Traveling seems like such a distant memory but we will be visiting new destinations again soon for that much-needed well-deserved break. The closest thing we have to travel right now is our Instagram feed and our past holiday snaps, we're all craving the feeling of packing our suitcase, boarding a plane, relaxing by a pool, and being pampered from morning to night! As travel slowly opens up again eventually, this is the perfect time to plan your next destination with some wellness retreats in Asia.
RAKxa Fully Integrative Wellness & Medical Retreat, Bangkok
Located on the island of Bang Krachao, which is just across from Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River, this new integrative wellness & medical retreat is an opportunity for you to unwind and rejuvenate yourself. Their facilities have the latest in advanced medical science equipment including hyperbaric tubes and cryotherapy, as well as holistic and traditional healing tools. RAKxa offers you the latest in medical treatments with the tradition of holistic therapies. Their food program has been specially designed with an anti-inflammatory philosophy in mind to provide optimal gut health through sustainable eating. The menus are inspired by flavours across South East Asia.
Como Uma Paro, Bhutan
Where else can you say that you are going to be visiting the mystical Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan which is part of the beautiful Himalayas? You can by visiting Como Uma Paro in Bhutan. The resort has 29 rooms with an incredible view of the Paro Valley. They have a comprehensive wellness discovery program that includes daily massage therapy, yoga, and meditation. You will also be taken on a cultural experience to visit Tiger's Nest Monastery, ancient fortresses, and Buddhist temples.
Soneva Jani, Maldives
Inspired by a word that means 'wisdom' in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani offers visitors an amazing experience surrounded by crystal clear waters located in Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll. In addition to being so close to water, you will be able to enjoy beaches and tropical greenery on the surrounding islands. Your wellness comes first at the Soneva Jani Spa, therapists create the ideal healing space for you with massage therapies from around the world as well as scrubs, wraps, and facials. You can complement your treatments by visiting the gym, practicing yoga, relaxing in the outdoor spa, and enjoying a sauna.
Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Balance your body and mind in southwest Vietnam at this new resort opening later in 2021. Wellness is a key pillar of this resort offering spa, wellness, and fitness facilities. You'll be able to enjoy aerial Yoga on their rooftop and indoor facilities with incredible views of the sky and ocean. Look after your feet, nails, and hands at the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by renowned podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, he has developed unique treatments bringing together well-being and beauty. After your day of self-care, you can stroll down to the Long Beach and relax by the water.
Rice Terrace Villa Sasayuri-Ann, Nara
You know you will be in for a spiritual wellness journey when the owner of Rice Terrace Villa Sasayuri-Ann is a Shugendo monk. Shugendo monks are known to have very close relationships with the mountains and these villas have panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and rice terraces. Meditation practice includes zen meditation, walking meditation through the mountains, and flute meditation. Rice Terrace Villa Sasayuri-Ann is known to be restorative through its connection with nature and Japanese spiritual philosophies. It's a different style of wellness getaway that will allow you to be one with yourself.