I wanted to share my views on the amazing place that is Phuket Cleanse! It remains one of the most memorable holiday/health experiences that I am likely to ever have… unless I return again, which I have every plan of doing.
I have found it difficult to put into words exactly what it is that makes this health retreat so different to any other, so I have categorised the parts of the experience that I can below:
A raw, vegan experience with incredible and unlimited natural supplementation. The owner, Melanie, is passionate about what this can do for you mind and body on a cellular level, and educated the guests consistently about why their food choices are so important. Then there is the flavour itself – so, so good! I had raw lasagna, spaghetti (with kelp noodles), incredible Thai food and Indian raw which not only left me feeling satiated, it tasted amazing too. Melanie and her team bring raw food into a very accessible realm, making it so good, that it makes it difficult for you to make bad choices and not to want to change your lifestyle based on gluttony – really you can have it all in the healthiest of ways.
Being an ACTIVE cleanse, exercise plays a large part in this program. It is not only integral to sweat out the toxins, it is also the reason that guests leave with an improved body composition, higher metabolism and energy like no other. I would have attributed this to the massive endorphin rush that exercise pushes you into, but after learning a little more on the science behind it, I now understand this to be a cellular rejuvenation process that the Phuket Cleanse has designed their program around. The trainers are incredible – Mark and Woody from Training for Warriors actually train professional MMA fighters, but have managed to use the same strength and conditioning principles to create a fitness program that pushes you on every level, whilst educating you with their extensive knowledge on body mechanics and injury prevention. Andrew Stannard, an ex-boxer from the UK, has so much infectious energy that it is pretty impossible not to make yourself go beyond any limit of what you thought your body was capable of. The yoga teacher Kim White is exceptional, she has such a focus on therapeutic yoga and knowledge built from literally doing it her whole entire life – since 3 years of age. The Muay Thai trainers, Hehm and Lee are from a very well renowned gym and both have extensive fighting experience, they are the best in town to learn from – and a huge asset to the Phuket Cleanse family.
A lovely villa in Rawai… the rooms are simple but very sweet and the pool area is very relaxing and glamourous.. It is not a 5 star experience, but it really doesn't need to be. I would recommend the downstairs villa rooms for excellent sleeping!
I think this is where it gets really special. The team at Phuket Cleanse are very genuine people. Melanie is one of the most passionate and intelligent people I have ever met, and you can tell that this centre results from a lifetime of passion and enthusiasm about health, anti-ageing and raw food. She is extremely informative, an excellent educator and a wonderful nurturer, it would be difficult to find someone who knew more about the health business. Sarah – as Stanton explains, the client who never left! I have a special place in my heart for her – though I think nearly every guest does. The centre relies on her organisation and high level of knowledge which makes the Proctor's dream a reality. She manages to do all of this, the program with the guests AND make you feel at home, every girl wants to be her best friend, every man wants to marry her (though I am gay, so fit into neither category!), she made a huge difference to my stay, and I wanted to personally thank her for her tireless work. Sarah is around more than any other staff member, and the go to for anything at all you need. Nothing is too difficult for her, and she is a major asset to the experience. Stanton was not around when I stayed – but he was great to deal with in the booking process, and I think might have missed his calling as a stand up comedian!
Overall, I left feeling like a different person and wanting to change the way I live my life. I found there was a certain magic about the place, and I think that is down to the enthusiasm of the owners and staff, and that becomes part of the guest experience too. My group was an intelligent collection of young corporates that were great to chat to and I have kept in touch with a couple of them. I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to anyone who wants to make a lasting change in their body and mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Thailand's Detox Fitness Holiday. When you Detox in Thailand, experience the ease of an all inclusive fitness holiday. A health retreat is about relaxation. What's relaxing about racking up a bill? If you are looking to make a lasting life change then come and join us. Take a break, eat healthily, workout, cleanse, and relax on the beautiful paradise island of Phuket. There is something for everyone - no matter your age or fitness level. - A life changing holiday designed to transform your life and optimize your mind, body and soul. - Achieve weight loss, cleanse and get crazy fit at the world's most exciting health retreat. - Everything is included: accommodation, food, fitness, education, relaxation and much more... Accommodation: At this Thailand health retreat you can relax in our saltwater swimming pool, lay in our gardens or top up your tan on Phuket's beautiful beaches. You will enjoy our on site ice bath, herbal steam and spa treatments in the privacy of your room. Enjoy the luxury of abundance during your Thailand detox! We throw so much abundance at you, you can't catch it all. Fitness and Yoga Retreat: There are fitness holidays and there is "The Fitness Holiday". You will never find such diversity in a Thailand fitness holiday. Your trainer will design you a program of Bootcamps, Cardio and Strength Sessions, Muay Thai and Yoga. Why go to a yoga retreat in Thailand, when you can experience every wellness trend under one roof with us. Detox Raw Food: Every meal at Phuket Cleanse is unique! We provide a delicious range of plant-based raw vegan cuisine, healthy raw soups, cleansing detox juices, vegan protein shakes and even a raw dessert or two! Our weekly nutrition and 20 monthly raw cooking classes equip you with the tools so you can continue the healthy lifestyle long after your detox in Thailand. Flexible Program Start and End Dates. Tell us what you want to achieve. Ask us about availability. Let's get to know each other. Our Phuket Cleanse Family welcomes you as the latest addition to... "Be the best you possible, release your inner magic and achieve your dreams at Phuket Cleanse" "Kick-start new health and fitness goals and return home a new you." "Become your wildest dreams! Be the healthiest person you know!" "At Phuket Cleanse you will be trained to be the 'go to person' for health and fitness knowledge!" "BE GREAT!" ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Phuket Cleanse Rawai