Luxury wellness spas are on the rise here in Asia, which comes as no surprise considering the region boasts a long history of holistic healing that stretches back centuries. It also doesn’t hurt that Asia has some sublime natural settings that lend themselves perfectly to serene getaways where you can rest, rebalance, and recuperate. We’re always on the lookout for seductive new spots where we can escape for a weekend or longer, and these new wellness resorts are at the top of our list for a pure pampering vacay.
Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia
Spread over 12 hectares of lush jungle and oceanfront property on its own private island, Six Senses Krabey Island has everything you need to rest, recharge, and recalibrate. Each stand-alone villa has its own private pool and offers plenty of privacy, while the outdoor fitness circuit, oceanfront boardwalk, and state-of-the-art fitness centre make it easy to get out and get moving. Delve into the Six Senses Integrated Wellness programme for healing spa treatments, nourishing cuisine, yoga classes, and even a sleep programme.
Six Senses Krabey Island, Koh Krabey, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. p. +855 69 944 888
REVIVO Wellness Resort, Bali, Indonesia
Just opened earlier this year, REVÄªVÅŒ Wellness Resort has been gaining rave reviews for its bespoke wellness programmes that cater to each guest’s individual needs. Set in the seaside enclave of Nusa Dua in south Bali, the resort features luxurious suites and villas, a gourmet restaurant serving healthy, organic cuisine, and endless opportunities to rejuvenate the body and mind. Take for example the luxurious spa with infrared saunas, hydro jet Vichy shower beds, and a saltwater pool and the hybrid fitness studio for yoga, pilates, boxing, and martial arts.
REVIVO Wellness Resort, Jl. Desa Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. p. +62 (0)361 301 1011
Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, India
Escape to the hills at Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, a luxurious hideaway on a mountain overlooking a lake. Each of the Forest View Villas has its own private treatment room, but you’ll definitely be spending time in the world-class spa as well. Here Ayurvedic doctors will help you put together a personalised wellness programme featuring a selection from the 80 holistic treatments on offer. You can also take part in tons of fitness activities like aqua aerobics, horseback riding, and pilates classes.
Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Village Shilimb, Pune, India. p. +91 2114 712 468
1 Hotel Haitang Bay, China, Coming soon
The 1 Hotels group is renowned for their eco-friendly boutique properties in the US, and now they’ve expanded into Asia with the 1 Hotel Haitang Bay in China. The hotel is slated to open any day now and will feature a gorgeous spa with tranquil treatment rooms and spa suites, nourishing spa products made from all-natural ingredients, a herbal steam room for the ladies and salt steam room for the guys, and a wellness cafe and juice bar where all of the fruits and veggies come from the resort’s on-site organic garden.
1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya, China
Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat, Cambodia
Most people come to Siem Reap to see the temples of Angkor, but now you can also come for a complete wellness overhaul at Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat. This sprawling eco-chic property boasts spacious Mediterranean-style rooms surrounded by three pools and plenty of green space. The wellness programmes focus on cleansing, stress relief and burnout with a combination of yoga, Pranayama meditation, acupuncture, spa treatments, fitness classes, healthy detox juices, and a balanced diet.
Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat, Siem Reap, Cambodia. p. +855 63 964 864