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Samahita Retreat invites you to work on yourself through specific practices and dedicated programs to learn, change, and renew. The total self-care program is the best value package to optimize your Samahita experience. The combination of all the practices, food, and accommodation, plus a selection of therapies and treatments each day enhances your time for renewal and de-stress while here. Embrace your renewal on the marvelous beach and natural reefs within the area. Experience all these at Samahita, a hidden gem, intimately set away from the busy tourist areas of Koh Samui, Thailand.
Samahita was purpose-built to function as a retreat center dedicated to your vitality, well-being, and relaxation. The variety of private and shared room options reflect that. The rooms are set back from the main beachfront facilities perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation.
The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross-ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and offer both mosquito screens, fans, and air conditioning. They have rooms for the single traveler, couples or friends, as well as loft-style accommodation that is ideal for families or two people sharing. Regardless of which room you stay in, the beach, pool, and practice spaces are seconds away.
Maximum capacity is two adults, one child. The room has 35 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. It has a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and the built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5 meters), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. There is a fully equipped bathroom with a large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.
Guests can enjoy approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, a writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.
This room has approximately 50 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. It is split-level with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower.
Each bedroom has a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and a personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included are a large writing desk, bookshelves, and storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, a hot-water kettle, and a medium-size refrigerator. The loft also has two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.
Samahita Retreat is purposely set up to help you unlock your potential, increase your energy level, recover and enhance your vitality - to breathe into a new life. Health, fitness, and spirituality are achieved through yoga practice, meditation, breath, core, and cardio workouts, charged delicious food, interesting people, detox and vitality-enhancing wellness programs, all in a relaxed yet supportive environment directly on the beach. Since 2003, Samahita Retreat has gained a world-renowned reputation in yoga and wellbeing under the guidance of its experienced founder, Paul Dallaghan.
Since 2003, over 20,000 people have joined and used the word 'authentic' to describe what goes on here. Samahita Retreat offers life-giving tasty food, with a variety of guest room options, and deliver yoga asana, yoga pranayama breath, meditation, core strength functional fitness, and cardio workouts across four dedicated shalas, an indoor cycle studio facing the beach, and a sea view fitness loft, with Wi-Fi across the property so you can stay connected (or not).
Samahita’s total self-care program has been developed to help you make the most of your stay and relieve stress. Arrive with a whole plan of therapies and treatments pre-booked and at a bundled value package price. You get the stress-free benefit of the whole selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day, all the great food, and a selection of massages, facials, scrubs, and skin treatments.
Samahita’s signature program is designed to offer your body and mind an integrated yoga and functional fitness approach. The program offers a level of activity and rejuvenation that covers all aspects of human functioning across yoga asana, both Dynamic and Restorative, meditation and breath, core strength and cardio workouts, combined with the delicious and healthy food offering. What is on offer through the YogaCoreCycle program encourages you to achieve optimal health, not only physically but also emotionally and mentally. All that is needed is your engagement and participation, most of which happens directly at the beach!
Gill was born in South Africa and has lived in the UK, Ireland and Asia. She began her international teaching career in Inner city London schools, then on to Dublin and Yangon. She now combines her love of yoga and music in Koh Samui, a unique transformational place. She began her daily practice of yoga in 2004, training with Paul Dallaghan and Richard Freeman, and is Yoga Alliance (500RYT) and 1100 hour Centered Yoga Certified. Samahita has always been a welcoming, transformative space for her and in early 2016 she was grateful to fully embrace this magical place and call it home.
Daniel began practicing Yoga in his home town Bristol, U.K. in 2003. He traveled to Mysore, India in 2006 to study the Ashtanga Vinyasa system directly from the Jois family. From Mysore, he was led to Samahita in Koh Samui where he found his primary teacher Paul Dallaghan. He spent 10 years teaching in the vibrant yoga scene of Hong Kong at numerous studios including Pure Yoga and remains connected to the community. He is registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT 500 Level and as a Continuing Education Provider.
