6 Luxurious Mother-Daughter Retreats in Asia to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Go beyond the usual bouquet and dinners this Mother’s Day – treat the Queen in your life to an extraordinary escape that allows you to step away from the bustle of daily life and create cherished memories together.

Indulge in spa treatments, savour mouthwatering local cuisine, and uncover rich cultural traditions – all while revelling in precious one-on-one time. Whether you crave a tranquil wellness sanctuary or an urban adventure, these six exceptional Asian destinations promise to leave you and your mom feeling pampered and rejuvenated!

Here are 6 places in Asia for a luxurious Mother-Daughter retreat!

Bali, Indonesia

Getting from Singapore to Bali is a breeze, with frequent direct flights connecting the two popular destinations. The flight time is approximately 2.5 hours, making it an easily accessible weekend getaway and the perfect mother-daughter escape this Mother’s Day.

Major airlines like Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and AirAsia offer multiple daily nonstop services between Singapore’s Changi Airport and Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar Airport.

Need help getting around Bali? Consider getting a private charter here.

Ubud Village Resort & Spa

Located on the verdant hillsides of Ubud, Ubud Village Resort & Spa is a perfect Balinese hideaway with a focus on wellness. This is immediately apparent in its impressive two-story DAVA Spa facility, which promises a rejuvenating retreat within the property’s bounds.

The resort boasts spacious accommodations inspired by the natural beauty of its surroundings, where each private villa offers a serene view over the canopy of treetops and undulating rice fields. It’s the perfect setting for some quality time with your mom, especially at the yoga pavilion. Here, you can engage in energising morning yoga flows or unwind with soothing evening restorative sessions, making every moment of your stay an invigorating experience.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Escape the bustling city for the charms of northern Thailand! Direct flights from Singapore whisk you away to Chiang Mai’s ancient temples, lush landscapes, and vibrant markets in just over three hours.

Scoot Airlines and AirAsia offers direct flights from Singapore to Chiang Mai. The flight time is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you’ll be greeted by the city’s picturesque old town, surrounded by mountains and dotted with ornate Buddhist temples.

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

The Anantara Chiang Mai Resort offers an idyllic setting beside the tranquil Mae Ping River. This resort masterfully combines the elegance of colonial-era architecture with the sleekness of contemporary Thai design, creating a serene oasis. It boasts a range of luxurious amenities tailored for those who seek relaxation and cultural immersion. From indulging in treatments at the upscale spa to embarking on private boat cruises along the river, there’s no shortage of ways for mothers and daughters to unwind.

For those eager to immerse themselves in Thai culture, the resort offers engaging cooking classes, inviting active visitors to explore the rich culinary heritage of the region. Moreover, its prime location in an exclusive neighborhood provides easy access to the city’s vibrant night bazaar, ensuring that evenings are just as exciting.

Desaru Coast, Malaysia

Desaru Coast is actually one of the best-kept secrets in Johor, Malaysia. Conveniently located just a 90-minute ferry journey or a two-hour drive from Singapore, it offers the perfect escape for mothers and daughters seeking relaxation. Imagine spending a tranquil weekend surrounded by infinity pools, enjoying leisurely brunches complemented by unlimited Champagne, and taking in stunning coastal vistas (yes, without the usual sight of shipping vessels cluttering the view).

One&Only Desaru Coast

For those seeking a relaxing seaside retreat, One&Only Desaru Coast stands as the epitome of luxury and tranquility on Malaysia’s pristine eastern shoreline. Nestled amongst unspoiled rainforest and a gorgeous stretch of private beach on the South China Sea, the exclusive resort offers guests looking to immerse themselves in opulence and serenity.

The resort’s design blends seamlessly with its stunning natural surroundings, paying thoughtful homage to traditional Malaysian kampung (village) structures. Think soaring ceilings, open spaces, and natural materials throughout the property. Each suite is a private haven with expansive indoor-outdoor living spaces, lavish bathrooms, and its own plunge pool for ultimate relaxation.

