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5 Things to Do on a Wellness Retreat

How to Unwind on Vacation

Posted on 17 May 2019

A wellness retreat primarily serves to improve one’s well-being through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities. Many people tend to associate such retreats with surfing, hiking, and other physical activities at a picturesque location. While these are great ideas for those seeking to improve their physical health, some travellers may prefer it if their vacations involved less sweating.

Regardless of which category you fall into, here are 5 things you can do on your next wellness trip. And yes, there is more to this list than just strenuous exercise!

Move at Your Own Speed at the Spa


There is nothing more relaxing than massages, body wraps, and a hot bath, so why not dedicate your entire vacation to them? Imagine spending all day getting pampered at a spa resort, as the masseuse massages your worries away. A spa retreat allows you to recharge your mind and rejuvenate your body without the strain of physical activity.

For packages like the Koh Samui With 5 Days Detox Program, you would not need to worry about the details of your trip, as it includes accommodation and even some light meals and supplements to help you achieve better health. When you return from your spa retreat, you will feel renewed and ready to take on the world!

Find Tranquility through Yoga


Practicing yoga can improve your blood circulation, regulate your blood pressure, and strengthen your muscles among other things. More importantly, yoga also promotes psychological and emotional healing, because the deep breathing and relaxed movements can help calm your nervous system down. Hence, if you’re struggling with anxiety or depression or just plain stressed out, a yoga retreat can do wonders for your mind and soul.

There are many resorts in Malaysia that allows you to plan your vacation around yoga and the journey of finding inner peace, such as the 4 Star Ambong-Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreat.

Embark on a Gastronomic Journey

Food is very much an integral part of any vacation. While wellness retreats do focus more on improving your well-being and less on overindulging, healthy eating doesn’t necessarily mean having a cold salad every other day on your trip. A wellness retreat often includes eating and culinary events that introduce you to diverse types of healthy cuisine.

From vegan to organic to clean eating, many resorts offer wholesome meal programs prepared by professional chefs that are both delicious and good for you. Such guilt-free indulgence is perfect for the gluttonous traveller. For example, the Langkawi Malaysia Yoga Retreat comes with 5 nutritious vegetarian meals so that all that yoga don’t go to waste!

Go Jungle Trekking

If you constantly feel overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city, jungle trekking is a great way to give you a change of scenery and help you find inner peace. Engulf yourself in lush greenery, fresh air, and sounds of nature as you navigate through various terrains. Jungle trekking is a great alternative for travellers who prefer to exercise and move around for relaxation.

And don’t worry if you’re not a natural navigator! There are always packages like the Pahang Full Board Adventure that come with guided hikes and full board meals.

White Water Rafting

While most people will not say that whitewater rafting is “relaxing”, an adrenaline rush certainly sets the stage for deep relaxation afterwards. Just imagine plunging into a river (safely!) on an inflatable raft with your friends. The thrill in the moment is, of course, incomparable, but that feeling when you return to your resort after for a good night’s rest is even sweeter. You’ll never sleep better!


If you’re not sure how to plan your next wellness trip, no worries! We’ve got you covered. Packist provides both pre-planned and customizable wellness travel packages at local and overseas locations. The packages can be tailored to your preferences and budget. You can even customize your insurance and pocket wifi plans on our website, ensuring that you can enjoy your retreat without worrying about the necessities.

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