6 Detox Retreats In Asia That Deliver Lasting Results

Lulling in a little lethargy? We’ve got just the thing to perk you up and have you feeling in high spirits. We’ve rounded up the best detox holidays in Asia to help give your body a boost in the right direction, because let’s get truthful for a moment—when it comes to diets, discipline is key, and we aren’t always that honest with ourselves when it comes to sticking to the rules. That’s why these healthy holidays are just the thing to kick start your fitness regime, leaving you equipped with the skills you need to ensure the new and improved you is here to stay.

Detox, with a side of yoga | Image courtesy of Ananda Spa
Detox, with a side of yoga | Image courtesy of Ananda Spa

Ananda Spa Institute: Yogic Detox (India)

Deep in the Himalayas, the Ananda Spa offers an unrivalled tranquillity and peacefulness. The Yogic Detox, which runs for between seven and 21 nights, boasts a unique balance of hatha yoga, asana and pranayama practice, and a series of meditative classes and breathing exercises to leave you feeling cleansed and harmonised.

An Ayurvedic diet, complimentary wellness and fitness consultations and healthy cooking demonstrations guarantee you will be feeling cleansed both in body and mind, while full access to the spa, plunge pool and sauna add an element of luxury to this serene haven in the Himalayas. Prices start around US$640 per night.

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Detox at daybreak | Image courtesy of Chiva Som
Detox at daybreak | Image courtesy of Chiva Som

Chiva-Som International Health Resort: Weight Management (Thailand)

Hua Hin Island’s award-winning resort and spa boast 54 tasteful yet modest rooms to host guests looking to reboot, recharge and revitalise. With a choice of five, seven, 10 or 14 night stays, the weight management retreat includes a complimentary health and wellness consultation, stretching sessions, fitness assessments and up to nine personal training sessions, depending on the duration of your stay.

Longer retreats also include a healthy cooking class and additional hypoxic training sessions. Run by a team of highly trained professionals, Chiva-Som has earned its stripes, securing its reputation as one of the best health and wellness destinations on the continent. Prices start around US$1,534.

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Purge in paradise | Image courtesy of Kamalaya
Purge in paradise | Image courtesy of Kamalaya

Kamalaya: Ideal Weight (Koh Samui)

Kamalaya translates to ‘lotus realm’—a name truly emblematic of the calming and relaxing experience you’re sure to have at the detox retreat centre in Thailand’s Koh Samui. Running from between seven and 14 nights, this full room and board experience is personalised and tailor-made to fit your every need, focusing on what your body needs most.

You’ll receive a full weight consultation upon arrival and a follow-up to ensure you take the necessary steps going forward upon completion of your stay here, with a fitness analysis to help recommend the right exercises to target specific areas of your body. But it’s not all work and no play: a traditional foot massage, Chinese medicinal session and take-home gift package sweeten the deal and guarantee this place a top spot among Asian detox retreats. Prices start around US$3,310.

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Kick back and cleanse | Image courtesy of Absolute Sanctuary
Kick back and cleanse | Image courtesy of Absolute Sanctuary

Absolute Sanctuary Weight Management: Signature Detoxes (Koh Samui)

At the Absolute Sanctuary, there isn’t an endless list of detox programmes on offer, but it’s not necessary when they focus on a small range of high-quality, result-driven detox packages. With two signature detoxes—the Ultimate Detox or the Living Foods Detox—the latter is recommended for guests who are newer to the detoxification process. Guests are offered a selection of daily green juices, light detox meals, a daily colonic cleanse and unlimited cleansing soups for hydration and re-sustenance.

The carefully monitored fasting programmes are complemented by light Pilates and reformer classes. After a stay of between three and seven nights in the North of Koh Samui Island, guests leave cleansed of toxins and armed with take-home tips for their, new fighting fit life ahead. Prices start around US$1,245.

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There are definitely worse ways to lose weight | Image courtesy of Amatara Resort
There are definitely worse ways to lose weight | Image courtesy of Amatara Resort

Amatara: Amatara Detox (Phuket)

Amatara, situated at the southeast tip of Phuket, is just fifteen minutes drive from Phuket Town, providing you with accessibility to a vibrant atmosphere while still guaranteeing the quiet and restful respite you’d expect from a healthy holiday retreat. One of the best detox retreats, The Amatara Detox package provides you with everything you need to de-stress and detox, and kick-start your lifestyle makeover.

Packages range from three to seven nights and feature colonic sessions, abdominal detox massages to stimulate digestion, and detox supplements, coupled with private yoga classes and an Ayurvedic massage. And if that isn’t enough to cleanse your body, longer stays include facials, manual lymphatic drainage and additional, customisable experiences. Prices start around US$142 per night.

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Detox in style | Image courtesy of Como Shambhala
Detox in style | Image courtesy of Como Shambhala

Como Shambhala Estate: Cleanse (Bali)

Nestled just north of Ubud, Bali, Como Shambhala’s cleanse programme is developed personally for you after a private consultation with a wellness expert. The programme traditionally includes cleansing treatments and massages, and a daily meal plan based on the consultation and your detox needs. Guests have full access to the Como Shambhala pool, sauna and steam room, as well as the option to participate in the daily activities like yoga, pilates and meditation, or for the more energetic, biking, Balinese dance lessons and rock climbing. Programmes range from three to 14 nights, and prices start around US$860 per night.

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Amanda Sheppard

The former Art & Culture editor at Time Out Hong Kong magazine, Amanda is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Asia's world city. Amanda grew up in Asia, loves hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and a day well spent outdoors. Her last holiday sunrise trekking along Indonesian volcanic landscapes gave her a taste of the healthy holiday bug, and she’s been on the lookout for her next great adventure ever since.

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  1. There is also a beautiful wellness sanctuary in Siem Reap, Cambodia called Navutu Dreams Resort. The Resort offers yoga retreats and wellness programs such as Mind Detox, Detox for the Body as well as Yoga Immersions. Guests can combine their visit to Angkor Wat and a wellness retreat where they can recharge and re-energize.

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