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“Perfect site for a yoga retreat!”
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Samahita Retreat
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

I am just returning from a weeklong yoga retreat/training at Samahita. The grounds are lovely and the facilities cater to groups just like ours. There are several yoga rooms, a pool and a cycle room. The spa services were enjoyable and the staff is very pleasant. The food was designed to meet the needs of the group, from fish and curry dishes, to raw vegan and vegetarian. The rooms are clean and modest; however, I must say, the beds were extremely hard! And the pillows were super high/thick. This is my only complaint.

Room Tip: Perfect location for an exotic yoga retreat!
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Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
Thank Lisa M
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145shadow, Owner at Samahita Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Dear Lisa,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. We appreciate your compliments and take note of the bed as we know they are firm side. We do provide extra softer pillow choices if you asked the receptionist for them. Thank you again for being our guest and we hope to see you again.

Best wishes,
Jutima

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We came here during our honeymoon for 5 days. I did the Destress program and my husband the Detox. He lost 4 kilos, fell amazing and I left the place completely relaxed!!
Nothing bad to say about this place: amazing delicious food, a real culinary experience letting us appreciate vegetarian healthy food; amazing service with great welcoming, very helpful staff; very qualified teachers who love what they do; beautiful beach; delicious drinks, treats, excellent spa and massages; very clean and comfortable rooms.
We followed our first yoga and meditation classes there and had the best coaching. Further we loved the combination with fitness and spinning.
We met wonderful people here and learned a lot about the philosophy around yoga and meditation. It was a very enriching experience.
We will come back here for sure !!

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christelle J
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145shadow, Owner at Samahita Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Dear Christelle J,

First of all congratulations on your wedding and secondly thank you for spending your honeymoon with us. We've had honeymooners in the past, but not ones who choose to detox and de-stress together. What a great way to start your life together! We are so grateful to be a part of your life experience. Thank you for sharing this with others. We love hearing from your guests and we hope to see you again. All our very best, Jutima

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Samahita has to be one of the friendliest and most welcoming places I've ever visited. In part it's a yoga retreat and fitness center; in part it's a beach resort (with no alcohol though), and in part it's an ayurvedic massage and wellness center. The three are all supposed to be complementary, though they occasionally get out of synch as the yoga is really the most important. The beach setting is idyllic (though some of the beaches on either side are a bit trashy). The rooms are large, comfortable and nicely furnished though by no means super luxurious. The food is ayur-vedic and, considering that this is a health retreat, rather good. The nicest part is the laid-back atmosphere, Dining is buffet-style and informal and after a few days we ended up knowing most of the people there. The yoga staff are well-trained and marvelously supportative.

Room Tip: the rooms are all about equal
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Thank JAmesFentress
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145shadow, Owner at Samahita Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2016

Dear JAmesFentress,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. We love hearing from you about that we do and how you benefited. And to your point yoga principles is our guiding force. We provide a supportive environment for like minded people to meet and leave as friends. We hope to see you again in the future.
Best wishes, Jutima

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Samahita offered me a wholesome physical and mental environment and the chance to wind down in an atmosphere of integrity, peacefulness and kindness from staff and and fellow retreaters. I did three full days of pranayama, asanas, core strength training and a bit of cycle. Liked yoga sessions the most, and also liked having the option of several classes. Coming from a past of mostly Mysore and now doing led classes felt comforting and safe. And instructive! Not surpringly, three days felt too short because it took about three days to get fully immersed and I would have wanted to stay longer as I felt my health improving: yes, you can arrive out of shape and stressed out and get that first sense if cleansing your mind and nurturing your body. I loved the food, and my semi shared loft was of high standard. It's luxury in simplicity. The premises are quite small but gorgeous and you are really feel at peace far away from tourists and at a place where people care. The beach yoga shala and fitness "terrace" oversee the sunrise and sea, it is so beautiful to experience, especially those early mornings. While I enjoyed the spa treatments offered, I have to say that some of the therapists, while technically very good, did not have that fingertip feeling a really good masseuse has, when they know exactly how to vary pressure and how to ease a knot. Another small minus was the booking process, which for me not only had too many steps and backandforths but the reception repeatedly confused its calculations of the total, paid and remaining installment over email, so I had to clear it upon arrival.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled solo
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Thank malinelisabet
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145shadow, Owner at Samahita Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Dear Malinelisabet

Thank you so much for taking your time to share your experience at Samahita. We are pleased to know that as a yoga practitioner you benefited from the addition of our integrated fitness classes. We pride on being providing guest with a holistic & complete experience of health and mind. We read and share your review with our team and know that areas we can improve in. We are working with our team on improving our booking process daily. We look forward to your return in the future when you can stay for more than 3 days. All the best, Jutima

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

I've been to Samahita several times, the quality of the yoga taught here is the best I've come across and the whole place has a level of integrity & family feel that makes it somewhere I keep going back to! They've now also added a fitness element which is brilliant as the yoga can then just be about yoga rather than having a workout, and the core classes really focus on the strength you need to improve your yoga and/or help you deal with any injuries. The cycle classes are great fun - and would highly recommend. The fitness option would also be good for any partners that aren't so keen on the yoga. Samahita is right on the beach so in between all the classes you can just laze in the sunshine which is perfect. Would highly recommend a stay here

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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shadow2003, Owner at Samahita Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Dear Sandra,
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. We are committed in continuing to provide a unique place to renew your body, mind & spirit. We challenge ourselves as we evolve to bring on new programs to meet one's ever changing lifestyle. Yes, the new YogaCoreCycle program just launched this month was created out of that need for us and others as well. Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again.
Best wishes, Jutima

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Address: 55/20-24 Moo 4 T. Namuang, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Taling Ngam
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Taling Ngam
Price Range: $310 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Samahita Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samahita Retreat, the lifestyle retreat center for yoga, fitness and detox, was established in 2003 on the island of Koh Samui, and has been called by many a "hidden gem" located on the quiet beach of Bang Kao. Owned and directed by Master yogi, educator and researcher, Paul Dallaghan, our yoga and wellness retreat center has been a location for practice, learning and holiday for literally tens of thousands of guests from all walks of life over the years. Being the original Yoga Thailand, our center has grown and developed over the years and now encompasses a wellness center as well as its traditional yoga offerings. The name Samahita is translated from Sanskrit as "centered" or "balanced". To find balance is key - in daily habits, in weight management, in dealing with stress.. Samahita Retreat's clear and dedicated purpose is 'to provide both the tools to work on yourself through specific practices and dedicated programs as well as the environment within to learn, change and renew. Choose from Fixed-date programs such as group yoga retreats or trainings or Flexi-date programs such as the integrated yoga & fitness YogaCoreCycle, health focused programs: detox, de-stress or weight loss. This all inclusive beach resort features 40 rooms suited for single travelers, couples and families. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Samahita Yoga Thailand Retreat Hotel Koh Samui
Samahita Retreat Ko Samui/Taling Ngam, Asia

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