eating better and looking after myself."

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    • Review by Dacia, Australia

      "Before cleansing my diet was good but I was eating wheat which I dont react well to. My skin was not in a good state either, as I had acne and oily skin issues. My energy was always good but sometimes I was very tired by late afternoon. I did not struggle at all throughout the cleanse. I found that time went very quickly, I was never hungry and never tired. After the cleanse I feel amazing. My skin has cleared up, I dont have any acne at all! I feel so energetic and feel ready to start a gluten free lifestyle. I feel so much less bloated and my mind is so clear. Emotionally, I feel absolutely fantastic! My negative thought processes have been wiped clean and replaced with much more optimism and clarity. Thank you so much!". "

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