8 Days Thai Cooking Course & Yoga Retreat in Phuket, Thailand

Cooking Holidays and Yoga Retreat Thailand

This holiday is designed for wellness and recreation for those looking to enjoy themselves while also taking care of themselves. It is ideal for those who need a change of scenery or a break from a stress-filled situation. The program is aimed at helping people re-balance their work-life situation by meditating, exercising, relaxation, sightseeing, healthy eating, and having some fun along the way. Enjoy the tranquil and nurturing setting which will inspire you!


  • Join daily yoga sessions and martial art classes
  • Enjoy 2 hours and a half of spa programs in a spa center
  • Take part in nutrition consultation and have daily fresh juices
  • Learn how to prepare Thai dishes with instruction from a local chef
  • Experience different theme for every day of the retreat
  • Enjoy longtail boat trip, Monkey Cave Temple visit
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Phuket International Airport (US$12 per person)

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CC’s Hideaway is an oasis for guests seeking a respite from the crowds and noise from the more urban locations as well as those seeking a yoga retreat or a wellness holiday. The hotel's natural setting combined with amenities, friendly customer service, and beautifully designed facilities makes it easy to relax and enjoy your vacation. Uniquely decorated rooms with vibrant, fresh colors that are hip and cool feature modern accommodations infused with traditional and modern Thai furnishings with magnificent views towards Kata beach and the Andaman Sea. You can choose any of the room types for your yoga retreat.

All of the rooms are completed with standard amenities which include individually-controlled air conditioning, free WI-FI broadband internet connection, mini bar, mini fridge, in-room safe, custom-designed Teak furniture, western style mattresses, LED-flat-screen TV and premium satellite, traditional and modern art pieces, as well as CC's Hideaway amenities. Some have king size beds, while others have twin beds.

Ocean view rooms

Spacious rooms in with large sliding doors onto the balcony providing beautiful views over Kata and the Andaman Sea, rooms can accommodate up to 3 people; a maximum of 2 adults, and 1 child up to the age of 12.

Ocean vista view rooms

A premier room, every room is not only decorated in modern Thai style but also equipped with the comforts of the Western world, beautifully furnished with custom Teak furniture, and features breathtaking ocean views overlooking the Andaman Sea and Kata Beach.

Pool access rooms

A range of beautifully appointed rooms with a clean and open design. Each one with a private terrace that makes an ideal setting for an intimate candlelit dinner and direct access to the pool.

Pool view rooms

A range of beautifully appointed rooms with a clean and open design. Overlooking the sparkling waters of the pool area.

Standard rooms

Elegant and stylish, every room is not only decorated in modern Thai style, but also equipped with the comforts of the western world. The rooms can accommodate up to 3 people; a maximum of 2 adults, and 1 child up to the age of 11. Also features beautiful mountain views with a semi private patio.


Experience life-changing overnight Khao Sok National Park adventure! Relax, enjoy tranquility, discover off-the-beaten paths, and take a dip into the wilderness.

Day 1 - Arrival

Today, you will check in before 16:00 as you are scheduled to attend retreat and nutrition consultation at that time, followed by Flow yoga at 17:30. Then, you will have dinner at Refuge restaurant at 19:00. You will also enjoy some fresh juice or healthy mix.

Day 2 - Thai cuisine day

After waking up, join the Hatha yoga session at 08:20. Then, continue with breakfast at 09:45. Today, you will take part in a fresh market tour which starts at 11:00, a cooking class in Refuge restaurant at 12:00, then, have lunch based on the dishes you prepared in class at 13:30. You will also have energy healing / fusion or yoga massage (by appointment), and drink some fresh juice or healthy mix. Vinyasa / Ashtanga yoga session in the studio will be the next on your schedule at 17:30, followed by dinner in seafood restaurant by the beach or in other authentic restaurant at 19:00.

Day 3 - 4 waters day

As usual, your day will start with a Pranayama - Hatha yoga session at 08:20, followed by breakfast at 09:40. Get ready for a 4 waters eco adventure. The departure is at 10:30. At 11:30, you will take part in Mangrove Rivers trekking and kayaking, rainforest national park trekking at 13:00, and have lunch by the waterfall in Phang-Nga province at 14:30. Later, at 16:00, you will enjoy hot springs water and ice cold water swimming at Hotsprings Beach resort. Take part in sunset meditation on Natai Beach and swimming in the sea at 18:30, followed by your daily dose of fresh juice or healthy mix. There will be a light dinner in Refuge restaurant following your arrival at 20:30.

Day 4 - Viewpoints day

After waking up, join the Yin yoga session at 08:20 and have breakfast at 09:40, before taking part in viewpoints tour at 11:00. The tour includes Kata / Karon viewpoint, windmill viewpoint, Cape Promthep and secret beach. You'll have lunch at 13:30, followed by a photo group activity on Kata Noi Beach at 15:00. Then, you can continue with Flow yoga session at 17:30, followed by buffet dinner at 19:00. Today, you will also enjoy your daily dose of fresh juice or healthy mix and energy healing / fusion or yoga massage (by appointment).

