Khanom Yoga Wellness Retreat
Starts in Khanom
Ends in Khanom
Duration (days) 6
Group size 6
Khanom Yoga Wellness Retreat
No one can argue that nothing is more important than your health, except, of course, a little relaxation. Why not have both? This 5-night wellness program is a healthy experience designed to nurture your well living while giving you enough free time on the beautiful and serene beach. Enhance your connection to nature and your inner being. During this retreat, take on the journey of your soul and body from sunrise meditation to sunset yoga practice and from mindful lunch to self-made meal. Try the unique natural mud spa in mangrove forest sea and look-out for pink dolphins at sea, plus an easy hike to a viewpoint, waterfall and cave.
Day 1 Arrive Khanom
Pick up from Nakhon Si Thammarat or Surat Thani Airport or Donsak Pirt and transfer to Aava Resort. Tranquillity of the sea, soft golden sand, and our secluded beach makes Aava Resort & Spa the perfect place to relax and focus on your body and mind. Check-in and enjoy your free time at the beach or swimming pool. The beach at Aava Resort & Spa has soft, golden, sand with an array of seashells along the coastline and clean, warm, water. At the resort you can relax on the sand in our bean bag or lounge chairs or, if you prefer some cover, lounge under the sheer canopy of one of the four salas. The swimming pool of Aava Resort and Spa is located directly on the beach front of the property. Late afternoon, be welcomed to the opening retreat ceremony. Get to know your fellow retreat participants (if book the SIC option), make a tour around the Yoga studio and Yoga deck overlooking the ocean. Then participate in Sunset Yin Yoga practice, to relieve tension from travel and sitting for a long period of time before arrival at the hotel. Enjoy your exercise with a great view of the sunset over the mountains from the Yoga deck.
Wake up to the sunrise and start a half hour Beach Meditation around 6:30 hrs. at Aava Resort’s beach looking directly as the sun rises from the ocean. After breakfast, start a 30-minite hike to Khanom View Point overlooking the entire Khanom Bay as well as incredible view of the mountains to the west. Discover the story of the Buddha while looking at the southern bay of Nai Plao. Come back to hotel for quiet pool or beach time, before “Mindful Eating” lunch learning how we improve our digestion, our health and our relationship with food thru the practice of Mindful Eating. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon at beach or pool or pamper your body, mind and soul with a treatment at Aava Spa (not included - at your own expenses). Added value for 6 Days 5 Nights Package: - 1 time complimentary 60-minute massage treatment choices of Thai, oil, foot or upper body massage. In the evening, participate Sunset Yin Yoga practice, targeting freedom of lower body and releasing any tension from the morning hike, this Yin Yoga will give you tools you can use the rest of your life.
After breakfast at the hotel, take a long tail boat ride out at sea in search of pink dolphins and visit Koh Nui Nork Island. Khanom is one of the few places in the world to spot the rare pink dolphins, and what would be better way to do so than hop on a longtail or fishing boat driven by a local expert, who knows exactly where to find them. If lucky, you have a chance to spot these rare with your own eyes. The trip takes you to the island of Koh Nui Nork where you can hear the amazing story of Luang Por Tuad, a monk crafted from green marble overseeing the turbulent seas and the fresh-water fountain under the island. Come back to pier for some coffee and refreshment before drive back to hotel for a healthy lunch at Aalto Restaurant. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon at beach or pool or pamper your body, mind and soul with a treatment at Aava Spa. (not included - at your own expenses). In the evening, participate Sunset Yin Yoga practice, targeting freedom of lower body and releasing any tension from the morning hike, this Yin Yoga will give you tools you can use the rest of your life. Note: - Pink dolphins are wild animals and free to roam the open sea, there is no guarantee they will be visible on every trip.
After light breakfast at the hotel, power yourself up with morning session of Bikyasa Hot Yoga. Bikyasa combines silence with modern music, concentration with moving meditation, healing effects through challenging heat, re-energizing your body, mind and sense of self. Enjoy healthy lunch at Aalto Restaurant. In the afternoon, we leave hotel and drive to a natural stream for some relaxing time at the “fish spa”. Just remove footwear and enjoy your moment soaking up your feet in the natural stream where fish remove dead skin from your feet, making your feet skin soft and smooth. Our next visit is Khao Wang Thong, most beautiful natural cave in Khanom. Inside there are big and small chamber with the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in the different shape and size. The largest hall is size about 1 rai or 1600 sqm. The cave floor, wall, and ceiling contain stalagmites, stalactites, and stone pillars with various shapes such as a pagoda, waterfall, fish skin, custard apple, bathtub, etc. depending of your imagination and interpretation. Our last visit of the day is at Samet Chun Waterfall for a refreshing swim at this charming waterfall. Its cooling water and the breathtaking view over Khanom Bay wraps up the adventure packed day. Return back to Aava and participate Sunset Yin Yoga practice.
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Baan Laem Homestay, a charming seaside community of Thai Muslims and a fishing village surrounded by abundant lush mangrove forests. We take a short boat ride out to the Mangrove Forest, the source of natural mud. Enjoy a muddy and fun experience in the water, cover your body completely in mud and let it dry up by exposing to the tropical sun. The muddy seabed is proven to be premium pure mud rich in nutrients for skin treatment. You will get to experience a charming local Thai cooking class based on the local wisdom and local ingredients while helping your host to prepare the special lunch. Baan Laem Homestay is settled on the shore abundant with food, guaranteed fresh seafood, organic ingredients and vegetables. Learn all about the unique and local cooking process starting from preparing fresh curry paste, coconut milk, making a fire in the stove etc. Enjoy your unique and delicious meal before Drive back to hotel. Free time in the afternoon and participate in the evening Sunset Yin Yoga practice.
Day 6Depart Khanom
Wake up to the sunrise and start a half hour Beach Meditation around 6.30 hrs. followed with a Gentle Morning Yoga Practice to soothe your mind and ease your body before your next trip After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Nakhon Si Thammarat or Surat Thani Airport for your flight to your next destination or you can optionally extend your beach stay by simply take a boat to Koh Samui.
Day 6 and more
Dates & Prices
1 - 6
Aava Resort & Spa or similar
2023 May 01 - 2023 Oct 31: Twin Sharing $1635 p.p. Single Supplement: $325 p.p. 2023 Nov 01 - 2024 Mar 31: Twin Sharing $1795 p.p. Single Supplement: $354 p.p. Wednesday arrival based on minimum 6 passengers. Prices include: Private transfers from/to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport, hotel accommodations, English speaking guided tours, daily breakfast and some lunches, Round-trip flights from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat. Price Exclude: International airfare to/from Thailand, entry visa/fee, taxes, seasonal/fuel surcharges, gratuities, meals not mentioned, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping, optional tours, and drinks. High Season Surcharge $265.00 per person applies for twin sharing, single supplement $75 per person during Dec 20, 2023-Jan 04, 2024; Compulsory Gala Dinner on Dec 31, 2023 @ $135.00 per person