What can you achieve in ‘quarantine’ with the perfect conditions for self-care and productivity?

What are we doing?

We are offering safe and idyllic long-term accommodation in an island resort at an affordable price, for people who align with our ethos of creative and environmental wellness. Work on yourself, with others or with the environment while the wave of hysteria washes over the rest of the world.

Why are we doing it?

We know that there are at least a few months ahead of us to be spent in self-imposed quarantine. Instead of giving in to fearful separation, let’s view it as a moment ripe for re-evaluation, contemplation, strengthening our physical and mental health, inner reflection, self-work, online work, creative expression, small community bonding and quality time with the ones we love. 

With the many restrictions imposed on general urban lifestyles such as scarcity of resources, bans, restrictions and general fear of public safety, we want to extend the opportunity to take advantage of our abundance of resources, unrestricted movement on a warm, tropical island, and to be free from the fear of contracting the virus that shall not be named (since it doesn’t exist here!).

What is the exchange?

YOU GET abundant fresh food, sunshine, clean air, gym and spa facilities, a safe and hygienic environment, and WiFi on a tropical eco-friendly resort — at a fraction of the normal cost, on an inexpensive and virus-free island.

WE GET your minimal financial contribution to help us keep our doors open and employ staff, plus a skill contribution (at least 1 hour a day or a block during the week) which will help us continue fulfilling our purpose during this unforeseen period around the globe.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for proactive ideators and creators with a proven track record of making a positive and tangible impact in self-development, community building, or environmental sustainability.

People who are open to doing the work to connect, create, and contribute; whether to improve personal development, community building, or environmental regeneration. For example:

  • Permaculture / Green thumbs who can improve our food production and spruce up our garden.
  • Off-grid Energy pioneers who can implement renewable infrastructures to reduce our consumption.
  • Sales and Marketing mavericks who can boost our brand presence and sales.
  • Wealth and Investment hackers who can increase our revenue streams.
  • Creative artists (visual, literal, musical, experience designers, etc.) who can beautify the space in collaboration with us and create ‘wow’ moments.
  • Professionals who can share skills and techniques for health and self-improvement and teach or certify us to teach others.

 

How does it work?

  • We have 9 cocoons available that can fit up 1-3 adults or 2 adults / 1 child.
  • Pick your package based on length of stay: daily rates start from €50 per day (for a 28-day booking – see table below).
  • The minimum booking required for this offer is 7 days.
  • Available dates are between March to September 2020.
  • Bookings must be secured with a 10% non-refundable deposit, with the full amount for your booking paid prior to arrival. Balance payments are refundable in case of refused entry to Thailand.

What do you get?

  • 1 x Standard or Deluxe Cocoon (double-occupancy with a King bed + sofa bed, air-con, & WiFi.)
    Standard cocoons are at the rear of the property and do not have a TV, but have more elevated views of the ocean. They are designed for a digital detox experience.
    Deluxe cocoons are at the front of the property and are equipped with a TV and more furniture and creative tools. They are designed for quicker access and connectivity.
  • Daily chef-prepared breakfast for 2 adults. (á la carte dish + tea/coffee + juice)
  • Regular housekeeping.
  • Access to Gym, Spa, Sauna, Steam room, Infinity pool.
  • Free WiFi, creative tools, books, toys, games, some instruments, etc. (upon request).

30 Days

฿54,000
฿1,800 daily
Room + Breakfast

 

Approximately:
EU €50 daily / EU €1,500 total
US $55 daily / US $1,650 total
AU $90 daily / AU $2,700 total

21 Days

฿42,000
฿2,000 daily
Room + Breakfast
Approximately:

 

EU €55 daily / EU €1,155 total
US $60 daily / US $1,260 total
AU $100 daily / AU $2,100 total

14 Days

฿30,800
฿2,200 daily
Room + Breakfast

 

Approximately:
EU €60 daily / EU €840 total
US $65 daily / US $910 total
AU $110 daily / AU $1,540 total

7 Days

฿16,800
฿2,400 daily
Room + Breakfast

 

Approximately:
EU €65 daily / EU €455 total
US $70 daily / US $490 total
AU $120 daily / AU $840 total

 

