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The Best Holistic Getaways According to Luxury Travel Company Scott Dunn

by Voices Wellness 24 Jun 2021
Photo: The Rooster

Recharge your body and mind with a well-deserved holistic getaway once the pandemic eases. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

The ongoing pandemic has birthed a stronger awareness for wellbeing and mental health. As such, it’s no surprise that travellers are eyeing holistic, wellness experiences once international travel returns. As you dream of your next trip, here are some recommendations by luxury travel operator Scott Dunn, well known for their tailor-made holidays and honeymoons. 

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Amankora Gangtey: A hot-stone bath in a scenic setting 

Located in the Phobjikha Valley in Bhutan—a glacial valley that has remained largely untouched by modern civilisation, Amankora Gangtey is an ideal resort for rest. Guests can unwind while admiring the breath-taking views of dwarf bamboo fields and potato crops through floor-to-ceiling windows. Wellness experiences include a Bhutanese bath heated from fire-roasted stones and oil massages at the spa, followed by a traditional Bhutanese dinner amid flickering candles.

More information here. 

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Nihi Sumba: Revitalise yourself at a one-of-a-kind safari spa 

Expect unrivalled exclusivity and privacy at Nihi Sumba, a luxury eco-lodge on the island of Sumba in Indonesia. Offering both lush jungle and idyllic beach views, the resort is home to the Nihioka Spa Safari. Guests can indulge their senses with either a full or half-day experience, set in a private villa and inclusive of treatments like body wraps, scrubs, massages, and organic facials. Those who prefer working up a sweat can enjoy a private or group yoga session under the largest traditional Sumbanese structure on the island.

More information here.

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Arctic Bath Hotel: Plunge into polar waters to reap health benefits

The award-winning “floating hotel” in Harads, Swedish Lapland, is surrounded by water that freezes over in the winter. At its heart is a stunning plunge pool, carved into the ice during winter. Guests can soak in an open-air cold bath to revitalise themselves as they take in the surrounding elements. Meanwhile, each guest room comes with a private terrace—a great spot to enjoy the midnight sun in summer, the Northern Lights between August and April, or the crisp air that Swedish Lapland offers.

More information here.

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The Rooster: Embrace the wabi-sabi philosophy in nature

Nestled in Antiparos, one of the most secluded and exclusive islands in Greece, The Rooster is a luxurious boutique wellness hotel with many charms. Seeped in tranquillity, the property offers a farm-to-fork restaurant, a spa, and a nearby secluded beach. Guests can nourish their bodies and minds through bespoke spa treatments, local cuisine made with homegrown produce, as well as complimentary yoga and meditation classes during their stay.

More information here. 

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SANGHA Retreat: The healing powers of TCM in a modern setting

An all-in-one escapade, SANGHA Retreat is situated on a 47-acre land in the middle of Yangcheng Lake, China. Guests are in good hands thanks to the resort’s roster of wellness treatments, customised menus, and penchant for mindful living. Led by a team of chiropractors and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners, the wellness programmes are complemented by a Himalayan salt cave, a Finnish sauna, and a Turkish hammam. Healthy cuisine, designed by two-star Michelin Chef Paul Then, promises to be a delightful addition to one’s stay.

More information here. 

 

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