5 Pampering Getaways with Pals

Check out these five hotels and resorts across Asia that are perfect for a wellness weekend.

1. Stay, Spa, Shop in Saigon
Forget eat, pray, love. Stay, spa, shop is the mantra behind this girls getaway at The Reverie Saigon. The three-night package marries a three-hour personalized shopping experience in Ho Chi Minh City, with three spa treatments in The Spa at The Reverie Saigon – hailed by CNN as one of the world’s best new spas in the year of its debut. Guests get to choose three treatments from a selection that include Classic Vietnamese, a combination of Vietnamese cupping and massage techniques, Thai Oriental with gentle Thai-style stretching, Aromatherapy using gentle Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, Five Elements, a Tibetan-style massage with cupping, kneading, hot stones and herbal poultices, or Seaweed Hot Stone utilizing seaweed-based product by Voya. Haute HCM guests also get access to The Reverie Lounge, where afternoon tea is served daily and cocktails and canapés are offered every evening. Rates start from USD 1,656, inclusive of tax and service charge.

The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard,
& 57 – 69F Dong Khoi Street,
Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
Phone. +84 28 3823 6688

2. Enjoy a Tipple and Treatments in Cam Ranh
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh doesn’t believe that every wellness pursuit need be complemented by a drink that very well may extend your life. The resort’s “Bubbles & Spa” package caters to those who might prefer Prosecco to coconut water. The popular Italian bubbly is available all day to guests taking part in the two- or three-night packages. Spa treatments are also offered as part of the “all-spa inclusive” service, along with one private yoga or meditation class and a USD 50 spa boutique gift voucher. “Breakfast Anywhere, Anytime” and private airport transfers are also included. Rates start at USD 393++ for a two-night stay and the offer is available for stays up until 31 October 2018.

Fusion Resort Cam Ranh
Lot D10b Northern of Cam Ranh Peninsula,
Nguyen Tat Thanh Boulevard,
Cam Lan District,
Cam Ranh, Nha Trang,
Khanh Hoa – Vietnam
Phone. +84 258 3989 777

3. Swim with the Stars in Tokyo
Palace Hotel Tokyo’s new fitness-focused package, Energizing Tokyo, pairs pampering with some pretty novel pursuits. Want to brush up on your strokes? Book a private two-hour swimming session with former Japanese Olympic swimmer and Asian Games medalist Hanae Ito in the hotel’s indoor pool. Fancy learning more about meditation? Schedule two hours of private zen meditation with the head monk of a 400-year-old Buddhist temple. Kayaking, running, and biking excursions, along with the hotel’s new Aqua Relaxation Experience, round out the body-focused offering, while a Japanese tea ceremony or shodo (Japanese calligraphy) class focus on the mind. Guests can choose to add-on as many (or as few) of the activities as they wish while enjoying the core elements of the package: two nights of accommodation in a Deluxe Room with a Balcony or Executive Suite, daily breakfast at guests’ choice of Grand Kitchen or In-Room Dining, and the choice of one of three 90-minute experiences at Japan’s only evian SPA. Package rates start from JPY 172,000 (based on single occupancy) not including add-on options.

Palace Hotel Tokyo
1-1-1 Marunouchi,
Tokyo – Japan
Phone. +81 3 3211 5211

4. Follow a Mantra for Mantra in Koh Samui
When Mantra Samui Resort launched a new natural spa last year they also added the wellness experience “A Mantra for Mantra,” to attract spa-goers to the peaceful perch overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Developed to help guest delve deeper when it comes to their overall wellness the three-night stay package features two treatments per day from an extensive range of facials, massages, scrubs, and wraps. Upon arrival guests meet with the spa manager for a private consultation so they can chart the best course for relaxation during their stay. Optional package extras include a private meditation and/or yoga class for two. Rates start from THB 19,680 and the offer is available until 15 December 2018.

Mantra Samui Resort
9/123-124 Moo1,
Tumbon Maenam, Aumphur,
Koh Samui – Thailand
Phone. +66 77 951 600

5. Experience Moor Mud in Taipei
Moor mud may not be one of the most glamorous forms of treatment in the world, but it’s certainly one of the oldest. The mineral-rich, black mud was first used by ancient Romans for its unique healing properties and celebrities like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker are all big fans. Perfect for detoxifying the skin after a long haul flight, the 180-minute “Calm” signature experience on offer at the Grand Hyatt Taipei’s Oasis Spa uses moor mud from Hungary’s Heviz Lake, the largest mineral lake in the world. The treatment includes a therapeutic “moor mud” body wrap to promote circulation and release toxins, a Swedish-style deep tissue massage to knead away aches and pains, followed by a moisturizing “moor mud” mask to lift, firm and hydrate the skin. Round off the ultimate cosmopolitan-cool girl’s city break with champagne and live music at Ziga Zaga or get your tan on at the hotel’s stunning outdoor swimming pool. “Calm” moor mud signature experience at the Grand Hyatt Taipei’s Oasis Spa is priced at US$473.

Grand Hyatt Taipei
No. 2 Songshou Road, Xinyi District
Taipei – Taiwan
Phone. +886 2 2720 1234

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