richstokoe United Kingdom
My partner wanted to have the experience of healthy eating and healthy living. I was wholeheartedly sceptical about the whole thing, especially as the price isn't to be sniffed at of staying there. That, and the fact that the main selling points seemed to be eating weeds, drinking grotesque sounding smoothies and being dunked in an ice bath for enough time to contract hypothermia, meant I wasn't really feeling the love for going. I don't often say this, but I was wrong. Badly wrong.
Phuket Cleanse is something I have never experienced. A down to earth naturally bubbly and enthusiastic staff through to raw vegan food that even the best meat dishes would struggle to beat for flavour, workouts that push to to the brink of exhaustion if you want it to, scientific body analysis, meditation and breathing techniques that work and relaxing pursuits from stand up paddle boarding to gentle cycle rides all contributed to an incredible and life changing experience. All that in just six days.
I didn't feel pampered. I felt like I got out what I put in. I felt loved and that I could achieve things, like doing aerial yoga or kick boxing, which I would never dream of doing whilst back at home.
Perhaps my only criticism would be some of the other guests which, whilst would be a trivial matter in other venues, can make or break a trip to here. Some were lazy, some were greedy and some were spoilt. Certain activities were hogged by rude individuals which stopped others from trying them. Some took the best food or drinks. And some moaned.
But that was a tiny grips since there is so much fun and love to be had elsewhere in the Phuket Cleanse world that it didn't matter that these people were there to us.
Would I recommend this place? - my goodness yes. Is it worth it? - absolutely yes.
We hoped to take one thing each away from the experience, in the end we took about 20 things. It will be tough to implement but already the caffeine has gone as has dairy. Bikram yoga is coming next week and juice fasting too. This come from a man who smoked 20 a day and did no exercise 5 years ago!!!
“Best rejuvenation holiday I've ever experienced”
I spent 2 weeks at PC and honestly, best thing I've done in ages. The standard diet here is raw vegan keto, but you can stray off slightly by requesting fish and/or steamed vegies if you like. The daily exercise schedule is mind boggling and caters to all ages and abilities, and all the peaks and troughs of your own PC experience. PC seems to be a meeting point for practitioners from around the world, so you'll have a different experience each time you come. From world class sportspeople, sports scientists and nutritionists - through to spiritual healers, pilates, meditation and yoga - honestly you will be hard pressed to do everything in one visit. Accommodation is great, but if you've only ever stayed at 5 star resorts with air-conditioned gyms, prepare to be moved slightly outside your comfort zone. You will work harder than ever before but you will get results you've never achieved before. I will make this an annual stay.
We would have never have imagined we'd have been sad to leave a place where we were fed only raw vegan food, where coffee, alcohol, sugar and carbs were prohibited, where we got flogged senseless 3-4 times a day, be it Hiit, Strength training, Bikram Yoga, TRX, horrific hill runs, Thai Massages that made us scream in agony, ice baths etc.
On the other hand it was all balanced with cycling, snorkelling, Stand Up Paddleboarding, guided meditations, Reiki sessions, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Visyana Flow Yoga, saunas, pool time, beach time, market shopping, a boat trip to Coral Island, 4 x cooking classes, 6 x educational/inspirational talks, breathing classes etc.
The staff were brilliant, supportive, caring, attentive and passionate.
The food was outstanding and Mukesh is a genius in the kitchen.
The talks we attended were all deeply informative and delivered by experts happy to freely share their wisdom.
For anyone looking for the perfect place to re-create, rejuvenate and nurture yourself, we cannot recommend Phuket Cleanse more highly.
Stellayyl Hong Kong
“Best investment I've ever made for myself”
Phuket Cleanse lead by example, through the diverse activities available from SUP boarding, Muay Thai, Yoga, HIIT to snorkeling (just to name a few personal favorites) - you are bound to find one that suits your need. PC has a good balance of trainers and practitioners who are all experts in their fields – the more experienced ones will give you the confidence and safety net to break out of your comfort zones to try something new, while the younger staff are engaging, fun, motivating and pushes your limits! Training aside, you also have a fair amount of recovery sessions from ice bath, steam, meditation, physiotherapy and massages to ensure you get the optimal results from all your hard training!
Mind you, this is not a five star resort, so do manage your expectations. Having said that, they hold the same principles in everything they do – it’s not about perfection, but the consistency in always going the extra mile, and they do it with such heart – that’s why they are the silver bullet in their field. With that, they attract like-minded people from all around the world, and you ended up making lifelong friendships.
Yes, the food is raw vegan and as a carnivore, I have absolutely no complains on that front, so take advantage of their cooking classes so you can replicate at home. They also have talks on nutrients and overall well-being which gives you a fresh perspective and approach to what you consume and how you want to live your life.
PC builds a wonderful platform to help you reset your life and to kickstart your transformation. Everyone leaves PC with happy tears and the biggest smile…not only have our goals been met, but we walked away with so much more…healthy, confident, happy and love.
I dare say I found myself at Phuket Cleanse. This has now become a home away from home, I’ll definitely be back.
Sharmayne United Kingdom
I recently stayed at Phuket Cleanse to kick start my new year, healthy eating regime and try some new types of exercise. I was looking forward to trying clean eating and the complimentary massages. I didnt expect to find all that and so much more. The facilities are fabulous, the rooms are spacious and clean. The food was not only clean healthy and delicious, but then there were cooking classes to help you bring it home (I am a chai pudding and quinoa convert since being home) and the talks to help you better understand nutrition.
