We are big fans here at ALT/HQ of some restoring, reconnecting, re-vitalising and re-energising so when we were invited to check out one of Thailand’s finest wellness, fitness resorts – it is safe to say we hop, skipped and jumped our way to the airport.
Situated in the heart of the beautiful island of Koh Samui, embedded into jungle green hills with views overlooking the gulf of Thailand, Absolute Sanctuary is renowned as one of Asia’s top wellness resorts for Fitness, health, lifestyle, weight management and more. Just a ten-minute drive from the beach, the resort is a place of pure calm, character, love and vitality.
Channelling a traditional Thai-meets-Moroccan aesthetic the resort is the perfect place to vacate and access your truer self. Their vast wellness facilities from the spa to the Pilates and yoga studio and fully equipped gym will keep you moving and loving your body in ways that make you feel good throughout and their mouth watering, nutritionally balanced kitchen will keep you nourished up on all the good stuff. Offering carefully designed programmes from Detox + weight management, to burn out and stress you can curate your perfect stay depending on your personal wellbeing desires.
Get ready to Immerse yourself in green juices, infinity pool relaxing, Vinyasa flowing and meditation zenning in this absolute wellness paradise and prepare to leave feeling like a totally new person.
Facilities and Stay
With three different room types to choose from spread across five buildings ranging from cosy superior rooms to spacious suites there are plenty of options depending on your desire and budget.. Inspired by the stunning architecture of Morocco, the 38 rooms create a feeling of comfort & cosiness like a home away from home. Think colour block walls, with tassels, tinctures and patterns. Equipped with air con and all your holiday essentials such as bathrobes, beach bags, brollis for the impromptu rain and hairdryers – the rooms have all you need for a comfortable stay.
The sanctuary has three enclosed yoga spaces, from hot yoga studio to a fully equipped reformer pilates room and a modern fitness centre. The staff are knowledgable and fully prepped to help cater to your fitness needs depending on your level. There is a large pool and juice bar at the heart of the resort, bringing a space for all the guests to come together.
The spa is situated part indoor, part outdoor with several treatment rooms and impressive array of practitioners and treatments on offer. Taking things to the next level ( a level we love here at ALT/) The wellbeing centre also offers meta healing, reiki, hypnotherapy, life coaching and much more. If that isn’t zen and all aligning enough then we don’t know what is!
Wellness + Fitness Programmes
Choose from their selection of12 different programmes across 9 categories holistically derived to cater to your own personal needs and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Programmes include, Detox, spa, Weight Management, Fitness, yoga, pilates boot camp, lifestyle change, management, sleep well, anti-stress, men’s vitality, body realignment and rest and balance – needless to say, you are beyond spoilt for choice. Each programme has a bespoke carefully crafted food menu, spa offerings and wellbeing sessions to ensure you get your desired outcome.
This may have been the key to our love for this place. The Love Kitchen features different menus depending on the programme you are on packed FULL of nutritious, balanced, tasty cuisine. From our favourite rice paper rolls, to home-made soups, curry’s, salads and rice bowls – all dietary requirements are catered for in the freshest, yummiest way.
We promise you, you will leave feeling like a new person from the well-deserved time out. Making lifelong friends with like-minded as well as from the friendly staff. It is a total, complete, zen, happy, all meditating yes from us!