The third largest island in Thailand, Koh Samui is part of a trio of popular destinations in the Gulf of Thailand: Koh Tao has the best (and famously inexpensive) diving, Koh Phangan is infamous for its full-moon parties, and Koh Samui has the most refined beach-vacation atmosphere. Mid-range to upscale accommodations are the norm here, and the vibe is pure relaxation. Just about any treatment on earth is available; from the ubiquitous Thai massage to yoga retreats to weeklong Detox cleanse regimens.
The island has a few attractions—a 40-foot Buddha statue, a few jungle waterfalls, and some provocatively shaped rock formations. Don’t forget the days at the beach and yoga Training.
But just in case you need a break from all that lounging on the beach, there are lots of unusual attractions which make the most of the island’s culture and island charm.
Forget the theme parks and hi-tech attractions. Instead, try the monkey show or the Snake Farm. Or better still hire a car and go sightseeing.
Inspired by the stunning architecture of Morocco, ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY boasts 38 luxurious rooms, each featuring vibrant yet soothing color themes, unique decorative details and modern amenities to ensure that you never want for anything. ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY is nestled into the hillside with a stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand on Cheong Mon Peninsula.
The island’s airport is owned by Bangkok Airways, you could always get there by Ferry
But we recommend taking the flight. Faster and easier!
All of our elegantly spacious rooms feature comfortable beds and linens, en-suite bathrooms with stylish tiling, air conditioning & ceiling fan, desk, safe, mini-fridge, hair dryers, telephone and a small terrace where you can relax and enjoy the view. We provide a range of locally made bathroom amenities with which you can pamper yourself even more.
If your dream is to become a Yoga Teacher, Don’t postpone Your Dreams! Take the first step and visit : www.AbsoluteYogaAcademy.com
Remember the climate. It’s hot. Light cotton is best for Koh Samui’s climate. Cotton shirts, dresses, shorts – all good.
Turning Passionate Students Into Teachers…
All courses take place at Absolute Sanctuary, a stunning, Moroccan-inspired boutique resort, on Koh Samui in Thailand. Absolute Sanctuary is a haven to those seeking a journey back to balance, rejuvenation and a healthy lifestyle. Here, we offer you more than the pleasures of an island paradise enjoyed in the comfort of modern facilities. Our commitment is to provide you with a life-changing experience, the benefits of which will last you a lifetime.
Absolute Sanctuary is a leading yoga training center. With two huge, beautiful yoga studios and resort’s facilities and staff who understand the needs of yoga teachers, we have created an environment most conducive for teacher trainings, retreats & workshops for both teachers & students. Relax after classes by our state of the art heated swimming pool. Enjoy our gorgeous property as you enhance your practice and teaching skills.
Your stay at Absolute Sanctuary will be further enhanced by the amazing food prepared at our resort in the Love Kitchen. All the food provided to you is prepared with tender loving care to nourish as well as to delight your taste buds.
Reviewed January 31, 2012
I needed to escape the host of bad health and stress issues of life back home, and was absolutely blown away by this place, a pristine retreat in beautiful surrounds. We each did separate packages, an ultimate detox and a rejuvenation package, and were absolutely amazed at the range of spa treatments that were included — DAILY — into the package. The staff were so friendly and attended to our every need. I love the yoga classes, but more than anything I have gained a perspective on health and wellbeing that will change my habits back home. We left refreshed, significantly healthier, almost new people! I will definitely be back and can’t speak highly enough of the package programs to anyone who is seeking a holiday to recover, unwind and improve their health and wellbeing at the same time.
This trip really was probably the best gift I’ve ever given myself!
Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
Reviewed February 13, 2014
Well if you want your yoga twice a day and 7 days a week, this is the location, but you can mix and match, light detox, or hot yoga, absolute fit, loads of different classes, and you can come to the classes as and when you want to yoga away with all the yogis! Jana, Alicia, Ampinee, quality teachers that go the extra mile!! And the staff in the resort, they are fabulous, nothing us too much trouble!! Try it and you will never want to leave!!
Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
Reviewed October 9, 2013
The hotel has only 38 rooms so it is quite cozy and offers a familiar atmosphere. I haven´t book a detox-/ fast-program as I personally feel I should enjoy my holidays and not torture myself when so much delicious food options are around. I book an anti-stress-program, and all of the treatments were of outstanding quality. The Reiki-therapist is a real healer, it was amazing. Also all the massages were not only enjoyable, they really worked and my back and shoulders got much better after some days. Absolutely outstanding are the yoga-lessons. I had never seen a schedule with so many yoga-styles and options before and all classes were great. The teachers gave individual advises and corrections, my body´s strength and flexibility improved a lot during the two weeks. Thank you so much, Jana!
The place is a bit away from the crowds, but you can walk to the next village with a beautiful beach (Choeng Mon) in 20 minutes. The hotel offers a shuttle service, but if this does not fit into your schedules, walking can be made easily. You can also go to Chaweng beach by shuttle service, but I personally felt the beach at Choeng Mon was nicer and not so busy.
In my package I had 10 days including 3 meals from the hotel´s Love Kitchen. The food was always fresh and healthy, and you always have the choice from a big menu. I personally think that it was a bit to healthy, could not see carrots, seaweed and other vegetables any more as I got lots of them, cooked and raw. My only advice would be to offer some more options like curries, fish and seafood dishes as alternatives.
The hotel room was spacy, clean and modern. The pool was amazing, with sea water, such a nice temperature and water felt like silk. There is a steam room next to the pool where you could detox or just warm-up your body for treatments and relaxation.
Staff is so friendly and helpful, the receptions can organize everything (they found me a special medicine and arranged so many things in a perfect way). Once you arrived and felt a bit familiar, you probably don´t want to leave.
I would highly recommend this place to anybody who looks for a retreat, needs to gain new energy and spoil himself in a healthy way. Make use of the yoga-sessions and workshops and enjoy the fantastic treatments as well as the exotic surrounding – you will start to feel better and more powerful after some days.
Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
Reviewed January 8, 2013
I checked in on my own for a five-day yoga program. Rooms are great.
Food is really amazing and after the first meal any thought of eating meat passes completely. In fact on returning to civilization I struggled to want to eat meat.
The yoga and meditation sessions are awesome. Loved Jana. I had probably only done 100 hours of yoga all up in my life and she made me feel very confident and supported me through some of the advanced classes. You are made to feel really welcome.
Had my first colonic whilst at the resort too which was an awesome experience and would definitely have another.
I left feeling totally refreshed and rejuvenated.
All the staff are fantastic and very, very attentive.
Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
Reviewed June 10, 2012
I took the the 3-Day Detox Signature Package:
First off, this resort is located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Your experience starts as soon as you take your first step out of the airplane upon landing in Koh Samui. The beautiful sun, the jungle backdrop and the resort looking airport! Truly a great start. I was greeted by the driver from the Resort, who was well spoken and absolutely friendly.
As I arrived to the resort, which is set away from the main road, you enter the dirt road surrounded by nature and a security gate, I was already feeling rested and secure. The first night was simply learning about the resort. It all begun the next morning, meeting with the professional consultant to discuss my lifestyle and how to improve it, as well as explaining into more detail what my body will go through in the coming days.
There’s no need for me to go into more detail on the next few days, but the resort and its facilities and staff were all 5 star, the yoga was just mesmerizing, set in a glass room surrounded by nature. Absolute went into in-depth detail to ensure consistency across the whole experience.
One nice extra was that you can rent scooters via the hotel. The pricing is just a little higher than if you go into town and rent, but when you’re in town they will ask you to leave them your passport. With the hotel, you don’t need to. I took the scooter out visiting nearby towns and beaches. Not too far away is Bo Phut, it has a beautiful beach where you can get cheap massages right on the beach!
Well… I can say that I lost a few pounds, which wasn’t the main mission. I felt truly cleansed, the yoga was another amazing experience which I will never forget. I am hopefully returning soon.
Stayed August 2011, traveled solo