It’s the beginning of a brand new year, and the perfect time to detox your body, get rejuvenated and hit the restart button. Get a fresh start on 2019 with some rest and relaxation, and revive yourself with some inner cleansing, body treatments, and clean eating at one of these wellness retreats around Malaysia in our Little Steps guide. Here’s to a fantastic year ahead!
Malaysia’s first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat offers bespoke holistic experiences designed for peace and relaxation, restoring overall wellbeing, rekindling romance, and more. If you’re looking for an escape to a tranquil, relaxing and rejuvenating surroundings, this is just the place. Yoga sessions are inclusive for villa stays, and features such as the Geothermal Hot Springs Dipping Pools, Meditation Cave, Crystal Cave, Thermal Steam Cave, Ice Bath, and Garra Rufa Doctor Fish Pool will make this retreat an unforgettable experience. Do note that children must be 12 years and above to be allowed here.
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, www.thebanjaran.com
Inspired by the 12th century ‘Haut Koenigsbourg’ castle in Alsace, France, The Chateau offers guests a complete organic spa and wellness experience combining the best of European spa expertise with renowned Asian hospitality. The Chateau is nestled in Berjaya Hills, Bukit Tinggi is 3,000 ft. above sea level and located amidst a 150-million year old tropical rainforest. Over here, you can expect modern treatments and a team of certified therapists, beauticians, consultants, nutritionists, trainers and experienced doctors at your service. Only children above 8 years are accepted here.
The Chateau, KM 48 Persimpangan Bertingkat LebuhrayaKarak, 28750 Bukit Tinggi Pahang, Malaysia, www.thechateau.com.my
V Integrated Wellness is a multi-award winning wellness destination located at The Andaman Resort on Langkawi Island. The center is devoted to conscious living and personal renewal, and offers a tranquil escape with a holistic program which includes traditional healing techniques to help guests cultivate their ‘chi’ or life force, and attain wellness at all levels through a more conscious way of living. Programs available include detox, Ayurverda, deep relaxation, anti-aging and soul connection. The local teamof experts will also enlighten you about the herbs grown at the V Herb Garden, how to get started on a juice cleanse regime and the benefits of a macrobiotic diet.
V Integrated Wellness, P.O.Box 94, Jalan Teluk Datai 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia, www.vintegratedwellness.com
The award-winning Spa Village Pangkor Laut is a unique retreat that offers ancient health rituals from Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai influences to give you complete rejuvenation. Located within a private enclave of Pangkor Laut Resort, the Spa Village is spread over four acres on a quiet bay surrounded by aquamarine sea and lush rainforest. The wellness programs encompass rejuvenation and longevity, relaxation and stress reduction, detoxification, and romance. Massages, Ayurveda treatment, yoga and Tai Chi Quan are available, while skilled visiting practitioners from all over the world provide holistic sessions in shiatsu, aquassage, kundalini yoga or meditation. Facilities are for guests above the age of 16 only.
Spa Village Pangkor Laut, Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut Island, 32200 Lumut, Perak, Malaysia, www.spavillage.com/pangkorlaut
Escape to the island of Penang and check into Shangri-La Rasa Sayang to recharge your batteries within the serene setting of CHI, The Spa which consists of 11 spa villas and a yoga pavilion. The Chinese and Malay treatments available here include signature therapies with acupressure, hot stones or warm poultice, wellness massages, body exfoliation and bathing experiences, body wraps, facial treatments and luxurious packages for holistic rejuvenation and relaxation.
CHI The Spa, Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia, www.shangri-la.com/penang/rasasayangresort/chi-the-spa