Taking your parents to a magnificent retreat to the most beautiful places our world has to offer, will strengthen the family-bond and can be a great way to thank them for all they may have done for you. Not all parents are the same, however there are ones who love nature and animals, there are sporty ones and there are ones who just want to have a relaxing time, not worrying about anything at all. So here are some suggestions for family retreats for every type of parents, from active and adventurous moms and dads to culture and luxury loving parents, we’ve got you covered:

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Take your passion for healthy eating a step further and indulge in one of our top nutrition holidays for healthy foodies. Learn more about how to better your insides with nutritional talks and consultations as you enjoy breath-taking surroundings and world-class treatments that will leave you with a spring in your step. Make the most of fresh detox smoothies, Asian cuisine, healthy twists on classic junk food staples and much more. There are also plenty of opportunities to work on your outsides too with complementary access to group classes such as yoga, Pilates, meditation and general fitness. These retreats truly are a healthy foodies’ heaven!

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Kick-start or continue your wellness journey on a group retreat in the comfort of other like-minded and wellness driven people. Experience a wide array of holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, Pilates and sunrise walks to allow you to relax and unwind in a calming and friendly environment. There is plenty of opportunity to pick up the pace too with everything from aerobics and dance classes to TRX training and beach runs. So, get ready to embark on a special journey and reconnect your mind and body with our top group retreats for social wellness.

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Your holiday is the perfect time to relax and enjoy yourself, as you escape the day to day grind. Whether you’re dreaming of lying on a beach, sightseeing in the city or practicing yoga by the pool, your trip should be fun and most importantly, stress free.

Preparing for a trip away can be hectic and time consuming, so to make it easier, Englana, the luxury lifestyle and fashion brand has provided a few useful tips to keep you stylish and stress free during the Autumn/Winter holiday season:

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Grab life by the horns and satiate your inner nomad as we help you to secure more time off work next year, so you can double your leave in 2019. Inspiring worker bees and wellness travellers around the world, these wellness holiday ideas are perfect for an extended healthy holiday. From fitness in the dramatic Swiss Alps and weight-loss amid the volcanic mountains and iconic rice paddies of Bali to active mindfulness in Spain, these destinations emanate the best of what wellness travel has to offer. With a little strategic planning around the 2019 bank holidays (and maybe an understanding boss), ditch the desk for longer and let your fit flag fly at one or more of these exciting destinations.

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Detox your brain as well as your body and escape to a luxury hideaway for a much-needed tech break. It is no secret that technology is having a negative impact on human interaction, not only affecting our relationships with others, but also, our relationships with ourselves as mental health studies continue to reveal worrying statistics. This negative psychological and social impact has meant there’s never been a better time to take some time out from digital world and learn the benefits of a digital detox retreat on your mind and body. So, swap the screen time for some me-time with these 5 luxury holidays that will allow you to disconnect and reconnect.

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Embarking on a singles holiday offers the perfect chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life whilst meeting like-minded individuals. From Thailand and India to Croatia and Cyprus, there are a host of idyllic locations for you to spend your solo travels. Meet fellow travellers as you take part in a range fun-filled activities including hiking, water-sports and climbing to get those fitness levels soaring. Unwind at the end of the day with one of many luxurious spa treatments, from Ayurvedic therapy in Thailand to salt scrubs in Croatia. So, get ready for an adventure you’ll never forget as we share our top seven life-changing singles holidays.

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Lorna Jane Clarkson, the founder of women’s premium activewear brand Lorna Jane is no stranger to travelling. Based in Brisbane, Australia means travelling all over the world and frequent trips to her LA home and USA Support Office in Santa Monica. Lorna has tried and tested tips and routines that keep her fit, healthy and ready for anything when she’s constantly on the move and has given us her top tips for a fit and healthy holiday. 

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Reset and relax at one of these calming retreats for the ultimate de-stress holiday experience. Unwind and reboot in a luxurious spa where you can enjoy treatments ranging from hot stone massages and facial scrubs to detoxifying wraps and steam baths. These beautiful destinations offer the perfect setting for you to take some time out to focus on your connection with your inner self with activities like Pilates, yoga and meditation. With all these relaxing and rejuvenating activities at your disposal, you can rest assured that a moment of Zen will never be far away.

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Take your practice one step further with our top yoga holidays to add to your travel bucket list. These yogi escapes offer the perfect opportunity to lay the groundwork for a healthier and happier lifestyle. In combination with each of these stunning retreats is a range of luxury spa treatments to relax your muscles after a busy day of lotus positions and Kapotasana. Whether it be a body scrub in St Lucia or a Thai massage in Oman, we’ve got the run-down of the 8 best yoga retreats to check-off your list.

