The Healing Power of Nature
Natural Healing with Natural Environment
Kamalaya's natural environment, an inspiring palate of sights, sounds, aromas and textures, empowers and amplifies the healing experience.
Kamalaya was carefully designed to embrace the diverse elements of the very special piece of land on which it rests. This considered approach went beyond maintaining the integrity of the land; Kamalaya was created so that the various elemental themes were available to nourish and inspire you. Within Kamalaya, there are different landscapes – sea, earth, streams, ponds, open skies, bouldered hilltops – so you can find your own place of comfort; a place that resonates with an energy that nurtures and reconnects you with nature through all of your senses.
"At first, it's almost unnerving - the absolute quiet of the place. Then as ears and senses adjust, you begin to hear birds and insects and lovelorn, melancholy bull frogs. You might hear laughter, but never a too-loud TV from the next room (the only televisions are in the library) or the latest Shakira number blasting from the swim-up bar (there isn't one) or children screeching or the constant zippp zipppp zipppppp of jet skis. If all you came for is the quiet, it would be enough."
- Joanna Hughes, Singapore. April 2008
"Brilliant experience - a very natural, authentic ambience - a genuine retreat in harmony with the natural surroundings."
- F Gordon, United Kingdom. March 2008
The architectural brief for Kamalaya centred on the importance of preserving as much of the natural environment as possible.
Environmental care extended to the transplanting of over 150 trees, which were relocated one by one to a nearby nursery until construction was finished and they could be brought 'home' to Kamalaya.
All bathroom amenities use 100% natural ingredients.
Use of eco-friendly detergents.
Sustainable use of resources is actively encouraged, and accommodations have been designed to allow the natural air flow to minimise the use of air conditioning.
Informing guests of ways to conserve energy and water A special staff committee has been formed to research, develop and implement environmental initiatives.
Water is recycled and dispersed back in the gardens. Organic waste is used for composting We use environmentally friendly termite control.