Thailand’s Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa is transforming the concept of wellbeing with the launch of “Lèn,” a holistic new concept that allows every guest to discover their own personal happiness.
In Thai, Lèn means “play,” which is an integral part of the local culture. Thai people love to smile, have fun and be happy. Of course, every person achieves happiness in a different way, so Lèn offers a choice of programs to suit the needs of all types of guest, from thrill-seekers to culture vultures.
Santiburi believes that wellness doesn’t come solely from the spa or gym — it comes from within. The overall aim of Lèn is to allow every guest to follow their own personal path to wellbeing.
Lèn comprises five distinct programs — Adventure, Relax, Romance, Culture and Family — which guests can select depending on their own unique needs. Each journey features three distinct elements: Spa Treatments, Activities and Gourmet. Depending on the guest’s mood, Santiburi’s “Wellbeing Ambassadors” can help guide their daily schedule, suggesting elements designed to enhance the guest’s happiness, which of course is the ultimate goal.
For example, the Adventure program allows guests to combine activities such as scuba diving and windsurfing with a choice of spa treatments, including sports massages, and healthy cuisine such as “Buddha Bowls” and smoothies, ensuring that guests are kept fit, healthy and active.
Under Lèn’s Relax program, yoga sessions and slower-paced water sports are blended with soothing spa treatments and organic breakfasts to help guests achieve a deep sense of inner peace, while the Romance program lets partners play together in paradise, with private dinners, sunset cruises and couples’ massages.
The Family program helps parents and kids connect with each other through a range of immersive multi-generational activities, such as jungle treks, boat trips, cooking classes and family spa sessions.
Finally, Lèn’s Culture program showcases the rich heritage of Thailand, with rejuvenating massages, authentic excursions, Muai Thai boxing classes and more, complemented by healthy and delicious Thai cuisine.
“At Santiburi, we understand that wellness is about more than just physical fitness – it is also a state of mind. It is no coincidence that Thailand is nicknamed the ‘Land of Smiles’; Thai people believe in enjoying life, having fun and staying happy. The country also has a strong spa culture, a rich culinary heritage and wonderful tropical climate. Lèn combines all these elements to create a series of 360-degree wellness programs. We look forward to helping guests stay, play and achieve their own personal sense of wellbeing here in Koh Samui,” says Sabine G Lamberts, general manager of Santiburi Koh Samui.