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Anandas detox and fasting programs have proven and shown how the internal cleansing of the body acts to reduce physical weakness, reduces states of distress and depression, as well as alleviates the symptoms of many illnesses. It eliminates feelings of being heavy and unclean, slows down the aging process and fortifies peoples immune systems.
At Ananda they offer three forms of accommodation. Guests can choose to stay in the standard fan rooms, A/C rooms, or in the bungalows. All accommodation includes complimentary use of Wi-Fi, herbal steam sauna, and chlorine-free salt water swimming pool. All accommodation has hot water and a private bathroom, and a balcony with hammock.
Standard rooms include fans; bungalows include air conditioning and a refrigerator. Bungalows are elevated and have magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand and National Marine Park.
The bungalows are elevated and have magnificent views of the Gulf of Thailand and National Marine Park. They are equipped with hot water, air conditioning, satellite TV and refrigerator. Enjoy the beautiful sunset extravaganza from your balcony every evening! Guests enjoy complimentary use of the chlorine-free salt water swimming pool, herbal steam sauna, and Wi-Fi.
The A/C standard rooms all have private w/c with hot water, air conditioning, balcony and a hammock. Guests enjoy complimentary use of our chlorine-free salt water swimming pool, herbal steam sauna, and Wi-Fi.
Anandas swimming pool is open all day and evening for a refreshing swim or for relaxing in the sun. Enjoy the benefit of natural mineral salts and negative ions while you swim; the pool is kept sparkling clean with special filtration and is 100% free of all chlorinated products. The swimming pool is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day.
This 11 days program is comprised of two days of preparation on a diet of fruit, raw vegetables and juices. Then, seven days of fasting, herbal detox products and 15 colemas to cleanse the colon.
On the last half day of the fasting programs, the fast is broken gently and friendly bacteria is replaced in the colon with Flora Grow. After this, the fast is broken. You start to eat again with a plate of watermelon and papaya with yoghurt and bee-pollen. Both of them are included. During the programs you are carefully followed by dedicated staff and the program director.
To help you get the most out of your time on detox at Ananda, they have put together the following information as a recommendation for at least 2-7 days before you start fasting.
It is best to prepare your body by eliminating the foods, thoughts and emotions listed below that are over stimulating and can exhaust the liver, body and mind:
Alcohol, drugs including over-the-counter, tobacco, caffeine and stimulants including chocolate
Sugar and all its relatives, including honey, dried fruit and fruit juice
Refined carbohydrates including white rice and flour products
Artificial sweeteners and chemicals
Very hot spices
Chemicals and preservatives
Gluten (from Latin glue) wheat, oats and other grains found in bread, pasta, soy sauces and vinegar
Dairy: milk, yogurt, and cheeses
Food cooked in oil except lightly with virgin coconut or olive oil
Meat and eggs with hormones and antibiotics
Soy protein isolates
Reducing or eliminating these liver-stressors for (at least) 2-7 days prior to starting the detox program will support your liver and reduce cleansing reactions. Drinking a minimum of 3 to 4 liters of good quality filtered or mineral water each day before your fast is a powerful way to begin the flushing process in the body.
Include foods that create balance and support the body and mind: vegetables, sea vegetables, fruits (limit amount of sweet tropical fruit and juices), whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.
If possible, eat a cleansing diet of mostly raw (or lightly steamed) vegetables and fruit with a few whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds the week before and after fasting.
Koh Phangan is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand located about 100 kilometers from the coast of Southern Thailands Surat Thani Province and about 15 kilometers from the famous resort island of Koh Samui. Koh Phangan is the largest of Samuis neighboring islands with an area of 168 square kilometers. Over 70% of its total area is mountains and tropical forest the lowland is mountains and coconut fields.
There are approximately 14,000 people living in Koh Phangan, the majority of which are Chinese descent. There are also many Thais from all over Thailand, who moved here to start a tourism related business.
Most inhabitants live in Thong Sala, the main gateway into the island from Samui.
