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5 Wellness Destinations to Rejuvenate Yourself in 2023


Imagine escaping to an idyllic hideaway as you soak up the warmth of a remote tropical island or sink into a pampering city stay. Take an urban beach break with lashings of retail therapy or take a holistic route to feel good, with a trip that combines history, culture, and serene nature.

The best wellness journey for you is one that speaks to your soul, whether it involves yoga on top of a mountain in Oman, meditation on a tranquil Thai beach or traditional hammam treatments in Dubai. With that in mind, here are five wellness destinations to rejuvenate yourself in 2023.


The Maldives 

What better way to hit the reset button than by tapping into the restorative energies of the Indian Ocean? Explore spectacular seas, enjoy luxurious spas and wellness, nourish your body with healthy cuisine, and be as active or as relaxed as you choose.

In South Malé Atoll, the exclusive Naladhu Private Island Maldives lets you retreat to your own spacious house and enjoy private spa treatments in peaceful seclusion.

At the neighbouring Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, you can mix thrilling ocean explorations with pampering treatments, with overwater spa suites that make the most of invigorating ocean views.

The nearby Anantara Veli Maldives Resort invites you into an award-winning wellness centre to embark on a holistic journey inspired by Ayurvedic healing.

In the UNESCO Marine Biosphere of Baa Atoll, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers a deep connection with the natural world with reef diving and manta ray experiences. The resort’s Masters of Wellness can provide bespoke programmes tailored to the individual, while Cocoon Medical Spa specialises in cutting-edge beauty and wellness.

At Niyama Private Islands Maldives, find your balance of excitement and relaxation with "Nature’s Playground" at your doorstep, luxurious private pool villas to escape to and an indulgent list of spa therapies at Drift.


United Arab Emirates 

Retreat to a healing oasis in Abu Dhabi, ensconced in Arabian luxury amid the rolling dunes of the world’s largest sand desert. At Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, wellness takes an all-encompassing approach. Dine under the stars, explore the terrain by camelback, delve into local culture and retreat to a traditional Moroccan hammam.

For a vibrant urban beach escape, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort offers a luxurious retreat on the water. Drift in your own private pool, get active with water sports, enjoy a hammam spa treatment, or head to Balance Wellness for Eastern and Western approaches to wellbeing alongside the latest health and beauty technologies.



Relax to the rhythms of nature in a private hideaway on the Vietnamese coastline. The Anantara Quy Nhon Villas offer tranquil seclusion. Explore far-flung beaches, cycle the cove, and shift focus to restorative time away from the world, revelling in your own luxurious sanctuary.



Tailor your own holistic wellness journey by escapingto a breathtaking mountain retreat for spa and hammam rituals with dramatic canyon views and sunrise yoga on the cliff. Be inspired to elevate wellness at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, the highest resort in the world.



The Land of Smiles has long been a popular wellness destination, with balmy weather, a strong yogic scene, and stunning natural settings. Retreat to the riverside oasis of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort for an urban wellness journey incorporating Thai healing practices, healthy cuisine, and adventures along the river.

Head north and find serenity in the lush jungles of Chiang Rai with a stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. Embark on spa journeys that draw on Northern Thai healing traditions and get in touch with nature via unforgettable elephant encounters and tranquil forest walks.

Or travel south and indulge in a wellness getaway in Thailand’s royal resort town at Anantara Hua Hin Resort. Do yoga overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, explore local culture, enjoy fresh local seafood, and simply destress in tranquil beachfront gardens by the sea.

