By LL Editorial Staff
If you’re in need of nirvana, seek her from where she came — India. In this beautiful country did the ancient practice of yoga first come into being thousands of years ago, playing an integral role in mankind’s quest for balance ever since. Ok, so yoga may not quite guarantee nirvana every time, but then the Maldives (yes, this is the location of interest) isn’t quite in India either. It is, however, close by and home to the One&Only Reethi Rah Spa by ESPA, which is certainly one of the world’s premiere destinations for holistic healing (and may even lead to that elusive nirvana). Located on a curve of coastline on the Indian Ocean, this tiny island secures your passport to bliss and provides serene refuge into pure relaxation. Check your worries at the door and indulge in abundant transformative spa services that masterfully blend Eastern philosophy with modern techniques. With the help of experts, deepen (or even begin) your yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates or meditation practice. And, assisted by a conscientious kitchen staff, nurture your body and soul by dining on deliciously healthy cuisine. Take care of your needs, holistically, in the Maldives.
Even further east, one Southeast Asian retreat assures your path to total well-being will be a private one. Pangkor Laut Resort is the only hotel property on a private 300-acre tropical island, which General Manager Mohamed Elsayeh describes “a combination of luxury, natural beauty and age-old wilderness woven together to produce an environment where peace and magically memorable moments are the currency.” An absolute must for visitors An absolute must for luxury travelers is a visit (or several) to Spa Village Pangkor Laut, located in the southeast end of the island and ranked among the top-10 hotel spas in all of Asia by Travel + Leisure. This unique retreat combines the healing practices of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai cultures to ensure complete rejuvenation.
Feeling a little off balance? Then head to one of the world’s most serene holistic healing locations so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the realignment. And whether your energy is drawn to the red rocks of Sedona, the silken sands and crystalline waters of the Maldives or complete seclusion in Malaysia, follow it. After all, the only thing you really have to lose is some stress (and perhaps the beginnings of a disease or two). So why not get zen‘d-out, and experience the luxury of health and wellness, the holistic way.