Phuket Cleanse Resort – Detox & Fitness Holidays in Thailand

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Tucked away in the hippie-ish south of Phuket, this tiny little detox retreat punches well above its weight. Guest numbers are restricted to a maximum of 18 at a time which means the fitness and weight-loss programmes are highly-personalised and the atmosphere high-motivational.

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Location

At the end of a residential street in Rawai, a seaside town in the south of Phuket, although the nearest swimmable beach, Nai Harn, is 10-minutes away by car. The drive from the airport takes between one to two hours depending on the traffic.

Address: 49/105 Moo 1, Soi Nanachat, Tambon Rawai, 83130 Thailand.

Style & character

Phuket Cleanse is nowhere near as big or fancy as some of Thailand’s other well-known health resorts – no yoga platforms with sea views or sleek air-conditioned studios here – but what it lacks in style it more than makes up for in character. Despite having only been open for four years, many of its guests are repeat visitors – devotees even – having been four, five and six times previously. They come from a broad spectrum of society – Emirati princesses, burnt-out insurance brokers, high-flying expats – and bandy around phrases like “life-changing” and “love yourself”, which, rather surprisingly, never feels in the least bit phoney.

Phuket Cleanse via BalanceBoat

Service & facilities

Within 24-hours of arriving, guests meet with a nutritionist, a physiotherapist, and a fitness trainer who help tailor a programme to suit each individual’s needs. Work-out schedules are varied and great fun – HIIT training on the beach, hikes up jungle-y mountainsides, Muay Thai boxing sessions with local champs and Cirque du Soleil-style aerial yoga – all followed by ice-baths, steams and in-room massages. And you don’t have to worry about not being able to keep up; all levels of fitness are catered for and the atmosphere is encouraging rather than competitive. This is mainly down to Phuket Cleanse’s fantastic high-fiving staff, who in no time at all, will have even the most cynical Brits air-punching post-workout and whooping over wheatgrass shots.

  • Beach
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Wi-Fi

Rooms

All of the 17 rooms are located in or around the main villa. Although clean and spacious (with extremely comfortable beds), they could do with some TLC – fluffy towels, a few more amenities, and some kind of cohesive design wouldn’t go amiss.

Phuket Cleanse via Agoda

Food & drink

Meals are taken around a large communal dining table in the main villa and all of the cuisine is raw vegan – think luminous green juices for breakfast, dehydrated pizzas for lunch, and delicate coconut ravioli for dinner. Juicing is also an option, while daily cooking classes helps guests to continue their healthy eating regime when they leave.

The food offering has been specifically designed so that it can be crafted into the perfect meal plan to meet your goals, no matter what they are.

Access for guests with disabilities?

No.

Family-friendly?

No.

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