Lose weight, tone your figure and get into shape for spring at one of these fabulous spa resorts around the world
Take a beautiful Greek island, add beachside yoga, Pilates, body sculpt aqua classes, massages and guided herbal walks and you’ll have the recipe for a fabulous, restorative holiday. At Healthy Options, you’ll be spoilt for choice with an amazing array of activities, from massages and Ayurvedic nutrition to waterskiing and wake boarding, that will not only tone and sculpt your body but also relax and inspire you. For rates and more details, contact Healthy Options.
Vamizi Island won the Conde Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2014 for Best healthy Hideaway, so it’s perhaps surprising to hear that it doesn’t actually have a spa. But the truth is that the entire island doubles up as a spa. You can tone up while enjoying the fabulous diving, estuary kayaking, or catamaran sailing, or simply taking a walk inland to spot the nesting green turtles, coconut crabs and samango monkeys, before relaxing with a spot of outdoor yoga. Best of all, the energy and body treatments, which use natural local recipes, will reinvigorate and re-energise you from the inside out. For rates and more details, contact Vamizi Island.
Massimo Ferragamo’s fabulous villa and resort runs a brilliant Wellness Boot Camp in the Woods, where you can hike, bike and do yoga against the idyllic backdrop of the Tuscan hills before enjoying a well-deserved La Prairie treatment at the spa. And if you feel a little naughty, you can also enjoy a glass or two of Brunello da Montalcino, which is produced on the estate and have a taster of Tuscany’s forgotten flavours at the cookery school. For rates and more details, contact Castiglion Del Bosco.
Alila’s award winning resort reinterprets Asian healing in a contemporary key for a truly luxurious experience. The founding principle is to help you get back into balance naturally with a personalised menu of gorgeous treatments – from Tibetan sound balancing that helps reduce stress to a Balinese beauty ritual that warms your body and tones your skin. There’s a 24-hour gym to sculpt your body and a daily yoga class for gentler exercise. The resort also runs activity weeks, such as Finding Your Balance in bali (28 June to 2 July), Bali Bliss Yoga Retreat (26 August to 1 September) and Mindful Stillness for Women (26 October to 2 November). For rates and more details, contact Alila Villas Soori.
Rejuvenating your mind is as important as sculpting your body and the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay addresses both with its new Yoga And Meditation sessions. The hotel’s outdoor terrace, with its sweeping views across the Turkish mountains and Aegean Sea, is the perfect place for the Mountain Meditation session, a series of walking meditative techniques that takes place at dawn. You can then relax at the silent beach (no children, no music, no mobile phones) and outdoor infinity pool, have a treatment or a traditional hammam bath at the spa or join one of the gentle yoga classes, including a fabulous candlelit one that takes place on the outdoor terrace at dusk. For rates and more details, contact Kempinski Barbaros Bay.
Chiva Som means Haven of Life and it’s an apt name for this top health
and wellness retreat in Hua Hin. After an individual consultation,
guests receive suggestions how to best address their needs, whether it’s
detox and weight loss or stress relief. The rich menu of activities
includes yoga, pilates and Tai-Chi, while treatments at the cutting edge
spa range from traditional Thai massages to body reshaping and
hydrotherapy. For rates and details, contact Scott Dunn.
Take a holistic approach to your health at Aman Sveti Stefan’s brand new
spa. Built right next to the Queen Marija Karadjordjevic’s summer
villa, which now houses some of the hotel rooms, the cutting edge spa
combines fitness – with Pilates, yoga or personal training at the gym ?
and with swimming, hydrotherapy, alignment techniques and heavenly
treatments, as well as healthy spa lunches. For rates and more details,
contact Aman Resorts.
Combining Pilates with raw food cuisine, this fabulous Pialtes retreat will regenerate you from the inside out. Instructor Susie Mermaid’s session will boost your balance and flexibility, help sculpt your body and improve your posture, while the hotel’s Executive Chef Martin Hadden will show you how to create healthy, delicious meals with raw food. You will also get a relaxing spa treatment to improve the quality of your sleep. When you leave the retreat, you’ll be given an overview of the exercises plus a recipe booklet and nutritional tips to help you keep up the healthy lifestyle at home. The Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa’s Pilates Retreats run from 23 to 25 June and from 1 to 3 September. For rates and details contact Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa.
A wellness programme specifically tailored on you and your needs is at
the heart of the BodyHoliday philosophy. The programme combines
relaxation, beauty, exercise and healthy eating (at the award winning
restaurants, and includes seven treatments, such as the fabulous Lucia
Lime and Ginger Scrub. For rates and details, contact Scott Dunn.
You don’t need to travel far to get some of world’s best fitness and wellbeing advice. The COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at The Metropolitan in London is holding a Wellness month in June where you can get your body in perfect shape for the summer. COMO’s personal trainers will get your body beach ready while the spa’s CSUE skincare and body treatments will give you smooth looks and a healthy glow – perfect for your bikini. For rates and more details, contact Como Shambhala Urban Escape