Health holidays are the newest trends of the travel industry, with an increasing number of people booking in to take their next health retreat. These are not just for those wanting to losing weight or recovering from illness. We all need a break from life stressors right? Here are my dream destinations to relax and enjoy some serious pampering.
ARO HA WELLNESS RETREAT
This retreat is set amongst the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand, and combines the best of natural therapies with a healthy approach to the environment. Aro Hā offers holistic practices such as meditation classes, as well as daily therapeutic massages, soothing steam rooms and saunas. Challenge yourself with daily TRX strength class or chill out with an evening yoga class.
Where: Queenstown, New Zealand
OCEAN SOUL RETREAT
Set in the heart of Seminyak, OSR is a health and wellness retreat specifically for women
Where: Seminyak, Bali
THE FARM AT SAN BENITO
The Farm is a centre for holistic healing and wellness where people balance their mind, body and spirit with nourishing live foods in an eco- friendly haven. This sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness is nestled in a tropical jungle and is targeted at those looking for a complete mind and body overhaul. Programs include a medically guided detoxes, PT sessions and spa treatments. Raw food included!
Where: Lipa City, Philippines
Three houses south of Bangkok in the costal city of Hua Hin, this resort is considered to be one of the best retreats in Asia. Chiva-Som translates as 'The Haven of Life' as is all about pampering. With 70 treatment rooms, a Kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, floatation pool, bathing pavilion, jacuzzi and swimming pools - you'll be spoilt for choice. Training options include Pilates, Tai Chi, power walking, Zumba and body conditioning. Food is provided from the orchards and vegetable patches within the grounds.
Where: Hua Hin, Thailand
Arajilla Retreat is perfectly positioned on the northern sheltered end of Lord Howe Island’s Lagoon, nestled under a canopy of Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees. Free yourself from your busy life as you meander through rainforest and exquisite gardens, relax in peaceful tranquillity, indulge in the Island’s finest and freshest food, and treat yourself to the Island’s only Ayurvedic Spa.
Where: Lord Howe Island, New South Wales