There’s a lot to love about the festive season however many of us start the new year feeling like we need another holiday to detox and reset after all of the indulgence and non-stop parties. Fortunately, there are a host of resorts offering a range of wellness immersions to refresh your mind, body and spirit in 2019. Here are some luxurious offerings to add to your must-do list.
Anatara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Sri Lanka
There’s no denying Sri Lanka is having a moment, and there’s no better base from which to experience this beautiful South Asian island nation than this tranquil slice of paradise.
Tucked away on a secluded beach on the country’s unspoilt southwest coast, halfway between the city of Galle and Yala National Park, this 21-acre former coconut plantation is barefoot luxury at its finest.
Fringed by coconut palms and inspired by a Sri Lankan plantation house, the resort boasts both the signature Anatara Spa and four seven-day Ayurveda wellness programs, Inner Harmony, Deep Sleep, Natural Weight and A Rebuilding Detox, which include accommodation, meals, activities and spa treatments.
Having just celebrated its 30thanniversary, this tropical Thai resort, set on the shores of the Andaman Sea in Phuket, is an idyllic place to make some positive changes and disconnect from the fast-paced digital world.
The recently refurbished property offers three wellness immersions, for weight management, detox and mindfulness, as well as date-led Group Retreat Experiences, and new wellness menus by international vegan chefs.
Those who visit more for the relaxation then the transformation can take advantage of the suspended swimming pools, the upgraded Aman Spa, water sports, Straw Hat Beach Bar and a new activity space called The Hot Spot, which boasts an outdoor rope-free bouldering climbing wall and a skateboarding half-pipe complete with custom-built skateboards.
Six Senses Fiji
IF the lush green gardens, azure waters and sandy shores don’t immediately win you over, this luxury eco-resort’s commitment to sustainability and wellness soon will.
In fact, wellness is incorporated into every aspect of your stay at the Six Senses Fiji, making it a must-do destination for some self-love.
Located on Malolo Island, a 35-minute direct boat ride from Port Denarau, the resort has a new Wellness Kitchen, which serves up healthy treats like homemade probiotics sourced from the island’s native plants, as well as treats from the gluten-free bakery.
Even happy hour is relatively guilt-free with the pineapple rum made with rosemary vodka and the house-made gin infused with locally sourced and foraged aromatics like lava-lava, bush lemon and kumquat.
Don’t leave the island without a trip to the Six Senses Spa where therapists use traditional Fijian medicinal plants grown in the resort’s garden during treatments.
Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
LOCATED near three UNESCO World Heritage sites and on one of the world’s top 10 beaches, this Vietnamese resort offers a myriad of world-class wellness experiences.
Whether its anti-gravity yoga or a meditation retreat with monks, the seaside Nam Hai, located on Vietnam’s culturally rich coast overlooking the South China Sea, caters for every taste.
For the ultimate wellness indulgence, it is hard to go past the Mother Earth Melodies, an evening experience that begins with a ceremony involving floating candles and a three-course wellness dinner on a candlelit platform underneath the stars.