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Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui
Koh Samui is the second largest island of Thailand. A bohemian getaway to the heavenly island in the evergreen forests and busy sand beaches! Seascapes which are breathtaking as if taken out straight from the Hokusai’s painting.
If you visit Koh Samui and did not get to experience the luxurious Yoga Retreats, Thai spa treatments, then you have missed out on the true essence of Thailand. Performing Yoga on a tropical island which is dominated with traditions, Buddhist temples and like-minded backpackers is simply an experience to cherish forever.
Yoga Retreats in Thailand is the most relaxing vacation experience you will ever have. The grandeur facilities of oil massages, Thai Spa, Meditation, healthy diet plan, group sessions, long walks in the pristine environment of a diving site is a rejuvenating affair.
You would want to go back to this healing therapy session which is one of the main reasons why people take holidays and come to enjoy Thai spa.
Why You Should Opt for a Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui?
People look forward to bring change into their lives, to feel better than before. Sun-kissed beaches, fruit baskets, coconut water, ferries, hammocks around the natural beauty of Lamai Beach, Chaweng Beach, Bophut’s fisherman village, will enchant you. The best time to visit is from December to April for Yoga Koh Samui.
The vibrant architecture of the stupas, gompas, monasteries, temples is worth a visit as some Yoga practices like mantra chanting, dhyana is also performed in the isolated chambers of these spiritual sites.
Koh Samui Yoga Retreat is also inspired by the Buddhist culture and believes in the same sutra of bringing happiness to life. Reasons to visit Koh Samui can be jotted down in your manual as this place is surrounded with waterfalls, rocks of Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Jungle safari’s, Angthong marine park, diving, and many other exotic adventures.
Few Useful info on Koh Samui
First of all, for Yoga Thailand Koh Samui, you will need a lot of sunscreens (at least SPF 50), hats, swimwear and sunglasses.
The ferries and catamaran will become your new best-friends, making you move from one island to another.
The expenditure for Yoga vacations in Koh Samui will make you hop on the delicious local Thai food and drinks. Samui Airport includes the transportation facilities of a private taxi, car rentals, mini-vans charging approx. 500THB till Chaweng beach in the taxi.
Outside the airport is the Samui Robot Group (re-cycling shop), selling unusual artifacts like alien and predator like monsters, made out of vehicle parts. It's interesting for some and creepy for others.
Also, Indians can apply for a visa in the Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi, or get it availed at Samui airport with a 2000 THB visa-fine. ATMs, Western Union Counters, Forex booths are spread across the beaches of Samui while most of the restaurants, bars, and hotels accept credit cards.
For a Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui, you can stay at Chaweng Beach (the most popular area with the best resorts) with the best party scenes and is also known as the hotspot of Koh Samui. If you have some Cardi B in you then white sand of Chaweng beach is the best deal for you. Lamai Beach, on the other hand, is a little secluded and quieter which makes it one of the favorite beaches of many people. Other spots like Bophut (at fisherman's village, a hub for foodies), Choeng Mon (leisure and hippy vibe with snorkeling), Mae Nam Beach, Bang Rak (cheap accommodations). You can hire a scooter and go for shopping in the nearby stalls.
From luxury resort vibes to jungle adventures! Koh Samui is not a place which can easily disappoint.
How to reach?
By air, flights to Surat Thani from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket are convenient and takes 15-20 minutes to reach. After the arrival, take a ferry to Samui. Ferries depart in every 30-60 minutes from Donsak, and it takes 90 minutes to reach Nathon Port. Ferry tickets start from 130THB for a one-way route. Therefore the availability of transport is not an issue for any tourist.
What to see?
- Big Buddha Temple and Wat Plai Laem Temple.
- Visit the Namuang Waterfall.
- Day trip to Koh Tao’s Turtle Island.
- Secret Buddha Garden.
- Explore Lamai Walking Street for a night market.
- Diving and Snorkeling at Angthong National Marine Park (reaching there by boat from Samui).
- Full moon parties.
- Ladyboy Cabaret Shows at Chaweng Beach.
Yoga holidays in Koh Samui can change your outlook towards the world after you witness the gorgeous natural wonders of life. Don’t miss out on the nightlife as this is the party beach, so do try out some tropical drinks and beers before you start with your Yoga Retreats.
Go to good dining restaurants, and show your love for Thai food or just plan out a day out for sightseeing. Do all that you wish for but it won’t be justified without a touch of Yoga, especially in Thailand.
A refreshing Yoga Retreat can make a perfect end to your trip!