Top 10 Nature Retreats

Writer Mabs Potter | April 16, 2013

Solace can always be found in the very setting humans are now often the most separated from: nature. Destination spas know this only too well and have positioned themselves in some of the most intriguing and breath-taking locations that Asia has to offer. Whether you find peace in gently floating along a reef watching the underwater wonder, charting your course up mountain peaks with the sweat of satisfaction or simply relaxing the day away while receiving a hot stone massage in a tree villa amongst a swaying bamboo forest, this list will take you to places where the body has a chance to do what it does best if given the chance – rejuvenate and feel good.

1. UMA PUNAKHA, BHUTAN

Deep in Bhutan in the Punakha Valley high above the raging Mo Chu River, lies Uma Punakha, luxury hotel group COMO’s second property in this mountainous kingdom. The lodge is built using traditional Bhutanese architectural details as the inspiration, while the interiors are filled with clear mountain sunlight and panoramic views of the valley and the mountains beyond. Immersion in the local surroundings is exclusively arranged by the resort ranging from three to 12-day camping and trekking trips to mountain biking and more leisurely village hikes. The COMO Shambhala Retreat is set in a traditional Punakha spa building with stellar river views from each treatment suite. A wide range of massage is available and the Bhutan hot stone bath, where hot river stones are placed in the bathwater, perfectly complements the massage treatments.


www.comohotels.com/umapunakha

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Destination spas know this only too well and have positioned themselves in some of the most intriguing and breath-taking locations that Asia has to offer