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Health Oasis Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

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Health Oasis Resort, Bang Po beach, Koh Samui. Thailand. i've been spending holidays at this fantastic resort since 2006, and i intend to go back again. if you're looking to seriously unwind from the Stresses of life, this is the place to be.


Resort pool & private beach
Resort pool & private beach
This health resort is definately the place to really relax & undo a life times worth of self abuse to your body and mind.



The Oasis resort is located on the north face of the tiny tropical island of Koh Samui. The island is easily reached by air from outside of Thailand, or by bus, train & air within thailand. I recommend the short 1 hr flight from Bangkok with BangkokAir, comfortable and reasonably priced.



Health Resort Oasis is designed for people that need to get away from all the hustle and bustle of every day life. They offer a complete body and mind experience of health programs, detox and cleansing courses to re-energise your body, undoing a lifetimes worth of self abuse - fast food, alcohol, STRESS & "burning the candle at both ends" type of lifestyle.



Get a 1 hour massage every day in the Yoga Temple to the sound of the gentle ocean by professionally trained staff.



The tranquility of this quaint resort means that you can relax to the max by the pool, on its own beach, or in the herbal steam room, or anywhere on site you feel relaxed. Each client is personally greeted and taken through an induction session after check-in. The manager carefully goes through the program most suited for your needs, and invites any questions or concerns.



Miminum course - 3 and half days for the budget conscious, right up to the maximum course duration of 9 days.



Either keep yourself to yourself, or be part of the support culture amongst fellow resort detoxers.



I otped for the 9 day Nurture Program, includes 8 days of Fasting & Detox, as well as 7 days of Colonics, and a Liver Flush Cleanse on day 9. Each day we were given tinctures, herbs & minerals to balance the bodies needs without eating food. Included in the price is a daily 1 Hr massage of choice, FANTASTIC ! We could also drink as much watered down fresh fruit juices to hydrate the body. I lasted the whole 9 days Fasting, and felt very proud of myself.



Favourite spots:
Resorts own beach, on Bang Po beach.
Resorts own beach, on Bang Po beach.
The Oasis resort offers onsite accommodation but can quote seperately for their cleansing & detox programs without accommodation if you're staying else where on the island.
Whether you're a lone traveller or an entire family the Oasis Resort has standard aircon ensuite bungalows to a 3 bed beachfront house. Costs are from £12 to around £68 per night.
The Resort also offers many cleansing & detox programs tailored to suit your needs, from a general cleansing/detox experience to something more specific e.g. candida, weight loss, eating disorders and so on.
Oasis Resort provides a large choice of alternative therapies for the mind & the body & Training Programs.
Also a herbal steam room, Thai massage studios, Yoga Temple (overlooking a crystal blue sea), mini gym, tv/sat room, internet & library.
Once you have completed your health detox program, you'll be given advice on nutrition & combining different foods for sensible eating.
I found this spa resort to be so relaxing.

What's really great:
Yoga Temple overlooking the sea.
Yoga Temple overlooking the sea.
UPDATE !!



As from 2007 the Italian/ thai vegetarian restaurant is NO LONGER run by Alessandro, the resort now runs the restaurant and the food wasn't as good and it was over priced, somewhat of a language barrier now exists making ordering tricky.



The excellent support culture amongst the people on the various health programs. you'll find pockets of people either poolside, in the communial/ restaurant area or even on the private beach sharing their day to day experiences, helping others with tips, techniques, or just lending an ear when someone needs to get something off their chest etc. its kind of odd to talk about your shit with other people, but since most all of the guests are doing colonics as part of the cleansing experience here, you all just share stories.

Sights:
Resorts standard bungalows.
Resorts standard bungalows.
Hail a bus (songtao) for 50 baht or an aircon taxi 400 baht into Chaweng- the main tourist trap on the island. the high street is 2 kms long and is a busy throng of shops & stores of all kinds, pharmacies, working art galleries, restaurants, bars, clothing stores, optical and jewellery shops, starbucks, Thai massage, and the ever sort after fake goods outlets with everything from cd & dvd copies & many fake designer goods.
recently a new shoping mall has opened up (april 2007) trying to raise retail standards in Chaweng, also you'll find official dealership stores such as Sony.
Chaweng boasts many standard bars, back street go-go/ ladyboy bars and restaurants. Tropical Murphys is a great irish pub with live music every night, good food and expensive import beers !
free entrance to live music and the bands are actually good.
Eat Sense restaurant is just stunning, beach front, good food, good service, amazing atmosphere, maybe the best alfresco restaurant in the world?

