Need a complete vacation for the body, mind and soul –one where your weary body recharges while your soul sings in bliss? Wellness resorts around the globe are catering to this need for a wholesome vacation experience with services as exotic as the locations! We have rounded up some of the holistic wellness centers in SE Asia – not far from Singapore- that you can unwind in, before you return –rejuvenated – to the urban jungle again!

The Farm at San Benito, Philippines: Luxury Living plus Life Transformative Services

An eco-luxury medical wellness resort and spa, The Farm is located at a 90-minute drive from Manila, Philippines. Nestled in the heart of a lush green jungle, with fantastic view of the mountains, The Farm is a perfect place to detoxify the body and be one with nature.

The Farm offers holistic programs that promote general well-being and also address specific health issues such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, chronic pain, hormonal imbalance, stress and depression. Well- trained medical doctors, nurses, spa therapists, nutritionists, food experts, fitness coaches and yoga teachers deliver meticulously planned health programs for the guests. Besides Detox Cleansing, Weight Management, Stress Reduction and Revitalization programs, guests can also enjoy non-invasive aesthetic beauty & anti-ageing services. With the help of tried and tested programs such as hydrotherapy and a wholesome diet regimen; The Farm will nurture you to good health and nourish your body and soul!

Combining wellness services with luxury living, The Farm offers a selection of elegant yet luxurious villas.  This year, it has added more premium villas including the majestic Mahogany Villas and the classic Bamboo Villas for its guests. Founded in 2002, The Farm’s world-class facilities and services have made it a recipient of many prestigious international accolades, including ‘The Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World.’ For more info, email info@thefarm.com.ph or reservations@thefarm.com.ph.

Chiva-Som International Health Resort Hua Hin, Thailand – Haven For Life

Chiva-Som Thailand is Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort and destination spa with the philosophy of “wellness with heart.” With an aim to re-energize and revitalize the body, mind and spirit of its guests, optimal wellness services are delivered through personalized holistic programs by caring and trained staff members. The beachfront wellness resort offers to its guests a pot-pouri of over 200 treatments, therapies and activities backed by know-how from both the East and the West.

Here, you can treat yourself to 100 per cent natural LPG facials that use non-invasive, non-aggressive mechanical skin stimulation technique, at the recently refurbished Niranlada Medi-Spa. Fitness enthusiasts can also enjoy the innovative MOTR training- a multi-functional, core trainer enhancement for Pilates using a foam roller.  

With its high standards of service, exquisitely furnished rooms and suites, fine dining restaurants and last but not the least its Health & Wellness Centre, Chiva-Som remains one of the most acclaimed and awarded wellness resorts in Asia. Chiva-Som was the ‘Top ranked Asian Spa in Top 20 Destination Spas’- Conde Nast Traveler The Readers’ Travel Awards 2018 (UK). As 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of Chiva-som, guests can expect celebratory events, promotions and product offerings. For more information contact reservation@chivasom.com or visit: www.chivasom.com

Song Saa Private Island, Aun Island, Cambodia – Spa with no Walls

Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia offers a truly out-of-the-world wellness experience. Backed by the Buddhist tradition of metta bhavana meaning loving kindness, the services are therapeutic, promoting stillness of the mind.  Here, you can pamper yourself in one of the many sanctuaries that offer a unique spa experience for 5 or 7 nights. Treatments take place nestled in nature and the tranquil atmosphere quietens the humdrum of the mind, bringing an inner peace and calmness, besides detoxifying the body.  The emphasis is for you to find inner balance as the key to total well-being.

Treatments include but are not limited to de-stressing and relaxing facials, massages extending to wellness treatments, yoga, meditation and even Khmer cooking classes. Each visit starts with a consultation session and customized to the individual’s needs and preference. Song Saa practitioners include traditional Khmer therapists, internationally trained well being experts, yogis, reiki masters and meditation gurus who are skilled in ancient therapies as well as in the modern, innovative ones. The spa products are derived from nature too, handcrafted by Cambodia’s best artisans using wild local ingredients.

Song Saa is the answer if you are looking to escape into a natural world of calmness and serenity. Find out more at https://www.songsaa.com/en/experiences/wellness

COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia – Retreat for Change

The COMO Shambhala Estate, located near Ubud, Bali offers a holistic, 360-degree approach to wellness. With resident experts that include a yoga teacher, pilates teacher, Ayurvedic doctor and dietician, the estate offers signature treatments to revitalize the body and mind. Como Shambhala offers targeted Wellness Programmes- Cleanse, Be Active, Ayurvedic and Bespoke, in three nights retreats or more to guests who are keen. The immersive wellness programmes here are tailor made for the guests, with a personal assistant taking care of every little detail. Meals are nutritionally balanced and a state-of-the-art gym and outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing offer a rounded health & fitness regime.

Situated in lush green jungle with the rumbling Ayung River close by, COMO Shambhala Estate is a residential ‘retreat for change’ in the heart of nature. When you leave the estate after a wonderful, relaxing stay, you will be carrying the transformative practices with you to help you make positive changes for life! To learn more, visit https://www.comohotels.com/en/comoshambhalaestate/wellness/wellness-programmes

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