Being at Phuket Cleanse is like being part of an incredible family. Stanton and Mel have created a hub of activity and relaxation with such positivity all in one go. I thoroughly enjoyed trying paddle boarding with Tina and Ben, TRX and HIIT with Eli and Jason, completely fell in love with Bikram Yoga with Simon and had so much fun with aerial yoga I've now got social media profile pictures for years to come. The best part about my trip was seeing the sunrise in so many different contexts (and I am not a morning person), I almost forgot it was early. There was Yoga on the beach, running around the lake and a hike up to Big Buddha. I need to go back and do the hike from Kata Beach timing did not permit. My whole time at Phuket Cleanse was supported physically and emotionally, with plenty of activity but also plenty of rest and recovery. Amber was a complete star for me, she helped settle me in but also provided assistance and answers whenever I needed them - completely enjoyed my personalised yoga session too. I've made some life long friends from across the globe and I miss it already. I cant wait to go back as I have yet to try so much even though I packed it in! I cannot recommend this oasis in Rawai enough. You will get out way more than you expect, I promise.
What can be said that has yet been expressed in the thread below? The caption speaks for itself. The overwhelming ratings are unmatched…for good reason! This was my first foray into a Detox and Wellness Resort. My firsthand experience was life altering in many respects.
The entire Phuket Cleanse team (top down) where incredibly friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and highly skilled at their particular tasks. Nutritionist (Craig), Wellness (Lou, Tina, Freddie), fitness instructors (Phil, Eli, Mo), guest relations (Niche and O), the highly regarded kitchen prep specialists (Jason and Co), and my sparring partner (Anthony)…all exceptional individuals who make each and every guest feel special and unique in their own right. It’s not surprising that this all stems from the top brass, Stanton (the beloved owner) who has this innate ability of being on a first-name basis with anyone who walks thru the front door. Uncanny! How do you do it Stanton?
As for the Wellness and Detox experience, it was fulfilling in every way. The accommodations were as expected. Five star. The premium room I had booked was centrally located. All amenities in place, very clean, bright, comfortable with laundry services all-in.
The diet? It was surprisingly appetizing for RAW food. The buffet style set-up had plenty to go around. Day to day, the F & B offering had varying cultural themes making each meal a unique culinary experience. I rarely felt hungry. I commend the kitchen staff for a job well done!
Concerned about not having enough to do over the course of your stay? Not at Phuket Cleanse. Each and every day is jammed with well planned activities to suit all physical abilities. Each day starts with the sunrise SUP session at 6:00am. There are no less than 20 activities scheduled on any given day. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions involving Kettlebell, Muay Thai Boxing, HiiT and all daily excursions involving walks, hikes or runs. With excellent instructors and coaches encouraging your participation, it made exercising highly enjoyable, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment.
One very rewarding aspect of my short visit was meeting fellow guests who represented all walks of life. Fascinating. All with a common goal or purpose…transforming one’s self to better living through means of improved health choices, fitness and meditation. Exhilarating!
Prior to visiting Phuket Cleanse, I had set myself two goals: 1) Detox whilst eating a RAW vegetarian diet and get myself healthy from the inside out; 2) Lose weight by getting myself involved in as many activities as my body would physically allow. In the end, with 6 days of activities behind me, I lost 10lbs. It was very encouraging to attain such results in a short span of time. My adventure was transformational. The memories will linger on for years. I am utterly grateful to Phuket Cleanse. With a new sense of purpose, the journey continues…~ DRB Canada
Paul D Victoria, Australia
I am not one to write reviews , but I feel that I must on this occasion as it was the best experience I have ever had traveling . The staff were second to none , the rooms were excellent but most of all the support was amazing. I left with a wealth of knowledge on nutrition and health and understood my needs more than I have ever done! I also left with a bank of new friends who were there for the same reasons as I was.
You are never pushed to train , but the availability of exercises is fantastic!! Well done to Mel and her fantastic team for putting together a program that really works !!!
Stephanie F Victoria, Australia
From the moment I arrived at Phuket Cleanse I was greeted with such a warm welcoming I felt like I was home. I arrived late and had a dinner plate saved for me with a lovely fresh juice. My room was very spacious with beautiful outlook and private out door seating area. The staff are all so amazing and go above and beyond to make you feel part of the team. The facilities are well equipped, clean and always well presented. Stanton the owner was always so positive and energetic and made sure everyone got the best out of each day. Niche the concierge was just so gorgeous and always greeting us with a smile and would go out of her way to help you with anything you needed. Stas I just loved your yoga classes and my new favourite is aerial yoga, so much fun. Tom would push you in the Bikram hot yoga class and he always provided a great workout. Hitt22 with Phil & Jason were a great way to sweat it out in 20 minutes. Muay Thai with Moo was energetic and great for me to try a different type of exercise. Eli is amazing with a wealth of knowledge and providing individual eating and exercise programs. Lou, Meika, Tina & Freddy were all so lovely and supportive. Head chef Mukesh and the kitchen staff produced vibrant and delicious meals, everything was so tasty and I loved all the variety. The spa therapist were all fantastic but a special thank you to Sun who gave the most amazing massages. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Phuket Cleanse and I can't wait to come back. Thank you Stanton, Mel and your team for running an amazing program in such a tranquil place.
When it comes to the vacation I keep telling myself "this year I am doing something different" BUT end up booking Phuket Cleanse! :) It is definitely not a conventional holiday but oh so beneficial for the physical and mental health. I do have a very stressful job and a coffee-overloaded lifestyle and each time boarding the flight back home I feel completely reborn and totally rejuvenated.
The place is run by an amazing couple Melanie and Stanton (and their super adorable cat JJ lol ) who are oh so passionate about their retreat. Returning 3 years later I was pleasantly amazed by the amount of new additions, improvements and variety in everything starting from the daily schedule, workouts, coaches, mentors, diet, accommodation - name it. The only thing remains unchanged - you instantly feel like at home!
