9 Spa Retreats In Asia You Would Want To Escape To

02 May 2017

Get away from the concrete jungle you’re in and leave the modern day life behind with these rejuvenating spa retreats that are sure to leave you feeling recharged. From soothing massages, to holistic therapies and even spiritual treatments- if you’re interested in that, these spa retreats are more than just a simple spa break. It’s all about the overall well-being of your mental, physical and spiritual state. If you’re looking for a great escape where being pampered and being relaxed is all that matters, than these 9 spa retreats are one to keep in your bucket list.


1. Como Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Combining holistic wellness with state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional villa accommodation, Como Shambala Estate is located in a spiritual enclave of jungle, and sun-rich clearings located in the north of Ubud. The holistic, 360-degree approach offers signature massage therapies and beauty treatments. It is also equipped with a state-of-the-art gym and outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing are available in the Estate’s unique location.


2. Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand


Centred around a monk’s cave that once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, Kamalaya’s essence is expressed in its name, ‘Lotus (kamal) Realm (alaya)’, an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit. This award winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort offers wellness programs for detox, stress, burnout and yoga that caters to individuals, couples or even family.


3. Spa Safari at Nihiwatu Sumba Island, Indonesia


Set between two pristine beaches, among rice paddies overlooking the breaking waves of the bluest ocean, Spa Safari is a unique experience with dedicated therapist for unlimited treatments. A 90 minute trek will bring you through typical villages and rolling hills up to a final show stopping destination of Niki Oka, where you will be pampered.


4. Aman Spa at Amanemu, Shima, Japan


Embracing the ancient Japanese bathing tradition of onsen, Amanemu uses nutrient-rich thermal springs to provide restorative retreat in the most serene natural surroundings. The Spa also features two private onsen pavilions, a watsu pool, four treatment suites and a fitness center.


5. The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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A place that offers way more than the traditional spa experience, The Oriental Spa also has a diverse array of holistic services which include yoga and pilates, a fitness centre, a 18m lap pool, beauty treatments and not to mention ice fountains and amethyst crystal steam rooms. The award winning spa also offers a range of high performance products and exquisite signature treatments by Sodashi, the acclaimed chemical-free spa and skincare range from Australia.


6. Spa Village Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


With a rich selection of spa treatments that couples age-old practices of the local indigenous and modern approaches to health and well-being, Spa Village Gaya Island consistently offers unique and uplifting opportunity for rejuvenation. From the warm clear waters of Gaya and its rich lowland forests, to the high altitude blossoms of Mount Kinabalu, their treatments utilise only the finest fresh local ingredients.


7. Como Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia

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Another spa retreat that combines modern science and ancient healing, Como Shambala drive for real results in their treatments offered through a team of experts. Therapies that are available include massages, hydrotheraphy, facial treatments and even spiritual pursuits for those who have an interested in Bali spiritual healing.


8. Mala Spa at Keemala, Phuket, Thailand

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Mala Spa possess carefully curated spa treatments that incorporate elements of ocean, fire, earth, ether and air perfect for rejuvenating the mind and the body. Be it relaxing with a massage, renew a sluggish mind and tired body through holistic therapies or with a simple anti-ageing skin treatment. Guest are also offered a complimentary fitness schedule with jungle treks, beach walks and other activities to keep one healthy.


9. CHILL by Swasana Spa, Kuala Lumpur

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The newly added CHILL by Swasana Spa focuses on reflexology and acupressure. There are a total of four treatments to choose from, namely, Chill Classic, Chill Out, Ultimate Chill and Holistic Chill. The Chill Classic is a great option for people who are looking to fill their lunch break to rejuvenate before the close of a business day. And for those who are looking for a therapeutic full body treatment, is jet-lagged or about to board a long haul flight, the Holistic treat is highly recommended.


10. The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

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The Farm at San Benito claims to be a healing journey that should be experienced at least once year to recharge one’s mental, physical and spiritual state. It combines the latest in nature-and-science-based integrated therapies from East and West, making it one of the world’s foremost wellness retreats.  Some of their treatments include detoxification, healing and medicine as well as lifestyle enhancement.

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