Friday September 25, 2020

A Far Eastern refuge from the rat race

If you suffer from rising stress levels and deteriorating sleep, could a week-long wellness holiday in a luxury Thai resort prove to be just what the doctor ordered? Alexander Fitzgerald investigates

7th July, 2019
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Absolute Sanctuary on the Thai island of Koh Samui

While lithe, half-naked bodies throb to the beat of the bass at the infamous full-moon party on Koh Phangan in the south of Thailand, things are decidedly more Zen on the neighbouring island of Koh Samui.

At Absolute Sanctuary, an award-winning, adult-only, luxury health retreat in the tranquil coastal district of Cheong Mon, guests have forsaken the hedonistic pleasures of techno and ‘buckets’ (an infamous cocktail of vodka and Red Bull, which is drunk from...

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