Ten of the Best Winter Wellness Retreats
From adventurous fitness in Oman and mountain trekking in India to holistic healing experiences in Thailand and pampering in Italy, discover where to head this winter for a wellness retreat during the Christmas and New Year period.
India Ananda Active
What could be more relaxing than heading to the home of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation? Ananda, set in the Himalayan foothills, is the epitome of wellness destination travel, evoking spirituality and calm in all that visit.
Embrace the powerful ambience of nature and release endorphins as you discover your surroundings with nature walks, trekking and water-rafting or make the most of calming holistic activities like Hatha yoga, morning stretches and meditation.
Baobab Suites Swimming or Running
Refine your technique and efficiency in swimming or running with customised personal training under the warm Tenerife sun, gaining strength, stamina and skill.
A fusion of luxury and minimalism, Baobab Suites, boasts elegant apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows and efficient facilities perfect for all your wellness pursuits.
With a year-round temperate climate and only a short flight from the UK, Tenerife is the perfect location for a sporty winter escape.
Thailand Amanpuri Awareness
An experience designed to restore inner balance and awareness, embark upon an immersive journey into your subconscious under the practiced guidance of a Buddhist monk.
As your mind, body and soul connects in perfect harmony, notice how stresses dissipate, leaving you with clarity, direction and inner peace.
With beautiful views of the Andaman Sea and breath-taking pink sunsets, have yourself a merry little Christmas and swap white snow for white sand this winter.
Oman Zighy Bay Sense of Functional Fitness
With customised training, this functional fitness programme focuses and delivers on personal goals whether it be toning, fitness, strength or flexibility.
Enjoy an array of exhilarating experiences as you swap the daytime TV for trekking and tandem paragliding, then bring the New Year in in style with a chartered yacht or sunset cruise for the winter holiday of your dreams.
Kamalaya Embracing Change
During the festive period, difficulties you are facing such as relationship or work problems, addiction, anxiety or grief, can be exacerbated by pressures to be social.
Grip life by the antlers and learn the skills you need to develop your emotional strength and positive outlook to conquer any challenging situations you may be facing.
Visit by yourself or bring a loved one for a safe and Merry Christmas experience.
St Lucia BodyHoliday
BodyHoliday is the perfect winter escape, with a range of action-packed activities that can keep you busy from dawn ‘til dusk.
This Caribbean wellness destination, surrounded by jungle covered piques and crystal-clear waters, offers a wide range of action-packed activities including scuba-diving, extreme mountain biking, tennis and windsurfing.
With great restaurants, bars and a solo-friendly atmosphere, it’s as comfortable as spending Christmas at home, only completely different and much, much better.
Costa Rica The Retreat Revive & Renew
This beautiful retreat offers plenty of opportunity to refresh and restore your mind and body as you bask in the Costa Rican sunshine.
Learn something new with a raw food cooking class or be at one with nature and try birdwatching and stargazing.
‘The Cristal Lotus’ spa provides the perfect chance to transform your well-being and address any health problems through natural approaches, so you can start 2019 as the best and most mindful version of yourself.
Italy Borgo Egnazia Beauty
A castle-like haven set in an untouched and authentic region of Puglia, Italy, Borgo is an idyllic winter escape for spa-seekers and beauty-enthusiasts alike.
By day, relax with Roman bath rituals, psycho-aromatherapy and essential oil massages and by night, enjoy top notch dining at a range of sophisticated gourmet restaurants.
A vibrant, relaxing and soothing wellness experience, this short winter break may be just what you need to prepare you or repair you from the festivities.
Bali Revivo Detox & Weight Loss
Ditch the Christmas jumpers and opinionated in-laws this December and head East for a winter escape to the stunning Indonesian island of Bali, known colloquially as ‘Island of the Gods’.
Put yourself first this festive season as you detox and lose a few unwanted pounds on a wellness trip that doesn’t skimp on the cultural experiences.
Discover the mental and physical benefits of Qigong, Tai Chi, Muay Thai and Tibetan meditation or try yoga, Pilates, TRX training and boxing. Whatever your wellness quirks, you are guaranteed to ring in the New Year in tip top shape.
Turkey Six Senses Kaplankaya Full Potential
Set in a secluded bay of the Milas province with panoramic views of the Aegean, this is an idyllic winter getaway to work on your New Year’s resolutions.
Learn how to stay healthy over the festive period as you discover more about the inner workings of your body with metabolic tests, then relax with an expansive range of spa treatments.
With a host of adventure tours available you are certain to make memories that outlast the festive period.
For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891.
Published: 26 October 2018