It’s nearly the end of the second month of the year, and you might be feeling a fall-off on some of those New Year’s resolutions you’d planned to tackle through 2019. No worries – we’re here to help you get back on your wellness journey track.
Thailand offers plenty of ways to create your own retreat. If you happen to be on vacation in this beautiful country or every plan on it in the future, read on. Follow us as we escape to warm, balmy regions where you can enjoy all the natural beauty, restorative treatments, health-boosting wonders, and a change of headspace that will help you continue through the New Year with a skip in your step.
In our first installment of Resolve to Rejuvenate, we explored relaxing destinations, services & products in Northern Thailand and the Eastern Gulf. Now, we’re headed south to Phuket, Koh Yao Noi, and more. Read on for tropical ideas on how to effectively detox and refresh.
Bordering the Andaman sea in the Malay Peninsula, the southern provinces of Thailand offer the perfect retreat for island lovers. Popular amongst overseas tourists, hordes of visitors travel to southern Thailand each year, to enjoy the balmy temperatures and the famous Southern-Thai hospitality. Beautiful beaches, exquisite seafood, and health-focused services makes this region a fantastic place to restore.
The largest island in Thailand, Phuket stands as a piece of paradise with its gorgeous rainforests, nature reserves, white-sand beaches, and surprising old-town vibes. With over thirty beaches on the island, you won’t have to go far to appreciate the fresh sea air that cleanse the body. Home to world-class spas and traditional treatments, Phuket boasts a vast selection of wellness services to suit all budgets and tastes. To sample a range of spa treatments around the island, we recommend finding a base to move around from. Rawai beach, offers a quiet haven away from the crowds and offers total calm. If you’re looking for long stretches of beach to yourself, look no further than quiet Mai Khao Beach, where you’ll also find convenient access to Sirinat National Park, the home of sea turtles, coral reefs, and mole crabs. For a truly quiet beach to enjoy blissful island vibes, Kamala beach provides just that.
There’s plenty of day spas dotted around Phuket to discover and try. Located at The Marina Phuket Hotel, visit Siladon Spa to enjoy traditional Thai massages, aromatherapy facials and coconut foot scrubs. For personalized treatments set amongst tranquil lagoons, Oasis Spa offers a sublime journey to rejuvenation.
Offering hydrotherapy, body wraps, duel therapist massages and three-hour spa packages, treatments at Oasis will leave you feeling cleansed and totally refreshed. For a total head-to-toe pamper, visit Breeze Spa at Amari Phuket to experience deep-cleansing facials, mango-sticky rice scrubs, and Thai massages in the open-air, while relaxing to the sounds of the tropical rainforests.
If yoga is more your thing, head slightly north of Phuket to Aleenta and take part in Five Star Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa’s Yogic Detox. Meditation, yogic relaxation, fresh juices, and more will surely leave you feeling refreshed.
Koh Yao Noi
To take your island wellness break to a supreme state of bliss, head to Six Senses on Koh Yao Noi for an extraordinary experience. Less than two hours by car and boat from both Krabi and Phuket, Six Senses Yao Noi overlooks magnificent views of the incredible limestone-studded Phang Nga Bay. Nestled in the clifftops amongst mangroves and palm trees, Six Senses offers the perfect hideaway for those seeking tranquility and luxury in equal measures. The property is designed using natural materials, with villas utilizing sunlight to sustain Six Senses’ impeccable eco-friendly status. Treatments range from dream catcher massages, green-tea body wraps and coffee scrubs. Private yoga, aerial yoga, and chakra meditation is also on offer for a holistic soul-soothing experience. Treat yourself to this immersive escapade in relaxation for full restoration of mind and body.
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