Sakdaa studied with various yoga teachers both in Thailand and overseas since 2005, influenced by his own elder brother (Kru Sanya) who is quite famous and owns a yoga studio in MaeNam. He began to teach yoga in Samui since 2008 until now.
from Switzerland, June 2018
"Excellent experience "
The detox program and the staff. Very kind and knowledgeable people, always at your disposal.
Starting with the instructors Jan and Kate, to Ni and all the other who make your stay really pleasant.
Food: if you are allowed to eat, food is excellent too, great cook.
Yoga teacher is the best you can have to make an additional impact.
Rooms are appropriate and clean!
from South Korea, July 2018
The yoga classes were the best that I have attended so far. I felt extremely motivated throughout and noticed a massive change in my bodies strength, able to move through different positions with more ease.
All of the staff were super friendly and the bonds you make with the other people on the detox programs is very special and unique. Everyone is supporting each other.
Food at the end is incredible, especially Breakfast Burrito!!! I would highly recommend treating yourself to a couple of days before and after to make sure you experience all of the healthy and lovingly made goodies on the menu!! Thuzar and her team create magic in the kitchen.
The days are filled with activity so the experience was met with ease. Lots of interesting workshops led by the Health Manager on healthy lifestyle approaches with beauty products, drinks etc and on the other days there are informative documentaries, as well as a chill out film for the evenings.
from United Kingdom, March 2018
LOST WEIGHT .GREAT SUPPORT .
from Netherlands, February 2018
"Marvellous location but awful yoga teachers"
Daily Massages, daily ozono, daily colonics, sauna, fitness room
and overall stunning location.
from United States, January 2018
"Great place "
The program is fabulous, location excellent and the food is amazing !
from Australia, October 2017
"Great staff with Excellent Results! "
The staff and actual detox was amazing. Both mentally and physically it did me wonders.
a traveler Australia
Trip Advisor website
Having been in and out of hospital, trying medications,doing different diets,quitting my job,moving house, trying a range of treatments as well as a complete change of lifestyle and doing what we know to believe is right, I was still struggling to maintain my health.
Luckily I came across the detox program provided by Health Oasis.
Honestly, I was completely dreading some of the aspects of the program, this was my first detox after-all. However with the help of Andy and Luca (the knowledgeable health management guru's) the supplements provided, Ozone therapy, (Ni you are wonderful) Yoga, Sound & Light therapy (Dimitri you are phenomenal) the masseuse's (you are all incredible) the cooking classes (Kitchen staff are amazing) I could honestly go on.
This place is about the people you encounter here with a like mind as you continue on your life journey. I have never been so comfortable talking about bodily functions with strangers (colonics). The experience has been marvelous and a worthwhile revelation. If you are ready for a change and want to improve your health I recommend trying this program.
a traveler California
Trip Advisor website
Basically the overall experience was good, interesting and provides results. For those debating, here is an honest review.
1. Detox/Weight-loss- The program works, you will detox and lose weight for sure. Supplements seem good, the colonics bring out a lot of stuff out of you. You would think you would be starving and unable to do the program but it really isn't bad and quite easy. The fact that everyone around you is there doing the same things is a good support system.
2. Services- Everything is a la cart, which sucks. Some procedures are a bit of money. We wished everything was included like other programs. I do have to say the service providers in general were well educated and very knowledgeable in their areas of service. Yoga, ozone, massages, movies, and talks were included and were great.
Facilities- The location is amazing, great views and ocean front. Lots of beach to walk and swim in. The facilities/rooms were all pretty bad. They are not luxurious, actually older and not very luxurious. However, as long as you understand the resort is there as a detox center and not so much as a vacation resort. The steam room needs to be redone, it is moldy and filthy. The rooms are very simple, clean but very early 90s. The bathrooms are small and badly designed to do colonics in. Overall location great, resort needs a face lift.
Staff- service providers in the staff are knowledgeable and helpful, but some seem to be constantly trying to pawn off their services on you, feeling like used car sales people at times. With the model the resort uses, the benefit is that you aren't paying for services you don't use. Still I'd rather just hear the staff at the introductory meeting present what they do and leave it at that. We worked with Andy during our stay and he is great. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter which was great to see. He was the guru for our group which was great. The operational staff is fairly disorganized by any measure and a bit immature at times. The staff really needs a director/leader on site that is a go to person. I'd like to call out the yoga instructor, masseuse, and Nee as they were all great.
Value- The value as a detox program is there, no doubt you will feel better. The value is not as a vacation resort. Services are not included and at times the resort feels like they are nickel and dining you. Why does the resort charge you 200 baht to call you a taxi to the airport? Aliso with food, it should be free on the last day to have a meal, not just 7 pieces of Papaya, especially when you consider it 1K for 5 days. I did critique the resort, but I have been honest calling out the good and the bad. If you are looking to detox I would recommend this resort.
For anyone thinking it’s time to take control of your life, I highly recommend you consider Health Oasis Resort.
My experience at Health Oasis Resort was life changing, life saving and an incredible eye opener to general health & wellbeing.
