We know many couples are looking for a little extra when it comes to a tropical holiday. Perhaps a chance to recharge the batteries with nourishing cuisine and relaxing treatments. Or even a full reset of mind, body, and soul. For those planning a holiday to Thailand or Vietnam, these new spa and wellness retreats invite you to press pause, hit refresh, and return home with tools to help you live and feel better.
Fill your cup on a tropical beach in Thailand
Fill your cup together in tropical luxury with Banyan Tree’s new Wellbeing Sanctuary program. Sister hotels Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi, both luxurious beachfront resorts in southern Thailand, are offering a holiday/wellness reset in their glorious Wellbeing Sanctuary pool villas and suites. The highly personalised programs include accommodation and a tailored daily itinerary designed to enrich mind, body and soul — from meditation to Thai boxing, massage and hydrotherapy to nature trails and sailing lessons.
Extra perks (for stays of 3+ nights) include a one-hour body treatment for two, 30% off á la carte spa treatments, in-room wellness amenities and much more. The Wellbeing Sanctuary programs are overseen by Ayurvedic practitioners and based on the brand’s own ‘8 Pillars’ principle: Dietary Awareness; Physical Vitality; Cultivate the Mind; Sleep & Rest; Harmony with Nature; Learning & Development; Bonding & Connection; and Sustained Practices. Find out more here
Soak up a hot springs detox in Vietnam
Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion has long attracted wellness-seekers with the natural hot springs coursing through the forested property in central Vietnam. Alba is tapping into its healing waters with five-day Hot Springs Detox Retreats on offer throughout the year. The immersive experience balances movement (from nature walks to yoga) and rest and relaxation (think massage, Tibetan Sound Bowl sessions, onsen and forest bathing) with detox methods to cleanse and revitalise body and mind. Included are accommodation, full use of Japanese onsen baths and spa facilities, daily detox massage, detox juices and teas, and more. Guests follow the Buchinger fasting method, with the program overseen by a certified Buchinger Fasting Coach from Germany. See more here.
Get out of the grind on the sands of Phuket
It’s no secret multi-tasking and hustle culture can be detrimental to our wellbeing — from creating stress and anxiety to causing full-blown burnout. Which is where The Power of Rest comes in: a three-night retreat hosted at elegant wellness resort Melia Phuket Mai Khao. After all, where better to leave the daily grind behind than a stunning beach in northern Phuket, Thailand?
Designed to help stressed-out participants to pause, relax, and improve their wellbeing, the retreat has been organised in partnership with ex-athlete, psychologist, and certified Life Coach, Beata Justkowiak. The schedule includes morning reflection practices, workshops, mindful movement classes, wellbeing treatments and nourishing meals and snacks, and runs from September 28 – October 1st, 2023. For more information email email@example.com.
Read our full review of Melia Phuket Mai Khao.
Retreat & renew in a beachfront sanctuary in Vietnam
A holiday to Vietnam that doubles as a wellness reset? Sign us up! Located on a beautiful beachfront in central Vietnam, TIA Wellness Resort is committed to guests returning home refreshed and renewed. And their Retreat Inclusive packages are perfect for couples wanting to delve deeper into their wellness journey. They include chic private pool villa accommodation, one retreat therapy and two wellness treatments per night, and plant-based full-board meals. You’ll also have your own personal TIA wellness guide to tailor your journey towards goals such as stress management or diet updates. Retreat Inclusive has been thoughtfully crafted to enhance inner stillness and brave creative expression based on TIA’s key pillars of ‘truth, inspiration, and conscious action’. Find out more here