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8 Days Samkara Private Luxury Meditation & Yoga Holiday in Koh Phangan, Thailand

  • location Sunset Hill, 81/15 Moo 8, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

8 Days Samkara Private Luxury Meditation & Yoga Holiday in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Meditation Retreat Thailand

Samkara’s all-inclusive luxury meditation retreat provides a unique twist on traditional retreats to provide a holiday experience with the purpose of achieving silence of the mind, body, and soul. Combining both onsite meditation with various nature activities based around mindfulness; along with pampering massage treatments; this program offers an integrated yet relaxed approach to a meditation retreat while providing a luxury holiday experience.

The all-inclusive Samkara luxury meditation retreat combines powerful morning yoga and pranayama, mindfulness in nature activities, and beautiful evening guided meditations. Learning meditations in different styles like, walking, sitting and laying will allow you to discover a favorite style for yourself.

Come silence your mind and nourish your body & soul in paradise! Daily meditation practices that will allow you to learn and practice simple and powerful breath control techniques that will bring you into more mindfulness and deepen your connection to the present moment. In combination with daily healthy meals and healing massage treatments, this retreat will promote vitality, mental and emotional balance, self-healing and spiritual enlightenment, a holiday with purpose!

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; Dutch; English; Thai;
The maximum participants in the group is 2

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Relaxing massage treatment
  • Mindfulness activities in nature
  • 4 nights accommodation in luxury resort with infinity pool
  • Meals 3 times per day on activity days with fresh coconuts
  • Small group with lots of personal attention
  • Panoramic sea views and daily sunsets
  • Shuttle service to unspoiled beaches
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Vinyasa Yoga
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Program

Combining both onsite meditation with various nature activities based around mindfulness; along with pampering massage treatments; this program offers an integrated yet relaxed approach to a meditation retreat while providing a luxury holiday experience.

The Samkara Luxury Meditation Retreat package is available in 4 and 7-night durations. Book longer than 4 nights and receive exclusive bonus inclusions to make the most out of your Samkara luxury wellness holiday on Koh Phangan.

Our all-inclusive Samkara Luxury Meditation Retreat combines powerful morning yoga and pranayama, mindfulness in nature activities, and beautiful evening guided meditations. Learning meditations in different styles like walking, sitting, and laying will allow you to discover a favorite style for yourself.

Daily meditation practices will allow you to learn and practice simple and powerful breath control techniques that will bring you into more mindfulness and deepen your connection to the present moment. In combination with daily healthy meals and healing massage treatments, this retreat will promote vitality, mental, and emotional balance, self-healing, and spiritual enlightenment.

A wide variety of delicious menu options are available for you to choose from. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on all activity days along with a fresh organic coconut served at each meal.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 Rise and shine: Wakeup + drink 500 ml warm water
  • 07:30 Fresh coconut
  • 08:00 60 minutes morning Vinyasa yoga + pranayama overlooking the ocean
  • 09:00 Leisure time
  • 09:30 Healthy breakfast + fresh coconut
  • 10:00 Leisure time (free time to rest, do self-practice, or book an extra wellness spa treatment from the Samkara Holistic Spa Menu)
  • 12:30 Healthy lunch + fresh coconut
  • 13:30 Massage treatment / silent leisure time (no social / no electronics)
  • 15:00 60 minutes mindfulness activities in nature
  • 16:00 Leisure time (free time to rest, do self-practice, or book an extra wellness spa treatment from the Samkara Holistic Spa Menu)
  • 18:30 Healthy dinner
  • 19:00 Silent leisure time (free time to rest, do self-practice, or book an extra wellness spa treatment from the Samkara Holistic Spa Menu)
  • 20:00 60 minutes guided meditation under the stars
  • 21:00 Sweet dreams

Schedule subject to change.

