US Condé Nast Traveler Magazine's Gold List 2017
End of 2016, the editors and contributors of the US Condé Nast Traveler Magazine voted Kamalaya to be among their favourite destinations in the world and one of their preferred places to “get healthy”. It is the very first time Kamalaya has been included in the publication's prestigious “Gold List” and we are truly grateful for such a fantastic recognition in the US.
Further Awards for Kamalaya in 2016
At the AsiaSpa Awards 2016 in Hong Kong Kamalaya was awarded “Spa Cuisine of the Year” and just before, Kamalaya received a Crystal Award “Best in Asia” at the Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards 2016 in London. Spafinder also chose Kamalaya as among the worldwide top ten Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine, Best Eco-friendly & Sustainable Property, Best for Going Solo, Best for Mind & Spirit, Best for the "Wow" Factor, Best for Yoga, Best Hidden Gem, Best Ahead-of-the-Curve Innovation and Best Weight Loss Program.
Kamalaya Lauches Life Enhancement Group Retreats
To enhance its individual wellness programs and personalized health journeys, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is now introducing small group retreats. Guided by distinct wellness experts, the new Life Enhancement Retreats provide a setting for guests to explore specific areas of interest in greater depth and benefit from the dynamic group energy and support network of like - minded individuals, with a maximum of 12 participants per retreat. Each retreat has been developed collaboratively with the retreat leaders who hold a deep appreciation for Kamalaya's philosophy of holistic wellness, combining life enriching insights with carefully selected wellness treatments.
Kamalaya awarded "Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property 2016' in Australian Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards
For the second time, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property in Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards on 20th April 2016. Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside 14 other reputable properties from Thailand, Bali, Japan, India, UK, USA and New Zealand.
CondÃ© Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2016: Best Destination Spa
At the prestigious CondÃ© Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2016 held in London on 2nd February, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was honoured to be named "Best Destination Spa".
Each year, the UK's leading luxury travel magazine selects the world's best spas in just nine categories setting an internationally recognised benchmark for the wellness industry.
NEW COMPREHENSIVE OPTIMAL FITNESS PROGRAM
On 15th December 2015, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa launched a new “Comprehensive Optimal Fitness” program. It is ideal for regular exercisers who wish to develop their workouts while also seeking support in finding a balance between exercise regimens, relaxation techniques, optimum nutrition and a mindful lifestyle. Following its holistic approach to health and wellbeing, Kamalaya's newest program integrates personal fitness training, yoga and stretching as well as nutritional guidance, emotional and mental support complemented by carefully selected wellness treatments.
AsiaSpa Awards 2015: Spa of the Year - Southeast Asia & the Pacific
At the 2015 AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong Kamalaya was awarded “Spa of the Year - Southeast Asia & the Pacific”. AsiaSpa, Asia's premier spa and wellbeing magazine, introduced the awards in 2005, they are setting a benchmark for spas in the region and around the world.
Spafinder Wellness 365Â™ Travel Country Award 2015: Best in Thailand
For the fourth time since the awards were launched, Spafinder Wellness 365Â™ recognised Kamalaya with a Wellness Travel Country Award as “Best in Thailand”. SpaFinder also chose Kamalaya as among the ten Best for Fitness, Best for Nutrition, Best for Weight Loss, Best for Yoga and Best for Girlfriend Getaways. After a shortlist of properties was selected by this year's panel of 33 wellness travel editors and industry experts, the final choice was made by the votes of over 10,000 consumers and travel agents.
Life Enhancement Mentoring at Kamalaya
At Kamalaya, you have the unique opportunity work with a team of distinctively trained Meditation & Life Enhancement Mentors to address emotional and mental issues, habits and behaviours that may keep you from embracing life's full potential. Each of Kamalaya's mentors was immersed in a monastic lifestyle in India for over a decade. Their teachings are inspired by ancient Asian philosophies, delivered with a practical approach to modern day questions, stressors and concerns
DESTINATION RETREAT OF THE YEAR at the 2014 AsiaSpa Awards
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded "Destination Retreat of The Year"Â at the 10th edition of the AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong last Wednesday 12th November. Shortlisted alongside nine other reputable properties from Thailand, Indonesia, India, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia, Kamalaya is extremely honored to receive this accolade.
Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property 2014 - Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards in Austrlia
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was honoured with the award Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property by Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards in Sydney last Friday, 11th April. Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside 9 other reputable properties from Thailand, Bali, India, USA and New Zealand.
Embracing Change : Latest Wellness Program Dedicated to Creating Emotional Balance and Wellbeing
The "Embracing Change"Â program launching on April 1st 2014 will be Kamalaya's 12th program (in addition to their detox, stress & burnout, healthy lifestyle and yoga options). The first of Kamalaya's wellness programs to focus on exploring one's inner self, Kamalaya's Meditation & Life Enhancement Mentors will tailor up to five sessions alongside carefully selected treatments to support and ease life challenges and transitions
Exciting times: New Lap Pool and Fitness Centre
We are excited to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art fitness centre and a 25m lap pool at Kamalaya. Both facilities will be located at the highest point of the resort with the latest equipment and stunning panoramic views over the Gulf of Thailand, taking our fitness experiences to the next level.
