5 Organic and Luxurious Spa Retreats for Mother's Day

Mothers do more for us than words can ever say.


It’s funny, really. I have come to realise that the older I get, the more I am aware of everything that she once did (and still does) that I took for granted. Waking me up for school, preparing my breakfast, ensuring there was always enough toiletries in the bathroom and that all my clothes were neatly ironed and ready for the next day. That is maternal love in all its subtle, glorious form. And even as I have gotten older, moved away and found my own path, my mother has always been exactly who she was when I was a child. My mum. A woman who has given me more than I can ever hope to repay.


If you are anything like me, then chances are that you are struggling to find the perfect gift for the upcoming Mother’s Day on 12 May. After all, what do we give to a woman who is a superwoman in every way that counts? But fear not, we have got you covered: an organic, luxury spa treatment.


Why, you might ask? Well, every woman enjoys a little pampering and ensuring that they are well looked after. “Organic”, to us, is also more than a mere buzzword or a millenial’s luxury. It is a necessary way of life. We believe that it is important to identify places that prioritise the usage of natural products because only the very best products should be applied to our skin!


If all this appeals to you, then read on as we tell you of some of the places we would recommend getting that perfect, luxury spa treatment for Mother’s Day.

The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort, Melaka



Source: The Orchard


Multiple winner of Malaysia’s Best Wellness Spa and Malaysia’s Best Wellness Retreat 2018 by World Spa, The Orchard was founded by Dr. S. J. Jong and is based in a 100 acres tropical fruit farm in Melaka. With 40 suites for its holistic wellness programs, its extensive facilities include swimming pools, fitness room, activities room, library, tea salon, FIR sauna, jacuzzi and a Himalayan Crystal Salt room. Each treatment program is based on individual diagnosis with the Orchard’s in-house consultants, ensuring that your mother will be looked after during her stay here.


Treatments on offer include:

  • Traditional Boreh Body Wrap of Exotic Spices: Hand crushed with mortar and ingredients such as ginger and coriander seeds, the paste is smoothed over the body to bring comfort to body aches and sore joints


  • Himalayan Salt Body Scrub: The Ayurveda oil dripping technique is used with Himalayan salt to remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation


  • Tropical Energy & Balance Body Massage: Rosemary herbs with grapefruit extract oil blend used to uplift spirits, stimulate alertness and counteract lethargy


The Orchard also has an exclusive Mother’s Day Package for 2 pax at RM 1,099.00 nett that is valid until 15th June 2019. If interested, email enquiries@orchardwellness.com or call +60 6 5528 999 for further details.



Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh


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A 2 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, this 5 star spa hotel is surrounded by lush green hills, a lake and hot spring dipping pools. It is also home to two restaurants, including a fine dining treat at Jeff’s Cellar in the midst of an incredible limestone cave, as well as a whole variety of holistic wellness programs.


Treatments on offer include:

  • Hawa Traditional Malay Journey for Women: A Malay-inspired package that includes a traditional Urut Massage, Hibiscus Scrub, Hibiscus Wrap, Tangas Herbal Cleanse and a Malay Hair Cream Bath and Mandi Bunga to bring out the natural beauty in every woman.


  • Rose Hydrator: A 60 minute treatment that begins with olive grain exfoliation, an application of evening primrose oil and shea butter over skin and a grand finale of a rejuvenating Ayurvedic scalp massage.


  • Intense Nourishment: A 90 minute treatment that includes exfoliation, application or vitamin E oil, freshwater mud mask, marine algae and massage with a blend of enriching plant oils.

V Integrated Wellness, The Andaman Resort, Langkawi


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V Integrated Wellness is a multiple award-winning wellness centre, most recently winning the Asia Pacific Tourism Awards: Best Spa Experience in Malaysia 2019. It is inspired by the “Tree of Life” - an ancient concept for the interconnectedness of all life - and to that end, offers a large variety of services including botanical spas, wellness retreats and healthy cuisine to ensure that you are pampered and restored to the very best version of yourself.


Treatments on offer include:


  • Eminence Pear & Green Apple Sugar Scrub: A scrub that reduces the appearance of wrinkles through the use of the antioxidant powers in pear and apple while leaving your skin velvety and glowing.


  • V Signature Ocean Ritual: 2.5 hours of pure bliss beginning with an ocean foot bath, kahuna wave massage and ending with a tropical organic mineral bath.



Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort


Source: Pangkor Laut Resort


What list would be complete without a mention of this 5 star luxury island resort?


Its treatments are based on four umbrella concepts: Rejuvenation and Longevity, Relaxation and Stress Reduction, Detoxification and Romance. There is no better way than indulging in several hours of pampering before heading off for a seafood meal at Fisherman’s Cove or traditional Chinese food at Uncle Lim’s Restaurant.


Some treatments on offer include:

  • Royal Secrets of Puteri Lindungan Bulan: A 3 hour treatment that includes a bath house experience and urutan gamelan before closing with a scented body steaming and herbal tonic drink.


  • Custom Spa Experience: Nothing quite to your taste? Customise your experience with a 25-minute bath followed by your choice of massage or facial in one of the resort’s Spa Pavillion. Choices include a seaweed bath, mandi susu or Malay flower bath.



The Majestic Spa, The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


Source: The Majestic Hotel


Fancy something a little closer to home? How about trying the spa at The Majestic Hotel while surrounded by the designs of a quintessential English willow tearoom? This stately hotel is a national heritage site and falls under YTL Hotels, which also runs the Pangkor Laut Resort mentioned above. Our idea of a perfect day out with your mother would be to indulge in a YTL Hotels Spa Village package before taking a two minute walk towards the old wing of the Majestic Hotel (located to the left of the photo inserted above) for afternoon tea. If possible, book a table at their famous Orchid Room: a glasshouse filled with sweet-smelling, multi-coloured orchids. We guarantee that you will leave with perfect orchid-filled photos to post on Instagram!


Treatments include:


  • Queen Victoria’s Lavender: A 3 hour experience that includes exfoliation, lavender and aloe gel mask and a lavender massage. The heavy feature of lavender is used for those seeking deep relaxation and better regulation of sleeping patterns.


  • English Afternoon Tea: A unique 2 hour English-esque spa experience, you will begin with a blackberries and cream scrub, followed by a garden berries massage and English Rose natural facial. Don’t be surprised if you emerge smelling like a rose!


We hope that the list above has helped you narrow down the perfect Mother’s Day gift.


If you are still in doubt, we would suggest taking into account your budget, location, preferred type of treatment and whether you would like to have it paired with an afternoon tea or a fine dining treat in a limestone cave. The sky’s the limit when it comes to spas in Malaysia!





A faith-driven Sarawakian lawyer who believes that it is never too late to start crafting a socially impactful legacy. When not grappling with warranties and liabilities, she loves pursuing adrenaline-fueled adventures, improving her Español and playing the violin. You can find her at @vidadeliya or reach her at vidadeliya at gmail.