Nutritious food can be delicious Whenever ‘healthy and nutritious’ concepts are visualized, ‘delicious and tantalizing’ do not form part of the same thought process. But at Kamalaya, it is a surprise that spa, detox or healthy food can taste so good! The Kamalaya cuisine plays a vital role in the overall integralwellness concept. Influenced by Co-founder and doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Karina Stewart’s wealth of knowledge in functional medicine and cellular detoxification,each Kamalaya dish is brought to life by Executive Chef Kai Mueller’s passion to use fresh ingredients and local cooking methods in a healthy and innovative way.The architecture, facilities and design Created with a reverence for its surrounding natural landscape, embracing existing rocks and trees are some of the defining elements of the buildings. The architecture of Kamalaya reflects the resort’s holistic approach to wellness that connects people to nature in an intimate,nurturing way. The brain child of architect Robert Powell and founders Karina and John Stewart, guests of Kamalaya enjoy panoramic views of coconut palms, lush forests, pristine beaches, azure sea and the salty ocean breeze from any location within the resort – whether is it the open-air treatment rooms, the yoga salsa or restaurant.
The Kamalaya ambience is a luxuriant blendunhealthy habits, while others hope to increase their energy, mental clarity and weight loss during their stay. Well-traveled, experienced and informed about health and wellness, guests of Kamalaya see the time they spend in the resort as a way to ‘clean out their closets’ and review what needs to be changed and incorporate healthy lifestyle habits.From detoxers to weight-losers, Kamalaya’s guests hail from all over the world. A typical guest at Kamalaya usually stays for 9 nights; with 7 nights of wellness program and the remaining nights to indulge in holistic activities or simply nothing, and enjoy the sceneryand healthy cuisine.A day at Kamalaya…Start your stay with a BIA (Bio-Impedance Analysis) and initial wellness consultation. If you have chosen to do a wellness program, a schedule will be planned. If not, begin the day with morning yoga before enjoying some detox cuisine for breakfast at the Soma restaurant.Then proceed on to the Wellness Sanctuary for a therapeutic back massage such as the Chi Nei Tsang or Colon Hydrotherapy. Have a light and nutritious lunch at Amrita Café overlooking the infinity pool. Continue with afternoon and evening treatments supplemented with Tai Chi,Pilates or a walking meditation on the beach.Feeling bored? Meet up with other guests at Alchemy Lounge for an Asian Tea Ceremony and dine together at the community table if you wish. For guests who are keen to learn, there are evening workshops where Visiting Practitioners share their experience and knowledge about holistic healing. Love cooking? You will be pleased to know there are cooking classes available, conducted by Kamalaya’s Executive Chef.Sights around town Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket, Koh Samui is a popular beach destination in the region, attracting approximately 1.5 million tourists every year. Some notable sights around the island include the Wat Khunaram Temple, Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Lamai Beach), the Secret Buddha Garden, the Big Buddha temple (Wat Phra Yai) and the Laem Sor Pagoda.