Wellness Thailand

Absolute Sanctuary unveils Fitness Wellness in Asia

TravMedia_United_Kingdom_medium-sized_1233849_ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY RESORT PHOTOAbsolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui  is Asia’s first Fitness Wellness resort.

This new Fitness Wellness concept combines physical and mental well-being to promote long lasting health. Through its affiliation with Absolute You, Absolute Sanctuary has integrated designed exercise programs including Yoga, Pilates Reformer, Core suspend, rhythm cycling and food programs with world- class Detox programs , emotional and healing  spa therapies to offer cutting edge fitness wellness programs, the benefits of which will last a life-time.

Executive Director, Claire Bostock, explains that over the last decade there has been a growing market of niche travellers looking for a holiday experience where they can immerse themselves in their passion for fitness.  Absolute Sanctuary sees itself as a perfect fit for these travellers seeking a holiday to unplug from the world and reboot themselves with a getaway that promotes good energy and well-being. With our new Fitness Wellness positioning, it is also timely to revamp our look and feel to exude what we stand for – a place for people to Reconnect with themselves, Recharge their mind, body and soul, Revitalize their inner being and Re-energize their life,”

The 38-room boutique resort has launched 2 new wellness programs: Lifestyle Change and Meaningful Holidays. The lifestyle change program is a structured 30 or 60-days program for people looking to completely transform themselves and committed to achieving the best that they can be with the support of our program. The meaningful holiday is a short 3-day getaway that moves away from packaged programs to a more relaxed getaway leaving guests free to design their own dedicated wellbeing experience.


Keemala, Phuket


Clay cottages, luxury tents, and treehouses give this spa facility its distinctive charm that complements its wide array of unique therapies. Services offered include rebalancing massages and hammer treatments for inducing health-giving vibrations. There are also workshops for creating traditional Thai herbal poultices.

The Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai


This location is an intricate reconstruction of a Mandalay palace that took over three years to create. This facility is renowned for its practiced Ayurvedic doctors who are able to diagnose patients and customise massages and yoga to match their needs. Each morning wake up to the melodies of the resident pipe player and in the evening attend full-moon midnight mediations.

Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, Phang Nga


The all-suite luxury Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Phang Nga is set on Natai Beach, a short distance away from Phang Nga Bay and just 20 minutes north of the Phuket International Airport.

The Ayurah Spa & Wellness Centre adopts a more medical and results-oriented approach to wellness, with rejuvenating spa treatment rooms, a post-treatment relaxation chamber, a chromo-therapy room and Vichy shower room which offers horizontal water massages.

The facility offers anti-aging spa therapies, age defying spa treatments, and advanced techniques including oxygen therapy and the latest light therapy technologies.

The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan island

The-Swan-Spa-125-770x375This wellness facility is located on Koh Phangan island, off the Gulf of Thailand. It’s grounds are inspired by authentic architecture, immersing guests in Thailand’s culture and providing a unifying experience with nature and inner peace.

The Sanctuary offers a therapeutic retreat for a variety of wellness therapies, from balancing mind and spirit, detox and weight loss programs.

Kamalaya Koh Samui


Kamalaya Koh Samui is hidden away on the far south west corner of this Thai island,  a short walk from the coast, Wat Khunaram temple, and Na Muang Safari Park. The award winning, luxury retreat is surrounded by coral reefs, palm trees, and its own private beach. Recently remodelled, it provides the perfect tranquil environment for a wellness retreat.

Centred around a monk’s cave that once served Buddhist monks as a spiritual retreat, guests can rediscover themselves through meditation and therapies lead by monks. Here, the wide variety of treatments range from Moxabustion, Pranayama Shirodhara, Kati Vasti and Tui Na.

Kamalaya’s essence is expressed in its name, ‘Lotus (kamal) Realm (alaya)’, an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit.


Chiva Som, Hua Hin


Chiva Som is located on the beach in Hua Hin, Thailand, just south of Bangkok. This luxury retreat has been offering health and wellness programmes for over 20 years. Today this dedicated therapeutic health spa destination provides150 treatments and therapies to promote rejuvenation and healing for the mind, body, and spirit. Its tranquil environment is set within seven acres of lush tropical gardens.


The Land of Smiles

adorable-1807544_960_720The Land of Smiles offers an idyllic location for wellness retreats.

This Southeast Asian country is known for its tropical beaches, ancient ruins, royal palaces, and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha.

The bustling capital city of Bangkok is a mixture of old and new, shopping in designer malls next to street markets and food stalls while along the river there are  dinner cruises aboard traditional dhows or day trips in longboats to see the quiet canalside communities and floating markets.

Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago in the Krabi Province in Southern Thailand and known for the filming location of the “The Beach”. There are almost no motorized vehicles on the island as most places are within a ten-minute walk away. Long boats provide the transport between the islands.

Ko Samui is one of the most visited islands, dotted with small bungalows and exclusive villas. It offers lively festivals and hosts street fairs where vendors line the streets with local delicacies, clothing and souvenirs.

The larger island of Phuket is home to a wide variety of resorts line, sandy beaches, golf courses and of course shopping areas.

Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand


Established in 1980, the hospital provides for more than 1 million patients per year, including over 400,000 international patients from 190 countries. It was the first hospital in Asia to obtain a JCI accreditation (2002) and the first Asian hospital to receive JCI disease-specific accreditations for its stroke and heart programme. It has been accredited several times since then.

This 580-bed facility provides a wide range of tertiary healthcare services, including 19 operating rooms equipped for most general surgery and surgical specialties. Some are minimally invasive, including cardiothoracic, orthopedic, urological, ophthalmological, laser, transplant, and otolaryngological (ear, nose, and throat) surgeries.

Bumrungrad International is one of Thailand’s many JCI-accredited hospitals, Bumrungrad