"The Greatest Wealth is Health"
A holiday allows us to press the reset button and gives us time to focus on our health, wellbeing and happiness. Hotels across the globe are now in tune with the mind, body and soul and here we introduce destinations which are great for individuals, couples or the whole family. Whatever kind of wellbeing holiday you are looking for, we have something for you!
One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Health and wellness benefits – over water spa suites, yoga pavilion, dedicated wellness experts, personal fitness training sessions
The Maldives’ islands are the perfect place to find time to relax, rejuventate and renew. Reethi Rah is perfect for those searching for mindfulness and soul revival. Yoga in a pavilion over the Indian ocean is just the beginning of increased core strength, the resident expert yogi will guide you though asana poses and increase your flexibility with Pilates or aerial yoga. For mindfulness guests can take part in guided meditations where the focus is on breathing to open up your mind. The Watsu pool, the first of its kind in the Maldives, ensures relaxation and realignment as experts move you gently through shiatsu poses and stretches in the heated waters overlooking the breaking waves the practice is designed to produce a deep meditative state, reduce stress and improve body mobility. The key to health and wellbeing is sleep and the One&Only Sleep Collection package assesses sleep patterns and guests can practice tailor made 90 minute sleep rituals to ensure total relaxation and a good nights sleep. Reethi Rah are so dedicated to your wellbeing the Visiting Practitioner programme includes acupuncture and herbal medicine experts so guests can book the perfect week for them.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy
Health and wellness benefits - Stunning lake location, three swimming pools, ESPA spa, rebalancing treatments, outdoor Jacuzzi, private beach
Situated on Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo has everything you could need to have a relaxing break, recharge and realign for the year ahead. It features stunning views across Bellagio and the Grigne mountains and has over 100 years of history behind it. One of it’s three swimming pools floats on Lake Como allowing you to truly feel and see the beauty surrounding you and this pool is aptly named ‘Water on the water’. The hotel also has a private beach called T Beach which looks directly onto the lake and floating swimming pool where you can relax on one of the sunbeds. Then we have the divine T Spa provided by ESPA which has views across the lake from the infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi and a variety of treatments from rebalancing to anti-ageing. The infinity pool features water jets and oxygen bubbles at the bottom of the pool which massage the feet and if you want to you can try swimming against an adjustable current. The hotel can also hire a boat for you, big or small depending on your experience and you can explore the lake in its entirety or if you prefer to relax there are a number of excursions you can go on.
Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Health and wellness benefits - Wine library, Six Senses spa, vineyard location, riverside, aerial yoga, massage treatments, great local food
Set within the hills of one of the first wine regions in the world, Six Senses Douro Valley is a former 19th century manor house which has been given the Six Senses magic treatment. A great choice for those wanting to relax with some fantastic wines and food to match along with the many spa treatments on offer. The hotel itself overlooks the vineyards below along with the River Douro below and has restaurants, a wine library, swimming pools and an organic garden. Douro Valley is a great place to come if you are stuck in a rut health and wellness wise and really want to kick start a new you with professional guidance. The spa features acupuncturists, anti-ageing, aerial yoga, various massage treatments, grape rejuvenation and you can even get help creating your very own wellness program so that when you leave you can incorporate what you have learnt into your everyday life.
Bushmans Kloof, South Africa
Health & wellness benefits - Mountain retreat, wildlife, rock art, culture, riverside spa gazebo, organic gardens, painting, photography, creative writing
This multi-award-winning retreat sit in the hills of Cederberg Mountains in 18,500 acres of open plains. This is a great getaway for those who find seeing wildlife in their natural habitat inspiring and recharging. It is home to over 150 types of birds, over 700 species of plants, 25 types of mammals and the area has over 130 natural rock art sites, some of which are over a thousand years old. It also features a spa which many agree had natural healing energy and has treatment facilities looking out to the surrounding mountains and landscape from the riverside gazebo. There are many more experiences here to feed the mind and souls such as touring the organic gardens, learn about the wildlife and flora and learn about birding and rare and protected species. Bushmans Kloof is also a great landscape for photographers, painters and writers and for those wanting to meditate and take in the landscape around you. Your spa experience can be personalised to meet your exact needs and wants and there are lots of health and beauty treatments to choose from leaving you feeling pampered, revigorated and ready for life.
