Phuket, Thailand, June 18, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, a wellness-inspired resort that fronts Phuket’s longest stretch of sand, has launched an eclectic series of classes and workshops ranging from singing bowl therapy and raw food demonstrations to Thai boxing and making a fresh Thai Jasmine rice scrub.
The resort, which debuted December 1 on secluded Mai Khao beach, has unveiled a “Energy for Life Activities” program offering a total of 18 different experiences.
The selection of activities “affords guests ample opportunity to explore as many varied facets of their wellbeing as they wish, by mixing and matching what appeals to them,” said Meliá Phuket Mai Khao’s general manager Magdalena Martorell.
Hour-long morning activities include sunrise tai chi and gentle yoga for beginners on the resort’s vast lawn overlooking Mai Khao beach, and an energizing walk on its buttermilk sands. High intensity interval training, aqua exercise, Vinyasa flow yoga, Pilates, beach volleyball, Thai boxing and sunset yoga are among the program’s other pursuits.
Guests are encouraged to tap into their spiritual side with singing bowl therapy and observing a traditional Thai spirit house blessing. ‘Lifestyle slow press juices’ and ‘raw food’ demonstrations at all-day dining restaurant SASA are designed to equip guests with the know-how to concoct healthy juices and raw food dishes at home.
YHI Spa hosts a workshop teaching guests how to make a fresh Thai Jasmine Rice scrub to exfoliate the skin. Private 75-minute yoga classes and cycling for up to three hours, amid the resort’s stunning natural surrounds, round out the Energy for Life Activities.
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao’s YHI Spa is 300sqm and home to five treatment rooms. In addition to its extensive menu of massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, spa therapists also provide poolside and in-villa treatments. The resort’s fitness center is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and weight machines.
In addition to an outdoor bathtub and private plunge pool, the resort’s 15 wellness villas each feature an open-air Vitamin C shower, ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, GermGuardian air purifier, Tempur-Pedic pillows, aromatic salts for the outdoor bathtub, a fit ball, yoga mat and Harman Kardon speaker. A highlight of staying at a wellness villa is a daily 60-minute massage.
Under the Energy for Life Activities program, sunrise tai chi, the energizing beach walk, gentle yoga for beginners, high intensity interval training, aqua exercise, Pilates, beach volleyball, how to make a fresh Thai Jasmine rice scrub, lifestyle slow press juices demonstration, raw food demonstration, and observing a traditional Thai spirit house blessing are complimentary. Vinyasa flow yoga, Thai boxing, sunset yoga and singing bowl therapy are chargeable. The resort offers bicycles to guests for up to three hours on a complimentary basis.
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe in 2020, according to the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index and it is the Spanish hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking).
About Phuket Villa Group
Founded in 1989 in Phuket (Thailand), Phuket Villa Corporation, together with its affiliates, has constructed over 7,000 houses and condominium units all over Phuket and Bangkok. As one of the first developers in Phuket to include a wide range of lifestyle facilities within its developments, such as tennis courts and swimming pools, the Group offers detached homes, townhouses and commercial buildings, catering to the growing local real estate market. In addition, the Group also has two hotels under its banner, offering more than 300 rooms to tourists and business travellers, mirroring Phuket’s steady growth as a premier tourist destination of Thailand. Over the years, Phuket Villa Corporation continues to re-invent itself to cater to an increasingly diverse customer base in a more competitive landscape.