Asia, known for it precious heritage and opulent culture, is a treasure trove of healing, and the birthplace of wellness routines like Ayurveda and Yoga. So it comes as no surprise that Asia today is home to some of the most luxurious, rejuvenating spas in the world.
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1. BANYAN TREE SPA SANCTUARY, THAILAND
Location: Phuket, Thailand
The Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary in Phuket has a 14 Spa Pool Villas dedicated towards the wellness and treatments of the residents. These villas come with private pools and pavilions, creating a secluded, stress-free zone. This adult-only spa sanctuary provides an unlimited amount of soothing in-villa massages to energize and de-stress you. The sanctuary also offers award-winning wellness activities and treatments. The cuisine promotes healthy and nutritious living. If you’re looking for a place away from distractions, offering a beautiful view and some relaxing activities to look forward to, you now know where to go.
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2. ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH, MALDIVES
Location: Male, Maldives
Global Winner of Best Luxury Spa in 2013, One&Only Reethi Rah in Maldives offers specially tailored individual wellness activities for each guest as well as family spa services. The experience is so personalized that even facials are prepared with individualized ingredients as per each skin type and other preferences. Treatments include an assortment of massages, facial treatments, Ayurvedic-infused therapy, prenatal treatments and so on. Overlooking the Indian ocean, this resort hosts an array of exotic amenities such as the crystal steam rooms, vitality pools saunas etc.
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3. RITZ-CARLTON, BALI, INDONESIA
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Looking for relaxation that gets your creative juices flowing? The Ritz-Carlton awaits you. The spa is literally inspired by the sea. Inspiration for the ambience, décor as well as the treatments have been drawn from the Indian Ocean. For example, the main ingredients for the treatments are pearl and seaweed, found in abundance in these waters. The spa offers a long list of relaxation activities and therapeutic treatments. Some of the most delectable treatments include Aromatherapy and Balinese massages using stretching and reflexology.
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4. ATMOSPHERE RESORTS & SPA, PHILIPPINES
Location: Negros Oriental, Philippines
The spa at Atmosphere is called the Sanctuary, and it stands true to its name, because it goes to great lengths to offer relaxation and ensure a balance between a healthy body and a healthy mind. The spa is set in a sea of tropical gardens, with streams, ponds, trees and earthy flowers. Unique features include detox spa treatments, meditation, heated pools for water shiatsu and life-coaching sessions. The spa contains 14 treatment rooms, and the wellness areas include hydrotherapy pools. The cuisine is tasteful yet manages to focus on healthy living. This spa is an excellent place for you get to heal in the lap of nature.
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5. MANDARIN ORIENTAL, TOKYO, JAPAN
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The spa at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo incorporates in its services the Japanese traditions of hospitality, attention to detail and punctuality. Step inside for some genuine care and let some exceptionally skilled hands work their magic on you. At this spa, health issues, injuries, points of stress and medical conditions are taken extremely seriously, and massages are tailored to pay attention to specific areas. The treatment rooms overlook the skyline of Tokyo city as well as Mount Fuji, making for an excellent view. Their hospitality extends as far as offering traditional tea and snacks before and after treatments. The hours are convenient too. You won’t be able to help yourself from coming back for more.
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6. ANANDA SPA IN THE HIMALAYAS, RISHIKESH, INDIA
Location: Uttarakhand, India
With the magnanimous Himalayas in the background and the breathtaking Ganga valley unfolding like a story beneath you, at Ananda, you get to experience hospitality based on the Guest-is-God philosophy of India. The treatments are based on the concepts of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. Situated on the Maharaja Palace Estate, the spa presents an excellent Ayurvedic detox and Yogic detox program, hosted by highly professional therapists and instructors. The resort also offers calming cooking classes, soothing nature hikes, and stress-management and weight management therapies. The gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is a must-try!