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Top three wellness escapes
Holidays are the perfect way to recharge your batteries. But if you are looking for a getaway that prioritises your overall wellbeing - from healing therapies at on-site spas to specially-curated healthy menus - we’ve collected three of our favourite retreats and resorts that promise to leave you feeling balanced, soothed, and nourished by the time you return home.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
Located in a clearing above a jungle-covered gorge beside the Ayung River, just north of the creative hub of Ubud, this residential retreat combines holistic wellness with sublime accommodation. Bespoke experiences harnessing the restorative power of nature, both within the resort and surrounding it, include a day in COMO’s water garden, with a water blessing at one of the ancient spring-fed pools. Other unique offerings here include a Balinese gratitude ceremony and a cycling trip through rice fields and the surrounding landscapes.
The yoga and Pilates here work in harmony with mountain biking, hiking, climbing, white water rafting, and outdoor circuit training, to create life-changing holidays that will alter the way you approach your health and wellbeing forever. Complementing these activities is the signature COMO Shambhala Cuisine, featuring healthy nutrition-optimised dishes using pure ingredients in nourishing combinations.
Anantara Veli Resort, Maldives
Dig your toes into the sand while gazing out over the picturesque turquoise lagoon and feel your mind instantly quieten. This five-star island beach resort has an unparalleled wellness offering that considers everything from your in-room atmosphere to what is served on your plate.
Their Wellness Villa experience features a wellbeing consultation, a healthy in-room minibar (with herbal teas, nutritious shakes, and wholefood snacks), and light, music, and scent therapy to soothe the five senses. This package also comes with a nutritious cooking class, plus daily yoga and meditation sessions should you wish, all of which can be personalised to suit your needs by one of the resort’s Wellness Gurus.
Six Senses Samui, Thailand
Inspired by a Thai fishing village, this exceptional all-villa resort on the island’s northern tip blends into the surrounding landscape of rocky outcrops and lush natural vegetation. For those opting to take part in one of their comprehensive wellness programmes, every stay starts with an assessment of your key health biomarkers, how well you can move your body, and a discussion of any lifestyle-related concerns such as heightened stress levels or poor digestion.
Your wellness expert can then recommend personalised treatments, activities, and nutritional advice on the best foods to eat and the ones you should probably avoid. You can also take advantage of many spa treatments, designed to release tension and relax you, alongside yoga and meditation classes to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, balanced body and mind.
To find out more about these or any other wellness retreats, call your Travel Counsellor today.
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