Banburee Resort and Spa

Banburee Resort and Spa in Koh Samui offers relaxing yoga retreats far away from a stressful lifestyle, in a truly peaceful environment by the beach.

Yoga Retreats 8

Instructors 1

Edit Pfendesack

Edit is Banburee Resort and Spa's wellness specialist, certified yoga and meditation instructor, and nutritionist. With a background as a creative economist, she discovered her passion for yoga and found her spiritual path in 2010. Her experience includes many years of teaching different kinds of yoga (Kundalini, Yin, Dynamic, Restorative), meditation, Pilates, fitness, detox and weight-loss techniques. She aims to help people achieve goals, strengthen the body and mind and find the way to a healthy and happy life. She speaks English, Hungarian, and German.

Reviews 28

Anonymous

from India, September 2017

The food.

Cheryl Macnee

from Australia, June 2018

"Reset at Banburee"

Everything

Lisa Scott

from United Arab Emirates, June 2018

The yoga, facility’s, massages,food and staff were great

Magdalena Rownicka

from Ireland, May 2018

"Enjoyed every minute!"

I had a wonderful time! The place is amazing and so peaceful, perfect for yoga retreat. The staff was extremely friendly and always eager to help. There was a good selection at breakfast and and the healthy menu meals were also very tasty. The room was clean and very spacious. Getting a daily massage at the spa was a real treat. I also truly enjoyed the morning yoga sessions and meditation with Edit.

Patricia Karlsson

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Relaxing, peaceful retreat with excellent yoga & meditation!"

I absolutely adored this yoga retreat experience. It was beyond my expectations. The facilities and rooms were nice, kept clean everyday with good services. All the members of the staff were incredibly friendly, respectful, humble and kind. It spread joy and peace everywhere. The Banburee Spa was incredible with daily massages with very good masseurs. They helped me with my back and did an excellent job. Strongly recommended.

The yoga instructor Edit Fendi was excellent with morning yoga following meditation as well. As I have undergone a scolios surgery years ago, Edit was both helpful and patience during the yoga classes and likewise gave alternative modifications. It felt amazing for my back and whole body and mind. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.

The meals were prepared very well and the whole kitchen and restaurant staff were so kind and attentive. Recommend!

Christina Bleeker

from Vietnam, April 2018

"Fabulous Instructor"

Edit was incredibly patient and helpful, she really cares!

Ashleigh Aitken

from Bahrain, March 2018

"14 day program "

The room was absolutely stunning, had a great view and I enjoyed using the stairs daily as it added exercise to my days.

The staff were all absolutely wonderful, very attentive and sorted out a couple of my requests with ease, including some activities I wanted to do in my spare time e.g. a half day snorkeling trip.

As I came to this program directly after completing a detox retreat I found the menu to be diverse and it was great that in the beginning I had options for a few soups and salads to ease back into solid foods. The fish dishes are amazing!!

The yoga Shala is stunning and has a wonderful Breeze. The classes are great and are different everyday and as I’m advanced in yoga I was given variations that challenged me. There were many beginners as well and they did well.

The guided meditations were very relaxing and more in depth than a simple savasana relaxation which was most welcome.

The exercise class afterwards was hard but in a good way you really feel your body getting stronger and more toned after a few days. Having the daily massages was such a treat I tired all of them which I highly recommend so your body fully benefits from variety.

Overall if you are looking for a program that is healthy but that also allows you free time to sit by the pool or explore the island this is a great option.

Lene Maria Andreassen

from Norway, February 2018

I really liked doing yoga in open air nest the beach. And my teacher was really patient with me, and encouraged me trough my challenges. She was taking good care of me.

Cathy Bradner

from Thailand, February 2018

"Yoga @ 62"

The morning meditation overlooking the sea followed by an hour of yoga was magical. A more beautiful setting to practice would be hard to find. The daily workout taught me a lot about my strength and weaknesses. The daily massage was amazing, I tried and loved them all. I enjoyed all of the meals again an amazing setting to enjoy a meal. Truly a spiritual experience, I highly recommend this retreat.

Braydon Ritchie

from Canada, November 2017

"Lovely Stay, Amazing Hospitality"

We were welcomed with big smiles and a lot of help from the staff. The staff always made sure we were happy with our food, drinks, and Edit was a really good motivator for the yoga and exercise in the morning. The resort itself is beautiful right on the ocean with a gorgeous pool overlooking it. We were all extremely happy with our stay and would return in a heartbeat!

