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The best wellness escapes for Christmas and New Year

The holidays are coming and it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2021 so why not do it in style by melting away your festive stresses and chasing away the January blues on a relaxing and rejuvenating wellbeing escape. Give yourself the gift of good health and rest and start 2022 as you mean to go on with our top festive wellness holidays.



The Sustainable Spa holiday at FORESTIS Dolomites


Surround yourself with panoramas of the natural beauty of the snow-topped Dolomites and discover a winter wonderland on the slopes at this ski-in/ski-out hotel. Rejuvenate your mind with a tree circle ceremony or Wyda yoga session whilst enjoying the natural healing powers of the fresh mountain air and spring Plose water. Of course, it wouldn’t be a festive break without enjoying the delicious 7-course meals inspired by forest cuisine.


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The Self-Care Holiday at Sen Wellness Sanctuary


Give yourself the gift of self-care with this festive healing retreat on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Set your intentions for your retreat at the opening ceremony and experience new levels of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing with meditation sessions with a Buddhist monk, cacao ceremonies and personalised wellness mentoring. Daily yoga and Ayurvedic treatments will ensure that you reconnect with mind and body and return home raring to start the new year.


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The Detoxifying Retreat at Chenot Palace Weggis


Reset your mind and body this Christmas at this advanced medical spa with advanced diagnostic tests and medical consultations to tailor your stay and recharge your body to optimum health. Enter 2022 feeling like the best version of yourself with one of the three unique programmes using the world-renowned Chenot method to combine the principles of traditional Chinese healing with the latest scientific advances in Western medicine as well as a delicious and nutritious menu to cleanse and nourish the body.


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The Health and Fitness Escape at Thanyapura Sports and Health Resort


Swap the cold for some winter sun and a fitness-focused festive escape. Surrounded by mountains and forests within 23 hectares of lush gardens, this sports mecca is the ideal spot to achieve your fitness goals with more than 80 classes a week to join as well as a wealth of facilities including mountain bike trails, athletics track and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. It’s not all hard work with sun loungers around the pool, cafes with healthy food and drink and a sports bar to unwind.


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The Healing Holiday at Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat


Reconnect with yourself and this Asian inspired retreat without the long haul jetlag. There are just 14 rooms at this boutique Asian-inspired retreat to allow you space and time to regain energy and palace with yoga and meditation classes, hikes in the Andalucian mountains and holistic treatments and nourish the mind, body and soul. Guests are encouraged to digitally detox and reconnect with their inner being so WIFI is only available in common areas.


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The Weight Loss Holiday at Hotel Botanico and The Oriental Spa Garden


Skip the dreaded festive weight gain and catch some winter sun in Tenerife with a slimming wellness programme. Enjoy a week of you-time and focus on your weight loss goals with cleansing spa treatments, delicious and low-calorie meals in ‘The Slim’ restaurant and holistic activities. The Oriental Spa Garden is a true sanctuary of relaxation set in lush landscaped gardens where you’ll feel truly at peace.


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The Jungle Retreat at Chable Yucatan


Immerse yourself in the heart of the Mayan jungle and reconnect with nature and your inner being. This luxury retreat proudly boasts to be the only spa in the world with its own cenote and is dedicated to offering a unique wellness experience like no other. Mornings start with a freshly squeezed juice before deciding how active or mindful you’d like to be from the range of activities. Heal, restore and renew with a range of Mayan inspired treatments such as chakra therapy, reiki and soul healing or simply sweat it out in one of the three temazcals.


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The Yoga and Pilates Retreat at Azulfit


Find your zen and reconnect with your inner being on this group wellness retreat on the lush island of Fuerteventura. A week of yoga, Pilates, meditation will allow you to truly retreat at this sanctuary of peace and calm and share your experience with like-minded people. Delicious vegetarian and vegan meals inspired by Ayurveda will nourish the mind and body and a healing massage will soothe the soul so that you can return home relaxed and re-energised.


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The Romantic Wellbeing Escape at Anantara Veli


Indulge in a luxurious hideaway in a romantic paradise surrounded by soft white sands and turquoise waters. This adults-only resort is perched on the serene waters of the Indian Ocean to allow total island seclusion to spend quality time with your loved one. Relax and unwind at the Balance spa with Ayurveda-inspired treatments and personalised spa programmes to rebalance the mind, body and soul.


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