Forget that binge holiday. Try one of these wellness retreats instead and return home rejuvenated.
ANANTARA SI KAO RESORT IN THAILAND
Great for: Those seeking a focused fitness and weight loss programme
Steer clear if you’re expecting relaxing massages or a quick fix. The resort’s Fitness & Weight Loss Retreat promises long-term health benefits – but not without commitment and eﬀort on your part. The three- to seven-day programme kicks oﬀ with a daily two-hour workout on the beach (including a high-intensity interval training circuit) designed to improve strength and mobility, while afternoons are reserved for seminars on strategic nutrition, wellness coaching and managing a fitness plan. The days end with more conditioning classes and dinners. At the end of the retreat, participants will take home a customised and realistic health plan. Two sessions are available, from May 20 to 27 and from June 17 to 24; prices start from 18,200 baht (roughly S$699) for a three-day retreat. All packages include accommodation, airport transfers and meal arrangements.
For more information, visit www.anantara.com/wellness/retreats.aspx.
SIX SENSES CON DAO IN VIETNAM
Great for: Those open to the idea of alternative healing
More than just physical transformations, the series of wellness treatments and sessions oﬀered here also promise mental and emotional improvements. These are curated by a selected group of holistic experts, and feature enhanced treatments and alternative techniques. Holistic healer Nimisha Rattan – who endorses “self-healing through self-awareness” – for example, oﬀ ers Ayurvedic massages, and chakra balancing and reiki sessions, while reiki master Martin Fildes uses his specialised method of energy healing and chakra balancing to address issues such as stress management and weight loss. All visiting practitioners oﬀer private consultations at the resort’s spa and conduct weekly wellness activities, all of which guests at the hotel have complimentary access to.
For more information on the experts’ schedules and programmes, visit www.sixsenses.com/resorts/con-dao/spa.
THE DHARA DHEVI IN CHIANG MAI
Great for: Those who prefer something more straightforward
Mental and physical detoxes are the name of the game with The Dhara Dhevi’s repertoire of wellness packages, which include Juice Cleanse Retreat, Stress Management Retreat and Weight Management Retreat. Instead of short-term solutions, these are meant as the first step to readjusting one’s lifestyle. Participants in the Stress Management Retreat, for instance, will learn natural stress-relieving techniques and be given a follow-up programme in addition to a selection of therapy treatments and bespoke fitness sessions, while the Weight Management Retreat will help reboot a sluggish metabolism with a tailor-made fitness programme that includes lifestyle and diet improvements as well as detoxifying treatments. The mentioned packages are available until October 2016. Prices start from 56,800 baht for the three-day Juice Cleanse Retreat, which comes with accommodation for one in a Colonial Suite, meal arrangements, personalised treatments, wellness classes and more.
For more information, visit www.dharadhevi.com/en/Spa-Wellness.