Danang, most famous for its beaches, has over the years evolved into a dynamic modern city known for its environmental friendly policies. Its white sand coastline is lined with a number of five star resorts with some of the best spa facilities in the country. Compared to other big cities in Vietnam, Danang has a broader range of wellness facilities and services for wellness travelers.
Situated along the coastline of south-central Vietnam, Nha Trang is an ideal wellness destination with access to numerous hot springs, variety of watersport activities, and resorts that cater to your wellbeing. Nha Trang is a destination that has something for everyone. Those who prefer the vibrant city life can stay in one of the many hotels near the beachfront which are all in close proximity to the beach, restaurants and nightlife.
Wellness Vietnam organized a 10-day Yoga and Cultural Retreat for a group of twenty Americans. The yoga retreat was organized by Lynne Minton, an instructor with more than 20 years teaching experience, and also for the opportunity to personally experience Vietnam, a country they’ve only read in history books and seen on television. The retreat took place at Amiana Resort in Nha Trang, chosen for its five star facility and secluded pristine location at Turtle Bay. The 10-day program offered a balance of intensive yoga practice with time for exploring the surrounding environment and local culture.
The ‘Nourishment Day’ retreat takes place every last Sunday of each month at Dai Lai, a 45-minute drive from Hanoi. It’s called ‘Nourishment Day’ for a reason. The retreat is designed as an opportunity to reconnect with nature – a means to nourish the soul, mind and body. Founded and organized by long time Hanoian expat, Peter Wilkes, the retreat is currently attended by expats with an average about 30 participants.
A wellness holiday doesn’t necessarily require a retreat program to achieve results. Sometimes it’s as simple as spending quiet time in nature to restore balance to your mental, physical and spiritual health. Only 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao feels like a world away from modern life.