Celebrate Phuket’s Unique Cultural and Historical Festivals with Santosa

Celebrate Phuket’s Unique Cultural and Historical Festivals with Santosa

Santosa Detox Wellness Spa Phuket Phukets Festivals

A big part of the fun of living in Phuket or coming to the island as a tourist is being able to experience the local life of Phuket. While staying with us at Santosa, there will be plenty of opportunities to experience the local life by attending some of Phuket’s most iconic festivals.

February is a wonderful time to visit Santosa. The weather is beautiful and the sea is calm. In addition, the island celebrates Chinese New Year, the Phuket Old Town Festival and the Chalong Temple Fair all in the space of a few subsequent days. These festivals are all important to the island’s Chinese heritage, and it’s wonderful to see the island come alive with red, glowing lanterns, parades, fireworks and even a Chinese Dragon Dance! The Chalong Temple Fair is the largest of all of the temple markets in Phuket, and it is quite special. Here you can sample a variety of local foods, buy virtually anything and watch a handful of interesting Thai cultural shows and live music.

Another important festival to Phuket’s history happens in March in the north of the island. Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival is one of the island’s largest, most important festivals and features many cultural and sporting activities. This is a family friendly festival that celebrates the victory over the invading Burmese army led by Phuket’s two heroine sisters, Thao Thepkasattri and Thao Sri Suntorn.

April is without a doubt the hottest time of the year in Phuket and all of Thailand. Even so, it is a lovely time to visit Santosa and take part in a relaxing yoga retreat or detox program. April is also the time of the year when Thailand celebrates Thai New Year. Known as Songkran, the Thai New Year is loud and full of fun. Be prepared to get wet as there is a lot of water throwing that goes on in the streets. Songkran is a lovely time at Santosa, and with our close proximity to Kata Beach, you are sure not to miss out on any of the fun!

June brings the low season to Phuket, and it’s actually our favorite time of the year. While rain can be expected during this time of the year, we sure don’t mind. The rain nurtures all of the plants and trees surrounding Santosa, turning it into a lovely tropical oasis. If you are a runner, June is the month of marathons in Phuket and in the Old Town, the ever so lovely Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Festival is celebrated. This is such a beautiful event. Essentially, it is a mass wedding that is rooted in the traditions of days gone by. Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Festival features a gorgeous cultural parade as well that is great for taking photos.

The Kathu Festival takes place in July and is an interesting event. It takes place in the sleepy village of Kathu and features street stalls, food vendors, stage shows, live music and exhibitions. Thai traditional games are put on display and also played. If you are staying at Santosa in July, grab some of the new friends you’ve made and definitely head on over to this festival.

In September, the island’s Chinese heritage once again comes alive as Phuket celebrates the Por Tor Festival. This festival, known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, is an important merit-making event for Phuket’s ethnic Chinese. Special foods, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors on altars.  Por Tor Festival is a truly beautiful event and gives insight into some of the special festivals celebrated by the local Thai-Chinese community.

Phuket’s most famous festival takes place in October this year, and it is one that you definitely do not want to miss. If you are looking to stay at Santosa for one of our health & wellness programs, we highly suggest you come in October so that you can witness the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes place in the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar and celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and a variety of other stimulants will help in obtaining good health and peace of mind. Phuket Vegetarian Festival is celebrated at all Chinese shrines across Phuket and features ceremonies, street processions and a large variety of delicious vegetarian food to be sampled throughout the 9-day event.

One of our most favorite Thai festivals takes place in November. It is a festival of quiet celebration called Loy Krathong. It is festival that takes place near all water bodies, whether it be the ocean, a canal or lake, as it honors the water goddess. People float lanterns in the sky and krathongs  across the waterways as an offering and to float all bad misfortune away from you in the coming year. Loy Krathong is really beautiful, and it is wondrous to watch all of the lanterns floating above Kata from Santosa Vegan Restaurant.

In December we celebrate the Christmas season and look forward to the New Year. For all of us at Santosa, this is one of the best times of the year as we reflect upon the year that is almost complete and look forward to the year the will come. We celebrate the Christmas season with a colorful, delicious vegan Christmas dinner menu and we also have a special New Year party.

