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Five of the best Asian spa experiences

Asia is one of the best places in the world for spa experiences. Here, Secret Retreats present five of their best offerings.

Phu Chai Sai


From natural healing and relaxing spas on the top of the mountain, to yoga retreats by the beach and mindfulness hermitages, these destinations are designed to help replenish your mind, body and soul.


Bamboo Spa, Phu Chai Sai Mountain Resort, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Phu Chai Sai Mountain Resort, meaning ‘Mountain of Clear Heart’, is one of Thailand's first boutique resorts to incorporate natural wellness into the holiday experience. 

At its Bamboo Spa, balance your mind and body in harmony with nature thanks to Thai massages set in an open air sala overlooking the jungle, healing volcanic stones strategically placed on key energy points and facial massages preventing premature ageing.


Hening Swarga


Hening Swarga, Tugu Lombok, Indonesia

Meaning ‘heavenly silence’, the Hening Swarga spa offers head-to-toe treatments, giant Jacuzzi bathtubs and a rooftop yoga and meditation platform boasting 180-degree views of the ocean and surrounding palm trees. 

Select from Pijitan eastern massages or ancient Keputrenan treatments that were traditionally practised in the private quarters of the royal families. 


Wellness Retreats, Aava Resort & Spa, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Enjoy the peace and solitude of Nadan Beach or take in Khanom's coastal culture as you pass by local fishing boats, clear skies, and swaying palm and pine trees.

Experience a hot Thai herbal compress massage that incorporates a full body massage for total relaxation and skin nourishment. Improve your fitness with active Muay Thai boxing sessions, increase your muscle flexibility and blood flow with yoga, or achieve the unique inner calmness that only mindfulness meditation can bring.

Alternatively, a personalised wellness or yoga retreat can be arranged according to your individual needs and length of stay.


Le Passe


Yoga Retreats, Le Passe Temps, Krabi, Thailand

Nestled in Ao Phang Nga, one of the most scenic bays in Southeast Asia, Le Passe-Temps' garden and beach open directly onto a landscape of water, islands and rocky peaks.

The property was designed with nature and relaxation in mind, making it a perfect place to take care of mind, body and soul. Guests can join special six-day/seven-night yoga retreats with Laurène Mauduit this month.


Ayurveda Centre, Neeleshwar Hermitage, Northern Kerala, India

Neeleshwar Hermitage overlooks an unspoilt beach that stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions.

Experience genuine Ayurvedic treatments in the traditional way, in collaboration with the Sahyadri Foundation, one of India's only 100% organic herbal medicine manufacturers.

Nourish your body, mind and soul from inside out with different packages ranging from blissful four-day retreats, seven-to-28-night detox packages, customised yoga programs and stress-busting massages.


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Written by: Traveltalk Magazine
Published: 15 October 2019

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