5 of the Best Wellness Holidays to Try Now
It’s true what they say - there’s something about a change of scenery that is good for the soul. Travel is not only beneficial for your mind, but your body as well; it provides a chance to take a break from the daily grind and reset yourself mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s an opportunity for self reflection, goal setting and rejuvenation. Today, there is more of a focus on wellness than ever before when it comes to the travel industry and the options to boost your health and wellbeing are endless. From relaxing spa breaks to digital detox retreats, we countdown five of the best wellness holidays to try in 2019 that promise to cater to every requirement.
Whether you are feeling mentally or physically burnt out, a spa holiday is a chance to relax fully and enjoy a detox. The goal is to leave feeling re-energized and ready to take on the world. You can enjoy a range of spa treatments to soothe aches and pains, replace dull and tired skin with an inner glow and pamper yourself top to toe. If you like the idea of some me-time, this is the break for you. For facials and massages in a relaxing setting, look no further than The Spa at Maya nestled deep in the heart of Bali’s rainforest. For a spa break with more of a holistic vibe, you can try the Four Seasons at the Nam Hai, Hoi An hotel in Vietnam. Here you can balance your energy in one of the floating treatment rooms or have a one on one session with the local wellness practitioners. Their signature ritual involves eight crystal alchemy bowls that create a calming sound bath.
Whether you are an advanced yogi or can barely touch your toes, a yoga retreat is ideal for those who want to calm their mind, body and spirit. Activities include posture workshops, meditation sessions and sunrise and sunset yoga where you can practice poses while taking in spectacular scenic views. This type of wellness holiday is a complete break from the nine-to-five and encourages you to reconnect with yourself. Not only will you benefit from improving your yoga practice, you will come away with life enhancing techniques that help you manage stress, re-inspire you and recharge your batteries. Those searching for sun salutation can find this and a whole lot more at Tri Sri Lanka. You can partake in tree top yoga sessions with a stunning backdrop provided by Lake Koggala. Bliss.
A hiking holiday is truly an opportunity to embrace active living, focusing on your fitness while stealing the opportunity to practice mindfulness. Top up your vitamin D levels, burn calories and feel at one with nature simultaneously. Hiking can be spiritually enlightening and can appeal to all of the senses. We suggest adding Tahoe Rim Trail to your bucket list. This trail, which is an impressive 156 miles long, allows you to explore alpine lakes, mountain passes, volcanic rock and forest pastures. A truly unforgettable experience, a hiking holiday is not just a chance to test your fitness but also to make new friends and new memories.
Could you enjoy a holiday without checking your phone or scrolling through Instagram? A digital detox forces you to tune out all of the background noise and really hone in on your own health and wellbeing needs. When you need a complete re-boot, a digital detox retreat can really help you to de-clutter mentally as you become more present without the distraction of technology. So where are the best places to disconnect from the world? We recommend you escape modern technology and check in to Costa Rica’s El Silencio Lodge. Here you won’t even get phone signal never mind Wi-Fi. You access this lodge by a rope bridge and make yourself at home in an elevated cabin. There’s plenty of activities to keep you distracted including jungle trekking, wine-tasting and zip-lining.
If it’s emotional, physical and spiritual balance you require, a wellness retreat is a great all-round fitness holiday that combines workouts with spa treatments and motivational talks. If you are stuck in a rut, feeling uninspired or lethargic or perhaps struggling with anxiety, this retreat is for you. One of the most talked about wellness retreats of the moment is Amangiri nestled in the middle of the Utah desert boasting plunge pools, treatment rooms and uninterrupted views of sand dunes as far as the eye can see. The appeal lies in its healing properties and seclusion, a true sanctuary from the stresses of daily life. The décor features stone floors and concrete walls that blend seamlessly with the Utah landscape. Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal is another reputable wellness retreat for those searching for something just as relaxing but a little less remote.
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