There was a time when Koh Samui was mostly associated with jarring images of Chaweng beach. Those who truly know the island, however, are fully aware that there is much more to it than gaudy pubs and fire jugglers — the real charm of Koh Samui is one immersed in modern luxury. Think wellness retreats, secluded beach villas, and fabulously styled private resorts — many of which closely rival the world’s very best. With palm-fringed beaches, picturesque landscapes and a left-the-real-world-behind kind of feeling, the tropical respite has gained quick repute for its many spa resorts and detox trips. And among the many new openings to eye, is Miskawaan Health Samui.
While the Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas have been around for sometime, the Miskawaan Health Samui clinic is a recent addition to the beautiful sprawl of seaside sanctuaries. The full-service health clinic emphasises that healthcare doesn’t have to be limited to extremely clinical, hospital environments, but can go hand-in-hand with relaxation and well-being. Through wellness regimes that integrate cutting-edge German medical technologies, we’re shown that preventive health is not only important, but can also be enjoyed in a pleasant experience.
What we love is how you can find everything you need from a private beach villa experience, and on top of that, the option of fully-certified, medicinal-based treatments to take your wellness retreat to a whole new level. Whether you’re in search of specially curated diet plans and yoga classes, or genetic profile tests and IV infusions, Miskawaan Health Samui has you covered. What exactly to expect from this unique island sanctuary? Here’s our verdict.
Meaning ‘garden of paradise’, Miskawaan Health Samui is all about empowering individuals through helping them understand their healthcare profiles, and offering treatments that keep the body strong — regardless of how exposed you are to toxins, synthetic chemicals, and, you know, PM2.5. With the soothing sound of waves lapping against sand, and an ever-present breeze that beguiles you to enjoy the great outdoors, here you’ll find none of the stressful, rigid undertones that come with a visit to the Doctor. The point is, after all, to offer relaxing treatments in a secluded space that pretty much feels like home.
While the idea in itself is worthy of praise, you’d be surprised by the quick effects the treatments have on the body. A simple IV infusion can yield near-immediate benefits, from increased energy levels to this satisfying sense of freshness and improved concentration.
The Suites and Facilities
Guests at the Miskawaan Health Samui clinic are accommodated in Miskawaan’s 11 Luxury Beachfront villas — 10 of which overlook the Maenam’s sun-kissed sands, and one with front-row views of Bangrak beach. Airy, and full of easy, breezy vibes, the villas offer a sense of luxury quite unlike any other. Leave your woes and worries behind as you indulge in the perks of private beachfront living, from tailored activity plans, meals, and personalised services, to the satisfaction of having the pool and sun-beds all to yourself.
Villas come complete with lounges, kitchens, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and of course, a full team of personal villa managers, chefs, and maids. There are massage beds where you can call for in-house masseuse services, and larger villas even come with the option of gym facilities and a sauna. Reminiscent of large, privately-owned estates, families with children needn’t fret as the villas all come with shared living areas equipped with board games and activities — in some, there’s even the additional benefit of proper kids rooms.
Treatment-wise, options range from preventative treatment protocols, to recovery support for those suffering from more serious illnesses or chronic conditions. Classic choices include the popular “cocktail” proprietary IV infusions, as well as Ozone Therapy and Mitochondria Therapy. With all that, and the beach right at your doorstep, what’s not to love?
Yet another perk of staying in a private villa is the luxury of your own private chef, who will prepare dishes tailored to your preferences — anywhere, at any time. Whether you’re looking to go down the Thai dining route, or would like to play things up a little with an evening of Beach BBQ, your needs will most definitely be covered. Guests even have the option of picnic baskets, or dinner on the beach.
Of course, for those looking to go on a detox for both mind and body, there are healthy, organic and even vegan options available upon request. Guests can also opt to have healthy meal plans custom-made to suit their wellness regime — expect a selection of smoothie bowls and quinoa-filled plates, all surprisingly flavourful.
On top of an impressive selection of non-pharmaceutical treatments, Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas is still ultimately known for its beachfront experiences — and that includes an exciting repertoire of activities you can schedule into your trip. To make the most of Koh Samui’s island charms, do not miss out on classic sea-based activities, like jet-skiing, kayaking trips, or even snorkelling. Those who are looking to really focus their energies on well-being can opt for morning beachfront yoga classes, or a more amped up Muay Thai session with a specialised instructor. Alternatively, if you’re the sort who prefers to while the day away in ultimate relaxation, why not arrange for a Thai massage as you look out into the sunset on a breezy day? All activities and experiences can easily be arranged by your in-house private villa manager — all you have to do is pick!