Get away, but get healthy at the same time
The rage: Surfing and its offshoots such as stand-up paddleboarding have been making waves in the travel industry, attracting a tribe of explorers ready to trade ritzy hotel rooms for wave-rocking experiences and healthy local food. As a result, we’re seeing more chic resorts combining watersports with wellness programs to hit the sweet spot.
Hop on the bandwagon... at the chic W Retreat Koh Samui, where you’re welcomed with neon-colored cushions and pop art décor. Surfers can knock themselves out in the fully-equipped water sports and activity center, or head to W Beach, which boasts one of the best kitesurfing spots in Thailand.
Simmer down... with a 120-minute Thaimazcal Program ($1,120) at Away Spa, the first Mexican Temazcal-inspired herbal sauna in Asia with deliciously named body scrubs such as “Berry Colada” and “Banana Mojito.” Rates start from $23,670, accommodates four. 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Thailand, +(66) 77-915-999, wretreatkohsamui.com