Day 5 - Spa day

Start your day with the usual Hatha yoga session at 08:20, breakfast at 09:40, and continue with a 2,5-hour program in an award-wining spa center starting from 11:00. After lunch at 15:00, you will have Acro yoga session in the park or other place. You will have dinner in Refuge restaurant at 19:30.

Day 6 - Yoga adventure day 1

Today, you will have breakfast at 08:30, before departing from the hotel at 08:15 for your adventure. At 11:00, you will visit secluded temple in Phang Nga province. At 13:00, you will arrive at Chiew Larn Lake pier for a longtail boat sightseeing trip. At 14:00, you will check in at floating bungalow and have a lunch in floating resort. You will go kayaking and freshwater swimming at 15:00, followed by jungle trek to Coral Cave: longtail boat trip, bamboo raft trip, and Coral Cave visit. At 18:00, you will take part in sunset yoga, continued by dinner with fresh fish from the lake and storytelling at 19:30.

Day 7 - Yoga adventure day 2

Today, you will start your activities with a sunset meditation at 06:30, followed by a yoga session at 07:30. After having breakfast at 08:30, you will go kayaking and freshwater swimming at 09:30. At 12:00, you will have lunch in floating resort. You will depart the resort at 13:00 and continue with Finger Rocks visit. At 14:00, you will arrive at Chiew Larn Lake pier and visit Rachabpapah Dam, and visit Monkey Cave Temple at 16:30. By 18:30, you will arrive at CC's Holiday and have dinner at 19:00.

Included excursions

  • Enjoy 4 waters eco adventure
  • Enjoy fresh water swimming at the waterfall
  • Enjoy snorkeling and other beach activities at Coral Island
  • Experience jungle trek to Coral Cave
  • Join longtail boat sightseeing trip
  • Join rainforest national park trekking
  • Take part in mangrove rivers trekking and kayaking
  • Take part in sunset meditation on Natai Beach and swimming in the sea
  • Take photos with others in Kata Noi Beach (or other location)
  • Visit an award-wining spa center and enjoy its program
  • Visit floating bungalow and have a lunch in floating resort
  • Visit Hotsprings Beach resort
  • Visit Kata / Karon viewpoint, windmill viewpoint, and Cape Promthep
  • Visit Monkey Cave Temple
  • Visit Rachabpapah Dam


Luis Enrique Jimenez
Originally from Costa Rica and now living in Phuket, Luis is a true lover of life, family and friends. Luis has pursued Yoga to have a better lifestyle, meet new friends and study the meaning of life. A wellness director of CC's Hideaway and yoga instructor, Luis is also a certified yoga teacher 200 hours YTTC + 300 hours YTTC Hatha yoga.
Nuya Laksanachan
Nuya is a wellness consultant of CC's Hideaway, yoga instructor, and eco adventures guide.
Phoph Dechabenjarat
Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Phoph a.k.a. Kendo is a lecturer in Thai Medicine Center in Bangkok, and certified meditation, reiki, yoga master. He serves as massage therapist, yoga instructor, and martial arts instructor at CC's Hideaway.


CC’s Hideaway is located on the island of Phuket, situated in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea southwest of the Thai Peninsula. It is located in the hills between Kata and Karon beach.

Nearby places:

  • Big Budda, 10 kilometers
  • Chalong pier, 4 kilometers
  • Karon beach, 1.1 kilometers
  • Kata medical clinic, 700 meters
  • Kata Noi beach, 900 meters
  • Kata view point, 3.6 kilometers
  • Kata Yai beach, 1 kilometer
  • Patong hospital, 10 kilometers
  • Rawai pier, 7 kilometers


For your cooking class, Chef Khun Thip will teach you how to cook tom yam goong (sour and spicy soup with prawns), green curry with chicken, and fresh spring rolls with shrimps. The cooking class will be about 2 - 2,5 hours, while the fresh market tour is about 1 hour.

You can also enjoy vegetarian and vegan dishes available daily in Refuge restaurant. The menu includes:

