Sustainable Spa-ing: 3 Exotic Eco-Friendly Retreats We’ve Got Our Eye On!

Earth Month is a time to step back and reflect on how we treat the world around us and all of its resources. What better way than by planning an eco-friendly retreat to a destination that truly values Mother Earth? Browse through these 3 sustainable spas in exotic locations and get ready to book your very own eco-retreat!

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic SpaThailand

On April 1, Kamalaya launched their newest program, “Embracing Change,” which will focus on exploring your inner self through a series of customized mentoring sessions and spa treatments. This new program is perfect for anyone seeking help during a transition period in their life in which they need to really focus on renewal and finding emotional strength and balance.

Choose from a 5 or 7 night program where you will attend mentoring sessions aimed to help you learn to recognize and understand your emotional habits, as well as release, heal, rebuild, and strengthen emotional patterns. Along with the mentoring sessions you will enjoy Kamalaya’s signature spa treatments including Tradition Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Asian Foot and Hand Massage, and more all designed to help you truly set the foundation for emotional balance.

The 5 night Embracing Change program starts from 64,000 Thai Baht (about $1,970) and includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day, à la carte or set detox menu)
  • All beverages, excluding imported drinks and alcohol
  • 1 Body Bio-impedance Analysis (BIA)
  • 1 Embracing Change Wellness Consultation
  • 1 90-minute Vital Essence Oil Massage or 90-minute Thai Traditional Massage
  • 1 60-minute Traditional Asian Foot Massage
  • 1 90-minute Embracing Change session
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Use of steam cavern, swimming, plunge pools, and fitness center
  • Complimentary scheduled daily holistic fitness activities
  • One wellness gift pack
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Tropical welcome drink upon arrival

Photo courtesy of Kamalaya Wellness.  Copyright © by Kamalaya Co.Ltd. All rights reserved. Picture by Ingrid Rasmussen.


Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa – Bali

The Bliss Yoga Retreat, taking place June 1-7 will take guests on a profound exploration into Bhakti Yoga (practice that focuses on self-awareness and love) sound healing, and meditation. The retreat will be facilitated by internationally acclaimed musicians and Bhakti Yogis, Edo and Jo.
$4,350 single occupancy , $2,950 double occupancy* Prices are per person and quoted in US dollars NET, inclusive of 21% tax and service charges. Good Karma Alert: 10% of profits are donated to A SOUND LIFE

Price includes:

  • 6 Nights Accommodation in one of our exclusive riverside suites
  • Gourmet Healing Cuisine Buffet Meals and Juices (6 breakfasts / 5 lunches / 6 dinners)
  • Daily Bhakti Yoga practice (including yoga asanas, sound yoga, chakra balancing meditation, sound relaxation, mantra practice and kirtan)
  • Satsong Knowledge Talks – each day will be centered around a different spiritual theme and how to apply it in our daily lives
  • 2 Vedic Blessing Ceremonies
  • 1 Traditional Balinese Massage
  • 1 Beauty Ritual
  • 1 Excursion to Orphanage/School
  • Use of riverfront Pool Lounge
  • Edo and Jo Sound Yoga CD, including guided Chakra Meditation

Learn more and read a sample daily itinerary here.

The Farm at San Benito – Philippines

Known for its unbelievable  eco-friendly atmosphere The Farm at San Benito is the perfect location for an eco-friendly retreat! We love their latest, THE FIX! 4 Nights Detox Cleanse which is focused on eliminating toxic substances trapped throughout the tissues of the body. Best part? It includes SO much:

THE FIX! From Php 75,000.00 per person (approx $1,685 USD.) Rates are valid for a Sunday through Thursday Stay Only. (Check in Sunday, Depart on Thursday.) Rates are subject to taxes. Valid until December 20, 2014.