  • Prices in foreign currencies are an approximation. Final prices will be calculated in THB (Thai Baht).
  • Example of a month’s stay (room + breakfast only):
    30 days x ฿1,800 = ฿54,000 (~€1,500, ~US$1,650, ~AU$2,700)
    or room + 3 meals (see Additions below);
    (30 days x ฿1,800) + (30 x ฿700) = ฿75,000 (~€2,130, ~US$2,370, ~AU$3,830)

Additions

  • Daily meal plan including lunch, and dinner (meal = 1 dish + drink): ฿700 per person, per day.
  • Additional Adults / Kids 13 and up are ฿1,500 per person, per night.
  • Additional Kids 12 and under ฿1,000 per child, per night. Children under 2 yrs old are free.
  • One-way airport transfer from Phuket or Krabi to Jaiyen from ฿2,400 single /฿3,000 couple.
  • Bicycle rental: ฿250 daily or ฿200 daily for one week or more.
  • Scooter rental ฿300 daily or ฿250 daily for one week or more.
  • Laundry service from ฿400.
  • 60 min in-room massage starting from ฿600.
  • Kayak rental from ฿400 daily.
  • Private Island tours starting from ฿2,800 per couple.

Schedule/Program Options

For this particular period, we don’t have a retreat schedule or strict program to offer as everyone has different reasons and needs for being here. However, we do have some suggestions as to how you might choose to spend your time in a structured flow based on your level of energy and intensity for the day. We’re happy to share what we know and have experienced in these activities though we are not certified experts.

In keeping things simple, we suggest an approach of ‘Sit, Stretch, Smash, Share’ when choosing activities;

  • SIT encompasses anything introspective and relaxing, to do withself-reflection and self-care.
  • STRETCH extends your comfort zone, giving space to expand thoughts into words and actions.
  • SMASH those barriers, focus with intensity on your goals, and build new habits for a better you.
  • SHARE is a component specifically for this promotion, which covers what you can contribute to improve the Jaiyen environment, create a better team, or refine operational systems so that we can become a place of learning and sharing for future visitors.

Some suggestions on ways to embody Jaiyen…

 

Carefree Koala
Known for sleeping up to 22 hours in a day, they are the ultimate rest-mode creature.

“Meow” pen rai
Like a worry-less cat, unconcerned with energetic waste, yet always ready to pounce.

Monkey Mind Master
Ants in your pants? That’s OK. Fuel your engine and keep the creative juice flowing.

Intensity Level

Mild

Medium

Spicy

7 AM–12 PM
SIT

Sleep in
Meditate
Breathwork
Read / Draw
Creative writing

Meditate

Breathwork
Yoga / Pilates
Stretch / Romwod
Refine your Diet
Brainstorm ideas
Bodyart
Draw / Paint / Write
Plan life / business
Give to community

Meditate

Breathwork
Yoga / Pilates
Movement
HIIT workout
Calisthenics
Weight training
Acroyoga
Run / Bike
CrossFit

8 AM – 11 AM
Breakfast

     

STRETCH

Beach / Pool
Beanbags / Egg chairs
Explore nutrition

Pool chill
Create art/ sculpture

Read / Learn
Build / Sculpt
Implement Plans
Practice Habits

1 PM – 3 PM
Lunch

     

SMASH

Nap
Massage
Share stories

Read / Learn
Sunset beach walk
Cleanup
Games

Skillshare
Dance
HIIT workout
Weight training
Sunset bike ride

SHARE

Cultivate the garden
Share a lesson
Consult on a project
Teach a skill
Build / Create
Run a workshop
Lead a masterclass
Perform / Entertain

7 PM – 9 PM
Dinner

Journal

Journal

Journal

How to apply

  • Send the following to stay@jaiyenresort.com or our Facebook Messenger:
    • Full name
    • Facebook or Instagram profile
    • Preferred check-in and check-out dates
    • Short bio or bullet points on who you are, what you stand for, what you’ve done, what you can contribute / exchange, etc. We’ll be living together for a week to a month or longer, so anything useful that you can share honestly (even if it’s a weird quirk, or triggers to watch out for) would be appreciated.
    • Please read Our Ethos and the About Us page on our website to see if we’re aligned. Nobody’s perfect and we all have our issues to face and work through. We are inviting people who practice compassion and cultivate self-awareness in their daily life. We have a strict no dickheads or divas policy for this offer.
  • Applicants will be screened and notified if successful.

