Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is perfect for guests who enjoy variety and great value, it is not a dedicated wellness retreat, instead, a family run hotel with a lot of personality. If you are after 5-star service or prefer anonymity then this is not the destination for you. It’s worth noting that there is a vacation club here as well and info sessions are held regularly but are not…
Tucked away in 25,000 square metres of lush tropical gardens and hillside, only a short drive from the vibrant old town Phuket, Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort is a serene Thai getaway. The boutique adult-only family run resort provides a real personalised touch by the owners. With 50 garden villas and a world-class Ayurveda spa, Mangosteen exudes luxury and relaxation, the ideal setting for a rejuvenation retreat, or romantic getaway. Therapists, Ayurveda Doctors and yoga teachers collaborate to provide you the best level of care. Food lovers can try their hand at Thai cooking, water babies can discover diving, and explorers can join local market tours to enhance this wellness experience and boost their vitality.
Programmes at Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort
Set on the tranquil island of Phuket in more than 25,000 square meters of lush gardens, Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort blends in with its natural surroundings and provides a calming and secluded atmosphere. The South side of the island is known to be calmer and less crowded, allowing you to explore the nature and culture like a local. The beautiful Nai-Harn Beach in national park is just a short drive away, as are many other attractions including markets, temples, numerous restaurants and viewpoints. Admire breath-taking sunsets and the famous Phuket Big Buddha just a short drive away.
All meals are organic and freshly prepared to provide tasty and nutritious options, so you can energise and refuel. Choose between light Mediterranean and Asian dishes or enjoy a more authentic taste of Thailand with classic-home style Thai meals. Theme nights with authentic food and entertainment are regularly hosted to spice up your dinner and convey the Asian culture and traditions. For an unforgettable evening, private dinners in the wine cellar and in-room dining can be arranged.
The Mangosteen Restaurant
With an open show kitchen and romantic wine cellar, enjoy an immersive open-air dining experience at The Mangosteen Restaurant. Choose from authentic Thai, Mediterranean or Asian cuisine, from the generous a la carte menu. Open daily from 7am to 11pm.
The Wine Cellar
A flight of stairs leads to a candle-lit, rustic wine cellar which holds a large collection of new and old-world wines. Upon request, private dinner parties for up to 8 people can be arranged. Open daily upon request.
Pool & Lounge Bar
The Bar is open daily until 11pm and serves light snacks and drinks by the pool. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail during Happy Hour (3pm to 6:30pm).
Facilities & Services
24-hour gym access
DVD movie rental at boutique shop
- Nai-Harn Beach which locals refer to as Phuket’s most beautiful and longest beach in the National Park. Free shuttle bus 5 times daily at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm.
- Rawai Beach promenade offers an array of restaurants and bars as an alternative to dining in the resort.
- Chalong Temple is Phuket’s most important Buddhist temple and is only a ten-minute drive away from Mangosteen.
- Phuket Old Town is also worth a visit. The unique historical town centre hosts a weekly market full of colourful shops, cafes and food stalls on Sunday evenings in Kabri Road, 30 minutes from Mangosteen.
Other beaches nearby:
- Promthep Cape (10 minutes)
- Kata Beach (10 minutes)
- Chalong Bay (5 minutes)
The 50 garden villas at Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort each have gardens or balconies with scenic views across Chalong Bay. The villas feature a ‘naturally cool’ ventilation scheme designed to keep you well aired throughout your stay. The stylish and functional “John Underwood” furniture uses natural colours and authentic designs, exudes the personalised and tropical ‘Mangosteen theme’ throughout. Feel comfortable in the privacy and calmness of your unique villa made of natural materials.
Superior Garden Villa
Superior Jacuzzi Villa
Deluxe Jacuzzi Villas
Royal Garden Jacuzzi Villas
Royal Balcony Jacuzzi Villas
Family Jacuzzi Suite
- Sea canoeing
- Nature walks
- Thai cooking classes
- Wine tasting
- Animal towel folding
Diet & Nutrition
All meals use organic, local Thai ingredients to provide great taste and leave you feeling well-nourished and energised. Fresh coffee is also sourced from Thai organic farms and freshly brewed. The kitchen can cater for special requests and diets such as:
- Dairy and lactose-free
- Juice fasting
- Raw food diet
- Salt water swimming pool
- 24 hour fitness centre gym
- Spa & Ayurveda spa services including; Hammam, jacuzzi, two steam and sauna rooms
- 3 x Treatment rooms
- 1 x Ayurveda couple therapy room
- Prana yoga Sala
- Water sports activities (diving and snorkelling)
- In-house activities
- Boutique shop
- Gift shop
The Spa / Wellness Centre
The world-class Ayurveda Spa forms the heart of Mangosteen, featuring over 50 holistic spa treatments to choose from. With 4 private treatment rooms, a Hammam, sauna and steam room facilities, it provides a tranquil atmosphere for you to unwind. Experience a consultation with the resident Ayurveda Doctor and treatments which use natural ingredients following the ancient principles of Ayurveda, for a reviving spa experience to recharge and nourish your body, mind and soul. Open daily from 9am to 7pm.
