10 of the Best: Wellness Holidays in AsiaBy Angelica Malin
More than just a simple spa break, these wellness holidays include tailor-made wellness programmes designed to target everything from stress-management and weight-loss, to holistic healing and anti-ageing. Leave your troubles far behind and begin your journey with Health and Fitness Travel’s 10 best wellness holidays in Asia to rediscover your mind, body and soul.
Wellness Holidays in Asia: Bali
The Run-Down: Escape on a wellness retreat to this luxurious 9-acre private estate, situated within lush tropical grounds, on the island of Bali. Experience the benefits of a healing spa holiday with ‘The Source’, a natural spring believed by natives to have healing powers, which provides water for the spa treatment centre and vitality pool. Boasting a range of bespoke programmes, choose from a healthy detox cleanse, a fitness boost, de-stressing break or a holistic Ayurveda session, to target your specific wellness needs. Revitalise with walks through local rice fields, regain balance with yoga, or boost your fitness outdoors in the jungle gym.
Wellness Holidays in Asia: Thailand
The Run-Down: Set in lush tropical surroundings, overlooking the stunning southern coast of Koh Samui island, Kamalaya is a dream destination spa holiday which provides a stimulating environment to enhance your well-being. With a holistic approach to wellness, you’ll feel completely relaxed on your wellness spa holiday, with stress relieving therapies, including massages and organic facial treatments. A haven for those looking to unwind whilst addressing specific health needs, choose from tailored wellness programmes including; sleep enhancement, weight-loss, detox, fitness and learning how to embrace change. Take part in complimentary fitness classes or stroll down the gorgeous shores and snorkel in crystal clear waters.
The Run-Down: Tucked within the luscious hillsides and stunning beaches of Thailand’s beautiful island of Koh Samui, Absolute Sanctuary allow yourself to focus on your well-being in serene surroundings. Whether you escape to Absolute Sanctuary on a wellness spa holiday to de-stress, get fit, tone up with a Pilates bootcamp or feel rejuvenated, end your day with a trip to the spa. Famous for its world-class yoga centre, restore the natural balance to your body on a yoga and spa holiday, with different practices for beginner and advanced yogis alike including hot flow, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga.
The Run-Down: Rejuvenate your mind and body on a wellness spa holiday on one of Thailand’s most culturally rich islands. Boasting outstanding natural beauty, Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa offers a secluded paradise with stunning views of surrounding lush tropical gardens and hillsides. Embark on a spiritual journey with yoga, meditation or seek out adventure with snorkelling and sea canoeing, before reviving in the luxury spa.
The Run-Down: Treat yourself to a luxury getaway on this stunning beachfront location in Thailand. The BARAI spa offers a range health and fitness activities to keep you busy and sociable; from movie nights and beach soccer to Petanque and paddle boarding, The BARAI Spa offers the perfect opportunity for an adventurous holiday. There is also plenty of space to relax in the fantastic wellness facilities which include 18 single and double exquisite treatment rooms with each one boasting a private outdoor soaking pool and rain shower.
Wellness Holidays in Asia: India
The Run-Down: Retreat to the Himalayas for a wellness retreat that will rejuvenate your senses and improve your overall health. Harnessing traditional Indian spa therapies, take advantage of an all-encompassing approach to mental, physical and spiritual care. With a variety of tailored wellness spa holidays, choose to rebalance with yoga, focus on your fitness, banish stress or reach your wellness goals with a cleansing detox or weight loss programme. Whatever you choose, return from your wellness spa holiday fully revitalised as you take home life-changing disciplines to guide you throughout your wellness journey.
Wellness Holidays in Asia: Malaysia
The Run-Down: Surrounded by tropical jungle, limestone hills and natural hot spring dipping pools; relax within the luxury of wellness spa retreat, The Banjaran. Choose from a variety of holistic Asian spa treatments and take a dip in the natural hot springs for a full relaxation and pampering spa holiday experience. Achieve optimal well-being during a cleansing detox, a fitness escape or a personalised weight loss programme, tailored to your individual well-being goals. Revel in the glorious natural surroundings of this wellness spa retreat, with outdoor yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi classes, before indulging your cultural curiosity with guided jungle treks and cave explorations.
Wellness Holidays in Asia: Vietnam
The Run-Down: Bask in the beauty of this Vietnamese wellness spa retreat where palm fringed pools lead down to beautiful pristine beaches. Expect something new each day, with activities chosen to suit a different theme every day; from ‘open your mind’ to ‘be active’ and ‘enjoy nature’. Inviting you to awaken your senses on a beach spa holiday, unwind with daily spa treatments, complimentary water sports and the chance to have breakfast right on the beach. Continue your wellness spa holiday with daily talks covering a range of inspirational wellness books and eye-opening excursions, such as Tai Chi on Marble Mountain or a visit to the local market.
The Run-Down: Enjoy a luxurious detox experience whilst being surrounded by lush landscapes and beautiful beaches at Amanoi in Vietnam. Relax in one of five double treatment suites, each with a dressing room, steam shower and twin bathtubs, pr indulge in a range of holistic spa treatments before continuing your relaxation with a dip in the jacuzzi. Meet like-minded people by taking part in the wide range of complimentary group classes at your disposal which include yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. The brilliant holistic activities and treatments available at Amanoi are guaranteed to have you leaving Vietnam feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Wellness Holidays in Asia: Java
The Run-Down: Nestled in fragrant coffee plantations and the lush gardens of Java’s raw natural beauty, lies MesaStila; a secluded wellness spa retreat which brings harmony and peace to all who visit. A welcoming retreat to travel solo on a singles spa holiday; explore inspiring views of mountains and rice paddies, before relaxing in the award-winning spa. Go wild in the exhilarating jungle-gym to boost fitness and weight loss or revitalise your body with healthy cuisine. Experience cultural activities, explore local traditions and receive personalised lifestyle advice, before ending your day in the refuge of your own traditional Javanese wooden villa.
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