Pre-Retreat Guide Thailand
We're so glad that you're coming to visit us in Thailand. Below, you'll find important information for you to download, read and print before you come.
HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE - print and bring
Please print the health questionnaire, fill it in and bring it to the retreat. We need it for your health assessment when you arrive. If you have any allergies or intolerances, or if you take more than 3 medications on a daily basis, please let know.
During the stay we will offer daily classes, in which we use the Health Guides. You can bring them on a device or print them before departure. If you can start to read them before you come that’s great but not necessary.
Body Detox Guide
Know what healthy means to you, and be it.
Your body is the best pharmacy you'll ever have. Unless you're suffering from a severe illness, no expert in the world can know better than your own body what it needs to be healthy, or what health is for you.
Recipes to transform fresh food ingredients into the most nutritious, beautiful and tasty meals possible.
Olive Retreat food has been described as awesome, amazing, incredible, nurturing, and art.
WHAT to BRING
-shoes for walking, hiking, running, or for lounging about
-clothes for yoga and exercise
-swimsuit and sun cream
-good reads, phone or device to enjoy a recommended videos
-earplugs if you are sensitive to noises
-natural mosquito repellent
-the downloaded health questionnaire filled in
-light sweater for chilly mornings and for AC on the transfer bus in Thailand
-women need to cover their shoulders in temples
-cash for extra massages if you wish, or for other purchases during your stay
-pen and paper to take notes
-as many questions as you might have
-personal health or travel insurance
NOT to BRING
-perfume, perfumed cosmetics, nail polish, smelly hair washed (not rinsed well) with conditioner that smells
-detergent/softener smelling clothes, as these are highly toxic (explained in class) and disturb us all. If you bring this anyway, we'll have to rinse them to enhance your detox and health.
-snacks, alcohol, drugs and/or other items that could disturb your, or the others' detox
- no towels needed. We provide you with that too.
Finally, travel light. You won’t need much in the way of clothes or shoes. Also, check the weather report for the area to get a better sense of things. If you get the transfer, the bus only allows one suitcase.
FINAL PAYMENT & EXTRAS
- The final payment is due before arrival and we will mail you all the information and the different payment options. Thailand is a cash country and if you can we appreciate the payment cash too.
- One massage is included to enhance your detox. More can be provided payed in cash. If you know that you would like more let us know. There are different massages to choose from to a cost of $8-15.
- If you can ride a scooter and would like to rent one let us know to arrange it.
TRANSFER FROM BANGKOK TO US
A transfer by bus from the airport to Hua Hin is included in the price. We will arrange it as soon as we have your travel details. It takes about 3h depending on traffic. From Hua Hin we book a taxi to take you the last part.
When you collected your luggage you go out and walk to the sign saying EXIT 8, take the escalator down one level, and you'll see the counter for busses to Hua Hin. Present yourself at the counter and show the ticket we will mail you. You will be asked to wait in the hall and walk all together to the parked bus 10 minutes before departure. Thais love their AC so you might want a hoodie to stay warm on the bus.
If you arrive late (after 18.00 pm) or you prefer a private car, we can arrange that for you too, to an additional $50-60 approximately.
CONTACT & VISA
You will fill out a Visa slip on the flight to hand to the Thai Immigration upon arrival, and you will need our address:
KTG/Olive Retreat, Baan Thai Village, soi 126, Khao Tao, Nong Kea, 77110 PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN
If your flight is late we appreciate if you could let us know as well.
Take great care, bring all your questions, what ever they might be.
See you very soon!
Cristina and Ray :)