Wellness, spa & Yoga

Bespoke wellness and spa holidays & yoga retreats – in 2015 it was said that ‘wellness tourism’ is growing 50% faster than any other travel sector!

Once the realm of the rich and famous only, just about every country in the world has a range of spa and wellness hotels now!  If you fancy a bit of pampering, check out the world class spas of the Middle East or Asia, plus many tropical island paradise locations, where the air is heavy with spices and natural oils. Increasingly people are seeking spas and wellness centres for cures to every day stresses and strains, not just for the body conscious!

Hotels all over the world have been providing massages, pedicures and facials for a long time, but in recent years spa ‘treatment menus’ and specialist centres have gained in popularity. Of course Asia is a great place to head for authentic therapies of all kinds and Thailand is a great favourite with many villa resorts along the coast and on the islands having fabulous spas, steam baths and plunge pools. Treatments used here include natural products such as mango body butter scrubs, tamarind skin exfoliation and clay bound Thai fresh fruits. Bali has superb boutique hotels with spas and a range of sublime treatments.

Wellbeing breaks can incorporate any number of practices such as yoga, Ayurveda spas, or Hammans. India is the ultimate in ayurvedic destinations, being the home of the first such retreat which combined mediation, yoga and a balanced vegetarian diet. In Kerala they have a ‘five sided’ Ayurveda treatment using herbs, milk, medicated oils, massage and special diets to balance the body. There are several homestays in Kerala which can include holistic treatments, massage and therapies as well as the hotels. Travel to China and experience a special wellness cruise on the luxury Sanctuary Explorer on the Yangtze River with an indulgent spa on board, thai-chi sessions and more.

Float in the Dead Sea in Israel or Jordan have a ‘salt bath’ and enjoy the thermal spas of many volcanic destinations such as Iceland.  For tropical pampering destinations try any of the Indian Ocean Islands or the Caribbean, try the famous BodyHoliday resort in St Lucia for all inclusive adults only body rejuvenation programmes. Many hotels in Mauritius or the Maldives have world class spas with a range of special relaxing treatments.

Closer to home, Cyprus and Greece have some great spa holidays. Luxury hotels in Cyprus feature the thalassotherapy treatments and there is a boutique hotel on Santorini island in Greece which has treatments focusing on cellulite and slimming, pre and post natal care, detoxifying and rejuvenating.

If you would like to do yoga or pilates on your holiday, there are a growing number of hotels which have yoga studios or ‘decks’ some offer classes on the beach!  Even in some cites there are options for yoga and pilates now (such as Marrakech). In Malawi the gorgeous getaway Mumbo Island now has a large yoga deck in the forest. Campi Ya Kanzi in Kenya’s ‘green hills of Africa’ is the setting for yoga retreats in 2016 

Get in touch for us to find your perfect luxury spa hotel or wellness retreat!  

Thank you for finding the perfect holiday to fit our demanding requirements! The hotel had private access to the beach, a choice of dining and its own surf school it offers great facilities. Our room was great with a wonderful sea view, the Spa was gorgeous and calming and the Yoga centre a delight. I may well be lured back to this resort for another immersion in a peaceful Paradis. Thank you Jules!
Alison & Imogen – Morocco (Aug 2016)
October 31, 2016

Our honeymoon to Bali & Lombok, from the moment we decided to use Travel with Jules, was such a fantastic experience and the service we received extremely professional and efficient. It was a delight to have all the flights, transfers and hotels organised so efficiently for us and the process was so professional, yet friendly at the same time. The beaches were beautiful and quiet and we found some great places to sample the delicious local food.
Bali & Lombok Honeymoon – Nicola & Miguel (Aug 2016)
September 23, 2016

All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!! The staff and other visitors at The Body Holiday were so friendly, I didn't feel uncomfortable as a solo traveller (after the first fifteen minutes of watching others obviously!) at all. The hosted communal evening meals were lively, friendly, interesting discussions with perfect strangers, several of whom I subsequently spent meal times with. The service was fantastic, the staff were friendly and I will definitely be looking to travel there again. I would also like to say thank you for putting me on to such a wonderful spot and I would love it if more places were so open to solo travellers and accommodating to different needs. All in all I would score it 10 out of 10!
Sarah Legg – St Lucia (May 2016)
August 10, 2016

We had an amazing time and are so grateful to you for finding such a beautiful place for us to go on our honeymoon at the last minute! It was paradise. Straight after our wedding I contacted Jules and asked her to help with a last minute honeymoon. Jules spent time listening to our requirements and came back with various options. Once we agreed on our destination Jules promptly booked everything and a few days later we were off on our honeymoon to the most wonderful luxury spa resort in Rhodes.
Marianne & Ray – Greece, Rhodes (May 2016)
June 9, 2016

Highlights included watching the dolphins and the most amazing snorkelling, watching the sun set drinking a cocktail and having the most incredible full body massage and facial looking down on the fishes swimming in the sea! It was an incredible holiday and the best way to spend my 50th birthday! We will definitely recommend your travel services, thank you.
Julie & Jerry – Maldives (March 2016)
March 28, 2016

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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