Take some time off but don't lose sight of your fitness goals with these wellness holidays that include yoga retreats, fitness getaways and hotel spas
If you’re a fan of working out at yoga studios, toning up at pilates or stretching it out at barre classes across the city, then you may want to take your fitness to the next level with one of these wellness holidays. Blending well-being, nutrition and fitness, these getaways will have you feeling reset and restored in no time, plus they provide amazing accommodation so that you can holiday in style.
Pamper yourself with these wellness holidays
Palace Hotel Tokyo: Tokyo
Visitors are allowed to customise their wellness holidays with this wellness package ‘Energizing Tokyo’ at Palace Hotel Tokyo. Apart from a two-night stay at the hotel and a spa treatment at Japan’s only evian SPA, there is also a selection of activities available, including bespoke cycling, jogging, kayaking, zen meditation, calligraphy and more.
Palace Hotel Tokyo, 1 Chome-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan, p. +81 3-3211-5211
COMO Shambhala Estate: Bali
COMO Shambhala Estate offers four new wellness programmes – Ayurvedic, Be Active, Cleanse and Bespoke. Visitors are welcome to join Ayurvedic for a wellness reset with private yoga classes, kickstart your fitness regime by participating in Be Active, receive cleansing treatments and wellness consultations with our naturopathic doctor with Cleanse or sign up for personalised wellness holidays with Bespoke.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia, p. +62 361 978888
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort: Thailand
You and your friends may be on wellness holidays, but there’s no reason you can’t achieve some personal goals as you get your R&R. At Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, everything is targeted toward achieving one’s optimal wellbeing and health.
The resort’s Anantara Balance programme features an eclectic range of fitness and wellness experiences including Muay Thai boxing, private or group mindfulness training, embodiment stretching and pampering face and body treatments on the rooftop deck. Guests can also sign up for holistic experience packages which combine fitness, spa treatments and healthy eating.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, 123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Rd, Tambon Chang Khlan, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, p. +66 53 253 333
Alila Seminyak: Bali
Nestled on the tranquil island of Bali, Alila Seminyak is a seaside haven that marries extravagance with nature-driven minimalistic flair – think bamboo décor and a stunning infinity pool. To add the icing on the cake, a stay at any of the hotel’s suites now comes with six different experiences to help you shed the stress.
Whether it is enjoying a spa reflexology experience, sipping mojitos by the pool, or a romantic dinner for two, these experiences will allow you to unwind thoroughly prior you adapt back into the nine-to-six routine.
Alila Seminyak, Jalan Taman Ganesha No.9 Petitenget,Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Bali 80361, p. +62 361 3021888
Chosen Experiences: Iceland, Bali, Guatemala, South Africa and New Zealand
Brace yourself for a series of outdoor fitness activities with Chosen Experiences such as a sea-kayaking adventures, horse riding sessions as well as learning the fundamentals of archery and trap shooting. Health-conscious guests will also be impressed by the nutritionist-designed menu curated by the Chosen Global Executive Chef in coordination with local farms and fisheries.
Visit the website here: Chosen Experiences
Belmond Road to Mandalay: Myanmar
If you still have the misconception that cruises are exclusive to the elderly, think again. Embark on a mindfulness journey with Belmond Road to Mandalay, where passengers can find their inner peace during the seven-night or three-night voyage departing Mandalay.
Practice Tibetan yoga and meditation with mindfulness veterans Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden in the peaceful indoor Observation Lounge. For those who wish to meditate against the natural backdrop, join the sessions on land in rural pagodas, a botanical garden and under mango trees in Ava. Healthy food and drinks along with spa treatment rooms and fitness equipment are also available to complement the experience.
Belmond Road to Mandalay, p. +845 077 2222
Samahita Retreat: Thailand
Founded by two yoga veterans Paul and Jutima, Samahita Retreat is designed to provide a serene haven for guests to practice balanced and healthy living. Boasting facilities and activities curated for city dwellers who yearn for some much needed TLC, the resort features a yoga shala, a meditation garden, a herbal steam room, a saltwater pool and everything in between.
For those guests who are looking for a hassle-free holiday with a specific goal, sign up for one of the all-inclusive packages with different focuses ranging from yoga, fitness, healthy eating and weight loss. Each package includes accommodation, full programme with a dedicated teacher, buffet meals, fitness amenities as well as cultural and natural beauty excursions.
Samahita Retreat, 55/20-24 Namuang, Na Mueang, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, p. +66 (0) 77 920 090
The Reverie Saigon: Vietnam
Thanks to its 1,200sq-ft sanctuary which boosts ambience with an understated elegance and 10 treatment rooms, The Reverie Saigon is ideal for a whole host of rejuvenation-seeking jet-setters.
Guests should take full advantage of the Haute Ho Chi Minh programme. Aside from the indulgence of embarking on a three-hour shopping spree and enjoying three nights’ of accommodation, visitorss get to recharge during the three spa treatments of their choice in the spectacular spa. Signature treatments include Vietnamese cupping, Thai-style stretching and massage, as well as aromatherapy treatments that combines gentle Swedish and deep-tissue techniques applied with essential oils. Lazy afternoons are best spent in The Reverie Lounge, where afternoon tea is served daily and cocktails and canapés are offered every evening.
The Reverie Saigon, 22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh, p. +84 28 3823 6688