Top 10 wellness retreats to rejuvenate at once travel resumes

24 April 2020

While you do your best to focus on your wellness at home, when travel becomes an option again you deserve the chance to unwind within plush surroundings. Look forward to having your senses soothed by a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate and leave you feeling yourself once more. Here is our pick of the 10 best wellness escapes for you to enjoy…

COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali

Nestled in lush tropical countryside in Bali, this incredible spa resort aims to help guests find peace and wellbeing through relaxation, therapies, cuisine, and leisure pursuits.

There’s a schedule of daily activities, with classes from yoga and Pilates to meditation. Adventurous types can explore the surroundings and step off the beaten track with river rafting, mountain climbing and more. A resident nutritionist and Ayurvedic doctor are also available to help create special diets for guests.

Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand

With spectacular views of Thailand’s mesmerising Phang Nga Bay and a tropical forest hillside spot, this stunning five-star resort is absolutely breathtaking. Six Senses are renowned for their exquisite spas and Yao Noi Spa will delight anyone looking for a luxury wellness hideaway.

With four interconnected spaces, the spa village here is designed to resemble a traditional village house from northern Thailand and is set amongst lush tropical vegetation. The revitalising treatments incorporate Thai healing practices and a holistic approach, with a full wellness programme including facials, massages, and body treatments.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

Set in a palm oasis amid the dazzling orange-red sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is a spectacular sanctuary to relax and indulge in, amongst beautiful surroundings. The world-class spa blends Middle Eastern and southeast Asian practices to create therapies that work to soothe both body and mind.

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

In the warm inviting waters of the Indian Ocean lies the palm-fringed Laamu Atoll where Six Senses is the only resort. Picture incredible white sands, eco-friendly villas offering glass overwater bathtubs, and emerald palms and you’ll have an idea of what to expect.

Six Senses Spa Laamu features four secluded treatment pavilions for couples so that you can indulge in relaxing treatments together. Treatments here utilize natural products and come alongside holistic therapies to help you achieve balance. Guests can also receive personal consultations from visiting health practitioners.  

BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia

This luxurious resort in Saint Lucia isn’t simply a spa resort with a focus on therapies and treatments, instead, everything it offers focuses on wellbeing for both body and mind. Relaxation, exercise and diet are all part of the ethos here, as well as rejuvenating treatments.

Nestled on a secluded cove, this opulent all-inclusive resort offers a multitude of sports and activities to help you unwind and recharge, including hiking, yoga classes, scuba diving, tennis and archery. There are also over 170 treatments to help you relax and soothe away the stresses of domestic life.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines

The spa at this wonderful five-star hotel uses the Chinese philosophy of ch’i, or Qi, and focuses on movement of the body and mind to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated. The spa itself is detached from the luxurious resort and lies on a rocky peninsula with views of the sparkling turquoise waters below.

Boracay Island is famous for its glorious white beaches, dazzling blue waters, and the tropical foliage that covers this hilly island – making it a paradise for hikers and for anyone hoping to relax and unwind.

Hotel Botánico, Tenerife

Voted by Condé Nast as the best spa in Europe, The Oriental Spa Garden at Hotel Botánico brings Asian-inspired treatments to the Canary Islands. Encompassing a subtropical garden and outdoor circuit with heated pools and whirlpools, the vast grounds of the spa are a haven of peace and tranquillity.

The Spa’s exclusive treatments incorporate characteristic elements of Tenerife. Scrub, wrap, and relaxing massage treatments bring together sea salt, aloe vera, and volcanic stones to create a feeling of calm and physical relaxation.

Anantara, The Palm Dubai Resort, Dubai

Home to the only overwater villas in the UAE, and sat on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah in the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Dubai, Anantara, The Palm Dubai Resort boasts 400 metres of private shoreline on which you can relax and enjoy the perennial Arabian sunshine.

At Balance Wellness by Anantara, eastern and western wisdom is married expertly alongside modern technology to create a revitalising wellness experience. Enjoy the tailored programme of spa, fitness and wellness elements and benefit from the expert lifestyle and nutritional advice to start you on a journey that will continue long after you leave.

Anantara Kihavah, Maldives

Nestled on soft sandy beaches or above the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the villas at Anantara Kihavah are luxurious, tropical island sanctuaries. Each featuring its own pool and daybed for you to relax in as you look out across the shimmering ocean surface, onto the unobstructed horizon.

When not relaxing in their exquisite accommodation, guests can rejuvenate in the overwater spa as expertly trained staff massage away all angst, and the soothing motion of the ocean carries away any negative energy.

Heritage Awali, Mauritius

A wellness escape doesn’t look the same for everyone. At Heritage Awali guests can choose to unwind within the African-inspired exotic huts at Seven Colours Spa Village, or get out on the gently rolling greens of the Indian Ocean’s finest golf course to clear their mind and add some exercise to their stay.

 

To start planning for your much-deserved wellness break or to discuss any travel-related questions that you may have, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today.

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