Holiday Like a Celebrity
- 29 June 2011 29 June 2011
Would you like to holiday like a celebrity? They are often seen relaxing in magnificent holiday destinations when they want to escape the pressures of their paparazzi fuelled life. We, too, require a quick getaway from our daily working life so that we can be transported into our own personal paradise. But in today's world, you can go on these breaks without a large bank account and enjoy your next health and fitness holiday.
So why are celebrities inspired by a healthy lifestyle? These active and wellness escapes are extremely popular as they contain health and fitness programmes, which are specifically designed to be fun, challenging and offer less traditional exercises. Now, more than ever, celebrities need to look and feel great, which involves maintaining their beautifully sculpted bodies so as to remain in the public eye for a lifetime. A wellness getaway would not only allow you to keep that unnecessary weight off but to enjoy exercising, which over time can become tiresome.
Each spa and sport inspired destination has varying health packages and can be catered according to sex, individual health needs and goals. A celebrity health conscious hideaway can range from yoga and Pilates in the Caribbean, to a spa experience in Mauritius, right up to circus sports in St Lucia.
After your workout, indulge in an exquisite dining experience or simply bask in the glory of your beautiful surroundings and culture. So, here are the top five celeb health resorts meaning that you too can escape to paradise just like your favourite celebrities do.
SHA Wellness Clinic
Set within the breath-taking background of the majestic Pyrenees and beautiful mountain scenery, the SHA Wellness Clinic experience is comprised of a four or seven day programme where your fitness regime allows you to re-energise. This not only includes an initial medical consultation and stress management consultation but a one to one with a nutritional and natural therapies expert as well as a personal trainer. Guests at this resort can expect a luxurious four night stay in a suite and receive personal privileges such as a personalised post treatment health plan and two months follow up consultations by email. Many celebs such as Kylie Minogue, Naomi Campbell and Simon Cowell have graced these surroundings and have participated in activities such as Tai chi, healthy cooking, walks and lectures. The clinic also offers an award winning spa and a quaint tearoom for pure indulgence.
The BodyHoliday, Le Sport
Amidst the spectacular landscape of natural waterfalls and unspoilt rainforests, The BodyHoliday, Le Sport, represents a luxurious health and fitness service that also offers an authentic cuisine to tickle your taste buds and allows you to shape and create your own fitness experience. Its award winning wellness centre offers one daily spa treatment to be chosen from a menu which includes a sensual Aromaspa ocean, wrap as well as a fiery Lucian lime and ginger scrub. Guests can participate in daily yoga and Pilates classes as well as enjoy water sports such as windsurfing or land sports such as tennis or cycling. Celebs such as Amy Winehouse, Charlotte Church and Emma Bunton have all visited this resort to rejuvenate and re-energise.
Named Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year, Kamalaya is a self-contained luxury village focusing on holistic health and life–enriching holidays. There’s an abundance of facilities to occupy yourself over your stay – expect a private beach, 2 swimming pools (lap and leisure), an elevated open-air pavilion for outdoor classes, indoor fitness centre, an award-winning spa and 3 dining areas. Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue, Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Madonna and Yoko Ono are all fans of this resort.
Turks and Caicos, Caribbean
The COMO Shambhala Spa is rated as one of the best in the Caribbean, and it offers Asian-inspired treatments, holistic techniques and the latest non-surgical facials. Parrot Cay is situated on a private island in the Caribbean and really prides itself on its award winning spa facilities and attentive staff. It’s exclusive but not pretentious, and it has daily yoga and Pilates classes lead by expert instructors. You can choose from a wide variety of water sports such as kayaking and sailing to really wake you up in the morning. You could also try something new, like Stand Up Paddle boarding which is great for improving your core strength and balance. Prince Edward, Earl of visited Parrot Cay, Cindy Crawford lists Parrot Cay Beach as her favourite beach.
Shanti Maurice is a beautiful resort in Mauritius- the perfect destination for holistic therapies, beach & spa, and general healthy holidays. It offers luxurious accommodation with an impressive variety of fitness classes, not to mention the fantastic award-winning spa. It’s located just 45 minutes’ drive from Mauritius Airport and is surrounded by 35 acres of tropical gardens and beautiful beaches. If you’re a fan of Pilates you must attend a class here, as the instructor was taught by Joseph Pilates himself. The daily fitness schedule allows you to be as active as you like, with a range of activities such as yoga at the open-air pavilion, morning powerwalks, tennis lessons and group cardio classes. Kylie Minogue, Russell Brand, Ewan McGregor have visited.
Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect healthy holiday.