Thank you Banburee Resort and Spa

Kanchana Perera

from Australia, October 2017

"Amazing time to relax and renew "

I loved how relaxing and private and secluded the place was. Everyone was warm and friendly and Edit was an amazing yoga teacher and personal trainer that really brought up my fitness. I went away feeling amazing and the healthy yummy food as an inspiration. The massages were some of the best I have ever had. This is a great place to relax, get away from the rat race , take a breather, eat some yummy but healthy food all the while getting some yoga and exercise in.

Anonymous

from Thailand, October 2017

"Great weekend getaway at a fantastic price"

High quality spa treatments, food and exercise classes. The resort is quite old but it is very well maintained and all of the staff were very attentive. I highly recommend this retreat if you are looking for a quite place to unwind.

Anonymous

from United Arab Emirates, October 2017

I liked when you arrived the instructor was there to meet you and go over the schedule for the week along with the food menu choices and reviewing what's included in your package. The restaurant was aware of what was included in your package and the spa so there was no mix ups. The spa was amazing. Staff were friendly and made your stay pleasant.

Adriana Mejia Velez

from Thailand, September 2017

The hotel was lovely, i really enjoy my stay there, the stuff were so kind and helpful And made me feel very welcomed. This is located in a remote area so there are not many shops or many things nearby, for me was ok As I was exausted from travelling and just wanted to disconect,

Tatiana Shauro

from Russia, September 2017

"Great for getting away from the city rush"

Everything was very well organised, very calm and comfortable place, with luxurious food and accommodation. Far away from everything so you are fully at peace. Edit is a super nice instructor. Thank you for everything!

But those seeking for spiritual yoga - it's more physical here, which is good, but I would like to share this with others.

Program was very flexible, which is nice.

Staff is super welcoming and nice. Special thanks to Gem =)

Yumiko Kawakami

from Japan, June 2017

"Relaxed holiday"

Everything was better than I expected. One on one health counseling, yoga ( it was challenging and the instructor pulled up my level), food ( all veggie due to my counseling result) and the wellness manager very good took care of me. Because of the low season, I felt like I had a personal trainer. Definitely,I will go there again.

Kathrin Jud

from Switzerland, June 2018

"13 Tage Yogaretreat"

Edit:

- Edit unterstützt und berät alle Teilnehmenden. Sie ist sehr wohlwollend und passt ihr Programm dem Empfinden der Teilnehmenden an. Besonders gefallen hat mir das Workout, welches sie nach der Yogastunde und halbstündigen Meditation durchgeführt hat. Es war sehr anstrengend aber äusserst effektiv. Ich kam mir vor, wie in einem Bootcamp. Das Yoga würde ich eher als Pilates bezeichnen. Es ist sehr auf das Beweglichkeitstraining ausgerichtet und ebenfalls sehr effektiv. Wer hier nach einem "spirituellen" Yoga/Meditation sucht, ist bei Edit eher am falschen Ort. Mir hat es jedoch sehr gut gefallen. Bei der Meditation wurde vor allem die Vorstellungskraft geschult - auch dies fand ich sehr gut.

Essen:

Das Essen ist sehr gesund und schmeckt extrem lecker. Es wird stets alles frisch zubereitet.

Massage:

Perfekt! Es war toll täglich aus einem so breiten Angebot aus verschiedenen Massagetechniken etwas auszuwählen.

Personal:

Alle sind stets sehr bemüht und freundlich. Das Ambiente im Hotel ist überaus angenehm.

Beat Kowaleff

from Switzerland, May 2018

"Intenives Timeout"

Die Kombination Yoga, Meditation, Fitness, Massage, Ernährung, Erholung.

Sehr freundliches und kompetentes Personal, tolle Infrastuktur.

Katty Gareau

from Canada, April 2018

"Amazing Experience"

The morning activities (yoga, meditation and workout), the meals and the daily massage

Knuth Schulze

from Thailand, April 2018

"Yoga und Fitness"

Das Yoga mit geführter Meditation und das anschließende Training verschiedener Muskelgruppen war von Edith hervorragend vorbereitet und durchgeführt. Oder anders ausgedrückt Ediths Kompositionen und deren Dirigat sprühen vor Einfallsreichtum und besitzen eine motivierende innere Logik und Schönheit, die die Praxis zu einem kleinen vertvollen Kunstwerk werden lassen. Die Stunden sind von höchster Qualität und gleichermaßen menschlicher Zuwendung geprägt. Eine erfrischende Portion Humor ist immer mit dabei. Ein echter Gewinn für mich. Namasté!

Das Essen ist besser als sehr gut.

Die Angestellten sind sehr freundlich und gut drauf. Man spürt, dass hier ein Team an einem Strang zieht.

