Om and Away’s Handpicked Retreat Ideas for 2019


Because how else are you going to make the best of 2019 without being good to yourself?


Think about being good to yourself. Maybe you envision waking up to a beautiful sunrise, rejuvenating with a beach yoga session, rehydrating with nutritious smoothies in every colour of the rainbow and relaxing at the spa as a caring therapist kneads your body from head to toe. Ahhh—how dreamy.

If there’s ever a perfect time to pause, escape the daily grind, and recharge, it’s now. Life is interest of your long-term health, it might be time to re-prioritize and reset. In fact, taking time out has been scientifically proven to boost productivity and make you live longer. And what better way to implement a true shift in your perspective than literally Om Away to somewhere, you know, new and epic for a wellness experience?

Are you in the mood to escape to your inner joy? Consider a wellness retreat. They’re an ideal way to break routine and reassess habits with the help of nutrition, fitness, or mindfulness experts. We spotlight five of the best wellness experience, whether they are to build stress resilience, practice self-love, or tap into your spiritual side, these wellness retreats are specially handpicked by Om&Away’s team and reviewed by experts.

Book one of these five amazing wellness retreats to relax, recharge, and realign your life.

Fusion Maia Resort, Hoi An, Vietnam


A steadfast popular way to pamper yourself is going on a wellness vacation to somewhere that doesn’t quite look like home but feels like everything your soul needs. A short flight to Da Nang and suddenly you’re sitting astride a stretch of pristine white sand beach;  Offering a stunning beachfront location and a range of elegant private pool villas, plus Fusion’s unique “all-spa inclusive” and “breakfast anywhere, anytime” services, Fusion Maia Da Nang is, we think, the sort of place to lose yourself and find yourself, all at the same time. Aside from gorgeous, indulgent rooms with private pools, daily fitness activities and delicious food, they are also the first spa in Asia to offer an all-inclusive spa access to its guest. With a comprehensive offerings and fuss-free inclusion of all services, your mind is at ease throughout your stay. Read more about Om Advocate, Jacqueline’s experience at Fusion Maia Resort here.

Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand


Feeling off – balance? Reclaim your personal strength and inner peace to… breathe into a new life. Samahita means centered, being in balance, an integration of vitality and peace in your life. Set on the south coast of Koh Samui, Samahita Retreat is a haven of wellness surrounded by a long stretch of unspoiled beach. Practicing a holistic approach to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit, this dedicated yoga centre provides you with the right tools and support to help you grow and transform your health. Integrating different yoga techniques, fitness, cardio, and proper nutrition, Samahita Retreat offers guests unique pioneering programmes to address their individual wellness needs. Eco-friendly accommodation provides a perfect sanctuary of tranquillity, with each room featuring a private balcony. Renew the connection between body and soul as you enjoy a transformational wellness holiday at Samahita Retreat.

And if you are wondering what more you can do and explore at Koh Samui, read on here.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh, Malaysia


Herein begins your journey towards a renewed self and purpose at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Endowed with the best of nature, they are proud to be Malaysia’s first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat offering bespoke holistic experiences designed for recouping peace and relaxation, restoring overall wellbeing, rekindling romance, unearthing inspirational ideas and breakthrough solutions, creating distinct events, hosting the wedding of your dreams, and such.


Have a glimpse and do come away for a true and sublime escape in their tranquil, relaxing and rejuvenating surroundings. Awaiting your discovery of The Banjaran.

Bawah Reserve, Private Island, Indonesia


A wellness retreat and dedicating yourself to getting fit and healthy can often sound daunting and resemble a challenge. But imagine if you could do it all in a paradise surrounded by lush tropical greenery, blue skies and azure waters in the epicenter of marine bio-diversity? Enveloped by lush tropical greenery and azure blue ocean, Bawah Reserve rests in sheltered carefree seclusion 160 nautical miles (300km) northeast of Singapore in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago. Wondering what can you expect and do at Bawah Reserve? The Om&Away team has a blast at this exotic private island and you have to read to find out more about this hidden gem here.

Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, Phuket, Thailand


New to a wellness holiday? Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary’s flexible wellness programme is designed for guests who want to experience a taste of wellness holiday before making the full commitment. There are 50 comprehensive offerings which ensures that there’s something for everyone, whether you want to improve your physical strength, nourish the mind or simply just need a breather from the daily grind. You can expect to enjoy the flexibility of selecting from 50 different wellness activities, along with daily in-villa spa treatment and nightly rest rituals. Activities are designed to elevate body awareness, raise mindful practices, attain optimal fitness and enrich daily living in a bid to kickstart a fulfilling wellbeing journey. Those seeking a guided itinerary can also select from four curated programmes catering to various wellness goals.

So, what are you waiting for?

Check out Om&Away to find a perfect wellness holiday for yourself.

Be good to yourself,

The Om girls

Special thanks to all our retreat partners mentioned above and the expert reviews from Health and Fitness Travel.

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