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Find tranquility at these wellness retreats in Southeast Asia

Fight burnout with yoga, spas, exercise and more with a quick getaway at these retreats.

  • Alba Wellness Valley

    Alba Wellness Valley, Phu Bai 

    Situated at the source of the Thanh Tan geothermal spring, 30km from the city of Hue, Alba Wellness Valley in North Vietnam has been built in this particular area to deliver the ultimate rejuvenation retreat for those in desperate need of realignment, both mentally and physically.

    A natural hot spring has been widely accepted in Europe and Japan as a treatment option for various common ailments, such as boosting blood circulation, reducing stress, promoting sleep, relieving pain and healing skin problems. The Alba Wellness Valley utilises this to offer guests a healing experience.

    To make it easy for those looking to retreat minus any itinerary headache or multiple booking stress, the resort has just released three new multi-day wellness packages (three, five and seven days) which all include: Accommodation, full board of nutritionally balanced meals and detox drinks, daily wellness activities from hiking and bike rides to calm-inducing water meditation, spa sessions, and extended soaks in the country’s only Japanese-style onsen. The new packages were inspired by the natural hot springs on the grounds of the hotel, said Hylton Lipkin, general manager at Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion.

    “Our healing waters find a path through the heart of our resort and move towards the optimal temperature as they make their journey,” he said. “We want our guests to embark on their own journey where they can find their wellness balance.”The longer five and seven day packages also include a healthy cooking class designed to give guests tips on how to bring what they’ve learned home. Local sightseeing trips with a city tour of the former imperial capital at Hue, a local craft village visit, and a trip to Chùa Công Thành pagoda are also part of the flexible schedule.

    With a series of thermal baths at its heart, the valley also offers various outdoor facilities including a water park, a family-friendly craft village and organic farm, and a thrilling highwire course and zip line.

    Guests have a choice of accommodation: The upscale Alba Wellness Resort and 3-star Thanh Tan Hot Springs Hotel. The Alba Wellness Resort delivers a rustic traditional-yet-luxe staycation, featuring a combination of Japanese and Vietnamese architecture with rural landscaping.

    At Phong Son, Phong Dien, Thua Thien Hue Province, tel :0234 3552 222. Visit:


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