Holiday inspirations include everything from gourmet delights to bespoke health programs,
pampering spa sessions to Muay Thai boxing classes
PHUKET, THAILAND, 20 December 2017 – THE NAI HARN, Phuket’s leading luxury resort overlooking the cobalt waters of the Andaman Sea, is encouraging guests to balance their holiday indulgences with healthy stays by choosing from an appealing array of healthy pursuits, dynamic activities and fresh, nutritious flavours that help make wellness an integral part of the stay.
The range of beneficial choices on offer extends from fresh coconut water during the bountiful breakfast buffet to a full personalised holistic health program designed by a qualified purification specialist, nutritionist and herbalist. The wealth of options available make it easy for guests to stick to good health habits, or even to discover new approaches to living well during their stay.
“Wellness travel was a key trend in 2017 and its popularity continues to grow as health-conscious travellers seek to weave more healthy activities into their vacation time,” says Frank Grassmann, General Manager at THE NAI HARN.
“When we launched the PURITI personal health program with Deborah Williamson earlier this year it received such a positive response that we have decided to extend it while also adding more healthy options for guests to enjoy at the hotel,” he added.
Deborah Williamson is the renowned nutritionist and herbalist who developed the globally acclaimed Puriti program. Her popular approach involves a tailor-made, plant-based diet, supported by a structured exercise regime and wellness schedule, including activities such as meditation and yoga.
To ensure an integrated experience that suits each individual, the program begins with a complimentary health consultation and private counselling session to identify root causes of any illnesses or weight problems. Participants then follow a tailored 1, 3, or 6-day retreat that sets them on a path to health-conscious living.
“Through our Puriti Programs people learn the right way to enhance their body, mind and spirit to improve health and promote your overall well-being. Participants are totally immersed in a new way of living and thinking and propelled into a positive spiral of well-being,” explains Ms. Williamson.
Adding to THE NAI HARN’s healthy offerings, Executive Chef Mark Jones has created a special Rejuvenation Menu designed to nourish the body using recipes packed with important nutrients and dishes full of natural flavour. All the healthy dishes on the special menu are free of any animal products and therefore suitable for vegans.
To help guests learn more about healthy eating, Chef Mark also offers Healthy Cooking Classes, teaching guests how to prepare some of these wholesome, delectable dishes when they return home. Dishes include a quinoa and bean sprout salad with assorted baked nuts, a rocket and watermelon salad, and a pumpkin, cumin and coriander veloute topped with coconut cream and toasted pumpkin seeds.
“Most people want to eat healthy but struggle to find go-to recipes that provide the nutrition they need while still being a delight to the taste buds. The Rejuvenation Menu offers creative dishes bursting with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, but most importantly, flavour. Enjoying healthy dishes doesn’t need to be dull or tasteless and the recipes we share with guests both in the restaurant and through our cooking classes prove the point,” says Chef Mark.
Guests that want to stay active during a holiday at THE NAI HARN can also join a number of invigorating activities, including Muay Thai or Yoga classes led by professional instructors. The hotel’s enviable location right by stunning Nai Harn Beach makes morning and evening beach walks a popular pastime, and a variety of watersports are also available, including Stand-up Paddleboarding and kayaking across the stunning bay.
To relax and recover, The Spa at NAI HARN offers professional treatments that go well beyond simple massage with offerings like the “Metamorphosis” package that features a rejuvenated body polish (30 minutes), deep tissue massage (60 minutes) and facial massage (30 minutes) for the release of built-up stress and muscle tension.
“The calm tropical atmosphere here naturally helps guests feel refreshed and rejuvenated. We place an emphasis on the finer things and that includes health and wellbeing. Ultimately, we want to ensure that guests leave the resort feeling calm, content and re-energized.”
For more information on THE NAI HARN’s Puriti Retreats and other healthy offerings or to make a booking call +66 7638 0200-10 or visit www.thenaiharn.com. Guests can also contact reception in real time during office hours using the Live Chat function online