Health and fitness are on most people’s list of priorities but sometimes even thinking about squeezing in an hour of self-care can be daunting. In fact, the World Health Organization is now classifying burnout as a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases, WHO’s handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. According to WHO, “burnout is characterized by ‘feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.’ ”
With the rapid growth of wellness industry around the globe, the Malaysia Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) also recently announced that Malaysia is listed in the top 10 wellness tourism markets in Asia Pacific with expenditures standing at RM20.5 billion and 8.3 million trips as there’s a growing trend for wellness vacations.
A getaway can be a great jumpstart to a new plan that sets up good habits while exploring a new place at the same time. From practicing meditation and yoga to indulging in outdoor infrared saunas, take the time to rejuvenate in these luxurious wellness retreats without having to leave your home.
Please see below a list of Sabah, Malaysia based Airbnb Homes for the city dwellers who need a quick gateway:
Arcadia Mount Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah
Arcadia Chalets is situated within the Golf Club area on the plateau of Mount Kinabalu, 1500 meters above sea level. Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest mountains in South East Asia and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arcadia is a place to unwind with families and friends, have great conversations over dinner or just curl up with a book. People who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life will enjoy the peaceful environment of Arcadia.
#CaravanBah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Fancy a different kind of gateway? Treat yourself with the first caravan in Sabah, a mobile accommodation that gives you the freedom to travel anywhere. The caravan itself will be able to take up to four adults with a private shower, kitchen and mini bar available.
Pagnakan Dii Tropical Retreat, Sandakan, Sabah
Pagnakan Dii is the perfect tropical retreat for travelers who wants quiet gateway while experiencing the traditionally inspired Malaysian stilt house room that is made of tropical timber. Fun fact: The property itself is also sustainable friendly as 30% of the property is made of recycled and repurposed timber.
Sunbean Luxury Villa, Kudat Riviera, Kudat, Sabah
This beautiful and luxury Sunbeam villa is a tropical retreat for everyone who wants to escape the city. It is a luxury two-bedroom villa with easy access to the beach. The villa offers 2 large bedrooms with comfy beds and air-conditioning. Both rooms feature a private balcony that overlooking the tropical garden and swimming pool.
Hibiscus Villa, Kudat, Sabah
A truly idyllic, luxurious and private holiday villa nestled amongst vibrant jungle on the stunning west coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It offers absolute privacy and exclusivity for up to nine guests. A stay at Hibiscus Villa is the epitome of peace, relaxation and escapism from busy lives.
Frangipani Luxury Villa, Kudat Riviera, Sabah
Frangipani is a luxury four-bedroom beach front pool villa with stunning sea view. All bedrooms are spacious, clean and have en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs and walk in showers. This space has been getting a lot of attention for the travelers and even the locals who want a quick break during the weekend.