Weekend Getaways: Hong Kong’s Best #Staycations – Health & Wellness Retreats You’ll Love

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With warmer weather finally arriving, we are feeling the itch to escape the city for a little R&R. But who needs to hop on a plane when your next euphoric yoga retreat could be right at home? That’s right – the best weekend getaways and day trips are just a minibus or ferry ride away. Whether you’re looking to unwind with a sweat sesh, get away for a mind-clearing recharge, hit a beach off the beaten path, or soak up the sun in silence, we got you. Escape the city with Hong Kong’s best health and wellness retreats. 

53 Hoi Ha

The perfect pink respite out of Hong Kong without ever having to leave the city, 53 Hoi Ha is a yoga and wellness retreat located in the Sai Kung country park of Hoi Ha village. A gorgeous two-story sanctuary that can house up to ten people, the facilities has all the makings of a well rounded vacation featuring outdoor showers, hammock, lounge chairs surrounded by a fire pit, air conditioned rooms, and spacious rooftop ideal for yoga, pilates, or exercises classes equipped with eco friendly cork mats and blocks. For sustenance, they serve healthy vegetarian food. A passion project led by Hong Kong native Derek Hinden to get people out of the city and reconnect with nature, the retreat is located a stone’s throw from the water, a WWF-protected reserve, home to mangroves, coral and other marine life – the perfect recipe for snorkeling or paddle boarding. Other activities involve nature walks, hiking, meditation sessions, kayaking and more. Day retreats are a popular option for groups of four or more. Corporate events, team building, and gatherings are welcome. Available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and alternate Saturdays, 53 Hoi Ha is definitely not an experience to miss! Prices begin at HKD 1,500 per person.

+852 9163 9563 or email d.hinden@53hoiha.com for more information. 


A holistic wellness destination located on the sprawling eight-hectare Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy in Sai Kung, Fivelements brings its award-winning eco-luxe wellness retreat from Bali to Hong Kong. For those looking to escape the frenetic pace of the city, the 2,000 square-metered Balinese-inspired compound offers its Signature Rejuvenation Retreat, a three-night stay in one of the Academy’s deluxe suite with massages, meditation, a slew of wellness programs, and gourmet plant-based cuisine. One- or two-night special stays are also available to capture the magic of Fivelements. If you’re short on time, day retreats are also available to experience a day of wellness, healing and inspiration. They even have a Family Day experience to share with littles as well! With your wellness experience, one hour use of golf or tennis facilities is included – too perfect to be true for a weekend jaunt. Day retreats begin at HKD 3,950 per person.

81 Tai Chung Hau Road, Sai Kung, +852 3959 0000, or email wellnesshk@fivelements.org for more information. 

Sommer Life Beach Retreat

The Body, Mind and Soul Retreat is a close and beautiful choice for an easy Hong Kong getaway. No longer taking overnight guests, Sommer Life Beach Retreat specializes in daylong rejuvenation to relax and unwind away from the noise of the city and reconnect with your inner self. Located just 20 minutes from the Mui Wo Ferry Pier on Lantau Island, the haven overlooks the ocean with its own private beach, a covered rooftop with incredible vista views, and a large stone courtyard to read, meditate and take in some much needed me time. Run by Nathalie Sommer, a relationship and intimacy coach with over a decade of experience derived in holistic therapies, personal development and coaching, take advantage of a personal session to clear your mind and gain perspective before returning to the city. Additional services include a group lunch with coaching for team building, corporate events, or gathering with friends; raw food cooking class; or embodied dance journey. Click here to inquire about prices and make sure to check out Green Queen’s full review.

+852 5501 8633 or email info@nathaliesommer.com for more information. 

Images courtesy of freepik/javi_indy (lead), 53 Hoi Ha, Five Elements, and Sommer Life. 


  • Jenny Star Lor

    Jenny Star Lor is Green Queen’s resident eco wellness writer. She is passionate about reducing her carbon footprint, loves all things fitness and enjoys tasting her way through Hong Kong’s veggie dining options. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls Hong Kong home. Previously, she wrote and reported for global publications such as The Hollywood Reporter and US Weekly. She is also a passionate pole dancer and teaches classes across Hong Kong.

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