Another summer sprinkled with national holidays is coming up soon, and nothing beats a spa mini-break to recharge your batteries in a stunning oasis of relaxation – with the girls, your partner or just you for some well-deserved solitary pampering. Let Lightfoot Travel help you make the most of your precious days off with great ideas on bespoke spa getaways, all within an easy flight of our buzzing metropolis – now the only hard part is choosing which one!
The head honcho of wellness retreats, the COMO Shambhala Estate is a ravishing hideaway tucked inside Bali’s lush, jungle interior. With its focus on total holistic wellness, the COMO Shambhala tailor-makes its programmes depending on each guest’s length of stay – from three-day fixes to week-long retreats. Treatments here are angled towards specific healing and nurturing purposes such as Ayurvedic treatment, cleansing, rejuvenation, getting fit and stress management. At COMO Shambala, you are the liberty to define your treatment, be it athletic performance or post-natal fitness.
Set within a beautiful tropical forest, Trisara is a garden sanctuary offering private pools, stunning sea views and an absolute sense of privacy in all of its accommodation. The Trisara Spa, located on the hillside above the pool villas, houses six private treatment suites, each a luxurious 100 sq metres of space – furnished with a steam room, two showers, a relaxation area and deck, with stunning sea view to boot. Treatments here consist of body wraps, scrubs, facials and a wide selection of massages including their famous ‘Royal Trisara’, the world’s first six-handed massage with three uniquely skilled therapists dedicated to pampering you to your heart’s content.
The Farm is an award winning medical and wellness retreat set within a gorgeous coconut and coffee plantation, two hours south of Manila. Their programs are tailored to your individual specific health needs, and focus on medically guided detoxification as well as psycho-emotional release. At The Farm, enjoy gourmet vegan food served with a twist, and zone-out in the healing bath water, pumped from a well a hundred feet below the ground. Also, something to look out for this coming April would be the integrative Yoga Detox with Nick Atlas, who has years of experience in the healing arts under his belt.
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