Thank you for introducing me to meditation. I have only practiced it once on a budhist yoga weekend in Wales several years ago, in a room of about 200 practising budhists‎ whereby we were only guided to clear our minds and make them empty! I couldn’t do this as so many things were buzzing around in my head so presumed meditation wasn’t for me! But I really enjoyed the experience this time. I’m not particularly good at dealing with my emotions at times, and I know I keep things bottled up. The night we meditated under the gazebo, I felt overwhelmed with emotion, like the past 9 months was bubbling up inside me. You asked us to look at where we might be in the future, and for the very first time in a long time, I really felt positive about it and I could observe myself as being free and happy again. So thank you for that :-).
— M

It’s Easy

Creativity, imagination, dreaming and huge amounts of enlightening discussion make our meditation practice in Thailand doable and enjoyable. Meditation has many shapes and sizes, and you’ll find the meditation that works best for you. By the time it’s all over, and it’s never over, you’ll have a renewed sense of the youniversal by the time you depart. 

Thank you for the most amazing time this week. It has been wonderful, revelatory and just the most perfect end to 205 days of travelling. It has also been the best camping experience ever! Stars, comfy sleeps and cold showers next to the jungle!! All amazing.
— Amy

Your Youniverse

What kind of meditation do you want to try? Or should we rather say, which part of the universe are you interested in exploring?

The healing part. The miraculous part. The wholeness part. The just feel better part?

The village, beaches and nature preserves of Khao Tao offer an opportunity to get a youniversal view.

Mind-Detox anyone? 

Thanks for an endless adventure and your unconditional kindness, love and support. Hanging in the shala, testing coffee recipes and coming up with monkey strategies will be sorely missed. Lots of love! Enjoy the stars for me ✨✨✨
— K


Mediation boosts our immune systems, raises our energy levels, alleviates or eliminates anxiety and depression, raises our sense of self esteem, helps us make decisions, brings peace and tranquility, clears our minds, boosts creativity – and more!

At a Thailand Re-orienting Retreat in we review and practice various forms of meditation to find which one works best for you. Join us and learn about meditation and how meditation can help improve your life in so many ways, and make you eternal.

"I promise to take the knowledge + inspiration you have given me + use it to make some important changes in my life." —Kim


Yoga (see it as stretching if you'd like) enhances the detox process in a natural, healthy way. A flexible body is more likely to be a healthy body. 

Every morning we start our Body & Mind Detox Retreat with a yoga class tailored just for you adapted to your needs, flexibility and strength. All levels of experience are welcome; from beginners to intermediate and even advanced. All sessions are followed by relaxation and breathing exercises Pranayamas. Extra sessions are offered for those that want.

"Can you believe I do yoga, and I love it. I found a perfect group next to my home. None of that bullshit look good yoga, just regular yoga" — Daniel, 6 months after the retreat.



Food is very important, but it's not only about food. We serve a delicious, nutrient-packed, plant-based diet as nature produced it (no refined, no sugar, no gluten, no yeast, etc.) Why vegan? Because it's simply the best detox. You won't be hungry, tired or sluggish. We teach you to read your own body to restore and maximise your health. You will be delighted by the food, we promise, read what the media said.

At a recent retreat, we hosted one of the food critics for The Independent who specializes in French food and wine. She said that her week with us was “the best food week of my life.”  Enough said.

"So beautiful and unusual. So easy to forget what I thought would never leave me." — J.B.A



You have questions, and we have more questions. Each day, we choose a beautiful setting and engage in stimulating dialogues about topics as varied as the science of nutrition to what thoughts hold us back from experiencing contentment. We believe in the importance of discussion to lead us to the deeper truths that are unique for each of us.

"Now suddenly it all makes so much more sense. For the first time in a long time I feel I can do things I always dreamed of." —Susan

Olive Retreat Who We Are Meditation Teacher Health Teacher Vegan Chef
I have no idea what got me to book, but I’m so glad I did. I feel alive again.
— Maria

About Olive Retreat

Olive Retreat is a top-ranked wellness destination and health retreat dedicated to helping individuals discover what health means to them in a creative and beautiful settings.  

Learn more about Olive Retreat

Watch a video from a retreat in Spain.


This video will give you an idea of what to expect from an Olive Retreat.

*This venue is no longer in use

Get Healthier

Olive Retreat Thailand has helped people in the following areas:

  • De-stress and relaxation

  • Performance

  • Creativity

  • Career and life choices

  • Nutrition and cooking

  • Fitness and exercise

  • Meditation

  • Yoga and stretching

  • Anxiety, depression, loneliness, sadness, loss

  • Addiction

  • Weight-loss and obesity

  • Food allergies and sensitivities

  • Inflammation, disease and disorders

  • Relationships; getting in and getting out

  • Breathing correctly

  • Living

At Olive Retreat Thailand you can chose to sleep in a tent or Prana Pod at our jungle camp site next to a national park, with all its adventures, or you can sleep in a private Thai Hut. Both are located 5 minutes from the beach and the village.


Ask us anything

I loved nature from before, I knew that, but at Olive I learned to love myself.
— Jana

Olive Retreat Thailand is part of  Khao Tao Group. We co-create with NGO's, temples and local companies to help and support each other in any way we can, and to enhance your re-orienting experience. Don't worry, we got you covered from real to proverbial door.

From January 2017 we offer special classes for Cooking, Yoga and Creativity. Check out the dates at our booking page. We truly hope to see you in the beautiful village of Khao Tao, with all its pristine nature around it.


Sunset at the beautiful beach Sai Noi, just a skip through the forest from us. Here is where we sometimes do yoga, swim, meditate, walk, our just hang out. Climb the rocks and go through the temple and you get to the larger beach in Khao Tao.

Both are amazingly free and perfect for contemplation.

All is Included

It's just easier that way, for both you and us, so please consider that when you compare prices to find your retreat.

  • 7 nights accommodation 150 meters to beaches

  • Round-trip transfers from and to the airport (bus) and to an additional cost we arrange a private car

  • In-depth health assessment (Health Questionnaire is sent once you are booked)

  • Daily Body health classes + Mind health classes

  • One-one sessions

  • Cooking, detoxing drinks and smoothie classes

  • Health booklets, Cookbook, Yoga book and more

  • Daily Yoga/streching classes + Meditation + Pranayamas

  • All detoxing meals: clean, real, vegan, no gluten, no sugar, no refined food (don't worry, you won't be hungry!)

  • Daily availability of detoxing snacks and drinks

  • Staff 24/7

  • All-liquid intermittent fasting day(s) if suitable for you

  • Daily aerobic + anaerobic exercise in a beautiful nature

  • Daily meditations + techniques (guided and non-guided)

  • Daily pranayamas and techniques

  • Time and space to relax and enjoy

  • Personal recommendations upon departure (how to continue your quest for better health based on your Ayurvedic Dosha and Metabolic Type)

  • 2 months back-home support

  • Discounts on future retreats and events



 Our class room, dining room, and hang out space is always outdoors under some enormous tree or in our Shala at our land. All venues have lush gardens around the cottages.

Our class room, dining room, and hang out space is always outdoors under some enormous tree or in our Shala at our land. All venues have lush gardens around the cottages.

Another day in paradise.
— Dan M.