As part of its ongoing efforts to motivate each and every guest to pursue their personal passions and health goals through bespoke and inspirational experiences, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is taking part in Global Wellness Day (GWD) again this year. The Anantara team will be saying ‘Yes!’ to the one-day event celebrating health and wellbeing on 11 June by hosting a programme of activities throughout a consecutive 24-hour period at Anantara hotels and resorts across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East and Africa.

To celebrate living well, Anantara properties will be giving guests the chance to get involved in a variety of motivating exercise and movement classes such as “Rue-si Dat Ton”, a traditional form of Thai yoga which translates as “Hermit’s Self-Stretching Exercise”, sunrise beach yoga, kick-boxing (Muay Thai) and sunset tai chi, as well as offering guests special healthy drinks and meals, while being immersed in the natural beauty and local cultural traditions of amazing destinations. With the goal of promoting proactive wellness, GWD asks people around the world to reflect on how they can live heathier and better lives by taking seven steps. The simple steps include: walking for an hour; drinking more water; not using plastic bottles; eating organic food; doing a good deed; having a family dinner and sleeping by 10pm.

GWD has already gained a celebrity following from health conscious individuals including Richard Branson, Vanessa Williams and Skype Co-founder, Jonas Kjellberg.

Anantara’s Balance Wellness programme, which launched last year, allows guests to decide how to spend their time when staying at one of Anantara’s luxury hotels or resorts, choosing from a range of inspirational experiences for health, fitness and wellbeing, matched by the freedom to explore, indulge and relax. By inviting guests to make healthy choices that suit their time, needs and goals, travelling to some of the world’s most alluring destinations is an adventure with a long lasting feel good factor.

The synergy between Anantara’s Balance Wellness programme and Global Wellness Day is clear, with the partners sharing a passion for improving lives through engagement and awareness. For modern travellers, life is a journey that balances wellness and travel, wherever they go with Anantara.

Activities which Anantara will be hosting on 11 June on a complimentary basis for both hotel guests and visitors include:



Anantara Hua Hin Resort

-       Morning water aerobics at its exotic Lagoon Pool


Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

-       Wellness day comprising of activities such as sunrise yoga on the beach, Thai Massage workshop, raw food wellness cuisine cooking class, zumba disco dance and a healthy dinner


Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

-       Indigenous Thai yoga in the cliff-side wedding chapel - “Rue-si Dat Ton” is a traditional form of Thai yoga meaning “Hermit’s Self-Stretching Exercise” - developed by religious hermits many centuries ago and practiced to prevent illnesses and treat ailments.


Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

-       Tai chi on spa rooftop

-       Muay Thai kick boxing


Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort

-       Morning run around Fishman’s Village and The Wharf 



Anantara Hoi An Resort

-       Poolside yoga

-       Herb planting

-       Vietnamese herbal elixir


Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

-       Morning Elemis spa workshop and evening meditation

Middle East

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

-       Desert yoga

Desert Islands Resort (being hosted on 4 June due to Ramadan)

-       Sunset tai chi on the beach



Anantara Maldives Veli

-       Ayurveda Spice Spoons dinner by Guest Chef Bobby Chin and Resident Ayurvedic Doctor Avinash 


Anantara Bazaruto Resort, Mozambique

-       Planting of vegetable garden at local school which pupils will be able to snack on during lunch

For updates and information on what’s happening and to find out how you can take part in the Global Wellness Day movement at Anantara, like each resort’s Facebook page or check out our website - or follow @AnantaraBalance.

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