Nestled in the foothills of the Truong Son mountain range, just a short drive from the ancient citadel of Hue, sits Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion, the haven of tranquillity we’re in search of, the ultimate wellness destination where you can escape the stresses of urban life, if only for a while, and fully reconnect with yourself.
Surrounded by 50 hectares of pristine forests, still lakes, lush gardens and tranquil paths that wander through groves of towering bamboos, this is the perfect environment to recharge in a setting completely at harmony with nature.
|Forest Meditation is one of the most-chosen experiences at Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion |
Home to mineral rich Thanh Tan hot springs and its streams of steaming waters that wind their way through the resort’s gardens, this truly is a place to recharge and renew. Hot water from the 3,000-metre depths boasts balanced and stable minerals that are good for health and comparable with famous thermal waters in Europe. Bathing in these springs helps to recover from modern life ailments to ensure vibrant health on the path to relaxation and rejuvenation. A must-try is the water meditation sessions.
“Our natural health-laden waters and location among the tropical forests of Central Vietnam provide the perfect backdrop for retreats that harness the healing power of the natural world,” said Hylton Lipkin, general manager of Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion. “Guests always leave feeling more relaxed and centred, just from the environment, but we wanted to help them take their wellbeing to the next level.”
You can pamper yourself with the resort’s highlights, including detox juicing class, detox turndown services with detoxifying herbal teas, massage treatment, intermittent fasting, organic and vegetarian cuisine, cooking classes, yoga, meditation, biking, and hiking to revitalise and reinvigorate.
Step into its yoga studio for an intense yet uplifting yoga class, or get together with friends and step outdoors to take in the serenity of Zen garden. The yoga teachers guide you towards a state of inner peace and absolute agility. You too can try its forest meditation (which is known as Shinrin Yoku in Japan, and is a simple method of being calm, and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can boost health in a natural way), water meditation, walking meditation, and breathing classes.
For those who love adventure activities, the high wire course and zip line, designed and installed by the world’s leading treetop adventure game developer, is an ideal choice.
Cuisine and nutrition are also a highlight at Alba, with its Madame Chau fine-dining restaurant offering breathtaking 360-degree views over lotus lake and the surrounding forests. Here, you can enjoy the best of Hue cuisine and other delicious Vietnamese dishes, as well as healthy fruit juices, with ingredients from eggs, meat, and fish to organic vegetables and herbals planted in the Alba farm.
Don’t miss this sublime culinary experience with amazing activities to pick your own pesticide-free produce at Alba’s Fusion organic farm. You can find vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices, all using sustainable organic farming techniques. Its friendly farmers are happy to design a farm tour to suit your needs and tastes.
Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion offers a 4-day Healing Yourself Retreat Package costing from $457 per person with all-in-one services, including a round trip to the airport, healthy menu and wellness treatments. The treatment is crafted with a desire to bring a meaningful journey back to your true self. For more details and offers, visit albawellnessvalley.com
By Pauline Nguyen