Blow off some steam in these seriously sumptuous spas …
Inhale the positive vibes as soon as you step into these Asian hotels and resorts that have made health and wellness a priority. Their spas and programmes will leave you feeling refreshed instead of jet-lagged. Whether it’s getting active, finding inner peace, eating organic or a much needed detox, we’ve got the perfect wellness escape for you…
Viceroy Bali – Indonesia
Deep in the jungle near Ubud, perched high above Bali’s Valley of the Kings, the Viceroy Bali’s Lembah Spa is the perfect location for the pursuit of holistic health and well-being – with incredible views thrown in! Spread over two floors, this high-rise sanctuary is a haven of nurturing, relaxation and tranquility boasting a steam room, hot tub, and a lounge area with valley views. The menu of treatments has been meticulously developed combining Western knowledge with Balinese wellness techniques handed down over centuries.
Stiff back after a long flight? A traditional Balinese massage will soon cure that. This firm massage has been practised for centuries to help relieve muscle pain caused by working long hours in the rice fields.
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh – Vietnam
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh’s chic villas boast private outdoor pools and terraces with designer ‘hammock’ bathtubs and open-plan living spaces. But it’s the all-inclusive spa and wellness concept that has the real pulling power. Each guest is guaranteed at least one spa treatment per day – with more if you want it, which is just as well as there are a staggering 35 menu options. It’s proof that when it comes to pampering, you can never have too much of a good thing! Follow a holistic approach and join the resort’s yoga, tai chi, qi gong and meditation classes to awaken the spirit and energise the body.
Post-covid, follow a holistic approach and join the resort’s yoga, tai chi, qi gong and meditation classes to awaken the spirit and energise the body.
Anjali by Syphon – Cambodia
For travellers to Siem Reap wanting temples, peace of mind and a sense of zen look no further than Anjali by Syphon. This hidden green oasis is peacefully designed in harmony with its surroundings and shaped by its local culture. At the Anjali Spa, a personalised experience awaits you. The Spa offers authentic traditional Asian healing rituals and proven modern therapies to reduce stress and reset your inner balance. Here you are guaranteed the most soothing spa experience possible – completely tailored to fit your needs.
While all the rooms are elegantly furnished with plenty of attention to detail, we particularly love the Deluxe Pool Access rooms – so you can roll out of bed straight into the refreshing saltwater pool surrounded by tropical plants.
Kayana Seminyak – Bali, Indonesia
The sensuous experience of the resort’s Ayur Spa extends beyond the walls of the spa itself and into each guest’s villa. The spa therapists will pamper you in the privacy of your own villa with relaxing treatments and indulgent baths infused with lavender or rempah ratus. So just lie back and let the stress and fatigue melt away. If you can drag yourself away from your chic contemporary and oh-so-private villa, you’ll find cosy treatment rooms in the Ayur Spa complete with full facilities, outside terrace and lounge area for post-treatment relaxation.
Start the day with sunrise yoga followed by the quirky ‘floating breakfast’ experience, where a tray full of breakfast delights drifts to you across the pool, so you needn’t move far from your lounger to enjoy it.
Set in the lush gardens of this idyllic island, Veli Spa is a true Maldivian experience lovingly crafted from cool stone and rich woods. Practice yoga and meditation in the pavilion or on the beach at sunset or sunrise. For an indulgent treat try an outdoor massage surrounded by the lapping Indian Ocean. Warm Maldivian coconut oil is poured from local cowrie shells, which in turn are used to soothe away any tensions. Champagne and chocolate dipped fruits are served to compliment the treatment.
Dhivehi-beys is a traditional Maldivian herbal medicine that has been passed from generation to generation. Ingredients are sourced locally using mainly indigenous plants, roots of trees and oils, however the recipes are highly guarded as ancient secrets.
Banyan Tree Ungasan – Bali, Indonesia
Close to the famed Uluwatu Temple, this luxury all-pool villa resort in Bali will help you escape and recuperate from hectic everyday life. With stunning views of the Indian Ocean, this really is a sanctuary for the senses. With several palatial treatment rooms, a gym and a tranquility pool, the spa focuses on the use of natural ingredients. Treatments, which range from deep-tissue massages to relaxing aromatherapy, use only tropical products that reflect the resort’s passion for holistic and spiritual cleansing.
Try the Tropical Rainmist – widely known as Banyan Tree Spa’s innovation – where you can unwind in the sensory pleasures of the trickling Rain Shower. An invigorating body scrub purifies before the skin is boosted with extra moisture.
Samaya Ubud – Bali, Indonesia
Discover inner peace among the hills of Ubud. The Samaya Ubud is the ideal sanctuary for those who seek the balance of mind, body and soul. Treat yourself to head-to-toe pampering at the spa. There’s five treatment rooms, including a much-sought-after room for couples down by the river. Relax by the spa pool and watch the world go by while enjoying a warm cup of ginger tea, or keep in shape in the fitness centre. Yoga classes can be arranged on the bank of the river.
The complimentary morning walk through the village and paddy fields accompanied by one of the resort’s friendly staff.