Entice your clients with these wellness-focused getaways in Asia.
For those travelers looking to complement a meditative retreat with savory Indonesian fare, International Culinary Tours is offering a 10-day Culinary and Yoga Tour in Bali from March 31-April 9 and April 13-22, 2018. A few highlights from this 10-day journey include a sunrise and sunset yoga with a private instructor; a morning market tour through Bali followed by a cooking class; a visit to Bali’s sacred sea temples such as Puri Uluwatu and Puri Tanah Lot; and a visit to the sacred Monkey Forest of Ubud. There’s also an informative Nature Herbal Walk, and visits to the Luwak coffee and tea plantation, as well as an artisan chocolate factory with tastings. Rates for bookings made before Sept. 1 are $1,875, after it goes up to $1,995. internationalculinarytours.com
2. Spiritual Journey
Cox & Kings’ 4-day Rishikesh retreat takes place at the Ananda in the Himalayas, a Destination Spa, set in the Himalayan foothills, overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. This spa resort offers plenty of opportunity to get pampered as it features a 25,000-sq.-ft. spa where guests can get therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation, as well as the latest in European and Thai treatments. The spa resort also includes yoga and meditation classes, and included in this particular retreat is the opportunity to witness the Hindu ritual, aarti—sometimes referred to as the “ceremony of light”—on the banks of the Ganges. Rates start at $1,420 pp dbl (land only). coxandkingsusa.com
3. The Iridium Spa in Mumbai
For clients loyal to the St. Regis brand and headed to Mumbai, The St. Regis Mumbai is home to the brand’s exclusive Iridium Spa. It features nine treatment rooms, including a Thai treatment room, and a Couple’s Therapy Suite. There are a variety of body treatments and massages to choose from, including the 90-minute Gold Body Therapy, which uses gold—a mineral with anti-inflammatory properties—to exfoliate the body when combined with a sugar scrub made with cane sugar, followed with a fragrant oil massage infused with gold particles.
The spa also offers Iridium Baths such as the Royal Bath designed to soothe and calm the nerves, and the Renewing Rose Bath with geranium, frankincense, and rose to nourish the body and uplift spirits. Couples can opt for a Signature Journey for Two, including the 180-minute Seven Chakra Revival, which is aimed at the seven energy points of the body. Room rates start at $200 for a Grand Deluxe guestroom. stregismumbai.com