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Naladhu Private Island Maldives

Elegance enveloped in ocean hues. Naladhu is a pristine private island in the South Malé Atoll. With just 19 colonial beach houses scattered around the island, cherish quiet seclusion, idyllic views and bespoke experiences. Savour intimate dining affairs in locations yours alone. Cruise the Indian Ocean on a private yacht, sailing into the tranquillity of a hypnotic sunset. Enjoy unobtrusive yet attentive service, with your very own dedicated butler.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Explore the beauty of the Maldives, with unforgettable experiences both above and below the Indian Ocean surface. Surf the waves. Freedive the deep blue. Spa over water with baby reef sharks swimming peacefully below. With three sister islands to explore for dining, recreation and relaxation, and the ocean a few steps from your luxury villa or over water suite, Anantara Dhigu offers the perfect setting for adventurous family escapes.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Indulge in romantic island life in the midst of Indian Ocean beauty. Choose to hideaway in your overwater, ocean or beach villa for two, kissed by the sun and sea breeze, or venture out in search of authentic experiences. Dine at sea, on a deserted island, or explore the options on sister island Dhigu. Movie under the stars. Explore the teeming waters surrounding the resort, whether diving below, surfing the waves, or setting sail for the horizon.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Escape to spacious villas overwater or on a stretch of private beach. Indulgent touches of island luxury abound from a private pool in every villa to exotic stargazing experiences and award-winning dining. Set within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the resort is perfect for exploring the world’s most treasured reefs, where manta rays gather to breed. Dine with the fishes in an underwater wine cellar. Discover Maldivian culture with a day trip to local islands.
Island Aerial View - Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Cast away, together. Find a very private setting for intimate, one-of-a-kind experiences. With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama offers the luxury of choice, catering to your holiday desires and letting you live large in a world unto yourselves.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

In the heart of the Empty Quarter, an oasis of Arabian luxury is surrounded by endless dunes. Cross the world’s largest desert on a camel or race off dune bashing. After adventure, spa wellness refreshes with ancient hammam rituals and healing desert elixirs. Toast sunset from the seclusion of a private villa plunge pool. Feast on timeless Bedouin traditions and exceptional global tastes.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort 

One of Dubai's most iconic addresses is re-imagined in Anantara style, with the only over water villas in the UAE boasting traditional Thai architecture. Indulge in 400 m of private beach and lagoon pool access from your room. Head to the mainland to shop by longtail boat. Return to oceanfront dining and world-class spa treatments at Anantara Spa.


The East Sea coastline of Vietnam remains unexplored and lush. With now daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hai Phong into the local airport, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas offers the perfect luxurious base from which to explore. Discover ancient Cham ruins rising up out the jungle. Set out on fishing adventures in one of the round coracle boats that famously dot the horizon. Return to your private villa for pool bliss and gourmet street eats served by your butler.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

One of the highest located resorts in the world, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar perches on the edge of a canyon in the Hajar Mountains of northern Oman. Boasting refreshing cool temperatures and blooming desert surrounding, the resort provides the perfect escape for ultimate unplugging and exploring. Visit cave villages, Damask rose valleys, and the nearby ruins of Niwza, once known as the Pearl of Islam. Savour Arab specialities in a fort tower, shisha as you stargaze, and private canyon dine where Princess Diana once stood. Unwind with sunrise yoga and indigenous hammam rituals.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Anantara Riverside boasts a unique setting, with tropical gardens overlooking the Chao Phraya providing a resort feel in the middle of vibrant Bangkok. Get out and explore all the city has to offer, then return to tranquil relaxation. Enjoy signature dining experiences, from sizzling teppanyaki and Pacific Rim cuisine, to a royal Thai feast on a restored rice barge.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Perched on a jungle ridge overlooking three countries, Anantara Golden Triangle brings otherworldly experiences to life. Wake up to the sound of elephants playing in the misty valley below. Wander the jungle with them on their daily walk. Spa in the midst of 160 acres of lush rice paddies. Leave stress behind with an all-inclusive package taking care of all the details.

Anantara Hua Hin Resort

The original Anantara a few hours south of Bangkok is a beachfront sanctuary modelled on a traditional Thai village. Low-rise gabled buildings dot landscaped gardens and lotus-filled lagoons. Explore the royal seaside retreat, from vineyards and teak palaces to the thrill of a water park. Dine on fresh seafood overlooking the ocean and unwind at the award-winning Anantara Spa.