Dispatch: New Spas in Asia
During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa at Anantara Si Kao guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi.
Set high above Victoria Harbour, Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong offers a respite from the city’s hectic pace. Nine treatment rooms boast the latest modern conveniences (digital lockers; glass-tiled steam showers).
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Sanya is devoted to preserving local techniques, such as traditional herbal bath soaks.
True to its name—which means “peace” in Malay—the Damai at Grand Hyatt Singapore has 11 spa rooms that look onto quiet terraces.
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Mandarin Oriental, Sanya
Anantara Si Kao
During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa, guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi. For those looking to quit smoking, a naturopathic doctor leads support sessions, treats withdrawal symptoms, and recommends Ayurvedic treatments.
Set high above Victoria Harbour, this spa offers a respite from the city’s hectic pace. Nine treatment rooms boast the latest modern conveniences (digital lockers; glass-tiled steam showers).
Located at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, Damai Spa combines Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European techniques to create an immersive, healing experience. Named after the Malay and Indonesian word for “peace,” the spa provides a tranquil, nature-inspired environment. The treatment rooms include natural wood accents and stone walls, and the spa itself is surrounded by palm trees and waterfalls. Possible treatment options include the Indian Ocean salt exfoliation and the Damai orchid massage, which incorporates the spa’s signature essence made from Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore’s national flower. The spa also contains a fitness center, pool, whirlpool, and outdoor lounge.