Feeling overworked and overwhelmed is common in one of the world’s busiest cities. If the daily grind is taking its toll, a well-deserved retreat is what you need. We are spoilt for choice in our neighbourhood, from the pristine beaches of Indonesia, to the lush greenery of the Philippines – it’s time to recharge your body and soul!

Idyllic Spa Retreat: The Farm at San Benito

Massage at The Farm

Nestled in the city of Batangas, The Farm is just a 90-minute drive away from Manila. With its emerald green lagoon, waterfall within a secret garden and trees standing tall reaching up to the sky, The Farm sounds like paradise on Earth – well, it is! With the idyllic setting, the paradise estate’s suites and villas, many with their own private pool, offer a perfect escape from the outside world. The Farm’s own medical team has curated a variety of health programmes, be it gentle juicing or intensive colon hydrotherapy, there’s something for you.

Where: Batangas, Philippines
Travel time from HK: 2 hours to Manila, then 2 hours overland transfer from the airport
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Zen & Yoga: COMO Shambhala Estate

yoga at Como Shambala

Bali is one of our perennial favourite holiday destinations, and it’s easy to see why. Sun-drenched beaches, fringed palm trees, and turquoise waters make Bali a sublime place for pure relaxation. Located near Ubud, COMO Shambhala Estate is a holistic wellness retreat. Combining scientific knowledge with ancient techniques, COMO Shambhala Estate offers a selection of therapies, retreats and the estate’s signature yoga, through which yogis can reconnect to their inner Zen and uncover their best selves.

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Where: Ubud, Bali
Travel time from HK: 5 hours direct flight to Denpasar, then 90 minutes overland transfer to COMO Shambhala Estate in Ubud
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Tranquil Spa Retreat: Fusion Maia

Fusion spa massage

If you are craving tranquility, look no further than peaceful Da Nang. Located in Central Vietnam, Da Nang is a world away from touristy Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Set in lush tropical gardens with a waterfall at its heart, the spa resort is a pampering haven. Fusion Maia is Asia’s only resort where guests can enjoy unlimited spa services for their entire stay, with at least two treatments guaranteed per day. You will leave with an energized body and a refreshed mind.

Where: Da Nang, Vietnam
Travel time from HK: Nearly 2 hours direct flight to Da Nang, then 20 minutes overland transfer to the resort
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Mountain Spirit Spa & Yoga: Ananda in the Himalayas

Woman doing yoga at Ananda yoga retreat

In the foothills of India’s mighty mountain lies a forestry resort – Ananda in the Himalayas. Set amidst Sal forests, overlooking the Ganges river valley and the Beatle-famous town of Rishikesh, Ananda is where natural beauty meets ultimate luxury. The country’s only destination spa blends traditional yoga & ayurvedic practices with international wellness experiences. Added to which, personalized therapy programmes are designed to meet your health goals. Once inside the former Maharaja’s palace, the rest of the world just melts away.

Where: Northern India
Travel time from HK: 6 hours direct flight to Delhi, then another 1 hour 10 minutes from Delhi to Dehra Dun. And 60 minutes overland transfer to Ananda in the Himalayas.

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