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GETTING TO SAMAHITA RETREAT CENTER
Samahita Retreat is located in the south of Koh Samui, right on the beach. It is in a quiet area off the beaten track, with plenty of privacy and comforts, yet still close to markets and amenities. The beach is virtually ours alone! Many rooms have a direct sea view, while the surroundings are lush and green. Many of Koh Samui’s special attractions are down the south nearby: waterfalls, temples and more. A walk down our beach brings you to the golden Laem Sor Pagoda of a realized Buddhist monk, whose force has drawn us to be established in this special spot. We are a 45 min drive from Koh Samui airport.
55/20-24 Moo 4, T. Namuang
Koh Samui Suratthani, Thailand 84140
Ph. +66 77 920 090
Samahita Retreat Center features 150 square meters of practice space for yoga, meditation, and group discussions. One end of the yoga shala overlooks the beach and the other end overlooks the meditation garden. The centerpiece of Samahita’s meditation garden is a large Bodhi tree, the same type of tree it is said that the Buddha sat underneath persistently working towards enlightenment.
Samahita sits on a virtually private beach with 4 kilometers of space to wander and enjoy the incredible sunrises and sunsets that begin and end your days there.
For centuries the residents of Koh Samui had little to no contact with mainland Thailand. To this day they have the understanding and skill to live sustainably off of their island’s abundant resources.
Samahita models this by serving farm-to-table organic cuisine, much of it grown on their own farm just miles from the retreat center.
Samahita’s wellness center offers a variety of relaxing, beautifying, and detoxing treatments using the Thai tradition, Ayurveda and modern methods with state of the art equipment. Their Herbal Steam Room is open for all guests to enjoy, where a combination of Thai herbs and spices, “Samonpi,” allows you to relax, heal, and restore after a day of yoga or adventuring.
• What airport do I fly into?
Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways fly directly to Koh Samui from Bangkok. They operate flights every hour daily, and you can book your flights directly online. One-way is around 4000 THB. Travel time is approximately one hour from Bangkok. There are direct also flights from Phuket, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Hong Kong. Please be aware that you will need to depart the US one to two days before the start of the retreat, depending on the flight schedule you chose.
• How do I get from Samui Airport to the retreat?
Samahita Retreat lies on the south coast of Koh Samui, a tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand that still has long stretches of pristine beaches and unspoiled land. Situated on Laem Sor beach, Samahita Retreat is surrounded by towering coconut trees in a quiet, spacious area, with incredible sunrises and sunsets that play with the colors of the water, sand and tropical fauna. Only a few hundred meters away is the well-known Laem Sor Pagoda, which houses the remains of Leung Poo Daeng, a realized monk.
The main shopping areas are still within easy reach, about fifteen to thirty minutes away by car or motorbike and Samahita Retreat’s gentle setting inspires long, refreshing walks on the beach or through the meandering back roads.
We are forty-five minutes away from Koh Samui airport, and taxi drivers will know how to get to Laem Sor. Directional road signs will also guide you to Samahita Retreat as you begin to approach. Nonetheless, we recommend that you book a taxi pickup with us, just to be sure.
More information and a map can be found here: http://www.samahitaretreat.com/koh-samui.html