10 of the Best Wellbeing Escapes
- 31 January 2014 31 January 2014
Whether your aim is to shed a few pounds, boost your fitness, de-stress, cleanse your body, seek mind renewal, indulge in luxury spa therapies, improve your sleep or get an adrenalin hit, we share 10 of our best well-being escapes which will guarantee to give you a health and fitness boost.
Best for Losing Weight: Red Mountain, Utah
Hiking at Red Mountain in Utah
If you're looking to lose those extra pounds and kick-start a healthier lifestyle, look no further than the Red Mountain Resort for a weight-loss holiday. Set in natural beauty amongst red rock cliffs and the breath-taking Utah canyons, you'll achieve your weight-loss goals with a personalised programme of outdoor adventure, personal training, lifestyle workshops and expert fitness classes. Benefit from over 50 fitness classes, ranging from yoga to kickboxing, and allow your body to recover and rejuvenate with holistic treatments. Incorporate adventure into your regime by going on daily morning hikes to stimulate your senses and encourage weight-loss with healthy cuisine and fresh fruit juices. You'll return home healthier and in better shape.
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Best for Fitness: Radisson Blu Fusion Fitness, Croatia
Relaxing spa treatment at Radisson Blu
Boost your health and fitness on our Fusion Fitness holiday at this beachfront resort on the Dalmatian Coast and return home feeling revitalised. Choose private activities from an array of different workouts, ranging from Muay Thai boxing, power hiking, kettlebells and strength training to yoga, Pilates and core balance. Unwind with holistic treatments from massages to facials and enjoy over 60 complimentary activities per week, like Tai Chi and aqua aerobics, or if you'd prefer to get some fresh air, take part in a tennis tournament or 5-a-side football. Relax tired muscles at the spa and benefit from delicious cuisine at any of the 12 restaurants.
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Best for De-stressing: Fusion Maia, Vietnam
Meditation on the beach
There's no place more luxurious, tranquil or nurturing to reach inner peace and go on a de-stress holiday. Fusion Maia is a unique all-inclusive spa, which includes a minimum of two spa treatments per day, ensuring harmony and indulgence. Unwind in your own private villa which boasts its own swimming pool and discover the Vietnamese culture on daily excursions. Achieve ultimate rejuvenation with daily activities and holistic classes, ranging from yoga to Zumba fitness, seek adventure with non-motorised water sports and enjoy fresh and delicious cuisine from a choice of four restaurants. Activities are varied based on the seven practices of natural living; one day you could follow a 'balancing' schedule, the next a 'calming' program, so that you receive all-round relaxation.
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Best for Yoga & Pilates: Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates Retreat, Turks & Caicos
Focus on the present and gain the healing powers of yoga and Pilates on this exclusive private island. Boasting unspoilt natural beauty, white sandy beaches and azure blue waters, this health retreat provides the perfect holistic sanctuary to escape from daily life and reach inner peace. Reconnect your mind and spirit with daily yoga classes, including beachfront yoga, as well as the option to practice your own private yoga in your villa. Take part in daily Pilates classes, as well as yogic philosophy discussions to stimulate the mind. Enjoy water sports like snorkelling and kayaking, get some fresh air whilst mountain biking and refuel your body with healthy cuisine, which mixes traditional Caribbean, Asian and Mediterranean influences.
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Best for Detox: The Farm Detox, Philippines
Detoxifying treatment at The Farm
You'll find the most effective techniques and diet to detoxify your body on a detox holiday at The Farm. Revitalise your mind and body amongst luscious vegetation, coconut plantations, waterfalls and blooming wildlife. Benefit from the healing powers of the 250 year old Mango tree on-site and unwind in your luxurious villa which combines Philippine authenticity with modern comfort. Cleanse your body with a personalised nutrition plan consisting of locally produced fresh vegan cuisine and benefit from spa therapies, like colon hydrotherapy, a body salt bath and wheatgrass infusion therapy. You'll also sweat out impurities with a personal trainer and in daily wellness activities, like yoga. After a detoxing and healthy holiday at the Farm, you'll feel renewed and reinvigorated.
