Truly a kingdom of health, wellness and beauty, Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket, is the perfect place to regain your lost sanity and fitness
By: LF Team
Posted on: May 10, 2010
For many, true luxury means having the time to commune with oneself and the nature. Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket, caresses exactly that feeling of its guests. The expansive destination spa is surrounded by natural beauty in the form of water bodies and lush greenery. The landscaping of the destination spa is such, that guests will find pineapple plantations, banana trees, lettuce, basil, chilly plants, etc, just outside their private villas. So in case you are in the mood for some mid-day snack, just go outside, pluck a freshly grown fruit and gulp it down. It is aptly called ‘edible landscaping’.
The spa is located on the Naka Yai Island, which is situated on the top east side of Phuket, just 25 minutes away from Phuket International Airport. The island has classic paradise beaches of fine white sand lined with shady coconut groves and picturesque views across Phang Nga Bay.
Accommodations include 61 Private Pool Villas and Pool Villa Suites, each 450 square metres, or approximately 4,850 square feet, located on pristine white-sand beachfront and on the island’s gently sloping hillside. The villas have private salons where guests can indulge in some massages in the privacy of their own villa.
The spa aims to transform the lifestyle of its guests through a complete immersion into healthy and mindful living. They offer structured and personalized programmes that blend fitness activities, spa cuisine, wellness education, relaxation and renewal. They believe in the old adage of ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Taking preventative wellness as a fundamental component, the spa combines sound nutritional and naturopathic knowledge, which teaches guests to consciously support their health and longevity, and overcome and alleviate stress.
The spa has a wellness village, called 7th Sense, which has a three-pronged objective: holistic fitness, alternative medicine and integrative health, and spa. To fulfill their spa promise, the village has four fully-equipped Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and Thai spas. Each has been set up and decorated in accordance with the specific culture. For holistic fitness, the destination spa provides a variety of innovative ways to lose calories. Guests can flex out their muscles with Kinesis and Pilates. Alternatively, sail on bamboo rafts while you meditate for mental health.
Eating healthy, is of course, the first rule to keep in mind to be fit. Extending on that, the destination spa gives its guests a choice of two types of cuisine: Spa Cuisine and Raw Foods dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in their al fresco Ton Sai restaurant where guests can enjoy succulent fishetarian dishes with only the best the sea has to offer.
For a Raw Foods dining experience, head towards ‘Dining at the Point’ restaurant, which is located at the tip of the island with a breathtaking view of Phang Nga Bay.
Since they understand that guests tend to get back to their normal oily food once back home, the expert chefs offer cooking classes, so that guests can bring wellness cuisine to their own dining tables too.
If the ‘health talk’ is getting on to you, don’t worry. The spa provides ample opportunity to have some breathtaking fun. Go on catamaran cruises, sea kayak, windsurf, snorkel or dive on the azure waters surrounding this island. Land activities include island hopping, and mountain biking and trekking on Naka Island. If all these prove too strenuous, then simply laze as you bait some fishes on their fishing tours.
The objective of this destination spa is not to make you healthy for just a few weeks while you are staying there. They also intend to arm you with so much information, so that you become aware that you have to take care of your body now, instead of regretting years later when you can’t do much about it. So refresh yourself in their clean and awe-inspiring environs and revitalize yourself with their wellbeing tips.
Coordinates: 32 Moo 5, Tambol Paklok, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Ring up: +91 11 26236525