The long weekend was an opportune time to sneak away from the city. After weeks of back-to-back Zoom meetings, an overwhelming influx of messages flooding the inbox and the rush of fast-approaching holidays, a wellness escape was in order. The late afternoon flight to El Nido was timed for a breathtaking arrival on this hidden piece of paradise. As the boat cruised across Bacuit Bay, a soft glow cascading from the forest tops towards the shore illuminated the property. It immediately impressed as something dramatic, romantic, and magical. It was also a fitting preamble to a unique and transformative wellness experience.
Since events of the pandemic in 2020, no other idea or concept has been more freely thrown around than “wellness.” Now more than ever, individuals across cultures, ages and lifestyles are investing on services, products and experiences that support or enhance a sense of wellbeing. A new mindset, greatly informed by unprecedented events of past months, has inspired many to seek out their best lives and subsequently, the best versions of themselves. “Invest on experiences—not in things,” has also become the shared credence of a post pandemic world.
Although broad and sometimes overreaching as an idea, we are often inclined to associate the state of being well to medical facilities, rigid diets and intimidating fitness programs. At the newly opened LIHIM Resorts in El Nido, the wellness experience is custom fit to your unique wellness journey—regardless of where you might be. Developed and run by new luxury travel player, Araw Hospitality Group, the wellness travel experience offered by the boutique resort is far from cookie-cutter or boot-camp. LIHIM is all about experiencing and reconnecting with nature in your own unique way—and at your own pace—to bring back balance and bliss.