Where to Travel for Wellness Post Lockdown
- 08 January 2021 08 January 2021
With the vaccine being rolled out, treatments have indeed begun, and even though we’re back in lockdown, it looks as though the end could be in sight! Now, we have all had to undergo serious changes in our lives, which in turn has severely affected our wellness, both physically and mentally. It is high time to look after your wellbeing, whether you need serenity, spirituality, weight-loss assistance or simply to just blow off some steam; one of the best ways to do this is through a wellness holiday. Divided month by month, we have created a bespoke list of the top locations to visit for wellness. Perhaps an adventure sailing in the Maldives over summer or a full medical reboot in the Philippines this spring? A British detox at the beginning of the year to start it right, or even a Greek escape tailored to romance? Whatever is needed, this list provides something for everyone that has a thirst for escapism, renewal, and tranquillity in a post-pandemic world.
A January Detox at The Glass House Retreat, UK
Start the year off right with a thorough detox surrounded by acres of sweeping fields in a state-of-the-art wellness facility, less than an hour from London. A contemporary marvel, The Glass House Retreat offers a thorough and invigorating detoxification programme to help beat the lockdown blues. Expect a full-body composition analysis with bespoke goal evaluations, cryotherapy, deep tissue massages as well as a choice of three full board interchangeable dietary plans to achieve your targets. With this, The Glass House also boasts a dedicated team of spa therapists, reiki practitioners, personal trainers and a Colonic Hydrotherapist for a truly healing holiday. (Due to current lockdown restrictions, book ahead for a January detox in 2021)
Information and Booking: The Glass House Retreat
The Relaxing Romantic Retreat at Casale Panayiotis, Cyprus
February, the month of romance! Why not celebrate your love against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains, a turquoise winding river and beautiful gardens with a distinct sense of privacy? Casale Panayiotis has a bespoke Spa and Wellness programme divided into three lists that create the perfect couples holiday with an added personal touch. A fusion of traditional and modern treatments includes Chromatherapy, a sulphur spring ritual, and even an Indian head massage to ignite the spark in your romance after a dreary 2020. (Due to current lockdown restrictions, book ahead for a romantic February for 2021)
Information and Booking: Casale Panayiotis
Put a Spring in Your Step at The Fit Retreat, La Palma
Springtime, the period of rebirth and creation, the perfect time to create a new fitness driven way of life after being locked inside! On the sun-soaked isle of La Palma, amongst palm trees, volcanoes and white sand beaches resides The Fit Retreat, which offers a wellness programme that champions physical and mental health above all else. Daily routines include expert-led workout sessions leading to diverse activity sessions such as volcano hiking or paddleboarding. The perfect destination for a fitness holiday, this retreat isn’t without relaxation, power down at the end of the day with mindful yoga and a relaxing full body massage.
Information and Booking: Fit Retreat
Swap April Showers for Mind & Body Empowerment at Bliss Body Retreat, Bali
No April fools here, only spirituality on this holistic wellness escape to Bliss Body Retreat. As much as 2020 took a toll on society’s physical health, it also dealt a serious blow to mental health. Whilst there is never an easy fix, the Divine Body programme has an innate focus on mental wellbeing and strengthening your fortitude with personal spirituality sessions, guided chakra meditation, profound yoga and pranayama. Alongside this, enjoy a gourmet full board plan that nourishes you cutting out caffeine and alcohol on a wonderful mindfulness retreat.
Information and Booking: Bliss Body Retreat
The Mindful May Getaway at The Farm, The Philippines
With summer around the corner, this Philippines’ weight focused retreat is the perfect time to assess your lifestyle and habits with professional guidance to optimise your wellbeing. Know exactly where your health stands, after a peculiar year, surrounded in a tropical paradise at the base of Mount Malarayat with Weight Management at The Farm. Choose a weight-loss holiday which offers bespoke fitness, dental and nutritional assessments, a cellular health screening and blood chemistry. This medical approach is partnered with wellness treatments, including traditional acupuncture, Aqua slimming therapy, a Hilot massage and even a Kidney cleansing wrap to rectify the physical problems that 2020 caused.
Information and Booking: The Farm
Enhance Your Beauty at Lefay Dolomiti, Italy
Amid blissful summer, not far from Romeo and Juliet’s Verona lies Lefay Dolomiti; a brand-new state-of-the-art retreat with an intrinsic focus on wellness. Surrounded by crystal lakes, lush forests and snow-capped mountains, this exquisite de-stress holiday has a specific programme designed to unlock your true beauty. With a rigorous skincare routine, let your face glow with Hydrafacial MD Treatments, Oxygen Therapy Intraceuticals and a chestnut flowers scrub with alpine salt and traditional alpine butter. With this, Health and Fitness Travel provide exclusive free access to Salt Lake 'La Luna nel Lago' and VIP arrival with Fruit Juices and a fresh fruit platter waiting for you.
