Super spas, alternative therapies and a healthy diet can do absolute wonders on a break from work and an escape from your daily stresses. If you want to fully immerse yourself in wellness and return home a new person, or if you want to practice yoga in the day and sip cocktails at night then why not? This is your holiday after all!
Sanctuary Ol Lentille, Kenya
From on high, you can escape to the wild and embrace stunning panoramic views over Kenya’s northern Laikipia region. Yoga takes place at Ol Lentille in utter serenity overlooking the incredible landscape, and the unlimited spa treatments on offer will leave you blissfully relaxed.
Fusion Maia, Vietnam
There are many resorts which we love for their wellness concepts, but Fusion Maia really tops the list if you’re looking for a Vietnamese retreat with a spa-inclusive concept. Staying here you will be guaranteed a minimum of 2 spa treatments per person, per day, including massages, body treatments, beauty care and nail treatments.
The Brando, Tahiti
The Spa at the Brando will draw you into its Polynesian cocoon and we’re sure you’ll struggle to leave! The beautiful nest-inspired Fare Manu suite is set high above the trees and blends in perfectly with its gorgeous tropical surroundings. Treat yourself to a daily 50-minute treatment and if you want to spend longer relaxing, then the steam bath spa and waterfall keep the serenity going.
BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia
This slick and stylish retreat is all about helping you to create your personalised wellness experience. A spa treatment a day is included, but the activities on offer are something else! Choose from Pilates and Thai chi through to dance, spinning or water-sports. Cuisine on offer is organic, fresh and locally-sourced. Their all-inclusive concept is also completely tailored to you- let the resort know if you’re on a specialised diet and they will be on hand for your health choices.
Yasawa Island Resort and Spa, Fiji
The award-winning beachfront spa at Yasawa merges traditional techniques and exceptional staff with views over the island’s powder soft sand. What better way to fall asleep than listening to crashing waves and having a massage. Yasawa state; ‘Isn’t it time you gave yourselves the gift of Time? Time to relax. Time to exhale… you can do as much or as little as you want, but in a relaxed manner no matter what you choose to do.’ Surely this is the path to wellness!
COMO Shambala Estate, Bali
This resort is hidden in the jungle surrounding the beautiful countryside of Ubud. Como’s main draw is their wellness ethos which is specifically tailored to every traveller who enters their world of serenity. Choose from traditional dishes to a juice bar, and upgrade your stay by booking a full wellness package. Make of it what you will, but you’ll return from tropical Bali ready to face the world.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Although the six senses spa treatments and therapies are some of the best out there, what really makes Zighy Bay wonderful is their integrated wellness program. This includes a screening to analyse your physiological health, a movement efficiency test and a personal wellness program for 3 days or more which combines spa treatments, activities and dietary advice. Practitioners visit the resort regularly, yoga programs are also held and for those who want real luxury, spa treatments can be organised at your villa.
Bawah Island, Indonesia
The inclusive concept at Bawah makes this Indonesian island a real gem. The wellness centre offers unlimited treatments, from facials, salt scrubs, manicures, and unlimited massages. Make the most of the wonderful selection of yoga classes, pilates and meditation and you will really feel the benefits!
This brand-new retreat is located on Zanzibar’s pristine and rugged coastline, and will be offering a huge range of treatments including your own hairdresser, a jacuzzi deck and a ‘wild fitness’ outdoor gym for fitness fans. Organise your own private yoga lesson watching the sunrise or sunset and you will embrace the new day and fall asleep in a complete state of bliss.