  • A la gazpacho - a cold soup made with garden fresh vegetables: tomatoes, leeks, red onion, cucumbers, bell peppers, olive oil, garlic, clove season with salt, pepper, and a splash of tobasco, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil and served with a freshly baked garlic vegan bun.
  • Aioli pasta - choice of pasta smothered with a blend of sautéed tomatoes, garlic, dried Thai chili, olive oil, seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Curry Chinese cabbage roll - tofu sautéed with coconut milk and red curry then folded into a mixture of garlic, chili, onions, and Thai herbs. Finally, wrapped in Chinese cabbage and tied with a stem of green onions - served with a red curry sauce.
  • Spiced tofu Thai style - a slice of tofu simmered in red curry tamarind sauce. Served with a bouquet of sautéed garden fresh green beans and a satay sauce made from peanuts, coconut milk, red curry, palm sugar and seasoned with white pepper.
  • Tom yam mushroom - a spicy and sour traditional Thai Soup made with straw mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, red onion, lemon grass, and a mixture of Thai herbs and spices.
  • Tomato coconut cream soup - a soup made with a mixture of fresh garden vegetables: tomatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and garlic reduced to a rich flavorful blend of ingredients then blended with coconut milk, and seasoned with salt and pepper severed with a freshly baked garlic vegan bun.
  • Tropical vegetable pasta - choice of pasta smothered with sautéed champignon mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, onions blended in soy milk and red sauce seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Vegan slider - this slider has a vegetarian patty made from potato, carrot, onion, zucchini, and Chinese cabbage, seasoned with salt and pepper, fried in olive oil and served on a vegan bun. Layered between the patty and bun, slices of garden fresh tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and a side of a special garlic and passion fruit sauce.
  • Vegan kebob - CC’s special vegan kebob made with garden fresh vegetables: broccoli, zucchini, baby corn, mushroom, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The vegan kebob is grilled with olive oil and served with a sauce made of fresh orange juice, garlic, Chinese parsley, chili, and seasoned with sea salt.
  • Vegan pancake - vegan pancakes made from low protein wheat flour and soy milk. Three pancakes separated by sautéed champignon mushrooms, garden fresh bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes which are blended with a mixture of Thai spices. Between each layer of pancakes, a drizzle of CC’s special vinaigrette dressing is added. Finally, this amazing dish is garnished with a sprig of rosemary and served with a fresh apple cinnamon sauce.

Things to do (optional)

During your stay in CC's Hideaway, you can visit three area beach communities Kata Noi, Kata Yai, and Karon Beach, using free shuttle provided by the hotel. These are some of Phuket's finest beaches and the local communities offer many restaurants, night life, a variety of shopping and activities. Some areas of attraction in Phuket include shopping malls, Central Festival at Phuket Town and Junk Ceylon at Patong beach, Phuket night market at Phuket Town, Phuket Town (old town), and fish market at Rawai.

If you prefer to stay in the hotel, you can enjoy the views around the hotel from the sky terrace. There are two separate decks distinctly designed and located in the highest common areas of the hotel. They offer spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and beach communities below. Away from the main level of the hotel, these areas will offer you extra space to stretch out and relax with a minimum number of people around you. Sunbathe and cool off with the outdoor shower or just sit and read under the partially roofed cover. The decks are open 24 hours for you to enjoy. Beverage and food service will be available during restaurant and bar hours of operation.

CC's Hideaway also has held some shows for the guests. Whether it's headline entertainers or local singers and musicians, CC's knows how to arrange for a good time. Their recent shows have featured female impersonators, various dancers, a mermaid photo shoot, and fire performers. You never know what's next. In addition, they have held various competitions for guests in the swimming pool, designed to make everyone laugh. Typically they do quieter events like morning yoga classes or our movie night. Movies are typically shown outdoors weekly on the roof deck, and if you make an advance request for a movie they find suitable, they will try to make it happen. From time to time, they bring in outside chefs to arrange special themed meals.

What's included

  • 1 meditation session on the beach
  • 2 yoga classes daily, including Acro yoga outdoor class
  • 4 waters eco adventure: Mangrove Rivers kayaking, Rainforest trekking
  • Accommodation in floating bungalow (double room)
  • Award-winning spa center visit 2,5 hours package
  • Breakfast on departure day
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Dinner on arrival day
  • Energy healing or fusion / yoga massage
  • Freshly-squeezed juices or healthy mixes daily
  • Hotsprings Resort visit: hot springs and ice cold water pool
  • Kayaking, fresh water swimming, jungle trekking
  • Photo activity on the beach
  • Phuket viewpoints tour
  • Private roundtrip airport transfer
  • Retreat and nutrition consultation
  • Thai cuisine cooking class
  • Thai fresh market tour
  • Transportation to all activities
  • Visit to secluded Buddhist Temple, Monkey Cave, Coral Cave

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Driving directions from Phuket International Airport (HKT)

  • As you are leaving the airport, make a right turn and follow the big green signs to Patong. Once in Patong, follow the same signs to Kata / Karon
  • When you get to Kata / Karon, find the Karon post office on Patak Road and Patak Soi 10 is directly across the street. Drive up, up, and make no turns for 700 meters and you have arrived. CC's Hideaway Hotel is on your right

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Phuket International Airport (HKT). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The cost is 1180 THB for arrival between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., and 1475 THB between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. for a group of three. If you have 4 - 7 people in your group, the cost is 1885 THB for daytime arrival, and 2180 THB for night arrival.

Airport: Phuket International Airport Airport transfer available: Phuket International Airport (US$12 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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  • July 1 - 31, 2017
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  • August 1 - October 31, 2017
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  • November 1 - December 17, 2017

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