This month we continue our guide on what’s hot in the world of travel. Read on to find out about wellness holidays in Asia, a luxury hotel reopening, China’s migratory bird sanctuaries and a Ras Al Khaimah family getaway.
Wellness Holidays in Asia
A growing trend in the travel industry are holidays focused purely on wellness, with countries in the Far East leading the way. These journeys go beyond just lying on beaches, offering an insight into the age-old traditions of meditation and peace. On a spiritual journey to China, experience the stillness of Shanghai at sunrise and learn Tai Chi from a local master. In Myanmar, take part in traditional meditation practice, while in Thailand visit some of the world’s best spas. Experiences to clear the mind and leave you feeling rejuvenated.
China’s Migratory Bird Sanctuaries
Along the coast of the Yellow Sea, China’s migratory bird sanctuaries were recently inscribed on the World Heritage List as a natural site. While China is often visited for its culture and history (and rightly so), it’s natural attractions are often overlooked. The bird sanctuaries are one such example that are well worth discovering. Every year, thousands of migratory birds make stopovers and breed in the area, many of them endangered like red-crowned cranes, spoon-billed sandpipers and Nordman's greenshanks.
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Reopening
This boutique adults-only retreat sits within beautiful tropical gardens in Mauritius. As the name suggests, the hotel is pure paradise. It overlooks the northern islands and sits above a cove away from prying eyes - a real secluded retreat. Reopening on the 1st of September, the hotel has not altered its charming Mauritius character, but rather added to it with large open spaces and elegant decoration. A visit here focuses on moments to spend with each other, from sunset cruises aboard the catamaran to a private dinner in one of the love nests.
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has recently introduced new features to further enhance the family experience, including a new inflatable water trampoline, inflatable football pitch and a bouncy castle. The water playground boasts a huge Tarzan boat with two new slides, alongside two high dive boards and a rope swing. The resort also offers a range of other water sports including banana boats, jet skis and doughnuts, as well as a dedicated kids club for ages 3 to 15.