Luxury Wellness Destinations | ‘Luxe Travel List’


We are delighted to share our Luxury Wellness Destinations ‘Luxe Travel List’ – this month’s essential guide to luxury wanderlust – dedicated to exclusive wellness destinations.

All award winning destinations, January’s Luxe Travel List takes you to Bali to the stunning exclusive barefoot ultra-chic Nihiwatu resort and to the foothills of the Himalayas to the luxurious Ananda Destination Spa,  via Malaysia to the incredible geo spa at the Four Seasons Langkawi Malaysia Resort. Prepare yourself to be luxuriously pampered and rejuvenated at these truly unique and peaceful destinations.

You can look forward to holding onto those New Year resolutions and start planning that winter sun, luxury spa and wellness retreat here.

WHAT: Nihiwatu
WHERE: Bali | Indonesia
Reservations: | Tel: +62 361 757149 | Mobile: +65 9274 2344 (English)

Nihiwatu, ranked the world’s best hotel by Travel and Leisure readers in 2016 is a sustainable resort, where thatched villas with incredible forest views, each with a personal butler, overlook a beautiful 2.5 km sandy beach and surfing paradise, on the Balinese island of Sumba, where the sound of the waves soothes your mind, body and soul.  


Experience the ultimate “truly life-changing” spa experience, consisting of the day-long Nihi Oka Spa Safari – trek or take a safari vehicle through villages, rolling hills and rice fields to Nihi Oka, where after breakfast, your choice of spa treatments and therapists await. Follow this with a swim from a private beach or a dip in the mountain-spring-fed, fresh water infinity pool, before returning, when the mood takes you, by safari vehicle.  

The resort offers a huge range of massage and body treatments, all dedicated wellness experiences, at your rhythm, or in the privacy of your own villa, including yoga and meditation, facial, therapeutic or deep tissue massage, reflexology, various detox treatments using products from nature or ancient village remedies.


Nihiwatu is the perfect destination to help you rejuvenate, rebalance and reconnect with your inner self. You can fly daily direct to Bali with Emirates from Dubai.

 Image Credits: Nihiwatu

WHAT: Four Seasons Langkawi Malaysia Resort
WHERE: Malaysia
Reservations: Click here | Tel. +60 (4) 950 8888 | Fax. +60 (4) 950 8899

The Four Seasons Langkawi Malaysia Resort, on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Gold List of Favourite Beach Resorts in the World, has a mile-long beach, on one of four uninhabited islands in the Andaman Sea.  It is adjacent to the site of South East Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark – home to a diverse tropical ecosystem.  


Here, at the Geo Spa, you will find bespoke natural treatments alongside ancient energy balancing, with fundamental  and harmony-inducing wellness programmes which enable identification of bodily and spiritual imbalances, and lead to a reconnection with your inner self.four-seasons-langkawi-januarys-luxe-travel-list-luxury-wellness-destinations-the-luxe-diary

Signature spa programmes are centred on Earth, Water, Light and Air : a variety of Earth treatments target the nervous system and are grounding in nature ; a choice of Water treatments can improve body energy flows ; numerous Light treatments can enhance both body and spirit.


Move towards improved health, happiness and longevity with these tailored spiritual and bodily rebalancing programmes.

Breathe the ocean air from your stunning villa or pavilion, with its amazing views.  Set in 48 acres, the 90 rooms at the resort all have balconies and high ceilings, with Moroccan, Middle Eastern and Malaysian architectural influences.  All to be found just a mere 60 minute flight away from Kuala Lumpur, or 90 minute fight from Singapore.

Image credits: Four Seasons

WHAT: Ananda Destination Spa
WHERE: Himalayas | India
Reservations: +91 124 4516650 |

Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa resort in India, at the foot of the Himalayas. Ananda is located in the ‘Palace Estate’ – a 100 acre estate of a Maharaja’s Palace – surrounded by forest overlooking Rishikesh and the Ganges valley.


Voted Best Spa for Mind, Body and Spirit, Yoga and Healthy Cuisine in 2015 by Spa Finder Wellness Travel Awards and ranked No. 1 destination spa in the world by Condé Nast Traveller Readers Spa Awards 2012, 2014, 2015,  Ananda has 78 colonial hill style rooms, suites and villas, many with panoramic views. Offering 24 treatment rooms, gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool and hydrotherapy, Ananda’s luxurious spa covers 25000 sq.ft.


Ananda can tailor your journey towards wellness in body, mind and soul with signature wellness programmes run by international experts in the fields of Ayurveda and Yoga to detox, manage your weight or stress or generally rejuvenate and revitalise, unwind or get fit.  5-night, 7-night, 14-night  and 21-night Wellness Packages are available.


The cuisine of fresh, natural foods is based on the key principles of Ayurveda – taste and body-type, which is taught by chefs to guests so that they may continue the life-style when back home.  It is possible to dine in the Restaurant, with its Tree Top Deck and Pavillion areas, take tea in the Tea Lounge, sip-fruit juice by the pool or for a special occasion, enjoy a unique dining experience created by expert chefs in a private venue on the estate.

As well as spa and wellness, a choice of activities is on offer, including nature walks and treks, white water rafting, Ganga Aarati or wildlife safari in Rajaji National Park.

Image Credits: Ananda

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January 2017