Get away, but get healthy at the same time

HK Magazine - - PAGE 3 -

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, wre­

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