5 Luxury Wellness Retreats In South East Asia For A Last-Minute Lunar New Year Escape

Starting on January 25th 2020, Lunar New Year falls earlier than usual this year—which means plenty of us are a little unprepared and last-minute in our plans for the holiday. If you’re looking to get away for a fit-tastic holiday or a long spa weekend, we have you covered: these five luxury wellness retreats in South East Asia are an easy flight, close to the airport and offer long and short retreat programmes to suit any length of time. Check out our top picks of last-minute Lunar New Year escapes—and discover the exclusive Compare Retreats perk you get with each of them…

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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Just outside of Nha Trang, Vietnam on the Hon Heo Peninsula, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is an easy escape for a short-notice long weekend. Offering retreats in fitness, sleep, yoga and detox, retreat programmes range from three to seven nights and include wellness activities to help you in your chosen area such as personalised fitness sessions, Flying Yoga and Yoga Nidra, guided meditation, and spa therapies like massages, acupuncture and facials. Plus, when you book with us, get a complimentary room upgrade to give your stay an extra luxe feel.

Prices start from US$1,278 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Samahita

For a mindful escape to reset yourself mentally over the Lunar New Year, head to Koh Samui’s southern coast and check into Samahita. Take long walks on the resort’s pristine beach, and immerse yourself in yoga, pranayama and functional fitness activities. Retreats run for three to 10 nights and include full-board vegetarian Thai cuisine that will feed your body and soul, leaving you feeling lighter mentally and physically. As an added perk, book with Compare Retreats and get an additional 60-minute spa treatment with your stay. 

Prices start from US$459 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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The Oberoi Bali

One of the most-loved locations around the globe for a holistic wellness escape, Bali is the place to go for a little R&R—and The Oberoi Bali offers an ultra-luxe experience. Perched beachside in a quiet corner of the boutique Seminyak neighbourhood, the resort offers a quiet escape surrounded by lush tropical gardens in one of Bali’s most vibrant areas. The three-night spa retreat here includes daily breakfast, a private yoga session, a massage at the spa, and a three-course dinner at the on-site Kura Kura restaurant—plus, when you book with Compare Retreats, you’ll get complimentary sunset cocktails for two to really relax in style.

Prices start from US$1,870 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Anantara Angkor

Explore Siem Reap as you’ve never seen it before with Anantara Angkor, and get fighting fit while you’re at it. A 15-minute drive from the airport, this resort is the ultimate quick weekend getaway. With seven different spa pathways to choose from, and fitness activities like Khmer boxing, Nia dancing, and temple runs through the ancient archaeological Angkor Wat complex, you’ll find your cultural curiosities and restless legs both satisfied with an immersive Cambodian wellness experience. 

Prices on request | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Absolute Sanctuary

If one of your post-Christmas goals was to shed a little weight, then Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui is the place. Renowned internationally for its effective weight loss and detox programmes, it’s been recognised by big names like Conde Nast Spa Traveller and Asia Spa for its diet retreats. The Signature Detox, a four, six, or eight-night programme, includes a full menu of tailored meals and juices, along with detox therapies like Pilates, colon hydrotherapy, liver flush, and lymphatic drainage massages. Book with Compare Retreats, and get an exclusive extra 60-minute spa treatment during your stay at this tropical jungle escape.

Prices start from US$1,395 | Book now on Compare Retreats

Rebecca Cairns

Editor & CCO

Hong Kong-based Rebecca Cairns is the editor for Compare Retreats, and has formerly written on travel and wellness with Hong Kong Tatler and The Culture Trip. As a NASM-certified personal trainer, Becca is interested in all things fitness. An avid runner, she enjoys running 5K, 10K and 21K races and is currently training for her first marathon. When she's not travelling, she's planning her next trip, taking hikes to the beach or scribbling away in boutique coffee shops. You can follow her travels on Instagram @jetsetcreate.

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