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Monday, January 28, 2013

Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, Introduces Mind, Body, & Soul Wellness Program



Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, is pleased to announce Mind, Body & Soul, a wellness program conceived with the goal of providing guests with a customizable range of wellness activities inspired by the indigenous Thai culture. Exquisitely nestled in a stunning cove overlooking the Gulf of Siam near Chaweng Beach, Vana Belle, Koh Samui is a private haven of luxury offering an enchanting getaway and authentic experiences that evoke the culture and essence of the region.

Designed to satisfy the three elements of complete wellness, the Mind, Body & Soul program offers a balance of fitness, culture, and relaxation. Fitness activities available to resort guests of all ages cover a range of disciplines, representing both internationally-known techniques as well as practices steeped in Thai traditions. Thai boxing, aqua aerobics, and water polo classes provide engaging, social fitness programs to keep guests feeling healthy and strong. For mind-body training and relaxation, guests can opt for the healing benefits of yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and meditation.

“We are proud to offer this unique wellness program, which, in addition to its health benefits, provides guests new learning experiences through wellness techniques inspired by indigenous Thai culture and the beautiful landscape of the island,” said Mark O’Sullivan, general manager.

The Mind, Body, & Soul wellness program is fully integrated into Vana Belle’s guest experience, making it possible to maintain whole body wellness while enjoying the utmost in luxury accommodations, amenities, and services. Wellness activities complement and enhance Vana Belle’s stunning natural setting, luxurious spa treatments, and culinary experience. Guests can discover the island of Koh Samui’s natural treasures and experience breathtaking views on a guided bike tour or beach walk. Guests can also take advantage of the personal training available onsite in the fitness center followed by delicious indulgence at one of the resort’s distinguished restaurants or a rejuvenating therapy at Vana Spa.  More adventurous explorers can discover the region’s landscape and cultural attractions on day trips to nearby islands, rainforest waterfalls, and captivating temples.

For peace of mind and authentic experiences that reflect the destination, Vana Belle invites guests to discover the rich culture of Thailand through classes inspired by Thai arts, language, and cuisine. Among these are Thai and Italian cooking classes taught by one of the culinary team members of the resort, fruit carving, Batik shirt painting, umbrella painting, and Thai-style flower arranging.

Tucked away in a secluded cove near the world famous white sands of Chaweng Beach, Vana Belle is more than just a seaside resort.  The name “Vana Belle,” meaning beautiful forest, is the inspiration for the resort’s orientation and design.  In addition to stunning views of the crystalline waters, Vana Belle has been thoughtfully designed with a verdant landscaping of lush greenery which enhances the privacy and intimacy of the resort. Guests of the resort can retreat, recharge, and indulge at the 79 magnificently appointed Pool Suites and Pool Villas, featuring expansive outdoor spaces that offer the utmost in privacy.

To mark the opening, Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui is offering an Escape Into Luxury package. Guests can enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, THB 2,000 resort dining credit per room per day, and double Starpoints from the Starwood Preferred Guest program.  Rates start from THB 18,000 per room per night for a Classic Pool Suite and are valid for stays until 15 July 2013. For reservations and more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com/vanabelle

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