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Is a wellness getaway the answer to living well ?

Jul 24, 2018

We think so.

When all you need is some help to get your body and mind rejuvenated, a short wellness break may just be the answer. When its a wellness getaway, to relax and rejuvenate is what you need,  the key is keeping the flight timing short for maximum utilisation of your time and as little time difference to avoid getting over the jet lag .

Thailand is a great wellness getaway with excellent connections, great food, fantastic shopping but above all a plethora of choice in all things wellness.

There’s simply no other option but the super fantastic, super chic and exquisite Siam Hotel.  An art deco oasis in the heart of historical Bangkok, set on the River Chao Phraya. The Siam isn’t a hotel, this is a  labour of love and everything you want your home to be. This is one place you could go back to every day of the week and not miss home. Surrounded with some of the most  beautiful  antiques and artefacts from the owners own collection, ferried into town on a traditional rice barge, there’s no place you’d rather be.

Muay Thai or Thai boxing is the art of 8 limbs with its use of punches, kicks and elbow strikes is one of the most physically challenging and also the most fun way to increase your fitness and emotional wellbeing. Where else but the professionally equipped luxury facility at the Siam with world class fighters,  followed up  with some pampering at the fabulous spa, guaranteed to make you feel good.

And a concierge to book a  table at the sold out Gaggan Bangkok with two Michelin star  with its  cute emoji menu,a must for some of us before it closes in 2020. The Siam does know how to look after the most demanding clients.

Follow it up with a  couple of nights at  the brand spanking new, super luxurious and ultra modern  137 Pillars  to indulge in a little retail therapy. In the heart of Bangkok’s upscale Emquartier & Emporium Shopping area and  fashionable Thonglor district of Bangkok, the hotels cool London Black Cab will ensure your shopping bags and tired feet are looked after ! Don’t forget to pack your best bathing suit for  the drool worthy, Instagram perfect  Sky Bar infinity pool.

No wellness getaway is complete without a little sea breeze! A short flight to the country’s second largest island Koh Samui, with the cutest airport  is the Six Senses . A perfect place to hang your hat surrounded by the birds and bees and some fresh coconut water to  continue you Muay Thai training in the most charming open air pavilion on the beach with an excellent trainer and a spa with views you can only dream of. For the best views  Dining on the Rocks located at the tip of the headland, presenting 270 degree views, is perfect for a few drinks whilst watching the sun set.

For a change of scenery, the W Koh Samui for the coolest pool,  some cocktails and admire  the fantastic work by one of our favourite street artist Alec Monopoly

This short getaway is guaranteed to get you home refreshed and ready to face the real world. Just make sure you continue your wellness program . Don’t blame us if you decide to make this a regular habit.

Livewell x