08 September 2016

11 of Asia’s Best Wellness Retreats

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With thousands of years of experience in traditional healing practices and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, Asia is truly a special place to take a wellness retreat. Whether this means a total body cleanse, a yoga course or simply spending every day in the spa, it’s up to you.

We’ve created this list of Asia’s Best Wellness Retreats to help you plan the perfect trip for your body and mind.


Thailand Phuket villas

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Anantara Mai Khou, Phuket

Between a tropical National Park and one of Phuket’s loveliest beaches sits the Anantara Mai Khou Villas. This particular embodiment of the world-class Anantara brand boasts one of the island’s best wellness spas. With a changing calendar of wellness masters in residence and treatments as intriguing as crystal healing, there is a lot to discover at Anantara.


Wellness Retreats Asia Cambodia Navutu Dreams Spa resort

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Navutu Dreams Resport and Spa, Siem Reap

Neighbouring the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, Navutu Dreams astounds in its own way. With an exquisite attention to detail, this beautiful designed wellness resort ticks all the boxes for those seeking a balance of body and mind.


Kiridara Resorts Luang Prabang Laos

Kiridara, Luang Prabang

A boutique resort in the teak forested hills above Luang Prabang, boasts a small and intimate spa that is perfect for a self-made wellness retreat. Their signature treatment is a unique Laotian herbal steam. Not to mention, they also offer yoga and meditation classes.


Six sense resort Con Dao Vietnam

Six Sense Resort, Con Dao

Located on Vietnam’s most remote and beautiful island, there many be no better location for wellness in chaotic Vietnam. Offering everything from Yogic Sleep coaching, Singing Bowl classes and signature spa packages, and with expert visiting practioners, this is a truly world-class wellness retreat.


Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

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Gaya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu

With possibly one of the most beautiful treatment rooms on this list, Gaya Island Resort is one of Malaysian Borneo’s most breathtaking resorts. Using local ingredients and healing practices, a wellness retreat here is guaranteed to be as cultural as it is nurturing.


Sofitel Sentosa Resort and Spa Singapore

Sofitel Sentosa Resort and Spa

A world away from Singapore city life is the the island of Sentosa, and hidden on that island, atop a cliff, lies the stunning Sofitel Sentosa Resort. With fantastic spa and fitness facilities and new detox packages, this is a fantastic option for those needing some TLC.

Hong Kong

Hongkong beach Sommer Life Lantau Island

Sommer Life, Lantau Island

An incredibly unique experience in busy, fast-paced Hong Kong is the Sommer Life retreat. Founded and run by Nathalie Sommer, a life coach and vegan chef, your wellness is in extremely good hands.


Fuchun Resort Hangzhou China

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Fuchun Resort, Hangzhou

Located in the hills outside of Hangzhou is the mystical Fuchun Resort. A retreat here includes leisurely breakfasts overlooking the lake, traditional spa services and your very own Tai Chi Master.


Amanemu Ise-Shima National Park Japan

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Amanemu, Ise-Shima National Park

This resort tops the list by having its very own natural hot springs within its grounds. A modern twist on Japan’s traditional Onsen experience, Amanemu is the ultimate in luxury and escapism.


Four Seasons at Sayan Bali Indonesia


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Four Seasons at Sayan, Bali

Bali is a mecca for wellness seekers in Asia and choosing just one resort is overwhelming. We pick the Four Seasons at Sayan for its holistic collection of treatments, programs and services and the cultural element which is distinctly Indonesian.



Hilton Ngapali Pool 2Hilton Ngapali Resort and Spa

Along the little visited Burmese coast lies a stunning spa hotel that rivals its famous neighbours of India and Thailand. Offering first class modern treatments and traditional Asian healing practices, Ngapali has it all. We love the traditional Thanaka skin therapy.

Buffalo Tours are proud to partner with many of these beautiful retreats, so talk with one of our travel experts today to see how you fit one of Asia’s best wellness retreats into your next itinerary.