5 top wellness destinations for long weekend getaways

Rejoice with rejuvenation
2023-08-26
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5 top wellness destinations for long weekend getaways

Asia is home to several leading wellness resorts

With the holiday season approaching, there are numerous exotic destinations within a short flight from India for guests looking for a break or even a long weekend, especially to rejuvenate.
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As the busy holiday travel season of autumn-winter approaches, a number of destinations and resorts are preparing to receive a rush of Indian travellers. Here are some exotic destinations and unique resorts that could be ideal for a getaway, especially for those looking for a rejuvenating long weekend escape. While being easily accessible and close to home, they are luxurious, private, and peaceful, allowing visitors to explore the best nature has to offer.

Nirjhara, Bali 

Nirjhara offers an array of bespoke experiences for guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and natural surroundings

Sustainable boutique retreat Nirjhara, in Tabanan on Bali’s southwest coast is designed around a cascading waterfall after which it is named. Surrounded by lush forest and boundless rice fields, Nirjhara blends seamlessly into nature, according to a press statement, adding that the property promises to offer guests a secluded and environmentally conscious haven, just a stone’s throw from the island’s volcanic sand beaches, must-see Tanah Lot Temple and popular towns of Canggu and Ubud. The resort is conveniently located in Tabanan, Bali’s agricultural heart, and serves as the ideal gateway to discover the island’s most stunning natural wonders, from the scenic Jatiluwih rice terraces to the province’s impressive waterfalls.

Nirjhara offers an array of bespoke experiences for guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and natural surroundings, from bicycle tours through the rice fields to traditional cleansing rituals at a secluded holy spring. Guests can head to nearby Kedungu beach for early morning surf lessons or saddle up for sunset horse rides, peacefully exploring the picturesque paddies and black-sand beaches. Expert local guides will take guests on off-the-beaten-track explorations through the hills of Tabanan and Badung, starting at the sacred Sangeh Monkey Forest and ending at the majestic Nungnung Waterfalls.

Chiva-Som, Hua Hin

Chiva-Som offers a 3-nights retreat that is perfect for those experiencing Chiva-Som for the first time or who aren’t sure what to choose

For an enriching wellness getaway, one can easily look at Chiva-Som located at Hua-Hin in Thailand. For 28 years, the resort has offered wellness practices to global acclaim, with a commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit and which continues to this day.

Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chiva-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation, says the resort in the statement. Each of its retreats addresses all facets of the mind and body.

The resort adds that it is perfect for a long weekend vacation, Chiva-Som offers a 3-nights retreat that is perfect for those experiencing Chiva-Som for the first time or who aren’t sure what to choose. Upon arrival, the Health and Wellness Advisor guides guests through the resort’s menu of treatments and activities to map out their journey based on the guest’s objectives.

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Kantiang Bay

This reputed property cascades through tropical jungles easing its way towards one of Thailand’s best beaches: Kantiang Bay

Pimalai’s 900 metres beachfront and 100 acres of paradise has always been the perfect place to retreat and reconnect with nature amidst lush tropical forests and the endless Andaman waters. This reputed property cascades through tropical jungles easing its way towards one of Thailand’s best beaches: Kantiang Bay. It is here that families while the days away amidst lush tropical forests and the endless Andaman waters lounging on what often feels like a private beach or spend action-packed afternoons out in the cerulean sea scuba diving, snorkelling or simply enjoying a sunset cruise together.

Experience-seekers can enjoy offshore excursions, mangrove tours in a gondola boat, jungle treks and relaxing walks through the heritage-rich old town. Culinary enthusiast can participate in Pimalai’s Thai cooking class where you can learn a few famous Thai recipes under the guidance of one of the resort’s Thai chefs. Prior to the actual cooking, the chef takes guests on tour of the resort’s organic garden for an introduction and a better understanding of the herbs, spices, vegetables that they will be using during the practical part of the cooking lesson. One can familiarise onself with ingredients such as lemon grass, ginger, galangal, kaffir lime and Thai sweet basil.

Samujana, Koh Samui

Each villa at Samujana comes automatically with its private Villa Manager and villa maid, state-of-the art leisure facilities

Located in the beautiful Koh Samui, one of the most enchanting islands in Asia with an outstanding display of wildlife, including turtles and dolphins, as well as all of the culture that Thailand has to offer, Samujana offers one of the most exclusive and luxurious getaways in this part of the world.

Providing an unparalleled experience with its motto being, “Your Place. Your Time”, each villa at Samujana comes automatically with its private Villa Manager and villa maid, state-of-the art leisure facilities and the latest in audio and media amenities. Guests can also bring their own private chefs, says the statement.

Samujana boasts unprecedented magnificence in architecture, with spectacular sea views and a high level of personalised service. It is perched perfectly on a hillside overlooking a coral cove, with beach access and all villas offer the best views in Samui. With 23 charming villas from 1 to 8 bedrooms, all with oversized private infinity pools, modern Thai architecture and breath-taking views, services and details that make the world of differences, Samujana is the perfect place for friends and family to gather and have a great time with no interruption from the outside world. While at Samujana, your private villa is also the ideal location to focus on your wellbeing. Wellness retreats and experiences with the top therapists and experts in Koh Samui create unique opportunities for each guest.

Premier Village, Phu Quoc 

Each villa comes equipped with a private infinity pool, bedroom, large, luxurious living rooms, a dining room and a kitchenette.

Those seeking an exotic beach holiday with stunning views and lavish amenities can head to Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort. Located on the southern tip of Phu Quoc Island, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort is a hidden tropical retreat. Uniquely embraced on both sides by the sea, the resort boasts two pristine beaches and stunning ocean views from dawn until dusk. With 215 villas strategically positioned at different heights along the peninsula, each of the room categories is a haven of comfort, privacy and relaxation. Varying in location and size, the villas are ensconced in nature with an equally stunning yet unique view. Each villa comes equipped with a private infinity pool, bedroom, large, luxurious living rooms, a dining room and a kitchenette.

One can also indulge in several experiences on offer at the resort including kayaking, snorkelling, mixology class and kickboxing class, mindfulness sunset and barbeque dinner in-villa. It also offers unique spa experience, with 10 treatment rooms and several services, including a couple’s room, VIP treatment room, reflexology and hair care facilities.

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