Destinations spas are those hotels and resorts which promote the sole purpose of helping people to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. They promote
- a healthy, nutritious diet
- simultaneous fitness classes and programs for stress reduction
- massages and other therapeutic spa treatments
- sessions to ensure healthy lifestyles
Destinations spas are usually situated in rather remote areas and serve very few guests at a time. This helps maintain a calm, tranquil atmosphere that encourages relaxation and stress relief. They usually offer meals, activities, spa treatments and classes, as part of their overall package. Unlike resorts, all activities and meals at destination spas are complementary to the overall health and relaxation purpose of the spa. These spas stipulate a minimum duration of stay to ensure the customer properly benefits from their stay.
Depending on their focuses, spas can be of different prices and destinations. The Asian Subcontinent houses one of the most exotic collections of destination spas.
In no particular order, the ten of Asia’s top destinations spas are;
Location: Hua Hin, Thailand
One of the first spas of its kind in Asia, Chiva-Som merges western and eastern influences to create an opulent spa with superb hospitality, service and treatments.
Banyan Tree Bintan
Originally starting their ventures in Thailand, this resort group has branched out to form one of the largest chains of resorts and destination spas in the Asian continent.
Ananda in the Himalayas
Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, this spa features many well-known Indian health regimes such as Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga.
COMO Shambhala Estate
Location: Bali, Indonesia
This spa offers everything from lifestyle training to luxurious spa treatments, creating an opulent atmosphere for its guests.
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Inspired by the aesthetic and historical traditions of Chiang Mai, this spa has accommodations facilities and restaurants housed in buildings reminiscent of the colonial mansions and the wooden rice barns of times past.
Location: Hong Kong, China
Placed amongst the finest luxury hotels in the world and with a magnificent view of Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Harbour and the Wanchai district, Grand Hyatt hosts the excellent residential spa, Plateau Spa.
W Seoul – Walkerhill
Location: Seoul, Korea
Aside from its superb view of the river and mountain range, this spa offers many spa treatments as well as other down to earth entertainments.
Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket
Location: Phuket, Thailand
This all-inclusive spa, located on its own private island Naka Yai, offers visitors splendid views and beach luxuries alongside lavish spa treatments.
Location: Shanghai, China
This award-winning spa offers excellent dining as well as excellent service and a great range of amenities that will ensure guests a wonderful visit.
This award-winning luxury hotel group is famous for its excellent service and hospitality. Located in prime destinations in over 25 countries, the group is dedicated to ensuring the best for their visitors.