Our luxury wellness retreats are totally devoted to health and wellbeing, and instead of offering the same old spa treatments, they take an intelligent and holistic approach to everything that they do. Take a look at some of our favourites – and whether you want to detox; beat insomnia, or just learn how to totally switch off – we’ll tailor make the perfect wellness escape for you.
1. KAMALAYA, KOH SAMUI
Centred around a cave where monks once meditated, this award winning wellness sanctuary on Koh Samui has a lovely spiritual feel without being airy fairy. Therapies are an intelligent mix between Western and Eastern practices, and the detox cuisine is healthy but delicious (we particularly love the super-food smoothies and juices that come with every programme).
Kamalaya is also great if you’re travelling alone, with details like long communal tables at dinner that make all the difference.
2. 'THE BODY HOLIDAY' AT LE SPORT, ST LUCIA
Popular with celebs, and enjoying one of the most beautiful settings in the Caribbean, Le Sport ‘Body Holiday’ on St Lucia takes a really fun approach to fitness. The great thing about all the activities – whether it’s windsurfing, golf, fencing, scuba diving, or archery – means you can get fit without really thinking about it, and if your other half isn’t on a health kick they’ll find plenty of other guests just relaxing on the beach.
3. SHA WELLNESS CLINIC, SPAIN
If you’re in need of a full body M.O.T., the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante is the place to go. Consult with their impressive list of medical professionals; get to the bottom of ongoing health complaints with thorough clinical testing – or just soak up some winter sun and unwind with spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea.
4. SHANTI MAURICE, MAURITIUS
Shanti Maurice is great for couples in need of total relaxation, offering some of the largest and most secluded villas on the quieter side of Mauritius. Make the most of the fantastic offers we’ve got there at the moment, and try out the Abhyanga treatment – a purifying massage performed by not one but two Ayurvedic physicians.
5. SPA VILLAGE TEMBOK BALI
Picture a morning yoga session on your private terrace – waves crashing right in front of you on the black sand beach, and fragrant frangipani gardens all around you. As well as the beautiful setting, what we really like is the creative approach to wellbeing, with arts workshops, drama, and dance classes to really absorb you. We also highly recommend their stargazing therapy in which you lie back on a floating platform in the pool, surrounded by candles and music.
For more information on a luxury tailor made wellness escape, call one of our experts on 020 7337 9010