The most important produce of Koh Phangan is coconuts. Each month Koh Samui and Koh Phangan produce more than 1 million coconut exports to Bangkok. Others prominent island produce is fishing and of course there is the growing tourism business. Around 95 per cent of the islands population are Buddhists and it plays as very significant role in their daily life.
5 Detox shakes
Self-administrated colemas (with organic coffee or garlic)
Fresh carrot juice made by using a performent juicer that keeps the enzymes alive
Fresh coconut water
Homemade vegetable broth
All drinking water
Electrolytes or ginger tea (if needed)
Lemongrass and many local herbs are added to a boiler, which is heated by fire to create the herbal steam that is fed into the sauna.
Herbal sauna has many health benefits not limited to reducing high cholesterol levels to the treatment of skins diseases such as eczema. At Ananda you can enjoy the traditional herbal sauna as well as a revitalizing and relaxing herbal steaming massage. The sauna is nestled among herbs and local plants, high off the ground.
This therapeutic healing practice has existed in Thailand for more than a thousand years. Chinese concepts of traditional medicine (including acupuncture and acupressure) and Taoist philosophy and practices both influenced the practice of Traditional Thai massage.
The beauty and uniqueness of Thai massage is the sitting and hand position when applying pressure and in smooth sequence transition.
The photo to the left was taken during a Thai massage workshop offered here at Ananda in our beautiful Yoga Hall.
The first step on the journey is to get to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
The most direct way to Koh Phangan is to fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui. Check Bangkok Air for flights. From there you can take a minibus to Maenam Beach pier and take a boat from there to Thongsala on Koh Phangan. Lomprayah is one boat service that has a shuttle from the airport to the pier, and has three boats leaving daily at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. Check Lomprayahs site for details and reservations.
Taking a government bus from Bangkok is a good way to get to Koh Phangan. You can choose from two bus types; the regular bus which offers limited leg space and the VIP bus which offers a lot of leg space because it has less seats than the regular bus. The government bus will continue on the ferry to Koh Phangan so you can leave your luggage on the bus, saving you time and the hassle of changing transport. The government bus leaves from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, where you must also buy the ticket.
Several boat companies provide a daily service between Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan or the mainland, in the tables below you can find most of them. Times of departure and arrival may vary. Ananda Resort recommends that you check with the boat company of your choice before you travel.
The Lomprayah Catamaran
The Lomprayah Catamaran offers a high-speed boat service from Mae Nam in the Northwest of Koh Samui and takes just about 20 minutes to get to main town Thong Sala in Koh Phangan. From Chumphon on the mainland it goes first to Koh Tao and then to Koh Phangan. New connection offered by Lomprayah is the high-speed connection between Don Sak (Suratthani) and Thong Sala which takes only 45 minutes.
The Seatran Discovery
The Seatran Discovery leaves from Bang Rak on Koh Samui and it takes about 30 minutes to get to Thong Sala. It also leaves from Chumphon on the mainland and takes about 4 hours to get to Koh Phangan.
The Haad Rin Queen leaves from the Big Buddha pier in Bophut on Koh Samui (near the airport) and it takes you directly into Haad Rin in about 45 minutes.
The Songserm Express
The Songserm Express boat has a daily service from Nathon on the west side of Koh Samui and from both Chumphon and Surat Thani (Lamphun pier) on the mainland to Thong Sala on Koh Phangan as well.
The Raja Car Ferry
The Nightboat leaves from Surat Thani Bandon pier. It is very basic and much slower than the other boats. Mattresses are provided so you can sleep during the trip.
There is an efficient train service from Bangkok to the South of Thailand (southern line). The overnight sleeper trains are the best way to go. Check the latest prices and schedules via the service link on the website of The State Railway of Thailand. All trains stop in Chumphon and Suratthani, where you will be provided with a connecting bus to the ferry pier. The total trip by train and boat takes about 9 to 16 hours. A boat ticket to Koh Phangan and transport from the train station to the pier is usually included in the joint ticket. If you do not have a joint ticket you can always buy a ticket for the boat at the pier.
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