Why Thailand is the ultimate body, mind and soul destination
After visiting Thailand more than a few times, I realised that I often find myself travelling back there in my thoughts, especially when I’m feeling sad or distressed. The reason for this is quite simple – during my travels, I have never felt so relaxed and serene as I have during my stay(s) in Thailand.
Being a yoga teacher myself, it’s very important for me to find new ways to ease my mind, my body and my soul. So, today I want to talk about the reasons Thailand is the best retreat for relaxation, and what kinds of massages, exercises and beautiful treatments you can find there.
One of the things I really love about Thailand is its offer of meditation and cleansing retreats that are known to include all kinds of different classes and courses you can attend. For example, in Koh Phangan there is a variety of yoga retreats where you can not only cleanse your body through meditation, daily exercises and yoga, but you can also learn how to cook traditional Thai meals and supplement your detox with raw vegan meals and natural juices and smoothies.
Another great thing here is just how extremely affordable everything is! If I was to compare the prices in Thailand with those in Europe, I would have to say that e.g. a smoothie in the UK costs €5, in Slovakia maybe €3 but in Thailand you can get an organic one for just €1. What I found especially great is the variety of different massages you can find in Thailand and for very little money too, which is not really the case in other Asian countries, like the Philippines for example.
The only downside, if I can call it that, is that many retreats throughout Thailand require you to stay for at least 10 days. Of course, if you’re an explorer like myself, you’ll soon learn that you can easily find some more flexible retreats if you try hard enough. The best solution is to visit the charming town of Doi Suthep, near which you can find amazing palaces and quite a few temples with meditation centers with a minimum stay of just 3 days.
If you decide to go on holidays to Thailand make sure to visit at least one of their extraordinary spa, meditation and yoga retreats. If you like to get pampered like I do, believe me when I say that there’s no better place on earth to get spoiled. Most of these retreats have swimming pools, fitness centers and amazing gardens full of lush greenery and tropical flowers.
The first time you experience the pleasures of Thailand’s resorts, you’ll never want to settle for anything less. So, take my words with caution – after you get used to being treated like a queen, you’ll always find yourself going back there in your mind as nothing will ever be able to compete with the beauty of their service. I will still try to keep an open mind and search for other, equally good retreats around the world, but until then, I’ll start planning another visit to Thailand.