Thailand's Absolute Sanctuary is well known for its fantastic yoga programs and its healthy holistic attitude to health and fitness. Located on a hill in the beautiful island of Koh Samui, it features a world-class yoga centre with 3 fully equipped studios, 5 hydrotherapy rooms, sauna, steam room, and an infinity edge pool. It is also Thailand's leading yoga teacher training destination and retreat centre and offers 25 classes a week, taught by an international team of teachers. Absolute blends Moroccan inspired architecture, luxurious accommodation and an extensive range of detoxifying programs and beneficial therapies to make every guest feel rejuvenated and healthy by the end of their stay.
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Absolute Sanctuary Yoga
This yoga program is an ideal choice for beginners and dedicated yogis alike who are looking for a healthy invigorating holiday. Up to 25 classes take place a week in a charming studio, and feature a variety of styles such as Hot Flow, Ashtanga, Yi…
7 Nights From $1,807pp
Absolute Sanctuary Detox
This signature detox program offers three sub-programs to meet your individual needs and requirements. Each one is a comprehensive and holistic option, with daily manual lymphatic drainage or colon hydrotherapy sessions, massages, yoga classes, det…
7 Nights From $2,080pp
Absolute Sanctuary Intro to Detox
Specifically modified for beginners, the Absolute Sanctuary Introduction to Detox program allows guests to experience the advantages of cleansing without the intensity of daily colonics or going through a full fast course. This program is an ideal s…
7 Nights From $2,384pp
Absolute Sanctuary Comprehensive Detox
Bringing a holistic touch to detox, Absolute Sanctuary Comprehensive Detox program combines the healing benefits of spa and alternative therapies with the principles of a standard body cleanse. Enjoy a full range of vegetarian and raw food selection…
7 Nights From $2,552pp
Absolute Sanctuary Fusion Fitness
Learn Thai Boxing, practice yoga, enjoy functional fitness training or restore yourself with a variety of spa treatments on our exclusive Fusion Fitness holiday at Absolute Sanctuary. Choose your ideal program alongside a daily schedule of yoga clas…
7 Nights From $2,217pp
Absolute Sanctuary Weight Management
Many people struggle to maintain their weight at a healthy level ideal for their body type and succumb to fad diets and drastic measures to lose weight. This leads to a vicious cycle of weight loss and gain. The concept behind this tailored program…
7 Nights From $3,345pp
Absolute Sanctuary De-Stress & Unwind
This structured program caters for those who are in need of escape from the stress and fatigue of their busy schedules, and looking to recharge and rebalance their body, mind and spirit. This program offers renewal through a combination of relaxing…
7 Nights From $2,105pp
Absolute Sanctuary Fitness
This bespoke health and fitness holiday caters for those seeking to improve their fitness levels or who want to kick-start a fitness regime. Beginning with a comprehensive fitness assessment to tailor-make a personal program to meet your fitness go…
7 Nights From $2,273pp
Absolute Sanctuary Juice Fasting
This juice fasting detox retreat caters to those who would like to undergo a detox but do not want to fast completely nor want to ingest any solid foods. This health retreat consists of nutritional juices, a choice of either full colonics or a mix o…
7 Nights From $2,020pp
Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp
Whether you are a beginner or a Pilates enthusiast, our Pilates reformer bootcamp retreat at Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand is ideal for you. In a fun and highly motivating atmosphere, this program targets abs, arms and thighs in order to tone your …
7 Nights From $2,540pp
Absolute Sanctuary Ultimate Fitness
Kick-start your comprehensive fitness journey at the stunning Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand with our unique Ultimate Fitness holiday. Embrace an all-encompassing holistic approach to fitness as you strengthen your body with yoga, Pilates reformer a…
7 Nights From $2,626pp
Absolute Sanctuary is situated on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Surrounded by lush vegetation and only 5 minutes away from the beach and Koh Samui international airport this luxurious resort is the perfect place to come, relax and get back into a healthy lifestyle.
- Sunrise walk
- Fruit and vegetable carving
- Napkin folding
- Circuit training
Food and Restaurants
The Love Kitchen
The Love Kitchen restaurant at Absolute Sanctuary cooks delicious, healthy cuisine and caters to meet everyone's needs. It is also perfect in supporting those on a detox program as they use a variety of super-foods from produce that is locally hand-picked. From exotic drinks to mouth-watering local cuisine it is certain to wake up your taste buds. The Love Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and you can choose to dine in either their indoor or outdoor seating area or from the comfort of your own room.
