Looking a wellness break that is a bit more unique and off the main tourist track? Here are some ideas to get you inspired! If you would like more information, contact us today so we can work with you to create a customized wellness package!
Hiking here is epic, and there’s no better way to get to know a country than by trekking its landscapes, breathing its fresh air and discovering lands from centuries past and the stories they bring with them. The Jordan Trail is a new impressive 650 km path that spans the full length of the country, and is a total lesson with every step beginning at Umm Qais, a crossroads overlooking Israel and Palestine, through villages, olive groves, old Roman Roads and ancient highways as you trek from North to South.
This country has no shortage of wellness retreats but for true laid back balance, Uvita is the location to watch. Seriously underdeveloped, beachy, full of protected national park lands, jungle paths to trek, delicious places to eat, incredible beaches, sunsets and just a total disconnect. We love sending clients to the Kura Boutique Hotel, a glam 8 room adults only retreat high in the rainforest with luxe suites, a total utopia.
Say its name and it conjures up all manner of images related to holistic wellbeing, healing, peace and serenity. There are a ton of island wellness retreats here featuring programs rooted in ancient wisdom and traditional healing practices. Whether your goal is to destress, relax, quit a bad habit, restore balance, achieve a new level of fitness or a total detox, spiritual guides await to help you transform.
Land of wellness, you might think and you’d be right but some of the best experiences are found in the tiniest villages…moving through these romantic destinations and leaving the urban bustle behind can in itself be therapeutic even before you set foot in a spa which can be costly. If you prefer off-the-beaten track destinations, consider staying in the best kept secret villages like Braunwald in the car-free Bernese Oberland, with mesmerizing views of the Alps where skiing is amazing in the winter and hiking paths wait to be tackled in the better weather and travel is best done by cable car. Or Saas-Fee, the charming ski village 12,000 feet in the air with amazing views and the freshest air one can breath.
Inspirational and refreshing, New Zealand has got it all, including tons of ways to help jump start health and fitness….beyond the golden beaches, mountains and national parks, there are gorgeous retreats that are not all about massages but also involving yoga, pilates, mindful meditation, healthy habit creation and detox. We love the Aro Ha Wellness Retreat in Queenstown, an award winning retreat infusing plant based meals, spa therapies, methods to reconnect your body with your mind and soul, fitness classes and more or Resolution Retreats in Taruanga in the hills with a program full of pampering elements.
KERALA, where Ayurveda was born and perhaps no better place on the planet to restore balance….think rejuvenation, detoxification, stress reduction, beauty care, yoga, meditation, medical treatments, healthy organic cooking classes, wellness treatments, and beyond by highly qualified therapists and physicians…plus, no shortage of calming waters and beaches to soothe the mind.
Yes, I know what you are thinking- a place that seems diametrically opposed to healthy lifestyle but its been making a huge change, there are now wonderful organic vegetable farms and gorgeous new healthy menus from world class chefs across restaurants and hotels, low key home-based yoga retreats and so much more beyond the bars and beaches with amazing views and balance especially during the off season.
Think beyond basking in the sun on the beach on the islands, or the trekking through the natural parks…move into the interior in Croatia’s woodsy lands that are full of thermal and mineral springs that were once favorites of the Romans. Amazing renowned health and wellness retreats have sprung up around these areas with impressive state of the art fitness centers, full mind and body wellness programs, essential Mediterranean oil and herb-infused treatments, fresh organic cooking and deeply immersive rituals to get your mind and body back on track.
Emerging as a wonderful destination for wellness in an already yoga-obsessed culture, you’ve got everything from luxury spa hotels to relaxed hip communes in the desert to suit every need across the prism. Connect with nature here and rejuvenate the soul in this holy land…consider places like the Mizpe Hayamim Spa Hotel in the north with a range of traditional deeply rooted ancient treatments and a total ban on cell phones in public areas. Or, the renowned Tree Of Life that offers 8 day spiritual fasting retreats overlooking the Dead Sea, infusing silent meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, nature walks and artistic lessons.
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