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.
The resort is the second five-star property to be launched in Thailand under Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International as part of a brand roll-out in key destinations across the Kingdom. For more information about Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, visit www.melia.com.
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.