ABOUT AYA RESORTS
Feel Life’s Potential at Aya Resorts
Aya Resorts is a multi-award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa ideally located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand. Aya offers a synergistic wellness experience to help people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal wellbeing.
The cuisine, the service style, the environment and even the architecture are designed to support and enhance the wellness therapies and services. The land itself is a powerful part of the journey, giving guests a direct experience of the healing power of nature. At the heart of the Aya lies a centuries-old cave, once used by Buddhist monks as a place of meditative retreat. Guests are welcome to enter this sacred space for quiet reflection and meditation.
Aya translates as Lotus (Kamal) Realm (alaya) in the ancient language of Sanskrit, symbolizing the unfolding of the human spirit.
Aya Resorts’ Experience
True healing comes from acceptance, not resistance. That’s why at Aya, we take a refreshingly liberating humanistic approach to wellness. With the absence of the strict controls and rigid rules, the guests can naturally let go and open up. Support, advice, and inspiration are always on offer, but it’s the guests’ innate wisdom that guides their experience.
While many guests come with a purpose or a goal in mind, Aya remains flexible to their needs. It’s not necessary to book a program; visitors can simply come for a relaxing, healthy holiday and enjoy the restorative environment and complimentary offerings like wellness consultations and daily holistic classes. Or choose from an extensive a la carte wellness treatments menu and personalized sessions.
As the days go by, the guests experience clarity of mind, upliftment of the mood, improvements of their physical conditions and increase of vitality.
Aya Resorts’ Lifestyle
For many the sprint-paced ‘ASAP’ world in which we live has disconnected us from each other, our own true and divine sense of self and the perfect simplicity of being present in our lives. At Aya, being reconnected can be a sublimely life changing experience.
The Aya lifestyle is relaxed, informal and heartwarmingly comfortable. The services and facilities are bound together by a welcoming community spirit and supported by the invigorating energies of nature, art, and healthy cuisine.
Nature is an ever-present part of Aya experience, a sensory symphony that nourishes and nurtures. Beyond the improvements in health and wellbeing, the synergistic Aya experience seems to take people effortlessly and spontaneously to unexpected levels of self-discovery and awareness.
The Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa
Integrating the beauty of the surrounding environment into its design, the Wellness Sanctuary features open air treatment spaces as well as deluxe air-conditioned suites. There are over 50 certified wellness professionals here, including naturopaths, doctors of traditional Chinese medicine, western medical doctors, registered nurses, nutritionists, life transformation experts, Ayurvedic and Thai therapists, fitness specialists and yoga, meditation, and pranayama teachers.
Aya combines holistic medicine traditions from East and West to offer a menu of 70 plus therapies and treatments. Optional daily classes are open to all guests that range from Pilates, yoga, Qi Gong and meditation to Tai Chi and core fitness classes.
While Aya’s Wellness Programs, including detox, stress and burnout, optimal weight, fitness, and yoga programs address most health and wellness goals. Some guests will prefer a tailored approach allowing them to achieve even more specific outcomes, adjust the intensity of the program, or perhaps focus on a particular modality. With the support and guidance of our experienced Naturopaths, you can co-create a wellness program that is a perfect fit for YOU.
As a first step, you simply need to book your accommodation. Your tailor-made wellness program will then be designed and quoted at your initial consultation.
Healthy Inspired Cuisine
At Aya, the cuisine is a fundamental component of the holistic health concept. The menus reflect Aya’s philosophy of healthy living and the celebration of different cultures, featuring fresh and healthy dishes with enough sumptuous twist to satisfy the most discerning palates.
Co-created by Karina Stewart, Aya’s Co-founder and a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Aya Chef, our healthy cuisine is influenced by Karina’s wealth of knowledge in functional medicine and cellular detoxification. It is based on principles of Asian healing traditions, as well as the latest nutritional research.
The healthy, inspired cuisine is a fusion of Eastern and Western culinary traditions and menus include extensive vegetarian options as well as fresh seafood and poultry dishes. There are separate menus for those on Detox or Ideal Weight programs. Fresh juices, signature tonics, herbal teas and wines are also served.