Normal Service & Activity Pricing

In the interest of health and safety during this time, we do not offer group classes, only private 1-on-1 sessions with teachers from the local area. These sessions are subject to availability given the current circumstances, so please come prepared to do your own self-practice, or use trusty old YouTube for lessons in case teachers are not available.

TRANSPORT

 

PRICE (฿)

Bicycle

Mountain bike

300 / day

Scooter

Motor scooter (2 people)

400 / day

Sidecar

Scooter with sidecar (3.5 people)

700 / day

Taxi

1 way open-air ‘Songthaew’ truck (1-12 people)

250 / adult100 / child (3+)

Private taxi

1 way air-con truck (1-4 people)

300 / adult

   

150 / child (3+)

Transfer

1-way to Phuket or Krabi airport/hotel

2,400 / single

 

Additional passengers

600 / person

Private boat

1-way to Phuket or Krabi airport/hotel 

From 10,000 

ACTIVITIES

(All activities are private)

 

Cultural Tour

Explore the island by car with a guide (3-4 hours)

1,800 / couple

Sunset Trip

Longtail boat to Koh Nok/Koh Yao Yai & watch the sunset (3-4 hours)

2,800 / couple

Koh Yao South

Longtail to surrounding islands, sea monkeys & snorkel (4 hours)

3,600 / couple

Koh Yao North

Longtail to northern island lagoons, bats & Big Tree (4-5 hours)

3,800 / couple

Ao Nang Bay

Longtail to islands, sand bars & tropical fish (6 hours)

5,000 / couple

Phang Nga Bay

Longtail to Phang Nga Bay incl. kayaking (6 hours) 

5,500 / couple

Sailing tour

Catamaran to islands, kayak & snorkel (5 hours)

1,900 / person

PADI scuba

Beginners to Advanced dives

From 4,500

Cooking classes

Learn to cook plant-based Thai food from a local chef (3 hours)

2,500 / person

SESSIONS

(All sessions are private)

 

Yoga

60 min Senior Teacher (Hatha/Yin)

2,200 / person

Sound Healing

60 min Reiki & Vibrational therapy

2,400 / person

 

90 min

3,200 / person

Muay Thai

60 min Champion Coach

1,400 / person

 

90 min

1,800 / person

MASSAGE

(All sessions are in-room)

 

Foot 

60 min Reflexology for feet & legs

600

Thai 

60 min Combining acupressure and yoga 

600

 

90 min

900

Oil

60 min Relaxing acupressure

700

 

90 min

1,000

CLEANING

   

New sheets

Replacement of all linen.

800

Laundry

24 hr turnaround drying/ folding

400 / load

About Us

Jaiyen is a new, nature-inspired resort and creative space with a unique atmosphere and focus that merges artistry with wellness. It offers holistic, personalized services to help people reconnect to their purpose and ignite creative power with the availability of various tools, equipment, and instruments.

We aim to attract proactive leaders, creatives, and impact-driven visionaries who require a safe and intimate space for self-reflection and respite or to hold collaborative think-tanks and strategic sessions away from stale and traditional suburban environments. We encourage healthy practices that can be integrated into daily lifestyle, providing modern creature comforts in natural and comfortable surroundings.

We currently have 10 cocoons in total, each overlooking the ocean. There are 4x Deluxe Cocoons with AC, TV, WiFi, and 6x Standard Cocoons with AC & WiFi only, each with 70 sqm internal / 35 sqm external space to accommodate individuals, couples or groups. 

We prefer to keep total capacity small and intimate so as to allow more space for personal immersion, integration & deeper social interactions. 1-3 adults or 2 adults /1 child per cocoon is ideal.

On-site Features 

  • Common area/workspace
  • 12m Infinity Pool & wading area
  • Outdoor Fitness station
  • Hot/Cold yin-yang pool, sauna, & steam rooms
  • Organic food garden
  • Á la carte dining & private chef
  • Printing, prototyping, handcrafting tools
  • Selection of educational, inspirational and creative books and art supplies

Extra activities

  • Bicycle, Scooter and Sidecar rental
  • Island Hopping Tours
  • PADI Diving courses / Snorkeling
  • Cultural Tours
  • Massage outdoors or in-room
  • Kayak / SUP rental
  • Hiking / Rock climbing
  • Cooking Classes
  • Farm Tours
  • Batik painting & handcrafts
  • Tribal Markers® playtime 
  • Community Initiatives