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Ko Samui Wellness Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Ko Samui for Wellness travellers


Ko Samui - Escape to Paradise

Koh Samui, popular for its luxurious resorts, exotic spas, and elegant nightlife, is the perfect destination for relaxation and serenity as well as a top sanctuary to escape from the fast rhythms of a city.

By getting there you can easily explore the island’s beaches and exotic landscapes with overhanging palm trees since it is so small that it takes just over an hour to drive around its perimeter.

Wherever you go, you will feel that each beach and town of the island has its own character, whether it’s a resort town with a laid-back atmosphere, a pristine cove with peaceful isolation, a beach area with a party ambience, or even a plethora of water and mountainous activities.

Especially in the busiest town of Ko Samui, Chaweng, you will find one of the island’s best beaches enchanting its guests with its white sand and azure waters. While the northern end of the beach is known for its excellent nightlife with nightclubs, vivid music and colourful fireworks.

Moreover, the resort town of Lamai is popular with wellness travellers since there are several spa resorts along its coasts providing their guests with direct access to the exotic Lamai beach. Another popular area for spa breaks in Ko Samui is the beach-front village of Bophut. It has plenty hotels with advanced wellness facilities while it is also known for showcasing Koh Samui’s heritage with Thai-Chinese inspired shops and houses.

However, if you are looking for a more quiet place, keep in mind that just 15 minutes’ drive north of Chaweng you will find Choeng Mon, a picturesque area with a series of bays featuring white sandy beaches.

In this Ko Samui Spa Guide, you will find the best spa hotels and wellness resorts in Ko Samui, serene beaches to achieve total relaxation in nature, and exciting activities to explore the island and its surroundings.

The best Spa Hotels in Ko Samui & Welless Resorts by the Beach

Whether you are visiting the vivid town of Chaweng, or quieter areas such as Lamai Beach, and Bophut village, the spa hotels and wellness resorts in Ko Samui got you covered!

All along the island, you will find an excellent collection of hotels, resorts, and villas offering world-class spa servicesadvanced treatmentstherapies and modern facilities like saunas, gym, & pools. Especially couples in love and honeymooners in Ko Samui will find a lavish selection of spa resorts that offer programs and therapies dedicated only to couples.

Absolute Sanctuary Koh Samui is much more than its name suggests! This holistic center in Bophut is the perfect place to immerse in yoga, and pilates, while its wellness programs will help you achieve your goals whether it is to detox, de-stress, manage your weight, and even change your lifestyle.

Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa set right on Lamai Beach, this resort welcomes you to its world-class luxury wellness area Le SPA. A customized menu of rejuvenating experiences that mix ancient and modern cultural methods and ingredients aim to revitalize your mind, body and spirit.

The best activities to do in Ko Samui

Thailand’s second largest island, Ko Samui, prides itself as a perfect destination for activities and relaxation in nature. Find below the top 5 activities to do in Ko Samui

1. What’s better than having a yoga session with tropical rainforests on the backdrop? Most of the wellness resorts in Ko Samui offer Yoga classes that benefit your body & spirit.

2. Relax in serene beaches; Mae Nam Beach, Choeng Mon BeachTaling Ngam Beach, and Bang Kao Beach.

3. Join-in a day trip and explore the pristine archipelago of 42 islands of Ang Thong National Marine Park.

4. Visit Bophut's Fisherman’s Village and stroll along its picturesque rustic-style buildings housing boutique stores, restaurants, and hotels. While every Friday its vivid Walking Street market comes alive!

5. Swim in exotic Waterfalls - Na Muang Waterfalls is an exotic set of two cascades on Koh Samui, situated just 12 kilometres south-east of Nathon Bay.

More places to relax and enjoy the idyllic location can be found below.

Wellness Tips

If you want to enjoy swimming and sunbathing in a more relaxing ambiance, look for the beaches Mae Nam Beach, Choeng Mon Beach, Taling Ngam Beach, and Hua Thanon/ Bang Kao Beach.

Keep in mind that there are many activities you can do in Ko Samui, such as Yoga sessions in nature, that will equally benefit your body & spirit.

Koh Samui is filled with a wide diversity of excellent spas that could be considered “world class”, as they offer all the advanced treatments, therapies and modern facilities like saunas, gym, & pools.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By ferry
  • By air

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving
  • Local gastronomy
  • Couples holidays
  • Water sports
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & safari
  • Art & culture

Destination Type

  • Island

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 What can I find in this Wellness Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated wellness travel guide, to help you easily plan your next spa holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top spa, outdoor activities, hot springs, as well as spa Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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