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Celebrity favourite Chiva Som is about to launch in the Middle East. This sprawling oasis in the desert comprises two separate resorts – a Family Wellness Resort and a Wellness Resort aimed at adults. It is the first holistic escape to feature Traditional Arabic Integrative Medicine, an ancient philosophy that uses medicinal herbs, dietary practises and mind body healing to get you back on your feet.
Tina says: “This is very exciting! It will be the first international destination spa in Qatar.
Chiva Som Health Resorts will be taking decades of expertise to an area that until now has been lacking in wellness properties.”
Six Senses is taking wellness to the Big Apple with the launch of its first property in North America. Within the two twisting towers set by the Hudson River you’ll find two restaurants showcasing locally-sourced produce, the famed Six Senses Spa as well as a private members’ club.
Tina says: “The spa will be hi-tech using the latest in spa science for a highly individualised experience.”
Since launching its first resort in Bali in 2018, Revivo Wellness Resort has already become a fast-favourite with wellness lovers. Focusing on treatments for the mind, body and soul, the retreat looks at you as an individual and you can even have a bespoke package created for you based on your DNA. It is now taking its unique concept to a vineyard near Barcelona, and this resort is expected to open by summer 2020.
Tina says: “This relatively new brand keeps going from strength to strength. Apart from the launch in Barcelona to look forward to, it is also launching a Revivo Wellness Resort in Niseko for the winter season. It will combine Revivo’s concepts with Japan’s own unique wellness traditions and will feature a natural hot spring.”
All eyes will be on Germany for the launch of the Lanserhof Sylt on the Wadden Sea. This island hideaway will blend rustic looks with state-of-the-art treatments. Think shoreside thatched villas filled with sleek, sweeping staircases, designer fireplaces and bespoke treatment rooms.
Tina says: “Like its sister properties, this new resort in the Hamptons of Germany will be a five-star medical spa. It has its own LANS Med Concept and uses the Mayr Detox.”
The Bill Bensley-designed property near Halong Bay is about to launch 2240sqm wellness centre. Guests will now be able to choose from a wide-ranging array of treats including a menu of herbal baths, in the shadow of the Yen Tu mountains.
Tina says: “It will specialise in Zen meditation and wellness counselling. It was due to open in February 2019, but has been delayed.
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Family Fun in Bali
Learn the art of Balinese offerings and painting
Explore the Ubud countryside on bicycles
Temple hunting and learning about Balinese culture
Search for cheeky monkeys at the Monkey Forest at Kedaton
Surf lessons on the beautiful beach at Seminyak
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Explore Bali’s vibrant and beautiful temples
Browse local markets and bathe in hot springs
Marvel at lush rice paddies in the Munduk Highlands
Discover Bali’s exotic flora, fauna and birdlife at the West Bali National Park
Savour freshly roasted coffee at the Luwak coffee plantation
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Sun, Sea and Cruising in Indonesia
Discover the ancient Hindu temple of Pura Tanah Lot
Go snorkelling or diving in Sumba’s vibrant underwater world
Witness traditional spear-fighting Pasola ceremonies on Sumba
Stay in luxurious beachfront villas in remote locations
Explore the picturesque rice terraces at Ubud, Indonesia
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