Accommodations:
Alternative Therapies at the Resort.
Alternative Therapies at the Resort.
As i prefer to stay at the resort for my entire trip i cant tell you too much about other accommodation, however, in my research i found that there is a limited number of guesthouses/ hostels for those of you that prefer this type of accommodation, costs start at 350TB per night - i didn't see these on the internet i saw them advertised outside a few of the guesthouses along the roadside between Maenam and Chaweng.

But, there are many hotels/ resorts offering accommodation from around 1000TB up to 6000TB per night. obviously the more you pay the better quality your accommodation.

one place that looks particularly good is the Buri Sara Resort in Chaweng, may treat myself next time.

Chaweng Beach & Lamia Beach- both areas seem to be the prefered locations on the island.

At January 2010 the Thai Baht has strengthened against many currencies e.g. (TB = Thai Baht currency, rough guide -

£1 = 53TB, 1 Euro = 47 TB, $1USD = 32TB)



Photo courtesy of Health Oasis Re

Nightlife:
Chaweng bar nightlife.
Chaweng bar nightlife.
Theres too many bars and restaurants to mention, but the main places i really liked are Tropical Murphys Irish pub on the main drag of Chaweng. and about 2 minutes walk up the same road is Eat Sense restaurant which i would recommend to anyone staying on Samui !
and for the sweet toothed among you try a desert in the Haggen Dazs desert restaurant, definately worth a visit.

Chaweng Beach area seems to be the place to hang out at night, its lively, and can be an eye opener !
one night we went to the Green Mango nightclub, its open air in the back streets, and it backs onto other bars as well as GO-GO bars where you'll see Thai girls and ladyboys trying to find a customer for the night. there's also plenty of foreign tourists enjoy themselves in this very lively part of town.
However, i did find this great little website revealing all the nightlife, just use this link:
www.kosamui.com/nightlife/chaweng.html

Hangouts:
Nightlife in  Chaweng Beach area.
Nightlife in Chaweng Beach area.
although i wouldnt really say this was a hangout place, but Tropical Murphys Irish pub puts on some really good live music, mostly rock orientated, and im already planning to go back on tuesday night to see a particular band that was so good.
the food is good, fresh and served by competant english speaking Thai staff. the bar is well stocked with not only local brews but also Guinness, strongbow, john smiths, also imported bottled beers and anything else usually available in the west.

Restaurants:
Sun down at Bang Po beach.
Sun down at Bang Po beach.
Has to be Eat Sense restaurant as described earlier in my report.
having just spoken to another guy here at the resort it seems that Tropical Murphys food is definately worthy of another note here lol.
i plan to try a few others soon, so i'll list them if they're worth it !
Photo courtesy of Health Oasis Resort.

Other recommendations:
Departure gate at Koh Samui Airport.
Departure gate at Koh Samui Airport.
Koh Samui is a treasure house of things to do (tourism, sporting and leisure).

the Quad biking is so much fun, as is the karting. there's also sport shooting, jungle safaris, marine national park, elephant trekking, scuba diving and snorkelling and sea kayaking. you can opt for half day tours or the full day, and they all seem to pick you up from your accommodation and take you back too.

recently went on a jungle safari which was ok, but the croc show was nothing more than a stunt show, the handlers taking life threatening risks.

If you would like to find out more about the Health Oasis Resort on Koh Samui, Thailand, see their website for prices on all of their cleansing & detox programs & accomodation.

They can also book tours/ trips you interested in around the island, book taxis, and arrange pickups from Koh Samui airport or ferry dock.

Remember that Thailand is +6 hours of UK BST time.

Log onto: www.healthoasisresort.com

Published on Monday February 26th, 2007


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Mon, Sep 22 2008 - 08:42 PM rating by robynallen

You gave lots of information on what is like to stay at the health reteat and that was well covered. Downundergal is right though it did advertise the retreat.

Tue, Feb 27 2007 - 05:40 AM rating by downundergal

Sorry but I found that your report felt like an advertisment for the health oasis resort especially with the link in most paragraphs plus when I checked the website you have lifted many of the photos straight off and on to your report.

Mon, Feb 26 2007 - 08:34 PM rating by rangutan

A lot of us city people need a break like this. A great tip!

Mon, Feb 26 2007 - 02:11 PM rating by travler

I have been Thailand but not here. You should become a photographer~

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