Admit it, we have all dreamed of escaping the daily stresses of work, family and general life at some point of our lives. An overseas destination away from modern technology, somewhere you can simply dedicate time to your own wellbeing and health. While this might seem too good to be true, for FBI Travel Manager Ginette Peterfreund and her 28-year-old daughter, this dream became a reality thanks to the team at Kamalaya Koh Samui.
Located on the southern tip of Koh Samui, an island off the coast of Thailand, Kamalaya Koh Samui is set in a verdant jungle environment with the hustle and bustle of Thai cites replaced with the soothing sounds of waves lapping the shore and the birds chirping in the trees. Travelling in late April for five nights, we were fortunate enough to sit down with Ginette to recount her relaxing trip!
They say that there is only one chance to make an impression and for Ginette, Kamalaya Koh Samui ticked all the boxes. Ginette described the wellness resort as how she imagines the Garden of Eden to be.
After a long flight and a very late arrival, the resort provided a delicious in-room dinner highlighting the thoughtful service that set the holiday off to a fantastic start.
A room with a view
Kamalaya’s brand new Superior Sea View suites set a relaxing and calming mood for Ginette and her daughter – even before enjoying the wide variety of the wellness program. Built into a hillside location, the suite’s balcony overlooks the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand and lush green gardens of the resort, a view seen by very few people in the world.
As for the room itself, with air-conditioning, private indoor bathroom, semi-outdoor shower and complimentary yoga mats, these suites are the perfect base for your relaxation getaway.
“For us, the position was perfect – close to all our favourite activities, the yoga and meditation pavilions, lap pool, the gym, and not too far from the superb wellness centre,” Ginette said.
Wellness Programs – Relax and Renew Program
One of the true beauties of Kamalaya is that it is tailored to a wide variety of people. Whether you are looking to establish a healthy lifestyle, detox your body, manage stress/burnout or address your emotional balance – there is a wellness program to match your requirements.
Upon arrival, Kamalaya’s expert team conducts a wellness consultation to establish where you are physically, mentally and emotionally – a chance to check in and set some realistic goals for your experience. For Ginette and her daughter, the focus was on unwinding with both, choosing the resort’s Relax and Renew Program.
This program includes a range of traditional and holistic therapies and activities to help them to de-stress, re-energise and boost their immune system. Ginette noted the different forms of massage were a particular highlight – whether scrub, foot, hand or full-body – there were at least three massages a day, sheer bliss!
In between the Relax and Renew Program, they took advantage of the complimentary weekly program, incorporating a full day schedule of various activities such as yoga, meditation, guest speakers and walks.
“Our only challenge was to find the time for our beautiful massages, to sit by the pool, participate in the daily program and attend the gym each day,” Ginette said.
Of course, Kamalaya’s wellness programs and detox treatments must be complemented with the right food. With the vibrant ocean close by and nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally, the menu on offer is simply stunning. Ginette notes the excellent dinner menus, which offers numerous different types of fish – rich in minerals, vitamins and other antioxidants to supplement any wellness journey.
Want to learn more?
Kamalaya Koh Samui is a wellness resort like no other. Set around some of the most prestigious jungles in Thailand and incorporating the best relaxation methods and treatments available, there can be no doubt that you can help reach your personal goals at Kamalaya.
If you wish to tailor a trip to Kamalaya Koh Samui, get in touch with Ginette and the team at FBI Travel today or call 1800 FLY FBI.