I completed the 28 day total transformation and have never felt so good. This program is not only a detox, it’s a total cleanse inside and out and exceeded all my expectations.
I arrived with an open mind just wanting to detox and cleanse but I gained so much more. As a vegetarian I thought I had a healthy diet, but the program at Health Oasis made me realise there was a lot I didn’t know and that was missing from my daily routine.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and proceeded with a double mastectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation. During the 2 years following diagnosis my health was deteriorating. I had no energy and was feeling very toxic. I decided it was time to take control and get my life back.
It was an amazing journey and I’d like to thank all the staff and managers at Health Oasis. In particular the Health Managers –Kara Lee and Andy who work closely with all the guests. Kara-Lee for her vast knowledge of herbs and her informative lectures and a special thank you to Andy for his wealth of knowledge, his constant encouragement and for being a fantastic support every minute of the day. He went above and beyond and took the time to ensure everyone’s day was going well. He even shared his own life story which was inspirational at the least.
Since leaving Health Oasis I have continued on my journey and feel I have reached the point of ultimate health.
If you are ready to change your life and want to head in the direction, Health Oasis is for you!
Karyl “Biddy” Davies
I left the resort feeling empowered, changed and motivated. I had a fantastic experience that I attribute to the high quality program, the people, and the beautiful location. Maybe the best thing I have ever done for myself.
I went by myself and did the total transformation program for 11 days. This was my first detox and first trip to Thailand. I highly recommend that anyone and everyone do this detox to take the time to really understand and care for their health and well-being on every level. If I hadn’t done this detox program I would never have known that I had several health issues that were making me perpetually tired, sad and overweight. I feel like I have done an intensive training course on health and I am empowered and excited to continue these positive changes. I also lost 6 kilos and quit smoking in 11 days.
There is a lot of information on the program on the website so you can go there for more information on that and I can assure you the location and grounds are very beautiful. The thing that I found most critical for the detox experience was the importance of great staff. The reason why I would go back again and again is mostly because Andy, the Health Manager is incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, approachable and positive. Some pretty confronting physical and emotional things can occur during a detox and Andy makes it all manageable. I recommend you do your homework and make sure you are going to be supported by great staff, particularly if you are traveling on your own.
Also the other guests. There is a fantastic community that is created when people are sharing a fairly intensive detox experience. You don’t have to participate in the social elements and at first I wasn’t into it. After a few days though, I found this group of detoxers to be one of the highlights of the trip, and I think I made a few firm friends and professional contacts! Maybe it was just when I was there, but this retreat seems to attract a great mix of people.
There are other health professionals from all different fields and from all over the world that come through the resort depending on who is in and around Koh Samui. Keep some extra spending money in case you would like to or need to avail these services. You can also do Thai massage courses which is something I would be interested in.
The Yoga is absolutely the best instruction I have received, after doing several retreats specifically for yoga. I note that some other reviewers are looking for more fitness activities. I would say, if you are doing the yoga and the detox right, you won't need any but if you want extra or private classes the instructor offers this, as well as Mu Thai boxing at an extra cost if you are feeling particularly energetic (I was not).
If you want to do any activities on or around the Island, normally a bunch of people get together to split the costs and the retreat arranges everything.
If you are arriving during daylight hours, there is an airport courtesy bus that takes you to the resort for 200 Baht. No need to pay the taxi transfer if you are on a budget.
Consider factoring in a few extra days to break the fast and re-gain some energy. Some people left with more energy than they had ever had. I jammed a lot of therapies into the last few days and was feeling very drained and spaced out the day I left. Next time I will book a couple of days extra to introduce some of the great clean food that the resort has and just to cruise back into the flow of life outside the resort.
After visiting a number of detox centers around the world you soon get to realize that it can be very difficult to decide which is right for you. Many promise life changing experiences but most people just want to feel more energy and maybe lose some weight.
I decided that for this years detox I would head to Thailand as money was a little tight and Asia always offers good value for money. After doing the usual internet searches and sifting through the seamingly endless number of detox centers available, I narrowed my decision down to 3 possibles. Weighing up my short list a little further I decided based on ,price, reviews and my gut feeling that Health Oasis would be my destination.
I chose there 7 day weight loss program and after arriving in there stunning location I knew I had made a right choice. The program I chose was very inclusive, with morning yoga, excellent quality suppliments, ozone therapy, steam room, daily massage and use of usual resort facilities.
The rooms are basic but clean, wifi was good, the staff were very friendly and always willing to help out.
The detox program at Health Oasis is the real star and after all that was the main reason I was there. It sets its self aside from other programs in various ways which I will not bore you with but the highlights were all the information and support I was given, not just while I was there but I really felt that I took away a new found knowledge of my body and how to make long term sustainable changes in my health and happiness. Having a full time health manager is a real plus point.
There were also extra therapies available such as Reiki, acupuncture, Chi Gong etc which were at extra cost but well worth the money.
In summery if you are looking for value for money, a great detox program and a stunning location I would recommend putting your trust in the team at Heath Oasis.