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Five-star organic retreat opens at Khao Sok, Thialand

Five-star organic retreat opens at Khao Sok, Thialand

Nestled among a plethora of palm trees under the soaring karst limestone mountains of Khao Sok National Park, Thanyamundra launches this spring as a one-of-a-kind luxury retreat on a working organic farm.

The first-ever organic boutique resort in southern Thailand offers nine Asian antique filled rooms and suites in two modern, Thai inspired villas.

Formerly the home of a European entrepreneur committed to health, fitness and sustainable living, Thanyamundra has been reimagined to deliver the finest hotel service, gourmet organic cuisine, and holistic wellness in one of Thailand’s most breathtaking natural environments at the edge of one of Earth’s oldest rainforests.

Two hours drive from Phuket International Airport, with its comprehensive regional and international air connections, Thanyamundra provides an easily accessible escape from urban life on the most intimate scale.

Personal service under the leadership of butlers trained at some of Thailand’s finest hotels, an English-speaking chef with an extensive Thai and international repertoire and talented massage therapists on call are matched at Thanyamundra by visiting experts and teachers, world renowned in their fields, from sports to yoga and meditation to environmental science and visual arts.

Thanyamundra’s dedicated butlers lead their guests on arrival to the retreat’s seven elegant guest rooms and two spacious master suites split across the two contemporary villas.

Thanyamundra boasts a variety of invigorating fitness and leisure facilities.

Swim laps or sun bathe alongside the 50-metre hilltop infinity pool, stay fit with the latest Technogym equipment in gym open around the clock, or take to the blissfully quiet surrounding roads for running or cycling. Equally restorative and invigorating are Thanyamundra’s Thai and holistic spa treatments, meditation, yoga and Pilates sessions.

To take full advantage of the surrounding national park, join Thanyamundra’s guided jungle trek with resident and visiting naturalists, in search of the lar gibbon whose females can be heard calling out on mist filled mornings, plus long-tailed macaque monkeys, Malay sun bears, tapirs, monitor lizards and even elephants and the endangered clouded leopard that inhabit Khao Sok National Park.

WSDE Sports Tourism Expo

Also taking place in Thialand is this year is WSDE Sport Tourism Expo which will be hosted by Bangkok from September 27th-29th.

The event is the only global B-2-B exhibition dedicated to showcasing the booming $600 billion a year Sport Tourism market - the most rapidly growing sector in travel and tourism.

National, Regional or City Tourist Boards with a Sport Tourism portfolio and hotels and resorts offering sporting facilities are urged to participate in this must attend industry gathering. As an added incentive, WSDE 2011 sees very special sponsored entry rates for International Exhibitors with Exhibition Rates starting at only $185 per sqm.

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