Stellar Retreats & Wellness Journeys
31 August 2016
Alila Hotels & Resorts, a collection of luxury boutique hotels, draw on their destinations and culture, to create utterly bespoke and surprisingly different spa wellness experiences. Throughout its hotels, Spa Alila is committed to providing treatments blending ancient Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes that feature the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients. From the newest Spa Alila addition inBali, to an ultimate detox in Goa, a mountainous retreat in Oman and a city break in Java, Spa Alila has authentic and varied surprises for everyone.
1. BEST FOR HEAD TO TOE PAMPERING - AT THE ALL-NEW SPA ALILA AT ALILA SEMINYAK, BALI
Following its successful opening last October, Alila Seminyak has unveiled its brand new destination spa. It offers a sublime experience that will leave guests feeling rejuvenated, and relaxed with a renewed sense of well-being. Part of Spa Alila’s new offering includes an indulgent Full Day Escape. From dawn until dusk, guests will be pampered with a range of beauty treatments and massages. The day begins with a guided morning stretch overlooking the panoramic ocean and follows with a series of treatments including a 5000-year-old Ayurvedic Shirodara ritual of Balinese healing therapy with a full body exfoliation and silk bath.Next comes a mini-facial and a manicure concluding with a sunset cocktail and a three-course gourmet dinner, as prescribed by the executive chef. The Full Day Escape starts from USD 281 per person and includes a stretching class, Balinese healing therapy, full body exfoliation & silk bath, a three-course lunch, mini-facial, manicure, cocktail and a three-course dinner. Rates at Alila Seminyak start from USD 320 per night on a room only basis, based on two people sharing (excluding tax).
2. BEST FOR A REVITALISING DETOX - ALILA DIWA GOA, INDIA
Kick start the new you. Guests at Alila Diwa Goa can now restore their balance in mind, body and spirit with a new Ayurvedic detox program specially designed by the hotel’s in-house expert, Dr. Arjita Kumari. After an in-depth consultation, covering nutrition, and state of health, guests will enjoy pranic healing, hypnotherapy, daily yoga, meditation and exercise sessions. These sessions are all combined with nutritionally balanced meals, juices and Ayurvedic supplements, daily workshops, wellness massages and cooking classes. The Program also ensures that all elements have been put in place to arm participants with the skills to create an on-going, all encompassing, life change after the retreat. The Ayurveda Detox Program starts from USD 1110 per person for the three-night retreat. Price based on two people sharing and includes body composition analysis, body measurements, one consultation with the Ayurveda physician, one consultation with the diet and nutrition specialist, six holistic and Ayurveda treatments per person, three fitness sessions, three yoga and meditation sessions, guided meditation, informative interactions and workshops, nutritionally balanced meals, relaxing and calming drinks, healthy cooking workshop and healing bath setup. Tailor-made Ayurveda detox packages for five, seven, 10 and 14 nights are also available on request.
3. BEST FOR A MOUNTAINOUS RETREAT - ALILA JABAL AKHDAR, OMAN
Jabal Akhdar - The Green Mountain in Arabic - is one of Oman’s most remarkable regions. Alila Jabal Akhdar lies 2,500 meters above sea level and overlooks the dramatic gorge and spectacular Al Hajar mountain range. Spa Alila; the heart of Alila Jabal Akhdar, is all about the destination and offers guests two restorative half-day spa experiences suitable for both early birds and night owls. Early risers will love the Mystical Mountain Sunrise experience. It kicks off with an early morning tai chi class to stretch, and breathe-in the fresh mountain air. Following a healthy breakfast, guests will then embark on three hours of holistic heaven with a combination of purifying and relaxing therapies including the signature foot bath, a natural exfoliation and a cocoa, coffee and coconut body wrap. The experience comes to an end with a red clay facial to draw out impurities whilst releasing essential minerals. Night owls looking to wind down for the day can enjoy the Sunset Dreams experience. Indulge in a series of cleansing treatments and rituals before heading outside to enjoy a tai chi session as the sun sets over the spectacular mountains. Following a healthy mountainside dinner, retire to the privacy of your room to sip a cup of Alila’s signature herbal tea to ensure a restful night’s sleep. The half-day Mystical Mountain Sunrise experience starts from USD 325 per person. This includes a tai chi session, healthy breakfast, signature foot bath, river stone massage, body wrap and red clay facial. The half day Sunset Dreams experience starts from USD 310 per person. This includes a cleansing steam, Thai-inspired Asian herbal compress, ground coffee exfoliation, Jacuzzi, tai chi session, a light healthy dinner and signature herbal tea.
4. BEST FOR A CITY BREAK - ALILA SOLO, JAVA, INDONESIA
Alila Solo, the group’s contemporary urban retreat in Java opened its brand new Spa Alila in March 2016. After a day exploring the natural wonders in Central Java, guests return to their city resort to relax and unwind. Solo's Spa Alila offers a wide range of authentic healing treatments infused with elements of Java, such as the traditional Javanese Lulur with fruits and spices indigenous to Central Java which is designed to inspire relaxation and rejuvenation. To celebrate the opening of the new spa, Spa Alila is offering a complimentary 30-minute foot massage for two people for every 90-minute treatment booked. As well as this, guests will also receive 20% off a Therapeutic Massage which is massage technique using fluid strokes of different depths and intensity which work into muscles to relieve tension and stiffness. Rates at Alila Solo start from USD 100, based on two sharing a Deluxe Room. Spa Alila Offer ends 31 October 2016.
5. BEST FOR A LEARNING EXPERIENCE - ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU, BALI
Alila Villas Uluwatu, in a beautifully un-spoilt corner of Bali overlooking the Indian Ocean, is offering couples the chance to learn something new and become masseurs for the afternoon. The three-and-a-half-hour 'Journey Beyond Two' experience begins with a refreshing, stress-relieving cup of ginger tea and a foot bath. Couples will then learn the Japanese art of oshibori and master basic massage techniques whilst understanding the body’s key pressure points. Next, they can put this into practice and give each other a relaxing head, back or foot massage. The experience will come to an end with a 60-minute Balinese massage followed by a candlelit dinner in a private cabana. Wonderfully private, this is a place for couples to lose themselves in blissful tranquility. From its cliff-top position, the eco-friendly retreat commands spectacular views and enjoys golden sunsets. Each of the 56 villas have been styled in a contemporary way with brilliant use of traditional Balinese materials and comes with a private pool and exclusive host services attuned to your lifestyle - be it for an indulgent level of service with a host (butler) at your beck and call or service so discreet that you barely notice the invisible footfalls. The three-and-a-half-hour Journey Beyond Two Experience starts from USD 561 per couple. This includes a foot bath, learning about the art of oshibori, mastering basic massage techniques, the chance to give a massage, one 60-minute Balinese massage per person and a candlelit dinner for two in a private cabana.
6. BEST FOR QUICK FIX RETREAT - ALILA MANGGIS, BALI
Alila Manggis is a tranquil retreat in East Bali – a soothing haven of serenity set amidst a coconut grove, nestled between the sea and the majestic Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain. The hotel is offering time-poor guests the opportunity to totally switch off and relax with the 48-hour unlimited Spa Escape experience. From tension-relieving massages and invigorating body scrubs to glowing beauty treatments and rejuvenating facials guests can choose from a range of treatments best suited to personal needs. After a full three days of relaxing and being pampered guests should leave feeling fully restored and ready to face reality. The 48-hour Spa Escape starts from USD 100 per person. This includes unlimited spa treatments from the spa menu. Treatments are available from 9am – 9pm (excluding Shirodhara).