BodyHoliday, St Lucia
Health & wellness benefits - All-inclusive, complimentary spa treatment, themed months, dancing, fitness classes, specialised skin clinic, beauty salon, first Ayurvedic centre outside India, windsurfing, tennis, bike tours
With the motto ‘Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind’, BodyHoliday offer a wellbeing retreat like no other. It is all-inclusive and offers a number of ways to soothe the senses and the spirit. Its main philosophy is exercise, diet, restorative beauty and relaxation. Offering a daily programme of complimentary spa treatments, daily inclusive activities and fitness classes to fit your needs and wants. There are also theme months from yoga retreats, learning how do Cuba and salsa dancing! As well as a focus on fitness there are also five restaurants serving everything from grilled fish to fusion cuisine and traditional afternoon tea and the Pavilion. You can also get some beauty treatments with a specialist skin clinic and a hair and beauty salon. It also features the first Ayurvedic centre outside of India. There is also a Teen Spa (during WellFit Families theme), aerobics, soft adventure programme, Tai Chi, Rooftop yoga, spinning classes and medication. For those wanting a more adrenaline filled adventure there are bike tours, rock climbing, volleyball, archery, water-skiing, windsurfing and tennis and there is an 18-hole golf course nearby at discounted rates.
Forte Village, Sardinia
Health & wellness benefits - Thalassotherapy, a six-pool programme for detox, performance centre, Forte Lab, custom fitness programme, anti-ageing, weight loss, laser therapy for pain, football, cycling, boxing, rugby and chess academy
Sardinia is one of the globe’s 5 ‘Blue Zones’ where the people that live there are healthier and live longer than anywhere else. The island itself has about 300 days filled with sunshine a year along with the super healthy Mediterranean diet. Forte Village is probably best known for its thalassotherapy due to the large amounts of salt in the water on the island. There is a six-pool programme which has medically proven detoxifying results and the mixture of salt, water and sunshine purify and helps other treatments work even better. This is the place where many athletes come, mainly due to the Performance Centre and the Forte Lab which both use the very latest technology to analyse and create a custom fitness programme. Other treatments on offer include therapies for anti-ageing, improving the skin and losing weight, along with issues like back pain which benefits from laser therapy, just ask a top female tennis star! Treatments can include a mixture of ayurvedic, massotherapy and physiotherapy, there is an air-conditioned gym and football pitches that are so good they have even hosted Milan and, Chelsea run a football school there. For tennis fans, there are 12 courts and Molas Golf Club is close by, there is a cycling, rugby, boxing and chess academy. After all that exercise you can spend your downtime at the private beach, in one of the nine swimming pools or enjoying nightly entertainment.
Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Health and wellness benefits – Health consultation, acupuncture, personalised massage, nature walks
Antigua is known as ‘the heart of the Caribbean’ and has a tradition of warm hospitality. The ESCAPADA team offer an individualised heath retreat. Guests begin with a Health Consultation and then rejuvenation begins. The programme of activities include sunrise and sunset meditations, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga for every level and guided mindfulness walks. Nourishing nutrition is provided throughout the stay and can be tailored with recommendations made based on Chinese medicine practices. Carlisle Bay believe health and wellbeing is achieved through a feeling of wholeness, balance and resilience. The spa offers holistic therapies using the finest of nature’s ingredients and aromatherapy treatments not only give you outer beauty they provide inner calm – relax with massage, reflexology and reiki. The Rescue Me Ritual is a journey from head to toe which relieves muscle fatigue, aches and pains whilst the Ocean Blend detoxifying wrap balances metabolism and stimulates blood and lymph flow – healthy body, healthy mind.
If you are inspired to go on a wellbeing holiday then take some time today and call us, it is the first step to a happy and healthy you!