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Best for Pampering: Porto Elounda Sense of Spa, Crete
If you're looking for pure indulgence and relaxation, Porto Elounda is the perfect spa holiday for you. Rejuvenate whilst looking out at the breath-taking views over the bay, enjoy a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters, and taste delicious food in any of the five restaurants. Specialist therapies and holistic activities will ensure that you feel revitalised and refreshed after a stay in this Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy spa treatments, from foot acupressure and Reiki to Tibetan massage and Watsu, to ease out any tension and relax your muscles. Benefit from a range of complimentary wellness activities, including yoga and Tai Chi, and full use of the fitness centre and thermal suite, so you can relax in the sauna and steam bath at your leisure.
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Best for Energy: Adler Thermae Active Fitness, Italy
Looking to improve your fitness and stay in shape even after your stay? Look no further than a fitness holiday at Adler Thermae in Italy. Set in the Tuscan national park which boasts hot springs and stunning beauty, this healthy holiday features its very own healing thermal waters, several swimming pools, a high-tech fitness centre and an outstanding restaurant. Boost your fitness on the mountain bike tour and by going Nordic walking. You'll also benefit from personal training sessions and daily group wellness activities, from yoga and Pilates to more cardio-based classes like Aqua gym and hydro bike. Then let your muscles recover with massages and access to the sauna and Turkish bath. The fitness benefits will be sure to outlast your stay here.
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Best for Sleep: Kamalaya Sleep Enhancement, Thailand
The relaxing spa area at Kamalaya
When searching for a solution to your sleep problem, you must only settle for the best advice and treatments, which you'll find at Kamalaya. Located in a stunning valley overlooking tranquil waters and boasting the cave temple once used by Buddhist monks, Kamalaya has a particularly calming atmosphere. Restore your body's natural sleeping pattern with expert analysis and consultations to find the cause of the issue and with personalised therapies to treat the problem. Benefit from acupuncture and Ayurvedic massage so that your mind and body balance will be renewed. Take advantage of the steam cavern, swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as holistic activities to de-stress. You'll end your stay with the knowledge you need to continue a healthy sleeping pattern.
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Best for Adrenaline Junkies: St Lucia Discover Recover, St Lucia
Snorkeling in St Lucia
If you're looking for adventure and something to get your heart racing, a Discover Recover holiday in St. Lucia is for you. This idyllic Caribbean island offers a wealth of adrenalin-fuelled activities thanks to its spectacular terrain, mountains and rainforests. Choose to discover the area with an exhilarating climb up the spectacular Gros Piton Mountain, an exciting trek through the rainforest or off-road cycling through the jungle. Or you could try a coastal kayaking tour into the open sea and then along lagoons or even a thrilling zip lining tree top adventure along twelve high lines. Then seek recovery at The BodyHoliday, where you can fill your day with activities from windsurfing to spinning, and unwind with daily spa treatments.
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Best for Renewal: Zen Ayurveda Rejuvenation, Bali
Rejuvenating spa treatment
Seek mind and body renewal at Zen in Bali, so that you return home with a rejuvenated physical and spiritual wellness. Relax in this intimate resort amongst tropical vegetation whilst looking out at stunning views of the Sea of Bali, and recover in your luxury villa. Benefit from the healing effects of Ayurveda in the world-class spa, which restores the balance between the mind, body and spirit. Enjoy specialised treatments, like Shirodhara, Abhyanga oil, Avagaha Sweda and an Ayurvedic facial to de-stress and heal physically and emotionally. You can also enjoy daily sunrise yoga and sunset meditation to focus on the present and a sunrise dolphin sail to discover the local sea life and stimulate your senses.
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Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect relaxing holiday.