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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