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Siem Reap Emerges as a Top Wellness Destination

Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat Leads the Way with Holistic Offerings and Personalized Experiences

If you don’t make time for wellness, you will eventually make time for illness. These words seem to fully embody the reality that good care of mind, body, and spirit lays the foundations of a healthy, prosperous, and happy life. Wellness is no longer considered a luxury, as people are realizing that if that crucial balance and care are not there, then a multitude of health problems, both emotional and physical, can arise.

The pandemic has also been essential in this, as people realized that there is no better preventive medicine than a balanced, functioning body and a holistic approach to health and a higher quality of life.

There seem to be infinite reasons why people are jumping on the wellness wagon. With such a strong global rise in consciousness and awareness, it comes as no surprise that the wellness industry is one of the fastest-growing markets, with an exponential growth rate of 10 percent per year!

Expanding Horizons: The Emergence and Growth of Holistic Wellness Tourism in Southeast Asia Beyond Bali and Thailand, with a Focus on Siem Reap

Southeast Asia, because of its culture and beauty and strong cultural connection with the whole of it all, has always been a mecca for people looking to enhance this life experience, but until a few years ago, it was mainly limited to Bali and Thailand, and now we see in Siem Reap tens of wellness operators offering a variety of holistic offerings.

Siem Reap is on the world map among the top wellness destinations!

Last year, Siem Reap hosted its first Wellness Weekend, and it was an absolute success, with many hotels and operators offering free activities to celebrate the largest wellness movement on earth. This was graduation, and now Siem Reap is on the world map among the top wellness destinations!

One resort that pioneered this trend is Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat. Navutu opened its doors in 2012 as the first fully wellness-dedicated resort in Cambodia.

Navutu’s creators discovered a land filled with rich Khmer traditions, Buddhist heritage, a magical temple complex, and a serene countryside. This beautiful land, people, and energy reminded them of Bali in the 90s. With confidence and trust, they decided to pioneer international wellness standards and offerings in Cambodia for the first time.

About Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat

Navutu offers a variety of amenities to ensure a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. With 30 rooms, 3 pools, and 2 beautiful yoga shalas, guests have ample space to unwind and disconnect. The property also features yoga sunset terraces, healing rooms, and a natural spa, providing opportunities for spiritual growth and profound transformation.

One of three pools at Navutu Dreams Resort, Siem Reap

Available Wellness Packages

Navutu boasts a strong and dedicated team of resident yoga and meditation teachers and healers. They offer twice-a-day classes to help guests deepen their practice and find inner peace. In addition, the team hosts Saturdays in Depth, a series of inspirational workshops designed to educate and inspire. The property also offers a wide range of wellness packages and individual offerings to cater to each guest’s unique needs.

sacred shamanic cacao ceremony setting

Navutu’s most beloved offerings at present are private sacred shamanic cacao ceremonies. These ceremonies are limited to a maximum of 10 people to ensure an intimate and personal experience. The beautiful healing plant medicine of cacao is used to harmonize us on an emotional and spiritual level. It opens the heart and brings clarity, making it a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.

Other recommended wellness packages at Navutu include the following:

The Chakra Healing Massage contains subtle energy work that complements the physical benefits and stimulates healing, as well as spiritual fulfillment. The treatment includes a guided meditation and a personalized aura reading (information on the seven main chakras). ($95/90 min).

The Energy Balancing Massage is a unique holistic healing and well-being method that brings the body’s energy into alignment. This ancient healing technique combines the power of essential oil massage with the principles of energy work to unblock and restore the flow of energy in our body, mind, and spirit. ($80/60 min).

Intuitive Reiki Healing: Navutu’s dedicated Reiki Therapist offers a unique celestial experience that boosts your natural healing process physically, mentally, and emotionally, while also channeling spiritual guidance to provide insight that supports your healing journey. ($95/90 min).

In deep lymphatic work: Many forms of sickness and/or pain can be traced back to an insufficiently functioning lymphatic system. If this beautiful clearing system is blocked, it can lead to the buildup of toxins in the body and, further, anxiety, chronic pain, digestive problems, lethargy, skin and sleep problems, among other symptoms. ($80/60 min).

Setting Wellness Goals

Navutu also offers prior consultations to help guests navigate the various healing experiences available. During these consultations, guests can learn about the different options and choose the most appropriate and tailor-made package for their needs. At Navutu, it’s all about personalized experiences, as each guest is on a different path of life with unique needs and bodies. This ensures that every guest receives the care and attention they need to achieve their wellness goals.

Continuing the Wellness Journey

Feeling and being healthy comes naturally when you’re surrounded by the blissful grounds of Navutu and supported by experienced energy workers. However, maintaining that wellness after leaving the resort can be a different story. For this reason, Navutu is delighted to offer online follow-up options for their guests. These options allow guests to continue on their wellness journey even after they return to their normal lives, ensuring that the benefits of their stay at Navutu are long-lasting.

Navutu is a plastic-free hotel and winner of many awards and accolades. For instance, they received the Green Hotel Award recognized by ASEAN at the ATF in Brunei. They also offer free community yoga for Khmer citizens and work with United Yoga, offering the first free yoga teacher training programs for Khmer citizens.

They have a delicious restaurant with a blend of Southeast Asian and Italian delicacies, comprising a standard menu and a wellness menu. Striving to buy local, organic ingredients and grow their own herbs and teas, which are also 100 percent organic and free to enjoy all day long in their restaurant. Lastly, in the spa, you can get facials with local ingredients that are totally fresh and good enough to eat.

10% Discount – Don’t Miss this Offer!

Navutu Dreams Resort and currently have a fantastic offer to start your wellness journey, giving you the chance to rejuvenate and find balance for your body, mind, and soul.

Enjoy a 10% discount on the following wellness packages by mentioning and/or this article:

  • Experience a one day retreat aimed at deep healing for your body, mind, and soul to awaken your spiritual journey.
  • Or if you would like to become more at peace with yourself, gain insight into your overall well-being and perspective, and create a lifelong impression on your body, mind, and spirit this three days / two nights retreat.


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