Kamalaya Awards

Kamalaya Koh Samui’s Most Celebrated Year of Awards

The Legendary Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa Secures Seven International Awards in 2022

Koh Samui, Thailand. Kamalaya Koh Samui marks the end of year by winning three prestigious industry and consumer awards in November, making 2022 its most celebrated year to date with seven international accolades.

At the inaugural Spa & Wellness Awards hosted at a gala event in Brisbane, Australia on 27 November 2022, the Koh Samui sanctuary was named ‘Best Wellness Retreat and Resort’ by an industry judging panel, and ‘Best Wellness Retreat’ as voted by more than 6,000 public consumers. The 2022 Spa and Wellness Awards were held to recognise businesses and people excelling in the spa, health, beauty and wellness travel space and included 38 awards across six major categories.

At the Destination Deluxe 2022, which took place in Bangkok on Monday 28 November, Embracing Change was declared ‘Wellness Program of the Year’. Embracing Change is the first of Kamalaya’s wellness programs to focus on exploring one’s inner life and emotional disposition. Spanning 22 categories and evaluated by 17 judges who are all well-respected industry experts, the prestigious Destination Deluxe awards celebrate the hotels, spas, treatments, skincare and wellness brands that drive the remarkable luxury standard of these industries.

These latest wins follow a host of international award recognition for Kamalaya this year. Most recently the King Power Thailand International Business Awards, organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), recognised Kamalaya’s ongoing efforts to support sustainability in the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility award category.

Earlier this year, the 35th annual Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2022 placed Kamalaya Koh Samui at No. 4 in the category ‘Best Spa in the World’ and No. 5 in the category ‘Top 48 Destination Spas in the World’. This year, over 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers shared their recent travel knowledge of the world’s top hotels, resorts, cities, countries, islands, spas and more.

Starting the year of record wins, Kamalaya received for the fourth time the honour of being named ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’ at the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2022 in London. This is the sixth time Kamalaya has been recognised by these prestigious awards, having won ‘Destination Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia’ in 2012 and 2014 and ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’ in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

Kamalaya is proud of the collective achievements made possible through continuous efforts and impeccable services offered by the team of hosts at the legendary wellness sanctuary, and grateful to the guests for their confidence and support.

Opening as a wellness sanctuary in 2005, Kamalaya has become legendary for its life enhancing wellness programs and offerings. With more than 40 international awards, Kamalaya is one of the world’s top destinations for everyone seeking to improve their health and wellbeing.


About Kamalaya:
The multi-award winning Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is located on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Founded by John and Karina Stewart in 2005, Kamalaya offers immersive wellness experiences that inspire, motivate and empower our guests to achieve their wellbeing goals and become better versions of themselves. Kamalaya’s wellness programs support guests in their health goals to achieve optimal wellbeing, while supporting them to reconnect to the true source of healing and creativity within and to feel life’s potential. Integrating healing traditions from east and west, the 17 customised wellness programs include Detoxification & Rejuvenation, Stress & Burnout, Enriched Gut, Sleep Enhancement, Embracing Change, Yoga Synergy, and Resilience & Immunity.

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Longevity House

Kamalaya Koh Samui now offers IV vitamin infusions, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and high sensitivity cancer screening to guests as part of the first release of new therapies supporting integrative healing at the legendary wellness sanctuary.

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Group Retreats 2022

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is set to host a series of retreats scheduled to take place this autumn. Each retreat will be guided by distinct wellness professionals and has been developed collaboratively with retreat leaders.

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Travel Restrictions

As Thailand moves into the post-pandemic phase, a world of wellness awaits at Kamalaya Koh Samui now that entry requirements to the Kingdom have been lifted.

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Kamalaya Connect

KAMALAYA CONNECT – Regain mental, emotional, and physical balance through a new online platform that brings the very best of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary directly to you

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Organic Healing

Your personalised wellness experience begins the moment that you step foot into the tranquil surroundings of Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa.

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Real Cost of Coffee

Caffeine is a fast-acting stimulant that makes you feel more awake and energetic. Depending on the strength and quantity of caffeine consumed, its effects can last for many hours.

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Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy can aid in the removal of plaque and waste matter that has accumulated over many years.

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While we may not be able to turn back the hands of time, we can help to diminish the tell-tale signs.

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Intro to Detox Thailand

Detox Experiences at Kamalaya

Detox is a good idea. If you’re new to the concept it’s best to take things slowly.

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Time to Detox

Are you always tired and low on energy? Is it hard to think clearly? Do you have persistent colds, constipation or headaches?

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Emotional Stress

Checklist to Feel Less Overwhelmed

Stress can cause both mental and physical symptoms. The effects of stress are different for different people.

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IV Therapy

When there’s a synergy between scientific and holistic approaches to wellbeing, the benefits are truly transformative. They can be immediate too, such as with IV or intravenous therapy.

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