Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation: Days Four and Five

Absolute sanctuary facial treatment

Various kinds of holistic health treatments are available at the Absolute Spa, which is located at the Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Travelogue (Part 11)

I fell into a comfortable routine. I would awake early, stroll over the the Love Cafe, and partake of a healthful breakfast. Because I overextended myself during a hot yoga session on my third day, I had to give up yoga, but I continued with my daily laps for the rest of my stay.

Following an hour in the pool, I would stroll back to the Love Cafe for lunch. My biggest decision of the day seemed to be whether I would have black bean and brown rice burritos or black bean and brown rice nachos for for my mid-day meal.

Afternoons were spent reading and enjoying the two massages I was entitled to: a Thai massage followed by a facial. Some of the treatments were performed in indoor treatment rooms, others in an outdoor open-air massage area with mattresses.

One of the joys of these daily treatments were the wonderful smelling Thai oils and scrubs. On my fifth day, the nurse suggested a pedicure and manicure rather than a facial.

Shuttle into Town

After dinner on the fifth night I decided to take the shuttle into town as I hadn’t left the premises of the Absolute Sanctuary since my first night. I bought a very stylish Bruce Lee T-shirt in the night market. I also picked up a large satchel to relieve some of the load from my checked luggage.

According to Bangkok Airways, I was 7 kilos overweight on my journey from the Thai capital to Koh Samui. I was somewhat surprised by this as I thought I was traveling a bit lighter than usual, and I have never before been charged overweight baggage charges. Hmmm. . .

Thailand Travelogue

In early 2010, Michael Taylor spend four weeks exploring Thailand, visiting Bangkok, Koh Samui, and Hua Hin. But his trip gets off to a bizarre start as he mistakenly notifies the wrong hotel of his arrival plans. Follow him on his journey through the Land of Smiles!

Thailand: Slight Mixup Upon Arrival in Bangkok or Is That Hua Hin? (Travelogue Part 1)

Thailand: A New Beginning – Or Another False Dawn? (Travelogue Part 2)

Thailand: All’s Well That Ends Well (Travelogue Part 3)

Thailand: Hua Hin – Summer Retreat of Thai Royalty (Travelogue Part 4)

Aviation: In-Flight Food – Somebody Gets It Right (Travelogue Part 5)

Thailand: Arrival in Koh Samui (Travelogue Part 6)

Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, My Last Supper? (Travelogue Part 7)

Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Day One (Travelogue Part 8)

Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Day Two (Travelogue Part 9)

Thailand, Detox & Rejuvenation, Day Three (Travelogue Part 10)

Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation: Days Four and Five (Travelogue Part 11)

Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Days Six & Seven (Travelogue Part 12)

More on the Absolute Sanctuary

Hotel Review: Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui Adds Fitness to Detox

Thailand: Holistic Health Retreat Launches Weight Management Package

Thailand: Photography and Wellness Retreat in May at Koh Samui Resort

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