Feeling burnt out? Being stressed out and overworked is common in Hong Kong. The ‘work hard, play hard’ mentally often leaves us exhausted by Friday, only to be faced with a weekend of busy social commitments with friends and family. This is why it is so important to pencil in some downtime in your jam-packed schedule to recuperate, catch up on sleep and give your mind and body some much needed TLC. We are spoilt for choice for health and wellness retreats that are just hours away, from the beautiful beaches of Thailand, to the lush rainforest in the Philippines, there is something for everyone’s taste and budget. The best part is these days you can tailor make any program to suit your needs weather you want to detox, practise yoga, meditate or just do nothing. Our friends at Flight Centre has given us a list of their best picks covering everything from yoga, detox programs and retreats.
PAMPER: Fusion Maia, Danang
Fusion Maia is the newest luxurious 5 -star resort to be build in Danang. The resort boost the largest spa in the whole of Central Vietnam and combines luxury with healthy living elegantly. The treatments and therapies at Fusion Maia are based on a seven-principle guideline on how to achieve a balanced lifestyle and offers everything from nutrition to aromatherapy to facilitate mental, emotional and physical well-being so you can be pampered in luxury.
PAMPER: Viceory Bali
Spend blissful nights in a luxurious pool villa and awake daily to your choice of a-la-carte breakfast, lounge all day by the pool and at the end of the day, witness dusk falling over the valley as you sip on a daily cocktail special. During your stay, take advantage of their wellness packages which includes a two-hour spa treatment, yoga class, and high tea. This is the ideal package to unwind, do nothing and just escape from urban life.
DETOX: Chivasom, Hua Hin Thailand
To help combat the signs of ageing caused by stress and living in a city, this award-winning retreat in Hua Hin, offers an “Eternal Youth” retreat, which involves non-invasive laser treatment, micro-invasive cosmetic surgery and anti-aging medicine so get beautiful and relaxed at Chivasom. There are no needles here!
DETOX: The Farm, San Benito Philippines
For the detox dieters, this retreat is for you. Its a little further away from the city, so be prepared for over an hour drive to the outskirts of Manila. They serve only healthy vegan or juice food so its the perfect place to detox, flush out all your toxins with colonics, do a liver cleanse, stick to your strictly vegan diet or juice-fasting diet in this peaceful and green sanctuary. You will leave a few kilos lighter, and a newfound appreciation for tasty vegan food and coconut which they seem to use for everything here.
YOGA: Shreyas Retreat, Bangalore India
For those in need of some serious ‘me’ time, head for Shreyas Retreat in Bangalore, India where you can pray like in Eat, Love, Pray without having to clean the floors. Shreyas offers traditional ashram style living and a host of activities like daily yoga, meditation sessions, chanting classes in a luxurious environment. They only serve vegetarian food and has a strictly no alcohol policy. Take a ‘silent retreat’ designed to help you take a step back, re-prioritise and realign your life goals and introspectively find that sense of calm. A great place place to meditate and get balanced.
YOGA: Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui
For those who love yoga, Absolute Sanctuary is the place for you. Its a stunning Moroccan-inspired boutique hotel located 10 minutes away from the airport on a hill with a stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand on the Cheong Mon Peninsula. With an international cast of yoga gurus running yoga classes, programs, workshops everyday, you’re in expert hands to get that core strengthened in no time! Note that you would have to pay for classes at prices that are just slightly less than what you would pay in Hong Kong.
Unique Spas and Retreats is a travel experience focused on health and relaxation. At Flight Centre, our highly experienced and passionate travel consultants will carefully design a lifestyle holiday to your individual needs. Whether it is for detoxification, wellness yoga or just to relax and unwind, we will always go out of our way to find you the perfect trip at a great price. Talk to our Health and Wellness experts today and take off on that holiday you need to give your body a boost!
Flight Centre – Health & Wellness