When life gets hectic and you start feeling sluggish, stressed, or run down, a detox retreat may be just what you need to reset, rebalance, and rejuvenate the body and mind. Here in Asia there are plenty of wellness resorts where you can enjoy a well-deserved spa break, but only a few that do personalised programmes designed to eliminate toxins with a combination of healthy food, Ayurvedic techniques, exercise, and mindfulness practice. Book into one of these top detox retreats in Asia for a cleansing programme that will help you feel lighter, more refreshed, and like a whole new you.
Escape to a private peninsula fringed by a white sand beach at Amanpuri in Phuket. The resort is renowned for its detox programmes designed to counteract pollution and stress, dispel negativity, and increase mental alertness. The Original Immersion programme starts with a body composition analysis and TCM consultation to determine what combination of healthy meals, spa treatments, movement classes and wellness sessions are right for you. The Intensive Immersion steps things up with blood tests, heavy metal scans, colonic hydrotherapy, and TCM practices
Amanpuri, Pansea Beach, Cherngtalay, Thalang District, Phuket, Thailand 83110. p. +66 76 324 333
Ananda Spa, India
Hidden away in the Himalayas, this peaceful hideaway offers a number of different detox programmes to cleanse your body and soothe the mind. The signature Holistic Detox is a good place to start if you’re new to detoxing because it eases you into the process with organic meals, yoga, meditation, and fitness classes, plus Ayurvedic therapies to improve circulation and filter out toxins. The Yogic Detox programme helps to activate the organs, while the Panchakarma programme is a complete cleanse that can last up to 21 days.
Ananda Spa, The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand, India 249175. p. +91 1378 227 500
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Malaysia
What better place to get purified than a resort centred around natural geothermal pools and surrounded by jungle-clad limestone karsts? The Banjaran is a holistic wellness retreat with multiple programmes running from as little as two days up to 21 days. The Detoxification programme cleanses the body naturally with healthy meals, exercise, and healing rituals from disciplines like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal is to rekindle your natural balance for optimal health.
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, No. 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City Ipoh, Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia 31150. +6 05 210 7777
COMO Shambhala Estate, Indonesia
The award-winning COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is a celebrity favourite for its gorgeous grounds and comprehensive wellness programmes designed by experts in fields ranging from nutrition to Ayurvedic medicine. The Cleanse programme starts at two days and aims to purify the body from the inside out with a bespoke plan created just for you. Your personal programme could include whole-food cuisine, healthy juices, teas, and tonics, activities like pilates and volcano cycling, and treatments like acupuncture.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia 80571. p. +62 978 888
Set on a former coffee plantation in the misty hills of Magelang in central Java, MesaStila is a pretty magical spot. Book into a traditional wooden joglo villa and embark on the 3-night or 5-night Cleansing Retreat to stimulate your body’s natural healing pathways. The retreat combines Western science with traditional Javanese therapies to cleanse the lymphatic and digestive systems, and boost the immune system. This includes wraps and heat treatments, physical activity, healthy cuisine, and herbal remedies.
MesaStila, Desa Losari, Magelang, Java, Indonesia 56100
Santani, Sri Lanka
If you really want to escape from it all, make your way to Santini, a holistic wellness resort on a former tea estate in central Sri Lanka. The resort constantly wins accolades including a spot on the Best Wellness Resorts in the World list by Vogue. The signature Santani Detox programme can be completely customised from the number of days right down to whether you prefer Ayurvedic or Western treatments and techniques, and it includes nourishing meals, yoga classes, and detoxifying spa treatments like thermal salt baths and saunas.
Santani, Aratenna Estate, Werapitiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka 00013. p. +94 11 255 9755
Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa, Indonesia
This spectacular spot in rural Bali won the Best Luxury Holistic Retreat in Asia, and for good reason. Awash in lush gardens, the resort is a serene sanctuary where you can immerse yourself in Ayurvedic wellness programmes. The Detox Wellness Programme uses the Panchakarma approach to rid the body of toxins and heal the body and mind. It includes organic, vegetarian meals, yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic treatments chosen just for you. Plus you get plenty of downtime to find your balance and get back to yourself.
Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa, Banjar Bebengan Tangeb, Abianbase, Mengwi, Badung Bali, Indonesia 80351. p. +62 0361 900 6128