Celebrate Phuket’s Unique Cultural and Historical Festivals with Santosa while you are celebrating yourself. Invest in yourself and your health at Santosa, and depending upon which time of the year you decide to come, you can experience some interesting fun in Phuket as well. For more information, simply fill out the inquiry form below.

Interested in Santosa Detox & Wellness Center? Read the Latest Reviews

Interested in Santosa Detox & Wellness Center? Read the Latest Reviews

Santosa Detox Wellness Center In Phuket

Tucked away high in the hills above one of the island’s most popular beaches, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center truly is a hidden gem in Kata. Surrounded by lush foliage and swaying trees, the center is a tropical oasis for those seeking to Awaken Life’s Potential by living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

Santosa offers an authentic detox experience with a personal touch. Our therapists and practitioners bring with them years of experience and are dedicated to their craft. They will be with you every step of the way to answer questions and be a source of strength and wisdom.

We often ask our guests upon their departure to leave their feedback on TripAdvisor, as it is a wonderful platform. Not only does it help others to read firsthand experiences of the center, but the feedback is a good way to learn valuable lessons. A recent guest at the center had this to say about her program:

Life Changing Emotional Detox – The Santosa family provide an all round emotional detox. Healthy eating / juicing, exercise classes, massages and amazing healers. The 3 day detox was extremely well organised and I could not have asked for more. Thank you to all at Santosa for having me.

In addition to the detox programs offered at Santosa, there are also a wide variety of yoga classes and fitness classes to kickstart your health into high gear. The personal trainer at Santosa is lively and facilitates challenging classes that will produce wonderful results. If you are looking to get into a lasting fitness regimen, we highly suggest the classes at Santosa such as HIIT and TRX.

The class schedule is really impressively full – in a single day I would take 2 – 4 classes and got to try new things such as TRX and FitBall. 

There is an outstanding five-star vegan restaurant on the premises. The restaurant highlights innovative vegan cuisine and combines the highest quality produce and ingredients. The popular weekly buffet is a wonderful chance for guests as well as locals, expats and walk-in guests to sample our wonderful food. A sample of some feedback from Santosa Vegan Restaurant follows:

The restaurant is one of the best vegetarian restaurants I have seen anywhere in the world and the setting is relaxed and natural. The vegan food is a good transition to fasting and you won’t be able to enjoy it as you come off the fast as you have to start introducing food slowly.

For those of you thinking about a detox program, we urge you to read through the feedback on our TripAdvisor page. These are real accounts of what it is like to experience our center, written by visitors to Santosa and clients.

A Place to Rejuvante – I’ve never been to a detox retreat before and Santosa definitely exceeded my expectations. I’ve been quite stressed at work so I signed up to the emotional detox to help refocus and de-stress. The program was individualised, which consisted of group exercises, daily massages and vegan meals that were surprisingly delicious (I am not vegan, but seriously thinking about converting)! The individual sessions with Liana, Susanna and Karn were wonderfully encouraging and enlightening. It was the perfect setting to unwind and I felt completely rejuvenated. Thank you to the team at Santosa for having me.

Want to read more feedback from TripAdvisor? Head on over to our Trip Advisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1210687-d6616706-Reviews-or5-Santosa_Detox_Wellness_Center-Kata_Beach_Karon_Phuket.html

Experience Santosa Detox & Wellness Center for Yourself

If you would like to experience Santosa for yourself, simply fill out the inquiry form below, and a member of staff will get back to you. Set amongst Phuket’s stunning nature and surrounded by greenery and trees, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art wellness retreat in Phuket, Thailand. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you the path to Awaken Life’s Potential.

Cleanse Your Mind, Body and Soul at Santosa

Cleanse Your Mind, Body and Soul at Santosa

Santosa Detox Wellness Center Cleanse Mind Body And Soul

Are you looking for a change? Do you want to live a healthier life and become better in touch with your emotions and surroundings? Santosa Detox & Wellness Center can help. We have a little bit of something for everyone when it comes to cleansing the mind, body and soul.

Cleanse Your Mind

Do you often feel that you have too many things going on in your mind? Are you finding it more and more difficult to focus? Perhaps you feel a bit foggy and downtrodden? Here at Santosa we have a wide variety of exceptional activities and programs to cleanse your mind.

