Relax and recharge with yoga at these amazing destinations.
A holiday that offers an overall experience for the mind, body and soul sounds like just the sort of trip we’re looking for. Here are five stunning locations in Asia that fit the bill.
L’ALYANA NINH VAN BAY
Where: Ninh Hoa, Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
What: A secluded paradise in romantic Ninh Van Bay, L’Alyana is hidden in the hills for travellers seeking a serene escape off the beaten path. Facing the tranquil blue sea, the one- and two-bedroom pool villas come with butler services. The resort also offers plenty of activities so you’ll never get bored.
Yoga: Complimentary beginner-friendly classes are organised twice a week, and held at various locations within the resort.
PHUM BAITANG RESORT
Where: Sangkat Svaydangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
What: Nestled within lush gardens and paddy ﬁelds, you can opt to stay in a traditional Cambodian-style onebedroom terrace or pool villa. Spend your time feasting on delicious local-inspired meals and sipping cocktails at sunset.
Yoga: Experience the foundational aspects of yoga – either in a group or privately in your villa. Tai chi classes are also available if that’s more up your alley.
VILLA HALE MALIA
Where: Samsara, Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
What: Hale Malia is one of the private villas within the cliff -front Samsara Estate – expect a spectacular ocean view. On one side is a beautiful terrace with a built-in area for barbecues, and on the other, an expansive sun deck framing an inﬁnity pool. With an on-site villa concierge and team of staff , you know you’ll be well taken care of.
Yoga: There are different types of classes, with the most popular being ashtanga, that are held upon request at the seaside yoga pavilion.
BELMOND JIMBARAN PURI
Where: Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
What: At the tip of Jimbaran Bay lies this luxury resort. Guests can stay in garden cottages or pool villas that sit on one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy the calming sights of lotus pools, and stroll through fragrant tropical ﬂower gardens. On sunny afternoons, cool off at the large free-form swimming pool with uninterrupted views of the ocean.
Yoga: Classes include hatha and power yin yoga in the garden by the beach. Private classes may be requested at any time.
ANANTARA LAWANA KOH SAMUI RESORT
Where: Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand
What: Anantara Lawana is at the quiet northern end of Chaweng Beach, one of Koh Samui’s most famous coastlines. The spacious accommodation features oversized bathtubs and modern tropical decor. The beachside inﬁnity-edge pool and tree-top dining are just some of the highlights at this property.
Yoga: Tailor-made hatha classes can be conducted in the comfort of your room, on the beach or in the garden.
The properties can be booked via travel website The Luxe Nomad. Visit www.theluxenomad.com for more information.
TEXT ZARELDA MARIE GOH PHOTOS THE LUXE NOMAD