We went back to Kamalaya. That should tell you something about the place. I still found that it is far too expensive, though, and now that I've had more experience in Asia, I think my view is even more justified. A ginger tea (ginger pieces in hot water) for US$5?
The treatments were good (I especially recommend the Ayurvedic massages) but they go for more than US$120 for an hour. And check the time - I felt that the therapists were cutting off 5-7 minutes so that they could be in time for the next client.
I had the Thai herbal compress massage which, I can safely say, was one of the best massages of my life!
The food is very good - although I think the lunch at Amrita could do with some help. We had some mishaps there such as the pasta with the chickpea sauce (which was pasta covered in hummous) and other bland things but the dinner menu compensated.
I think Kamalaya makes a good chunk of their profits from the price of the food...the meal plan basically costs about US$30 per meal - even breakfast. I don't think it is good value for money but does able one to explore the fancy drinks without much guilt. I had the meal plan as part of the treatment package but would not take it otherwise.
Compared to the last time we were there, we felt that the service has dropped slightly. Staff were not at friendly as before and certainly were not attentive.
All in all, a good place but I felt - both times I was there - that I was being pickpocketed in broad daylight.
- Also Known As:
- Kamalaya Koh Samui Hotel Laem Set
- Kamalaya Hotel Koh Samui
- Kamalaya Spa Koh Samui
- Kamalaya Koh Samui Ko Samui, Thailand