Reflect – Phulay Bay

By Sandra Ramani / August 8, 2012


The movements are purposeful during the morning Meditation Walk offered at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort in Krabi, Thailand. Just as sunlight starts to shimmer on the blue-green Andaman Sea, the contemplative beach walk is led by a Buddhist monk from a nearby temple (or, if the monks are otherwise occupied, a trained instructor from the resort’s spa). A simpler version of the walking meditations performed by the holy men, this session encourages guests to focus on each body movement and deep breath as they slowly stroll along the coast, with the aim of clearing the mind, strengthening the mind-body connection and promoting relaxation. These goals are shared by the resort at large, too. With its serene ESPA offering traditional Thai treatments, 54 plush villas (each with a butler, custom-made 13-foot bed and bathtub built for four), and secluded, lush tropical setting, Phulay Bay has a special magic that has guests making vows of their own—perhaps not to join a monastery, but definitely to return as soon as possible.

—Sandra Ramani 

Sandra Ramani

Sandra Ramani

Senior Contributing Editor at Organic Spa Magazine
In addition to serving as OSM’s Senior Contributing Editor, writer/editor Sandra Ramani covers travel, wellness, and lifestyle topics for such publications as Travel + Leisure, Robb Report, Premier Traveler, AFAR, Bridal Guide, Elite Traveler, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is also the author of “Day Trips from Dallas / Fort Worth,” now in its second edition. Recent assignments have found her sleeping in the Sahara, hopping helicopters in New Zealand, and making this new friend in Bali.
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