Raffles Hotels & Resorts Launches Signature Well-Being Retreats

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has rolled out “Retreat by Raffles,” a new concept for well-being, in select locations across the luxury brand's portfolio. The program will debut at Raffles Singapore and at Raffles Bali; further retreats will be announced at Raffles properties throughout 2023.

Each retreat is characterized by a set of elements: Spa treatments and rituals for rejuvenation, wellness cuisine with a nutritional focus, cultural or community connection, and mindful movement in nature. The retreats will be personalized and co-created with wellness partners and expert practitioners. All itineraries will be coordinated alongside the guest’s well-being butler, available 24 hours a day.

Every day at Raffles Singapore starts with sunrise yoga at the rooftop pool and dedicated time for reflective journaling. The butlers can organize a range of well-being activities for guests, such as a sound healing experience including gongs, singing bowls and the human voice at The Intan, a private Peranakan home museum. Guided walks within the Singapore Botanical Gardens are also included. Guests can also enjoy unlimited access to the hydrothermal facilities at Raffles Spa, including a vitality pool filled with mineral-rich Peruvian pink salt, an herbal sauna room scented with calming aromas and an aromatherapy steam room that releases pure salt vapor, besides a choice of spa treatments. Guests can also choose to dine at one of the nine culinary concepts at the hotel. Guests with particular nutritional goals can have menus curated by the culinary team on request.

Jamu making class set up_Raffles Bali
At Raffles Bali, guests can learn how to make Jamu, a traditional herbal medicine native to Indonesia (Raffles Hotels & Resorts)

Itineraries at Raffles Bali incorporate chakra balancing, sound bowl therapy, meditation in the secret cave, yoga and reiki healing, offered by community experts. Each day starts and ends with a sunrise and sunset blessing ceremony and journaling. Throughout the stay, guests can choose from a range of activities including cooking classes or the preparation of Jamu, a traditional herbal medicine native to Indonesia. Further activities include a cultural exploration to a Balinese house and relaxing treatments at the resort’s spa. Guests will also have access to the beachfront infinity pool, fitness center, tennis courts and multiple outdoor jogging trails throughout the resort. An important component of “Retreat by Raffles” at Raffles Bali is the deliciously healthy cuisine. Guests will be invited to experience the “Five Steps Journey,” a dedicated menu, which introduces exotic dishes from all over Southeast Asia, featuring sustainably farmed produce, presented in a contemporary style.

Both hotels will offer exclusive in-room wellness amenities for guests booked on a “Retreat by Raffles” experience. Designed to aid a restful sleep, these special extras include essential oil blends, diffusers, a well-being and mindfulness journal, mood audio and a crystal eye mask.

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