Feeling sluggish post-Christmas? Kickstart your new regime in the most exotic and luxurious surroundings with our pick of the best healthy holidays
Words Hannah Hopkins
Personalised Cleanse Retreat at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort
Ahead of the game with a totally new approach to wellness, the Miraggio resort has partnered with leading nutritionist Amanda Hamilton, hailed as the ‘Queen of Detox’ by The Times to launch a 5-Day Cleanse Retreat. Crafted to each individual guest’s wellbeing, the retreat aims to effectively rejuvenate and eliminate toxins and clear the mind. These bespoke programmes will include clinics, talks, healthy cuisine devised by Amanda and holistic treatments at the breath-taking spa and even include a bespoke three month post-retreat follow up programme.
11th – 19th June 2017
Choose from five or seven nights from £1,495 per person
Rosemary & Thyme Retreat
Boutique luxury hotel and English country destination, Thyme, is playing host to the ultimate post-Christmas detox retreat with celebrity nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson. Alongside Thyme’s culinary experts, Rosemary will be creating a series of bespoke menus exclusively for the luxury retreat, using produce from Thyme’s Kitchen Garden and Farm. Each day will include tasting Rosemary’s healthy and hearty offerings, juice demonstrations, tailored cooking classes in Thyme’s award-winning Cookery School and one-to-one consultations on nutrition and diet as well as yoga lessons led by local instructor Bex McAlpine.
23rd – 25th January 2017
From £1,750 including vat per person based on double occupancy or £1,950 including VAT for single occupancy and includes a signed copy of Rosemary’s book ‘Juice’.
Suiran Moon Stone Package
Say sayonara to 2016 and konnichiwa to the new year at Suiran in Kyoto. Their ‘Moon Stone’ package is based on the lunar cycle and includes a blend of fragrant oil treatments, yoga, open air baths and meditation at the traditional ryokan style hotel, located in the peaceful surroundings of Kyoto’s Tenryuji Temple. Guests stay in one of Suiran’s stylish ‘Yuzunoha’ deluxe guestrooms which comes with its own private open-air bath; enjoy a full body treatment in the spa as well as a private yoga lesson, and wake up to a revitalising breakfast of fresh fruits in the morning.
Starts at £1,050 per room per night (based on two people sharing)
Healing Winter Packages at Healthouse Las Dunas
Escape the daily stress this winter at luxury health retreat Healthouse Las Dunas on the Andalucian coast, with their ‘Healing Winter Package’. Guests are invited to make full use of Healthouse’s Naturhouse Spa which boasts outstanding facilities guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate. Test their relaxing circuit pool with its powerful jets, followed by a turn in the Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, ice cave and tepidarium and finally relax in the unique ‘halotherapy’ room made entirely of pink Himalayan sea salt, which supports lung and sinus function.
Healthouse Las Dunas offers the ‘Healthy Weekend’ programme from €750pp (approx. £630pp) based on two-nights’ full board accommodation in a deluxe room with sea view including an itinerary of medical consultations, exercises and spa treatments.
Yoga Retreats at Es Saadi Hotel
Set in the golden triangle in sun dappled and colourful Marrakech, The Es Saadi’s wellness escapes and yoga retreats are designed to rest, restore and revive. Over the course of three days, guests practice the art of yoga with renowned instructors with a focus on healing body and spirit in one of the most beautiful and tranquil settings in the world. Plus you get unlimited use of the spa (including treatments such as soaking in pure Argan oil, Rose water and health enhancing herbs) restorative walks in the famous Es Saadi gardens, leisurely swims in their expansive private pools along with expert tuition from yoga experts trained at Paris’ exclusive Le Tigre Yoga Club.
Prices from £800 (single) or £1,210 (double) for three nights on a full board basis.
Retreats at The Point Polzeath
The beautiful, rugged coastline of North Cornwall is the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs and press the ‘refresh button’. At The Point, a hotel and golf course with luxury accommodation, you’ll be well placed to focus on new goals – especially when after a hard day’s exercise you can retreat to light airy Scandinavian style apartments complete with log fires and stunning countryside views. Take your pick from a variety of courses, including yoga retreats, personal training regimes or the more intensive Weekend Warrior package. All have an emphasis on nutrition and food, with a choice of healthy meals from their menu to fuel your weekend of exercise/working out.
Courses start from £315 per person