Taking time out to unwind, rejuvinate and revitalise is a luxury in itself.
In recognition of this shift towards wellness, an increasing number of resorts offer an array of programmes and facilities designed to re-balance and re-energise your life. From holistic spa rituals to mindfullness retreats, digital detoxes to sunrise yoga sequences, there is undoubtedly one wellness escape that is perfect for you.
One of the most established and renowned names in the industry, BodyHoliday is the epitome of relaxation and rejuvenation. Offering personalised programmes for each guest, BodyHoliday constantly strives to bring innovative experiences into its wellness fold. With a completely unique treetop spinning studio, soothing treatments specifically designed to restore and designated meditation coaches, the focus here is most definitely on body, mind and soul.Read more
Just a few miles from Ubud, next to the jungle-strewn hillsides that flank the River Ayung, is a place that is simply good for the soul. COMO Shambhala Estate is pure therapy, fully immersing each guest in a positive, holistic and healing experience. Guests are encouraged to mix comprehensive in-resort treatments, activities and healthy eating with enriching island adventures - dawn hikes, rafting through dramatic gorges and biking through sun-kissed paddy fields are all available here.Read more
A visit to Chiva-Som International Health Resort is sure to prove life enhancing. This secluded beachfront retreat is set within seven acres of idyllic tropical gardens and features 70 treatment rooms, a kinesis studio, a gym, watsu pool, floatation pool and a bathing pavilion with kneipp bath. Here you can expect to find excellent, calorie-counted nutrition, world-class exercise, the best Thai massages, and a sense of fulfillment by the time you have to leave.Read more
The ultimate blend of professionalism, harmony and care can be found within the T Spa at Grand Hotel Tremezzo. Offering treatments from ESPA, one of the world’s most exclusive, distinguished beauty providers, the philosophy is simple - all products are of natural origin with the best beauty know-how from the Far East to Europe. Guests will be able to experience custom-designed anti-stress, anti-ageing and re-balancing treatments, while couples can look forward to being enveloped in a cradle of warm wood during a marvellous 140 minute experience, including a couples massage, whirlpool tub, sauna and steam bath with contrast cascade shower in the new T Spa Suite.
Slip into the azure blue infinity pool with spectacular panoramic views over Lake Como and go in search of the five different types of Jacuzzi hidden within; sunken beds with air bubbles, blade cascades to massage the lower back, and water jets and oxygen bubbles from the mosaic bottom of the pool to massage the soles of the feet.Find out more
Comprising three private islands, the dream-like tranquility of Lhaviyani Atoll is the setting for this Maldivian hideaway. Guests staying at Kanuhura can choose between exceptionally appealing water villas with private decked terraces and access to the lagoon, or beach villas and suites dotted along the shoreline to best capture the radiance of the sunrises and sunsets. This is tranquility found.Read more
Almyra is surrounded by eight acres of fragrant, landscaped gardens with uninterrupted views of the harbour, just a stones throw from the town. Come here to do everything - or nothing at all. Guests can retreat to one of the two pools and sun decks, spend time winding down in the sauna and steam rooms, sample private rooftop yoga, or simply lay back on poolside daybeds as the hours pass effortlessly by.Read more
Guests often talk of attaining a 'spiritual high' after a stay here at Ananda, nestled within the hundred acre Himalayan palace estate of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Offering a variety of hill and nature walks, as well as bespoke Ayurvedic experiences and healing rituals, this is the ideal escape from the everyday.Read more
When your phone never stops ringing and your inbox appears to be permanently full, a digital detox is clearly in order. Nestled upon two miles of secluded white sands, Petit St Vincent offers a rare opportunity for a handful of privileged guests to unwind and tune in to the soothing rhythms of the sea. One bedroom cottages and two bedroom beach villas are complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and sublime views of the Caribbean Sea, while a treetop Balinese-inspired spa offers rejuvenating treatments to help ease you into a slower pace of life. The flag system here adds to the appeal: yellow can summon service in a heartbeat, while red will ensure you are left in peace.
Blissfully free from external interventions in the form of telephones, WiFi and TV, there is no better place to unplug and reset the body and the mind. Escapism really is an art form at this luxurious retreat.Find out more
The spa at Coral Reef Club deserves recognition for its team of skilled therapists who perform massage, facials, wraps and scrubs with unrivalled expertise. With just four treatment rooms, this boutique spa is housed within a beautiful colonial inspired building – set within a tropical garden paradise. Relax amongst the exotic vegetation and waterfalls that weave through the spa, or book a mani-pedi in the dedicated treatment room that commands striking views over the treetops of the property. This exquisite spa perfectly captures the beauty and charm of the award-winning hotel.Find out more
Whilst we know our edit of luxury getaways for 2018 are tempting enough, there are also exceptional savings to be had that add to their appeal. These include everything from bonus nights and up to half price savings on accommodation, to complimentary transfers and half board.
Here are the offers that come out on top...