eMagazine by TAT Los Angeles – December 2013 (Vol. 2 No.12)

Koh Samui’s Kamalaya Wellness Resort

Koh Samui’s Kamalaya Wellness Resort

In search of a truly restful getaway, T+L checks in to the Kamalaya wellness retreat on the Thai island of Koh Samui. Story by Henry Alford

My insomnia—I’m up for an hour or so a couple of nights a week—is mild but destructive. It makes my afternoons mountainous. I become the dead-eyed cyborg whose chilling dispassion is revealed in the final reel; my laser setting is Chocolate Pudding.

My troubles started about 15 years ago and—as is the case for millions of people around the world—they’ve made me on various occasions a less curious, patient, or extroverted person. My inability to sleep well has robbed me of hours of my life. I want these hours back. So when I learned that Kamalaya, Koh Samui, the posh “wellness sanctuary” on the Thai island, offers a sleep-enhancement program, I heard a proverbial bell ring. I loved that Annie Lennox had stayed at Kamalaya; in my mind’s eye, I saw Annie and me standing at a sink, laughing gaily as we rinsed out our Danskin unitards.  More >>


Photo Courtesy of the Kamalaya, Koh Samui

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