Nestled within in a beautiful private estate in the prestigious northeast of the lovely island of Koh Samui, in Thailand, The Palms Retreat is a bijou wellness destination that has attained a loyal following for its organic, all natural detox programme, designed to refresh and refocus guests and help them restore a semblance of balance in their busy lives..
Founded in 2015 by entrepreneur Susan Field, who, after spending 25 years in the stressful corporate world in Hong Kong and China, was looking for a new challenge. Reflecting on her own requirements as she found herself firmly in middle age, she rented some space and The Palms Retreat was born.
The program at The Palms Retreat has at its core the mandate “It’s all about YOU”. To help guests achieve this, Susan created a peaceful, affordable and comfortable retreat that is based on the cornerstones of provenance, integrity and local experiences. Her ultimate aim, she says, is to give guests the chance to fully focus on themselves during their stay, so they can cleanse and nurture mind and body.
The Palms Retreat Samui offers fully inclusive packages that start the moment they arrive at Samui Airport where they are met by a friendly driver. To deliver the program’s promise, Susan partners with some of Thailand’s leading authorities on health and wellness initiatives, ensuring all guests benefit whilst in the Retreat – and beyond.
The beautiful, natural environment at The Palms, with its abundance of gorgeous flora and butterflies leaves our guests ‘inspired’, and most take their experiences home with them as they embark upon their own wellness journey.
It was such an honour to be singled out as Thailand’s Most Affordable Detox retreat recently.
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My partner and I spent 11 days at Palms after a family wedding in Thailand, hoping for a bit of a detox, some weight loss and a lot of relaxation. We got it all in spades!!
By far the best thing about Palms is Kuhn Aer and Kuhn Nam – their genuinely caring and friendly ways made us feel at home and truly welcome. Kuhn Aer’s food is off the charts, it was my favourite part of each day, and she’s very happy to share her recipes. Kuhn Nam’s massage skills are peerless, especially as she learns your body. Their cheeky senses of humor had us laughing most days.
We have to also give a big thanks to Susan (for treating us like friends and not customers, also the puppies 😉 ), Ronnie (best wake ups and tour), Marco (totally opened our world up to aqua aerobics and regularly kicked our butts), Greg (offered fascinating insights into the shakes) and Valerie (most relaxing yoga experience I’ve ever had). All of the people we met were so nice and thoughtful. They happily accommodated my multiple health issues, including food intolerances, back and knee issues, and never made me feel like I was too much trouble for it.
Palms isn’t one of those regimented, strict retreats where they watch your every move, so if that’s what you need I don’t suggest it. If however you’re looking for down time in a place that feels like home then this is the place for you! Ultimately you’ll get out of it what you put in – we exercised every day, went for walks most days and were very strict on ourselves re the food and water. Our main goal of relaxation with some fitness was absolutely met, as was the weight loss. I lost 5kgs, my partner lost just under that, and we’ve kept it off in the weeks since then. We also made some friends along the way and we hope to see them in Oz soon!
I honestly cannot recommend this place enough. About half way through we dubbed it our favorite holiday ever. *–
If you would like to be cared for and get great results, then you have to go to The Palms Retreat. After 12 days it was very hard to leave! Everything was amazing. The manager, Tanoi has many years’ experience working in detox retreats and ensures your stay will be fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble. I had one meal per day which was so fresh and tasty. The fresh juices you have throughout the day do not leave you hungry and the weight fell off. The programme is excellent and keeps you busy until mid-afternoon. The yoga instructor, Ron, is a very genuine and caring person with a vast knowledge on health and you will love the routine he works with you on at your pace. I also loved the water aerobics with Marco. The beach is lovely and is 5 minutes’ walk away. The retreat itself is beautiful. Peaceful gardens brimming with birds etc. The villas are spacious and in excellent order. Of course the massage each day was a highlight too. Nothing like a good Thai massage. *
– Louise. Australia
* TESTIMONIALS APPEARING ON THIS SITE ARE ALSO FEATURED ON ON TRIP ADVISOR AS WELL AS IN EMAILS WE RECEIVE. THEY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF THOSE WHO HAVE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAMS TO DATE. PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE THE RESULTS ACHIEVED BY THE INDIVIDUALS AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A GUARANTEE IN TERMS OF RESULTS – AND RESULTS DO VARY.