The best post-pandemic wellness holidays to destress and unwind in Europe

After more than a year of living in restrictions and lockdowns, there’s no doubt that we’re all in desperate need of a holiday to unwind and recharge away from the 4 walls of our homes.

With amber travel restrictions turning to green from Monday for double vaccinated travellers, travel is finally becoming a reality again.

We’ve listed our top holidays in Europe so that you can be inspired for your next wellbeing holiday whether that’s a pampering spa holiday with cocktails, a holistic retreat to find your zen or an integrated medical spa.

Greece: Aldemar Royal Mare and the Mediterranean programme

Indulge in luxury and discover the healing powers of seawater at this multi award-winning Thalasso spa with a range of treatments designed to help you regain your inner strength and revitalise your body back to optimum health. Combining luxurious 5* facilities with Cretan hospitality, it won’t be difficult to rediscover your mind-body balance on this Mediterranean escape.

Lithuania: Vilnius Grand Resort and the Anti-Stress programme

Vilnius Grand Resort homes a 7500sqm wellness centre is dedicated to wellbeing with a vast range of Eastern and Western spa treatments from traditional massages to Ayurvedic treatments to specialised medical treatments. Get lost in the range of facilities including two Jacuzzis, three different saunas, a steam bath, Grotto pool and two gyms.

Canary Islands: Azulfit and the Yoga and Pilates retreat

Rediscover your zen at this yoga and Pilates retreat with like-minded travellers. Mornings and evenings will be filled with yoga, Pilates and meditation while your afternoons will allow you to be free to explore the beautiful island of Fuerteventura or simply just relax by the pool or book in a massage. Evenings are spent enjoying the nourishing vegetarian and vegan meals designed by the in-house nutritionist and relaxing in the hot tub.

Portugal: Vila Vita Parc and the Vital De-Stress programme

Restore your mind-body balance in the sun-soaked Algarve coast and allow yourself to unwind physically and mentally. Discover a new home away from home wandering amongst the lush subtropical gardens, lakes and mountains. Guided meditation sessions overlooking the ocean will rebalance your mind while relaxing treatments from the spa will relieve symptoms of stress.