When it comes to luxury holidays, no five-star stay would be complete without an opulent pampering experience, complete with a day or two soaking away the stresses and strains of life in one of the world’s best spas.
If there is one continent that doesn’t do spas by halves, it’s Asia, and from the tropical decadence of Bali to the sophisticated settings of the Maldives, there’s no better part of the world to visit to get your fix.
If you’re looking for a restorative getaway to Asia later in the year, then look no further because these four luxury spas offer the very best that money can pay for in every way you could imagine.
Coco Chic, the Maldives
Featuring an impressive three floors dedicated entirely to pampering, preening and utter relaxation, Coco Chic is the Maldives’ premier beauty destination – and for good reason. Much more than your average spa, this place has got it all, with a dedicated salon space for hair and makeup, an entire floor reserved specifically for skin treatments and a wellness floor offering a range of indulgent treatments, from foot massages and pedicures to full body spa treatments and reviving detoxes.
Offering the first aesthetic only skin clinic, the Coco Chic Clinic, a wide range of beauty treatments are available on the Skin floor, from Sothys facial waxing and threading to the highly coveted HydraFacial. The clinic was also the first to launch cryotherapy treatments in the Maldives, and with a range of other offerings catering to all your head-to-toe skin and body concerns – from laser hair removal to treatments designed to combat stretch marks, acne scars and more, it’s truly a one-stop beauty destination for all of your pampering and aesthetic needs.
A blissful oasis in a relatively busy part of the city, if you’re looking for a haven of serenity whilst in the area then this is it. Coco Chic also caters to brides-to-be who are visiting for destination weddings on the pristine sands of the nearby atolls – where five-star luxury hotels line the beaches and attract thousands of wealthy visitors each year who are in search of a slice of paradise.
Chapung Sebali, Bali
Nestled amongst the forests and rice paddies of scenic Ubud, the cultural heartland of Bali, the Chapung Sebali offers tropical decadence at its best. Here, certified therapists are on hand to cater to your every need, and from the customary foot wash you receive on arrival, you can be certain of a blissful experience ahead.
Specialist treatments include the must-try full body Balinese massage, a relaxing and reviving experience you’ll want to repeat again and again, as well as shiatsu and ayurvedic options, all complemented by various holistic aromatherapies.
Its unique, exotic and peaceful setting, surrounded by nature, is what makes this beautiful spa well worth a visit. The Chapung Sebali is a five-star resort that is well worth the stay, with deluxe rooms enjoying private mini-infinity pools to relax in after your day at the spa and on-site restaurant, Junglefish, serving up mouth-watering international cuisine.
Spa Village Gaya Island, Gaya Island Resort, Borneo
Nestled in the hills of the spectacular Gaya Island, within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in Sabah, Borneo, this tropical hideaway offers a truly exotic vibe, with the sound of birds singing and monkeys gently howling in the trees making for a beautiful soundtrack to a relaxing visit to the Spa Village.
Part of the opulent Gaya Island Resort, the Spa Village is renowned for its range of high-quality treatments that honour the region’s cultural healing traditions. Set in a secluded location amongst the mangroves, treatments utilise local ingredients found in the nearby lowlands and from within the city of Kota Kinabalu, just a short boat ride away.
Highlights include specialist rice scrubs and coconut hair masks, with hot herbal baths and seaweed body wraps also making for a relaxing and memorable experience.
The Ananda Spa, Rishikesh, India
Set amongst the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking the Ganges river, is the Ananda Spa at the sophisticated Ananda resort. Spanning over 25,000 square feet, this beautifully relaxing space offers over 80 different treatments and features a gymnasium and heated outdoor swimming pool, too.
Drawing on the country’s ancient Ayurvedic approach to holistic health and wellness, those in search of a well-rounded experience or a health retreat won’t be disappointed, with many visitors choosing to spend a week or two enjoying the daily yoga schedule and learning how to implement optimal nutrition and fitness into their lives, or undertaking a full detox during their stay. This place isn’t just about relaxation, it’s about going away truly transformed.
If you’re looking for a luxurious spa experience in Asia, then these places have got you covered. Why not make your way around them all?