Daily life can be busy and, as a result, we often find ourselves leading less than healthy lives. Even with the best of intentions, sometimes there are not enough hours in the day and things like healthy eating or regular exercise get put on the back burner. The consequence... well, you can feel burned out!
A holiday is the perfect opportunity to press the reset button and revitalise your daily routine. A change of scenery away from everyday distractions can boost your tired mind and kick-start new habits that will lead to a rejuvenated body and soul.
We have selected four superb destinations that are perfect for those of you who crave a healthy holiday. For further information on any of these hotels and resorts, please do contact our private travel consultants. They have a wealth of experience and can propose the perfect healthy holiday, tailored just for you and your current needs.
La Reserve Ramatuelle, St Tropez, France
For a restful and healthy destination look no further than La Reserve Ramatuelle. This beautiful hotel and spa has been designed with the wellbeing of its guests exclusively in mind. Overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean, your stay will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. From the moment you check in your days will revolve around structured and personalised spa treatments, healthy but delicious dining and physical exercise to further your wellbeing.
Choose from 28 rooms and suites, all of which have their own terraces carefully positioned for maximum sunlight and views over the Mediterranean. Some suites also have their own private garden and bathrooms with whirlpool baths for added luxury. Villas are also available and perfect for those holidaying with their family. Choose from 3 to 6 spacious rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Each villa has a private heated swimming pool, perfect for morning lengths to help kick start your day as healthily as possible.
A healthy holiday simply would not have the same benefits without an amazing spa. La Réserve Spa Ramatuelle doesn’t disappoint in this regard. Choose from a selection of treatments that have been developed using the latest advances in health, fitness and aesthetics, administered by a multi-disciplinary team of therapists. Treatments include Osteopathic sessions through to Nescens anti-aging treatments, ensuring you leave looking and feeling better than when you arrived.
And finally, a healthy holiday is only a healthy holiday when you are able to eat exceptional dishes prepared with high quality ingredients. The hotel’s restaurant, La Voile, overlooks the Mediterranean, where head chef Eric Canino plays with authentic flavours from the South. Classic Provencal dishes are reinvented and combine indulgence and balance allowing you to enjoy superb food without any lingering traces of guilt!
COMO Shambala Estate Begawan Village, Bali, Asia
Probably one the of most spectacular resorts we have ever seen, COMO Shambala is spread through 23 acres of lush jungle set above a valley through which flows the River Ayung. Tinged with a spiritual feel, this has to be the perfect destination for those who are looking for a ‘health reset’.
Guests are able to book a dedicated ‘Wellness Stay’ which provides comprehensive lifestyle and curative programmes tailored to your individual aspirations – all designed to mend mind, body and spirit. A holistic 360 degree approach is taken to guests' wellbeing and is aided by a resident yoga teacher, Ayurvedic doctor and dietician. A state of the art gym ensures your physical health as well as mental and dietary wellness is catered for during your stay.
Accommodation is unique among Bali wellness resorts with a home away from home feel. Choose from villas, suites and rooms, all of which are beautifully decorated and many furnished with Indonesian antiques. Suites are available with private Jacuzzis and some have access to a shared pool. Mod cons are provided with wifi, CD and DVD players, Satellite TV and air conditioning. Being healthy certainly does not mean being uncomfortable!
Wellness programs are available for stays of more than 3 days and consist of dedicated plans to help you detox, reduce stress and become fitter. Complimented with a range of beauty and spa treatments you are going to leave feeling healthy, happy and rejuvenated. Bliss!
If you would rather escape to the privacy of your own villa on your very own health holiday then Can Zama may be the perfect choice. A contemporary, deluxe property, the villa is located in Northern Ibiza amid rolling hills overlooking the ocean. One of the most striking homes on the island, you will enjoy complete privacy whilst at the villa but there is no shortage of things to explore if you wish to venture out and about.
The location is simply perfect for a holiday aimed at boosting your wellbeing. The north is known for its wild natural landscapes, stunning beaches, coves and inlets. The perfect natural environment in which to seek solitude, rest and relaxation.
The villa itself is filled with natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows which open right up to the gardens and allow you to take in the exquisite views of the surrounding pine forests and across to the blue seas surrounding the island. A superb infinity pool provides the ideal spot to relax and take in your surroundings. Inside the villa are two double rooms plus three additional rooms which can be configured as double or twins on request. Each room has its own en-suite and is beautifully furnished. Melt away any aches and feel your mind relax with a long, hot soak in one of the oversized polished concrete bathtubs or enjoy an invigorating wash in the impressive waterfall shower.
A range of activities can be arranged to ensure your stay is a healthy one, including yoga sessions right through to fully planned wellness retreats. A guided forest walk can also be arranged allowing you to stretch those legs whilst appreciating the raw, authentic nature of your surroundings. And just a short drive away are the quaint villages of San Juan with its authentic Sunday artisan market and Santa Gertrudis featuring a fab café culture and unique boho boutiques. This is a destination which will refresh both your mind and body.
We are finishing our roundup of perfect destinations for a healthy holiday with a true wellness resort. Kamalaya is a self-contained village which is focussed exclusively on the health and wellbeing of its guests with life enriching, healthy holidays. The resort is centred around a monks' cave which once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat. Kamalaya's essence is expressed in its name, 'Lotus (kamal) Realm (alaya)', an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit.
Guests can choose from a range of carefully tailored wellness programs including solutions for detox, stress and burnout, optimal fitness, weight control, sleep enhancement, emotional balance and yoga. For a more personalised programme, the resort's team of international naturopaths will work with you to create a completely tailored health programme which will incorporate holistic medicine, spa and healing therapies.
Healthy living doesn’t mean a Spartan lifestyle however. The accommodation at Kamalaya is luxuriously comfortable. Choose from 73 rooms and suites all of which range in size and amenities include private pools, Jacuzzi’s and garden views. You might even like to stay in a beach front villa which has spectacular views of the water and is just a few steps away from the beach itself. In addition, you will be able to enjoy a private pool which also overlooks the beach and a semi open-air bathroom with shower and bathtub.
A huge part of the wellness programme is put on healthy eating without compromising on taste and flavours. The Soma Restaurant and Amrita Cafe are the perfect places to enjoy some superb meals in spectacular surrounds. With fresh and regularly changing menus that make the most of local ingredients, following your personalised eating plan will be a pleasure, not a chore!
If you feel in need of a healthy getaway then call us on +44 1993 899 430. They are here to organise the perfect healthy getaway for you. Alternative contact details are available here.