Classes such as Beginner Meditation offer many benefits and healing effects. For example, meditation brings clarity and focus. It allows you to be calm, present and aware of your surroundings. Meditation also helps lower anxiety levels as well as regulate anger, depression and tension.

Breathwork is another fantastic class that we offer at the center. Breathwork teaches how to breathe correctly. This is important because full, conscious breathing oxygenates the brain. Breathwork also promotes harmony, health and balance. It lifts the mood and brings peacefulness and clarity to the mind-body connection.

For those looking to go deeper and really cleanse the mind and let go of the past, the Emotional Detox Program is highly recommended. This program is aimed at creating major life changes through individualized sessions of holistic healing and therapy. If you are looking to cleanse your mind and find a renewed sense of purpose in life, the Emotional Detox program really is a life changer.

Cleanse Your Body

Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall with regard to weight gain? Are you often sluggish? Do you like to exercise, but perhaps you aren’t confident enough to head to the gym alone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Santosa is for you.

Santosa offers a wide variety of detox programs all guaranteed to produce results. Incorporated with personal training sessions and offerings of yoga, Zumba, TRK, HIIT and Fitball, the Full Fast, Raw Fast and Juice Fast are all full cleanse and detoxifying programs designed to enable maximum results. All of the detox programs are really great. You will lose weight and gain energy and come to have a better understanding of how your body works when it is in fasting mode.

Through the detox programs, the body will be rid of toxins and you will come out of the experience feeling more purified and grounded. If you are looking for a long lasting, sustainable experience that is bound to change your eating habits and overall outlook on what it means to eat healthy, the Raw Food Fast is recommended for you.

Cleanse Your Soul

Does your soul need a pick-me-up? Are you looking for an experience to pike your interest and perhaps turn you down a healthier path? Come join us at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center any day of the week.

In addition to the above programs, we offer many wellness programs and one day programs which are perfect for coming to see what we are all about. We have many different types of yoga classes to participate in, as well as a lush natural herb sauna and an ice bath.

If you are looking to pamper yourself, enjoy our spa. We have many treatments to choose from and our therapists are super skilled. We even make our own fragrance-infused coconut oil.

Don’t forget that Santosa also has a healthy juice bar and an incredible vegan restaurant. Both are on-site and offer delicious fresh juices and smoothies and outstanding vegan cuisine. The vegan restaurant also has a hands-on cooking class every Thursday from 16:00-17:00pm.

Interested in learning more? Simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful detox retreat in Phuket, Thailand.

Celebrate a Vegan Christmas at Santosa

Celebrate a Vegan Christmas at Santosa

Santosa Detox Wellness Center Helathy Vehan Food With Red Fruits
The holiday season is nearly here, and vegans should not miss out on a Christmas feast. We are proud to announce an exciting 5 course vegan Christmas Dinner menu at Santosa on December 24th, 25th and 26th.

Skillfully prepared, the vegan Christmas Dinner menu features a choice for two starters, soup, pasta a main course and dessert. Festive and delicious, the vegan Christmas Dinner menu at Santosa is sure to please.

Our talented chefs and Santosa Vegan Restaurant team have put a lot of hard work and thought into this year’s vegan Christmas Dinner menu. Sourcing only the freshest local produce and using the highest quality ingredients, the menu is a delightful mix of assorted flavors that combine together for an outstanding vegan dinner.

Starters include Santa’s Gift which is a cold salad of fresh strawberry, cherry tomatoes and avocado with Soya cheese garnished with basil seeds. Santa’s Workshop is a fried potato samosa served with coriander and tamarind sauce.

The soup on the vegan Christmas Dinner menu is called Merry Minestrone. It’s a mixed vegetables soup with Quinoa featuring mint leaves and a touch of fresh dill.

The pasta dish is a homemade Cannelloni of colored pasta with Spinach and Tofu served with tomato sauce and cashew nut cream. This delicious pasta dish has been named Rainbow Christmas due to its influx of festive colors.

The main course of the vegan Christmas Dinner menu is aptly titled Vegan Wonderland. Featuring broccoli, kale, carrots and avocado with parmesan cheese and Soy ham served with Mexican sauce and a green salad. Vegan Wonderland is a creative main course that is sure to please.

