Asia is home to some of the most prominent holistic traditional therapies, some of which have lasted for millennia. Bringing some of these practices to modern day, regions integrate these treatments into wellness retreats to pass down generations of expertise to healthy holiday hunters. From Ayurveda at SwaSwara to plant-based detoxes at The Farm at San Benito, here are some of the best rejuvenating wellness retreats to visit in Asia—all nestled in nature.
A tranquil hideout in Central Java, Mesa Stila is a wellness-oriented resort set amid UNESCO heritage sites and a coffee plantation. The dining menu incorporates traditional Indonesian delights, using locally-grown, organic and sustainably-derived produce. Embark on the immersive retreat programmes which span four categories: ‘Escapism’, ‘Cleansing’, ‘De-stress & Indulgence’, and ‘Fitness & Weight Management’. Feel the charm of the lush Indonesian jungle while embracing the holistic benefits of the retreat.
Prices from US$940 for a two-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
A beachside resort in Southern India, SwaSwara Resort is a relaxation sanctuary for wellness seekers. Set within close proximity of the village of Gokarna, the retreat is nestled amid 26 acres of green lawns, gardens and rolling hills. Treatment programmes include daily yoga, pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation classes, but the main focus of the retreats at SwaSwara are the holistic Ayurvedic therapy sessions.
Prices from US$507 for a three-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
The Farm at San Benito
Located in the nature-clad Philippines, The Farm at San Benito is nestled 90 minutes south of Manila. The wellness sanctuary is renowned for its holistic healing programmes, signature treatments, premium amenities, and nutritious cuisine. Explore the plant-based detox options for a fully-immersive cleanse.
Prices from US$988 for a three-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Adorned with its crystal clear waters, scenic protected wilderness, lush forests, and untouched beaches, Amanoi is the perfect retreat for nature lovers. Mindfulness and meditation are at the core of this luxury retreat, with programmes ranging from TCM immune-boosting immersions to detox itineraries, overlooking the pristine surrounding vegetation.
Prices from US$3,818 for a three-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain
In the mountains of historic Sichuan province, Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is an award-winning luxury wellness retreat in China. Serving an extensive spa menu comprising TCM techniques with modern fare, the retreat embraces local cuisine and Daoism in its cultural heartland for an indulgent unique experience.
Prices from US$669 for a two-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Voted world’s best hotel by Travel + Leisure two years in a row, Nihi Sumba by Chris Burch is a five-star retreat that takes hospitality and wellness to the next level. The extensive wellness programme includes sunrise and sunset yoga by world-renowned Mary Tilson, meditation and immersive spa treatments, to name a few. Whisk yourself away to this far-flung, ultra-luxurious island for an experience to remember.
Prices from US$2,250 for a three-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats