Places of Interest : 4 Thai resorts among 10 top wellness resorts in Asia by CNN News

Places of Interest : 4 Thai resorts among 10 top wellness resorts in Asia by CNN


Thanyapura (Phuket)

If you’re looking for a boot camp-style, assault course or triathlon training, this is the place. 

Thanyapura promotes health, wellness and an improved life  -- its tagline is “get more out of life" -- through sports and active lifestyle.   

Numerous professional athletes from around the world come to train.

Top coaches and cutting-edge programs don’t only provide physical training but also “Sports Mindfulness training” and education about preventive medicine. 

The vast complex includes four centers -- a Sports and Leisure Club, Mind Centre, Thanyapura Health and Phuket International Academy.

It also houses a "sports hotel" and a Thanyamundra wellness retreat.

An amazing range of sports academies -- football, aquatics, tennis, rugby, triathlon -- offer teams training and competitions at all levels and ages.  

The complex houses various quality sports venues, fitness center and martial arts studios. 

Facilities include a day spa, kids and teen clubs, arts studio, performance center and restaurants featuring organic cuisine, wine and cooking school.  

Thanyapura Sports Hotel | 120/1 Moo 7 Thepkasattri Road, Phuket 83110 Thailand | +66 76 336 000

Chiva-Som International Health Resort (Hua Hin)

What do cigarettes and children have in common? Both are no-nos at this health resort in the royal beach town of Hua Hin.

Twenty years ago Chiva-Som was the region’s first luxury destination health resort and paved the way for Thailand’s standing as the spa capital of Asia. 

It attracts celebrities like Kate Moss, David and Victoria Beckham and Elizabeth Hurley, as well as stressed-out CEOs looking for weight loss and anti-aging sessions.

Activities revolve around the gleaming health center, where spa and wellness treatments take place in sleek facilities modeled after a European luxury spa.  

Arriving guests get health consultations and a custom-tailored program featuring daily massages. 

The restaurant focuses on fat-free, weight-control food -- raw greens dominate the buffet. 

Offerings include a range of holistic and alternative therapies such as acupuncture, energy healing, iridology, Emotional Freedom Technique, aqua aerobics, hypnosis, physiotherapy, yoga, Pilates and personal fitness training from a rotating list of visiting healers and wellness consultants.  

Chiva-Som | 73 / 4 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin 77110 Thailand | +66 3253 6536

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary (Koh Samui)

Conceived as a sanctuary for holistic healing by founders who had spent years living in Kathmandu, Kamalaya offers wellness retreats, detox, cleansing, yoga, emotional healing and spiritual offerings whose quality and excellence has led to numerous awards. 

Set on a secluded beach by a hillside, its open-air wellness center and restaurants -- serving creative organic health cuisine -- in a lush natural surrounding. 

The wellness center offers spa treatments, detox, colonics, Thai and Ayurvedic treatments, yoga, meditation and fitness training.

Resident Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors and visiting healers from around the world offer energy healing, sound therapy, emotional healing, chakra balancing, life coaching, osteopathy and cranial sacral therapy.  

Kamalaya Koh Samui | 102/9 Moo 3, Laem Set Rd, Na-Mueang subdistrict, Laem Set, Ko Samui 84140 Thailand | +66 (0) 77 4

Samahita Wellness Retreat (Koh Samui) 

Originally started as Yoga Thailand by a yoga teaching couple in 2003, this center evolved into Samahita Wellness Retreat in a few years.  

Located on a pristine beach in a tranquil bay, it has three yoga studios including a beachfront yoga pavilion. 

Samahita’s calendar offers regular teacher-training programs drawing students from around the world for international teacher certification and visiting yoga teachers.

It offers a variety of yoga (but it's best known for Ashtanga yoga), detox and wellness retreats and packages, daily, short- and long-term. 

The open-air beach dining room is intimate and laid-back. The poolside restaurant offers organic, low-fat, high energy, mostly vegetarian food.

Samahita Retreat, 55/20-24 Moo 4 T. Namuang, Koh Samui Surat Thani, Thailand; +66 (0) 77 920 090 , +66 (0) 77 920 091+66 (0) 831 752 730