Christmas Dinner dessert is called Angel’s Love, and it is a cream of pumpkin and almond milk with caramel served with chocolate cookie & fresh seasonal fruits on the side. Trust us, it is so luscious!

The vegan Christmas Dinner menu at Santosa falls into two different price categories. Regular price is 1,299THB per person and includes a welcome drink. The special price of 1,440THB per person includes 1 drink of choice, Fresh Juice or Healthy Smoothie or one glass of Red or White Wine.

Reservations are essential for the Christmas Dinner at Santosa Vegan Restaurant. To make a booking, fill in the inquiry form below. If you are a local Phuket resident, feel free to call us on 076 330 600. We can be contacted via email at andrea@santosaphuket.com or if you use WhatsApp, send us a text on 084 441 3810.

Available on December 24th, 25th and 26th, the vegan Christmas Dinner menu is going to be a fantastic event. We can’t wait to welcome you and celebrate a Vegan Christmas with you here at Santosa!

Discover the Mezieres-Bertele Method at Santosa

Discover the Mezieres-Bertele Method at Santosa

Santosa Detox Wellness Center Class Participants Discovering The Bertele Method

Do you have problems with tendinitis? Do you suffer from fractures and dislocations, lower back pain or a frozen shoulder? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis or do you have rheumatisms? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the Mezieres-Bertele Method is for you. It is a unique 4 hands massage that comes with great benefits.

What is the Mezieres-Bertele Method?

The Mezieres-Bertele Method is a physiological 4 hands massage that produces amazing results. The method teaches that the human body has 5 key muscle strains. The key strain is the back to the backside of the two legs, followed by the two arms, neck and chin. The last strain is the muscle under the chest.

These 5 muscle chains are not independent. In fact, they all affect each other. When you have pain in one of the strains and seek treatment, a traditional physiotherapist will work on the symptoms, however, if you work on only one the others will compensate. It is important to work on all muscle strains so that they can eventually balance out.

The Mezieres-Bertele Method utilizes a 4 hand massage technique to work on all of the body, and especially focus on the back which, according to this method, is the most important. Essentially, the method is a physiotherapy technique that endeavors to rebalance different muscle and joint chains through stretching exercises and body awareness. The result is improved posture and alleviation of pain.

A treatment during the Mezieres-Bertele Method is performed by two therapists who specialize in treating all the back, joint and muscle pain. 3 to 5 times of continuous treatment will show great results.

Who Benefits from the Mezieres-Bertele Method?

The Mezieres-Bertele Method is beneficial for everyone. If you are looking to improve your posture, motorial capacity, physical state or just to generally feel better, the Mezieres-Bertele Method can be of great benefit.

Does your body often feel uncomfortable or do you experience physical discomfort? Perhaps you have a troublesome back, an annoying hip, hernia disc problems or fractures and dislocations? If you suffer from any of these ailments, the stretching technique utilized in the Mezieres-Bertele Method could ease your discomfort and possibly eradicate it for good.

The techniques used in the method are also efficient for neurological diseases such as hemiplegia or spastic tetraplegia. The Mezieres-Bertele Method balances and relaxes the back ensuring a more flexible body and better posture while eliminating stress and pain.

During any treatment using the Mezieres-Bertele Method, attention is focused on postural massage techniques, neuromuscular, fascial and other maneuvers to promote the overall relaxation of the muscular system, contractures or painful points. Lastly, it is interesting to note that the Mezieres-Bertele Method is the technique used to heal ailments of the Italian football team.

The Mezieres-Bertele Method at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Santosa is pleased to announce that from today until the 15th of December, we are hosting two therapists of the Mezieres-Bertele Method here at our detox retreat. Both are visiting from Italy, and this is your only chance in Phuket to experience the 4 hands massage of the Mezieres-Bertele Method.

Interested in Learning More?

If you would like to know more about the Mezieres-Bertele Method, simply fill in the enquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. Bookings are available from now until December 15th daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Located on the tropical island of Phuket, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art health and wellness retreat that focuses on detox programs, fitness activities and offers a wide variety of holistic healing programs and yoga classes. Become a better version of you here at Santosa.