As the old adage goes: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” What we’re trying to say is – don’t be like Jack. Take some time out of your hectic work schedules, and plan a therapeutic retreat to reward yourself for all the effort you’ve put in. I mean, even machines have to take a break sometime! Being in a stressful work environment without taking time out to rejuvenate your mind and body can lead to the onset of many health issues. Thus, having a short getaway is not just nice, but also necessary for your wellbeing.
But deciding to get away from your everyday work life and deciding where to go is two separate matters. Well, let HealthLoco help you in this decision-making process, providing information on the 5 most stress-free and therapeutic countries in Asia.
If all you’re looking for is a short getaway, then you may want to consider a quick retreat to the Tempat Senang Spa Resort in Batam. Set in a peaceful and tranquil backdrop of tropical gardens, the Tempat Senang Spa Resort exudes a certain rustic quality that is sure to set your mind at ease as you enjoy the rest of your stay. Full-day packages are available at the retreat, which includes 6 spa treatments, and an Indonesian lunch, which is certainly value for money.
Tempat Senang Spa Resort, KK Indah Puri Kav No. 15, Patam Lestari, Sekupang, Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29400, Indonesia, p.
Absolute Sanctuary Koh Samui
If yoga is your thing, you might want to slot a trip to Koh Samui’s Absolute Sanctuary into your planner. This retreat, touted as one of Thailand’s best, comprises of a yoga centre with two studios, and holds a number of yoga workshops hosted by a few world-famous yoga teachers. Situated on top of a hill with a scenic bird’s eye view of the surrounding sea, this is one resort that will get you relaxed at the drop of a hat. The programmes offered come in a few different packages, with as many daily classes as you like, coupled with delightful massages and delicious meals.
Absolute Sanctuary, 88 Moo 5 Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand.
For a culturally rich yet spiritually restorative retreat, India’s Amanbagh resort hits all the right spots. Planted far from prying eyes and the incessant buzz of people going about their daily lives, this Indian resort has its programmes steeped in Ayurvedic medicine. Packages range from a four day to a twenty-one days programme, and engages in treatments from the world of ancient medicine, cultural activities and even group outings. There’s even a Purify programme for those under the 21-day package to help you detox your body and boost your body functions.
Amanbagh Resort, Ajabgarh, Village Alwar, District Rajasthan 301027
One of the more well-known wellness retreats on this list, Como Shambhala has for a long time been a traditional retreat for the rich, famous and health-conscious, and looks to continue being so in the time to come. Como Shambhala takes a strong holistic approach when it comes to well being, not only seeking to rejuvenate the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Signature massages, therapies and beauty treatments are all standard fare, not to mention the healthy and nutritious meals they provide. Furthermore, activities such as hiking, climbing, cycling and more are also offered.
Como Shambhala, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Ubud, p.
5. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Talalla Retreat is unique amongst the entries in this list. This boutique resort, situated by one of Sri Lanka’s more peaceful beaches, comprises of not one, but two different fitness retreats. Firstly, in the yoga package, you’ll get morning and evening yoga classes, workshops, meditation sessions and meals 3 times daily over the span of six days. Alternatively, you can also choose to sign up for the surf retreat, and have lessons with a surf coach, inclusive of theory and video feedback sessions, while having your accommodations and meals covered.
Talalla Retreat, Tangalle Road, Sampaya House,Talalla 81170, Sri Lanka