New Retreats Around Asia

A resort can be a retreat. Yes, you can go and lounge all day in the sun and indulge all kinds of food and beverage. They can also be a venue for making art, consulting a life coach, purging toxins and raising pillars.

Revitalize the energy within through art, breath, and Reiki
Moving into realms beyond yoga and massage, TIA Wellness Resort is harnessing the power of breath, art, energy healing, and nourishing plant-based cuisine in its new ‘Creative Healing Retreat.’ The four- or seven-night offering is designed to alleviate stress or anxiety and leave guests more vibrant and centered. The private retreat is offered year-round and, on a daily basis, consists of: Reiki, creative art workshops, and breathwork sessions, as well as treatments from massage to sound healing, at the wellness center. The week-long stay includes excursions to local places of spiritual significance, such as a private Tai Chi session in the Marble Mountains. Prices for the four-night retreat starts from USD 2,753++ and a seven-night stay starts at USD 4,353++ (available for single occupancy only). See more here.

Getting out of the grind on the sands of Phuket
From creating stress and anxiety to causing full-blown burnout, multitasking and hustle culture are detrimental to our wellbeing. From September 28 – October 1st, Melia Phuket Mai Khao, a wellness-focused resort on a picturesque stretch of sand on the island of Phuket, is hosting a three-night retreat, The Power of Rest, to help those caught in the grind to pause, relax, and improve their wellbeing. Organized in partnership with ex-athlete, psychologist, and certified Life Coach, Beata Justkowiak, the schedule includes morning reflection practices, workshops, mindful movement classes, well-being treatments and nourishing meals and snacks. Rates start at  approximately USD 1,670 based on single occupancy in a one-bedroom suite with outdoor bathtub. For more information email   

A hot springs detox in the lush countryside of Vietnam
Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion has long attracted wellness-seekers. With natural hot springs coursing through the forested property, the land itself is a wonder all its own. Alba is tapping into its healing waters with five-day Hot Springs Detox Retreats on offer throughout the year. The immersive experience balances movement, from nature walks to yoga; and rest and relaxation, such as massage, Tibetan Sound Bowl sessions, onsen and forest bathing; with detox methods to cleanse and revitalize body and mind. Participants follow the Buchinger fasting method and the program is overseen by a certified Buchinger Fasting Coach from Germany. See more here.

Discover the ‘8 Pillars’ program on a tropical beach in Thailand 

Sister hotels Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi, both luxurious beachfront resorts in southern Thailand, have set aside a number of pool villas for those visitors who wish to combine a leisure vacation with a daily itinerary designed to enrich mind, body and soul — from meditation to Thai boxing, from massage and hydrotherapy to nature trails and sailing lessons —  complemented with a nutritious diet and personal consultations. Banyan Tree’s new Wellbeing Sanctuary program is overseen by Ayurvedic practitioners and is based on the brand’s own “8 Pillars” principle: Dietary Awareness; Physical Vitality; Cultivate the Mind; Sleep & Rest; Harmony with Nature; Learning & Development; Bonding & Connection; and Sustained Practices. Each guest has their own personal itinerary tailor-made to suit their individual goals, and may participate for as many days as they choose.


Jim Sullivan Managing Director
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