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Eating the right food is something that you have to do if you plan to lose weight, and you need to get your metabolism to rise as much as you can. You might find that you could get your metabolism to rise faster when you are eating the right foods, and you must focus on these foods because they change your perspective on a good diet. You can reduce fat and sugar all you want, but you need to have a much higher metabolism. There is a point at which your body will start to burn fat naturally because you have kept your metabolism so high, and you should plan to get these foods into all your meals. Using the right foods to change your metabolism helps you avoid going on fad diets that might not work.

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If you’re wondering where to go on your next fitness holiday, look no further because we’ve got the run-down on the best swimming pools in the world for sports training. When it comes to keeping fit and healthy, swimming is undoubtedly one the best, most accessible and easy exercises out there. Not only does it tone muscles and build strength, but it also keeps your heart rate up without having a heavy impact on your body making it perfect for all ages, young and old! This full-body workout also offers a great way to de-stress and relax whilst still burning those calories. In fact, a gentle swim alone can burn over 200 calories in just half an hour and a speedier swimmer going for an hour can expect to burn nearly 600 calories. So, keep on reading to discover the best swimming pools in the world that are sure to challenge your fitness and get you in tip-top shape.

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With these 10 short-haul destinations for yoga and spa lovers, you don’t have to go very far to get your holistic fix. Discover why yoga is so good for you as you stretch those muscles in these luxury spa destinations around the world. Be sure to relax with the stunning spa facilities where treatments range from water rituals in Portugal and Reiki in Greece to bath treatments in Turkey and therapeutic treatments in Portugal.

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Have a go at island life with these top 5 spas in the Caribbean. There is no better place to unwind than a stunning island and with these such a wide range of luxury spa treatments at your disposal, a relaxing moment of wellness is never far away. Indulge in a comprehensive selection of soothing daily spa treatments that cater to the diverse needs of all guests. Whether it be shiatsu in Turks & Caicos, a shoulder massage in Antigua or a seaweed body wrap in Jamaica, our island spa holidays have something for everyone’s wellness needs.  Be sure to have fun and improve your personal fitness with professionally led daily classes such as beach volleyball in St Lucia and nature hiking in Antigua. Island life is sure to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and beaming for more wellness heaven.

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If your Instagram needs a bit of sprucing up, then these insta-worthy healthy escapes are the perfect solution. From a coffee plantation in Java and mountain views in Thailand to the crystal-clear waters of Oman and the stunning animals of South Africa, a stint at any one of our paradise-like retreats will have you taking photos so good even National Geographic will be jealous. The incredible fitness activities and nutritious meals will give you the healthy glow you need to star alongside these breath-taking backdrops. So, get your cameras at the ready because these healthy escapes are most definitely worthy of the #NoEdit hashtag.

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There is undoubtedly an art to packing a short stay bag. Get it right and you have everything you need, neatly packed up in a handy, easily transportable case. Get it wrong, however, and you either have outfits that don’t work and missing toiletries, or find yourself over-encumbered with unnecessary items.

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What is Amanpuri and who’s it for?

The first Aman hotel opened 28 years ago, Amanpuri is the original hotel in the luxury chain infamous for their exception service and incredible offerings. Amanpuri is the perfect retreat for those seeking something special, here under the direction of General Manager Paul Linden (Previously at the head of both Chiva Som and COMO Shambhala Estate) is a new level of luxury for the connoisseur wellness traveller.

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Give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life with a fitness holiday as the perfect way to get right on track for a stronger mind and body. Shape up with some boxing and water skiing in Zanzibar or take the plunge and have a go at aquafit, swimming and diving in Thailand. Whatever your fitness desires may be, these fantastic holidays offer a tailor-made fitness experience that is sure to leave you feel invigorated and yearning for more. Be sure to end each action-packed day with by relaxing with holistic activities like Pilates, yoga and meditation so you can work on your mind as well as your body for an all-rounded wellness holiday experience.

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With thousands of wellness escapes in Europe alone, you don’t have to travel far to get your healthy fix. Give yourself a well-deserved break and escape to wellness luxury with the best healthy breaks in Europe. Pamper your mind and body with Watsu, massages, acupuncture and cocoon wraps and improve your endurance with mountain biking, hiking, TRX suspension training and water sports. Transformative travel is a truly enriching experience which ensures that you return from your holiday feeling happier, healthier and more aware of how you treat your mind and your body. So, stay tuned as we reveal our top 8 European health retreats for wellness that are bound to change your life for the best.

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Tell us about the resort – what makes Santani special?

Santani is a relatively new architect-designed property built on 120 acres of former tea plantation and owned and run by Sri Lankans in central Sri Lanka, about five hours by car from Colombo (you can also take a seaplane to Kandy, which would be a great way to arrive). The last part of the drive, from Kandy, is on a climbing, winding mountain road. You can’t even see the resort until you’re there, that’s how tucked away it is.

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