A personalised wellness program, a yoga class before brekkie or a nap-inducing massage - whatever wellness you desire, or require,
here are 8 wellness-inspired hotels to rejuvenate and balance both mind & body.
Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Amongst the vineyards, Six Senses Douro Valley offers a place to get away from it all. You can opt for a personalised wellness or yogic program, including yogic detox & yogic sleep programs ranging from 3-10 days and catered totally to you. If it isn't the full program you're after, the hotel offers a range of treatments and sessions with their visiting practitioners. Away from the spa, take your pick from tennis, cycling, canyoning, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and water skiing.
Swaswara, South India
This eco-friendly, serene hideaway promises to make you emerge practically floating with relaxation. 5 nights as a minimum to experience one of Swaswara's personalised programmes including 2 relaxing therapeutic massages, 1 Ayurveda de-stress massage, a detailed consultation with the yoga instructor and a daily schedule of Yoga asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and various guided meditation sessions. All meals are included in the programs too. (Additional massages and private yoga classes offered for longer stays).
Lake Kora, Upstate New York
Not exactly your traditional wellness hotel, but wellness-y none the less. A forest villa in Upstate New York, Lake Cora caters for groups of up to 28 people. The former Ice House has been cleverly transformed into a two-story spa giving the ultimate respite for weary muscles. Start the mornings here gliding by canoe over the smooth waters of one of three lakes before sitting down to breakfast (all meals included). If being on the water isn't your thing, try one of the many walking trails surrounding the property- either way, the views are astounding.
Santani Wellness Resort, Sri Lanka
High in the clouds, amid paddy fields and rainforests, Santani is perfectly located for relaxation and detoxification. On arrival, after a homemade juice, the chef will talk you through the concept of the restaurant and all the ingredients used along with their benefits. All meals are included as well as daily sunrise and sunset yoga, use of the sauna, steam room and salt bath. The area lends itself to walking whether it be roaming the 48 acres of hotel grounds or arranging a guide to climb the Knuckles peak.
Ananda in the Himalayas, North India
Look out over the world whilst immersing yourself in Ananda's philosophy -holistic living is a way of life and just as each individual is unique, so too are their programs and experiences. Whether you're new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, they'll work with you to reach the goals set from your stay. Life at Ananda includes twice-daily yoga classes, indulgent afternoon massages and ayurvedic treatments. Not forgetting the food, Chef Sandeep Biswas is there to tempt you with individually curated menus of Indian + European cuisine,
With a team of over 30 professionals including doctors, therapists, dietitians, osteopaths and beauticians, L'Albereta has all sorts of choice when it comes to wellness. Opt for a medical programme including acupuncture, ozone therapy and other personalised treatments, a healthcare and detox program including energetic massages, hydro-aromatherapies and phyto-mud therapies or even get on the green with a "swing and spa" program combining your golf practice with specialised post - recovery treatments.
Como Shambhala Estate, Bali
Be taken back to nature at Como Shambala, just 15 mins from Ubud. Participate in their targeted wellness programmes - Ayurvedic, Cleanse, Be Active and Bespoke, or stick with their daily organised activities including pilates, estate walk, yoga, pranayama meditation, hiit, roll + flow and village cycling. When it comes to dining, they've got you covered with their COMO Shambhala Cuisine including salads, energising juices and blends rich in living enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Bushmans Kloof, South Africa
Spa in the great outdoors at this magical reserve. Winning accolade after accolade for both the hotel and spa, this place believes the surroundings are therapy in themselves but The Spa is the centre point of the abundant natural healing energy. As well as the treatment rooms, you'll find The Crystal Steam Room, The Tranquillity Lounge, The Health Bar and The Riverside Gazebo offering a variety of massages and experiences. After running around Cape Town, 3 days at Bushmans Kloof will do the trick.
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