Prepare your body and get in the right headspace for Summer at one of these resorts…
Banyan Tree launches an Escape in Northern Ubud
The first Banyan Tree Escape by Banyan Tree in Indonesia, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is set to open in an untouched part of northern Ubud this September. Pioneering a “no walls, no doors” concept throughout, it aims to deliver communion with nature for all guests, something it refers to as “the Naked Experience.”
The resort has 16 balés designed to blend indoor-outdoor living areas with 180-degree views, including the entry level Rainforest Pool Bale with partial rice paddy views and the Riverside Jungle Pool Bale, which has a 35 sqm pool and deck. Scattered on and off the property, guests can get away from it all secret Hideaway Spots, which are designed for meditation, reading, or just unwinding. banyantree.com
Good to know: A calendar of daily happenings, meanwhile, guides guests towards curated and self-led experiences, from events with local cultural festivities and collaborations with visiting wellness practitioners.
Beam Me Up: Anya Resort Tagaytay Embraces InfraRed
Anya Resort Tagaytay is the first Southeast Asian resort to offer France’s Vital Dome Far Infrared Rays (FIRs) spa therapy at its Niyama Wellness Centre. Unlike traditional saunas or massage machines, the Vital Dome’s FIRs penetrate deep into the skin, enabling the body to sweat out toxins and other impurities to keep infections at bay. The regenerative action of the treatment can also help with long-term pain management and maintaining a healthy weight. Spa treatments, meanwhile, can be arranged in your room or suite, and there’s a gym with weights and treadmills if you want to stay on top of your fitness game. anyaresorts.com
Good to know: Stickler for detail? The Anya Experience Assistant enables you to prepare your room ahead of arrival with customised scents and pillows.
Tanah Gajah Ubud Helps Guests Wash Worries Away
Yoga studios abound in Ubud, Bali’s spiritual heart, but now guests can find a more local way to destress and hit reset. The Balinese water purification ceremony, known as melukat, is a cleansing ritual locals engage in when they’re feeling stressed or pressured. This practice, designed to restore balance, is a core element of Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana’s latest offering, The Art of Renaissance. The ritual, which takes place at a local water temple, is designed to introduce guests to the local culture while helping them find some release. Other wellness-focused inclusions are a two-hour spa session (massage, scrub and herbal bath soak) overlooking Bali’s rice paddies. tanahgajahubud.com
Good to know: At the resort’s spa, signature treatments include Tanah Gajah jade massage and the Indonesian cream bath, which combines an intensive hair conditioning treatment with a massage.
The Anam Cam Ranh Lifts Guests to New Heights
The Anam Cam Ranh’s resident yogi, Umesh Sharma, has introduced aerial yoga classes that suspend participants in mid-air beside the resort’s beach. Swapping a yoga mat on the floor for a silk hammock suspended from outdoor support beams means guests can practice postures without compressing the spine or applying pressure to joints including the wrists. Sharma says the practice offers various health benefits including building core strength, healing chronic back pain and increasing blood circulation to the head to open up blockages and heal the thyroid and pituitary gland. theanam.com
Good to know: The resort has also introduced private 60-minute aqua yoga classes for one to two guests at Long Beach or at its nearby infinity pool, and yoga for children aged five to ten at the resort’s yoga room every Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30-11.30am.