Previously, I have reviewed Fusion Maia Resort. Now we look at their unique vegan food and retreats which are what make this fantastic resort truly unique.
The start of the year is the perfect time to begin or re-start a healthy living plan. After the inevitable excess of the festive period and with the new year starting and the mood being one of reinvention and resolution, your thoughts naturally return to self-improvement. And where better to begin than with yourself! A new healthier lifestyle brings with it so many benefits, not least feeling and looking better. There’s something about the sunshine and warmer climates that seems to me to make it so much easier to be healthy, so where better to kick-start the new you than the gorgeous retreat of Fusion Maia Da Nang in Vietnam. Flights from London to Danang airport take just over 14 and a half hours and are all connecting flights, the transfer for the airport is a nice and simple 15-minute drive.
Billed as Asia’s first all spa inclusive resort, Fusion Maia Da Nang offers a unique approach of lifestyle travel and specifically wellness experiences. This is somewhere where luxury and comfort is important; five-star accommodation and service in an inspiring environment right on the beachfront. There are 87 stunning pool villas, varying in size from 96m2 to 403m2 including both indoor and outdoor open plan living spaces. All villas benefit from air-conditioning, television, minibar, safe, coffee machine, iPod dock and complimentary Wi-Fi. The all-inclusive spa is a central part of your experience here, it is set in a lush tropical garden with a striking waterfall at its heart. The spa facilities include 16 treatment rooms, 2 beauty salons, steam rooms, saunas, private Jacuzzis, a yoga studio, a library and a boutique!
Food is very important here and a delicious, plant-based, vegan diet is available. Veganism is a growing movement and is fast shaking off the boring/ complicated label with world renowned chefs jumping on the bandwagon and a realisation that the meals can be both inspiring and yummy! Veganism is not just a diet but also a general lifestyle choice, as such vegans will not use or consume any animal products or fish, so no dairy, honey or eggs either in both diet and lifestyle.
At Fusion Maia Da Nang enjoy fresh, flavoursome local and western vegan dishes in their contemporary Five Dining Room. There’s also Asian-inspired tapas at the all-day Tonic Lounge and casual Mediterranean and Vietnamese cuisine available at the Fresh Pool Bar.
Their breakfast concept is legendary – ‘breakfast anywhere anytime’ so basically have breakfast in your room at noon or on the beach at 3 in the afternoon, you choose – how very decadent!
They brand their retreats “Re-Think” which is a very appropriate name. They offer a supportive environment and the time and space to rethink your current behaviour and change to a more positive lifestyle. The Re-think Wellness Retreat Package supports the exciting change towards choosing a delicious and healthy plant-based food lifestyle. Starting with your private Mercedes airport transfer and wellness welcome hamper, the treats and personal attention continues from there. Priority villa allocation, Wellness Lounge benefits and a special spa buffet turndown selection ensure that your comfort is taken care of, giving you the time to reflect and enjoy your new lifestyle. Private yoga or meditation, a daily wellness consultation, cooking classes and a minimum of 2 daily customised spa treatments are the core of the package. There’s also Warrier Workout classes – think a cardio class with a martial arts and Kung Fu twist, and tai chi classes. All the activities are very much there as and when you want them, although the beautiful settings by the beach or in the gardens are very inviting and it’s hard to resist. The half board meals are 80% vegan and 20% protein.
At Fusion Maia Da Nang on the one hand, you’ll feel like you’re on a relaxing spa holiday in a spectacular setting, but on the other you are making a huge step to a positive, and hopefully long-lasting, lifestyle wellness change.
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