Phuket Yoga & Wellness Retreat Resort with 49 Villas, dream tropical gardens with Hammocks, Spa, Yoga Sala with Waterfall, Fitness Room and large 24 hrs. Pool.
Dr. Subash holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurveda science. Trained and practiced in India under well-known teachers, he has the ability to adapt and plan tailor-made treatments to every individual. His sessions begin with detailed counseling on dosha, medical history, and pulse diagnosis. He started his career in India 10 years ago and is now practicing in Phuket under the banner of Mangosteen Ayurveda Spa.
Also known as charming "Grace", she accidentally came across yoga and meditation in the year 2000 when she was diagnosed to be suffering from a primary stage of abdominal cancer with severe aches and loss of appetite. She was introduced to study Yoga Sutra, Hatha, Sivanandha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Raja Yoga which turned her life and the miraculous disappearance of the cancer too. Later, she pursue a Certificate of Yoga Teacher at Prince of Songkhla University, Songkhla, Thailand in 2011 and Certificate of Meditation Higher Level at Wat Sommanat Wihan, Thailand in the same year.
Niti has taught at several famous retreats and wellness centers throughout Phuket. She's volunteered to teach yoga and meditation at many social institutions such as orphanages in the area. Niti has the spirit and vision for human to live in harmony with our nature self. Her gentle soul and life experience has taught her to be a positive person. She speaks Thai, English, Mandarin and some Japanese. Yoga style is mainly Hatha Yoga. You might meet her at the Mangosteen Prana Yoga Sala for a Hatha Yoga class or her well known "Miracle of Sound", singing bowl meditation session.
Passionate meditation and yoga teacher, alternative modalities therapist and talented experienced vegetarian raw chef. Professional experience of teaching Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Breathwork and Meditations with Dynamic Movement Therapy. Worked with various healing modalities, including tradition Reiki (Master Level), Crystal Reiki, Ayurvedic Aromatherapy , Acupressure for emotional release ,Tuning Fork Sound Therapy, EFT Therapy and Body Movement Therapy. Yoga classes at Mangosteen Prana Yoga Sala, mediation and sound therapy.
from United States, November 2018
"A little heaven!"
The environment of the resort.
Daniel Wennermark Rosell
from Thailand, October 2018
"Wonderful yoga and treatment"
Excellent food, yoga and treatment.
from United States, August 2018
"Beautiful resort with full relaxation "
This is NOT a vinyasa yoga retreat. This is a resort that focuses on the total person and yoga for mind body and soul connection. It was such an impressive resort, spa, yoga Sala and overall experience for relaxation and reconnection! I will be back!
from Australia, July 2018
"Will definitely be coming back!!"
This place was amazing. Where do I start? The rooms were fantastic, staff were helpful and attentive, food (wellness package) was incredible, spa services divine- really couldn't fault the place.
from Saudi Arabia, April 2018
"Being flexible to client needs"
Selina invited me into 3 of her training sessions . Invaluable and enriching. I should follow her to learn more and do more yoga. The absolute highlight of my stay.
from Portugal, September 2017
"Excelent Team "
-Team expecional, very attention amd candy
- Exelent spas programs
-Very attention to the details
- Natural charming place
from Hong Kong, November 2018
"Relaxing and welcoming "
Beautiful private resort bungalow for relaxing holiday, offers daily shuttle to lovely local beach and connection to join a variety of tours. So, wont be bored. Sea kayak tour is highly recommended, fantastic adventure.
Yoga in the morning is gd for beginners n helps detoxing. Instuctor, Koong Jiraphorn is such a sweetie. Veggies meal frm yoga pkg is not bad for 2-3 days, healthy.
Nice Indian doctor consultant, all friendly and helpful staffs with great services, I enjoyed the stay.
from United Arab Emirates, November 2018
The staff were very accommodating and were very pleasant. I couldn't have asked for better service.
from United States, October 2018
"Highly recommend Mangosteen Resort"
It was a very peaceful and mindful resort. The yoga every day was varied and each practice was very good. The staff was great as well.
from Netherlands, October 2018
"Lovely week-long wellness break"
The yoga experience: I had expected from the description of the program that there would be a more fixed schedule of yoga activities. I liked that there were different types of yoga each day (yin, hatha) and different instructors but I didn't particular like that some of the days (the first few where some other guests had joined) were not nearly challenging, it was more about stretching. That felt like a wasted opportunity. Cleanse experience: the food was very lovely and they accounted well for food preferences. I found it strange that in the mini bar, they included a candy bar (Mars) and Oreo cookies as options. Wellness: while the doctor did recommend the treatments, I felt that they were based more on experiential data (e.g. what has worked for others with similar profiles rather than on my own specific profile) but I loved the tx! Room: my room was fantastic. I didn't like the outdoor shower / jacuzzi tub experience as you could also hear your neighbors using the same facilities. Felt very strange. Interior and exterior has some wear and tear but overall quite lovely. (Location) property: It is far away from the airport (at least 1.5 hours) and it is not quite close to the beach (although hotel arranges for a tuk tuk to bring you there are fixed times during the day and taxi fair is not too expensive). The pool was lovely and it didn't feel very crowded with guests (I was there last week in October so it was a bit quiet on the property). Staff were also friendly.