What is included

  • 6x morning Vinyasa yoga + pranayama overlooking the ocean (onsite - 60 minutes)
  • 6x guided meditation (onsite - 120 minutes)
  • 6x mindfulness activities in nature (60 minutes)
  • 3x massage treatments (60 minutes - choice of oil massage, traditional Thai massage, or foot massage)
  • 7x nights luxury accommodation
  • 6x daily healthy meals - Breakfast / lunch / dinner + farewell breakfast
  • 6x daily fresh coconuts (18 total)
  • 1x Free evening sauna & ice bath
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • Free shuttle service to and from the beach (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Airport pickup and dropoff (from Samui Airport (USM))
  • Free reusable water bottle
  • Farewell souvenir
  • Panoramic sea views
  • Access to resort facilities including a sea-view infinity pool

What is not included

  • Additional spa and holistic therapies
  • Island tours
  • Access to sauna complex
  • Additional beverages (juice, smoothies, alcohol, etc)
  • Flights

Additional Details

Accommodation

  • Check-in Time: 14:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:30

Facilities

  •  Spa
  •  Swimming pool (outdoor)
  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Bar
  •  Café
  •  Concierge desk
  •  Dining area
  •  Garden
  •  Lobby
  •  Lounge
  •  Luggage room / storage
  •  Multilingual staff
  •  Poolside bar
  •  Restaurant
  •  Special menu request
  •  Terrace
  •  Yoga shala
  •  Car rental
  •  Conference room
  •  Free bicycle
  •  Free parking
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Laundry
  •  Meeting room
  •  Tour assistance
  •  Wedding

Samkara Retreat Center is located in the Sunset Hill Resort which has a unique hillside location above the unspoiled beaches of Haad Yao and Haad Chao Phao. The resort offers a range of luxury suits and world class facilities such as the famous infinity pool, amazing restaurant, and sauna complex, all with panoramic views.

The holistic spa offers treatments such as acupressure, cupping, breathwork, chi nei tsang and Reiki. This is a one-of-a-kind place for relaxation and tranquility where you can unwind, recharge, and enjoy. Whether it’s pure relaxation or a lifestyle transformation, Sunset Hill Resort are there to make your entire experience truly fulfilling.

 

Retreat location

Koh Phangan is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand located about 100 kilometers from the coast of southern Thailand’s Surat Thani province and about 15 kilometers (20 to 30 minutes by ferry) from the famous resort Island of Koh Samui.

Sunset Hill Resort sits atop a hillside overlooking Koh Phangan’s west coast and offers unbelievable panoramic sea views. The property is located 350 meters from Haad Chao Phao and Secret Beach and a free shuttle service is offered to these locations throughout the day.

Distances

  • Haad Chao Phao, 350 meters
  • Secret Beach, 350 meters

Things to Do

Additional wellness services

  • Wide selection of holistic treatments available
  • Additional yoga and/or meditation classes
  • Additional massage treatments
  • Access to sauna complex (Steam, Finnish and Infrared saunas available)

Koh Phangan tours & Island excursions

  • Amazing snorkeling trips
  • Half day or full day Koh Phangan island tour
  • Phangan bicycle tours
  • Angthong marine park
  • Snorkel at Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan

Fishing trips and extreme activities

  • Both daytime and nighttime Fishing trips
  • Wake up! Wake boarding
  • Kite boarding from one day discovery to full courses

Scuba diving

  • Fun dive sail rock
  • Discover scuba diving
  • PADI open water or advanced courses

Private tours

  • Funny tour: Private long tail boat around Phangan
  • Nice sea: Private speedboat to and from Koh Tao
  • Orion: Private tour of Angthong marine park wooden boat
  • Nice sea: Private tour of Angthong marine park speedboat

Water parks

  • The challenge Phangan: Koh Phangan’s obstacle course on the lake
  • Slip n’ fly day party: Test your courage with these water slides
  • Waterworld Koh Pha Ngan

Food

Samkara offers delicious food, all organic and mostly locally sourced. With a full menu to service all diets, including vegan and vegetarian options, there are options to please everyone. Fresh coconuts are provided at each meal. Try the signature salads and raw vegan options as well. They do their best to accommodate dietary restrictions and requests but please be sure to inform in advance.

An important part of a great dining experience, in addition to the quality of the food, is the ambiance of the dining venue. At Sunset Hill, you will have a choice of two dining areas, the enclosed Viewpoint Restaurant area (but still open to sea breezes) and the panoramic open air Sunset Deck area. Both offer the signature stunning views of the sea and marine parks islands.

In case you prefer a more casual atmosphere, all items on the menu can also be ordered from the pool bar opposite the infinity swimming pool, with the same commanding ocean views.