Exciting times: New Superior Suites Project
We shall also be adding fifteen new superior suites with more space and amazing views which will help to meet the growing demand for accommodation at Kamalaya.
FINDING EMOTIONAL BALANCE : A day of insights and practices with Rajesh Ramani
HONGKONG, 6TH April 2014
Our emotional state is pivotal in the experience of life. Our reactions and responses to everyday situations, decision-making abilities and our index of happiness are dependent on the balance that we experience in our emotional state.
Kamalaya awarded ’SPASTAR AWARD 2014'
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was honoured to be awarded the ’SpaStar Award 2014' at the TUR Travel Fair 2014 in Gothenberg, Sweden, yesterday afternoon.
Destination Spa of the Year Asia & Australasia - World Spa Awards
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was honoured for the second time since the awards began, with the award for Destination Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia at the World Spa awards in London last night. The World Spa & Wellness Awards were hosted at the Guildhall, located in the heart of London and acknowledge the global excellence of care, service and standards within the industry.
Spa Retreat Of The Year - AsiaSpa Awards
For the second consecutive year Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded "Spa Retreat of The Year"Â at the eighth edition of the AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong last night. With a short-list of nominees including Bali's Como Shambhala, Thailand's Chiva-Som, and Australia's Gwinganna, Kamalaya is extremely honored to receive this accolade again.
Favourite Spa in Thailand - SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Award
For the third time since the awards were launched, Kamalaya received the 2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Country Award as "Favourite Spa in Thailand"Â. Nominated by consumers and travel agents who vote annually in the Readers' Choice Poll, the SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice awards honor the best-of-class properties from around the globe. Kamalaya was also delighted to be recognized as among the Best Eco-Spa, Best for Accommodations, Best for Weight Loss, and Best for Yoga.
The New Sleep Enhancement Wellness Program
Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart, doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, formulated the Sleep Enhancement program in response to a need from guests. "A high proportion of our guests mention sleep as an issue and concern in their lives - most are suffering from disruption to a healthy sleep cycle whether it is poor quality sleep, insufficient sleep or an inability to fall asleep. This program is a vital addition to our portfolio as we know sufficient quality sleep is a key ingredient to optimal wellness and vitality."
Destination Spa of the Year Asia & Australasia - World Spa Awards
Kamalaya was honoured with the award for Destination Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia at the World Spa awards hosted in London on 4th March 2012.The resort faced exceptional competition from across the world and was shortlisted alongside three other finalists in the Asia & Australasia region. An expert panel of 7 international judges selected the finalists during a vigorous process including two site visits per application, from both an "official"Â judge and a "mystery"Â judge.
Kamalaya Honoured with Three New Awards
Koh Samui, Thailand"Â¦ Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was honoured with three awards in the last two months, including two awards for its cuisine. In October, Kamalaya was voted winner of Best Conscious Cuisine at the 2011 Crystal Awards Asia Pacific in Singapore. Then at a ceremony in Hong Kong on 9 November, Kamalaya was named Spa Retreat of the Year and Spa Cuisine of the Year at the 7th Annual AsiaSpa Awards.
Feel Life's Potential Reward
September 1st - October 31st, 2011
Many of us know and admire someone who has dedicated their life to serving others. You may know them personally, you may have heard about them from someone else, or perhaps you were on the receiving end of their selfless service. If you know such a person or people, it's likely that you have wished for them to be recognized or rewarded.
Asarnha Bucha Day
Here at Kamalaya we've just celebrated Asarnha Bucha day paying respects to the local monks. "Asarnha Bucha" means paying homage and worshiping on the day identified according to the lunar calendar during the eighth month. In the Pali language, "Asanha' is the name of the eighth month. In Thailand, Asarnha Bucha Day (Asanha Puja Day) is one of the government holidays or the public holiday. This day is one of the most sacred in Buddhism. It is a Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eighth lunar month. It commemorates the day on which Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon called "the Dhammachakapavattana Sutta"Â to his first five chief disciples at the Deer Park in Benares more than two thousand five hundred years ago. In this holy day, Buddhists all over the country observe the day by presenting offerings to the monks, listening to the sermons, and performing ritual prayers. Many guests came to take part in the ceremonies that took place in the Yantra Hall on this auspicious day.
Dialogues of Time and Nature By Robert Powell
The Exhibition runs through 30th June 2011
The Gallery will be open everyday from 10.00 - 19.00 hrs.
If you are interest in any art please contact the retail staff or Kamalaya Reception
Robert Powell was born in Sydney in 1948, and studied humanities and architecture in Australia. He came to Asia in 1974 and was in India when Ladakh was opened t foreigners for the first time.He spent 7 months there documenting its Tibetan Architecture. That experience was the beginning of a lifelong exploration of Asian cultures, inspired by their material manifestations and especially their traditional architectures.
