THESE RELAXING AND HEALTHY RETREATS ARE GUARANTEED TO CLEANSE YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Working from 9am till 6pm, five days a week; there is often little time to really unwind and switch off from the hustle and bustle of city life. If you can’t find time to pamper yourself during your daily routine then a weekend away is exactly what you need. With a nicely lined up calendar of long weekends, there really is no excuse. Take a weekend to cleanse the body and mind and come back fresh for the week ahead. Your body will thank you!
Here are three destinations that will allow you to do just that!
Kamalaya, Koh Samui
Enter Kamalaya! Located on a hillside overlooking a quiet bay on the Southeast side of Koh Samui, this wellness retreat is the epitome of serenity. This stunning property is built into the cliff side, with many rooms featuring exposed rock walls and outdoor showers. It will be hard to believe that you’re only less than two hours away from Singapore!
The luxury treatment at Kamalaya starts before arrival, as guests are offered the option to tailor programs based on their individual needs. Differing in purpose and intensity, treatments range from daily massages and body scrubs to sauna sessions and over 70 wellness programs. Yoga, Tai chi, Pilates and meditation classes are also complimentary to all. Inhale the fresh sea air during your revitalising asanas and allow the tension to float away.
Once you’ve indulged in endless beauty treatments and meditation classes, head to the resort’s Soma Restaurant for a series of Thai influenced menus created from fresh, local organic produce aimed to support selected programs. Wines and cocktails are also available for those who desire.
Kamalaya can be booked through Singapore-based luxury tour operator Lightfoot Travel who is currently offering a Stay 3 Pay 2 discount! Prices start at SGD1,440 per person for 3 nights in a Hillside Room with a 3 day Relax & Renew Program. Price includes full board (3 Kamalaya meals per day), return airport transfers, Wellness Consultation, Body Bio-impedance Analysis, complimentary scheduled holistic activities and a wellness gift pack. Please contact Lightfoot Travel at +65 6438 4091 or www.lightfoottravel.com to book your stay.
Located on the outskirts of Ubud, Uma Ubud is the perfect spot for a weekend of relaxation and an ideal base for exploring Bali’s cultural capital. Overlooking the Tjampuhan valley fields with the River Oos running below it, Uma Ubud is a hidden gem with just 29 rooms and suites.
Kemiri, the restaurant at Uma Ubud, focuses on modern, light cuisine relying on locally sourced, fresh produce. Guests can also opt for COMO Shambhala Cuisine if they prefer lighter, nutritionally-rich dishes. A handful of local authentic restaurants are within walking distance, and surrounding paddy fields are just a short cycle ride away.
Kick start your mornings with a tour of the island before returning back to your heavenly sanctuary. Indulge in an afternoon of pampering at the renowned COMO Shambhala spa or one of the complimentary yoga classes offered daily.
Uma Ubud can be booked through Singapore-based luxury tour operator Lightfoot Travel, and you can take advantage of its early bird offers for stays from 1 September 2015. Prices start at SGD900 for 2 nights in a Terrace Room for 2 guests including daily breakfast, complimentary daily yoga classes and shuttle to and from Ubud town. Please contact Lightfoot Travel at +65 6438 4091 or www.lightfoottravel.com to book your stay.
Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi focuses on sustainability and takes an eco-approach to all aspects of the resort. If you want to truly distance yourself from city life and reconnect with nature, this is the place for you. Easily accessible from neighbouring islands of Phuket and Krabi, the resort is made up of just 56 luxury villas, each with their own private pool, outdoor showers and sundeck.
The award-winning Six Senses spa is nestled into the forested hillside above the resort. Using traditional Thai healing practices and only naturally and ethically produced spa products, this is the ultimate destination to relax and de-stress.
Six Senses Yao Noi can be booked through Singapore-based luxury tour operator Lightfoot Travel. Prices start at SGD1,550 for 2 nights in a Hideaway Pool Villa for 2 guests including daily breakfast. Please contact Lightfoot Travel at +65 6438 4091 or www.lightfoottravel.com to book your stay.
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