Need some ideas on how to rejuvenate and refresh that tired body and mind of yours? Read on to find out more about the best detox destinations in Asia Pacific!
Wild guess: you log a lot more hours at your desk than you do at the gym, you eat more fast food than greens and most of the time you feel as relaxed as a long-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory? It’s time to hit the reset button. The travel experts at KAYAK.sg have dug deep to bring you the top five destinations in Asia to refresh your body, relax your mind and embrace a more Zen lifestyle.
Thanyapura Sports Hotel, Phuket, Thailand
Get inspired to adopt a healthier lifestyle by the professional athletes who come from all over the world to train in this sprawling 23-hectare sport and health complex. From triathlon training camps to weight-loss programs to a highly regarded tennis academy, Thanyapura has all the facilities and coaching expertise to help you reach any fitness goal. When all of that training works up an appetite, check out the resort’s award-winning organic restaurant.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala, India
Ayurvedic medicine, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems based on balance and interconnectivity, was developed in India thousands of years ago. Those in search of its traditional healing therapies should go straight to the source. The world’s first Ayurvedic resort occupies a lush green compound nine kilometres south of Kerala’s famous Kovalam beach. When you arrive, a team of yoga experts and traditional wellness therapists will assess your health and prescribe specific healing exercises and a diet regime. A combination of unique herbal massages and yoga classes will have you feeling like the best version of yourself again in no time. While you’re there, take advantage of the resort’s boat tours with a relaxing cruise through the sleepy Kerala backwaters.
The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you don’t have time for a full week of detoxing, a weekend of spa treatments, organic produce and detox-centred workouts at this unique retreat in the Genting Highlands will get you back on track. Modelled on a 12th century French castle and set in 16,000 acres of verdant tropical countryside, The Chateau is worlds away from hectic city life despite being less than an hour’s flight away from Singapore. In addition to yoga classes and a stunning saltwater pool, the resort boasts access to an 18-hole championship golf course, three organic farms and an herb-infused sauna.
Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand
Known as the premier detox and yoga center of Thailand, Absolute Sanctuary offers a wide array or detox, pilates, yoga, spa and lifestyle programs. If you’re looking for a detox boot camp, this is the place. Nestled on a hillside with scenic views of the Gulf of Thailand, seek a new perspective or rejuvenate your soul with anti-stress and burnout holiday packages where you’ll experience relaxing and healing spa treatments, nourishing foods and supportive emotional therapies. Seek comfort in elegantly spacious accommodations, each embellished with unique decorative details and modern amenities all inspired from Morocco.
FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Surrounded by lush paddy fields, the FurumaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud is a resort that blends contemporary chic with a minimalist touch. Located southwest from the heart of Ubud, enjoy a scenic and relaxing drive along rice paddies and terraces as you leave the bustling city behind. Immerse yourself in an exotic indulgence designed to rival Queen Cleopatra’s beauty regime or reconnect with the earth through the resort’s various spa therapies. You can count on feeling at ease as emotive images of serenity, peace and tranquillity are evoked while you experience massages and facials. Lastly, recommended by the resort itself, whet your appetite with Furama’s traditional Balinese dishes artfully prepared to pamper.
Debby Soo, KAYAK Vice President APAC, said: “Our travel experts understand what it’s like to spend long hours at the grind. Prevent an adrenal burnout with our list of the best detox destinations in Asia and come back feeling stronger. What’s more, KAYAK.sg offers a wide range of stress-free travel tools that enable travellers to plan and manage their trips and make better travel decisions while on the go. By using our website and mobile apps, travellers are also able to easily find the offer they are looking for when searching for flights, hotels and car rentals.”
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*Data provided by KAYAK.sg is based on flight and hotel prices found on 26 October 2015 for travels from 30 October -1 November 2015. Flight prices quoted are per person. Prices are subject to change, availability may be limited or offers may no longer be available.
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