Top 10 Winter Wellness Retreats for Christmas & New Year


For those looking to swap the Christmas bulge for a healthier start to the New Year, we share our top 10 winter wellness retreats. Offering healthy holidays around the world, from yuletide yoga, to seasonal stress relief and festive fitness escapes, make a break with tradition and embrace the gift of winter wellness.

Winter Wonderland Wellness: Switzerland The Alpina Gstaad Ski & Spa

The Alpina Gstaad

Guarentee a white Christmas at The Alpina Gstaad

Guarantee yourself the white Christmas you've been dreaming of on a winter wellness retreat at the stunning Alpina Gstaad in the Swiss Alps, a great destination for a skiing holiday. Escape to this winter wonderland and perfect those parallel turns as you enjoy skiing across five nearby ski areas in the Gstaad Region. Off the slopes, keep active with ice skating before rejuvenating with a selection of holistic treatments at the luxury Six Senses Spa. In the evening, venture into the wine cellar and enjoy delicious cuisine with stunning views of the glacier.

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The Alpina Gstaad Ski & Spa

Seasonal Solos: St Lucia The BodyHoliday

The BodyHoliday

Soak up the sun at The BodyHoliday

Escape the winter cold and soak up the sunshine during the festive season at The BodyHoliday in St Lucia, ideal for a singles retreat. With a hosted singles table every evening and an array of group fitness classes; this all-inclusive winter wellness retreat is ideal for solo travellers looking to escape the family drama this Christmas. Start the New Year getting back on the fitness ladder with sports and activities, including personal training sessions, tennis, scuba diving and yoga. Unwind in the award-winning spa and welcome the New Year feeling rejuvenated.

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The BodyHoliday

Festive Fitness: Portugal Epic Sana Bootcamp

Epic Sana Bootcamp

Get fit by the Algarve coast at Epic Sana Bootcamp

Bring some festivity to your fitness this winter on a Christmas bloat busting bootcamp at Epic Sana, set in the stunning Portuguese Algarve. Ideal for a fitness holiday, achieve your New Year's resolutions with a tailored diet plan and excellent fitness coaching, combining workouts of interval, cardiovascular and strength training. Reach your goals on this weight loss holiday with bootcamp workouts and complimentary group fitness classes, including cardio box, military workouts, yoga and aquafit. Spend your downtime at this winter wellness retreat exploring the local area by bike.

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Epic Sana Bootcamp

New You Nutrition: Philippines The Farm

The Farm

Learn a healthier lifestyle at The Farm

This New Year’s, ditch the post party hangover and embrace a nutritious new you on a luxury spa holiday as you learn a healthier lifestyle in the Philippines. A great learning holiday to improve your nutrition knowledge, discover just how tasty healthy eating can be at the award-winning Alive! restaurant, specialists in raw vegan cuisine. Combine this delicious and nutritious cuisine with a choice of winter wellness retreat programmes, including fitness, yoga, detox, stress management, weight loss and healthy ageing.

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 The Farm

Seasonal Stress Relief: Thailand Absolute Sanctuary De-Stress

Absolute Sanctuary

De-stress with spa treatments at Absolute Sanctuary

Break the cycle of stress and exhaustion on a learning holiday this Christmas and begin the New Year with a healthy dose of seasonal stress relief in Thailand. With a holistic approach to the renewal of mind, body and spirit, learn to release your anxieties through a series of relaxing spa therapies and stress management sessions. Ideal for a stress management retreat, detach yourself from the stress of everyday life during calming sunrise walks to the nearby beach, together with daily yoga classes and group meditation sessions.

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Deep Sleep Digital Detox: Italy Ti Sana Insomnia

Ti Sana

Beat insomia and re-energise at Ti Sana

Father Christmas won't visit until you're asleep, so what better time of year to banish insomnia for good than on a Christmas & New Year Retreat. Set within the Italian province of Lombardy, get the tools you need to start your New Year re-energised at Ti Sana. Discover a good night's sleep in your digital detox suite, and tailor your stay from a choice of slimming, relaxing or energising insomnia programmes. Through healthy nutrition, medical spa treatments and calming yoga classes, recover your sleep-wake rhythms and rebalance the stress hormone cortisol.

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Ti Sana Insomnia

Yuletide Yoga: Thailand Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Enjoy yoga classes in the open air studio at Kamalaya

This festive season; give yourself the gift of a winter wellness retreat filled with yuletide yoga, at Kamalaya in Thailand. A fantastic yoga retreat destination, with one-to-one yoga sessions tailored to suit your goals and skills, this specialist yoga retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis alike. Including instruction in asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing) and meditation, start your New Year feeling physically renewed and mentally inspired. As well as daily yoga practice, allow your body to be nurtured with Ayurveda spa therapies from experienced Indian therapist.

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 Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Holistic Holiday Season: India Ananda Rejuvenation

Ananda Rejuvenation

Unwind with holistic spa treatments at Ananda Rejuvenation

Reconnect in India this winter in the secluded serenity of the Himalayas, a dream destination for an Ayurveda spa holiday. Reduce stress with Ananda’s ancient Indian Ayurveda therapies and regain the balance of a healthier lifestyle with tailored Ayurvedic cuisine. Begin Christmas Day with a personal yoga session and mountain trek, before swapping the traditional turkey for a cooking lesson. Enjoy a healthier, more relaxing winter holiday, where your comfort is the focus, and your well-being the philosophy.

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Cleansing Christmas Detox: Thailand Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness

Phuket Cleanse

Choose from a variety of juices at Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness

If this year has been tough on your body, give it the Christmas gift of replenishment with a cleansing winter wellness retreat detox in Thailand, ideal for a weight loss holiday. Combining invigorating detox cuisine with fitness activities, boost your cleanse with TRX training, beach bootcamp sessions and yoga. Experience the benefits of a healthy detox with raw and vegan cuisine, paired with cleansing detox juices. A great destination for a detox holiday, learn from wellness workshops and healthy food preparation classes.

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Merry Mindfulness: Bali Maya Ubud Spiritual Journey

Maya Ubud

Find inner peace at Maya Ubud

Explore the realms of mindfulness this Christmas, as you learn to reconnect with yourself and the world around you on a spiritual journey in Bali. Wake up beneath the rainforest canopy and rouse your senses with morning yoga and meditation sessions. Down by the river, relax to the sound of flowing water during a therapeutic massage or flower bath at the award-winning spa. A great destination for a spiritual retreat; discover more of the natural beauty of Bali on excursions to a local village, temple and orphanage.

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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 Christmas & New Year Retreat.

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