Donation for the victims of tsunami in Japan
Donation for the victims of tsunami in Japan
Kamalaya will donate 50% of your session fee (Shiatsu with Yutaka Homma) to be distributed directly among the affected population of the earthquake & tsunami via: Japanese Red Cross Society
About Namikoshi Shiatsu
Namikoshi Shiatsu, a manual therapy developed in Japan through a synthesis of Eastern and Western medical concepts, uses mankind's most ancient medical tools - the human hand and human hearts - to treat the patient using a holistic approach that stimulates the body's own natural self-healing power to correct imbalances and effect a cure from within.
Kamalaya's New Year Monk Ceremony
Saturday, 1 January 2011
09:00 - Respect to Spirit House around Kamalaya
10.30 - Monk blessing at the Yantra Hall
Buddhist monks from Laem Sor Temple will hold a blessing ceremony.
Favourite Destination Spas-International - Spa Magazine Silver Sage Readers' Choice Award 2010
22 October 2010
More than 100,000 votes were cast this year for Spa magazine's third annual Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards. Kamalaya Koh Samui was chosen as a winner in Spa magazine's 2010 Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards, which highlights their readers' picks of top spas around the world. This year, they recognised the top favourites in 29 different categories that include Favourite Destination Spas, Favourite Affordable Spas, Favourite Spas by region, and many more!
Favourite Spa in Thailand - SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards 2010
19 October 2010
Every year SpaFinder names the winners of its prestigious Readers' Choice Awards, revealing spa-goers' favourite spas across the globe in three areas: favourite spa by continent, favourite by region or country, and best in any of 27 categories. This year's awards saw approximately 300,000 votes cast for those deserving spas that offer truly exceptional experiences to their guests - the highest number of votes for the Readers' Choice Awards to date.
Best Complementary & Alternative Medicine Wellness Centre - Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2010
14 October 2010
The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific is an annual event to recognise and honour the best of the spa and wellness industry in the Asia Pacific region. Awarding brands and properties in various categories, The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2010 set to endorse through a collective voice of leaders and experts of the industry, the contribution that these brands and properties make that enhance the industry, spearhead trends, change as well as exert an overall definition for the future direction of the sector.
TATLER Spa Awards 2010, one of 5 awards worldwide for Enduring Excellence.
4 October 2010
At the fourth annual TATLER UK Spa Awards celebration on 4th October, attended by leading travel editors, writers and hospitality leaders and presented by Melinda Stevens, TATLER's Travel Editor, Kamalaya was honoured as the recipient of the TATLER Enduring Excellence Award for 2010.
Tourism of Thailand (TAT) Award for Outstanding Performance for Health Tourism Destination Spa
27 September 2010
Karina and John Stewart, accompanied by Dr.Pipadh Eksaengrsi, were amongst long-standing friends and supporters of the Thai tourism industry as they were conferred this well-deserved award organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on 27th September, 2010, in Bangkok.
BEST COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WELLNESS CENTRE
11 December 2009
Koh Samui, Thailand"Â¦ Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was named Best Complementary & Alternative Medicine Wellness Centre last week in the sixth annual Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2009. The Crystal Awards, organised by Global Ratings & Awards Solutions, employ a collective voice of leaders in the spa and wellness industry to salute the best in the Asia Pacific region.
Karina Stewart named 'Spa Personality of the Year' at the AsiaSpa Awards 2009
13 November 2009
Koh Samui, Thailand"Â¦Karina Stewart, co-founder of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, was named "Spa Personality of the Year' last night at the AsiaSpa Awards 2009. The awards were announced at AsiaSpa magazine's awards ceremony, held in Hong Kong's Armani Bar.
Six SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards for Kamalaya Koh Samui
7 October 2009
Kamalaya Koh Samui has been selected as a multiple winner in the 7th annual SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards, including the coveted "Crystal"Â Award for spa-goers' favorite spa in Asia. Based on over 360,000 votes - a record for the awards program - submitted by readers of SpaFinder publications (including Spafinder.com), the awards represent the most complete consumer assessment of the global spa market.
Kamalaya voted "Best Destination Spa"
19 November 2008
Kamalaya Koh Samui, the Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, took home the AsiaSpa Award for Best Destination Spa of the Year from the November 2008 award ceremony in Hong Kong. The awards were announced at AsiaSpa magazine's 'Time to Shine' cocktail party, held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
Kamalaya voted "Best Wellness Retreat"
21 October 2008
Koh Samui, Thailand"Â¦Kamalaya Koh Samui, the Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, was the winner of the Best Wellness Retreat category in last week's Spa Asia Crystal Awards. The awards were announced at the Wellness Summit Gala Dinner in Kuala Lumpur on 16 October, which was attended by over 220 industry people and media.