Yoga Veda

162/1 Nai Wok Beach
Monte Vista Retreat Center
Koh Phangan Surat Thani 84280
Average: 4.3 of 5 stars

34 Reviews


Average: 4.3 of 5 stars

34 Reviews

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Great Value
Some Yoga
Yoga All Day
Large Groups
Small & Intimate
Modest & Simple
Simple Diet
Plentiful Food
Attractions Nearby
Remote Location

Latest Reviews

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga for the Soul

Monte Vista approaches yoga from a total point of view. Yoga is not just about asana and with this in mind, Monte Vista offers a more complete approach to yoga, daily morning asana, simple, wholesome food, ayurvedic diets, meditation, mountain top environments, all help to lead you toward a deeper awareness and oneness of self. Highly recommended. Love and Light xxx

Average: 1.0 of 5 stars
Hugely Disappointed

Wow, I am truly shocked that I received an email from these people asking me to review them and a linkedin request from the resort manager Jacquelyn Richard after what they put me through. I signed up to take part in a yoga teacher training at the Monte Vista Retreat Center in the summer of 2012. Before signing up, I did a lot of research and saw great reviews online. On their website, they had listed an early sign-up reduced fee for the training.


They also mentioned that if too few people were to sign up for a training, that it would be cancelled, I was concerned about buying a plane ticket in case the training were to be cancelled, so I spoke with Jacquelyn extensively on skype, who reassured me that the training would be happening. Of course, 2 weeks later, after spending $2000 on a plane ticket to Thailand, I was informed that my training was cancelled. I was very upset and felt completely lied to by Jacquelyn. I had told everyone I knew that I was going to Thailand to get my yoga certification and it was extremely embarrassing when I did not end up going. Not to mention the out of pocket cost to me. I had to change my flight which cost me an additional $350, not to mention that I had taken time off of work to attend the training, all of that was out the window. I warn anyone who is considering signing up for a yoga training in Thailand NOT to trust Monte Vista.

Jacquelyn RichardMarch 3, 2014
Thanks for your review!

Dear Jessica,

We don't filter our reviewers and we value your opinion. Unfortunately your program was cancelled, and just like you said, we informed you that that was always a possibility as these were outside teachers. When you signed up, we had every intention of the program taking place. When the teachers hosting the training canceled, we let you know as soon as possible.
We have unfortunately had numerous issues with outside teachers cancelling their programs, so we have decided (since February 2014) to not host any more outside teachers for reasons such as this. Moving forward all programs advertised will be in house programs, with our very own teachers.

Thanks for your review!

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Great relaxations

My wife and I stayed at Monte Vista for two weeks in July. The yoga was excellent, great, warm and knowledgeable people always trying to help, a beautiful location with, with a quiet and simple atmosphere. We both loved it a lot!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Magical, peaceful and unique place.

I have had the privilege to experience monte vista from many angles. I organized a yoga self exploration journey for myself so I first experienced the 10 day detox program, than volunteered and then experienced a teacher training. The owners were personable, the ayurvedic spa treatments were awesome, the surroundings so beautiful and my bungalow was a perfect little home. I recommend anyone to come here and experience at least one of the many things that this retreat offers.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Monte Vista Retreat Centre

I stayed at Monte Vista for 5 weeks. I can't say enough of how welcoming the owners Jackie & Andy are. The classes were thoughtful & inclusive of all levels. The food was fresh, delicious, made with love & plentiful.
I look forward to returning to Monte Vista. It was a memorable experience. Thank you again. Lucie Marcq

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing experience, life changing, healing and educational

I would like to say thank You for all Monter Vista staff who cared and supported me during my retreat in Oct-Nov 2013. The Yoga teacher - Gabby is highly professional and motivated, i have done youga for the first time and all my needs were cared for and the skills I learned are for life and for happiness. Thank you, and I hope I will return for more soon :).

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
amazing stay

I spent a week at Monte Vista with a friend of mine , it was my first time on a detox yoga retreat and I must stay I was not in the least disappointed. The weather was fantastic , the view from the terrace where we had our daily yoga and meditation was magnificent . Our hosts made every effort to make us feel at home. The detox was an experience in the sense that I realized how important self discipline is and is definitely worth it. I would definitely recommend Monte Vista to every single person seeking inner peace and in need of a worthwhile break from the hustle and bustle of life

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Has a litte bit of everything!

A friend and I stayed at the Monte Vista Retreat Center and had an amazing experience! It was a great price for us backpackers, daily meditations, yoga (for all levels), and than you could enjoy whatever else the Center had to offer! Great homey feel, we watched inspirational documentaries on movie nights, enjoyed DELICIOUS vegetarian food, but also had the freedom to explore the island! Friendly staff, who really make you feel at home! I'd highly recommend it! :) And if you don't believe me.. just email/ or call them and talk to them for yourself! -Michelle (Canadian Backpacker)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Fantastic relaxing retreat

I attended Monte Vista for a 10 day yoga/detox. It was a fantastic experience, great location, peaceful and exactly what I wanted in every way. Gabby the Manager and the rest of the staff were excellent. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to detox/destress and rest and revitalise.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars

Great location exceptional view nice facility good food any friendly owners

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

All good, great location,peace

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful getaway!

