Any holiday that brings about an improvement in your physical and or mental health can be described as a wellness holiday or wellness retreat. You can choose a holiday or retreat completely focussed on wellness, such as an intensive detox programme, immersive yoga retreat, an anti stress programme or fitness bootcamp and this is most likely to take place in a dedicated wellness hotel or clinic, a destination spa or a retreat setting…. or your regular summer holiday can become a wellness holiday if you add in some activity such as tennis, spa, yoga and some healthy food choices, rest and relaxation and it boosts your physical or mental health, then consider it a ‘wellness holiday’.
If you’re serious about a wellness holiday, that is, you have a specific goal in mind – be it improving fitness, losing weight, reducing stress, then the recommended option is to travel to a dedicated wellness hotel, or ‘destination spa’. Other guests are also there for wellness and so guests are serious about why they’re there and what they want to achieve with their time.
These hotels suit the solo traveller perfectly as they can focus entirely on themselves and their own wellness goals for the duration of their stay without any distraction.
Absolute Sanctuary offers excellent healthy food, lux spa wellness treatments and yoga in a peaceful away-from-it all retreat setting. World class experiences at excellent prices....
For fully-focussed wellness immersion group retreats are an excellent option. They provide an opportunity to focus on your health and wellness, encouraged by professionals and surrounded by like-minded people.
Whether travelling solo or in a pair, a group retreat is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive, lasting change. We have group holidays throughout the year in Morocco Southern France to Tuscany via our sister companies, in:spa retreats and Destination Yoga.
You’ll find our 2023 retreat dates below.
In the most part, the options above however only cater for adults, which makes it less easy to have a dedicated wellness holiday if you are travelling with your family. However the hotels below provide serious wellness options, such as fitness and detox programmes and lots of activities but are either very family friendly, or will happily accommodate children in some areas. We expect to see more and more wellness programmes emerge at 4 and 5 star family-friendly hotels, so choices should increase. Equally we expect to see more wellness focussed hotels start to offer accommodation for families over the next few years.
You don’t need to rely on the hotel to make your holiday a ‘wellness holiday’. The setting can give you the opportunity to indulge in your favourite outdoor activities such as tennis, padel, surfing, swimming, skiing, watersports. Head to these pages for some inspiration.
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