Retreats to improve your fitness and health.
Revivo Wellness Resort, Bali
If the lack of beauty rest has been taking a toll on your health, go straight for the Sleep Well Retreat at Revivo Wellness Resort, located amid the hills of south Bali and a lush teak tree forest. The goal of the three-day programme is to combat health imbalances, such as high blood pressure, poor blood circulation and stress that might be causing your sleep issues. Expect indulgent aromatic massages, ayurverdic treatment, coupled with relaxing hammock yoga, tai chi and breathing classes. Sip on detox beverages throughout the day and fuel up on nourishing grub prepared based on meal plans that expert nutritionists will design for you. By the end of the retreat, you’ll be returning home rejuvenated, well-rested and armed with useful tips to practice healthier sleeping habits.
The 3-night Sleep Well Retreat starts from US$2,094. www.revivoresorts.com
Como Uma Canggu, Bali
Regardless of your fitness level, you’ll have no issues filling your day up with a variety of yoga, pilates reformer and TRX classes at Como Shambhala Retreat, the dedicated wellness centre at Como Uma Canggu in Bali. Take advantage of the stunning facilities by arranging for a private yoga class on the penthouse pool deck. Gym junkies will love the fullyequipped gym, which comes with Crossfit stations for those keen to amp up their workout with functional exercises. Fancy a customised workout to meet your fitness goals? On-site personal trainers are also available upon request.
Rates at Como Shambhala Retreat start from US$750 per night. www.comohotels.com/en/umacanggu
The Sanchaya, Bintan
A mere 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore, The Sanchaya in Bintan is a slice of paradise for anyone looking to disconnect from the world and renew their mind, body and soul. Take in stunning views of the azure-blue ocean as you flow through your asanas at the beachside yoga pavilion or pick up basic archery skills on the perfectly manicured lawn. What’s unique to this luxury resort is a series of residencies that includes fitspirational personal trainers who will host complimentary talks and classes for in-house guests. From Jan 7 to 14, be prepared for an itinerary of sweaty morning HIIT workouts and afternoon stretching sessions with pilates expert Rosie Gregory.
Room rates start from $740 per night. www.thesanchaya.com
Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia
Less than 15 minutes by speedboat from the Cambodian coast, the new Alila Villas Koh Russey checks out for the ultimate tranquil getaway. On the wellness front, you can bliss out on an extensive menu of spa treatments that incorporate local ingredients such as aloe vera, Khmer herbs and spices, and coconut oil. With a fully equipped gym and complimentary yoga and Tai Chi classes daily, you won’t have qualms about missing a workout. And if you’re up for an adventure off the private island, the hotel’s concierge can arrange for you to go highland trekking in the famous Bokor National Park.
Room rates start from US$375 per night. www.alilahotels.com/kohrussey
Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary Phuket, Phuket
If you seek a slower-paced retreat to counter the stressors of urban life, check into Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary Phuket. Besides enjoying award-winning spa treatments in the privacy of your own villa, you’ll get to pick from 50 different fitness and wellness activities every week. Think Muay Thai combat, posture alignment classes, seaside treks and sound meditation sessions, plus expert tips on massage techniques to soothe weary muscles. For those who prefer a goal-oriented programme, the resort offers four curated itineraries including Balanced Fitness and Urban Detox. Alternatively, guests can get an in-depth consultation upon arrival for a customised recommendation.
Room rates start from US$750 per night. www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/spa-sanctuary-phuket