Will try not to miss any names but huge special thank you to magnificent Raw Chefs Mukesh and Anna, yoga princess Maike, cheerful Freddie, fitness super women Miranda and Eli as well as supermen Phil, Vlad, Tyron, Simon and Mr. "Tiger Pants" :)))), Muay Thai instructors Moo and Fhad, super helpful and beautiful Thai reception and guest service staff, Sun for her outstanding massages and all the cool guests sharing this experience with me.
To sum it up if you are looking to recharge, enjoy yourself and to shed a few kg as a bonus – look no further. Cannot wait to be back xxx
Amazing healthy retreat with incredible raw food and fitness!!!! ....and SO much more!!! I lovvvvvved my stay here so much that I may go back and I never go places twice. This retreat center is top notch in terms of the knowledge of the trainers, nutritionists, healers, and also I got the results I was looking for. The raw food is incredible and I came here thinking I knew a lot about healthy living and I learned so much from this team. They have every workout imaginable from aerial and bikram yoga to HIIT training, hikes, Muay Thai and strength. Go at your own pace with as many or as little classes as you want. They have talks and cooking classes and meditation and they'll even take and review your blood and your hormones! The food was delicious and man do they know their juices! Fresh healthy wheatgrass and spirulina for breakfast along with protein pancakes and chia seed pudding. Everything gluten, dairy and grain-free. You can detox too if that's what you're looking for. Good wifi. The rooms were just ok, but everything else totally makes up for it. Amazing food, fun staff, great guests, one of my all-time faves. Can't wait to go back, was perfect in my opinion!!!
MissDramaLee United Kingdom
I have gushed about my experience in Phuket Cleanse to friends and family, so now it is time to share it with the good people on Trip Advisor.
I went to Phuket Cleanse 6 weeks ago and I am still feeling the benefits. I've been to other fitness and well being places before and you feel great in the moment but once you return to work and reality of life, it is easy for old habits to return. Not this time!
The reason that I have been talking to so many people about it, is that PC is for anyone. The joy of the place is not only the amazing raw rood, the energy of the wonderful and inspiring people you meet and the incredible hospitality ... it is that it empowers you. That is what I've taken away. Anyone can go there, have their own experience, make their own choices and come away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
During my trip, I met many people who were returning guests, always a good sign. One friend that I made came to the end of her booked stay, I went to say goodbye only to find that she was in the middle of a facial by the pool having decided that she needed a few more days of this positive experience. If I hadn't had to return to a new school term, I'd have been sorely tempted to join her!
I met people of all ages - one amazing Ozzie lady was 75 years old. She hiked, did Muai Thai and Bikram yoga with the rest of us and taught me to set my own pace and stick to it. She made me realise that health and fitness is not a short term goal but about long term gain. I want to be 75 and hiking up hills ... bring it on! The people you meet will bring as much to your experience as the lovely staff.
There are nutritional talks, circle time by the pool, hikes, gym classes, a host of different yoga options (hang upside down or sweat it out in a Bikram session ...it's all up for grabs)... not to mention the ice bath! Who would have thought you'd relish the thought of dipping your body into freezing water? Not me! However, it's been one of the things I've missed most!
The main word to sum up a stay in Phuket Cleanse is CHOICE! Do you want quiet time to meditate or read by the pool? Go for it. Do you want to hike up hills and breathe in the stunning views? You can. Are you recovering from an injury or want to return to fitness? This is the place for you.
As for my experience, since returning home I have started my own meditation routine (something I've wanted to do for years but never got round to), eaten better and taken Bikram yoga classes. It doesn't feel like a fad ... it feels like a gift.
I am so looking forward to returning and fully recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Go, enjoy, have a ginger shot for me!
What can I say about Phuket Cleanse that hasn't been said before? I echo the sentiment of the glowing reviews below and can only say that my visit exceeded all expectation. I've returned home with a permanent smile on my face after pushing myself - both physically and mentally - more than I thought possible. The confidence and skills gained are ones I will carry with me into every aspect of my life. It's not just a place to 'get fit'; it's a unique family where you are encouraged and supported daily to achieve your goals and to look after yourself in the best way possible. I absolutely loved it and can't recommend highly enough. Looking forward to the next visit!
a traveler India
They're angels- all of them. As a father It's really tough for me to write in any detail - but I will share that my child was going through a though time - both physically and emotionally and we were staring at some serious options. In a moment of inspiration I came across Phuket Cleanse as a possible way to help my child heal. And I couldn't have made a better choice . The support and care they extended to us went beyond anything I had hoped for. The sensitivity with which they handled each situation was touching. I have read some of the reviews about how amazing they are and I want to say this - yes, the food is good, yes the trainers are all top notch, yes the mood is really positive but one thing most have missed is this- they care! They really genuinely care about every person who walks through that door. Angels!
a traveler United States
Phuket Cleanse came recommended from a friend who said that it was one in a million and he was right. From the minute I booked, I knew it was going to be great. The main premise is to focus on your goals for the holiday and this starts way before you arrive. This can be cleansing (physically and mentally) and/or bootcamp/exercise/yoga. My aim was to recharge without the temptations of coffee or alcohol and this was perfect for me. I adapted my plan during the first few days of my stay and incorporated lots of bikram yoga / jogging and "me" time. The food was amazing (even for a carnivore like me) and I just went with the flow with lots of talks / lectures to supplement the ideology of the place. However, the most beautiful thing about Phuket Cleanse for me is the staff. Many of who have previously been guests and their love of the place is obvious. When you arrive you feel you are meeting up with a group of long lost friends with whom you can spend as much or as little time with as you need. There is no pressure and they are happy to help/chat. Thank you once again for an amazing trip and I look forward to returning soon. John PB (Team Tom!)