Fitness Centre Equipment
- Upright bike
- Elliptical cross trainer, stepper
- Body solid pro-club line
- LAT pulldown mid row
- Shoulder press
- Leg curl
- Leg extension
- PEC machine
- Chest press
- ProC dumbbell
Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort focuses on harmonising the body, mind and spirit to enhance inner peace and vitality through traditional Ayurveda therapies and treatments. Whether you wind down with a soothing Dosha purifying treatment, channel your energies through Chakra balancing or choose to balance your mind with yoga and meditation. Spending time in the wellness centre and Prana Sala will allow you to recharge your batteries and increase mindfulness and relaxation.
- 30% off programmes for bookings in May and June (book by 31 October 2020)
Samantha’s Snapshot Review of Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort
SimonVisited July 2019
I’ve never experienced such a friendly and well-organised booking process and holiday overall! The programmes are all amazing and every day was a new wellness adventure for us. We feel completely revitalised since we returned home. Thank you Health and Fitness Travel and Mangosteen for such a fantastic holiday!
RitaVisited December 2018
Mangosteen really exceeded my expectations! It’s such a great price for everything you get there, it truly was amazing.
They were very flexible and accommodating with appointment times and treatment options. My goals were relaxation, healthy eating and 'switching off' which was very easy at the resort.
I love the fact that it’s an adult only hotel, it really contributed to the peace and relaxation. I was a bit skeptical about the variety of a vegan wellness menu but the food was truly incredible with a wide range of different dishes. The staff was also one of my favorite aspects of the trip as they were truly amazing, friendly and very efficient.
I was by myself there were several social activities to encourage engagement with other guests. My recommendation is to upgrade to a better room type as the views are worth the small extra charge. Also, don't be afraid of the vegan menu as the food is truly delicious and varied. Health and Fitness Travel provided me with impartial advice on a great range of options and helped me to make the best decision, so I’m very grateful.
IvetteVisited August 2018
Mangosteen is beautiful and it has all the facilities you require for a relaxing holiday. The hotel in general and the rooms are in great clean condition (maintenance and housekeeping staff are great!).
The rooms are spacious, well-furnished, comfortable, very clean and great facilities provided (eg. cupboards, powerpoints, minibar, etc). The spa pool is large with many shaded areas for use during the day. Whilst not a 'lap pool', it's in a figure 8 shape and has plenty of room for people to swim laps or just relax. The 'swim up' poolside bar is particularly convenient during happy hour. Members of staff are incredibly friendly, professional, efficient and attentive. Housekeeping, restaurant and spa staff members were stand-outs for me. My Spa programme was administered very well. They were flexible with appointment timing (to work around other daily plans) and with treatment options under the wellness programme. Quality of spa treatments and products used are excellent. The daily yoga sessions are also great with a different yoga type each day and outstanding instructors. They start at 8am daily and spaces are limited, so best to be on time! With regards to location, Mangosteen is situated in a less touristy area of Phuket (Rawai district) which is great, in my opinion. The population in the area is very diverse with some tourists and many locals. Restaurants, small supermarkets, clothing shops, bars and pubs, art stores, beaches, fish markets and other amenities are all close by. I recommend hiring a scooter or a car to get around the local area easily – it’s safe and the roads aren't too busy. The resort offers a free shuttle service to the local beach which is ideal for a swim and time to relax. The vegan menu under our wellness program was excellent, with varied dishes each day and night. Breakfast was an open buffet with the option of hot food such as eggs and bacon. Lunch and dinner were set dishes each day, but we could order additional items from their normal restaurant menu at a small cost. We found the meals to be fresh, delicious and unique, plus we received a 'cleaning juice' and free water at meal times so there was no need to purchase additional drinks. We loved the weekly Asian buffet menu, with a discounted price for Wellness Package guests, which replaced our normal evening meal with their special event buffet for that night. It was simply delicious, with 5 different cuisines available and a wide range of outstanding dishes.
Another nice touch was the 'meet and greet' with the owners on Monday evening: a great opportunity to hear a brief history of the resort and their background. We often ran into the owners whilst relaxing around the resort so it was great to officially meet them - they made us feel very welcomed.
The daily 'happy hour' between 3pm and 6:30pm where you buy 2-for-1 drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) was a nice thing to have - an excellent way to meet the other guests, particularly as most of the other activities are designed so that you can relax by yoursef at the resort without too much 'forced interaction' with others. We met many lovely people in a comfortable social atmosphere. The drink prices are reasonable in general but great value during happy hour. We are looking forward to return sometime soon!