I went to the Ananda Resort (a mere 15-minute taxo ride from the Thong Sala ferry pier) for a detox accompanied by a juice fast, and lost almost six kilos in a week. The experience was both interesting and great fun. When it was over, I felt rejuvenated and purified, with my skin all smooth and glowing. The place is located right on the sea shore, offering stunning sunsets practically every evening. I was disappointed to find, though, that the sea there is never deep enough for swimming in, unless one is prepared to wade out westwards for about a kilometer. Still, the resort has its own sweet little pool, around which all the detox participants gather to exchange their personal experiences. The detox program is administered by a charming Greek couple and its minute-by-minute activities are run by a young, but experienced and always helpful Burmese staff with sunshine smiles always on their faces. Free massages, free WI-FI and use of the steam room are part of the service. One's laundry is taken care of and there are bicycles and motor-bikes for rent. There is a happy and carefree atmosphere around the place, and, all in all, I shall definitely come to visit Ananda again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the good life at our seaside holistic spa resort in a quiet corner of Koh Phangan island in the south of Thailand. We offer a variety of life-enhancement and rejuvenating programs for Body, Mind and Spirit. Using a holistic approach to health and life enhancement, we offer a variety of programs for body, mind and spirit. Natural law dictates that the bloodstream must be clean and properly nourished to provide optimum health. Our programs create an environment where one can heal their body and mind while rejuvenating the spirit and finding inspiration in a beautiful tropical paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ananda Yoga Hotel Koh Phangan