Looking for a holiday this year was difficult as we didn't want another eat too much, drink too much, sit in a resort by a pool holiday but found ourselves feeling too old to back pack and too young for saga. I looked at adventure holidays but being accident prone I feared I'd end up on one of those channel 5 shows 'when holidays go bad!' Phuket Cleanse ticked lots of boxes for me and my partner. We could detox, exercise and experience something different that hopefully will send us away rejuvenated .Reading the reviews I thought this sounds too good to be true! we were sceptical when we first arrived but slowly it happened - we fell in love with Phuket Cleanse. You don't get all the bells and whistles of a 5* hotel but you don't care because you get what no other holiday we've known gives you which is a 5* treatment of the soul, a feeling like you have arrived home and suddenly you have the best family on earth. Stanton is the burst of energy and enthusiasm you need when faced at 7am with a 9km uphill hike in 37degrees heat and Maike is the calm to restore you to face the next days hike with a smile. I have never paid much attention to nutrition before but with Craig's talks and Luella's Cooking lesson's (all complementary) I now have a much better understanding of my own body and how to listen to what is right for me and not follow the latest diets. The staff are the most genuine lovely people you will ever meet and you will not want to leave(I extended my stay as long as my work would allow) the interns were so friendly and knowledgeable - giving so much more than you'd expect, friendly advice and encouragement, they are a credit to themselves and the ethos of Phuket Cleanse. The vegan diet wasn't as bad as I thought, it was actually very tasty, widely due to the amazing kitchen staff. The choice of exercise is like being in a sweet shop, we were doing 4 classes a day and still after two weeks there was things we hadn't tried. I would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting more from a holiday than the usual and especially if you want to not just recharge the batteries but replace them. A memorable moment that sums up Phuket Cleanse for me was when my partner saw Charlie the Physiotherapist and told another resident about how he'd made such a difference to her lifelong problem and she replied "This place is magical isn't it" I think that's the best way to describe Phuket Cleanse - Magical!
We have just arrived back in chilly London after a brilliant stay at Phuket Cleanse for two weeks. My boyfriend booked the retreat for us both and we each had different objectives for going. For me it was to rejuvenate and kick start my fitness and for my boyfriend it was to detox and strengthen. Phuket Cleanse exceeded our expectations. It has a rustic charm that is facilitated by the wonderful team and instructors and each individual is given a five star experience. Tailor made fitness, nutrition and rejuvenation along side meeting like minded inspiring people with great stories to share. The rooms are clean and cosy and the gym is like a playground for adults. We tried everything. I really recommend this for anyone looking for a different kind of holiday and also wanting to experience a raw vegetarian diet. Enjoy!
a traveler United Kingdom
Ok, this is my 3rd visit to Phuket cleanse in just over a year. Each time I leave, it gets more difficult to say goodbye. There a million reasons why it's perfect as you will see from the other reviews but here are some extra ones. Yes I lost weight, cleansed my body, got stronger etc but there is so much more. The Thai staff are so loving. Undoubtedly, they are the most genuine people I've ever met. The beverage manager is gorgeous, as are her juices. Her name is Apple. She will make you a healthy juice (all complementary) any time you ask. Every morning you can leave your dirty clothes in a net bag outside your room and by 3 pm they Are back where you left them, washed, dried and ironed. Again complementary. 4 evenings a week, a beautiful lady comes to your room to give your hard worked out body a full massage. Again free of charge. My favourite massage lady is called Sun. Such a perfect name for her. From 6 am until 7 pm there are tons of different exercise classes you can do. Hiking, meditation, kettlebells, aqua fit, loads of different types of yoga to name but a few. The thought of raw vegan food may out people off. Don't be fooled. It's the most gorgeous food ever. The chefs work all day to make everything taste wonderful. The do cookery demos so you can take home some skills. Phuket cleanse is not a hotel. It is a home from home. The guests are welcome in the kitchen any time. The staff, whether they Are the cleaners, concierge, laundry ladies are all there ready to give a hug. There is a beautiful lady on the front desk called 'o'. On her day off last week, she took one of the guests to a butchers to buy some meat. They then went to the beach to feed a couple of stray dogs. Now, where else do you get that kind of service. Don't hesitate. Just go. I promise you, you will not regret it. It is life changing. I am recovering from treatment for breast cancer and I now feel on top of the world.
This was our 3rd visit to Phuket Cleanse and the team is doing a fantastic job. There are loads of options for fitness classes and a lot of learning about the nutrition. Great place to get fit and eat right!!
a traveler United States
This was my second trip to Phuket Cleanse, and right now I'm wondering why I'm not still there. I'm back home wishing I was still eating the most amazing raw foods, learning about the latest holistic practices and training, and enjoying the unparalleled ambiance Melanie and Stanton have created there. In short, this is the best place for recharging your batteries. From the food and exercise classes, to all the recovery options like ice bathing and infrared sauna and steam sauna, this is the ultimate place to cool your jets and rejuvenate. The staff is amazing. Melanie (the owner and co-founder) is back in the States for a bit, but she was available via Skype for all her regular classes and for any private sessions I needed. She is full of information on everything from blood work analysis to anti-aging strategies, and so much more. The other customers were awesome, and while they were full (28 customers during my stay), I had more fun because of the interaction with other guests. While this trip latest trip was this year, I also traveled to Phuket Cleanse in 2013. Things have evolved so rapidly. Many of the same Thai staff are there, which speaks volumes for any company. The new foreign staff there is also amazing. There are top trainers from Columbia and England, as well as very sharp interns from the best Global Nutrition university in Denmark. My goodness, what have these guys not thought of? Stanton is back from a short stay to the States and his energy level is high as always. While he has put on some weight while in the States, he still cheers on all the guests and gets them motivated for all the classes throughout the day. He has a special gift for raising your level of enthusiasm and participation in every activity or event. I was just thinking on my flight home that I've stayed at Kamalaya and Chiva Som, and paid triple the cost for merely half of the offerings I got at Phuket Cleanse. Regarding rooms, the new Spa House is opened and I stayed in one of the Premium rooms in the Spa House. They are new and well decorated. New ACs everywhere. There was no window in my particular room, but I actually loved it. It was cozy and I slept like a rock. I like to be close to Mukesh and the kitchen staff so I can pick their brains about everything from plant-based nutrition to things like hormesis training (shocking the body and turning on some of those anti-aging genes). It does not get any better than this. Please trust me when I say that Phuket Cleanse is a life-changing experience. I highly, highly recommend. I have already booked for November of 2016 and April of 2017. I can't wait to get back to my home away from home.