from Hong Kong, October 2018
"We will definitely come again and recommend our friends"
The hotel puts an effort to protect our environment, e.g. recycle waste water, do not provide disposable things for guest use, provide hand made soap, salt water swimming pool.... all are very well maintained. We love it, and the food was healthy and delicious, friendly staffs.
from Hong Kong, September 2018
"The rooms r very good . But food is not that great . People "
Rooms were very good . Liked the decor n the pool is beautiful
from United Arab Emirates, July 2018
The food, the spa and the accommodation was amazing.
from Australia, June 2018
"Yoga average "
Spa treatments excellent
from United States, June 2018
"Beautiful place, terrible food and not very helpful staff."
The resort is beautiful, it has some views looking over the ocean, it has a beautiful pool and it has great landscaping. The pool is kept very clean and has a very fun swim up bar. The rooms are great with a very large bed (not super comfy but nice) and a very nice bathroom.
from Singapore, March 2018
"There could be better resort out there in Phuket "
The views and spa treatments
from Great Britain, January 2018
"A truely sensational experience "
- The high quality spa treatments
- The amazing yoga classes
- We loved Grace (vinyasa yoga teacher). She was so happy!
- The incredibly nourishing food
- Huge and comfortable beds
- Lovely, free shuttle to the beach
- The kind staff -
It was my first wellbeing retreat and I chose the mangosteen based on the nice balance of yoga, massage and nurturing food.
My mum came with me and we were just blown away. The yoga teachers were fabulous and their classes had so much Soul. Every night, we went to bed looking forward to the yoga class in the morning! The Prana Sala is a beautiful place to practice.
After our morning yoga class (which was perfect for both beginner and well seasoned practitioners), we would go for breakfast which was so delicious! Fresh and healthy, we loved the resorts green tea and roselle juice!
The staff in the restaurant and by the pool are just amazing! They’re glowing smiles are infectious anne we so enjoyed seeing them every day!
An added bonus is that there is a free shuttle to the beach throughout the day. We would go straight after breakfast for a few hours. The beach is lovely and you can pay 100 baht for a sun lounger with umbrella which is great.
The food was sensational and the spa treatments were of incredibly high quality (better than in the UK).
For the price we paid, it exceeded our expectations. We don’t have a bad word to say! Amazing place!
from Indonesia, January 2018
"Yoga at Mangosteen Resort & Spa"
The accomodation, the facilities (pool, restaurant), the food, and the exellent massages!
from Norway, January 2018
"We loved our stay"
The treatments and the yoga was really good
The atmosphere was great and the food.
And always smiley staff.
And nice Big rooms, Got one with a nice seaview
from Singapore, January 2018
"DEFINITELY NOT A YOGA RETREAT"
from India, January 2018
"Don't suggest anybody to go and waste money"
Building is good and pool amazing
from China, January 2018
"Relaxing but not yoga retreat I expected"
The spa treatment was nice. Great location-quiet, but very close to the fresh market.
from Australia, January 2018
"Ayurvedic Spa Experience "
The massages and yoga in the mornings were perfect. The location and accommodation were amazing, very picturesque, green, close to nature and pleasant people all around.
from Australia, December 2017
The experience was very relaxing and helped me find clarity. The education provided around types of meditation and the yoga practice was insightful.
from United States, December 2017
The place was a wonderland - it was beautiful and the staff was very friendly.
from Thailand, December 2017
"Paradise is not that far as you think."
Resort is beautiful, service is outstanding, personal approach to every guest. We loved every single day of our stay (one week)! Would love to come back and recommending to others as well.
from Australia, December 2017
"This place was amazing"
The spa treatments were well worth it
from Thailand, December 2017
I loved everything about this place. I almost didn't book it because it was out of my price range but I am so glad I did. The yoga in the morning was great and the massages were awesome. Also, I can't say enough about the meals. They were absolutely delicious. I had no idea what my lunch and dinner would be since the chef prepared fresh vegan meals that day. Very healthy and extremely tasty. I highly recommend coming here and I am trying to see when I can come back!!
from Singapore, November 2017
from United Arab Emirates, October 2017
Accommodation staff and the food was amazing !
