10 Top Spas, Detox & Wellness Retreats in Asia

For the latest info, see my 2018 Top 10 Wellness Destinations in Asia list here  Looking for the best places to detox, lose weight, de-stress, get fit, do yoga, and be a better, healthier you? Here are some of the best health resorts in Asia … When people hear that I write spa books and am a judge for the regional AsiaSpa Awards, they…

A Powerful Yoga Healing Retreat at the Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

 Ask me to name the most luxurious hotels in Thailand, and the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai is right there at the top of the list. It’s a fantasy world of northern Thai Lanna and Burmese architecture. The architecture alone is another story in itself (and the hotel has even published a lovely coffee table book…

Where holistic therapy beats shopping therapy – Peppers Seminyak Spa, Bali

 I wasn’t thinking about juice fasting or any kind of deprivation when I headed for the stylish social scene on Seminyak beach, Bali. I arrived on the island with a different idea of fun, anticipating my first stay in Seminyak, Bali’s most glamorous beach – renowned for its beach scene, luxurious designer hotels, chic boutiques,…