Before I booked my holiday, I noticed Phuket Cleanse had the most incredible reviews on TripAdviser. Honestly, I was a little skeptical that a place could be as good as EVERYONE was raving and making it out to be, so I decided to read blogs and look though people's instagram posts.. again, I couldn’t manage to find one bad experience. This was going to be my first holiday by myself, so I wanted to make sure it was going to be a good experience and that it would be everything I was hoping for in a holiday - a beautiful location, filled with adventures, that nurtured my mind, body and soul. I was so burnt out from work and my current lifestyle that I wanted to come back feeling rejuvenated and a better version of myself. So basically, I had ridiculously high expectation.. and I have to admit, this place went WAY above and beyond anything I could’ve imagined. I can’t articulate in words how incredible and life changing my experiences at Phuket Cleanse was. This place is truly one of the most special places I have ever been to. It is worth every cent. This place isn’t just your typical resort. You’re not just a ‘quest’ instead they make you feel like you’re part of a family. You meet the most incredible people from all around the world, from all different backgrounds. The staff are all hand selected and the best of the best in their area of expertise (also beautiful people with gigantic hearts) It is without a doubt, the best thing I have ever done for myself. Not only am I now the fittest I’ve ever been, my skin in glowing, my eyes are white and sparkly, and I can’t wipe the smile off my face from the moment I wake up, until I fall asleep. I was meant to stay 10 nights, but 1 hour before my taxi was meant to pick me up.. I was lying down getting a facial, it hit me that I just wasn’t ready to leave this magical place, So I took money out of my savings account to stayed and extra 5 nights. This place is where you find your happiness and I’ve realised with today's fast pace lifestyles, sometimes we neglect to look after ourselves properly. I’ve realised it is so important to invest in happiness and looking after our mind, body and soul.. to be the best versions of our selves. We need to be healthy from the inside out and Phuket Cleanse is the place to do this!! I have just arrived home and I’m already saving for my next trip back to Phuket Cleanse. Best holiday I’ve ever been on.
Hallie United States
I've been meaning to write this review for a year but now that I'm booking my second trip (all the way from NYC) and looking at these again, thought I'd finally get around to it. I'll keep it short and sweet:
1. I LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT: I lost like 10 pounds in 10 days. And it didn't feel hard. It felt fun and easy. And I didn't just feel skinnier and ready for the super competitive rooftop pool scene of New York City. I felt toned, stronger, and so much healthier. And this was NOT JUST WATER WEIGHT. I looked amazing for months to come.
2. I ATE A TON OF DOPE FOOD: The food is seriously, ridiculously awesome. And that's coming from a very hard-to-please New Yorker. Who goes to the best restaurants in NYC. Every day. Nothing is good enough. This was beyond good enough.
3. I MADE LIFE-LONG FRIENDS: I came here alone. It was my first trip EVER alone. But I met amazing people on this trip who I not only stay in touch with, but have traveled with after it. Who are like family to me now. It led me to so many different paths, different people, for months to come. It simply changed everything for me.
4. NOT JUST BODY - BUT MIND: This whole experience brought so much positivity and perspective and amazing energy into my life as a whole, which has lasted the whole year through. So many amazing things happened to me after getting home from this trip, and I really believe in the power of attraction/energy/visualization. I think this definitely is the cause of so many amazing things that have happened in my life.
5. CHANGED HABITS: I live in NYC. Before I went, I was living the NYC life to the extreme - ordering seamless for every meal, drinking almost every night, smoking. I felt fat and stressed and unhealthy and full of bad habits. I felt stuck in a loop. I needed a life overhaul. A body overhaul. I'm an all or nothing kind of girl. Overall, I was not paying nearly as much attention to my health and well being as I should have. After I came home, everything was different. All my friends noticed a huge change in the way I ran my life. The results weren't just extremely immediate (I saw a drastic difference in my body every day, and felt worlds better every day) but they were truly long-lasting.
CONCLUSION: I cannot recommend this place enough. Everyone there is so amazing. So knowledgable. So positive and helpful and encouraging and understanding. I'm going back now, all the way from NYC. Doesn't matter that it costs me like $1,600 just to get there and back. This place is worth every. Single. Dime. Just do it. You will NOT regret it. I'd bet my life on that.
