After the indulgence of Christmas, millions of us make health-related New Year’s resolutions and vow to stick to strict diets and fitness regimes.
From hitting the gym to ditching the ready meals, detoxing is top of the agenda for success as we move into 2018. But despite good intentions, we know that you sometimes need a bit of extra motivation to really achieve those goals and we’ve found the perfect way to get it.
Wellness retreats and hotels specialising in healthy eating are on the rise and here at Destination2, we’ve picked out some of our absolute favourites to show how you can enjoy a luxurious holiday and get started on your health goals at the same time.
This five-star retreat ticks all the boxes for the ultimate wellness holiday to help you feel rejuvenated and healthy after those heavy Christmas meals. The all-inclusive beachfront resort makes pampering an everyday experience as you’ll enjoy an indulgent spa treatment every day you stay. Their five onsite restaurants include AAA Diamond Awarded Tao and I-Tal, a healthy eating concept based on their on-site garden. Here, you can assist the chefs and learn how to cook a healthy vegan meal with freshly picked ingredients.
However, it’s not just about pampering. If you want to get fit and have fun, there is a huge variety of activities to choose from including water sports, beach games, yoga and fitness classes. Whether you’re looking for a spot of pampering or an active break to invigorate your fitness goals, we think the BodyHoliday resort looks like the perfect spot.
With a stunning infinity pool nestled deep in the Balinese jungle, it’s no surprise that this boutique hotel has won a plethora of awards in recent years. Located in Ubud, Bali’s health capital where you’ll find yoga classes and exciting culinary delights around every corner, the Hanging Gardens of Bali will bring a new dimension of luxury to your detox holiday.
The exceptional spa is where the Hanging Gardens of Bali really comes into its own, making it perfect for a wellness retreat. A variety of treatment options are elevated by the location; you can hear the jungle sounds and the soothing rush of the Agung River as you drift away into bliss and the products are made from natural, organic ingredients – many of which are grown on-site. The spa dining area offers a number of healthy options to keep your body as happy as your mind, or you can choose to elevate your stay with experiences like a cooking class or practising yoga in the jungle.
Why not detox your mind and body in 5* luxury? Located in Phuket, famed for its stunning beaches and delicious variety of food, the Amatara Wellness Resort offers package retreats for three nights+ with themes including detox, spa, active or yoga to help it fit with your exact requirements! During your stay, delight your taste buds with smoothies and unrefined, whole food dishes made without refined sugar or additives.
As for activities, you can keep busy with everything from pilates and swimming to tennis and water sports. They even offer a healthy option of their relaxed cooking class where you can learn to create delicious Thai cuisine to perfection. If you want to leave with skills and knowledge to take home with you, the Amatara Wellness Resort could be the ideal location to enjoy a detox break in Thailand.
If it’s all about location for your health holiday, the Maldives is guaranteed to make an impression. With 33 overwater suites leading directly into the turquoise lagoon, Como Cocoa Island is an unforgettable destination to detox in and kick off 2018 feeling healthy and revitalised. If a simple swim isn’t enough, snorkelling equipment and diving lessons are available to help you explore the magical underwater world in the surrounding coral reefs.
Within the resort, COMO Shambhala Retreat combines massage with mind and body disciplines. Experts are also on hand to give advice on how to carry this into your everyday lives. The principles here extend to cuisine with special Shambhala dining options available in the UFAA restaurant, where organic ingredients, rich in minerals and vitamins, are steamed, grilled or served raw to preserve the living enzymes and nutrients.
If you would like to inject some wellness into your next holiday, our team of travel experts can help you to plan your perfect break! Just give them a call today on 01244 957 708.