Now more than ever, a combination of good physical and mental health is fundamental to achieving an overall healthy lifestyle. Prestige curates a list of four health and wellness resorts in Thailand that will have you feeling like a new person.
Kamalaya, Koh Samui
Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, ancient boulders, and cascading streams, and overlooking an idyllic lagoon with white sand beaches, Kamalaya offers a unique concept in holistic holidays. Celebrating 15 years this year, it integrates healing therapies from the East and West, inspired healthy cuisine, naturally elegant accommodation, and holistic fitness and customised wellness programmes for a synergistic experience that helps you reconnect to life’s potential and achieve your own optimal well-being. Their 17 holistic wellness programmes, which span anywhere from three days to two weeks, range from Detox and Ideal Weight, to Anti- Stress & Burnout, Embracing Change, Enriched Gut, and the recently introduced Immunity and Resilience. In addition, the Shakti Fitness Centre, herbal steam cavern, relaxation pools and swimming pools all offer additional facilities for nurturing body, mind and spirit, while the healthy, inspired cuisine is a fusion of Eastern and Western culinary traditions using fresh, tropical produce.
Tucked away in the tranquil Cape Panwa, the luxurious Amatara Wellness Resort offers breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea, spacious and stylish rooms set amidst a tropical setting, signature health and wellness programmes, and delicious organic cuisine. In addition to their comprehensive wellness retreat programmes, there are four new introductory Mini Wellness Journeys to choose from. Designed around key 2020 wellness trends – longevity, boosting immunity and emotional well-being – they are set into all-inclusive three-day, two-nights packages that are ideal for that perfect short break. The mini journeys include ‘Intro to Detox’, which gives you a chance to cleanse toxins out of your body, boost your energy, and improve your digestive system, and includes a specific detox diet plan and supportive treatments such as Chi Nei Tsang and Colonic Hydrotherapy. Learn the ‘Art of Slow Life’ to reduce stress and rebalance your wellbeing through destressing treatments and re-energising activities such as journal writing, private meditation, and culinary classes focused on detox cuisine.
RAKxa, which in Thai means to “cherish, heal and conserve”, takes its inspiration from the tranquility and simplicity of its location. Set on the protected jungle-clad island of Bang Krachao, in the midst of the Chao Phraya River, this new wellness destination integrates renowned Eastern healing disciplines blended with Western modern science to create an innovative wellness experience. The unique RAKxa experience curates personalised three-to-fourteen-day programmes based on real results using cutting-edge technology. It begins at home and carries on long after you leave, charting a complete blueprint of your health that enables certified medical doctors and holistic therapists prescribe a precise treatment. Programmes span all corners of health and wellness issues with titles such as Gut Health, Immunity Booster, Weight Management, Facial Solution and De- Stress. Completing the wellness journey is a high-tech medical gym with Olympic athlete training equipment, hydrothermal spa facilities, an anti-inflammatory food philosophy, a cleansing tea lounge, and an enticing menu of workshops and activities.
Chiva-Som, Hua Hin
Chiva-Som, which means ‘Haven of Life’, is a pioneer in the Thai health and wellness industry. For the last 25 years it’s been one of the premier destinations in the world for transformative programmes that unify mind, body and spirit, and help people establish balance in their lives. Spread out across a large expanse of Hua Hin beachfront, the 54 rooms and suites – set amid verdant gardens – have recently been renovated to enhance each guest’s overall wellness experience. With a focus on a holistic approach to health, the programmes are created with your personal goals in mind, and are based on six wellness modalities: spa, holistic health, fitness, physiotherapy, nutrition and aesthetic beauty. A range of specialised retreat packages are also on offer, such as Cell Vitality; created by naturopathic doctors to offer support to those who are in remission or have recovered from cancer. Other retreats include Cranial Relief, Sustainable Slimming, Emotional Wellbeing, Tension Release, and The Art of Detox.