With ever increasing stress and day-to-day pressures, there is no time like the present to take a break and relax at one of Malaysia’s world renowned spa resorts. An integral part of Malaysian culture, many spas can be found in Kuala Lumpur but are mostly hidden amongst the white sands and palm trees of beach resorts and amid the mountainous rainforests. Nothing could be more relaxing than listening to the live sounds of the rainforest or the gentle lapping of the waves and inhaling the healing sea breeze whilst an expert Malay masseur alleviates muscular aches and pains, knowing that you have saved 23% on a 10-night stay at a Langkawi Spa & Resort and 20% on all treatments. There are a variety of value for money packages available from Flight Centre, Hayes and Jarvis, Kuoni and Trailfinders, please see below for more detail.
“A spa break in Malaysia is a wonderful way to leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind. The rugged tropical landscape and stunning beaches are the perfect environment for ultimate relaxation– not to mention friendly people and delicious seafood.” Amy Lucas, Group PR Manager, Flight Centre UK Ltd
Health and wellness therapies have long been embedded in Malaysian culture and have now become something of a fine art. Because of the rich diversity of cultures, there are a vast number of therapy types and techniques that have been passed down through the generations. Malaysia spa treatments have essences of Javanese remedies and ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicines as well as Chinese Shiatsu practices amongst others. Spa treatments involve herbal baths, exotic massage oils and full body scrubs, using coconut milk, aloe vera, crushed herbaceous leaves and palm sugar. Most spa resorts, like the world famous spa village of Pangkor Laut, also come complete with steam rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis and pools to ensure a detoxifying and rejuvenating experience.
Emma Mitchell, Product Executive for the Far East and Africa, at Hayes & Jarvis says: “As Malaysia is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, there are an abundance of indigenous plants and herbs known for their healing qualities. Passed down from generation to generation, Malay spa treatments often make use of the plentiful local raw ingredients, making this a great place to choose for a relaxing spa break.”
For more information, please contact:
Tel: 020 8877 4509
Pangkor Laut Spa Resort: http://www.pangkorlautresort.com/accommodation/index.htm
Hayes & Jarvis (www.hayesandjarvis.com / 0844 415 1918) has a 12-night break available to the five-star Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa in Langkawi, Malaysia, priced from £1,279 per person – saving 23 per cent (£377pp). Located on a 500-metre stretch of private beach close to Kuah Town, the hotel has four swimming pools, a gym and spa plus squash and tennis courts. Departing on 16 September, the package includes 10 nights’ room only accommodation (including two bonus nights), a complimentary room upgrade, Malaysian Airlines flights from London Heathrow to Langkawi via Kuala Lumpur (overnight outbound & inbound flights) plus transfers. The ‘Uniquely’ H&J Long Stay Exclusive Offer also includes a 20 per cent discount on spa treatments, an hour’s free watersports (per person per stay) and a buffet dinner for two.
Flight Centre offers ‘Penang Spa Luxury’ – 7 nights from £1,235. The offer includes return airfares, 7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at the 5* Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang. There is the option to add a Butterfly farm tour from £27. Flights depart from London Heathrow, travel must be taken between 15 August to 30 September 2012 and the offer must be booked by 31 May 2012. To book call: 0844 800 8624 or visit www.flightcentre.co.uk, quoting reference 1241206.
Kuoni (01306 747008 or www.kuoni.co.uk) offers 7 nights for the price of 6 on room & breakfast basis at Pangkor Laut Resort, West Coast of Malaysia in a garden villa, including flights with Etihad Airways from Heathrow (via Abu Dhabi) with private return transfers to the resort. Prices for September 2012 are from £1,422 per person, based on two sharing.
Trailfinders offers 7 nights at the 5+ star Pankor Laut Resort with breakfast & transfers. This includes flights from Heathrow with Royal Jordanian and costs £1,329 per person based on two sharing a room & subject to availability. No credit card surcharges or booking fees apply on Trailfinders holidays. The offer is valid for selected May departures. To book please call 020 7368 1200.