Guide to the Top Meditation Retreats in Thailand

Taking time out to meditate in a completely new environment is a great idea, the freshness of the different setting enhances your immersion, it’s great for your health and well-being.

Meditation retreats in Thailand offer numerous types of meditation to jump on board with – guided group meditation sessions are popular with beginners, retreats can include spiritual evenings where there is Yoga Nidra and candle meditation. For the more experienced the Vipassana silent retreats are an attraction.

Thailand is mainly buddhist so meditation is a natural practice here, you can find centers that only focus on meditation, temples that offer free courses in return for your service, and there are the many programs at the destination spas it is so well known for.

Your overall wellness will thank you for going on one of these top meditation retreats.

         1. 10 Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat on a Paradise Island

Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga 

yoga class on the beach

Embark on a journey of conscious evolution, which is the aim of yoga. The facilitators created an environment where students can experience an authentic and fun yoga community while still having the opportunity to immerse deeply into your practices in perfect serenity.
Immersion into this programme facilitate a progressive spiritual awakening with the emphasis on transformation. The goal is that you sense a move forward toward greater creativity, increased self awareness and deeper purpose in life. You will enjoy morning Tai-Chi style moving meditations during sunrise to gather energy for the day ahead. You can constantly evolve beyond the retreat schedule, with specialist workshops on offer, designed to help you further your practice. 
There will also be weekly holistic sound healing events which will lead you into heavenly relaxation to receive the deep healing properties of sound.
The team’s vision is to build an evolving community in Thailand empowered to enable change in their lives, community, and environment. Conscious Evolution is the ultimate aim of Yoga, and as students here the mission is for you to discover the wonder of unity in the body, mind and soul through commitment to a regular yoga practice.
Take yourself on this life changing journey, by combining the core elements of the Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Pranyama, Bhakti and Nutrition – specifically designed to encourage you to take the benefits of your practice into everyday life.
More info – Island Yoga Koh Yao Noi
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2. 10 Night Yoga Retreat Package at a Wellness Hotel
Koh Samui, Thailand
parade island landscape
Enjoy a healthy holiday with your daily yoga practice and for beginners who simply just want to take up yoga. On offer are a wide range of yoga classes taught by internationally-trained yoga teachers. 
Up to 25 classes are conducted a week in a beautiful studio featuring a wide variety of styles such as Hot Flow, Pranayama & Meditation, Yin, Yin- Yang, Hatha, Pilates, Yoga Pilates and a special introduction to yoga classes for pure beginners.
This retreat offers to help enhance your practice with unlimited daily classes combined with meals and daily massages through the program. The cost of this retreat includes 10 nights of accommodation, 3 x Spa Cuisine meals per day, and Initial Wellness Consultation with Bio Impedance Analysis.
Plus your Unlimited Yoga classes & group meditation sessions, Unlimited access to Group Fitness Classes, Pool, Steam Room & Fitness Studio Access, and all Yoga, Pilates classes and 1 x 90 min Thai Stretch Massage per day.
More info – Absolute Sanctuary Programs
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3. 12 Day Tranquil and Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ban Sabai Village Resort & Spa

solo woman by pool with green juice

This is a private retreat custom designed for you ensuring you the best benefits. 

You will receive one-on-one training. It is perfect for those who wish to revitalize and recharge your energy while relaxing and distancing yourself from your regular routine. 

The retreat consist of yoga classes, saunas, spa treatments, reflexology, vegetable/fruit juices, morning drinks, herbal teas and 3 individually tailored diet meals a day. 


4. 11 Night Awakening Detox Escape

Koh Phangan, Thailand

Samma Karuna Awakening

yoga pose on the beach

Support and guidance meetings with the health consultant are given on a daily basis, the main topics covered are emotional eating, food craving and addictions, hunger and satiety, food allergies and Ayurveda practice in daily life.

This retreat includes  – 12 Days with instructions, Detox drinks, Green smoothies, food supplements and superfoods, daily fresh coconut water drinking water, 11 nights accommodation in a standard bungalow by the beach with air condition.

You will also be given six massages or Reiki sessions to assist your cleansing journey.

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5. 14 Day Fitness and Hot Yoga Retreat

meditation on clifftop

Your program starts with a one-on-one personal program orientation with one of the fitness and nutrition specialists. You will receive a 100% custom-tailored program, specifically geared towards your needs. 

The incorporation of Hot Yoga to your fitness regimen ensures you have increased strength and flexibility, improved balance and posture, and a detoxified body. 