I booked Phuket Cleanse at the last minute and was busy right up to going so didn't have much time to think about it before I left. My focus was to lose weight. I soon realised that the focus was on the bigger mind/body picture and over the course of the week became more and more interested in the longer term changes I was going to make to my diet and lifestyle. The sessions I had with Craig, the nutritional therapist, and Venus, the life coach, were illuminating and have really helped me to see various changes I need to make going forward. The food was amazing and I have learned so much. All of the staff are fantastic - I can't name all of them but every single person there goes out of their way to help you and can't do enough for you. All of the activities were great - I particularly enjoyed learning to paddle board! I met some great people who I'll stay in touch with and I cannot wait to book another trip to Phuket Cleanse. The fact that at least 5 guests I talked to were repeat visitors tells you all you need to know!
a traveler UAE
Joining the Phuket Cleanse family is a no brainer for anyone looking for an authentic detox journey focused on health, fitness and most importantly POSITIVE VIBES. I embarked on the Phuket Cleanse journey with a friend and it exceeded all our expectations, what an amazing and fulfilling experience. Thanks to the healthy but incredibly delicious raw vegan food (who would have thought!) and the wide range of fitness classes and activities we did every day, my body shape has improved tremendously in only 7 days. More than that, all the workshops and advice have given us the perfect knowledge for a sustainable healthy lifestyle after Phuket Cleanse. Everything about Phuket Cleanse was remarkable. I could not thank enough the wonderful and most positive team out there: our favorite Niche (yes we will work out for you and continue doing it at home), O and Noy for the PERFECT concierge service (oh how I miss the marvelous protein shakes and cold towels after each workout), Lou for her valuable advice and constant caring, Carlos, Liam, Maike, Mia, Viviana and Jenny for taking such good care of us and all the amazing hikes and trips, Eli for her painful but so valuable workouts and her fitness advice, Craig for his massive knowledge of health and advice, Andrew for his super classes, the lovely authentic Muay Thai teachers for the most fun classes, Tom for his crazy hot bikram yoga and Stas for his aerial yoga which I loved, Venus for her meditation sessions and full moon “party”, Anna and her team at the kitchen who prepared with love the best raw vegan food ever… I hope I did not miss anyone! After a very active day, the massages at night were the perfect reward, thank you girls (Sun, Wan, Pong...) for making us feel great. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Mel and Stanton, the co-founders of Phuket Cleanse, as they were away but we heard so many positive things about them. Hopefully we will get to meet them next time we go, because we will be back! Thank you Phuket Cleanse.
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Raw paradise, Phuket Cleanse Rocks! It's our seventh detox. This time was a very unique experience. First, we didn't starve ourselves this time, we ate tons of yummy raw food. Secondly, before, our kids watched us detox, but this time they did and eat everything with us. Plus, lots of exercises: yoga, Aerial yoga, power walk, hiking, sunrise yoga, partner yoga, aqua cardio, zumba, and day-n-night swimming! And I have to say I was a little bit uneasy about how the kids even us taking the raw food. They are mind-blowing delicious! All the while during our stay, we ate so much, but the food got digested so fast, our body felt no burden at all. Also, we wanna thank all the crews, they were so warm, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable about raw and cleanse, we were totally spoiled by their support. It may not be a luxury trip at all, but it was the most energetic and fun one. We sure will visit again. Very soon!
Linda B. South Africa
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A perfect way to start the new year! I spent two amazing weeks at Phuket Cleanse and suffice to say that I feel like a new person. The selection of raw food is simply delicious and there are exercise classes that cater for everyone. I loved the sunrise yoga at the pier - such a special way to begin a new day. The location in Rawai is quiet and relaxing, with trips to interesting spots nearby. I particularly enjoyed the hike to Big Buddha, sunset kayaking, cooking classes, and trip to Racha Island. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. I met some awesome people during my stay and look forward to returning soon! Thanks to everyone at Phuket Cleanse for making my trip such a memorable one!
a traveller Australia
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I can not believe how fabulous I feel after my stay. I went back to work today and every single colleague I spoke to said I was glowing. Before I went to Phuket Cleanse, I felt weak, like I was physically and mentally able to do things I used to do. But now I have self belief because of the encouragement and support of the staff. You are all beautiful, inside and out. Thank you to my gorgeous team - Lauren, Sam, Channelle, Maike, Jenny, Simon, Damien, Katya, Stas, Yud, the amazingly talented kitchen staff including Ana and Mukesh, the kind and caring drivers, the patient and lovely cleaning and gardening staff, and the two biggest sweethearts in the world - Chine and O. And JJ the chatty ginger cat.
a traveller Singapore
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Whether here to get fit, lose weight, or relax, Phuket Cleanse delivers as a great place. The owners and staff are all super motivated and friendly, from the minute you arrive you are welcomed and feel part of the family. The food is fabulous (vegan) and tasty and extras can be obtained as necessary. The range of activities available is wide and diverse, allowing everyone to get what they need from their stay. The ice bath is fantastic - get in the first day and quickly, you'll be surprised how long you're able to stay in. Overall, I loved the place and felt a million dollars after 8 nights.
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After checking out the website of Phuket Cleanse I was excited to actually experience the program and enjoy the sunny beach life. And I have to say - it is even better than I thought! It is a beautiful Main Villa, with rooms around the Main Villa. The rooms have a high quality standard with AC, water provided, alarm clock and all the little things you can asked for. (Also organic Shampoo, Conditioner and shower gel are prepared). The food is absolutely amazing!! Very delicious and plenty of choices. I can also recommend the juice fast (soup and juice). The program of Phuket Cleanse is unbeatable. Many types of Yoga, Pilates, Fitness Classes in different locations, meditation, kayaking, SUP, High Intensity Interval Training, Hikes and walks and many classes to learn about fitness, health, sleep and yourself to empower you to take the knowledge with you into your everyday life. Cooking Classes and the Nutritionist, Craig, support every guest individually on their journey. So are a fitness consultant and a general team member. All areas are well taken care of and every guest is being lead through their individual program. It was great being here and I feel relax, stronger and inspired to bring a few changes into my life! Thank you Phuket Cleanse and thanks to the amazing team! I will be back soon.
a traveller United Kingdom
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This is my second time at Phuket cleanse this year and am already trying to coax my husband to let me go again in February/March next year. I've just done two weeks and I feel so well, clean and refreshed. The highlights:- the staff; Sarah, Mel Stanton, Sam, Chanel, Sun, and my absolute favourites, Apple and Niche, sorry if I've missed anyone out. Nothing is too much trouble.The food - amazing colours and textures. The exercise program. I'm 55 years old but was never made to feel inferior. If you are not sure, I promise you you won't regret it. I travelled both times on my own which wasn't a problem. Most of the guests are solo travellers and I've made friends for life.
