As much as we all love being pampered, it’s nice to have the option to work on your wellness in other ways besides indulging in massages and facials.
These resorts and destinations all offer activities in abundance to complement their sensational spas.
LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL, MALDIVES
LUX* South Ari Atoll offers something that many resorts in the Maldives lack: space. The resort is situated on Dhidhoofinolhu, one of the larger islands in the archipelago, which allows for more dining choices and more sports and fitness facilities, without ever feeling crowded. Here you can be as active or as relaxed as you like, with the option to explore the island on foot, by bicycle or in an electric buggy.
South Ari Atoll is blessed with some of the world’s premier dive sites, renowned for its year- round population of whale sharks, and the resort offers classes for all abilities at the on-site PADI centre. Watersports to try include windsurfing, wakeboarding, hoverboarding and flyboarding, while back on dry land you can enjoy tennis, volleyball and yoga.
For a more sedate way to explore the ocean blue, you could always opt for an over-water villa with a glass floor, and enjoy watching the marine life from the comfort of your sofa. The serene LUX* Me Spa is the place to go for a spot of pampering, and LUX* takes the planet’s wellbeing seriously too, with environmental measures including the recent installation of floating off shore solar panels to power the resort.
7 nights from £2,149 per person sharing a Beach Villa on Half Board.
OFFER: Save up to 20% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board + room upgrade to Beach Villa + discounted seaplane transfers
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PINE CLIFFS, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
The Algarve is a place to soothe the body and soul, with fresh sea air, healthy cuisine and 300 sunny days a year. The magnificent Pine Cliff s builds on this with a host of high-end wellness facilities, including Serenity – The Art of Well Being, an award-winning 1,100-square-metre spa and health club with facilities including the latest fitness equipment, an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
The hotel offers a selection of packages to help you on your way to optimum wellness, including Detox, Yoga, Weight Management and Fitness Journey. The resident nutritionist will design a personalised dietary plan for you to follow, and the Zest restaurant specialises in fresh, organic and raw food. Daily activities include yoga, Pilates, Tabata and beach boot camps, and there's also an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, seven outdoor pools and various watersports down on the beach.
7 nights from £579 per person sharing a Deluxe Room Resort View including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 15% + complimentary room upgrade
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UNICO 20° 87° HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
This stylish adults-only all-inclusive resort is a recent addition to our portfolio, and it’s a smart choice for a wellness-focused break on the Riviera Maya.
Gym bunnies will feel very at home, with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and classes including Pilates, yoga and spinning.
The beachfront location means there’s plenty to do in the water, with Hobie cat sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding all covered by the generous all-inclusive programme. You can also enjoy golf, scuba diving and spa treatments for only a 25% service charge, and the wellness facilities are superb, with 26 treatment cabins, a steam room, sauna, Hammam and plunge pool.
7 nights from £1,775 per person sharing an Alcoba Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 35% + complimentary room upgrade
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BODYHOLIDAY, SAINT LUCIA
In 2020 all eyes will be on Tokyo as the city hosts the Olympic and Paralympic games, and no doubt many viewers will be inspired to dust off their running shoes and renew that gym membership. At Saint Lucia’s ever-popular BodyHoliday the party starts early, with a host of Olympians past and present taking part in a programme of themed fitness and wellness months throughout the year.
Learn the ropes from Olympic sailors Nick Thompson and Hannah Diamond with Spring Sail in March, or book yourself in for the intensive Wellfit training programme in April with Olympic boxer, Natasha Jonas, and sprinter, Donna Fraser. During July and August the Wellfit Families programme gets teenagers involved, with appearances from stars including Martin Offiah and Sally Gunnell, while November sees Olympic swimmers Keri-Anne Payne and David Carry take to the water for Swimfit.
And if you want to be in shape for the festive season, why not check in for a Pre-Christmas Restorative Break with Colin Jackson and Jamie Baulch. There are eight themed months in all, with other options including dance-based exercise during Jive June, the perennially-popular September Solos for sociable singles, and Octoba Yoga, where guests of all skill levels will enjoy yoga and meditation classes led by experts.
And all of this against the backdrop of a beautiful Caribbean beach, with plenty of time for relaxation, and a daily complimentary spa treatment for each full day of your stay.
7 nights from £2,349 per person sharing a Luxury Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 48%
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EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER SOLOS AT BODYHOLIDAY, SAINT LUCIA
The trend for solo wellness holidays has been steadily growing - and with good reason. Keeping the mind, body and soul in alignment, and taking some time out for ourselves is important; travel is an act of wellness in itself.
Exploring new places, sampling new foods, soaking up the sunshine and embarking on adventure all promote mental and physical wellbeing. With so many destinations to choose from, it can be daunting to know where to start, but if the golden beaches, balmy turquoise waters and feel-good atmosphere of the Caribbean appeal, look into September Solos at BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia.
This revitalising wellness resort is ideal for those who are new to the solo travel scene, with its friendly and welcoming atmosphere drawing many back year after year. Even if you’re travelling with a friend, as a mother and daughter treat, or as part of a group, you’ll be able to socialise as you wish on the sunset cruises and themed nightly group dinners.
Caribtours has secured an exclusive offer with BodyHoliday. During September, the Standard Garden View Rooms, which carry no single supplement, and the Luxury Rooms are only available to book with Caribtours.
• Sessions with celebrity fitness trainer Anthony Lynch, rugby-player brothers, Max and Thom Evans, and dancer Lauren Jamieson
• Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea daily
• Unlimited premium brand drinks, selected wines and Champagne
• Personalised schedule of 50-minute daily spa treatments, for every full day of your stay
• All watersports and land sports including tuition, as well as holistic and exercise classes
• Hosted cocktail party at Cariblue Pool, weekly hosted dinner in Cariblue and weekly hosted dinner in TAO
• Fun sports tournaments
• Group fitness and Pilates classes
• Weekly sunset cruise
7 nights from £2,299 per person in a Single Garden Room on All-Inclusive.
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HALF MOON, JAMAICA
Half Moon celebrated its 65th birthday in 2019, and over the years this iconic hotel has played host to guests including the Queen and Prince Harry. The sporting facilities are almost too many to mention: an 18-hole championship golf course, equestrian centre, 11 tennis courts and the amazing Anancy Children’s Village will keep the whole family busy, royal or otherwise.
But don’t be put off if you’re looking for a more relaxing break; there are plenty of pools where you can cool off, plus a superb spa with nine treatment suites, a VIP suite with private garden and hot tub, a yoga studio and a vegan café.
7 nights from £2,249 per person sharing a Resort Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 20%, plus book by 31 January 2020 for stays between 01 Apr – 30 May 2020 and receive a complimentary room upgrade
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APHRODITE HILLS, CYPRUS
There’s little prospect of the kids being bored at Aphrodite Hills, with its luxury villas and apartments and some of the best facilities of any family resort in Europe.
Youngsters can polish their skills and make new friends, with a tennis academy, horse riding school and a football academy with UEFA-accredited coaches. Meanwhile, parents can perfect their swing at the award-winning PGA golf course, tone up at the gym or take a treatment at the spa, which includes outdoor massage pavilions, a beauty and hair salon, and an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean.
Evenings are all about coming together at the Village Square, the bustling heart of the resort, where you’ll find restaurants, bars and an oh-so-tempting ice cream parlour.
7 nights from £795 per person sharing a One Bedroom Apartment including breakfast.
OFFER: Save 15% + complimentary breakfast
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Book by 07 Feb 2020.
Prices are based on two adults sharing and include return flights, private transfers (shared for boat and seaplane) and access to a UK airport lounge.
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