Best Things to Do Koh Samui Thailand

We have done the work for you to find the best excursions on Koh Samui. These are included in your Yoga Retreat.

Boat Trip to Snorkel at nearby coral reefs and secret, hidden islands

IMG_1504During the course of the day you will encounter the best snorkeling sites to be found whilst staying on Koh Samui. Our tour consists of a private boat trip to nearby deserted coastlines.  We’ve researched the best coral and snorkeling, on the island, and soon, you’ll be immersed in the amazing, underwater life just below the surface.

We will also trek through the nearby jungle to find the perfect secluded vista. The water is clean, calm and the perfect temperature. Join us as we explore the conservation island’s hidden treasures that exude a primordial beauty.

This excursion is the perfect experience for anyone looking for a great day on and in the water only 15 minutes from Samahita Retreat Center, Koh Samui!

Guided Temple Hike to Laem Sor Pagoda, Sleeping Buddha and Bang Kao Beach

On this excursion, we will see many beautiful, and historic things.  The Laem Sor Pagoda is at the southernmost tip of Koh Samui at the end of Bang Kao Beach. Its golden hue makes for an astonishingly beautiful contrast to the blue skies and the turquoise sea behind it. The entrance is guarded by two ‘Yak’ (meaning giant) warrior statues with immense swords, colourful clothing and scary faces. The Buddha stands in the doorway to the rear of the statues. This is a great photo opportunity as there is absolutely nothing obstructing your view.

Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram is an unusual sight yet it offers a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position, and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even more than 30 years on the monk’s body shows little sign of decay. For some visitors, having a dead man in full view might be a shocking sight, but for Thais it is something to reflect upon and revere.

From here, we will hike up the hill to the very southernmost part of the island, which offers commanding views of the Gulf of Thailand.  There are also countless Buddhas, including a giant, sleeping Buddha, as well as Pagodas and various places of worship.  This is a very special place on the island, and we will learn about the significance of this to the locals and to visiting Buddhists, who come from afar to visit this sacred place.

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Useful Thai Phrases

Hello: Sa-was-dee

Good morning: A-roon-sa-was

Good evening: sa-yan-da-was

Yes: Chai

No: Mai Chai

Nevermind, You’re welcome: Mai pen rai

How are you? Sabai Dee Mai?

I am fine: Sabai dee krab/kha

Thank you: Khorb khun

Excuse me, Sorry: khor to

I do not speak Thai: Pom (chan) poos paa-saa tai mai bpen (dai)

I don’t understand: Pom (chan) mai khao jai

I don’t want: mai ao

What time is it: kee mo: hng?

Where is …: Yoo (tee) nai?

Where is the toilet? Ho:ng naam yoo nai

 

USEFUL THAI PHRASES: Great to use on our upcoming Thailand Yoga Retreat October 11-18, 2015! Join us. Pricing starts $1185 for double, 8 days all included

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Yoga Retreats on Sale 2015

HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS:

ALL OUR 2015 YOGA RETREAT ARE ON SALE UNTIL END OF 2014!

$300 OFF Single Room Tuscany Yoga Retreat June 21-27, 2015
$300 OFF Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga RTY 200 Hour Teacher Training August 1-22, 2015
$250 OFF Bali Yoga Retreat Oct 3-10, 2015
$200 OFF Double/Triple Room Tuscany Yoga Retreat June 21-27, 2015
$200 OFF Single or Double Prana del Mar Cabo Retreat Nov 28-Dec 5, 2015
$150 OFF Costa Rica Yoga Retreat July 25-Aug 1, 2015
$100 OFF Xinalani Mexico Yoga Retreat March 28 – April 4, 2015
$75 OFF Refer a Friend

 

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How Much Do 2015 Yoga Retreats Cost?

Question: What are the least expensive retreats you offer?
Answer: $1250 Bali & Costa Rica; $1185 Thailand; Costa Rica $1350 for 8 days ALL included.

Your Investment: Spiritual Adventures with Alchemy Tours, founded by Jacob Young and Silvia Mordini

Xinalani Mexico Retreat:
Small Palapa $1400pp (female shared room)
Deluxe Rooms Single: $2250; Double: $1600
Petite Suites Single: $2650; Double: $1850
Eco-Chic Suites Single: $3150; Double: $2150; Triple: $1750

Tuscany Retreat:
$1800 per person Triple Shared Early Bird
$2025 per person Double/Twin Early Bird
$2430 per person Single Room Early Bird

Costa Rica Retreat: (Subtract $150 Early Bird from prices below)
Nature Suite Double (with AC): $1,825.00
Nature Suite Single (with AC): $2,250.00
Mountain View Single (with AC): $2,250.00
Hermitage Double (hotel like): $1,500.00
Hermitage Single (hotel like): $1,750.00
Eco Cottage Double (Natural Air): $1,400.00
Eco Cottage Single (Natural Air): $1,650.00

Bali Retreat:
Double with Private Bath: $1499pp — Early Bird $1250
Single with Private Bath: $1799pp — Early Bird $1550

Thailand Retreat:
Two Bedroom Loft: 940 Euro (approx. $1185USD) per person
Double Semi Private Room: 1040 Euro (approx $1300USD) per person
Single Superior Room: 1140 Euro (approx $1450)

Prana del Mar Cabo Retreat:
Double $1700
Single $2300

HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS:
$300 OFF Single Room Tuscany Yoga Retreat June 21-27, 2015
$300 OFF Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga RTY 200 Hour Teacher Training August 1-22, 2015
$250 OFF Bali Yoga Retreat Oct 3-10, 2015
$200 OFF Double/Triple Room Tuscany Yoga Retreat June 21-27, 2015
$200 OFF Single or Double Prana del Mar Cabo Retreat Nov 28-Dec 5, 2015
$150 OFF Costa Rica Yoga Retreat July 25-Aug 1, 2015
$100 OFF Xinalani Mexico Yoga Retreat March 28 – April 4, 2015
$75 OFF Refer a Friend

 

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What Does Bali Mean?

Bali means: Beauty. Art. Love. Inspiration.

Our home for the week during our October 3-10, 2015 Bali Yoga Retreat is a luxury, boutique hotel set amongst rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud—the cultural and arts epicenter of the island. With spacious, elegant rooms (and private bathrooms), a large saline pool, perfectly manicured gardens, a top-notch spa, and rice field paths to trek, this will serve as the perfect place to be as close to the action as you like, but still remain in the tranquility of nature. There are free shuttles into town every two hours, so you are never far from the action.

Whether it’s cycling, surfing, ziplining, rafting, swimming, riding a scooter, visiting elephants and monkeys, taking a cooking class, or just chilling on a beach, you will have ample time to do as much—or as little as you desire. We will take time to experience the beautiful people, foods, beaches and ceremonies that make up the most unique aspects of this island. Find out for yourself what Bali means to YOU.

Double with Private Bath: $1499pp — Early Bird $1250
Single with Private Bath: $1799pp — Early Bird $1550

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B.A.L.I. Yoga Retreat: Beauty. Art. Love. Inspiration. October 3-10, 2015

 

                      BALI = Beauty. Art. Love. Inspiration.

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