5 detox getaways in Southeast Asia

5 detox getaways in Southeast Asia
July 29 08:55 2016 Print This Article




Many of us escape from the daily stresses of life by taking a quick weekend trip once in a while. However, we usually find ourselves stressed out and lethargic just a few months after. For a true cleansing of the body, mind and soul, detox, or the complete removal of toxins from the body, is the way to go! Here’s 5 detox getaways in Southeast Asia you can check into for a true restart to life.

For those serious about going vegan

The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

The only resort of it’s kind in Philippines, this award-winning sanctuary is hidden amongst the nature of Lipa City. The Farm at San Benito offers 6 wellness retreats that include more focused programmes as well as detox. The Farm Detox is a 7-night, 14-night or 21-night programme that includes healing spa sessions, daily fitness classes, medical consultations and 5 days of juice fasting.

Participants then indulge in delicious meals prepared specially by the in-house ALIVE! Restaurant, one of Asia’s first vegan and raw food restaurants where ingredients are harvested fresh. If you want to kickstart a vegan diet back home, The Farm is the best place to do it!

Prices for the detox retreat at The Farm vary based on the time of stay and the type of accommodation selected. A 7-night detox programme at the Palmera Suite during off-peak season (May-Aug) starts at SGD$2965 per pax. Email reservations can be made here. Alternatively, you can book just the accommodation here

For those looking for a spiritual escape

Retreat at Vagabond Temple, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

This yoga and meditation center is for those who wish to embark on their spiritual journey. Vagabond Temple offers a detox and yoga program catered to those seeking to regain their balance and inner harmony.  It also promises a spiritual, like-minded community to encourage you on your detox journey. In fact, many people have stayed far longer than expected because of the magic of the retreat.

Vagabond Temple offers a 5 day or 7 day yoga and detox program with each participant assigned to a dedicated mentor, daily yoga and meditation, healing sessions as well as workshops on health and nutrition to provide participants with the skills they can then take back home. The retreat is from April-June with limited slots available, so be sure to reserve a place quickly!

The Yoga and Detox Retreat starts at SGD$530 for a 5-night stay at the basic dorm. For more information on the price, click here.

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For those willing to sweat it out

Chiva Som Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

Chiva Som was the first destination health resort in the region and has paved the way for many others. The resort’s world-class facilities and ideal locale in a lush tropical garden helps draw guests for weight loss and detox, including celebrity power couple Posh and Becks!

Once you reach Chiva Som, it’s straight to business with a complimentary wellness consultation where you discuss your goals for your stay. A personalized programme of treatments and services is then drawn up to offer you a complete lifestyle transformation. The Art of Detox programme offered  is dietary-based and includes the freedom to participate in up to 8 fitness classes daily. Be sure to sweat it out!

The Art of Detox programme requires a minimum 5-night stay with the cost varying for the time of stay and type of accommodation. A 5-night stay at the Ocean Room under the programme during off-season (June-Sep) starts at SGD$3500 per person. You can make a reservation here.


For those looking to detox their bodies, not their pockets

The Sanctuary Thailand, Koh Pha Ngan

The Sanctuary Thailand, a few minutes boat ride away from Koh Pha Ngan (island famous for its full-moon parties) is a laid-back, quirky resort that is set on its own beach and famous for its detox programmes. Their signature detox programmes only vary in length, starting from a 1 day quick detox for those who just want to try it out all the way  to 10.5 days. The detox programme involves taking a fast and only having a light vegetable broth in the evening. As you’re in the hands of professionals, you can be rest assured. In addition, the resort provides a community feel that’ll make your detox a far more pleasant experience!

The prices of the detox package vary according to programme selected, type of accommodation as well as time of stay. An all-inclusive 3.5 day detox package at The Sanctuary during high season starts at SGD$865 per pax. For more information, click here.  

For the uber-luxe experience

COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali

The COMO group owns several 5-star resorts including COMO Shambhala in Ubud.  This luxury wellness resort is geared towards a more holistic approach. In true eat, pray, love style, guests are encouraged to integrate exercise with relaxing spa treatments and mediation as well as a healthy, delicious diet. The COMO Cleanse programme includes a 3-night or 4-night programme, perfect for those on a short getaway looking for a boost. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to embrace wellness from the inside by staying in an earthy, elegant and luxurious tropical villa!

The COMO 3-night cleanse at the Terrace Suite starts at SGD$1765 per night.  You can make reservations for the programme here. Alternatively, you can stay at this 5-star resort by booking here starting at SGD$615 per night.

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