Information and Booking: Lefay Dolomiti
Set Sail for Summer With a Maldives Sailing Tour
Ahoy, it’s time to set sail on this exhilarating adventure to one the most sought-after corners of the globe! The Maldives are as close to paradise as you can get and you can explore them in up to a group of eight embarking on a heavily modernised Maldivian fishing boat complete with its very own crew. A Captain, local guide, local chef, and two deckhands to boot will take care of your party’s every need as you focus on the adventure ahead. Snorkelling gear is provided for you to dive into the teal waters and explore the vibrant coral reefs, or perhaps sit up on deck basking under the sun? Enjoy a sailing tour like no other as this route will also visit isolated tropical islands, where you can have your very own slice of perfection on the pristine white sands.
Information and Booking: Maldives Sailing Tour
An Active August at La Palma & Teneguia Princess, Spain
To set the tone and scale of La Palma & Teneguia Princess, know that they have not 1, not 3, not 5 but 7 swimming pools! Enjoy a tropical active holiday for your fitness goals, and this retreat is home to volcanoes, lagoons and pristine beaches offers a fantastic programme blending wellness and fitness together. Enjoy an immense range of complimentary fitness classes instructed by expert PTs that offer a mixture of core, cardio, weightlifting and even blissful Yoga. Balance your fitness with laps of La Palma’s thermal spa circuit as well as aromatherapy and aloe vera infused massages.
Information and Booking: La Palma & Teneguia Princess
A Late Summer Secret at Lily of the Valley, France
Perched on the French Riviera, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea rests Lily of the Valley. With gorgeous architecture, this retreat offers a perfect late summer escape as the Gulf Stream still offers stunning weather even in late September! Enjoy the perfect luxury spa break, as this wellness retreat offers a complete reboot, blending medical, therapeutic, beauty and sport sessions for a fully comprehensive getaway. Boost your wellbeing with sport or energy art sessions, INDIBA detox radiofrequency treatment, HydraFacial treatment, Ayurvedic massages and much more.
Information and Booking: Lily of the Valley
The European Fitness Break at Vilnius Grand Resort, Lithuania
Amongst the Lithuanian landscape, upon a 900-acre estate and a short drive from the capital city, resides Vilnius Grand Resort. Get your sweat on with a Fusion Fitness holiday to blow off some steam in style whilst also taking a moment to pause and renew. This fitness holiday is particularly relevant if you are recovering from an injury as Vilnius’s Pendex® Gym uses technology and analytical software to find the exact exercises to recover individually specific injuries. Expect a bountiful amount of exercise activities including functional, core and strength training, aqua aerobics as well as a golf lesson! However, it isn’t all-out exertion all the time! Calming oil massages, Reflexology and nourishing body scrubs offer the perfect antidote to aching muscles!
Information and Booking: Vilnius Grand Resort
The Immunity Boosting Retreat at RAKxa Hotel, Thailand
Rakxa somehow manages to feel quietly isolated amongst the greenery whilst only being across the Chao Phraya River from the bustling city of Bangkok. This luxury wellness retreat has an intrinsic dedication to medical health and boosting the immune system. Their Gut Health programme is a comprehensive experience to restore and improve your gut’s flora, imperative to good health. A thorough anti-inflammatory meal plan, with tailored consultations with Doctors, and detailed medical evaluations are twinned with traditional Shirodhara, acupuncture and pranayama for a complete overhaul to strengthen your immune system and encourage a healthy gut.
Information and Booking: RAKxa Hotel
The Luxury Wellness Break at Gleneagles, UK
Deck the halls with boughs of holiday! Set amongst rustic sweeping highlands, this opulent Manor house has an 850-acre estate filled with activities and experiences for you to enjoy! This luxury active and spa break is perfect for the festive period as it gives you free rein of what you want out of your trip whether that be adventure, fitness, rejuvenation or a combination! You could spend Christmas at Andre Farlie, the only Michelin 2-star restaurant in the entirety of Scotland, or perhaps wrapping up and trying the PGA golf courses?
Information and Booking: Gleneagles
Talk about a comprehensive list! With a wellness holiday for each month, there’s something for everyone, whatever you want to gain from your retreat. Dreaming of another location or a completely bespoke wellness holiday? We can help!