from United Arab Emirates, October 2017
Food was great for a vegetarian. Quality of massage was amazing. Cleaning was spotless and room huge and beautiful.
from Great Britain, October 2017
Beautiful grounds and pool area, spa treatments were a dream
from Singapore, October 2017
"Great resort, NOT a yoga retreat"
I liked the installations of the hotel, the quietness and the friendliness of the hotel staff. Comfortable rooms and great pool area. The pool bar and min bar could benefit from healthy options (smoothies, snacks…) and I suggest the breakfast also includes vegan/vegetarian options, and that a weekly meal menu is available so that guests can chose beforehand what they want. In general it felt like a tropical resort trying to rebrand itself to attract a new kind of health-conscious clientele, without backing up its proposal with the necessary resources.
from Jamaica, April 2017
from Canada, November 2018
Les massages et le nettoyage étaient très bien faits.La nourriture, la chambre était très propre. Le yoga était bien dirigé.
La seule chose que j’ai à dire de négatif c’est que je n’ai toujours pas reçu les recettes des trois breuvages qu’on m’a donné pour mon bien-être. Le docteur avait dit qu’il me les donnerait mais je n’ai toujours rien reçu.
from Switzerland, November 2018
Really nice people very kind
The food was amazing
The massage and treatement was amazing
The yoga class was great just maybe more courses will be better.
Thank you very much for everything
from Germany, January 2018
"Great Pool, food too bad for the price"
Great pool, good rooms, good yoga class
Marisa Porrua Ocejo
from Mexico, December 2017
El lugar es hermoso y la atención muy buena.
January trip with a scoopon deal . Was a little apprehensive before this stay at Mangosteen resort as TripAdvisor reviews are very mixed but we were pleasantly surprised . The property is high on a hill in Rawai looking over the ocean from a distance . Yes the road leading to the resort is not great and care must be taken especially at night if heading out to restaurants so take a torch . There are some great little restaurants if you walk out and turn right from the resort .kook restaurant and Annys are our favourites . The resort restaurant was great for breakfast and the two buffets we had there during our stay . The villas are a bit dated but comfortable and quiet and relaxing on the verandahs looking over the ocean on your own private hammock . The pool is lovely and being adult only resort is very relaxing and sun beds are always available . Great happy hour ! Also Lee was very friendly and did not put any pressure on us to sign up for their holiday vacation program . We had a wonderful relaxing holiday !
My wife and I were planning our next trip to Thailand and decided for The Mangosteen. It offered a quite unique program including an Ayurveda spa experience, which seemed a good choice for our yearly reset of body and mind.
Only after booking we decided to read a few more reviews, which made us think whether or not we made a good choice. Rantings about the jacuzzi included in the room, being actually outside the room, in a secluded, but open space.
In my opinion there's nothing strange about having to lock that area, but some people seem to have a problem with that. People also complained about the minibar to be too expensive, mold in showers, mosquitoes in the room, being
stalked by salesmen wanting you to buy into time-sharing apartments and so on.
However, our stay at the mangosteen turned out to be a very nice experience. We noted that the mentioned problems about mold, mosquitoes and the expensive minibar have been addressed by Mangosteen management.
We were approached by management by the way, and had a very pleasant conversation about the history and challenges managing the place. At least it made us aware of the challenges one comes across making sure Mangosteen customers are having the best time they could wish for. Well, we did!
At arrival we were welcomed by two smiling Thai ladies, and were privileged to make acquaintance with the Indian Ayurvedic doctor which was going to support our detox and yoga activities. He has a very thoughtful somewhat shy personality.
We talked about any minor health problems we could focus on and were treated individually for these. Nothing serious, but good to have different approaches to take away any bodily inconveniences. The food arrangement was adapted to
be vegan, specifically for the Ayurveda experience (as were the spa treatments). By choice people can have other food, like seafood, veal, pork, etc. in short, there is a taste for anyone.
The spa treatments are simply wonderful. We've seen many enthusiastic reactions other than ours alone. The treatments are a surge of Thai and Indian ways, to create an Ayurvedic approach.
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One thing I do want to mention is, the WiFi definitely needs an upgrade, or at least some tweaking. You do get some more bandwidth when streaming video, like Netflix, but other stuff seems to be throttled to an uncomfortable minimum. I figure some sort of QoS is in place. Heighten the throttle a bit, and one could actually get some work done if necessary. I'm sure management will read this review as they did the others, and take care of it. I rather have a finite, but stable connection, then an infinite one which is throttled as it is now.
We decided to write this review, because we think the reviews written up to today are outdated, and not fair to represent the current service level at The Mangosteen. It deserves a higher appraisal.
Further more, if one is aware of the fact one might be approached by certain salesmen, they are easily avoided, or sent into the woods ;-)