FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about our retreats, arrival and other common questions.
If you still have any questions feel free to contact us

How to come to Wonderland

From Bangkok:
There are a few ways of getting here. You can fly into Bangkok and take the night train or a bus which will be the cheapest, but also the longest trip options. Flights are also available via the airport in Koh Samui (USM is the closest airport) or the airport in Surat Thani (URT). The closest airport to Wonderland is the USM airport on Koh Samui. As soon as you come out of baggage claim at USM, look for a taxi or shuttle service (there are loads of them are waiting just at the exit) to take you to the closest pier (Bangrak is closest, then Maenam Pier and furthest port is Nathon Pier) or whichever pier you are departing from if you purchased your ferry ticket in advance. The ferry ride from Koh Samui to Thong Sala Pier takes 25-30 minutes. Ferries are available between 8:00 – 16:30. Once you arrive one of our team members will be waiting for you at the Thong Sala pier with a sign saying “Wonderland” – they will pick you and bring you to the resort as long as you inform us with your arrival time, ferry company and port of departure (24 hours in advance).
Koh Samui Airport:
The ferry ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan Island/Thong Sala Pier takes 25-30 minutes. Ferries are available between 8:00 – 16:30. You can either purchase your ferry ticket online ahead of time using this website https://www.ferrysamui.com/koh-phangan.html or purchase your ferry ticket outside of baggage claim at the Koh Samui Airport after you land.
Surat Thani Airport:
The shuttle from the airport to Donsak Pier takes 1.5 hours and the ferry ride to Koh Phangan Island/Thong Sala will take anywhere from 1.5-2.5 hours (the time difference depends on which ferry company you use). You can either purchase your shuttle ticket online ahead of time using this website https://www.ferrysamui.com/koh-phangan.html or purchase your ferry ticket outside of baggage claim at the Lomprayah desk at Surat Thani Airport after you land.

Boat Schedule
Pick up from the pier

Pick up from the pier is only from Tong sala Pier and for private room reservations only.

In order to arrange you pick up please send us the following info, 24 hour before your check in date:

  1. Your arrival time
  2. The ferry company that you are using 
  3. Your port of departure

If you are not entitle for a pick up, no worries, all the taxi drivers know Wonderland, and the ride is not expensive.

Once you come off the boat continue walking until you see the meeting point. Our driver will be waiting for you and will bring you to our little paradise 🙂

Check In and Out

Check in time is 14:00, however, we welcome you to arrive as early as you wish and join our activities. Check out from the room is at 12:00 but you can stay with us for as long as you wish 🙂

Our schedule
Menu

Our menu is 100% vegan, using the best, fresh, local products we can find at the local market, our fruits and vegetables being picked daily, and all other grains, seeds etc, are from the highest quality available.

What to Bring

In terms of yoga gear, you don’t need to bring anything but yoga clothes and yourself. You can choose to bring sunscreen as it is quite expensive on the island and perhaps a poncho in case there is any rain if you venture outside of the resort (we have umbrellas here). You can also choose to bring comfortable shoes to slip on and off as you will need to remove your shoes before entering yoga shalas, restaurants and any other establishments.

I’m a yoga beginner

Most of our guests are at a beginner level with yoga and many people stay with us to dive deeper into their yoga practice. Our teachers are very mindful and will offer adjustments in class according to the level of practice of the students 🙂
Our retreat is an eclectic yoga and meditation training. Our daily schedule consists of 3 yoga classes per day, 2 meditations and depending on the day, a special activity or event. Most of our guests are at a beginner level with yoga and many people stay with us to dive deeper into their yoga practice. Our teachers are very mindful and will offer adjustments in class according to the level of practice of the students 🙂 Our retreat is structured so you have the freedom to choose which classes you would like to go to and create your own schedule according to your level of practice and the different types of yoga you want to try. We offer a variety of yoga classes and meditations so you can experiment with different styles and discover what works best for you. Our goal is to mindfully teach the principles of yoga and meditation so you can go home and continue your practice!
There is no certificate offered at the end of your retreat as this is not a teacher training but rather a training for individuals to deepen their practice 🙂

Gluten free/Nut Free

Our menu is not completely gluten/Nut free, though we are sensitive to gluten free requirements. Upon your arrival we will issue for you a gluten free menu so you could know exactly what is not safe to eat (you will have plenty of amazing options to choose from).

Wifi

There is free and fast Wifi throughout the resort, in all the rooms and public areas

Mixed dorms

Our Luxury Dorm rooms are mixed gender. If you would like to change dorm rooms once you arrive we will do our best to accommodate you in a single-gender dorm room.

Children

Our resort is unfortunately not suitable for children at this time. We are very grateful that you have considered spending your family vacation with us here at Wonderland and we wish you a wonderful trip!

The atmosphere at Wonderland is very relaxed and chilled as we have many guests coming to our center for healing in a peaceful atmosphere. 

Therefore, our resort is unfortunately not suitable for children as we are not classified as a family resort. We are very grateful that you have considered spending your family vacation with us here at Wonderland and we wish you a wonderful trip!

English

All of our classes are in English.

Volunteers

At the moment, we unfortunately do not have space for volunteers. We are very grateful for your interest in joining our team and thank you for reaching out regarding volunteer work.

Beach

The closest beach is 5-10 minutes away from the resort and there are a few ways you can get there: Taxi – 100-150 THB per person / Rent motorbike – 200 THB per day / Rent bicycle at Wonderland – no charge.

Safe/Lockers

Our private rooms have a safe to store your personal belongings. In our dorms you are welcome to use a personal locker for your valuables, but it’s also possible to use our safe at reception.

Gym

We do not have a gym on site. There are a few gyms less than 10 minutes away which you can buy a day/week/month pass to – many of our guests also utilize local gyms during their stay and it is very easy 🙂

Cancellation policy

We ask for a 50% non refundable deposit to secure your reservation. If you would like to change your reservation dates, we will happily accommodate that request based on availability 🙂

Visa up to 30 days

When you arrive in Thailand you get a visa on arrival for 30 days at the passport control. If you don’t plan to stay more than that, you are fine. You can always extend your stay in the local immigration office in Koh Phangan for an extra 30 days 🙂

Coming alone

Our retreat is very well suited for solo travelers as 70% of our guests are coming alone. We assure you will be in good company and you will not be alone when you are here.

COVID

No special reqiermemts to come into Thailand or to Wonderland 🙂

TTC FAQ
  • Bring anything special? – Only clothes, we have all the Yoga equipment
  • Training schedule – We will open a FB and Messenger groups only for the TTC and we will send you the schedule and relevant info.
  • Free time to visit around (waterfalls, small villages or temples)? – Yes! We teach 6 days a week and have 1 day off every week.
  • Joining regular activities of the retreats? – Can, but we will not have much time for that :), we teach most of it during the course anyway (aerial yoga, acro yoga….)
  • When to pay the rest of the balance? – Upon Arrival
  • Pick up from the ferry – About 24 hours before, please send us this info by email – Arrival time, ferry company and port of departure and we will pick you up 🙂