Holistic Retreat in Perak, Malaysia – Banjaran Hotsprings

June 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Exotic South East, Hotels

Tucked away minutes from Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is Malaysia’s first luxury wellness hot springs retreat nestled in a 16.59-acre valley. Located amid lush tropical jungle, natural geothermal hot springs and a cluster of magnificent limestone hills, the self-contained sanctuary comprises 25 luxury villas and a wellness village offering authentic, Asian holistic wellness and spa treatments inspired by Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat presents the ultimate rejuvenation for the body, mind and soul. This amazing natural wellness destination also boasts a host of unique features including
a thermal steam cave, meditation cave, and crystal cave; outdoor rainforest shower, foot reflexology walks, hot springs, dipping pools, an ice bath, Dr Fish Pool containing 6,000 exotic Turkish Garra Rufa fish, a swimming pool with naturally heated water from the hotsprings and a fitness centre. Yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi are practiced on the Yoga Deck overlooking the hot springs lake against the breathtaking backdrop of its natural setting.

The environment and philosophy of this retreat is designed to promote relaxation, fitness, healthy eating and overall renewal, encouraging a healthier lifestyle change for all who visit. In addition, the retreat was built by using eco-friendly practices and conservation is of the utmost priority here.

On arrival at the Retreat, guests go through a personalised wellness consultation to ensure their objectives are complemented by an itinerary that features appropriate activities so as to optimise their visit and time. Guests can also opt to undergo consultations in naturopathy, nutrition and fitness.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat’s extensive spa menu comprises authentic Malay treatments, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It also offers treatments like colon hydrotherapy, antioxidant restorative therapy and hydrotherapy, in addition to energy healing treatments including Reiki and Chakra Energy Balancing, as well as a variety of massages, foot reflexology, organic facials and body treatments.

Refresh and recharge your body, mind and soul just fifteen minutes from the town of Ipoh, for The Banjaran experience is truly centered around wellness and life enhancement. The Retreat welcomes adults and guests who are over the age of 16.

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Margaret River, Western Australia

July 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Attractions, Enchanting Oceania, Nature

After his initial submission for Photo Friday, we’re glad to see Kevin contributing once again, this time to share about his retreat at Western Australia. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we do, and remember to contact us should you be interested in contributing!

Margaret River is a little town about 4 hours south of Perth. This quaint settlement is home to numerous vineyards and farm stays, making it ideal for those who wish to get away from the urban sprawl. The region is also well known among trekking groups as winding paths bring visitors right up to nature’s door step. Margaret River is also within proximity to sandy beaches of the Indian ocean, as well as popular surfing spots.


During our visit we stayed over at the Gilgara retreat. The retreat provides visitors with the option of luxurious modern out-houses complete with cooking facilities. Those on a budget can opt for twin rooms within the cottage-like main house for a conventional bed and breakfast experience. The Gilgara compound opens itself to visiting kangaroos and a variety of avian wildlife unique only to Australia.

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About the Author. Kevin Moe. Kevin is a graduate student from the National University of Singapore specializing in nano-systems and fundamental research. When it comes to the bigger things in life, he can be found outdoors capturing latent perspectives and precious moments with his camera, despite his dismal collection of lenses. When it rains, he plays the piano.