Welcome to another feature of Wellness in ASEAN, where we journey through the breathtaking landscape of Southeast Asia in search of rejuvenation for the mind, body, and soul. With wondrous natural beauty and balmy temperatures, it’s impossible to resist the alluring ambience in this part of the world.
We explore the beautiful countries of Singapore and Malaysia for all the best spa treatments and retreats to take you from stressed-out to blissed-out, in just one stay. From luxury island-sanctuaries to natural hot-spring retreats, we’ve rounded up all the best spots to help you rediscover balance and well-being.
Sentosa Beach, Singapore. Image: John / CC-BY-SA-2.0 / Flickr
Boasting tropical climates and a diverse cultural landscape, Singapore combines mouthwatering cuisines, shopping and a keen focus on green-living. But it’s not just skyscrapers, food, and luxury-living this island city-state has on offer, there are plenty of spa and relaxation options to indulge in, too. Here’s where to find them.
ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa
ESPA Spa Sentosa, Singapore. Image: ESPA / Sentosa
Award-winning spa – ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa, offers guests an immersive escape to nature and delivers an impressive spa experience for all those that visit their nature-inspired sanctuary. Located on the island resort of Sentosa, this luxury health-haven boasts garden villas, Turkish Hamman, ice fountains, outdoor rock sauna, plunge-pools and a range of 5-star spa treatments. Treat yourself to intensive muscle release therapy, a stress-buster massage or calm and soothe facial, to enjoy luxurious top-to-toe pampering.
Nimble Knead’s Cargo Spa Creation. Image: Nimble Knead / Facebook
For something a little different, take a trip to Nimble Knead for daytime spa treatments within a shipping container. The ultimate fusion of tranquility and industrial chic in a city that never sleeps, Nimble Knead provides the perfect rest-stop to melt all your worries away. The playfully-named treatments on the spa menu, offer a range of relaxing therapies from all around the world. Featuring green tea body masks, Balinese massages and lemongrass scrubs – you’ll be totally refreshed and cleansed by the time you leave this alternative city spa.
G Spa. Image: G Spa / Facebook
The largest 24-hour spa in Singapore, G Spa offers round-the-clock spa services and facilities for guests to enjoy. The perfect haven from a bustling city, G Spa offers a fantastic relaxation stop for all of 24 hours or more. Featuring personal beds, hot and cold plunge pools, and plenty of chill-out areas – there’s a wealth of health-focused facilities to help you unwind. Choose from Chinese Meridian treatments, dual-therapist massages, rehydrating facials and reflexology treatments and many more renewing therapies to boost your relaxation to a Zen-like state.
If you’re looking for more natural remedies, you can hop on a plane and be in Malaysia in less than two hours on most flights. From ancient rainforests, caves, and panoramic mountain landscapes, Malaysia boasts an abundance of un-spoilt natural beauty to soothe the senses. With tranquil spas and health sanctuaries to be found throughout the country, Malaysia provides the ideal wellness-escape from busy modern lives.
Banjaran Hot Spring, Ipoh. Image: Robb Report Malaysia / Website
For those seeking an immersive journey amongst nature, The Banjaran hot springs retreat in Ipoh, provides an impressive sanctuary nestled amongst luscious surrounds. An exquisite haven for all nature-lovers, the resort is set amongst a geothermal hot spring lake and features water villas, dipping pools, limestone caves, and mineral-rich swimming pools. If that’s not enough to melt away the last traces of tension, the spa and wellness menu is guaranteed to please. Choose from antioxidant therapy, reiki, acupuncture, aromatherapy massage, rose facials, and butter body scrubs.
Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Resort. Image: Pangkor Laut / Website
Luxury island escape Pangkor Laut Resort is a journey into paradise like no other. Located on its own private island surrounded by emerald green waters, luscious greenery and breathtaking beaches, Pangkor Laut Resort offers total seclusion and privacy. Home to the award-winning Spa Village, there are also a range of pampering treatments to try. Combining a blend of Chinese, Indian, and Malay rituals - visitors are treated to a fusion of heavenly spa experiences. Wellness programs and spa packages are available alongside indulgent spa treatments - Malay flower bath, warrior massage, cucumber body wrap, and scented body steaming.
Ozmosis Health and Day Spa
With three locations in Kuala Lumpur, Ozmosis Health and Day Spa offers a range of spa treatments for those staying in the capital city. Ideal for those who are travelling through Kuala Lumpur, this day spa fits in nicely with all flexible travel plans. Choose from a range of traditional massages including aroma hot oil, hot stone, hot press, and luxury fusion. For a day of total relaxation, why not treat yourself to one of the spa packages - featuring rose sugar scrubs, coffee and chocolate wraps or rejuvenating facials.
Have we tempted you to book your next wellness break to Singapore? Or perhaps Malaysia is calling you. Let us know which destination you choose! Join us next time as we explore Cambodia and Laos to discover all the best places to restore your health and well-being.