Travel Well: June | Liv

Saa Relaxing

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Get some R&R this summer with three wellness journeys at Cambodian getaway Song Saa. Available until October 31, the new five- or seven-night retreats revitalize guests with a bespoke program that includes individual consultations, bathing rituals, personal yoga and meditation, and Song Saa’s specially-developed Stillness, Blessing, Healing and Beautifying massages and treatments. Choose the “Refresh” package to escape the stresses of modern life with powerful treatments and ionizing energy scrubs and mud wraps; detoxify and purify with “Rejuvenate,” which combines diet, physical activity and a bumper spa treatment that  incorporates a scrub, massage and facial; or find serenity with the “Revive” retreat, the highlight of which is a treatment harnessing the power of marine flora and Himalayan salt. The Journey to Wellness retreats also include accommodation, transfers, full board, guided tours, watersport equipment, sunrise yoga, and 15-minute foot massages.

From US$7,200 (HK$55,880) for five nights or US$10,800 (HK$83,820)  for seven nights per couple.


Another Atmantan

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Drawing on India’s ancient healing traditions, Atmantan is a brand new wellness destination nestled in the Sahyradri mountains outside Pune. The results-driven resort invites guests to rejuvenate with eight signature retreats that are designed to address individual needs and specific concerns. Try “Spa Life” for total relaxation, “Master Cleanse” for detoxing, or “Ayurveda Panchakarma” for Indian-inspired wellness. The resort’s Wellness Pavilion brings together 23 treatment rooms, 10,000 square feet of fitness and physiotherapy space, an indoor salt pool, a salon and a dedicated Kriya pavilion for Ayurveda treatments. Unwind at the meditation pavilions, then indulge in pampering treatments at the spa where you’ll find Ayurveda rituals, western-inspired massages, Chinese treatments, a hammam, Vichy showers, colonics and Balneotherapy using mineral springs.

Packages range from three to 28 nights and are priced from US$1,674 (HK$13,000). Atmantan is currently offering 25 percent off on all stays booked and completed by June 30.


Believe in Bodyism

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Wellness warriors visiting the Maldives can now indulge in Bodyism, the wellness concept loved by celebs, supermodels and royalty the world over. Bodyism incorporates a range of techniques focusing on alignment, posture, intelligent weight training, functional movement, yoga, stretching and pilates, and counts model Lara Stone as a fan. Wellness guru James Duigan has brought Bodyism and his Clean and Lean philosophy to the Javvu Spa at boutique resort Amilla Fushi, where guests can enjoy the unique combination of specialised personal training, classes and carefully created menus. Each personalised program begins with a Body Oracle consultation, and features a mix of Clean and Lean classes, high-intensity Clean and Lean Warrior training, Bodyism Ballet for posture and core strength, Bodyism Yoga and B Calm for mind-body balance. The program is complemented by delicious unprocessed, gluten-free dishes like raw pad Thai and sautéed scallops by the new Island Café by Clean and Lean.


Dashing Through Thailand


Ideal for those looking for fun, physical challenges that you can squeeze into a weekend, biking specialists Mad Dogs are running their new-this-year “Dash from Phuket” ride in August. The three-day journey, which includes one full day of cycling on August 20, will see participants race 160 kilometres from north Phuket to idyllic Krabi. Race day is broken down into three manageable runs of 40, 35 and 90 kilometres, giving cyclists plenty of time to enjoy the coastal roads, green hills, Karst topography and beach views as they make their way to the finishing point of Krabi’s Ao Nang beach for a well-deserved dip in the ocean. The Dash from Phuket package includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast on race day, baggage forwarding, support vehicles with mechanics and a Mad Dogs jersey.

Right now, Mad Dogs is offering four early-bird spots at US$340 (HKD$2,640); the usual price is US$380 (HK$2,950).