Travel Awards

Asia’s Best Wellness Resort

Hot yoga, organic cuisine and spa treatments with indigenous herbs are part of the holistic approach taken by the winner and shortlist for Asia's best wellness resort in the 2019 Marco Polo Club Members' Choice Awards

Asia’s Best Wellness Resort

Winner: Chiva-Som, Hua Hin

Chiva-Som’s comprehensive health programme includes six pillars: spa, fitness, physiotherapy, holistics, nutrition and aesthetics, designed to facilitate long-term changes for a healthier, happier lifestyle. A recent redesign has taken this health resort to new heights.

‘Chiva-Som was one of the first resorts to put wellness front and centre, when no one else was talking about it. Almost 25 years later, it’s still leading the trend.’ –Mark Tjhung, content director of Cedar Hong Kong and part of our panel of travel experts

Asia’s Best Wellness Resort Shortlist

Ananda in the Himalayas

This luxurious destination spa in the foothills of the Himalayas in India features a comprehensive wellness programme that integrates Ayurveda, yoga and Vedanta with fitness and healthy, organic cuisine.

REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort, Bali

Complete with fully equipped fitness centre and spa facilities, this sustainable resort in the south of Bali offers bespoke retreats designed to be transformational for both mind and body.

COMO Uma Ubud, Bali

Holistic wellness programmes, Asian-inspired treatments and healthy cuisine are among the offerings at this intimate, calming hotel in the centre of Bali. Active experiences lie just outside, from river rafting and tubing to bike tours and jungle treks.

Sangha by Octave, Suzhou

This integrated health resort in Suzhou, China, employs professionals to provide comprehensive health evaluations and tailored wellness plans. Offerings from qigong and yoga to pilates and a sound-healing dome serve mind and body.

COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali

This ‘Retreat for Change’ combines luxury villa accommodation with spa, beauty and gym. Ayurveda professionals are on hand alongside a dietician and resident health and fitness experts and programmes range from yoga to active outdoor pursuits.

Rosewood Luang Prabang

This wellness resort in the Laotian jungle features Sense, Rosewood’s own spa brand, which offers a range of treatments based on indigenous herbs and plants and ancient local remedies.

Fivelements, Bali

Yoga, meditation, healing journeys and detox programmes are all on offer at this eco-friendly, wellness-focused resort. The spa features Balinese therapies rooted in nature and incorporating the wisdom of time-honoured local remedies.

Kamalaya Kah Samui

Set amid the tropical landscape of Koh Samui, this wellness sanctuary and holistic spa combines the healing therapies of East and West, offering bespoke programmes that aim to establish foundations for a healthier lifestyle.

Azerai, Can Tho

Surrounded by a lake and lush greenery, this resort in southern Vietnam, only accessible by boat, exudes Zen. An oasis of calm, it offers fitness and spa facilities including tennis court, gym, pilates studio and meditation and yoga space.

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