The health benefits of both intense workout and relaxing yoga ensures you’ll see results at the end of your training. 

This all-inclusive retreat assures you there will never be a dull moment! 

Additional activities on offer include Muay Thai training, cross-training, weight training, personal training, hot yoga training, strength & conditioning, squash training, Thai/oil massage, herbal sauna, ice bath, beach workouts, pilates training and movie nights. 

Of course, you can explore Phuket as you please, all activities are indeed optional. Yet to make the most of your stay, you are encouraged to try as much as you please. 

This retreat includes three delicious cleansing meals each day, your accommodation, your one-on-one nutrition consultation and all activities. 

During your retreat you will also have the option to join the team in one of the morning beach workouts at one of the most beautiful beaches of Phuket island.

More info – Action Point Fitness Phuket

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6. 14 Day Yoga Holiday in Nature

Koh Chang, Thailand

Silhouette of meditative poses

Practice and learn yoga techniques in asana and pranayama to re-energize your body and meditation to learn ways to calm and quiet the mind. 

This yoga journey begins within as you transform your lifestyle allowing you to refocus and recharge with healing therapies, nourishing food and a life-changing yoga experience.

The retreat includes – daily private and group yoga and meditation, massage and spa treatments, daily herbal steam bath or infrared sauna, complete meals, two sessions of herbal hot compress massage, one day trip around the island, and a wooden boat trip.

More info – Spa Koh Chang



7. 11 Night Anti-Stress and Burnout Retreat

Koh Samui, Thailand

retreat center

This is highly recommended for those who feel overworked, fatigued and looking to renew themselves. Before the start of the training, you will undergo a wellness consultation to ensure that the program is well suited to you. 

Recharge yourself and re-balance your mind, body and spirit through a combination and relaxing & healing spa treatments, nourishing food and supportive emotional therapies. Enjoy pilates, core suspend, yoga and other group fitness activities.

Included is your unlimited access to Group Fitness classes, Final fitness consultation with personalised take home workout program, Pool, Steam room & Fitness studio access, and all Yoga, Pilates classes.

Absolute Sanctuary Anti-Stress Retreats

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8. 11 Night Premium Detox Cleanse Retreat

Koh Phangan, Thailand

Samma Karuna Awakening Detox retreats

jungle island bay

You will be assessed by the coaches and you will be served with healthy nutritious meals to maintain your energy and create balance all throughout the day. 

With massage, yoga, reiki and daily support from the friendly and qualified staff, each day that passes by is sure to leave you feeling lighter and brighter.

The program is designed to cater the specific needs and requirements of each wonderful guest. Support and guidance meetings with the detox manager are given on a daily basis, the main topics covered are emotional eating, food craving and addictions, hunger and satiety, food allergies and Ayurveda practice in daily life.

This retreat includes  – 4 daily detox meals, daily consultations and check up with a nutritionist, 11 nights accommodation in a comfortable and spacious bungalow with full amenities and sea view, daily support from your detox coach, a customized program depending on your cleansing needs, and food supplements and superfoods. 

You are also entitled to 6 massages or Reiki sessions, a Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage sessions, and 2 Traditional herbal pressure massage, which will totally complete your ultimate detox getaway.


9. 14 Night Yoga and Wellness Retreat at a Tropical Resort

Koh Samui, Thailand

meditation class in open-air shala

Choose the most suitable treatments from the wide range of holistic options, including Traditional Thai massage,  Aromatherapy Oil Massage, Reflexology Foot Massage, Indian Head massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Herbal Fab Facial and more. 

Leave feeling thoroughly pampered and refreshed, ready to embark on your next journey.​

The cost of this retreat package includes – 14 night’s accommodation, Daily Group Activities, 3 meals per day, Morning Group Yoga Class, Morning Group Meditation, 8 Massages of choice , 10 Spa Treatments of choice, Group workshops, activities and talks, Guided morning walks , Fitness, Juice Master Class, Aqua Fit, plus Thai boxing classes.

And daily use of herbal steam room and FAR infrared sauna, free unlimited drinking water, round trip airport transfer from the Airport and access to the air-conditioned fitness room.

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Kelly Fielding

Kelly is a passionate writer, enthusiastic yogi and professional sunrise chaser. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively around the world in health resorts, detox centers, and wellness retreats. Specialising in health and wellness, her written work is regularly published in both print and online media. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and creative projects.