Beach holidays spa resort Thailand

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Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

Laem Set Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand (+66 (0) 77429800; www.kamalaya.com)
From £120 (US$250) per person per night

Nestled in a boulder-strewn ravine with luscious tropical gardens trickling down to an idyllic lagoon and white sand beach, Kamalaya's wellness sanctuary offers a distinctly different kind of retreat experience for soul-seekers and self-indulgent sybarites. A variety of rejuvenation programmes draw on Oriental and Western holistic healing practices, each beginning with a medical and personal wellness consultation to assess your needs, and prescribing anything from gentle nurturing to full-on detox and fitness motivation. Expert help is at hand from all manner of doctors and therapists, from acupuncturists to visiting spiritual gurus. The settlement is centred round a tiny cave temple that once served as a place of meditative retreat for Buddhist monks. At the heart of the site is the holistic spa, whose majestic views over the bay add an extra edge to the treatment rooms, yoga pavilions and dramatic Yantra hall where seminars and workshops are held. Fairly remote, once here you (thankfully) won't see any evidence of Samui's party scene. Fly to Koh Samui.