Health and Wellness in Koh Samui – Spas, Ayurvedha and Yoga

One of the most beautiful and blissful islands of Thailand is Ko Samui. Located in close proximity to the mainland province of Surat Thani, this tropical island is visited annually by over 1.5 million tourists from all over the world. Known for its stunningly beautiful beaches, amazing coastal features, thriving hospitality and tourist industries, and many leisure and recreational attractions, this island is truly an enchanted tropical paradise. For a memorable stay in a luxury Samui Resort make a reservation at the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa.
While most tourists come to Koh Samui is explore its natural beauty, experience its nightlife or engage in all the water sports and recreation it offers, Koh Samui is also ideal for the tourist looking for some spiritual and mental tranquility and physical wellness. This is because Koh Samui is also home to many health and wellness options. Be it all day spa treatments, age old ayurvedic procedures, or practicing yoga in some of nature’s most beautiful environments, Koh Samui offers you a range of health and wellness options to suit all your needs.
Koh Samui’s hospitality industry is known for its great spas. Most the resorts of Koh Samui offer great spa facilities with trained professionals performing treatments that sure to put your mind and body in a state of bliss. Using a variety of techniques, herbs, oils and other ingredients, these spas are sure to cleanse your body and calm the mind.

Most spas offer treatments such as herbal baths, herbal steams, aroma therapy, massages, and detoxing, each of which is assured of enhancing your wellness. There are also many ayurvedic centers and spas in Koh Samui. Boasting a tradition of thousands of years, ayurvedha is an ancient form of treatment which incorporates natural elements and physical movement to refresh, nourish and heal the body and mind. Many resorts of Koh Samui also have yoga studios as part of their health and wellness facilities, with trained professions who will help you achieve physical and mental balance.

Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+

Yoga amidst Culture and Bliss – Hoi An Yoga

Located in the South Central Coast of Vietnam is the ancient and famous city of Hoi An. Known for its rich heritage and numerous cultural attractions; the city’s ancient town is recognized as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. This coastal city is also a popular tourist destination as it offers visitors an opportunity to witness the true culture and heritage of Vietnam and also offers many other tourist attractions.

One of the most popular activities which enhance individual spirituality along with physical and mental stability is yoga. Finding its origins in India over 5000 years ago, yoga is fast spreading across the world as a form of exercise that helps both the mind and body. Yoga has also spread to the city of Hoi An, which has gained immense popularity due to the city’s beautiful scenery and tranquil ambience. Both tourists and locals find it deeply satisfying and rewarding to engage in yoga in the serenity of the city.

It is highly recommendable that tourists who wish to relax and unwind in Hoi An undertake yoga, as it is one of the best ways of absorbing the tranquility of Hoi An while bringing your mind, body and spirit in unison. There are many yoga centers in the city, which is a testament to growing demand for yoga in Hoi An. One of the most amazing and rewarding attractions of yoga in Hoi An is Hatha Yoga on the beach. The splendid beaches of the city are a great place to engage in yoga, and yoga instructors capitalize on this by conducting Hatha Yoga classes at either sun-rise or sun-set; the times when the beach is most serene. Yin Yoga, which involves relaxation and meditation, is also ideal to practice in Hoi An due to its relaxing, cool and quiet atmosphere. All in all, the beautiful city of Hoi An is a great place to engage in yoga and get in touch with your spirituality.

For a relaxing and memorable stay in a luxury Hoi An spa resort make a reservation at the Anantara Hoi An Resort. Located on the banks of the glistening Thu Bon River, this Hoi An hotel offers accommodation in 93 elegantly appointed rooms and suites. You can be assured that your stay will be one of comfort, as the resort also offers a range of guest services such as classy restaurants, the signature Anantara spa, a host of leisure facilities, and meeting & event services.


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.