Planning your next big getaway?
These spa hotels in Asia offer more than just R&R.
Do you crave a radiance-boosting break from it all? A place where every whim is taken care of? Travel experts at Mr & Mrs Smith have selected their top five rejuvenating spa hotels where the dream of total relaxation is a daily reality. From a thatched-pavilion paradise in Bali to ayurvedic treatments in the Himalayas, these luxurious spa escapes are purpose-built to help you unplug, unwind and fully recharge.
Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Lined with fragrant fruit trees and flowers, Navutu is a blissful oasis on the rural outskirts of Cambodia’s famous inland temple town. It’s near enough to Siem Reap, the Angkor Temples and other villages to feel connected, but it also has the atmosphere of an isolated idyll, where peace hangs in the air and staff work efficiently to make your life easy. Take part in daily yoga sessions, de-stress with meditation and gentle flow classes, or unknot weary muscles in inviting treatment rooms. After feeling restored, it’s time to soak up nature with a stroll through the tropical gardens.
Smith extra A free, daily tuk-tuk service (for up 12 hours) for exploring the city and Angkor Wat; two passes to one of the hotel’s daily yoga classes; a welcome mocktail, and a hand-woven cotton scarf to take home.
Tri – Lake Koggala, Sri Lanka
Being good to yourself and the environment aren’t mutually exclusive, and Tri – a sustainable luxury hotel on Sri Lanka’s finest lake – proves just that. Take advantage of individualized ‘quantum yoga’ classes, held in a floating studio suspended over a bamboo grove; sweat out your stresses in the steam cavern; or unwind with a personalized Ayurvedic massage, all in an inspiring jungle-like landscape. Besides the spa and yoga, sumptuous dining with fresh ingredients for health and wellness will leave you feeling revived.
Smith extra A free dhoni boat excursion to Cinnamon Island, for a ‘cinnamon experience’, where guests learn how the spice is grown, harvested and prepared.
Como Shambhala Estate – Bali, Indonesia
Follow in the beautifully pedicured footsteps of beauty editors and yoga aficionados worldwide and get yourself straightened out at boutique spa Como Shambhala Estate in Begawan Village, a 15-minute drive from Ubud. Surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and well-known for its back-to-nature approach, Shambhala promises to soothe, relax, cosset and revivify you in its thatched-pavilion setting; its East-meets-West treatments won’t be readily forgotten.
Smith extra A Como Shambhala aromatherapy gift; GoldSmiths will also receive a 60-minute massage for two for five-night stays or more.
Ananda in the Himalayas – Himalayas, India
Dotted beneath the gaze of the imposing Viceregal Palace, Ananda in the Himalayas is an other-worldly mountain retreat surrounded by gem-like gardens with stunning valley views. The hotel is not far from where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet to become the Ganges, lending holy clout to your already spiritual treatments. Indulge with afternoon massages before eating Indian, Asian and European dishes at the treetop restaurant where ingredients are all organically sourced by chef Sandeep Biswas. After your day of relaxation, your grand four-poster – fit for viceroyalty – awaits.
Smith extra: Evening aarti ceremony (with songs and spiritual rituals) by the Ganges in Rishiskesh.
Shreyas Retreat – Karnataka, India
Canopied cottages, yoga pavilions and meditation huts dot the gorgeous grounds of this secluded sanctuary an hour north of Bangalore. With drinking and smoking forbidden – and only delicious vegetarian cuisine on the menu – this is a place where detox and relaxation are the order of the day. From the moment you arrive, your bespoke wellness program will be tailored to your specific needs, meaning your stay is jam-packed with nothing but me-time.
Smith extra: A cooking lesson with the chef and a visit to the local school to share your new-found skills, or a tour of the local temples.
With Mr & Mrs Smith you’ll enjoy our best-price guarantee, as well as a little something extra on arrival at every hotel. To book, call toll free at 800 905 326 or visit mrandmrssmith.com.