The festive Christmas season may be over, but Lunar New Year is right around the corner. Falling on January 25th this year, the two weeks of celebrations will bring in the Year of the Rat. Whether you’re looking for a long weekend of R&R, a family trip or a second shot at implementing your ‘New Year, New Me’ intentions, a tropical escape might be just the ticket to get your year off to a great start. Check out some of our favourite luxury wellness retreats for a warm winter getaway over Chinese New Year to recharge and prepare for a new year.
Mindfulness & Relaxation Immersion: Amanoi
Set across nearly 30,000-hectares of pristine waterfront national parkland, Amanoi boasts a private beach, proximity to an idyllic fishing village, and uninterrupted views of the sand and sea from its pavilions, villas and residences. Its Mindfulness and Relaxation immersion, available for three to 21 nights, is inclusive of accommodation and all meals throughout your stay. Packages also include an in-depth wellness consultation before, during and after your retreat, as well as two to three specialist treatment sessions and a daily spa treatment.
Prices start from US$5,140 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Revive Retreat: Song Saa Private Island
This eco-conscious private island reserve offers the perfect combination of laid back charm and luxury, with its sustainably sourced exteriors and soft furnishings blending seamlessly into its surroundings. Five-night Revive retreats are inclusive of a spa consultation, three massages, one body treatment and facial, as well as yoga, meditation sessions and a monk blessing. There’s also a two-hour Khmer cooking class available to join, for those looking to recreate their own slice of paradise back home. Packages are inclusive of breakfast and accommodation, while all-inclusive options are available to guests looking for a comprehensive retreat experience.
Prices start from US$5,560 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Vigour & Vitality Detox: The Farm at San Benito
If ‘healthy eating’ was one of your New Year’s resolutions, this is the retreat for you. Situated just south of Manila, The Farm at San Benito is a boutique wellness property that holds holistic healing at its very core. All-inclusive Vigour and Vitality packages are inclusive of accommodation, fitness and nutrition assessment, daily vegan detox meals and juices, access to a wide range of scheduled fitness and movement classes and access to the resorts water suite. Retreats are also inclusive of a wide range of treatments, including aura cleanses and energy infusion sessions.
Prices start from US$988| Book now on Compare Retreats
Discover COMO Shambhala: COMO Cocoa Island
Escape the frenetic pace of city life and immerse yourself in laidback island vibes at COMO Cocoa Island. Recently reopened after ten months of refurbishments, the fresh-faced resort’s signature wellness retreat package from COMO Shambhala offers a destressing wellness package that includes yoga, a spa treatment, and water sports like UV night snorkelling, sunset fishing and catamaran sailing. Dining on COMO Shambhala’s wellness cuisine and watching sunsets over the Maldivian island shores, you’ll be feeling relaxed in no time.
Prices start from US$6,117| Book now on Compare Retreats
Reboot Programme: Thanyapura
If you’re looking to ramp up your fitness levels in the new year, there’s no better place than Thanyapura, a sports training and fitness retreat centre in Phuket, Thailand. Its Reboot programmes, which run for between three and 10 nights, are inclusive of an inhouse nutrition programme, doctor and nutrition consultations, a private fitness assessment and wellness advisor consultations, and three personal training sessions. Power yoga and massages help body and mind heal, while guests will also be given a takeaway food programme to help them keep the good work up long after Chinese New Year.
Prices start from US$2,295 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Spa Wellbeing: Chiva-Som Health Resort
Wellness isn’t only about hitting the gym and amping up your activity levels; it can also mean taking time out to relax, recharge and reset body and mind. Chiva-Som offers guests the chance to do just that, with its Spa Wellbeing programmes. Choose from between a three and 14-night stay, with packages inclusive of accommodation, individual health and wellness consultations, three nourishing meals throughout your stay, physical and skin consultations, and your choice of daily spa treatments.
Prices start from US$3,059 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Mind Detox Retreat: Amatara Wellness Resort
If prioritising your mental health is one of your goals for 2020, then treat yourself to a mind detox led by a team of skilled professionals this Lunar New Year. Situated in one of Phuket’s quieter corners, Cape Panwa, Amatara Wellness Resort overlooks the tranquil Andaman Sea. Mind Detox Retreats are inclusive of accommodation, three nourishing daily meals (or a pre-arranged detox programme), individual wellness consultations on arrival and departure, a traditional Hammam journey, detoxifying massages, two meditation sessions and take-home self-care guide, among others.
Prices start from US$1,521 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Relaxing Holiday Retreat: Fivelements
Looking for an escape to reconnect with a partner and amp up the romance this year? This luxury eco-resort in the beautiful spiritual heartland of Bali is an award-winning retreat haven perfect for an intimate sanctuary. Its Relaxing Holiday retreat runs from two to seven nights and is inclusive of accommodation in a riverside suite, daily breakfast, a five-course tasting menu, a welcome bathing ritual and restorative Balinese massage and more. Outdoor excursions include walks through the nearby village and rice fields, while free use of the resort’s bicycles leaves you with the opportunity to explore at your own pace.
Prices start from US$1,073| Book now on Compare Retreats
Island Fitness Retreat: Six Senses Krabey Island
What’s not to love about an immersive fitness programme set against the backdrop of beautiful beaches and a luxury waterfront resort? Six Senses Krabey Island offers just that. Its 40 villas are located on a private island off the Sihanoukville coast. Three to seven-night Krabey Island Fitness retreat is inclusive of accommodation, a wellness screening, personalised spa treatments, private wellness and fitness activities and guided nutritional programme keeping you focused on foods that benefit both body and mind.
Prices start from US$4,357 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Reboost Retreat: Fusion Maia Da Nang
If you’re hoping to ring in the Year of the Rat in style, opt for a stay at Fusion Maia in Vietnam’s Da Nang. The beachfront resort boasts an all-inclusive spa, leaving you to have your fill of treatments. The Reboost Retreat programme—which runs between three and nine nights in length—is inclusive of accommodation, a welcome wellness hamper and priority spa booking to make sure you make the most of your all-you-can-relax programme. Packages are also inclusive of a dedicated spa concierge team, special spa buffets and nutritious vegan cuisine throughout your stay.
Prices start from US$1,242 | Book now on Compare Retreats