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11 Days Yoga and Detox Retreat in Thailand

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


Detox Yoga Retreat Thailand

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.


  • 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
  • 11 days with instruction
  • 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.


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.

  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • 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.
  • Review by Lora from Santa Fe, Mexico
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand

Ananda Resort in Thailand offers a variety of life-enhancement yoga holidays and rejuvenating affordable detox programs for body, mind, and spirit.

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