Useful to Know
► The resort is located on the north of the Koh Samui island and the most common route for getting to the island is via a connecting flight from Bangkok's international airport.
► Absolute Sanctuary is then a short 5 minute taxi from Koh Samui's small and friendly airport.
24-hour front desk
Absolute Sanctuary offers a variety of services including free wireless internet access and free shuttle services to the various nearby beaches.
Whether you came to Absolute Sanctuary to de-stress, get fit or feel rejuvenated with a detox diet, it is great to end your day with a trip to the spa to release the tension from your muscles with a luxurious Thai massage or pamper yourself with a deep cleansing facial or body scrub. Absolute Sanctuary offers all these and more at their beautiful spa centre. On arrival you can forget your worries and relax with the variety of different treatments that are available on the menu or in your program.
Spa treatments available include:
- Speciality massages
- Touch therapies
- Anti-stress massages
- Healing therapies
- Healing soaks
- Body wraps & scrubs
- Penovia beauty and body rituals
Absolute Sanctuary uses a holistic approach to health and fitness and specialises mainly in yoga, because of their many years of experience in running 'Absolute Yoga' that offers teacher accreditations in yoga, but they also specialise in detox programs. There are a variety of different yoga classes, up to 25 classes a week, including hot, hatha, Yin, restorative, vinyasa flow and meditation, all of which are 1 hour classes from the early morning to early evening.
Fitness / Group Classes
Please note that all group classes and activities shown are examples only and are subject to change and rotation, such as seasonal adjustments.
When you arrive at Absolute Sanctuary you'll receive a personal consultation and a specially designed programme that is right for you and that meets your fitness goals. You can participate in different exercises that work the different muscle groups efficiently such as cardio vascular workouts, weight training, boot camp workouts and Pilates, there is something for everyone.
There are also a handful of weekly group exercise classes:
The resort’s 38 luxurious rooms are inspired by the stunning architecture of Morocco with vivid yet calming colour templates throughout its interior and exterior. The unique decorative details and modern amenities ensure you’ll have everything you need. All rooms have a private terrace and the option of a panoramic sea view or pool view.
All Rooms Include
En-suite bathroom with locally made amenities
Paul's Review of Absolute Sanctuary
Arriving in Koh Samui, I was greeted by a friendly Absolute Sanctuary driver and taken to this healthy hideaway, located in a quiet part of the Island. Absolute Sanctuary is Thailand's premier detox and yoga resort and just five minutes from the airport, a stunning Moroccan-inspired boutique resort for those seeking a holiday to rejuvenate, unwind and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Guest Reviews of Absolute Sanctuary
I had such a great time at Absolute Sanctuary. The setting is beautiful and for me the highlight was the really amazing yoga sessions, the teachers are truly fantastic! Also, the personal training sessions are the best I have ever had! The Reception lady had the most wonderful attitude and was a true problem solver, in her own words 'anything is possible'. Great service and friendly attitude from everyone, which made a real difference on my holiday! Fantastic experience overall. Thanks a lot Health and Fitness Travel for booking all for me hassle-free.
- Clare, April 2017
This is a really fantastic holiday! Lovely hotel, great food and excellent Pilates. A brilliant place to go to relax and get fit and healthy! Highly recommend!
- Jo, April 2017
It was truly amazing and I am already thinking about my next holiday at Absolute Sanctuary! The hotel was wonderful and the Pilates instructor absolutely fantastic.
- Jo, December 2016
The holiday was just what I needed! Perfect weather and a week to relax, eat well and get myself back into some good exercise habits. I plan to do this yearly. I highly recommend Absolute Sanctuary for those travelling alone and wanting a stress-free break. Everything was taken care of and the staff were superb.
- Michelle, October 2016
I had a lovely time . The food, accommodation and staff were great. It was a great place to go as a solo traveller. I met some lovely people but also felt ok about being on my own. I’d definitely go again!