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This health retreat has got the formula right! This was my second trip - this time with my partner. Things which they do so well - everything! Let's start with the food. We are not vegans and Phuket Cleanse serves no meat but honestly you are not aware of this. It is simply delicious nutritious food!!! The program has so many options! Boxing, HIT, Yoga (many styles), hikes, meditation, bootcamp, ice baths etc or you can laze by the pool! It includes pampering, loads of exercise options and seminars on all aspects of health & fitness! Last but not least the staff are amazing - each and everyone of you have so many special attributes which makes this place so awesome.
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I came to Phuket Cleanse with the main goals of resetting my eating & exercise habits and taking some time to reflect and relax after a year of significant change. After 17 nights I definitely achieved that.Firstly the thing that made this place great was the wholistic approach to health. PC went beyond the bootcamp and calorie restriction cliche, offering classes & specialists to educate on the biological impact of different influences like stress, sugars, sleep etc. As someone who has struggled with quality sleep for over a decade, talking with Mel about possible DNA causes has offered new directions for me to find a solution and I feel like i'm finally starting to make progress in that area.The exercise schedule is varied and suits most levels of fitness, I really liked trying parkour, hot yoga & Darren's HIIT classes. Overall I really enjoyed the workouts but also note that I would be hesitant to recommend the program to anyone who is already fit and looking to really step it up.The food was raw vegan. I'm a raging carnivore and the prospect of 2+ weeks without meat was terrifying. As it turned out the food is great, always fresh & beautifully presented though I did find myself supplementing with some steaks from local restaurants to keep my sanity/protein levels up.One of the things that stood out at PC for me was that it didn't feel like a business, the team are all really friendly and helpful that you feel like you've just stepped into a friend's place. The team there go out of their way to make you feel welcome and the personal feel really comes across.Overall I had an amazing, relaxing time and came home feeling 1000% better and only wish I could have made my stay even longer.
a traveller United Arab Emirates
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Like any other carnivore and smoker who has a fitness regime that is very minimal, I was very apprehensive booking my holiday with Phuket Cleanse. The whole time I was thinking: why would I torture myself on a holiday? I should be having a blast!But boy I was wrong, I must say that PC is by far the best thing I've done to myself. The support of all the staff (special mention to O who was very attentive to me when I was there) to reach your goals is unwavering, and they do really make you feel that you are part of the family. I could go on and on about how amazing, life changing, result oriented and relaxing my stay is- but you have to experience this yourself. There is no pressure to partake in all of the activities, but the fact that all the staff and guests are active and enjoying themselves with the program makes it very enticing to try all of them! The place is so fun (and most importantly, you'll see results!) that half of the people who stay with PC are returning customers says a lot about how effective their program is, and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't see the last of me either!Thank you PC for making me reach my fitness and health goals despite my unfortunate injury, I wouldn't have done half of the things I accomplished if it weren't for the team's support. I've been on the "real world" for three days now, and I've still been cigarette free, I make better food choices and I am motivated more than ever to stay as active as I can, because of the knowledge and guidance that I have received. You guys rock!
Zoriana K. Canada
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Undeniably the best last minute decision I could have made was booking Phuket Cleanse. I called the night before I arrived and Stanton welcomed me with open arms. Both Stanton and Mel are incredibly generous, kind, and humble hosts, looking out for the best interest of their guests. They provide a beautiful sanctuary where love can be felt in the decor, in the incredible food, and personal sessions provided at Phuket Cleanse.
I traveled alone and as soon as I arrived I felt at home. All the guests eat dinner together in the dining room and are incredibly supportive of one another's goals: from weight loss, to soul searching, to strengthening the mind. Each day is packed with a variety of activities to choose from, you will never be bored. In six days, I did 18 sessions that varied from Bikram yoga, parcours, crossfit, hikes, weight training, cardio sessions, life coaching, nutrition analysis, you name it! When I needed a break, there was a beautiful pool or a beach down the road with crystal blue waters you could relax by.
If your goal is crazy-intense workouts to get more fit (marathons, triathlons), or just trying to detox your body in a more zen way (meditation, juicing, yoga)... this is the place for you. You will leave here a better person. I will definitely be back!
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Spend seven days in this amazing place, where you can achieve great results in terms of detoxification, improved fitness and overall balance between body and mind. My aim was to try new sports and get challenged while also getting a good detox - which would not make me hungry every second of the day.I loved the way it was possible to do three hours of yoga and still fit in a high intensity training! And the food was amazing! All this being said the staff and team is really what makes phuket cleanse such an incredible place...everything is possible and there is room for everyone. We had a truly amazing week and I can't wait go back!
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Hands down the best thing I have ever done for my physical, mental, and emotional health. Amazing place which I doubt could be replicated anywhere in the world. Feel extremely blessed to be able to participate and contribute to this wonderful environment of healing and growth. You get back 10 times what you put in and everyday begins to explode with possibility. Whether you are broken or just in need of a tune up, you cannot leave this place a better version of yourself. Thank you Phuket Cleanse for the experience of a life time!