If you have a particular desire that is not on the menu, please inform Sunset Hill and they will do everything possible to suit your needs. Room service is also available upon request.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Whole Food
  • Yogic
The following drinks are included:
  • Cocktails
  • Tea
  • Water

Spa Treatment

The price includes three one-hour massages. You will have a choice between foot massage, Thai massage, or oil massage. All massages are carried out by certified and experienced masseuses which means you can just relax and let it happen to you.

Samkara offers a wide variety of additional holistic treatments you may book for an additional charge.

  • Additional massage
  • Bodywork such as Chi Nei Tsang, Tok Sen and Cupping
  • Therapeutic Consultations (holistic and ayurvedic)
  • Energy Work such as Reiki and Sound Healing
  • Breath Work such as rebirthing, SOMA, and one-on-one techniques
  • Mindfulness Work such as Qi Gong and guided meditation

Meet The Instructors

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Kelly Turgeon

Kelly fell in love with yoga after experiencing the clarity, peace and inner serenity that the practice provided her. Kelly believes asana is a powerful tool to help nurture the mind-body connection. She aims to give her students a space to explore their bodies and the power of breath and movement. With a focus on alignment, Kelly guides students through a mindful flow aiming to create a powerful moving meditation enhancing awareness both on and off the mat.

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Nikki Pruss

Nikki is from the US and has been traveling in SEA since January of 2017. Nikki is a 200 hr CYT, Reiki Master, Chi Nei Tsang Level I practitioner and embodiment coach, specializing in supporting those who are transitioning through life in a similar way that she is. She approaches each facet of her life with love, empathy, and presence and therefore extends these to her students, clients, and all the people she interacts with. It is important to her to meet each person exactly where they are on their journey.

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Anna Kintsugi Kay

Anna is an experienced, passionate, & motivated Yoga Teacher with over 7 years of teaching experience & 15 years of practice & advanced training in Classical Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy, & a variety of meditation techniques & mindfulness modalities. She’s committed to providing extensive holistic training, while guiding students to live in authentic alignment with their inner being. She is adept in creating powerful teaching plans that supports an environment where students cultivate inner peace, physical health, & the mental/emotional capacity to live their best life.

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Jace Jordan

Taking an interest in yoga at the age of 12, his passion for yoga exploded 7 years ago mixing with yogis of different backgrounds. Settling on Koh Phangan, and doing his teacher training, he is now a full time yoga instructor. He takes a balanced approach to yoga, incorporating emphasis on breath, cued alignment and being present. He has a unique ability to create classes on the spot to suite the individual in a way they can personally connect to. Teaching an assortment of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Power and Yin, Meditations and Nidra.

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Elena Gomez

Elena traveled from Spain to Thailand at 27 to be nourished by new knowledge concerning yoga and shortly after became an official instructor. She has being working on the island for the last 3 years. In her classes she pursues the balance between body, mind and energy. Paying great attention to physical alignment, taking us to the present moment through techniques of guided meditation and pranayama. She teaches a variety of yoga styles Vinyasa flow, Hatha yoga, Power yoga, Yin yoga, Yoga Nidra, Aligment yoga, Meditation and Fitness.

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Location Sunset Hill, 81/15 Moo 8, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Recommended Airports

  • (USM) Samui Airport: 26 km Transfer included

 

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive to Koh Samui airport (USM). From here it is a quick 20 to 40 minute ferry ride to Koh Phangan. Ferries run from morning until early evening. Please note the last airport pickup is 16:00 so be sure to arrive before this time.

Another option is to fly into Surat Thani airport (URT) and then take a 3-5 hour bus and boat to Koh Phangan. The mainland is linked by several boats and ferries per day all departing from Surat Thani’s Ban Don Port or Donsak port operated by Lomprayah, Raja Ferry, Seatran and Songserm. Please note the last airport pickup is about 15:30 so be sure to arrive before this time.

You may also take a bus or train from Bangkok or other locations around Thailand. If you need assistance booking transportation please contact our team of friendly staff as we are here to help in any way we can. We can provide airport pickups, buses and ferries from almost anywhere in Thailand. Contact [email protected] for pricing and timetables.

This package includes pickup from Samui Airport, but if you will be coming from another spot just let us know and they can still arrange (additional charges may apply). For pickup, please be sure to send arrival details at least 48 hours in advance.

Airport: Samui Airport Airport transfer included: Samui AirportNo additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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