Do I need a passport/visa? You will need a passport with 6 months validity upon arrival to Thailand. Australian nationals will not need a visa unless your staying in Thailand for more than 30 days. Please check with your travel agent beforehand to confirm or visit the Thai Embassy at http://canberra.thaiembassy.org/visa/visaexemption.html.
What airport should I fly into? You will need to fly into Koh Samui International Airport (USM). If you're coming from Australia there are various airline options ranging in price. To get the cheapest possible airfare, it is advisable to book your flights as soon as possible as prices can increase dramatically if you leave it to the last minute.
Once your flights are booked, send us your flight details so we can arrange your airport transfer back to the resort.
Is there anything I need to bring? Some things you might want to bring I've listed below. Please remember though that if you forget any of these things, there are pharmacies, shopping centres and 711's everywhere on the island that you can purchase anything you might forget.Walking shoes. Swimmers & Beach towel (although these are readily available to buy at roadside stalls). Insect repellent. Notepad and pen. Sunscreen.
Do I need an adaptor for my electrical bits? Yes you will, something you can buy duty free if you forget. These are also available on the island although I'm not sure how reliable they are. If you're coming from Australia you will need the European adapter.
Is WiFi Available? Yes WiFi is available.
Do I need to bring my own mat? Mats are available, however if you would prefer to use your own, feel free to bring it along.
Should I bring travellers cheques? Please do bring enough money to cover any optional excursions and extras you think you might need. Credit card is readily accepted at most places on the island. I personally have not used travellers' cheques anywhere in the world for well over a decade, just credit card and cash, however, if you are more comfortable working with travellers' cheques then that is up to you. Exchanging $50 at the airport has been recommended and keeping the rest in Australian currency. There are money exchange booths on every corner to change money when you need it. That way you can take your own currency back home.
Can I bring my children?
Children under the age of 18 years old are not invited to the retreat as a participant or a non-participating guest.
What Currency is the Retreat Registration? Australian Dollars
What will we eat? The Vikasa Resort offers organic, locally grown products which are selected daily from the market. Fresh and delicious! The cafe at the resort is a raw food cafe and will provide raw and lightly cooked vegetarian meals with daily local seafood options. The meals are designed to be easily digestible, leaving you full, yet light and full of energy for your yoga practice and daily activities.
If you're hankering for that juicy steak, you'll need to take a trip to town and find one of the many restaurants that offer red meat (most likely Australian meat too).