WELLBEING CHIC BOUTIQUE HOTELS, B&Bs AND LUXURY HOUSES
A spa retreat in one of our wellbeing boutique hotels and luxury spa hotels will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and revitalised both inside and out. With tailor-made wellness programmes devised by expert doctors, meditation courses, yoga, spa & massage therapies, specialist exercise routines and healthy cuisine, our collection of Wellbeing Chic Retreats will give you the boost you need to kickstart that detox.
So book a week at Canada’s award-winning holistic health retreat Grail Springs
, a private 100-acre sanctuary beside a lake with meditation gardens, walking trails and dense forest. A tailored programme could include eating a balanced acid/alkaline diet, daily hikes, yoga, learning about aligning your chakras, taking life classes on nutrition and life coaching. Or take a spiritual trip to Neeleshwar Hermitage
with its Ayurvedic Spa (where all treatments are preceded by a complimentary consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor) and cultural programme of classes. You can visit local temples and ashrams, cruise along the backwaters in a converted rice-barge houseboat and learn to cook traditional Keralan dishes. Shreyas Yoga Retreat
, just an hour outside Bangalore is one of Lulu's favourites for de-stressing and detoxing.
In the UK, book a break at the Ice House Hotel
in Co. Mayo, Ireland
where you can divide your time been outdoor, feel-good pursuits such as cycling, fishing and walking and the Chill Spa, which has a comprehensive list of treatments and therapies (products are a combination of French brand Yon-Ka and the Irish, organic, seaweed-based Voya). Some wellness retreats are all about strict diets and weight loss but The Corran
hidden in the marshlands of the Carmarthenshire
countryside in Wales
is pampering mixed with relaxation. Bring your best female friends for a long weekend and enjoy bracing walks across the marshlands before breakfast.
For a dose of sunshine with your spa, consider the Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat
just 10 minutes from Marbella: there’s no prettier setting in which to totally detach yourself from the outside world. The Shiva-Som philosophy takes its lead from ancient traditions and the rituals of the east so Balinese architecture combines with yoga and meditation classes; detox and weight loss regimes. You can also have a one-on-one session with Shanti-Som founder Kezia who is also a trained yoga teacher and Reiki master.
At Vila Joya
on the Algarve
you can enjoy revitalising Asian-Oriental treatments at the holistic spa, then dine like royalty at the property’s 2 Michelin-star restaurant, while the Grand Hotel des Bains
is a boutique hotel with a luxury spa on the French coast. You can indulge in thalassotherapy treatments which harness the detoxifying properties of algae and mud, swim in the indoor salt water pool and finish off with a beauty ritual that starts with a manicure and pedicure and ends with a massage. Whichever of our select boutique hotels for wellbeing you choose, you are sure to enjoy an enriching and personalised experience you will never forget.