When did life get so hectic? It feels like there’s not enough hours in the day to get everything done and we are all running around like the proverbial headless chickens just trying to tick off our ‘to do’ lists.
Some holidays can be really full on, but there is an alternative.
Wellness holidays where you can focus on you might be the answer! Whether you have a long weekend, a week or more, it’s the perfect opportunity to take some time out (just for you!)
From yoga retreats and breath work workshops to simply filling your days with the beautiful art of doing nothing.
The choice is yours, but let’s make sure you do it somewhere that is absolutely beautiful.
From doing a downward dog in Thailand to bathing in aromatic waters in Bali, if you are seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat in a tropical paradise, here are some of the best wellness holidays the world has to offer.
Thailand is often referred to as the spa capital of Asia and it’s fair to say that Thailand is home to some of the most luxurious and glamorous retreats in the world.
If wellness holidays are front and centre of your mind, Thailand is the ideal destination for you.
From Phuket to Koh Samui, there’s no shortage of incredible places to zen out at.
If we were pushed (gently!) then we would position Koh Samui over the island of Phuket by a smidge, purely for the island’s reputation for being a yoga retreat mecca and as one of the best wellness holidays for enjoying an expedition to the spa.
Not much of a yogi? No worries, both islands offer ample opportunities for relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in Asia – Taling Ngam is a must-visit for Koh Samui as is Freedom Beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches of Phuket.
Of course, one of the biggest draws of Thailand is the mouth-watering cuisine and even if you are going for wellness holidays, you won’t be disappointed with the delicious food that’s on offer at the huge myriad of excellent eateries.
Bali isn’t the biggest of islands, but it offers a lot more to do than just having your photo taken on a tree swing.
From yoga retreats for yogis at every level to immersing yourself in the oh-so instagrammable of wellness experiences- a Balinese flower bath.
Head on over to the Karsa Spa in Ubud where their flower baths will certainly make you feel special as well as looking pretty damn good for the ‘gram.
Wellness holidays are in abundance in Bali.
In fact, there’s something to be enjoyed by every type of wellness traveller.
From natural healing spa therapies and traditional Balinese healing philosophies to yoga and guided meditation sessions, you will unequivocally get your zen on in the ‘Island of Gods’.
As you might expect, Costa Rica is not just stunningly beautiful, it’s also one of the best places for wellness holidays in the world to reboot, revitalise and fully recharge.
From its world-class yoga to its spectacular spas, many of which are nestled against a dazzling landscape of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and lush rainforests.
Not only is it a great spot for wellness holidays, the eco-pioneering Costa Rica has been awarded the accolade of being one of the happiest and most peaceful countries in the world.
Throughout the country, you can find an array of excellent wellness retreats armed with spas, rejuvenating activities and next-level yoga.
Costa Rica has a great selection of world-class spas and retreats which cater for every budget and focus where you can rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
It’s easy to see why the locals pride themselves on living the ‘Pura Vida’ (the good life), which is all about adhering to a super-healthy lifestyle as well as immersing themselves into nature.
From spectacular surfing to jungle treks, you can do as much or indeed as little as you want.
If sustainability is a top priority, you are in luck as a number of the hotels and resorts pride themselves on having top-notch green credentials.
Costa Rica is embedded deeply into sustainable tourism and has been stewarding the spectacular biodiversity that attracts visitors to this beautiful country for decades.
With its crystal-clear blue waters, glorious sandy beaches and intriguing ancient cities, Greece is an evergreen destination for holidaymakers.
From off-the-beaten-track havens to awe-inspiring ancient ruins, Greece is the country that has it all.
However, it’s also becoming a top choice for wellness holidays thanks to its renowned healing heritage.
From steam baths and saunas to delicious cuisine with plenty of Greek produce, you will go home feeling like a new person.
The Maldives has to be one of the dreamiest destinations on Earth don’t you think?
This ethereal collection of stunning islands located in the Indian Ocean is a paradisiacal vision of velvet sands, overwater villas, candlelit meals on the beach and utter relaxation.
If you’re looking for the ultimate wellness holidays, the Maldives has to be on your list.
Its utter escapism thanks to luxury resorts like the impressive Soneva Fushi catering for your every whim.
Private islands, barefoot yoga, hot stone massages, rest assured that wherever you go in
The Maldives, you will be quite simply, spoilt for choice.
For a short-haul reinvigoration fix, one of the best wellness holidays to consider has to be the Algarve.
This sun-soaked corner of Portugal is a gem when it comes to Southern Europe’s wellness holidays scene.
Yes, it’s possibly more renowned for its fantastic golf, impressive culinary scene, a vibrant nightlife and of course – those beaches.
But for those seeking a more sedate sojourn, then a spa or wellness break will certainly come up trumps.
The climate is superb which makes it easier to enjoy activities like hiking, outdoor fitness sessions and walks in nature.
However if the aim of the game is to enjoy some serious spa treatments, then fret not as restorative and relaxing spa treatments are always high on the agenda.
Naturally Mauritius is an island escape – but it’s not without all the things that you hold dear when it comes to an awesome holiday.
From the luxury resorts to the stunning natural landscape which includes mountains, forests, tea plantations, national parks, waterfalls and of course, the beaches!
Mauritius is all about wellness and this is evident throughout the island.
From luxury resorts like Maradiva and L’Imperial Resort & Spa to more boutique offerings, you will be certain of incredible treatments with products using ingredients that have been locally-sourced.
If exotic wellness holidays float your boat, then Mauritius will hold the key to your heart. Aaaaannnnndddd relax!