Connect with nature and enjoy an authentic wellness experience at this award-winning holistic hideaway and former Buddhist retreat.
Designed in harmony with its natural setting, this secluded haven climbs from a boulder-strewn beach and up a forested hillside to a hilltop offering incredible 360 degree views over the jungle and ocean. As you explore winding paths through the tropical vegetation, vine-draped rocks, trickling streams and lily ponds, it’s easy to see why this peaceful spot was chosen as a meditation and spiritual retreat for Buddhist monks. It’s the perfect place to experience the healing power of nature, clear your mind and disconnect from the stresses of everyday life.
Swim in one of the oceanview pools, meditate in the rock pools, climb the steep path up to the yoga pavilion and fitness centre or head to the candlelit Monks’ Cave for some quiet reflection. The resort offers an excellent range of holistic medicine, spa and healing therapies. Your holistic activity schedule could include yoga sessions, wellbeing talks, healthy cuisine cooking classes and mindfulness workshops. Enjoy the peace and solitude along with a sense of community and the opportunity to socialise – there’s a communal table at dinner so it’s a great place for solo travellers.
Work up an appetite during the walk up to the hilltop Soma Restaurant – Sanskrit for 'food of the gods' for breakfast and dinner. Admire magnificent views of the coast and outlying islands as you tuck into fresh and delicious dishes which blend influences from the east and west. There are options for all dietary preferences including a special detox menu. Set amid lotus ponds with the sound of running water to lull you into relaxation, Amrita Cafe offers an informal setting for a restorative light lunch, with salads and grilled fish and meats on offer. The Alchemy Tea Lounge is a serene spot for enjoying fresh juices, herbal infusions, snacks and desserts.
The rooms feature a soothing palette of neutral, earthy tones to complement the surroundings, and some feature a semi-open bathroom. The Hillside Garden Rooms and Hillside Seaview Rooms are close to the yoga pavilion and offer garden or sea views respectively. The spacious Seaview Suites are set at the top of the resort and feature a balcony and stunning views over the coast.
Tucked away on a private stretch of beach, overlooking Koh Samui's pristine southern coastline. Approx. 30 minutes from Chaweng.
Good to know
Due to the hillside location and number of steps, this resort may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.
75 chic rooms and suites
• Join an early morning meditation walk along the beach • Kayak along the coast • Enjoy a calming t’ai chi session on the beach • Discover some of Koh Samui’s famous temples on an island excursion*
2 restaurants, bar
*Denotes local charge