It's now been a week since my return from Health Oasis and I'm already planning a trip back later this year for a return visit. I did a 12 day Total Transformation plan that included 11 days of fasting that was supervised by Dr. Manta and her staff. The herbs and supplements completely work. I had no hunger pains, headaches, or caffeine withdrawal at all. The psyllium bentonite shakes, diluted juices(tamarind and honey was the personal favorite), and fresh broth made the fast quite easy. The overall experience exceeded my expectations. I lost approx. 8-9 kilos, made some fantastic friends, had daily massages, amazing yoga classes, and truly rested and cleansed the mind and body. I honestly can't say enough about the staff. They're genuinely friendly, approachable, and always willing to help in whatever way possible. Thai is who really stands out. He's almost always in the communal dining/gathering area and is the most giving and caring person I've ever encountered. You can tell he enjoys coming to work, interacting with the clients, and helping us achieve our goals. He is also the chef at the resort and his food is NOT to be missed. I unfortunately had only 1 day to eat at Health Oasis before starting the trip home, but I'm still daydreaming about Chef Thai's Green Papaya spicy salad and fresh fruit shakes he prepared!
As for the rooms, this is why I have decided to give the resort 4 stars out of 5. I felt fortunate to have had one of the bungalows surrounding the pool area. Personally, this is where I'd prefer to stay again when returning. It's completely quiet except for the occasional loud gecko or frog noises. The mattresses have recently been changed and are great. My bungalow had wood floors, windows with screens to let the breezes in, air conditioning, plentiful hot water and decent towels. It is certainly simple and could use some upgraded decor/furnishings. The room was cleaned daily, but I found myself doing a little extra cleaning however. The staff do a great job at keeping the grounds clean and tidy, but a little more would go a long way towards guest satisfaction. Overall, this was a completely positive experience and I am anxious to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Health Oasis Resort is located on a beautiful tranquil beachfront on the northwest side of Koh Samui. It specializes in detox fasting & weight loss programs since 1997 and offers one of the most sophisticated detox programs worldwide at budget rates. Is the only detox center in Thailand that is licensed by the Health Dept as a Traditional Medicine Hospital since year 2000. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Health Oasis Hotel Koh Samui