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Phuket Cleanse is an incredible environment for you to get whatever you need (or want) out of it!!! Whether it is health, healing, detox, re-set, rest, relax, fitness burst or all of the above! It really is the most holistic place I have been to. The staff and guests are super friendly and supportive and you quickly feel part of a family. Everything is so well thought of at Phuket Cleanse. Every detail, every part of your experience has been taken care of. I left having learnt so much, feeling so good and re-energised! So much so, I went back within a year for more! And the second time was even better than the first!
a traveller United Kingdom
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Phuket Cleanse is a truly exceptional place. Phuket of course is a great location, the villa is beautiful and there are some great facilities both on and off site, but mostly this place is so special because of the people. Everyone who is associated with Phuket Cleanse doesn't just 'work' here, they are part of a virtual family that is dedicated to creating amazing experiences for each and every guest - tailored to you and your needs. Whether you want to relax and rejuvenate, train for a triathlon, focus on food or immerse yourself in yoga and meditation, you can do it all here - as much or as little as you like.It would be hard to think of a situation where I wouldn't recommend Phuket Cleanse! No one is too old or young, healthy or unhealthy and the support network continues long after you've left - if you want it to. And all round amazing experience - I will definitely be going back!
Tina Wang Malaysia
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I had never been to any type of detox or cleanse before, but I went with some girlfriends with an open mind. I can honestly say that I had an amazing experience and was planning my return trip even before I had left! The food was incredible. I mean Michelin star worthy raw vegan food! I was never hungry, yet my system never felt more energized and light! The classes are great. You have to try the Aerial yoga with Katya Stas. The staff is amazing. Sarah is an absolute doll and Stanton makes you feel like family! Phil, Nemo, Laura, and Mam made me feel so welcome which is hard to do with an introvert! Every guest we met was a returning visitor. That speaks volumes about how great this place is. I can't possibly recommend this place enough! I've already talked a half dozen people into going back with me!
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A life changing experience! As soon as I stepped out of the van and was welcomed by Stanton and Holly, I felt like home. It felt magical to me, to be in a place where there was such incredible real, open, honest, positive and good energy. The wonderful team work so hard to create this space where people can really get what they need out of their time in a supportive environment.I really believe that Phuket Cleanse allows people to get results whatever their goals may be, whilst looking after both the mind and body. I loved the inter-connected nature of all the activities and how the programme allowed for everything from creativity classes, raw food cooking classes, aerial yoga, to mindful meditation, to fun fitness.The learning aspect of the week was what I valued the most. I thought I understood health and fitness but what I learned that week was invaluable to me. Through the included fitness, nutrition and physio experts sessions at Phuket Cleanse, I now have the knowledge and motivation to make real changes.And the feeling has lasted. A month later, I can honestly say that I am still feeling the benefits and the experience and learning has very much a part of me.From the delicious food, the wonderful people, the fun yet challenging classes to the helpful staff, the great conversations, relaxing massages and the included beauty treatments. It was all excellent.Phuket cleanse is for anyone, any age, any fitness level, by yourself or with friends, family or partners. Don't hesitate, just go! It really is the best investment in to your future health and wellbeing that you could make.
Dania United Kingdom
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Stepping into Phuket Cleanse is stepping into a world where anything is possible, where inspiration surrounds you and where you can fill your days with as much or as little activity as you desire. One of the reviewers wrote that this is so much more than a cleanse and that is incredibly spot on and it is the people that make it so. The staff blew me away, from those that take the time to cook every day to those that you may not see who stay very late cleaning and washing up. Those that care about your day and those that ask how you are. But also, the other customers. I tend to ramble so I will just say that my soul is still singing and I really really miss being there! I found friends there that have enriched my life totally. Stop thinking about it and go!
a traveller Singapore
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I loved my experience at Phuket Cleanse! Mel, Stanton and the rest of the team are so welcoming, friendly and supportive, they really make you feel right at home. You can walk into the kitchen at any decent hour and ask for something and they'd happily whip something up for you. I was amazed at how yummy raw vegan food could be! Mel is a wonderful chef, and so dedicated to creating fabulous healthy dishes to feed her guests. The culinary team were generous in sharing their recipes, and were patient with me when I kept popping into the kitchen to find out how certain dishes were made. I was impressed in terms of how everything was provided for - laundry, ample supply of drinking water and ferrying us to and from activities. Enjoyed the variety of activities they had, and got hooked on the great hot yoga sessions! The family style dining area encourages guest to interact and it was lovely to make new friends too. I'm already trying to plan my next trip back to Phuket Cleanse!
a traveller South Korea
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The proof of the pudding was all my colleagues telling me on my return how well I looked - 'glowing', 'full of energy and vitality', 'energized'! And I feel it! I loved everything about Phuket Cleanse - the outstanding kindness, expertise and good humour of the attentive staff, the amazing food, which is truly first class, and so healthy, the villa itself and the location, the excellent programme of activities to choose from, the master classes given by Mel, the evening massages at the end of a satisfying day, and I even saw the value of the ice bath! The list goes on! As a 'mature' woman, I was a little apprehensive about how I would find my first such experience, but within minutes of arriving I knew that I had made a wise choice, and I loved every minute of my time there. There were even gifts for everyone on Christmas Day - such a kind thought. I know that I will continue to follow the healthy life style that was so clearly demonstrated - my stay was just the kick start I needed, and I could not have asked for more.
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I stayed for 10 days at Phuket Cleanse and cannot say enough good things about it! The location ,the staff, the outstanding raw food ,the exercise classes, the accommodation--all first class.
a traveler United Kingdom
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The fitness classes are all high quality and the trainers all fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the Muay Thai with Hehm and Lee and even though I was uncoordinated at times they patiently stuck with me. The daily massages performed by a group of wonderful ladies with magic hands are a perfect touch to end the day, I think I fell asleep during all of mine!
a traveler Australia
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Amazing staff, amazing food, and what an amazing program. A great learning experience, the accommodation and services you could not fault. I had the best time in a great location and would highly recommend you to go! Can't wait to revisit in the near future.
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