Sarah was born in Canada and has lived throughout the world. She began her formal yoga training in 2011 and has taught full-time at Samahita, since 2016. She continues her studies in pranayama, yoga and meditation techniques, under the guidance of Paul Dallaghan and Sri. O.P. Tiwari, at the Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga in Lonavala.
Ara was born and raised in Korea. She has traveled the world studying and working for the last 16 years. She is a certified Group Exercise Instructor, a certified Yoga Teacher with Paul Dallaghan, and has continued her education in Yoga Philosophy, and Pranayama. Ara is also a certified VTCT Massage Therapist Diploma Courses (600hour)
Samahita Retreat is located on the south coast of Koh Samui, a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand that still has long stretches of pristine beaches and unspoiled land. The ideal setting for Thailand holiday packages, it is only about an hour away from Bangkok by air, an hour plus from Singapore, and three hours from Hong Kong. Koh Samui has the allure of a remote island paradise, but with the accessibility of the regions most popular destinations.
Situated on Laem Sor beach, Samahita Retreat is surrounded by towering coconut trees in a quiet and spacious area with incredible sunrises and sunsets that play with the colors of the water, sand, and tropical fauna. Only a few hundred meters away is the well-known Laem Sor Pagoda, which houses the remains of Leung Poo Daeng, a realized monk.
The only other structures in the area are privately owned villas. As such, Samahita Retreat' beach is private and virtually undisturbed, creating a beautiful, peaceful setting for you to enjoy your Thailand yoga holiday and chosen wellness packages. The main shopping areas are still within easy reach, about fifteen to thirty minutes away by car or motorbike. Samahita Retreat's gentle setting inspires long, refreshing walks on the beach or through the meandering back roads.
During this holiday, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Samahita serves mainly vegetarian food, fish three or four days a week, and eggs a few times during the week at breakfast. For those that do not take fish or eggs, there is always an alternative food option. There is no other type of meat products.
Samahita has self-service tea and coffee near the juice bar. You can help yourself any time to tea and coffee, along with sugar, milk, or soy milk. During the program, you will be served full brunch and dinner buffets and mineral drinking water. If you prefer, you can order an espresso or cappuccino at the juice bar though this is a billed item.
Join an organized tour from Samahita and the long tail boats (with shade) will collect you right in front of the shala and whisk you off to the peaceful tropical islands of Koh Matsum and Koh Tan for snorkeling and relaxing. Enjoy the stunning islands of the Anthong Marine National Park on a fun packed day trip, made famous by Alex Garland as the setting for his novel, The Beach.
Discover the best dive sites in the region with the award-winning 100 degrees east Samui dive team on board their 35 feet dive speedboat. See the sights of Samui with Mr. Ungs full day magical jungle safari. From temples to waterfalls, monkey shows to traditional rubber tapping, these highly professional and experienced guides will show you the best of the island from their iconic four-by-four jeeps.
For those interested in learning more about Thailand martial art, visit the Muay Thai camp in Lamai. If you are a lover, not a fighter and you want to see some Thai dancing, it is available at many of the island's hotels and restaurants. However, the fine dining and romantic atmosphere at Zazen in Bophut is a lovely setting to enjoy this beloved art form.
At Samahita, the total self-care therapies are designed to induce full relaxation and revitalization, nurturing the whole body. They have selected therapies to help optimize physical, emotional, and mental health. The range of therapies is designed to address the special needs of your skin, muscles, joints, deep tissue, and optimal functioning of your cellular health. It is worth the time to indulge and take care of yourself. You can choose from the following massages, facials, scrubs, and skin treatments:
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Samui Airport (USM).
Trains for Surathani (which actually stop in Phun Phin, 14 kilometers west of Surathani) leave from Bangkok's Hualamphong station. The 6:20 p.m. (rapid) and the 7:15 p.m. (express) trains are most convenient, as they arrive at 5:28 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., allowing you plenty of time to catch an 8:00 a.m. boat to Koh Samui.
The bus or ferry journey will be an additional three hours once you have arrived in Surathani. Songserm offers a joint ticket (train, bus, and boat) for around 1,300 THB, which lands you in Koh Samui by 11:00 a.m. The ferry journey from Donsak pier is one and a half hour long. Donsak is 30 minutes from Surathani.
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