Monte Vista is a quiet, beautiful place to take some time for reflection and improving your yoga practice. In their yoga retreat, there are lectures and classes throughout the day, and the teachers are incredible! I was given a lot of individual attention and opportunity to ask questions. The vegetarian food was delicious too. I would highly recommend Monte Vista for those wanting peace and quiet and time to enjoy the natural beauty of Thailand without all of the tourist trappings.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
best yoga holidays ever

We found this wonderful place last year in August.
We visit the yoga class daily because it was so wonderful!
We will go back again this year for the teacher training! Can't wait!
Lovely people, wonderful view, a place to relax!!!
Thank you monte vista!!!

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars

As a couple, we did a 10 days detox. It was hard to have other people not on diet eating right next to us, but otherwise good help and advices. recommended.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Review of Monte Vista Retreat Center

Monte Vista Retreat Center is a family like atmosphere. Meals are eaten together so you can meet and share experiences with other guests. I love the massages and the ayurvedic treatments.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Lovely retreat

Monte Vista is a peaceful retreat with a laid-back atmosphere. It's a great place to get away from it all, review your life, eat delicious healthy food, enjoy the exquisite view and treat your body and soul with Hatha Yoga every morning. Here you can be fairly independent and do the retreat in your own chosen pace and style. The surroundings are perfect, and the lovely beach is just a 10 minute walk away.


It takes about 15 min to walk into town, a perfect distance, since you can both enjoy the quiet and have everything close at hand. The staff and the couple who run the place are very pleasant and warm, and the food is delicious and healthy.
If you want a more active yoga holiday you might chose some other place, since the yoga lessons come only once a day, but if you're looking for introspection, your chosen balance of socializing and privacy, pampering treatments, and new views on life and thinking, this is the place for you. I doubt there can be any place more beautiful for a morning yoga or evening meditation.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
amazing, best week ever!

I live on koh phangan and work at a backpackers, I love yoga and have tried many yoga spots on the island. Monte vista is easily my favourite place to do yoga . I checked in for a week when I was feeling really tired and unbalanced, at the end of my week I was a different person happy and balanced. The meditation in the mornings and evenings was fantastic and the yoga classes were perfect and the view from the area you do yoga is out of this world, up on a mountain over the ocean.


The owners were so welcoming and down to earth and knowledgeable about yoga and ayurveda. They really make you feel at home. This was the best week of my whole year on the island.
I cant say enough good things about this place! The food is amazing and the massage and other therapies are great too. I felt so nurtured and great throughout my detox. They have movies in the evening that you can watch about yoga and spirituality which are really inspiring and the rooms are basic and beautiful.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Beautiful views, great people and yoga

Stayed at Monte Vista in 2013 for about two weeks and loved it. The place as a breathtaking view from the deck where you do yoga. The meals were healthy and tasty, the staff was helpful. The bunglows were clean and the place was well maintained and safe. it is a 5 min walk to the beach and pool and 10 mins to the main town. Would love to return.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Excellent yoga and a beautiful location

If you're looking for somewhere to concentrate on your yoga and enjoy some great massages Monte Vista will suit you. The standard of yoga teaching was superb as were the massages. It's not a pricey spa resort, bungalows are simple but comfortable and the yoga deck enjoys stunning views, it's a good place to retreat and reflect.

Average: 3.0 of 5 stars

felt really clean and wholesome after a weeks detox treatment at Monte Vista. Pleasant stay

Average: 3.0 of 5 stars

I love Monte Vista a great beautiful simple place! with friendly nice people and staff and spirtitual improvement. I love the bungalows and the view and the meals together.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Monte Vista Yoga was amazing

A truly wonderful place. Looking out over the sea, right in the midst of nature- it was peaceful, relaxing and had great positive vibes. The people there are especially lovely, and I learnt a lot from just a few days there.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A relaxing getaway

If you're looking for an inexpensive, soothing and friendly atmosphere Monte Vista is the right place. It's homey and welcoming. The staff are so friendly. The messages are to die for and yoga overlooking the Gulf of Thailand is astounding. The food is amazing as well. I've actually debated trying to switch to being vegetarian after my experience here. I felt so healthy, whole and at one with the universe. Hopefully you get to enjoy the same pleasures that I did while visiting!

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars

I stayed at Monte Vista nearly a year ago as the last part of a month and a half in Thailand. It was a wonderful end to my trip. The staff were great, the food was wonderful and I left feeling so revitalized. The afternoon yoga classes were very helpful in deepening my asana practice (and I was very lucky to be one of only two students doing the yoga course at the time) and the talks afterwards provided a great balance to the more technical parts of the course. I still see the stunning view at Monte Vista when I close my eyes wherever I happen to be practicing. I recommend a stop at Monte Vista to all my friends who are thinking of traveling in Thailand.

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