- Natalie, June 2016
Thank you, I had such a lovely holiday it's just a shame I had to come back!! The hotel was wonderful, the staff was brilliant, as well as the food. Pilates classes were incredibly good. I highly recommend Health and Fitness Travel and Absolute Sanctuary! Thanks again for all your help.
- Linda, March 2016
I’m feeling revitalised, healthier and stronger! Everything was great - the hotel, the flexibility (it was easy to make changes to my program) and the treatments. The personal trainer was amazing and I was able to try all kinds of activities. It turned out that yoga wasn't really my thing, but there was so much more on offer! I would love to go back sometime soon. To me, it was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for organizing everything, I really appreciate your service and the way you managed everything!
- Kjersti, January 2016
Health and Fitness travel found me the perfect holiday to fit my needs! The experience was quick, easy and professional. Despite there being lots of choices it was easy to hone in quickly on the holiday that suited what I wanted and my budget.
In between leaving a job and setting up a new business I spent 10 days at Absolute Sanctuary on the fitness program - I wanted to feel fitter, lose weight and relax and I achieved all 3 aims. The place is so nice - really relaxed, great service and people (fellow guests and staff). The food was just fantastic, but even those doing the full detox program seemed happy with the drinks they were being given.
The gym could do with some more equipment but Marco, my personal trainer, was really creative and effective with the kit that he had. In particular, the boxing and pool sessions made a real difference and were fun too. I really enjoyed my daily personal training sessions. The yoga was great, Jana is wonderful and gave me a great introduction to various different types of yoga.
It's a great place to go as a solo traveller - in part because most of the other guests are on their own too but also because of the type of holiday. The fitness program gives your day just enough structure that you are always 'busy' but never to the extent that it affects your ability to relax. Daily treatments (massage, saunas etc.) were just heaven. I've had long term back and neck problems and within days of arrival felt so much better (I think the yoga had a lot to do with that too).
Like a lot of other people there who are already regular visitors I plan to go back at least once a year. For the first time ever losing weight didn't feel like an exercise in deprivation - Absolute Sanctuary makes it feel like a pleasure with such lovely food, fun exercise, yoga and indulgent massages and treatments. It's changed how I think about food and exercise and the weight is still falling off 3 weeks after coming home.
- Cathryn - May 2013
The Morrocon inspired sanctuary exceeded all the expectations I had heading to Ko Samui. From the staff to the spa to the yoga classes and teachers, it was absolutely fantastic!! The staff around the pool, in the kitchen, at the help desk, in the reception were always smiling and looked very happy. They helped us with any issue we had and were always willing to lend a hand. The spa was so a heavenly experience. I took the yoga holiday package and so, I had a massage everyday. It was great, my favourite was the detox massage and aroma therapy. The yoga classes, I have no words for. They were far beyond exquisite, the teachers were extraordinary and were really great at teaching you and pushing you. I definitely felt much better after visiting the sanctuary, I started implementing the healthy food routine and exercise into my daily life and I strongly recommend for you to visit the place.
- Jacaranda_blossome, TripAdvisor Review -October 2015
First went here around five years ago to do a total detox program over 10 days - this can be a pretty rewarding experience - but also takes you a bit out of your comfort zone if you've never done this before. The health results of this stay impacted me positively over a number of years after. I just got back last month from my second visit to Absolute Sanctuary and I think it's gotten even better. The serene surroundings and the excellent and encouraging team at AS make the process of detoxing less daunting and enjoyable and pretty relaxing. The resort is high quality property and offers lots of various areas for yoga, treatments and therapies, communal areas as well as more private areas as some times you just want your own space when you are detoxing. I don't feel I would get around to detoxing or focusing this much on my health on a if it was in this type of resort where you really can solely focus on yourself and your health. I could see myself coming once a year and doing some of the less aggressive programs that aren't a full fast, as the food from the on site Love Kitchen is great. I budget for plenty of treatments and massages etc. as they are fantastic and I tried a few first time ones like Reiki which was brilliant and enlightening. Big thanks to Janelle on this last trip who was my consultant and helped me not only drop kilos and start to feel generally better but gave me plenty of tips to take away back into the "real world". Would definitely recommend AS to anyone who wants to try detox,destress or just a clean eating holiday in a fantastic well thought out resort in a private and peaceful location.
- tkinTransit, TripAdvisor Review -May 2015