Adding to the indulgence, the One&Only Desaru Coast houses the award-winning Chenot Spa, offering cutting-edge wellness programmes and specialised treatments. With a focus on holistic health using both scientific and traditional Eastern approaches, the spa provides the perfect opportunity for mothers and daughters to pamper themselves and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan

If you are planning a shopping trip in Tokyo, be sure to cater a few days at Lake Kawaguchiko! There is a lush forest resort that is frequented by the locals!

First things first, you can fly into one of Tokyo’s airports (Narita or Haneda) which is usually 7 to 8 hours from Singapore and then take a train or bus to Lake Kawaguchiko.

From Tokyo Station, you can take the Limited Express Kaiji train to Otsuki Station. The train ride takes about 1.5 hours. From Otsuki Station, you can take the Fujikyu Railway Line to Kawaguchikoi Station. The train ride takes about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a highway bus from Otsuki Station to Kawaguchikoi Station. The bus ride takes about 45 minutes.

The total travel time from Singapore to Lake Kawaguchiko will vary depending on your flight times and connections, but it is typically around 15-18 hours. But we promise, it’s worth it!

Need help getting there? Consider getting a private charter here.

FUFU Kawaguchiko

Tucked away in the forested foothills overlooking the stunning Lake Kawaguchiko, FUFU Kawaguchiko offers an intimate, luxury retreat that provides the perfect setting for mothers and daughters to reconnect and rejuvenate.

This small, boutique resort seamlessly blends modern Japanese design with the tranquil, restorative power of the surrounding environment. Each thoughtfully appointed suite serves as a private sanctuary, featuring sliding shoji screens, indoor-outdoor living spaces, and picture windows that frame the breathtaking views of Mount Fuji in the distance. Imagine waking up to this view!

At this luxurious forest resort, you can spend quality time together exploring the resort’s lush hiking trails, participate in rejuvenating spa and meditation sessions with views of Mt. Fuji, and savour locally-sourced cuisine that highlights the bounty of the Yamanashi region.


Planning for a mother-daughter getaway doesn’t always require hopping on a plane and trekking halfway across the world. In fact, one of the most accessible yet indulgent retreat options lies right in our own backyard!

The St. Regis Singapore


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Pamper your mom with a luxurious getaway at the St. Regis Singapore. This iconic hotel is renowned for its top notch service, elegant accommodations, and michelin-starred dining options. What sets the St. Regis Singapore apart is its personalised butler service, ensuring that every aspect of your stay is seamless and tailored to your preferences.


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The spa at The St. Regis Singapore on Orchard Road has also recently reopened after an extensive renovation, unveiling a modern retreat that’s equal parts healing and glamorous. Here, you and your mom can escape the demands of daily life and indulge in a selection of restorative therapies tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

Nantou, Taiwan

Nestled in the heart of Taiwan, Nantou County is a picturesque destination renowned for its breathtaking scenery, lush forests, charming small towns, and the iconic Sun Moon Lake.

The most convenient way to reach Nantou is to fly directly to Taichung International Airport (RMQ). Several airlines offer flights from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Taichung, including Scoot, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines, and EVA Air. From Taichung Airport, you can easily catch a bus or taxi directly to Nantou.

The total travel time, including flights and transfers, can range from 6 to 12 hours, depending on your chosen route.

The Lalu

Situated along the shores of Taiwan’s beloved Sun Moon Lake, The Lalu Hotel makes for a peaceful lakeside retreat. This highly acclaimed property seamlessly blends minimalist design inspired by Japanese Zen and the breathtaking natural surroundings. The understated elegance of the architecture and interiors creates a sense of profound relaxation, inviting you to truly slow down and immerse yourselves in the present moment. Each spacious suite and villa is a haven of tranquility, featuring expansive floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic lake and mountain vistas.

Throughout your stay, you’ll have ample opportunities to reconnect with nature and with each other. Embark on leisurely walks along Sun Moon lake’s trails, practicing mindfulness as you take in the serene vistas. Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments inspired by traditional wellness practices, or unwind in the tranquil teahouse overlooking the lake.

As you plan your own luxurious Mother’s Day escape, remember that the most meaningful gift is the gift of quality time and shared experiences – and these exceptional destinations across Asia offer the perfect settings to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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