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5 wellness retreats to embark on

Because we’re celebrating Global Wellness Day this week.

1. Alila Perfect 10

Alila’s four Balinese hotels will be organising wellness retreats for visitors to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying uplifting spa treatments across five nights. Starting the first night with a stay at Alila Seminyak, wake up to awe-inspiring views of the ocean before indulging in healthy yet delicious local cuisine. After which, enjoy a relaxing stay at Alila Ubud, set on a hill high above the Ayung River. Its peaceful environment is sure to give you plenty of time for reflection. The next two nights will be held at Alila Manggis on the east coast. Popular for offering memorable cultural and lifestyle experiences, the retreat will include an opportunity for guests to enjoy a private group cooking lesson to prepare and cook authentic Indonesian dishes using only fresh ingredients. The wellness retreat then concludes at Alila Villas Uluwatu that promises first-class treatment with beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. The wellness retreat is available for bookings of at least 10 guests and will run till the end of 2017.


2. Aman Private Jet Expedition – South Asia

This 16-day Private Jet experience by Aman, designed to restore a sense of peace and invigorate the mind, spirit and body, will be run across eight Aman resorts in China, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka. Happening from October 8-24, this South Asia expedition for a group of eight comprises a curated itinerary that includes guided tours, educational activities such as a calligraphy lesson, a fire meditation experience, camel and jeep safaris, a nature walk in a Sri Lankan village and more. We guarantee you’ll be well taken care of at each of the properties under Aman’s portfolio, which includes Amankora Thimphu and Paro in Bhutan, Amandayan in Lijiang, China, Amanbagh in Alwar, India and Amanwella in Tangalle, Sri Lanka.


3. Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket is roping in world-renowned traditional healer, Master Jason Chan, on its exclusive five-day wellness experience from July 6-10. Part of its Sense of Wellness programme, the package is available for guests staying at the signature pool villas or grand two-bedroom pool villas, and features two special healing session by the master himself as a highlight. Start the retreat with a naturopathic health consultation and a traditional healing kit. After which, indulge in an in-villa aroma bath post-dinner for complete relaxation. The rest of the programme will include guided lessons in yoga, Thai boxing and pilates, as well as healthy cooking and handicraft workshops, all to restore the mind, body and spirit. Oh and do remember to indulge in the resort’s award-winning spa treatments too.


4. Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Tap on the beauty secrets of Moroccan women at the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech. In collaboration with Morocco’s first skincare brand marocMaroc, the hotel is offering the Berber Beauty by marocMaroc wellness accommodation package, available till end of September, that aims to rejuvenate guests throughout their stay. The package reinterprets Berber beauty techniques and ingredients, including the hamman, to present guests with a range of therapies to ensure guests leave glowing with vitality. Enjoy the peaceful oasis setting of the property along with five-star hospitality and service, while enjoying unlimited use of the hotel’s spa facilities, as well as a hammam and massage experience by marocMaroc. You’ll probably never want to leave.


5. The Residence, Maldives

This one is one that the men will enjoy too. The Residence, Maldives has a range of specialised treatments for men at The Spa by Clarins. There’s a facial for men that makes use of the medicinal properties of bison grace extract to erase signs of fatigue, energise cells and tone blood vessels. There’s also the Travel Reviver, which combines a massage that helps relieve stress-related tension, and a Clarins skin facial. Not to mention that the spa itself is a haven of tranquility that overlooks the soothing lagoon waters and beautiful coral reefs. It’s also a great spot for over-water meditation and yoga classes so do sign up when you’re there. And if you feel you still want more after your experience in Maldives, well, why not fly on to The Residence in Mauritius? It also has something to offer.