An der Rezeption wurden für alle Belange eine gute Lösung gefunden.

Das Massage Zentrum bekommt von mir 5 Sterne.

Anonymous

from Germany, December 2017

"Schöner Yoga -Urlaub!"

Schönes Resort, ruhig gelegen, tolles Essen in Kombination mit Meditation und Yoga. Schönes Spa mit tollen Massagen.

Nicole Denker

from Thailand, December 2017

"Jederzeit gerne wieder :)"

Vieles hat mit richtig gut bei euch gefallen: Edit, die sich um die Yoga Gäste kümmert und das Yoga anbietet. Erst wurde zusammen meditiert, dann folgte 1 Std. Yogaunterricht. Wer noch mehr Bewegung wollte, konnte im Anschluss daran an Edits Fitnessprogramm mitmachen.

Die super tollen Massagen, die meinem Körper richtige Erholung gebracht haben. Wie schön, dass gerade der TCM Arzt da war, so dass ich noch die Akkupuktur buchen konnte. Die Dunkelfeld Untersuchung, die im Preis inklusive war, war sehr aufschlussreich und bestätigte meine Ernährungsweise.

Im Restaurant gab es 3x täglich eine Mahlzeit.Frische Früchte zum Frühstück und richtig tolle Salate, die ich mir zu Beginn schon alle aussuchen musste.

3x täglich fährt ein kostenloser Shuttleservice nach Lamai. Das habe ich immer Nachmittags gebucht. Von Lamai aus habe ich mir einen Roller Taxi engagiert, der mich zu Wasserfall oder zum Einkaufen gefahren hat. Sehr empfehlenswert.

Das Personal ist sehr aufmerksam und kümmerte sich toll um mich. Mein IPhone ist zwischendurch kaputt gewesen. Der Manager an der Rezeption hat mir sehr geholfen, dass ich es reparieren konnte. Als es ein zweites mal nicht ging, hat die Praktikantin mir am Abend vor der Abreise mein IPhone wieder aktiviert. Danke noch mal für diese tolle und schnelle Hilfe.

Ganz witzig fand ich den Pfötner. Jedesmal beim Überqueren der nicht viel befahrenen Strasse hat er mich über die Strasse begleitet. Er macht seinen Job toll und ich musste jedesmal schmunzeln

Susanna Meyer

from Germany, September 2017

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Super spa - Bereich mit sehr guter Massage. Große Vielfalt an unterschiedlichen Massage-Arten.

Morgendliche yoga uns workout-Sessions waren sehr gut. Extrem freundlicher Service . Die Lage des Hotels ist im weniger touristischen Süden der Insel, Shuttle, Taxi oder günstige Mopeds bringen die Gäste aber easy überall hin. Ich würde sofort wieder hin fahren.

Testimonials 5

a traveler Queenstown

TripAdvisor website

I stayed at Banburee only for one night. it is a lovely place to relax and to have some R&R. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the staff we're so friendly and welcoming. The spa treatments were amazing.

Raiko S. Estonia

TripAdvisor website

Lovely hideout away from everything. The buffet breakfast was great, so was the pool and the beach. Clean rooms and helpful staff. You can rent a moped to go to the nearest shop (~2km) or nearest town (~10km).

a traveler United Kingdom

TripAdvisor website

The Banburee Resort is located in a idyllic area of koh samui, there is a perfect private beach with amazing views. Could not fault the food. The staff were very nice and are more than helpful. The only thing that was a slight issue was the internet connection but i think this may be the case for most areas of the island, and I suppose you go away to disconnect from the strains of life back home so possibly could be an advantage!! I will definitly return to this resort in the future, big thumbs up!

a traveler

TripAdvisor website

The resort itself is beautiful with a gorgeous pool and an amazing view of the sea. Staff was some of the best we've ever come across; going above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Although the resort is a little far from the main town, they created a daily itinerary for us for all of the activities that were available on the island, which included pick up and drop off to the resort. You cannot swim in the sea there, however they have a free shuttle to their sister resort which has a nice beach to swim in. Overall we had a fabulous time and would highly recommend it!

Elodie C. Belgium

TripAdvisor website

Hotel is great, very green and nice pool. Don t count on the beach at the hotel. Shuttles organized to the main beach but only 3 a day. Very calm and relaxing but nothing around and a taxi to the nearest restaurant will cost you 400 bath one way. So you are better off at the hotel restaurant, which is delicious anyway. We tried the pizza (amazing!), the pad thai (decent but spicy) and the bruschetta (very fresh ingredients).

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