Four Seasons Koh Samui Muay Thai

Spotlight: Muay Thai at the Four Seasons Koh Samui

Although Muay Thai is the longtime national sport of Thailand, it seems like “the science of eight limbs” has been taking off across the world lately, with more classes opening up in major hotels worldwide.In an effort to capture the momentum, the Four Seasons Koh Samui recently started offering lessons at its lush island property—but not in any humdrum boxing ring. Designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley, the mountainside location overlooks a stunning jungle and ocean that are sure to distract you from your workout. I tried out a class a recent trip to the island and, against the odds, the local instructor managed to teach my uncoordinated self how to kick, jab and throw blows. And after all the hard work? Time to relax. The spa offers a special post-Muay Thai package to help soothe aching muscles and re-energize tired limbs with a selection of Thai aromas and compresses. Sounds like a hit to me.
Private classes from $598, includes equipment. 219 Moo 5, Angthong, Koh Samui, (+66) 7724-3000, www.fourseasons.com/kohsamui.

That's a wrap at the Four Seasons Koh Samui boxing ring
That’s a wrap at the Four Seasons Koh Samui boxing ring
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Kate Springer

Freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Contributor at CNN, Forbes Travel Guide, BBC Travel, Fodor's Travel Guide, superfuture, Tatler, and more.

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